Thoughts on the Fenix E03R Keychain Flashlight

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Thoughts on the Fenix E03R Keychain Flashlight

As I was browsing this light caught my eye:

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It is a keychain light from Fenix. It is type-c and it is quite a bit smaller than a Nitecore TIP.

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With both white and red light sources it looks even more promising. The only thing I am a bit concerned about is the emitter. In the description it says “MATCH CA18 white light LED and Everlight 2835 red light LED”. I am planning to swap the emitter if I end up getting it, but I don’t seem to find information about the white LED (footprint, output etc). What do you guys think about this light?

Umm, I want lumens but I want CRI too...

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E03R is not DIY friendly model for upgrade or repair. You have to pry open the TIR in order to access the inner components.

 

Quick test:

  • Manufacturer's specs: 260lm (white); 4lm (red)
  • Our measurements: 229lm; 6lm
  • You can continue to use E03R while charging at low-medium level. 

 

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That’s a pity. But the stock light is pretty good at that price anyways. And thank you for organizing tons of groupbuys!

Umm, I want lumens but I want CRI too...

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UI seems poorly thought out. I’d reprogram it if it were set up for that.

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Added: the Surefire Sidekick is about the same price, except they sell an add-on pocket clip as a $10 accessory, lol. I haven’t tried to compare the two lights.