Fenix WF30RE 280lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-G2 LED
280 lm output
7225 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix WF30RE (WF30RE) released in 2021. It uses Cree XP-G2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 280 lm output, 7225 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 170 m.

The WF30RE flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas, locating supplies, or signaling for help. This light has 3 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Fenix WF30RE (WF30RE) specifications

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The WF30RE flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.


Weight215 g
Length150.5 mm
Body diameter28 mm
Head diameter34 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 215 g flashlight would be considered moderately heavy for a handheld flashlight. The weight may provide advantages like increased durability or the ability to house larger batteries for longer runtime. The length of the WF30RE flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go.

Aluminium body of WF30RE 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. The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This improves the overall durability of the flashlight body. The WF30RE flashlight is available in black.


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

The emitter of WF30RE 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 WF30RE has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams.

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. The WF30RE utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.


Flux280 lm
Intensity7225 cd
Throw170 m
CD/LM factor25.8

280 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. With 7225 cd, the WF30RE flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. 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. The WF30RE is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.


Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1.5 m
SpecialsExplosion proof
Intrinsically safe light

The Fenix WF30RE flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the WF30RE 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. The impact resistance of a flashlight can vary depending on its design, construction, and intended use. The WF30RE is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.


Package contentsARB-L21-2600Ex battery
spare o-ring
wall adapter

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your WF30RE. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. 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 WF30RE 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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