- 190 Lumen flashlight with side mode switch powered by two AA batteries
- The Fenix LD22 model provides a reliable lighting in a variety of applications. With four levels of brightness and two flashing modes LD22 employs a page-mode switch for quick changes. Presented by readily available AA batteries, this compact flashlight presents the life and power management, the Fenix is recognized around the world.
- Cree XP-G (R5) LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
- Uses two 1.5V AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline ) batteries
- 156mm (Length) x 21.5mm (Diameter)
- 60-gram weight (excluding batteries and body clip)
- Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
- Reverse polarity protection guards against improper battery installation
- Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
- Push-button tail cap switch with momentary-on function
- Side mode switch in the front, fast and convenient
- Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
- Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
- Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
This is a stunning flashlight. There are quite a few advantages and none of the disadvantages that many of these types of high-flux LED lights is known for. There is no hot spot to talk in terms of the optics and beam dispersion, while the uniformity of the light cast is clearly defined. With the exposure meter Newport Corporation, I was able to accurately assess the light from the LD22 from a distance of 6 feet and 20 feet (a more realistic measurement) emitted. From a distance of six feet, I measured 192 lumens from near the center of the beam path when dropped to about 185 lumens when they are balanced by six inches. This is very impressive because the other company produced SureFire LED flashlights with high-efficiency optics was taking advantage of Phillips / Luxeon emitters. The Cree emitters are able to deliver significantly more light than the competition, especially on the investment of synthetic phosphors and tight manufacturing tolerances of the emitter in order to achieve the highest possible performance without increasing the overall power consumption or heat. Used the last sentence of Luxeon emitters in the whole range of Fenix flashlights had significant inconsistencies in the measure that was not to inspire confidence in their entire product. I do not know when change has Fenix Cree completely white, but I think it's good call.
When tested at 20 meters, the registered light output at maximum power setting 180 lumens is measured, while at twelve inches offset to reduce the number to 160 Still very impressive and very uniform light field. Litter size is very impressive as well, since it is able to throw the very high flux beam emitter in the backyard of my house with the same intensity as some of my so-called 3-million candle power light cannons. Now granted, these light cannons come in handy in difficult situations, but wearing something so large, it may be something of a handful, while the LD22 is hardly a handful in difficult situations like a sudden power outage in the middle of the night. I was unable to measure the initial throw, especially in some of the complexity of such a test and it was not quite relevant, as most of us human beings of light should not really worry about such things. Moreover, this is not a technical review of the performance of light, but a real world view of how it would work as a replacement for the rather old Mag D-Cell flashlights back in the early 90s.
The LD22 has no business still has many qualities as a tactical flashlight and a light for everyday things. This double-AA-Cell Flashlight allows the user the ability to power a medium light cannon to bear without the bulk, while in the position, the light in areas where extreme changes are starting to use applications not necessary. Essentially, a flashlight that can be dimmed, an enrichment in my book, especially the most time I just need someone for something without having to turn every light in the house, looking to do it. A flashlight is handy, but sometimes walking around in a near pitch-black house, while a setting, the light can be activated at the lowest brightness setting. And here is the most positive attribute of the LD22, which means that it remembers the last issue is setting the mode switch. This means that when the user the light in its highest output mode, then the LD22 is disabled in the highest power level setting. I tested this feature and found it to be very useful, as can cycling between modes of light output quite annoying.
Final Thoughts of the Hour
The Fenix LD22 Mag is an excellent flashlight for everyday use and a simple replacement for those old Instrument flashlights. D-cell lights have their advantages, but thought in the overall grand scheme of things, these lights are designed for everyday use, as such, does not require to be so large as to be held accountable for their light output into account. The LD22 also provides the user with a sense of quality, like the overall design of the light that is beyond what is expected from China. If you are a high-output flashlight looking for in a compact frame, then the LD22 is the right choice, but if for use in a defensive situation, it is nothing like a two or four D-cell Mag light.