The UC52 rechargeable LED torch is the latest edition to the Fenix UC series and is also the brightest yet within the range, offering a staggering 3100 lumens output on the turbo setting from the Cree XHP70 LED.
An exciting feature of the UC52 is the OLED screen. While the torch is turned on it displays the output level and the remaining run-time for that level so you can plan ahead and make sure you are never left in the dark. With the light turned off you can single press the auxiliary switch to display the battery status percentage on the OLED screen.
The built-in 7.2 V 3500 mAh lithium-ion battery pack is charged up 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. A 5 V 2 A adaptor is recommended and will charge the torch in approximately 4 hours.
The OLED screen will display a lightening bolt charging symbol along with current battery level to indicate charging is in progress and will change to a lightening bolt with 100% next to it once charging is complete.
Five brightness levels, plus strobe and SOS modes are available and are operated with the dual switches below the OLED screen. The UC52 is turned on by holding the bottom master button for 0.5 seconds and once on each press will cycle through eco, low, mid, high and turbo. The last used brightness setting will be memorised for the next time the torch is turned on.
The flash modes are accessed by holding the top auxiliary button for 0.5 seconds and once on each press will cycle between strobe and SOS. Press and hold either button for 0.5 seconds to turn the light off. When in general mode press the auxiliary button to change to flash mode, and when in flash mode press the master button to change to general mode.
When the battery level is low (around 4%) the light will only turn on in eco and the flash mode cannot be accessed until the battery has been charged. The UC52 has a lockout function to prevent accidental activation in transit and is put into lockout mode by simultaneously holding both buttons for 3 seconds and the same again to unlock.
The UC52 will generate a lot of heat on the turbo setting, therefore if the temperature reaches 65°C or above the output will automatically downshift to half the turbo brightness to reduce the temperature and the screen will show level 5-.
OLED screen displays output level, remaining run-time and battery status
Instant strobe access
Lock out function
Over heat protection
Eco: 15 lumens; 82 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 18 m beam range
Low: 100 lumens; 27 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 44 m beam range
Mid: 350 lumens; 8 hours, 15 minutes run-time; 85 m beam range
High: 1000 lumens; 2 hours, 45 minutes run-time; 145 m beam range
Turbo: 3100 lumens; 42 minutes run-time; 253 m beam range
Strobe: 1000 lumens
SOS: 100 lumens
Please Note: The torch will drop down by 50% in turbo mode if the temperature reaches 65°C or above to allow the torch to cool. The torch is designed to downshift in output as the battery level decreases, therefore these run-times are variable.
Tested to ANSI/PLATO FL1 standard using the built-in 7.2 V 3500 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Type: Hand held rechargeable LED torch
Operating Modes: Eco / Low / Mid / High / Turbo / Strobe / SOS
Luminous Flux: Up to 3100 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XHP70 LED
Reflector: Orange peel
Beam Range: 253 m
Batteries Required: Built-in 7.2 V 3500 mAh lithium-ion battery
Run Time: see information above
Overall Length: 153.5 mm
Head Diameter: 42 mm
Body Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 276 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Die cast aluminium alloy
Body Finish: Premium type III hard anodised anti-abrasive finish
Window Type: Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Switch Type: Dual side switch
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof and dust resistant to IP68 Standard (2 m)
Warranty: 2 years free repair, limited lifetime
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix UC52 LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Micro USB charge cable x 1
Manual x 1