Fenix WF05E (2019) review

Cree XP-G2 LED
85 lm output
724 cd intensity
2 x AAA batteries

The Fenix WF05E (WF05E) released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-G2 LED, SMO reflector and 2 x AAA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 85 lm output, 724 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 54 m.

This light has 3 modes of lighting. This light does not have memory function.

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Fenix WF05E (WF05E) specifications

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The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight38 g
Length134.5 mm
Body diameter14.9 mm
Head diameter19 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of WF05E manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The WF05E has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

EmitterCree XP-G2 LED
Color temperature6000 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchhead rotation


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. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux85 lm
Intensity724 cd
Throw54 m
CD/LM factor8.52


Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno


The WF05E cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.

Battery2 x AAA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno


The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents2 x AAA batteries
spare o-ring

The performance of the Fenix WF05E 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Fenix WF05E, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Fenix WF05E (WF05E) pictures

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