Always handy at home or at the campsite: a flashlight. And even more convenient: charge your flashlight without changing a battery or battery. This is possible with the Fenix UC35 V2.0 rechargeable LED flashlight. We took the LED flashlight to the campsite last weekend for a thorough test.
Indispensable at the campsite, during a backpacking trip and during many different outdoor activities. A flashlight will help you during an (evening) walk through nature. When spotting crocodiles or other wildlife, their eyes reflecting in the flashlight. Or when finding the toilet block in the dark. If you don’t use it, let it disappear in your pocket or attach the flashlight to your belt or bag with the pocket clip. A flashlight also comes in handy when hiking in mountainous areas. It can quickly get dark as the sun disappears behind the mountains.
Fenix UC35 V2.0 LED flashlight: economical and powerful
Flashlights are available in all shapes and sizes, from large to small and from cheap to expensive. The latest generation of flashlights contain LED lights. These are very energy efficient and have a long life. So is the Fenix flashlight. When choosing the right flashlight from the hundreds of examples, it is wise to look at the light intensity (Lux) and the light output (Lumen). There are also waterproof lamps – ideal for outdoor enthusiasts – and it is useful to see whether you want to use USB rechargeable, disposable or externally rechargeable batteries.
Fenix flashlights are leading in the world of flashlights. Other brands that have been making good flashlights for years are Nitecore and Led Lenser. We decided to purchase the Fenix UC35 V2.0 at Knives and Tools. Here we previously bought our Eden XP 8×42 binoculars.
Included accessories with the Fenix UC35 V2.0
- Fenix UC35 V2.0 LED Flashlight
- ARB-L18 18650 3500mAh Li-ion battery
- micro USB charging cable
- spare O-ring
- mounting clip
- spare cap for the tail switch
- spare switch cap
- user manual and warranty card
The ratio of light to energy consumption is very favorable with LED flashlights.
The Fenix UC35 V2.0 is a hugely popular LED flashlight. He has a light capacity of 1000 Lumen and you can charge the included 18650 battery with a USB cable. So you don’t need new batteries every time. Compared to the previous generation of the Fenix UC35, this new version has been expanded with an ultra low mode of 1 Lumen. And compared to its predecessor, the Fenix UC35 V2.0 has become a bit shorter and more ergonomically designed. This flashlight also has a wear-resistant switch made of stainless steel, very practical if you use the LED flashlight outside a lot (or store it in a humid environment). Furthermore, Fenix has changed the LED lamp: this has become the XP-L Hi V3 CREE LED. This LED lighting from the best-known LED manufacturer in the world provides a combined light beam. This allows you to illuminate everything in your path within a distance of 266 meters (!).
The Fenix UC35 V2.0 is very handy due to its compact size and a weight of only 89 grams.
Easy operation of the Fenix UC35 V2.0
The flashlight is equipped with six light modes and two different switches, giving you full control over the operation. With the pressure switch on the back of the Fenix UC35 V2.0, also called the tail switch, you can turn the lamp on and off. To switch between the different light modes, from moonlight (1 Lumen) to turbo (1000 Lumen), press the stainless steel side switch. Is the lamp on? Then press and hold the side switch and the lamp will remain in the strobe by default. To deactivate it again, press the button again. The UC35 has a memory that saves the last used settings (with the exception of the ultra low and the turbo mode).
The flashlight is equipped with thermal protection. When the parts of a flashlight get too hot, the power consumption and light output are limited and the flashlight has a chance to cool down again.
Good light quality
The LED lamp of the Fenix UC35 V2.0 provides a predominantly cool, white light with a yellow/green core. With 350 Lumen in high mode, you can use the Fenix UC35 V2.0 for more than 4 hours. This gives you good light over a distance of 160 meters. If you want to keep your night vision during a trip in the dark, you can use the extremely low moonlight setting use that gives a light capacity of 1 Lumen for a duration of no less than 800 hours! This makes this flashlight also very suitable for work in small dark spaces, for example in the crawl space under your home. This way you provide excellent lighting up close without dazzling yourself.
Lumen is the unit in which light intensity is measured. The higher the number, the brighter the light. The Fenix UC35 V2.0 has a light capacity of no less than 1000 Lumen.
Charging the LED flashlight
The battery indicator in the stainless steel side switch shows the status of the battery for a few seconds each time you switch on the Fenix UC35 V2.0. The LED flashlight comes with a powerful 3500mAh battery. Charging the UC35 with the supplied USB cable is very easy:
- turn off the flashlight
- plug the micro USB cable into the flashlight
- press the on/off button
- red LED indicates the flashlight is charging
- green LED indicates the flashlight is fully charged
- press the on/off button to stop charging
- remove the micro USB cable from the flashlight
Features of the Fenix LED flashlight
The Fenix UC35 V2.0 is very practical to use and has a long operating time of up to 800 hours. This popular LED flashlight has a light capacity of 1000 Lumen and you can charge the included 18650 battery in the housing of the flashlight itself with a USB cable.
- very handy due to compact size and a weight of 89 grams
- with a light capacity of 1000 Lumen and a range of up to 266 meters
- waterproof up to 2 meters
- 6 light modes incl. strobe mode
- very long operating time with good light
- hardened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
- an ideal flashlight for all outdoor activities and work in dark spaces
Final Verdict Fenix UC35 V2.0
It is easy to carry, has a wide choice of light modes and sufficient lumens. The fine operation, powerful bundle and compactness make the Fenix UC35 V2.0 ideal for nighttime walks, wildlife spotting and practical use at, for example, camping. Above all, it is a perfect flashlight for anyone looking for a powerful rechargeable flashlight with a long burn time. The UC35 V2.0 flashlight is built tough and has an IP68 rating; dustproof and waterproof under water up to two meters. And all that for a price of only € 89.90 (reference date 09-07-2021).
Purchase a Fenix UC35 V2.0 rechargeable LED flashlight
The Fenix flashlights are available in the Netherlands via www.knivesandtools.nl. Have fun with this handy, lightweight flashlight!