The Fenix LD12 2017 torch has a maximum output of 320 lumens from the Cree XP-G2 R5 LED and can be powered by a single AA (alkaline, NiMH or lithium) or a rechargeable, Li-ion 14500 battery.
Compared to it's predecessor the LD12, the 2017 version has more than double the output and can be powered by a Li-ion 14500 cell. This additional battery option allows for more convenience and personal preference, whilst continuing to take an AA battery provides a widely available power source.
The flashlight offers four brightness levels, ranging from 5 to 320 lumens, please note 320 lumens is only achievable using a 14500 battery. The LD12 2017 has a neutral white LED which provides excellent colour rendition and puts less strain on the eyes.
Featuring a dual switch design, the LD12 2017 has a tactical tail switch which can either be pressed and released for constant on or partway pressed and held for momentary on. The tail switch is partnered with a stainless steel side switch which cycles through the brightness levels from low to turbo when the torch is on. Press and hold the side switch for half a second to enter strobe mode and click to exit.
Using 1 x 14500 Li-ion Battery
Turbo: 320 lumens - 1 hr runtime
High: 70 lumens - 3 hrs 30 mins runtime
Mid: 30 lumens - 11 hrs runtime
Low: 5 lumens - 50 hrs runtime
Using 1 x Alkaline AA Battery
Turbo: 150 lumens - 50 mins runtime
High: 70 lumens - 3 hrs runtime
Mid: 30 lumens - 9 hrs 40 mins runtime
Low: 5 lumens - 40 hrs runtime
Using 1 x NiMH AA Battery
Turbo: 150 lumens - 1 hr 45 mins runtime
High: 70 lumens - 5 hrs 40 mins runtime
Mid: 30 lumens - 13 hrs runtime
Low: 5 lumens - 60 hrs runtime
Plus Stobe mode.
Maximum beam distance 135 meters (using 14500 battery), water resistant to IP68 and resistant to impacts up to 1 meter.
Includes: lanyard, 1 x AA alkaline battery, spare o-ring, body clip