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Fenix WF11E 200lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G2 LED
200 lm output
8512 cd intensity
3 x AA batteries

The Fenix WF11E flashlight released in 2020. It uses Cree XP-G2 LED, SMO reflector and 3 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 200 lm output, 8512 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 185 m.

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Fenix WF11E / WF11E

The WF11E flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode.

Fenix WF11E specifications

BrandFenix
NameWF11E
TypeWF11E
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1417 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This Fenix flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

Fenix WF11E / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight160 g
Length167.5 mm
Body diameter24 mm
Head diameter49 mm
Materialexplosion-proof plastic
Colorsblack
orange

The flashlight weighs 160 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The WF11E flashlight comes in many colors. The choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-G2 LED
Color temperature6000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The WF11E uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux200 lm
Intensity8512 cd
Throw185 m
CD/LM factor42.56

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 200 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. The WF11E flashlight has 8512 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

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, battery, protections

Battery3 x AA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP67
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The WF11E flashlight utilizes 3 x AA batteries as its power source. The WF11E doesn't have charger port. The WF11E flashlight lacks built-in LVP. You should use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions. The "6" in the IP67 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles.

The "7" in the IP67 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged. The WF11E flashlight clings to metal surfaces. This grants you the freedom to go hands-free.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents3 x AA batteries
lanyard
spare o-ring

The lanyard of the WF11E protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the WF11E 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

  • lightweight
  • body color options
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • magnetic

Cons

  • plastic body
  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs

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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.
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