If you could only own 1 Fenix light, what would it be and why?

Lord Flashlight

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E15. Probably the most useful light I'd ever be likely to have on my person, as I wouldn't EDC anything larger and it would get the most use.
 

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Probably my PD32 Ultimate Edition. It was my first high-end light, so maybe I'm just attached. However, it's bright, nice tint, floody beam, solidly built and the UI is easy to use.

Outside if this, maybe the LD41 because it's probably the best AA light you can buy.
 

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The Fenix PD32 XP-G2
- I picked up a couple for $40 ea when the XP-G was being phased out.
- Replaced the LED with XP-G2 with more neutral /cool white to my liking.
- The head is really hard to take apart and thus won't sell because I got the light where I like it.
- Runs on a 18650 battery. I have plenty of those I got for good price + a couple of chargers I designed so am partial to 18650.
- I like the size
- I like forward mode tactical type switches
- I don't mind the side mode switch (don't really care for twistys)
- Good efficient, well regulated light
- lots of good Fenix lights. It's just that this is the one I probably couldn't part with because I couldn't replace it very easily.
 

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I have several Fenix lights myself and all get a fair amount of use. Its hard to narrow down to just one but I would have to say that my LD41vn gets used the most. Next to it would be my TK41vn ....gotta love that light!
 

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Probably my TK75vn NW

Useful low & medium with hours of runtime, plus high and turbo when you want to show off!
 

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Very tough choice,if i had one i would probably say a pd35vn triple or quad as that really appeals to me.............but i dont.........yet:D

Out of the fenix i have,e05ss/e25/e25 burst/tk50/tk51/tk61vn/tk75vn i would probably say the tk75vn. Why? well its a beast of a light for its size,nicely made,well made battery carrier and has options of extension for run times. It has good throw/flood for most uses and some at around 4400 led lm,i like the cool white tint,like the simple UI as well as the look/feel . 4x18650 fed so good runtime when req in lower modes.
 

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My new E05SS is always with me! I've just retired my old aluminium E05 which I've carried for a few years.
I like my LD20 and PD35 but the E05SS wins as it's small, bright and very reliable (hopefully).


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Out of the few Fenix that I have, I would still go with my current EDC. The LD10 R5.
I was contemplating getting the newer AA models but I like the interface of the tighten for turbo/strobe, loosen for modes and SOS which starts in low.

Operation of Fenix LD10:
Fully press the tailcap switch to turn on and turn the bezel to select General Mode or Turbo Mode. A soft press of the
tail switch anytime while the light is on will change the output within a mode.
Features of Fenix LD10 LED Flashlight:
• Cree brand XP-G R5 LED with a life of 50,000 hours (approx)
• Two output modes (select by turning the bezel): General and Turbo
• General mode:
3 lumens, 70 hr runtime
13 lumens, 11 hr runtime
45 lumens, 4.4 hr runtime
SOS
• Turbo mode:
100 lumens, 1.45 hr runtime
strobe (100 lumens)
• Digitally regulated for more constant brightness
• Powered by a single AA battery (Alkaline, Ni-MH or Lithium) ** battery not included **
• Made of T6 aircraft grade aluminum with durable Type III hard anodized finish
• Clear glass lens with AR (anti-reflective) coating
• Smooth reflector
• Waterproof to IPX-8* Standard, submerged in 2 meters of water for 30 minutes (not dive rated)
• Push-button tail cap switch for constant on/off (no momentary on)
• Includes wrist lanyard, 2 spare O-rings, spare rubber switch boot, removable pocket clip and
nylon belt holster with top flap and velcro closure

AA is easy to find anywhere in the world since I travel a lot for work. I have an Eneloop in it an I keep an extra charged Eneloop and a couple of primary AAs in my EDC bag. A Goal Zero Nomad 7 solar panel and Guide 10 Plus AA/AAA charger/power bank in my suitcase and my bugout bag.
Am getting a XTAR XP1 single bay micro USB charger that can charge both ni-mh and li-ion and plug that into my solar panels in an emergency.

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Next choice is a PD35UE. (I don't have one at the moment but when I do get, it will be a Vinh light.)
Decent throw and flood in a streamlined body (head is same diameter as body). Easier to pocket and doesn't snag like larger head ones do.
I do have an XTAR MC1 micro USB charger that can do 18650's and plug it into my solar panels as well for emergencies.

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There are many other lights to choose from Fenix and they have good quality. I've had my first Fenix in 2006 and I still use it to this day.
 

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I guess I'll change my choice to just the E50 then. Yes I own it, but some of the reasons why I bought it are applicable to this thread title. It is versatile, pretty light, relatively high capacity off 2 18650's or 4 cr123s, neutral tint good for outside, nice broad-ish beam that still has some distance, great high output of almost 800 lumens, and configurable in an emergency. Only have 2 cr123s or 1 18650 left? *unscrews mid section* No problem!

For what it is I think it could only be made better by adding a super light OP to the reflector (not aggressive) and also maybe adding a 5th mode of maybe 1-2 lumens. Some people don't like the 20 lumen mode but I like it so I would keep it as well.

Now if we are going the Zombie Apocalypse route I'd probably say an E25 maybe. Stock up on good AA's.
 

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Wow nice write up BL !! I too am after a PD35UEvn....

I'm suprised the the UC40UE has not been mentioned. With its versitile charging capabilities, size and output is close to the PD35. I have really had a hard time deciding between the two and thats the only reason I don't have the PD35 now.
 

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Fenix E01.
Small, indestructible, and runs a long time until every drop of energy is exhausted from its AAA. Inexpensive enough that you can then own two Fenix lights instead of just one. :D
 

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An Ld02 with a forward clicky. Or an aa or 2aaa e05, still single mode in med-hi output range.

As they come, I guess the latest e40 with xp- e2.
 

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Tough question. I haven't followed Fenix product lines for years, but I am very fond of the ones I have.

My second choice would be a Fenix MC10 Angle-light with the blue plastic body coating. I really like the versatility of this light, and it's ability to stand on a level surface, and point light upwards, or downwards, as well as the ability to clip it and swivel it on a belt, or to pocket, or molle webbing, as well as the ability to suspend it in various ways. I'm pondering learning to do some reflow soldering, and I would love to put a brighter warm, or HCRI emitter in it. MSRP seems overpriced for the newer model, but if I find an MC11 at substantial savings, I will probably get it. It probably wouldn't be that hard to get some elastic webbing, and make a simple DIY single-loop headlamp band for it.

My first choice is my EDC for years, my P2D-CE. Probably considered outdated, but man, I love this light. Small enough to fit in almost any pocket, six modes (most of which are easy to bypass), and I use it for short periods on low 99% of the time, with the battery lasting years. I have a backup for this model, but if I ever lose my EDC, festooned with o-rings to make it easier to tighten/loosen the bezel, and to hold it in the cold, I will grieve. You can swap the heads between the L1D-CE, L2D-CE, and P2D-CE. I would like to try an emitter swap on an L1D I have, mainly for the tint.
 

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My first 2 "high powered" (at that time) LED lights were the P1D-CE then the P2D-CE. They are still going strong and I haven't even replaced an o-ring or switch. I like the interface of the P2D-CE and is prompted my to get a LD10 R5 for my pocket EDC a few years back to have easier access to batteries and chargers for emergencies. Despite Fenix releasing newer AA models, I haven't had the itch to upgrade since the interface is perfect for me.

I have a MC11 and HL21 in my BOB.
 

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PD32UE... Because it's awesome.

It really is! Forget all the PD3_ "updates" IMO. Nice big hotspot and neutral tint. I have 2 of these, but the only reason I hardly use them is the UI. I really wish it had a way to start in low...and actually HAD a low mode. Close, but unfortunately not very useful for my everyday use.
 

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I have a Pd32 G2, E35, a few E01s, and most recently a Tk09. If I could only own one it would be the E01. Small, simple, super durable, and almost enough light.
 
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