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Fenix WF30RE flashlight review

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

The Fenix WF30RE flashlight 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.

Curious if the Fenix's flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

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The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fenix WF30RE, then tell us.

Fenix WF30RE / WF30RE

The WF30RE flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. 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.

Fenix WF30RE specifications

BrandFenix
NameWF30RE
TypeWF30RE
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1129 user votes.
Launch2021
Formflashlight

The WF30RE flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Fenix WF30RE / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

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

The 215 g weight may provide advantages, such as increased durability. It may also allow for larger batteries, extending the runtime. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the WF30RE has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion.

The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The WF30RE flashlight is available in black.

Fenix WF30RE / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

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

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 WF30RE has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Fenix WF30RE / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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. The WF30RE flashlight has 7225 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. 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, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The WF30RE is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1.5 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes
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 built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. 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. The flashlight's impact resistance is its ability to withstand physical shocks. It can accomplish this without sustaining any damage. The WF30RE is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsARB-L21-2600Ex battery
charger
lanyard
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. 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 WF30RE 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
  • aluminium body
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • battery included
  • adapter included

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • no mode memory
  • 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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