Blast from the past the Xeno E03 flashlight.

I too got a spare switch, some 6 years back. I like the double O-rings.

I just picked up a second SWM D40A, this time in NW, from Illumination for $35 and free shipping (got three more Xtar chargers: 2 MC1+ ANTs and a VC2 Master Blaster, for the $50 minimum, so I’ll be holding off on another E03, but that’s on my mind.


I must add the E03 is quite a flodder. Nice for around the house work. :+1:

I had waited for so long to buy the e03 that when wallbuys threw out the deals I was ready .It was one of those timed deals where you had to jump jump jump I got two blues & two blacks 16$ for a xpg2? blue and 17$ for the xmls .Also grabbed an e15 AAgrey with the extra body tube to make it a 2xAA..Crazy aggressive knurling on it .for years I'd owned the F8v5 and the F8 v6 lights but felt very out of touch while everyone was enjoying their E03 tigers .very interesting cool cut outs and at 15$ it still would be a must buy light ,,bigger compared to todays smallish sized lights but worth every bit of 15$ ..lastly I grabbed a few Es1's which are a much much smaller AA Xeno light .Same great quality and nice nw tint as well .

Way back when Vectrex asked me to buy him some Fenix clips from the U.S. Fenix store and ship them to him in Gemany. I remember shaking my head thinking who cares about these dumb clips ?? [Two or more years later kicking myself for passing up stellar 1.50$ clips ]

Xeno lights even as a host are worth the price of admission .

Nice enough lights that they are worthy of dropping the next best newest emitter option in them to give new life to a few old soldiers .

E03s ' are built like tanks and just visually cool lights.

I have many flashlight that start in moonlight (firefly) mode now. When the Xeno’s first hit the market I did not have any that started in firefly mode. I did not like that the Xeno’s started in medium mode and the sculpting on the barrel for fingers looks weird. But my my the E03 is a flooder. I just bought a blue E03 warm white from So I can use the Xeno’s for work and DIY projects. They are really gems.

The image links are dead but I put a PD10 clip on several, it was rock solid once in place.

Fenix clips fit Xeno E03

Seven year old thread…yay. lol I’ll have to dig around to see if I still have those old pics.

Bit of a necro, but there might be some spare Xenos still available from EDCplus.

I got a couple, and they’re quite nice.

I hate MLH mode-order, but it’s such a nice light and lowest with 14500s is hella bright anyway, so I know I will be ruining my night-vision anyway if I use it, so I know enough to not use it when I don’t want to ruin my night-vision. So poking under desks during the day, or looking down alleys at night, bright is plenty.

Great general-purpose light, built like a tank, buttery smooth beam, pretty ergo, what’s not to like?

And EDC’s clearance prices? They’re a steal.

I (re)stumbled upon this thread trying to find its “hidden modes” (strobe/beacon/sos). Hell if I know how to get ’em. Which in itself is a good thing, but I like to be complete.

“2/. Fast click (half press) no less than 3 times at any illumimation output, you will get the functional output.”

-Good luck!

Been trying that a whooooole bunch of times, no joy. 3, 4, 10×. If it were bistro I’d’ve been in config mode a dozen times already.

Might be an older one without blinkies, dunno.

I’m not going to cry myself to sleep over it, though. Trust me. :laughing:

I remember buying several of these back in the day. It was the first AA/14500 compatible light with the XM-L (first gen) emitter that I was aware of.

Mmm, that’s why I like the E03 a bit better’n the ES1, that 14500 compatibility.

That’s a solid chunk o’ light for an AA!

yea, the E03 was one of the very first of over 100 lights I have purchased. I thought a lot of it at the time, paid some $30+ for it as I recall. I do remember being a bit mad finding out that a later version of the light had these additional modes.

Imagine getting the FW3A for less money today. People were getting it on Amazon for less than $30 with a code from Vipon :slight_smile:

We’ve really come a long way.

I still use my e03 now. I looked at at the box and it was 10 years ago since i last bought it. Still works and i wonder if emitter swap is compatible with this light.

I’ve a G42, real shame xeno doesn’t seem to be produced any more. My G42 is probably the nicest fit and finish of all my lights. I was put off the original E03 by the bright low on 14500s, but in retrospect, I should have got one!

They work great with AA’s, if you don’t want them as bright.

My blue Xeno EO3 T5 was one of my first li-ion lights that I bought and it’s still kicking butt.


Still hate the MLH mode-order, but treating it like a 1-mode light, it’s hella nice.

WW with diffusion film, great for poking around the house at night…

I use mine as candles, with wand diffusers, during our annual fire and power outage season.

Just posted, a below-cost sale:

Several Xeno and other brands.

I’m a Xeno brand fan myself. Well-made lights.

Had to check to see if this was an E03 and yep sure is. I forgot how long XML has been around.