The Fenix TK35 2018 torch upgrades the popular TK35 2015, now with a Cree XHP-35 HI, 4700 K neutral white LED to deliver an increased output from 960 lumens to 1300 lumens.
The TK35 2018 is powered by two button top 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable batteries (not included) or four CR123A non-rechargeable batteries can be used in an emergency.
The battery holder that sits inside the TK35 2018 features a micro USB port and can charge the 18650 lithium-ion batteries using the included micro USB cable. Simply slide the holder out of the torch and insert the cable into the micro USB port and the other end of the cable goes into a computer or a compatible USB mains adaptor. A red LED will illuminate on the holder to show charging is in progress and will turn green once complete.
An external battery charger can also be used instead if you require more charging information such as battery status or voltage. A range of suitable two bay chargers can be found under the product accessories tab along with USB adaptors that can be used with the micro USB cable.
Five brightness settings and two flash settings are available and they are operated with the large tactical button and smaller functional button on the tail of the torch. There is a choice of general mode or flash mode and they can be changed between by holding the functional button for 1 second. In any mode half press and hold the tactical button for momentary operation and release to turn the light off.
Fully press the button in for constant operation and fully press again to turn off. With the light turned on in general mode, single press the functional button to cycle through eco, low, mid, high and turbo. With the light turned on in flash mode single press the functional button to switch between strobe and SOS. Instant strobe can be accessed with the light off by holding the functional button and release it to turn the light off.
The intelligent memory circuit will remember the last brightness setting used in general mode, which is handy if you regularly carry out a task that requires a particular brightness setting.
The TK35 2018 features a overheat protection system which reduces the output by a few lumens in turbo setting when the temperature reaches 65°C to prevent damage from heat build-up. Once the torch has cooled the brightness will go back to the full turbo level.
A battery level indicator will automatically display the battery status each time the torch is turned on if you are using a 18650 lithium-ion battery. Constant green indicates a full charge, green flashes is sufficient charge, red constant is poor battery level and red flashes indicates critical battery level.
When using an 18650 battery, if the battery voltage drops below the preset level, the TK35 2018 is designed to downshift in brightness level until the eco output is reached. The battery level indicator will flash red to remind you to charge or replace the battery. The torch will continue to work until the over discharge protection kicks in to prevent the battery becoming overly depleted.
Boot up battery level indication and low voltage warning
Digitally regulated output, maintains constant brightness
Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation
Dual tail switches with instant strobe access
Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Eco: 10 lumens; 235 hours run-time; 39 m beam range
Low: 50 lumens; 68 hours, 15 minutes run-time; 97 m beam range
Mid: 150 lumens; 21 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 161 m beam range
High: 500 lumens; 5 hours, 45 minutes run-time; 294 m beam range
Turbo: 1300 lumens; 3 hours, 10 minutes run-time; 480 m beam range*
Strobe mode: 1300 lumens
SOS mode: 50 lumens
Note: *The over-heat protection will drop the turbo brightness level if the internal temperature reaches 65°C or above. When the temperature has reduced the light will automatically go back up to full brightness. Therefore the run-time is an accumulated time.
Tested to ANSI / PLATO FL1 standard using two Fenix 18650 3500 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Important Battery Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries.
Type: Tactical hand held torch
Operating Modes: Eco / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe / SOS
Luminous Flux: Up To 1300 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP-70 HI 4700 K neutral white LED
Beam Range: 480 m
Batteries Required: 4 x CR123A (lithium) or 2 x 18650 (lithium-ion)
Run Time: Up To 235 hours on eco
Overall Length: 159.5 mm
Head Diameter: 48 mm
Barrel Diameter: 43 mm
Weight: 271 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: High strength and oxidation resistant aluminium
Body Finish: Premium type III hard-anodised anti-abrasive finish
Switch Type: Dual button switch 0n the tail
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof and dust resistant to IP68 Standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years free repair, limited lifetime warranty
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix TK35 2018 LED torch x 1
Lanyard x 1
Holster x 1
Spare O-Ring x 1
Micro USB charging cable x 1
Manual x 1