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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.

Fenix WF05E (WF05E) pictures

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fenix WF05E, then tell us.

Fenix WF05E (WF05E) specifications

BrandFenix
NameWF05E
TypeWF05E
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1361 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

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

Body

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

The flashlight weighs 38 g. It is 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. The aluminium body of the WF05E has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The WF05E flashlight is available in black.

System

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

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The WF05E has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

Performance

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. 724 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

Features

Battery2 x AAA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Fenix WF05E flashlight is powered by 2 x AAA batteries. The WF05E cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature. 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 contents2 x AAA batteries
lanyard
spare o-ring

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Fenix WF05E flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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