Fenix WF05E 85lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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.

The WF05E is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 3 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function.

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Fenix WF05E (WF05E) specifications

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Flashlights are compact and lightweight, making them highly portable. They can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.


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

This 38 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands. Aluminium body of WF05E is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.

Hard-Anodized Type III (HAIII) is a specific anodizing process that creates a thicker and harder oxide layer compared to regular anodizing. It involves subjecting the aluminum to a higher voltage and a sulfuric acid bath, resulting in a dense and durable coating. The WF05E flashlight is available in black.


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

The emitter of WF05E manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The WF05E has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission.


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

85 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks, it may not be sufficient for certain scenarios or individuals with specific requirements. 724 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.


Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Battery2 x AAA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The Fenix WF05E flashlight is powered by 2 x AAA batteries. 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. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the WF05E flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.


Package contents2 x AAA batteries
spare o-ring

By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.

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.

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