Fenix L0P, retail $47.95 (www.eliteled.com...)
Manufactured by Fenix (www.fenixlight.com)
Last updated 11-10-09

The Fenix L0P is a one AAA cell flashlight that has a white Luxeon III LED at the bottom of an almost-smooth reflector.

It comes in a thick aluminum body, and has an AR (antireflective) coated glass window (or "lens" if you prefer that term, even though it does not focus or defocus the light in any manner) in its "business-end" to protect the LED and reflector.

The L0P is turned on and off by giving the bezel (head) a little twist.


Feed your L0P first (see directly below), and then you can go paint the town red - or in this case, white.

Turn the bezel (head) clockwise to turn the L0P on, and turn the bezel counterclockwise to turn it off.
Things just don't get much easier than this...well, not flashlights anyway.

I don't normally show photographs of flashlight boxes, but the hinged wooden presentation case the Fenix L0P comes in is handsome enough to warrant such a photograph.

To change the battery, unscrew and remove the bezel, throw it to the ground, and stomp on it with old or used bowling shoes...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the used AAA cell out of the barrel, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Slide a new AAA cell in the flashlight barrel, orienting it so its flat-end (-) negative goes in first. Finally, screw the bezel back on; loosen it a bit when your L0P springs to life.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that bezel now?

Unable to measure current usage due to how the L0P was constructed.

Photograph of the front of the L0P, showing the LED and reflector.

The flashlight appears to be reasonably sturdy. Ordinary flashlight accidents should not be enough to do it in. I administered the smack test on it (ten whacks against the corner of a concrete stair; five whacks against the side of the tailcap and five whacks against the side of the bezel), and found absolutely no damage. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected either.

The exterior finish is a Type III hard anodize ("HA-III" as us flashaholics know it), so it should stay new looking for longer, even if it goes up against keys, coins, or other flashlights during storage or transport.
I tried to cut through it with the blade of a Swiss army knife, and was not successful.
Would I really try to cut up a brand spanken new flashlight? You bet your sugar-coated toilet muscle (sweet patootie) I would, if it's in the name of science.

The L0P is waterproof and submersible. So if it falls into water, just shake it off and keep going. If it falls in the kitty litter box and the kitty pisses on it, just douche it off under the faucet - good as new.
There's an O-ring on the barrel that engages when the bezel is screwed on, so I don't think the L0P will leak there either.

The Fenix L0P can be stood on its tailcap to beam its white goodness to the ceiling to illuminate a dark room that way.
That assumes, of course, that your ceiling is white or light colored.

The tint of the light emitted is a pure, very slightly coolish white, with no pink, yellow, blue, purple, or "rotten octopus urine green" coloration to it at all.
Not in the hotspot, and not in the corona either.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 125,100mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~15'.

Those rectangular graphic things near the center are marquees from:
Cinematronics ''Star Castle''
Midway ''Omega Race''
Williams ''Robotron: 2084''
Gremlin/Sega ''Astro Blaster''
Atari ''Tempest''
Williams ''Stargate''
Williams ''Joust''
Venture Line ''Looping''
Sega ''Star Trek''
Midway ''Gorf''
upright coin-op arcade video games from the early-1980s.

And that red thing on the wall is from an American DJ Laser Widow.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.

Spectrographic plot
Same as above; newer software & settings used.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was sent by G.L. of Eliteled.com and was received on 02-09-06.

UPDATE: 02-17-06
This has turned out to be a fantastic product so far.
Unless something terribly unfortunate happens, I think we're looking at a five star rating and a Trophy Case placement here.

UPDATE: 03-31-06
I have decided to rate it 5 full stars and place it in The Trophy Case on this website.

UPDATE: 10-07-06
All our products being sold at the time being are not reverse-polarity protected. If the batteries are installed incorrectly, the circuit might be damaged. Though the rate is very low, we do need to install the batteries carefully.

Tough and durable casing
Water-resistant; even submersible to shallow depths
End window ("lens") is glass, not plastic
Battery is inexpensive and readily available

None that I've noted thus far

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small keychain flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White Luxeon III LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist bezel on/off
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by an AR glass window
    BATTERY: 1xAAA cell
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths (~12") at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: Wood presentation case, O-ring, "lobster claw" clasp
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


    Star Rating

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