Fenix TK41C LED Flashlight

The Fenix ​​TK41 is based on the Fenix ​​TK45, but there is a big difference: While the Fenix ​​TK45 is a real Flooder is and on wide-area illumination was designed, which is Fenix ​​TK41 a pure Thrower, of the manufacturer over 400 meters range offers.

First of all I want to say at this point already that the Fenix ​​TK41 mastered this task brilliantly, but more on that later.

One last thing before we begin the same: Since not every flashlight holster included (the Fenix ​​TK41 is an example) or assets the included holster to convince high or optically not always, I will of course do this in the future with my reviews whether the tested torch for universal flashlight Holster of MAXpedition is compatible.

Packaging and Accessories

The Fenix ​​TK41 is supplied in plastic wrap already familiar with the following accessories:

  • 8 x AA cells
  • Lanyard
  • instruction manual
  • 2 x Spare O-ring

Holster

A holster is not in, so you have to make do with third holsters Offer. I have -as mentioned-the Fenix ​​TK41 with the Universal Holster of MAXpediton tested. The Fenix ​​TK41 is secure in this holster, and although it is a bit tight, so can the closing flap of the holster still close.

First Impression

Well, a flashlight in the literal sense is ever thought no way, but it is also not the TK41 The Fenix ​​TK41 is one of the few flashlights that can be operated with AA batteries or NiMH batteries while 800 ANSI lumens max. reach (manufacturer information).

As mentioned above, the Fenix ​​TK41 is a excellent Thrower with a very good coverage, which leaves nothing to be desired. Due to the size and weight of a use as a baton would even be possible in an emergency.

Changing the batteries or rechargeable batteries in the dark due to the large number of batteries-at least eight of them-turn into a prolonged action, on the other hand one should of course always a backup lamp (keychain lamp or the like) have the man to the failure of primary air is not completely in the dark. Apart from offering the Fenix ​​TK41 a voltage monitoring that begins to flicker in weakening or rechargeable batteries in Turbo mode and thus prompts you to change the battery / batteries.

Processing

The Fenix ​​TK41 is very well made: Clean cut and greased threads that run smoothly and O-rings are all things that are (not only) expected in this price range as buyers. Also on the centering of the LED and the anodization by HA III can not be faulted, and the knurled grip should the Fenix ​​TK41 even when wet still good in the hand.

User Interface

I’m known to be no friend of Blink-fuss as SOS and strobe, which is why I always find it very good if a manufacturer can come up with a viable solution to not accommodate flash modes in the normal light modes. When Fenix ​​TK41 works as follows:

  • On and off the lamp with a click of the right button
  • The individual light modes are by clicking on the left selected switch
  • Flashing modes are by a double click on the right activated switch

This ensures that you do not accidentally activate a flashing mode to normal light modes-this solution like it very much.

Naturally the Fenix ​​TK41 also a mode memory , and when the lamp in a mode more than two seconds is active, this mode is selected automatically after switching on.

Maturities And Lighting Performance

  • Turbo: 800 ANSI Lumen
  • High: 335 ANSI Lumen
  • Mid: 108 Lumen
  • Low: 10 Lumen

Technische Details

  • CREE XM-L T6
  • Control via two switches below the lamp head
  • LED life: 50,000 hours
  • Digital control for optimum energy management
  • Six modes incl. Strobe and SOS
  • 800 ANSI Lumen
  • Range: approx 472 meters (manufacturer)
  • Operating with 8 x AA battery / battery
  • Length: 20.8 cm
  • High quality T-6 aircraft aluminum
  • Anodisierung HA Type III
  • Weight without batteries: 330 grams
  • Reinforced and extremely clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating

Beamshots

For the following Beamshots the test lamp was equipped with the included 8 x AA batteries. All Beamshots were in Turbo Mode was added and the following parameters: 4s / f8.0 / ISO 200

For better comparison then Beamshots follow from the Fenix ​​TK45.

Beam

The Fenix ​​TK41 is-as already mentioned-one of the best currently available Thrower on the basis of AA batteries or Batteries. Fenix ​​is over 400 meters range, and after a few range test I’m sure that this information was not only shaken off the cuff, but quite realistic is.

Pros and cons

+Excellent range

+Meaningful User Interface

-Holster not included

Conclusion

Based on GARYFLASHLIGHTS, the Fenix ​​TK41 is a very good waterproof flashlight for all those who a lamp with battery operation search and at the same time a high coverage need. Unlike the Fenix ​​TK45 is Fenix ​​TK41 not the best choice for the illumination of the near and mid-range, but it tops-when it comes to reach – easily as some other lamp. Particularly interesting is the fact that the Fenix ​​TK41 with commercial batteries can be operated, which I always recommend the operation with eneloop;he is simply more economical and environmentally friendly.

That the Fenix ​​TK41 with eight AA batteries is no lightweight, should be obvious. However, there will certainly be also applications where weight is not critical, but the operation with regular AA batteries, and takes here has the Fenix ​​TK41 is a clearly a bit role.