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*Pictures, Impressions* Fenix RC40, 3500lm Searchlight -by Data, thebrightsideforums.com

Publish Time:2013-09-10

Original text link:http://www.thebrightsideforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5303

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Hello guys, RC40 arrived few days ago.. here is my impressions and pictures

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Description
RC40 features our exclusive RAPID SCAN BEAM to deliver an excellent combination of throw and overall coverage. A stunning 3500-lumen output is transformed into a 710-meter throw for long range identification and a 90 degree wide beam for maximum close-range coverage. Combined with advanced power solutions which enable extended periods of runtime for long-running task lighting, RC40 is THE CHOICE for field operations and more.

Features
· Uses Cree XM-L (U2) LED with a lifespan of 50000 hours
· Tailored 7800mAh / 7.4V rechargeable Li-ion battery
· 299mm (Length) x 54mm (Battery Tube Diameter) x 108mm(Head Diameter)
· 1310-gram weight (including the battery)
· Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
· Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
· Dual switch on the head for fast and convenient operation
· Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
· Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
· Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
· Included accessories allow reliable 100V~240V AC and 12V car charging


Main specs
LED type: 4*Cree XM-L U2 led
Output/Runtime: 35lm (160h), 150lm (50h), 550lm (15h), 1500lm (5h), 3500lm (1.5h), Strobe (3500lm) (ANSI FL1)
Peak Beam Intensity: 126.000cd (ANSI FL1)
Distance: 710m (max) (ANSI FL1)
Impact resistant: 1m
Waterproof: IPX-8 (underwater 2m)
Size: 299mm (length), 54mm (diameter), 108mm (head)
Weight: 1310g (including battery)

My impressions,

Pros
+ Nice packing
+ High quality machining, very solid construction
+ Perfect anodizing, no scratch etc
+ Perfectly centered leds
+ Clean reflector, lens surface, no dust etc, 
+ Nice cool white tint (not yellowish, greenish tint)
+ Very good beam quality (no rings)
+ Powerful long throw with huge spill
+ Well lubricated threads, o-ring
+ The modes are well spaced (35lm, 150lm, 550lm, 1500lm, 3500lm)
+ Hidden strobe mode
+ No pwm or other irritating flickering etc
+ No buzzing sound
+ Battery indicator
+ Large heatsinks on head
+ Stunning performance (3500lm, 126000cd)
+ HUGE size, huge head, huge battery, I really like:)

Cons
- nothing

Other comment
- Fenix use BAK C18650CC (2600mAh) cells in battery pack. This is a good battery, the performance is very similar than Sanyo UR18650FM, but I think a 6*18650 battery holder (optional accessory) would be very good for own batteries.

Links
Official site - http://www.fenixlight.com/ProductMore.aspx?id=84&tid=12&cid=1
User manual - http://www.fenixtactical.com/manuals/fenix-rc40-user-manual.pdf
Youtube videos - Links
and now the pictures.. if you need higher res pls click image, more photos coming soon, incl beamshots!

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beamshots
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RC40 vs Fenix TK75

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RC40 vs Olight SR51

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RC40 vs Blackshadow Terminator T6nw

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