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Fenix TK22R 3200lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Luminus SST70 LED
3200 lm output
57400 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix TK22R flashlight released in 2023. It uses Luminus SST70 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3200 lm output, 57400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 479 m.

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The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fenix TK22R, then tell us.

Fenix TK22R / TK22R

The TK22R flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 5 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The TK22R's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors. This Fenix USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

Fenix TK22R specifications

BrandFenix
NameTK22R
TypeTK22R
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 35 user votes.
Launch2023
Formflashlight

The TK22R flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight218 g
Length158 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 218 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the TK22R has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The TK22R flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST70 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, rotary rear

People know Luminus LEDs for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens.

The TK22R flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The TK22R flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux3200 lm
Intensity57400 cd
Throw479 m
CD/LM factor17.94

The TK22R flashlight has 3200 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 57400 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The TK22R is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TK22R flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The TK22R has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
21700 battery
clip
lanyard
nylon holster

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TK22R flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Fenix flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • rotary switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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