Fenix L2P, retail $46.50 (www.eliteled.com...)
Manufactured by Fenix (www.fenixlight.com)
Last updated 01-08-11

The Fenix L2P is a two AA 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) 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 L2P is turned on and off using a rubberised button on its tailcap.


Feed your L2P first (see directly below), and then you can go paint the town red - or in this case, white.

Firmly press and release the button on the tailcap to turn the L2P on, and do the same thing again to turn it off.
Things just don't get much easier than this...well, not flashlights anyway.

The switch has a tactile response you can feel and a click you can hear when it's activated and deactivated.

There is no momentary or signalling mode available when the flashlight is off, however, you can blink the flashlight while it is on by partially depressing the button. If you don't mind the backward or reverse feeling of this, you can blink the L2P this way.

A LOTC (Lock Out TailCap) is available; just unscrew the tailcap 1/8th to 1/4th of a turn, and the L2P will not turn on even if something actuates the switch during storage or transport.

The flashlight comes with a nylon pouch/belt holster. The flashlight fits this holster bezel-up or bezel-down; a flap with velcro on it folds over the top and attaches to the body of the holster, so the flashlight doesn't just fall out. This holster fits belts up to 1.5" wide. I do not own or use pants that require a belt however, so I cannot test this accessory in the manner in which it was intended to be used.

To change the batteries, unscrew and remove the tailcap, throw it to the ground, and stomp on it with old or used bowling shoes...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the two used AA cells out of the barrel, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Slide two new AA cells in the flashlight barrel, orienting them so their button-ends (+) positives go in first. Finally, screw the tailcap firmly back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

Current usage measures 412mA on my DMM's 4A scale.

(Update 01-30-06): The Fenix L2P appears to have full regulation; the battery discharge analyses I have seen show a fairly flat discharge curve even with alkaline cells.

Photograph of the front of the L2P, 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 the expected damage. There is some very minor gouging on the sides of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected.

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 L2P is waterproof and submersible. When I removed the tailcap, relieved the flashlight of its batteries, and performed that dreadful suction test on the barrel, no air leakage was detected. I also suctioned the tailcap, and no leakage was detected there either. 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 tailcap is screwed on, so I don't think the L2P will leak there either.

The Fenix L2P 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, slightly coolish white, with no pink, yellow, blue, purple, or "rotten squid 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 570,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~15'.

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

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

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.
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 in mid-December 2005.

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.

UPDATE: 01-08-11
I have given this light to my aunt in replacement of the River Rock 1xAA 1W LED Flashlight (2) that she broke by losing the spring in the tailcap while changing its battery; therefore I no longer have it at my disposal for future analyses or comparisons -- and the dreadful "" icon will now be appended to its listings on this website.

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

None that I've noted thus far

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White Luxeon III LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on tailcap
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by an AR glass window
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths (~12") at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: Nylon holster, wrist lanyard, O-ring, switch rubber
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


    Star Rating

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