The Fenix UC30 2017 rechargeable LED torch is the updated version of the hugely popular UC30.
It has had an update in lumen output from 960 lumens to 1000 lumens in turbo mode, but the biggest improvement is the beam range which now reaches an impressive 253 metres, which is an increase of 49 metres, all thanks to the addition of the Cree XP-L HI V3 LED.
The included Fenix 18650 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery is charged inside the torch with the supplied micro USB cable. Remove the dust cover from the micro USB port, located on the neck of the torch, and plug the cable into the torch one end and the other end into a computer/laptop or a suitable USB mains/car adaptor.
An LED indicator inside the switch will go red to indicate charging is in progress and will turn green once charging is complete. If the battery has sufficient charge when you go to plug it in, the indicator will go green to indicate that charging is not yet necessary.
Five brightness levels, plus strobe mode are available. The UC30 2017 is turned on by holding the button for 0.5 seconds and once on each press with cycle through turbo, eco, low, mid and high. The last used brightness setting will be memorised for the next time the torch is turned on. Strobe can be accessed with the torch on or off by holding the side switch for 1.2 seconds and a single press will return to the last used setting.
The switch features a built-in battery indicator that displays the battery status by pressing the button once when the torch is off. A solid green light indicates +85% power, flashing green indicates 85% - 50% power, solid red indicates 50% - 25% power and flashing red indicates less than 25% power. The battery indicator also acts as a low voltage warning light while the torch is in use when using an 18650 battery.
The torch comes with a green luminous rubber dust cover fitted but two extra covers are supplied in black and in purple so that you can style your torch how best suits you. The UC30 2017 also has a lockout function to prevent accidental activation and can be turned on with two quick presses of the button within 0.5 seconds.
Digitally regulated output to maintain constant brightness
Low voltage warning function and battery status indicator
Reverse polarity protection
Coloured interchangeable dust covers
Lock out function
Over heat protection
Eco: 5 lumens; 150 hours run-time; 21 m beam range
Low: 50 lumens; 28 hours, 25 minutes run-time; 58 m beam range
Mid: 150 lumens; 8 hours, 45 minutes run-time; 101 m beam range
High: 350 lumens; 3 hours, 20 minutes run-time; 156 m beam range
Turbo: 1000 lumens; 1 hour, 25 minutes run-time; 253 m beam range*
Strobe: 1000 lumens
Note: * The torch will drop down into the high brightness level after 3 minutes in turbo mode to prevent the LED from over-heating. Therefore this is an accumulated run-time.
Tested to ANSI/PLATO FL1 standard using 1 x Fenix ARB-L18-2600 18650 lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Important Battery and Battery Charger Information
Primary Cells - Please note that CR123A lithium metal primary battery cells are not rechargeable.
Rechargeable Cells - This torch is supplied with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery and a USB charging cable. Mains and car USB adaptors can be purchased separately.
Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and USB adaptors.
Type: Hand held rechargeable LED torch
Operating Modes: Eco / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 1000 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
Beam Range: 253 m
Batteries Required: 1 x 18650 li-ion (rechargeable) / 2 x CR123A (non-rechargeable)
Run Time: Up to 150 hours (lowest setting)
Overall Length: 130 mm
Head Diameter: 25.4 mm
Body Diameter: 23.4 mm
Weight: 77 grams (excluding battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Made from aircraft grade aluminium
Body Finish: Premium type III hard anodised anti-abrasive finish
Window Type: Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Lens: Smooth reflector for excellent beam throw
Switch Type: Side switch in the head for fast and convenient operation
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof and dust resistant to IP68 Standard (2 m)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix UC30 2017 LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Fenix ARB-L18 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery x 1
Spare micro USB dust cover x 2
Micro USB charge cable x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Manual x 1