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Fenix TK72R 9000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

3 x Cree XHP70 LEDs
9000 lm output
20500 cd intensity
1 x ARB-L45-14000 Li-Ion battery pack

The Fenix TK72R (TK72R) released in 2018. It uses 3 x Cree XHP70 LEDs, OP reflector and 1 x ARB-L45-14000 Li-Ion battery pack. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 9000 lm output, 20500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 286 m.

The flashlight is an indispensable tool for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or night-time exploration, offering guidance and safety. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of TK72R ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors. This Fenix USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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Fenix TK72R (TK72R) specifications

BrandFenix
NameTK72R
TypeTK72R
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1369 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

The TK72R flashlight allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.

Body

Weight412 g
Length156 mm
Body diameter50 mm
Head diameter59 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 412 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. 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 TK72R has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating often has a matte or textured finish, which enhances grip and provides a comfortable feel in the hand. The TK72R flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.

System

Emitter3 x Cree XHP70 LEDs
Color temperature5800 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchtriple electronic side

Cree LEDs are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The orange peel reflector of TK72R is designed to improve the beam characteristics of the flashlight by diffusing the light emitted from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance

Flux9000 lm
Intensity20500 cd
Throw286 m
CD/LM factor2.28

With 9000 lm, the TK72R flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The TK72R flashlight with 20500 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw is the calculated 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

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The advantage of the ramping mode is that it offers precise control over the amount of light emitted by the flashlight. Strobe can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations.

Features

Battery1 x ARB-L45-14000 Li-Ion battery pack
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
SpecialsOLED display
powerbank function

The TK72R flashlight utilizes 1 x ARB-L45-14000 Li-Ion battery pack as its power source. The battery indicator helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. The integrated charger allows for convenient and versatile charging options, as you can utilize various USB power sources to recharge the battery. When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output.

The TK72R has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. The PB function allows you to charge your essential devices, such as mobile phones, access emergency services when traditional power sources are unavailable.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
ARB-L45-14000 battery pack
lanyard
microUSB cable
wall adapter

With an included battery you can immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications, saving time and allowing you to focus on your tasks or activities. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

The performance of the Fenix TK72R flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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