“Fenix creates unique lighting products in a company-owned facility under close scrutiny from quality assurance professionals. From owners to employees, the talented team is out to replicate the craftsmen’s eye for function, fit and finish. Those high standards flow from design to production to quality assurance” – FENIX (See What Matters)
Flashlights are like headphones in that they’re both relatively simple pieces of tech with an immense amount of varying manufacturers making them with almost as much a spread in quality and craftsmanship.
This is particularly true with AAA and button battery powered flashlights, because they’re easier to make and cheap with inferior mass production, ergo crap.
There’s a reason why seemingly similar flashlights like the Fenix E05 can be bought for $5 or even $1, because their manufacturing costs are in the pennies.
And there’s a reason why why its manufacturing is so cheap, because it is cheap, sure in retail price but more importantly in quality, craftsmanship and parts.
Like I said, flashlights are a relatively simple technology and so bargain models will usually do the trick – there’s less things that can go wrong or break. But therein lays the problem, if you’re in a position where you need a flashlight, it needs to work and work well.
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