Light Review: Fenix WT16R and WT20R

subwoofer

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I've always liked functional lights, those lights that not only give you light, but give you various options for positioning and types of light. Typically they are not the mega-lumen monsters, instead with more modest outputs, but with a focus on utility. One of the latest releases from Fenix is the WT16R which compliments the existing WT20R model, and this detailed review is of the Fenix WT16R and WT20R from the 'WT' Work Light series.

Click on the photo below to go to the full review, but please come back here to discuss. The full review has beamshots, technical testing and more.




(This thread is a new approach for me regarding sharing my reviews. Forums are where I came from, and the discussion on forums is something I hope to be involved in and inspire. It has become too much work to convert the reviews published on my website into forum versions, so I need to try something else to stay in touch with the forums.

To the Moderators, there is a reciprocal link at the end of every review on Tactical Reviews. If you have any concerns over this approach please let me know.)

A 'First Look' Video of the WT16R and WT20R:



These are true 'working lights'. They are illumination tools, and designed such that you can use them hands-free and put them into difficult locations which you might not be able to with a headlamp.




Link to the Disclosure.

Once you have checked out the full review, please come back here to discuss.
 

Zbaz

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Nice review.

I was looking at the version with movable head but was worried the articulation might be on the loose side, like other lights I've had with movable heads.

The positive click detents means this could work for me.
 

subwoofer

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Nice review.

I was looking at the version with movable head but was worried the articulation might be on the loose side, like other lights I've had with movable heads.

The positive click detents means this could work for me.

I do love an articulated head! The WT20R does feel well made. Much as I love the Streamlight Sidewinder, the WT20R's articulation is better with the clicks and the two beam options are so much better than the Sidewinder (which I still love). The magnet is very useful too and you effectively have a mobile adjustable task light.
 
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