flashlight review: Fenix L1P


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clipse
January 5, 2006, 08:48 PM
I finally got my Fenix L1P yesterday. I've played with this thing quite a bit lately.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/fenix.JPG

The Fenix L1P is uses a 1 Watt Luxeon LED emitter and a boost regulator circuit that preforms really really nicely. It uses one AA battery, alkiline, lithium, and rechargable are all ok.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/fenixAA.JPG

It has a smooth reflector and an actual crystal lens. Here is a pic of the bezel.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/bezel.JPG

The body is all aluminum with a HA III type anodizing. It has flats machined into the middle for better grip. Actually the HAIII anodizing works really well for grip anyway.

To turn the light on you use the clicky switch on the end of the light. It has a reverse clicky so you click once to turn on and the you can push in slightly for blinking and the push all the way to turn off. Also, I found out that if you turn the light off, and just slightly unscrew the tail cap just a enough that the light goes out, the you can press on the end of the light and you get a conventional momentary switch. (good for tactical situations. Heres a pic of the switch.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/tailcap.JPG

As for size, you can see in the pic of the light with the AA, its small. Is smaller than my Dorcey Super 1 Watt.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/dorcyandfenix.JPG

Here it is next to several other lights.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/comparison.JPG

The output is similar to the Dorcy only not as blue. It is really close to the dorcy in brightness though. Here is a comparison, Fenix on the left, Dorcy on the right.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/beamshot.JPG

I really like this light. Quality is awesome. It makes my G2 look cheap. It came with a really nice holster, lanyard, spare o-rings, and a spare switch cover. Check out www.lighthound.com for runtime graphs for the finix and other lights. This light gets more than three hours before it hits 75% brightness on the Energizer L91 litium battery. Thats awesome. For its size, battery, brightness, and runtime I see this being in my pocket or on my belt quite a bit.

Here is just another pic that turned out kinda neat IMHO

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/fenixindark.JPG

And just for fun and giggles, I made this but I need to find a smaller split right to fit on the L1P.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/lanyard.JPG

For a more indepth review check out http://www.flashlightreviews.com/reviews/fenix_l1p.htm. Please note that I got a new updated (better) holster for my light. :)

clipse

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VWTim
January 5, 2006, 09:30 PM
Those are great lights, I've been putting off purchasing one, so I now have an L0P on pre-order.

black bear
January 6, 2006, 03:02 AM
Great review and beautiful pictures Clipse

I bought two, one for my son and the other for myself, and today I pre-order a Fenix LOP (AAA)

My previous EDC's are not getting any use:uhoh:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/blackbear11784/edclights.jpg

I tested it for water resistance and it pass the glass test, and the output is very similiar to my Nuwai Q III.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/blackbear11784/fenixwatreone.jpg


I am very happy with it.

black bear

clipse
January 7, 2006, 03:25 PM
My only complaint about this light has been the lack of a good way to attach a sturdy lanyard. Well, This morning I fixed that without modification to the light itself. I took a 6mm split ring that I got from a craft store, and threaded it through both lanyard holes. Why BOTH? Simple, I tried it through just one but found that the lanyard would obstruct the switch. By threading it though both holes, the lanyard sits more on the side of the light. here is a pic of what I did.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/splitring.JPG

Now I can attach any of these lanyards securely and easily. :D I'm a happy camper.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/fenix/lanyards.JPG

clipse

bigjim
January 7, 2006, 07:19 PM
Light nerds..... :)

VWTim
January 8, 2006, 03:00 AM
Light nerds..... :)

Hey now, watch the name calling....Gun nerd....


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