Fenix LD30 Flashlight - 1600 Lumens

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Fenix LD30 Flashlight - 1600 Lumens
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The Fenix LD30 arrived in the mail the other day.  I was asked if I would be willing to look at this light and after using a bunch of lights from China, I thought it would be nice to see how a brand-name flashlight compares in use, build quality and overall output when compared to cheaper knock-offs and other less-expensive torches.

Fenix LD30

In Canada, Fenix lights are priced in the no-mans-land: around $80 - $140, depending on what model and options you go for. This makes them appeal to a smaller market segment. While that may limit the amount of sales, it does put them in a category, that puts them in a market segment where they stand almost alone. There are more expensive flashlights from other brands, and there are a host of cheap alternatives. Fenix, however, fills a gap and promises great features, value and quality at about half the price of the ****fire lights up north.

Product: Fenix LD30 Flashlight
Provided By: Fenix
Price: Buy Direct from Fenix Here

First Look:

The Fenix LD30 is a 1600 lumen, 18650 flashlight that is IP68 rated, has two switches and is a mere 4.2-inches long. It has five output settings and is built like a tank.


As you can see on the package, it claims a beam distance of 205 meters, a 5 year repair warranty and has a feature called intelligent downshift.

In The Package


The clear window on the package gives you peek at the LD30 itself. It looks very well built and has a handy two-way clip that will work for pocket use or even clip on a hat. You can carry it facing up or down - whichever you prefer, something that I’ve never personally seen on a small torch such as this.

Inside the package you get the LD30, a lanyard, warranty card, holster, charge cable and instructions. The version we received also contained the Fenix ARB-L18-3500U - a 3500mAh USB rechargeable Li-ion battery. The bundle included a charge cable, and I could not for the life of me figure out where to plug in the flashlight. It took me a while (way too long, sadly) to figure out that there was a Micro-USB charge port in the battery itself.