Fenix E15 (2016) Compact Everyday Carry Flashlight - CREE XP-G2 R5 LED - 450 Lumens - Uses 1 x 16340 or 1 x CR123A
Fenix E15Compact twist head every day carry
The classic Fenix E15 is a little light that is back in a big way! This light has been re-tooled from the ground up, and now has a massive 450 Lumens of output, up from 120. The light still features the popular twist head interface that allows users to turn it on or off and cycle through multiple modes with a simple twist. Most notable this light is pocket sized, measuring under 2.6 inches, making it a perfect EDC for anyone that doesn't want to be weighed down by their high power LED flashlight.
CREE XP-G2 R5 LED450 Lumens of LED lighting power
A huge improvement to the lighting power of the E15, it now features a CREE XP-G2 R5 LED, emitting a crushing 450 lumens. The light level is of course adjustable and can be set to 110, 50 or even an 8 lumen low mode. While the E15 excels at indoor and close range use, it is also great for outdoor activities with a beam that can reach up to 433 Feet in dark conditions! A deep reflector and tempered glass lens with specialized coating help to aid the impressive light output from this little powerhouse.
Anodized aluminum bodyCorrosion and scratch resistant
If you're carrying around a flashlight, it better be able to take some rough handling. The E15 is packed with features that will keep it safe from bumps, drops, splashes or whatever comes its way. The light is made of lightweight aerospace grade aluminum that has further been hard anodized to resist corrosion or scratches. For harsh weather the light is gasket sealed, earning an IPX-8 Waterproof rating. The glass lens is tempered and protects the solid state LED from severe impacts. Don't let its size fool you, the E15 is one tough lighting tool!Features:
- Intelligent drive circuit improves battery performance
- Low voltage indicator
- Over-heat protection
- Twist head interface
- Reverse polarity protection
- Easy on handed operation
- Tail stand capable
- Aircraft-grade aluminum construction
- Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
- Efficient lens with total reflective coating
- Spare O-Ring
- Instruction Sheet
- Warranty Card
|Output Modes:||3+ Brightness Levels|
|Compatible Batteries:||1 x 16340, 1 x CR123A, 1 x RCR123A|
|Included Accessories:||Spare O-ring(s)|
|Flashlight Usage:||Every Day Carry|
|Throw Distance (Max):||132m|
|LED:||CREE XP-G2 R5|
|Warranty:||Battery Junction 30-Day Warranty, Fenix 5 Year Warranty|
|Return Policy:||Battery Junction Return Policy|
|Primary Material:||Anodized Aluminum|
|Product Dimensions:||2.6" (L) x 0.7" (Body Diameter)|
|Country of Origin:||CN|
I've accessorized the E15 adding a Fenix AOD-S diffuser, which fits well once a small Ranger Band (or small, wide rubber band) is snapped onto its bezel to add the extra few mm and grip to hold the diffuser securely. The AOD-S makes the E15 a great area light for camping or indoors during a night time power outage. A Nitecore NFG23 fits on as well, providing a green output for helping to preserve night vision during those late night strolls to the facilities when camping. The E15 can even become a headlamp when teamed with Nite Ize Headband with it's elastic loop retainer.
The E15 doesn't quite make the EDC for me, although I'm tempted - I prefer a smaller AAA light, the Fenix E05 for that role, and keep a Chapstick Cap in the same pocket to turn that into an area light when needed. But the E15 is a permanent Camping companion, along with the AOD-S, NFG23, and Nite Ize Headband making the E15 an area light at camp, a late night walk light, a trail headlamp, as well as an all-around utility flashlight.
Certainly many prefer tail switch, and many prefer side switch for EDC uses that are more tactical or surveillance in nature, but many also find side and tail switches to fail over time or activate in pocket or holster, too. The E15's size, twist full off, max brightness & throw, useful brightness modes, and potential for accessories give it advantages in the category of a stowed Just-In-Case Light that can't be denied.
Of course it does require CR123A's, and while finding an economical brick and mortar source of supply is doubtful, good CR123A cells are less expensive from Battery Junction than their L91 AA Lithium Iron counterparts while providing more VA (volt-amps) of energy to the LED driver, which generally turns into a longer useful run time per dollar. Admittedly the survivalist would choose standard AA size, drawing on a broader selection of cell availability and chemistry. Unfortunately Fenix has no Twisty equivalent to the E15, but does offer a Tail Switch E12 alternative (NiMH, LiFe, Alky, no 14500 LiIon).
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