|The Fenix LD75C Flashlight|
My initial impression of the light was that it was thick but not too thick to carry comfortably on the job. Personally, I think it's too big for a pouch on a law enforcement duty belt but I weave lanyards from 550 para-cord so it will be getting a custom job with a carabineer later on. The LD75C weighed in at just under 1 pound without batteries and hovered right around a pound with batteries. Oddly enough, the two different brands 18650's I bought the following day, had different weights (more on that later). Fenix rates the water resistance (not water proof) at 2 meters and submerged for 30 minutes. So you'll be fine in any inclement weather.
|Size compared to a Zero Tolerance 0560 knife.|
Click on the below photo for an explanation of the LED arrangement.
|The battery compartment of the Fenix LD75C|
|Explanation of the LD75C's power switches.|
Camping: This would make an EXCELLENT camping light. For night-time walks, and inside the tent light, or just having fun with the stobes and colored lights with the kids, I don't think you'll find a better light. My kids loved the beam that the higher powers setting created at night in the sky.
Home Use: This would make a great home use light for all types of scenarios. For an emergency power outage light, it would work great. Turn the power down to low or mid and you'd have a light that lasts a long time. It also stands very well on it's end so it would work great to light a room.
No review is complete without beam shots so here are some shots I took at 25 yards. The camera and light were tripod mounted and shot at the same camera settings for consistency.
|Comparing the Fenix LD75C to the Nitecore P12, both on the "high" setting.|
|Fenix LD75C with the red led activated.|
|Fenix LD75C with the blue led activated.|
|Fenix LD75C with the green led activated.|
|Fenix LD75C with the red and blue "police" leds activated.|
|A Glock 23 and Hinderer XM-18 using the LD75C's blue led as a sole lighting source.|
|A woman greeting an intruder at night...(green led for effect)|
|DO NOT get ultrafire batteries, they suck. Spend the money and get Panasonic.|