A long-lasting good quality torch is always useful to have in your pocket or stored in the garage in case of a power outage or if you are working outdoors, camping, or late night waking. That being said, it’s worth picking a model that is durable.
On that note, Fenix torches are the symbol of endurance, just like the name suggests – they are powerful as a phoenix, a mythical bird reborn through the power of the sun. Smooth, sleek and light, Fenix torches are among the best LED lights you can find in Australia. If you are looking for a torch to keep you company for years, a Fenix torch can be your best buddy. The following factors can help you make the right decision.
Ease of Use and Weight
Whether you are looking for a pocket-sized light or a truly expressive goliath, Fenix torches come in many shapes and sizes to meet your desires. If you need a light pocket torch for late-night gardening, you can opt for a 33.3 g Fienix portable torch model, or a bit bigger from 59 g. If you want to have a “just in case” light that is not heavy and takes space, a keyring Fenix torch weighing just 13 g is your soulmate.
Despite being light, all these are easily attachable for hands-free use and also simple to operate, featuring lockdown function and multiple ways to avoid accidental activation.
Tactical users might select a heavier Fenix model, 150 g or more with a side and rear tail switch that allows quick access turbo. Fenix multipurpose searchlights are heavier, around 740 g, with dual output featuring headlight and tail light controlled independently, and they also have further distance peak beam, up to 425 m.
Choose the appropriate size and shape of the Fenix LED torch according to what you deem you’ll use it for the most. You can easily find a Fenix torch online or in a physical store that fits your preferences and enjoy comfort while exploring the ends of the earth, either for work or for fun. The range of Fenix lights Australia wide is enormous, so there is literally a torch for every pocket.
Bulb Type & Light Output
Since the most practical bulbs are LED bulbs (light-emitting diodes), all of the Fenix torches feature them. Lumens are the measure for the total amount of visible light in a beam or angle. So, naturally, the higher the lumens, the brighter the light. Each LED has a maximum amount of lumens it can produce under optimal conditions. Single LEDs usually make the beam brighter, while multiple LEDs can make the beam wider.
For maximum light output, a LED has to really be pushed to its limits. Because this influences the lifespan big time, torches are often not pushed to this limit. This does not apply to Fenix torches which allow you to regulate the brightness output, so you can choose from turbo, high, medium, low, eco, SOS and strobe mode depending on the specific need at the time. Have in mind that the brighter the mode, the shorter the runtime.
The digital regulation of brightness enables the light that Fenix torches shine is consistent. You can choose from a modest model with 100 and fewer lumens to 12 000 and more lumens Fenix searchlight, depending on the purpose.
One of the biggest innovations in LED torches are the CREE torch lights. These torches are used predominantly in the security industry due to their incredibly long life span (you can get up to 100,000 hours of light). They can also be used by those who need a constant source of light for long periods of time.
The lens reflector that surrounds a bulb influences how the light is dispersed. There are three main options.
Flood or fixed: This type provides a single beamwidth. A Fenix torch with up to 250 meters beam pick is good for general camping or hiking related tasks.
Spot (or focused): A single beam condensed into a spotlight to penetrate a long distance. This is best for route-finding or other fast-paced activities. You can find a Fenix model with more than 750 meters of beam peak.
Adjustable: Beamwidth ranges from wide to focused or any point in-between and that allows you to choose different options depending on your needs.
You can choose a rechargeable Fenix torch or one that requires battery replacement.
The majority of the Fenix torches are USB rechargeable, while some models not only include a micro USB port for recharging but are also independent charging stations to other devices too. Also, most of the models come with a built-in protection circuit that prevents overcharging and over-discharging, so if you are planning to use your torch a lot, you might want to consider this option.
When choosing a model that needs a battery replacement, Fenix torches come with big advantage-reverse polarity protection. This means that putting the right battery in the wrong way won’t hurt your Fenix torch.
Fenix torches are made of the highest quality materials – whether they’re plastic or aluminium. However, an aluminium alloy case Fenix torch with stainless steel side switch is what undoubtedly stands out as the best choice.
Water Resistance and Durability
It is very important for a torch to work in wet conditions. What is more, it should not be a big deal if you drop your torch.
A good Fenix torch choice has a waterproof function and good seismic performance (fall resistance). Luckily for you, not only dive lights, but also almost all of the Fenix torches successfully fulfil these criteria.
So if you still haven’t planned your outdoor adventure, pick your Fenix torch, and choose a destination.