Fenix TK22 1600 Lumen Tactical Flashlight & 21700 Battery - Final Thoughts and Conlusion

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Fenix TK22 1600 Lumen Tactical Flashlight & 21700 Battery
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Final Thoughts and Conlusion

More Thoughts:

The TK22 doesn’t have a battery level indicator and only has four brightness settings in addition to the strobe/SOS modes. The controls are simple and work very well.

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I never used a range finder to test the range of the TK22, but suffice to say, it’s a heck of a lot more focused and has longer range than the LD30.  It’s by far the brightest torch I’ve used and could probably cause vision damage if used inappropriately. 

The SST40 LED in this model is incredibly white as it has a clear glass lens that lets the LED blast unobstructed and unabated into the darkness. It’s impressive.

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Conclusion:

While the LD30 was a huge step up from other flashlights I’d previously used, the TK22 is equally more impressive than the LD30. It is priced about $20USD more than the LD30 and you must decide if you want to spend a bit more on a bulky, more powerful light, or prefer something that’s more pocketable and while impressive, is a bit dimmer. I’ve seen the TK22 here in Canada for $120 without a battery, and while that seems expensive, you won’t find a brighter, tougher, better light for that price here in the north.
It’s a little bulky for an EDC, but if you can manage it, you won’t be disappointed in the performance. My only caution is that it is a fair bit larger than the LD30 - which seems to be a pretty standard size. As it is larger, it may not work for everyone. If you do pick one up, you won’t be disappointed, however. It’s a beauty and a beast that is as bright as the sun.

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The Fenix TK22 is even better than the LD30 in terms of brightness, but it is a bit bulkier as you can see. Either way, it's a solid performer and I'm happy to give it our Gold Award.