[Review] - Fenix E12 v2.0 - Mini EDC Flashlight - AA 160 lumen - by Lock

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[Review] - Fenix E12 v2.0 - Mini EDC Flashlight - AA 160 lumen - by Lock

Hello everyone… today we will see the Fenix E12 v2.0small 160 lumen keychain light powered by AA batteries. The product was sent directly by Fenix for review.

 

Here you can find all the official info of the Fenix E12 v2.0






Packaging and content
The package includes:

  • Fenix E12 v2.0
  • AA Battery
  • Lanyard
  • Spare O-ring
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card


The Fenix E12 v2.0, for this review, was sent to me with the battery and Belt clip included but without any other accessories. 


Main features and official technical specifications

  • MATCH CA18 cool white LED
  • Portable EDC Flashlight
  • Single AA Battery Powered
  • Outputs
    • High - 160 Lumens/1 Hour/223 Feet
    • Med - 30 Lumens/13 Hours/91 Feet
    • Low - 5 Lumens/70 Hours/39 Feet
  • IP68 Waterproof Rating
  • Aluminum A6061-T6 Body
  • Two position pocket clip
  • Single tail-switch control for one handed operation
  • No standby current when turned off
  • Ultra-thin optical lens (3mm) coated with AI+UV

Batteries

  • Included: One 1.5V AA Alkaline Battery
  • Recommended Batteries: AA Ni-MH Battery or AA Alkaline Battery

Size

  • Length: 3.06"
  • Head Diameter: 0.75"
  • Body Diameter: 0.69"
  • Weight:0.96 oz (Excluding Battery)


Levels of Output and Runtime
The Fenix E12 v2.0 has 3 normal output levels. The runtimes vary according to the cell used (Ni-MH or Alkaline).

Lumens and Runtime with Ni-MH Battery:
• High: 160 lm declared(misurati 150 lm) – 1
• Mid: 30 lm declared(misurati 30 lm) – 13h
• Low: 5 lm declared(misurati 6 lm) – 70h


The measured data are to be considered peak (taken within 30 seconds of switching on and with the battery fully charged) and all proved to be consistent with the manufacturer's statements.


The body and the materials
The Fenix E12 v2.0 is a small keychain flashlight, powered by primary AA batteries and capable of providing a maximum output of 160 lumens with a maximum shot of 68 meters.



The lowest level of only 5 lumens allows a runtime of 70 hours.
The materials are of high quality, the finishes are accurate, the thicknesses are abundant and the weight is low.
It is comfortable in the hand, it fits well, the switch is easily operated.







The body, the tailcap and part of the head are finely worked with a precise knurling that guarantees excellent grip and good tactile feedback.





The lettering and the anodizing are well done.





The switch is in the tail, rubberized, mechanical and double-stroke. Pressed until the click allows you to turn the torch on or off while partially pressed it manages the variation of the output levels.
The tail is not flat but tailstanding is still possible.



The optical part consists of a transparent lens with anti-reflective treatment, a particular orange peel reflector and a MATCH CA18 cool white LED
with a cool but not excessively cold tint. The bezel is bronze colored.











The belt clip is particularly sturdy and thick, is double-sided and offers excellent grip on clothing.







Water resistance is guaranteed according to the IPX8 standard, therefore submersible torch up to two meters deep.















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Final judgement
The Fenix E12 v2.0 is a small and handy flashlight that can be taken anywhere.

Perfect as an EDC, its power is adequate for all small daily tasks.
Simple to use, the switch is easily detectable and activated.

Aesthetically beautiful, it is made with top quality materials and finely finished. Good anodizing and knurling of the body that offers excellent grip. The bronze-colored bezel is beautiful.

Cool tint tending to Neutral, perfect EDC beam.

I have not found any particular defects in this new product, and I can only recommend it.
Thanks for reading XD

Edited by: lock on 09/21/2020 - 06:06
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Hi lock!
You reviewed Fenix E12 V2.0, but you quoted the technical specifications of the older version. Please, correct!
https://www.fenixlighting.com/product/fenix-e12-v2-aa-flashlight/

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Thank you for the review. I love the look of the reflector on the E12 V2.0! Nice throw for only 160lms according to the Fenix sight.

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Clearly they sent the light to the wrong person ... Where is mine ? 

 now I want one . 

 Nice review 

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Boaz wrote:

Clearly they sent the light to the wrong person … Where is mine ? 


 now I want one . 


 Nice review 


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Grazie, lock!

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cute, the fenix is 1/2” shorter than the AA Tool

first 3 modes are about the same on both lights,
Tool has a 4th mode, that throws twice as far (comparing NiMh only)

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Great review, looks interesting, thanks.

Lets get to the meat of this. Can you swap the emitter? Is the bezel glued?

I am glad it is not rated for 14500’s, it is nice just having an AA model without all the stuff that goes along with having to be “dual-fuel”.

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I’m in, love the size and that beam.

Thanks for another great review!

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samyy wrote:
Hi lock! You reviewed Fenix E12 V2.0, but you quoted the technical specifications of the older version. Please, correct! https://www.fenixlighting.com/product/fenix-e12-v2-aa-flashlight/[/quote]

 

yes, updated

thank u

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Mode memory?

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No, it always starts on low. I got mine a few days ago and have been enjoying it. The fit & finish, and very small size, are outstanding. And lock did a great job of showing the beautiful beam.

I would’ve preferred a higher medium at around 45-65 lumens, which would better light up the immediate path. But overall it’s a high quality light, and with available coupons and discounts, a real bargain IMO.

Andrew

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Kewl… for such an odd-looking reflector, it seems to throw a really nice beam.

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Nice review thanks got one today, i like that you can lock it out manually and it takes a single aa battery.