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Offline Caver Keith

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Fenix LR40R 12000 Lumen Searching Flashlight Review
« on: October 03, 2019, 09:28:47 pm »
I'm always on the lookout for new lighting sources for my caving videos and I was seduced by this high-performance rechargeable ultra-compact torch with 5 flood settings - 350, 1000, 3000, 6000 and an amazing 11000 lumens at its highest power. It also has 4 spotlight settings - 50, 150, 350 and 1000 lumens.
It is powered by an impressive 12000mAh battery pack consisting of 4 x 18650 cells.
It is recharged via a USB C port and also has a standard USB output port so that spare battery capacity can be used to charge other mobile devices such as a GoPro. 
It's an incredible addition to the video lighting for Caver Keith videos.


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Re: Fenix LR40R 12000 Lumen Searching Flashlight Review
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 10:57:15 pm »
That looks very impressive, Keith. Have you used these torches for still photography, and if so, what are the results like?

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Re: Fenix LR40R 12000 Lumen Searching Flashlight Review
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 10:06:55 am »
That looks very impressive, Keith. Have you used these torches for still photography, and if so, what are the results like?

I'm not a photographer but I have experimented a little with the FD65s, but I haven't tried the LR40R yet.
I'm attaching some of the photos what I took with the torches for lighting and no flash.

Gnome Passage Ogof Ffynnon Ddu by dcrtuk, on Flickr

fullsizeoutput_9de by dcrtuk, on Flickr

fullsizeoutput_9da by dcrtuk, on Flickr

The Columns by dcrtuk, on Flickr

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Re: Fenix LR40R 12000 Lumen Searching Flashlight Review
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 10:33:41 am »
Thank you, Keith.

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Re: Fenix LR40R 12000 Lumen Searching Flashlight Review
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 08:07:05 pm »
I have been using the Imolent DX 80 with reasonably good results.
I have found it useful on a 'led' trip where there was necessity to keep on the move, also in upper chest deep flooded workings. The camera was the Fuji XP 120 on ordinary full auto, the properties sheet for the pics indicates ASA 200 and 400 range, which is not bad. I am talking point and shoot here.

I have had issues with the torch. its not IP 68 as claimed, the weakness is the charge cover. Also, the safe lock is not exactly safe as I found out when it came on while I was carrying it and it burned a hole through its case and nearly set me on fire. When using it with a film crew it got really hot but did not power down from Turbo, another possible fault?

I suspect that the Fenix tested is much better quality.

I can do a more comprehensive review of the Imolent in a new thread if people are interested?
Glad NAMHO 2019 over.