Casual flashlight is a wow in tandem with a tactical knife. And why? Yes, because tactics do not happen much. (Latin: man of tactical) are: tactical boots, tactical pants, jersey, shirt, hat, pen, knife, beard … The main thing is to carry with you. Tactical tactics!
Seriously. I am a digger. Exploring abandoned factories, houses and underground structures. Almost every campaign takes place in my business.
For 4 years of shuffling through the dungeons, I tried different flashlights:
It was the lights of the Chinese manufacturer Fenix. It is a patented dual reflector.
Technical characteristics of Fenix FD30
The FD30 was the first model of the lanterns from the Fenix, with an adjustable beam. To adjust the beam, the reflectors are installed in the lantern, and it can be adjusted. Does the main shine ray at 76? of illumination from 76? up to 7? and illuminates targets at a distance of up to 200 meters.
The price characteristics are:
|Manufacturer||Fenixlight Limited (China)|
|Series||FD – new series introduced in 2016|
|Light-emitting diode||Cree XP-L HI LED|
|Luminous flux lm||up to 900|
|Range, m||up to 200|
|Batteries||2 CR123A batteries or one 18650 battery|
|Head diameter, mm||25.4|
|Weight, g||96 (excluding battery)|
|Body material||aviation aluminum|
Fenix FD30 Modes
A total of 6 modes in the lamp, which are switched using a steel side button. I like you not to know how much it is steel, it makes it really warm to touch it. In this case, it’s 20-25 meters for the forest and the camera.
In the description of the modes of the lamp, I will refer to the lamp. It was calculated using a Li-On 18650 3.6V / 3500mAh battery from Fenix. If I’m not mistaken, they order their batteries from Phillips. It is not clear that it is discharged by air.
Mode 0: Strobe
Flashing with changing frequency, giving 900 lumens. Turns on by pressing the side button. Extremely useful thing with a zombie epileptic.
Mode 1: Economical
8 lumens. Up to 170 hours of work. 8 meters – filling.
Mode: Eco 8 Lumens. Shooting: ISO-100, 18 mm, f /5.6, 30 sek.
Mode 2: Weak
50 lumens. Until 40 hours and 30 minutes. 44 and 16 meters respectively
Mode: Low – 50 Lumens. Shooting: ISO-100, 18 mm, f /5.6, 30 sek.
Mode 3: Medium
150 lumens. Up to 11 hours of work. 77 meters at the point and 28 meters of the filling beam.
Mode: Med – 150 Lumens. Shooting: ISO-100, 18 mm, f /5.6, 30 sek.
Mode 4: Powerful
350 lumens. Until 4 hours 30 minutes. 117 meters fill the beam.
Mode: High – 350 lumens. Shooting: ISO-100, 18 mm, f /5.6, 30 sek.
Mode 5: Turbo
900 lumens. Up to 2 hours of work. Central beam 200 meters, filling – 67.
Mode: Turbo – 900 Lumens. Shooting: ISO-100, 18 mm, f /5.6, 30 sek.
Naturally, it can be highlight objects. For a ray range test. There are several buildings and a spacious meadow. About 150 steps from the house, or rather 150 steps, installed a flashlight. If you are taking a snuggle, you can take 2 snapshots. It was 100 meters away during the first version. I chose the second option.
Mode: Turbo – 900 lumens. Distance: ~ 100 meters. Shooting: ISO-100, 18 mm, f / 5.6, 30 sek
Mode: Turbo – 900 lumens. Distance: ~ 100 meters (on approach). Shooting: ISO-100, 55 mm, f / 5.6, 30 sek.
Actually, the flashlight can be found on the Internet.
The main advantage of this lamp is the interchangeable focus of the beam. It allows for highlighting the distance of targets. This is a ringing pattern. From here comes the minus. Of course, it is 360 degrees that it can be rotated by the rotation ring and it can be rotated in one direction. But it is quite tough.
The lamp is also turned on the tail rubber button. Also it was turned on (except for the stroboscope). It is a lot more often than not. You can also hold the tail button halfway. Then the flashlight will hold the button.
It’s a little bit different. It is not possible to put the lamp in a vertical position.
It is shock-resistant and waterproof. It is not a drop in water. All that he was – a couple of inconspicuous scratches appeared. Also, repeatedly dipped it into running water up to half a meter. While working properly.
Separately, I would like to emphasize the problem. The manufacturer has installed a system that prevents overheating of the LED. When does it reach a temperature of 65? C, the lamp goes to the LED. However, it’s not. It is a clear sign that it’s time to time. I want you to go there. The flashlight can be warm up to 40-50 minutes? C and just burn your arm. Once burned, I burned 2 holes in a plastic jar. But this is a rare phenomenon.
In general, I am very pleased with this lantern. I wear it every day in my pocket or on a belt. I mainly use the 350 lumens output mode. 900 Turbo mode is used only in a few cases:
- if I want to
- highlight a distant object in an open area
- a dense forest
Fatus 18650 3.6V / 3500mAh battery lasts about 4 hours. But more often, it’s a bit different. For a couple of evenings.
Thank you for attention!
Digger inventory: Fenix FD30 flashlight