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Fenix TK30 flashlight review

LEP
500 lm output
363866 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix TK30 flashlight released in 2020. It uses LEP, LEP reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 500 lm output, 363866 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1206 m.

Wondering if the Fenix's flashlight is awesome? Stick around until the end of our article!

Table of Contents

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 TK30, then tell us.

Fenix TK30 / TK30

The TK30 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. This LEP flashlight produces an incredibly bright and concentrated beam of light. This light has 2 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The TK30'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.

Fenix TK30 specifications

BrandFenix
NameTK30
TypeTK30
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1227 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

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

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight146 g
Length158 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter32 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 146 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. 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 TK30 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion.

The body of TK30 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The TK30 flashlight is available in black.

Fenix TK30 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLEP
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorLEP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, electronic rear

LEP technology is a type of lighting. It uses a laser diode to excite a phosphor material. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The TK30 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the TK30 is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux500 lm
Intensity363866 cd
Throw1206 m
CD/LM factor727.73

500 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The Fenix flashlight has 363866 cd. It will produce a very intense beam. 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

Modes2 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 TK30 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 portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TK30 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. The TK30 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The TK30 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. The flashlight's impact resistance is its ability to withstand physical shocks. It can accomplish this without sustaining any damage.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents21700 battery with USB Type-C
USB Type-C cable
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

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 package includes a holster to safely store 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 TK30 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
  • LEP technology
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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