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Not the brightest but an Good choice in a keyring light
on April 24, 2012
***UPDATE: I still believe this to be an excellent product and I know several folks who have had no issues with reliability - but my second E05 just bit the dust - just quit working. I purchased them from outside sellers via Amazon and sellers are responsible for supplying service for Fenix. After 5 days, I have not heard back from the seller of my most recent purchase but they may be in New York and unavailable to provide service due to Hurricane Sandy.
I've got TOO many flashlights but I never had one that was just right to carry on a keyring - - many were the right size but too dim - - many were bright enough but too bulky and / or threw a beam that was narrow.
This one has a lens system that makes the beam broad and soft - perfect for close work. It's plenty bright at about 30 lumens but not so bright as to be overpowering in total darkness.
In my own test, one AAA Alkaline battery can give you two hours of bright light plus another hour of useable light. For most users, that means a year or so of looking for keys and finding things under the seat of the car.
As with all Fenix products, it's well built. If you want something really bright but not small, take a look at the Fenix TK-41, TK-60, or the monster TK-70. I own them and have reviewed them as well.
You'll like this one!