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Fenix TK26R flashlight review

Luminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-E2 LED
1500 lm output
30150 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix TK26R flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-E2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1500 lm output, 30150 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 347 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix TK26R specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Fenix TK26R / TK26R

The TK26R flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Fenix TK26R specifications

BrandFenix
NameTK26R
TypeTK26R
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1483 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Fenix TK26R / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight157 g
Length150 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 157 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the TK26R has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The TK26R flashlight is available in black.

Fenix TK26R / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-E2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Luminus is a US-based LED manufacturer. In the lighting industry, it has gained recognition as reputable. Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The TK26R has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better.

The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The TK26R flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the TK26R is rugged and durable. It can withstand harsh conditions and repeated use.

Fenix TK26R / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1500 lm
Intensity30150 cd
Throw347 m
CD/LM factor20.1

With 1500 lm, the TK26R flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The TK26R flashlight has 30150 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Fenix TK26R / 3

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsgreen light (150 lm)
red light (200 lm)

The Fenix TK26R flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. You can use various USB power sources to recharge the battery. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. 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 contents18650 battery
USB Type-C cable
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your TK26R. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TK26R 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
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • 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

Photos

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Updated: April 23, 2024

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.