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    Default Re: Vote Now - Best Fenix of the Decade

    PD35 is probably the best general flashlight I own due to its size, simple UI, spacing of modes and a fantastic beam profile for almost every task.
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    E12 is my favorite. No surprises, great mode spacing, long run time, and extremely compact.

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    Not sure if theyre the right decade. The TK70 (the original high output thrower)And the TK20 (built like a tank, great beam)Ill be producing a very short video with the TK20 soon.

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    Had quite a few Fenix lights, love the rc40, always a classic. PD35 goes without saying a classic. But out of all, kind of classic with a punch, my vote without doubt goes to the TK75. Got the output, easy UI, optional run time kit/s. Light weight, gone through several generations now, just an awesome all round S&R light.

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    My favorites? E01, E12 and E05 in that order.

    Keep making the E12 please. Maybe a 12.1 if you decide to upgrade it. But keep the UI the same please.
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    PD35 and all its variants are a definite classic.

    PD36R might be a good contender, but I donít own one sadly.

    I also reeeeeally love my PD25. Itís an absolutely perfect pocket light.
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    PD35 is probably the most iconic, but lots of good choices all around here.

    I'd love to see an update to the E12 as well but I'd love it to stay true to the original; no UV, no strobe...if anything a clip would be a welcome addition...and maybe even moonlight mode

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    Default Re: Vote Now - Best Fenix of the Decade

    Well I guess through the process of elimination I'll have to say the PD35. It's the one and only Fenix light I have owned.
    That being said I think it's about 6 years old, can't really remember for sure, but it works just the same as it did from day one so I can't complain!

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    TK35 2015

    The most versatile, rugged and reliable flashlight Fenix has ever made.

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    I don't do social media, ever, so I'll keep it quiet. Without any doubt, the E01.

    It's like having teeth. Or a dog.
    You'll only notice you had something you always could rely on when it's gone, for ever.

    Really sad thought that a whole generation of flashaholics will grow up without ever having known the E01.

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    Fenix PD31 XP-G R5 and XP-G2 R5. Great UI, 2-lumen low, well-spaced modes, good runtimes, well-balanced beam with plenty of spill and good throw, lightweight, and compact!

    As a second choice, the PD35 Tac for the great UI.


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    They should bring it back (the E01), but with a not-purple tinted emitter lol. Super simple and cheap. Yeah, I kind of wish I purchased one though before they were sold out everywhere. Just to have one haha.

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    Default Re: Vote Now - Best Fenix of the Decade

    I'll say the TK11. Not sure exactly when the TK11 was released, but It's been my go-to "brick" light since 2013 or so. Solid, simple, reliable. Fenix, if you are listening--- put the grip ring back onto the TK09 or whatever that model is that doesn't have it right now. You need to essentially have that TK11 still in your lineup. Make the light a little bit more expensive if you have to. That grip ring makes the light so special. It's basically impossible to drop it even if you are barely holding on.

    Edit: You know what, I'm going to change it to the E50. Or let's say it's one of my favorites alongside the TK11.
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    I like the PD36R alot. The dual switch UI is perfectly simple, the driver is extremely efficient and very good regulation, but only downside is that it cannot tailstand Still it's the best Fenix IMO and one of the rare Fenix that doesn't have click for on but click and hold for off, which almost everybody hates.

    Fenix LD42 is also great with simple rotary UI. I wish Fenix would make a rotary control flashlight with USB-C recharge. Perfect for gifting to seniors and muggles.

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    E18 as for me, more thought out and looks much better than same design olights. Fresnel optics, power indicator, charging hub..
    Didnít bougth it yet, because have too many lights right now.
    but Would be glad to review it someday

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    Default Re: Vote Now - Best Fenix of the Decade

    For the 2010s my pick goes to the LD12 2017. I have abused mine ever since it came out and it has shrugged it all of like a champ. The performance is plenty for my EDC needs, the size is just right for my tastes, and the big thibg is it's neutral white.
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    Default Re: Vote Now - Best Fenix of the Decade

    In no special order:

    E01

    E05

    E12

    PD35 (tactical for me)

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    My PD35 certainly sees more use, but on an "I enjoy using this" level, gotta give it to the TK61.
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    TK75. I got mine Aug. 2016, I used it every night for ten months. Currently the TK75 the oldest light in my "A" list use line-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinaee View Post
    I'll say the TK11. Not sure exactly when the TK11 was released, but It's been my go-to "brick" light since 2013 or so. Solid, simple, reliable. Fenix, if you are listening--- put the grip ring back onto the TK09 or whatever that model is that doesn't have it right now. You need to essentially have that TK11 still in your lineup. Make the light a little bit more expensive if you have to. That grip ring makes the light so special. It's basically impossible to drop it even if you are barely holding on.

    Edit: You know what, I'm going to change it to the E50. Or let's say it's one of my favorites alongside the TK11.
    I believe the first TK11 with R2 LED was released in 2009. The upgraded version with an R5 was released not long after, sometimes in late 2010 I believe.
    Great light for sure. I like the current TK09 but the original TK11 was of another quality - a real tank!

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    2014 PD22.

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    PD35v2 is the only fenix I own.

    I bought it because of its size and advertised runtime of 430 hours on eco. I use eco the most and sometimes low.

    I charged the battery when I first bought around last spring and its still on its first charge on the Fenix 3500 battery.

    Only thing I don't like on many lights including mine, is that I can't replace the glass lens if it ever gets damaged. But I use a plastic bottle cap to protect it and it also acts as a diffuser.

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    TK35 for me. 2015

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    2015 edition of the TK09! My all-time favorite light. Always comes on high, only three modes, no step down from heat, only one tail switch operation. Just the perfect light for me. And, as someone mentioned, I love the grip ring! I am also a fan of the beam profile as well. I had to buy a second one online recently even though it's discontinued so that I have a back up if anything ever happens to my main one. The new TK09 just isn't the same since it has the step down and no grip ring. Also the mode levels are great for most of my general uses. I don't use the firefly modes in lights that often, so the low is good in this light, the medium is great for most general tasks, and the high is enough oomph for pretty much all of my daily tasks. If I need to break out a big light like the TK75 I will, but the TK09 does pretty much everything I typically need a light for.
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    I wanted to say the best Fenix till this day is PD32UE, L2D Rebel 100 and P3D (both has the best UI ever) BUT i just saw upcoming PD40R V2 and TK09 V2.

    Dear Fenix, you finally listened to what people have to say...

    Done right Deep carry clips, Rotary UI... LOVE IT!
    If they are only mod friendly also...but we need to see full specs

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    FD 41, very convenient system

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