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Fenix TK35 2018 flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HI LED
1300 lm output
57600 cd intensity
2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Fenix TK35 2018 flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1300 lm output, 57600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 480 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix TK35 2018 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 TK35 2018 / TK352018

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The TK35 2018 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Fenix TK35 2018 specifications

BrandFenix
NameTK35 2018
TypeTK352018
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1452 user votes.
Launch2018
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

Weight271 g
Length159.5 mm
Body diameter43 mm
Head diameter48 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The heavier flashlight may be tiring to hold for a long time. It may also be unsuitable for activities that need light weight. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the TK35 2018 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. The TK35 2018 flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, electronic rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The TK35 2018 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off. This removes the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1300 lm
Intensity57600 cd
Throw480 m
CD/LM factor44.31

With 1300 lm, the TK35 2018 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The 57600 cd flashlight is intensely bright. It can provide great visibility and boost safety in low-light or dark places. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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 TK35 2018 flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TK35 2018 flashlight's power source is 2 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. 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 contentslanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the TK35 2018 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

  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

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.