Fenix E05 Stainless Steel

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Yes, I agree with both of your suggestions. :)

I'm still very happy with it though. High quality SS AAA lights are almost non-existent and this one certainly falls into that category.:thumbsup:

peak eiger SS is a much nicer one than E05 SS.

I just got mine oveready Nichia 219 small optic version, then I retired my MiX6 Ti and E05SS.

Peak Eiger's TIR is much better than E05's, having the nicest beam of all my lights (SC600 MKII L2, SC52w L2, MiX6 Ti, E05ss, C20c, H52w L2).
 
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Got mine today and agree with mr easilyled:), 1st impressions are very good,nice knurling,no sharp edges at all,nice smooth threads although not lubed. O ring intact ,decided on fitting one of the clips that i fitted to a DQG AAA light(always buy at least 2 of everything :laughing: )

Now a lot like really low,for me on my truck keys a very low does not come under my "needed" . As its the 1st mode and maybe the one that would get used the most ,i find a happy medium of not too low or high(if makes sense) a useful low basically :thinking: :laughing:

Weight wise it is on the heavy side of key chain lights imo or for me anyway. Depending how much "stuff" you have already it could push the weight a little too much. Its taking the place of the SPY and case for a bit to try out,obv a big difference in weight from not knowing it there to owning the keys :laughing:

I have removed the D shackle to shorten overall length to make a little more user friendly:)

Few random pics off my iphoney








The body is quite thick walled,substantial feel, on the head the wall is thinner.


Lobster clip for easy removal from keys

Spare DQG AAA clip,anti roll when not on keys,easier to use (grip) and obv a clip if needed. Quite a tight fit,i thought it might have give fitting it...............it didnt:thumbsup:


Shiny line up


DQG spy/DQG AAA clicky/E05 SS for a size comp









Overall very happy,nothing really i dont like for the money. Certainly a substantial feel,feels quality,wont mark or chip so will see how it goes. Will test properly when dark :thumbsup:
 
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the clip on your T10 thrunite does not look good.
you can replace it with the longer nitecore clip, it fits! :thumbsup:

You a correct,i dont know why they supplied a stainless for a ti light,same on all their models(looks ok on the t10s though:p )

Much appreciated shelm,top chap,will order one asap:thumbsup: so long is better??? over the short...

Thanks again:)
 
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the BG clip is thicker, well made, and not as flimsy as the stock T10S clip.
yes the long one is better because it looks better, has more mass.
it's all about length. the T10S clip is short and flimsy. replace it with the long clip. which happens to be thicker too.

:)
 
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the BG clip is thicker, well made, and not as flimsy as the stock T10S clip.
yes the long one is better because it looks better, has more mass.
it's all about length. the T10S clip is short and flimsy. replace it with the long clip. which happens to be thicker too.

:)


I need 3 clips !!! ouch :laughing:

Length it is then...............:naughty:

Thank you shelm:thumbsup:
 
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I need 3 clips !!! ouch :laughing:

i bought 3 identical clips too, all long:

1 for TCR10
1 for SC52
1 for T10S

Don't forget to enter general coupon code BGLF in the question field above the Payment method, right-hand side. You're welcome ;)
 
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Ven, thanks for posting those pics, they look great. You've inspired me to buy one of those DQG AAA clickys. Could you add a mention in the post that the DQG AAA is the clicky version? The original twisty is much smaller and I wouldn't want anyone to be mislead by that into thinking the E05 is so tiny.

Btw, what's that knife you have on the keychain?
 
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peak eiger SS is a much nicer one than E05 SS.

I just got mine oveready Nichia 219 small optic version, then I retired my MiX6 Ti and E05SS.

Peak Eiger's TIR is much better than E05's, having the nicest beam of all my lights (SC600 MKII L2, SC52w L2, MiX6 Ti, E05ss, C20c, H52w L2).

As long as Peak continue to use QTC, I will never be tempted with their products. Just as well since they don't ship to the UK anyway.
Yes very true. To me, a Peak is well machined, but in terms of reliability they suck big time, all because of the QTC. I was thankful that Oveready allowed me a full refund months later when the QTC started giving me issues. The twisting action is too tight, made worst by the overly smooth head. I thought it was going to be the ultimate replacement for the stainless steel Preon ReVO but it was not anywhere near.
 
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Yep. I agree. Nothing has taken the place of my stainless Revo. Yet...


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Like others I'm a little disappointed, form over function head and low mode is too bright and too similar to medium mode. I was surprised that the beam is so different to the original E05, which is what made it such a classic for me and made purchasing the ss version a must... it's beam is quite similar to my LD01 just wider, more dispersed and less useful.

I guess I was expecting a different light to what was delivered but admit it looks nice and is very nicely made, it has one of the smoothest twisting actions of all my ss flashlights. This should have been a classic (for me) but will now just live in a drawer looking pretty...
 
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Got mine in the mail today. Love it.

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Looks like a 4Sevens Preon, based on the body taper and the lip at the base.

Had to put my money where my mouth is, pre-ordered two aluminum E05's. I do like the toughness of stainless, and the good looks, even after I take sandpaper to it to smooth out nicks from a drop. But the lower weight and the fully knurled head of the aluminum version will make it more pleasant to use, IMHO.
 
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I just got mine today. Overall, I have to say that it's a HUGE improvement over that HORRIBLE CQG S1 I got some time back. The 25 lumen medium on this light is actually brighter than the 70 lumen high on the S1. Although I am partial to the styling of the S1, this one isn't too bad. And the fact that it's stainless steel means that it won't look like garbage after being in your pocket for a week with keys. On the other hand, I can't say I'm too thrilled about the stepdown on high. Fenix says it does it for thermal reasons. But, unless the lower thermal conductivity is causing problems, the light doesn't even get really warm while on high. Secondly, I don't really care for the fact that this light uses an optic rather than a standard reflector and glass lens. Optics tend to be inefficient. And, because they are generally plastic to keep costs down, they tend to scratch easily (especially with everything you generally keep in your pocket). Hopefully, this won't be too much of a problem.
 
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I just got mine today. Overall, I have to say that it's a HUGE improvement over that HORRIBLE CQG S1 I got some time back. The 25 lumen medium on this light is actually brighter than the 70 lumen high on the S1. Although I am partial to the styling of the S1, this one isn't too bad. And the fact that it's stainless steel means that it won't look like garbage after being in your pocket for a week with keys. On the other hand, I can't say I'm too thrilled about the stepdown on high. Fenix says it does it for thermal reasons. But, unless the lower thermal conductivity is causing problems, the light doesn't even get really warm while on high. Secondly, I don't really care for the fact that this light uses an optic rather than a standard reflector and glass lens. Optics tend to be inefficient. And, because they are generally plastic to keep costs down, they tend to scratch easily (especially with everything you generally keep in your pocket). Hopefully, this won't be too much of a problem.
I didn't read up on this before buying mine. I just got to know that it will step down with credit to you. Haven't noticed it since I am almost always on medium or low output. I did run it a couple of times on high for awhile but did not notice any step down, maybe because I didn't know it's there and wasn't looking for it. How long does it take to step down?

I have the same concerns as you regarding the plastic optic. I have been carrying mine in my pocket together with my keys and coins for the last few days and haven't noticed any scratch. I think it very much depends on what you are going to put in your pocket. I hope it stays clean and nice for long.
 

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