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Fenix E35 Review

I received my new Fenix E35 today and decided to make a review of it right away. It is a nice light and its design is quite straight-lined which I really like. The E35 has 225 Lumens and is available for a reasonable price.

Delivery Contents

Unlike the P-series lights which come in a little box, the E35 came in a kind of one-way packing that you have to destroy to get the light out. In addition to the light itself the packing includes:

  • A lanyard
  • One spare o-ring
  • A user manual and warranty card

Mine also came with two CR123A batteries, but I think these were added by the shop I got the light from.

Technical Specs

  • Cree XP-E LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Uses one 18650 rechargeable battery or two 3V CR123A Lithium batteries
  • 116.5mm (Length) x 24mm (Diameter)
  • 58-gram weight (excluding batteries)
  • Digitally regulated output – maintains constant brightness
  • Reverse polarity protection guards against improper battery installation
  • Slip-resistant body design
  • All-function switch on the head, simple and convenient operation
  • Capable of standing up securely on a flat surface to serve as a candle
  • Over heat protection to avoid high-temperature of the surface
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminium
  • Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
  • Beam Distance: 176m
  • Intensity: 7739cd
  • Impact Resistance: 1m
  • Waterproof: 2m (IPX-8)

Output Levels


Low Mid High
Lumens 5 50 225
Runtime 155h 18h 2:48h

 

Pictures

The E35 with its head switch:

Head unscrewed, batteries taken out:

Some more pics:

Operating

The light only has one switch on the head which has to be pressed and held for about a second to either turn the light on or off. To cycle through the three brightness levels (Low –> Mid –> High) the switch has to be pressed briefly. The light will remember the last used brightness level and directly use that one the next time it is turned on. There are no flashing or SOS modes.

Size Comparison

Compared to the PD30 and PD32 the E35 would be in between those two when it comes to the dimensions.

Mode Comparison (outdoors, iso-200)

My Opinion

The E35 is a great light. I like its straight-lined design and its high-quality look and feel, I think Fenix did a great job on that. I also like the three brightness levels. 5 Lumens might sound very low but it is just great if you want to read something in the dark. It’s even enough to illuminate small rooms. 50 Lumens is good for indoor usage and 225 comes in handy when you need it really bright. I got my E35 for EUR 35,- which I think is a great deal for a precious and powerful light like this.

The light does not have an anti-roll body design but that’s not a problem since the head switch prevents it from rolling off flat surfaces. Due to the absence of a tactical tail switch the light can stand upright which is a nice feature. The head switch works well and has a decent and hearable click, it might however be a little bit hard to find in the dark. I hope that the switch has a good durability since the light did not come with a spare switch. The only small point of criticism I have is that the E35 did not come with a holster. When residing outside it might be useful to wear the light on a belt or to have some extra protection on the light when you put it in your backpack.

All in all I can only say again that this is a great light. I would definitely recommend it. With the E35 you get a powerful yet reasonable light.

2 Comments.[ Leave a comment ]

  1. What a great review, i think my customers really will like this great blog!

    Thank you kind regards,

    Bram

  2. Great review buddy..
    This light is my next target for my collection.. 😀
    Thank you & best regards from Indonesia..
    Maqdis..

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