Pointed at a white ceiling in a dark room it will completely illuminate it. Out the car window at night, it's brighter than my headlights. Somewhat cool in color (still its white, not bluish). Amazing what 3 LEDs can output for light, and I like the fact that this model runs off of regular AA alkalines. It is comfortable to hold but does have some heft when loaded with 8 batteries, a small price to pay for such a flamethrower. Note that this light is more flood-oriented than spot, which is to me more usable. Still, it throws quite a distance.
It does have strobe features that I will probably never use.. rapid flash that will disorient an attacker (if you can enable that mode quick enough!) and S.O.S. flashing pattern, potentially useful.
I'm so disappointed with this flashlight. I was hoping it will be a bit better then my Fenix TK40. I brought the Fenix TK40 awhile back and love it so much I wanted another one. I was going to buy one more but Fenix came out with this TK45 with 760 lumens. So I thought and lusted over the 760 lumens over the 630 lumens on the TK40 and thought that it would either be better or at least be same with my current TK40. But man I thought wrong, the TK40 out shine and throw over the TK45 in turbo and third level mode about 20% (I'm just guessing the percentage so don't mark me for it and that's how I see it having the two lights next to each other at those modes). So now I'm thinking about returning it and getting the TK40 as I originally wanted or even considering the Fenix TK30, but it's the batteries that the TK30 uses that's holding me back. But anyway, I may also consider keeping the TK45 because at turbo mode the it does not over heat like the TK40. The TK40 becomes real hot and you have to shut it down and let it cool when using in turbo mode for more then 14 minutes. Fenix recommend you only use turbo mode with the TK40 for 15 minutes only. I use the turbo and the third mode often so my disappointment in this (Fenix TK45) flashlight are in those modes.
If you're thinking about getting this flashlight I do recommend you read all the reviews for the TK40 and TK30 and also think about which batteries you use often or a lot at home. You'll understand what I mean when you read those rerviews. But from my perspective I really would recommend the TK40 over the TK45 flashlight anyday. I guess with that being said, I made up my mind, I'm returning the TK45 and getting another TK40 flashlight.
After a year of occasional use (nothing rugged), the unit stopped producing several operational modes: SOS, Turbo, & High (only low & mid are available). I was happy with it until now and would have given it 5 stars but a flashlight like this should last more than a year without being abused.
I've just contacted both the seller and Fenix describing the problem. I'm hoping either one will come through and stand by their product. Will update as soon as information becomes available. To be fair I'm going to hold off on the video review and see if they can resolve the issue before posting. Then you can decide if this torch is worth the money.
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The Fenix TK45 is an outstanding and versatile Flashlight, and the purchase/delivery through Amazon was exceptional as always. Although it's not the best for throw, or distance of the beam, it more than makes up for in versatility and flood capability. Highly recommended.
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