With summer quickly approaching, you may find yourself out and about more. We know we will! Just in time for this new season, and the activities that are sure to accompany it, Fenix has launched a new EDC flashlight: the E35R! Built-in rechargeability and improved performance make this light a worthy successor to its predecessor, the Fenix E35 V3.0.

EDC flashlights are an essential part of your everyday gear, but it can be challenging to pick a model when there are so many options. If you are looking for an in-depth guide on everyday carry lights, check out our blog post, “The Ultimate Guide to EDC Flashlight.”

If you know you want an EDC light but are stuck selecting between models, read on to see the difference between the new E35R and the popular E28R.

Quick Comparison Chart of the Fenix E35R and E28R

E35R E28R
Max Lumens: 3100 1500
Max Beam Distance: 853 ft (260 m) 656 ft (200 m)
Max Runtime: 69 hours 73 hours 35 min
Lighting Modes: 5 brightness levels and strobe 5 brightness levels and strobe
Bulb Type: Luminus SST70 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours Luminus SST40 cool white LED
Size: Length: 4.72” (120mm)
Head: 1.04” (26.5mm)
Body: 0.98” (24.8mm)
Length: 4.29″ (109mm)
Body: 0.89″ (22.6mm)
Head: 1.04″ (26.5mm)
Weight: 5.22 oz. (148g) (including) 2.33 oz (66g) (excluding)
Battery: ARB-L21-5000 battery One 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included) or two CR123A lithium batteries (not included/not rechargeable)
Product Highlights
  • Multiple brightness settings for a variety of lighting demands
  • Easy-operation side switch
  • Small body for optimal hand grip
  • Soft, balanced flood beam
  • Body clip and magnetic tail for hands-free lighting
  • Electronic lockout function to maximize battery life
  • Fully protected against water, dust, and foreign objects
  • High-performance flashlight in a compact, everyday carry design
  • One-handed operation side switch activates all lighting modes
  • No tail switch
  • Ultra-thin optical lens creates a soft, balanced beam
  • Extra-large capacity battery for longer runtimes on Eco setting
  • Fully rechargeable via a USB Type-C charging port
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E35R: Ultra-Bright Flashlight With a Magnetic Tail

With a powerful LED light that throws a maximum of 3100 lumens across a distance of 853 feet (260 m), the Fenix E35R is ideal for long-distance illumination, from evening and early-morning neighborhood walks to inspecting your yard. The flashlight’s compact build and lightweight size make it convenient to carry everywhere or stash somewhere for later. Whether you need an easy-carry light source or an ultra-bright beam, the E35R is a practical solution.

Another standout feature of this EDC light is its hands-free lighting options. The magnetic tail fastens to most metal surfaces, and the body clip attaches the light to your person. And with the E35R’s intuitive side switch, you can quickly access all six lighting modes and control the light’s on/off functionality. The flashlight also has a durable aluminum body and IP68-rated protection, so it easily withstands water, dust, minor impacts, drop, and foreign objects.

Best for:

  • Long-distance illumination
  • Hands-free use, such as wearing it on your hat bill, clipping it to your pocket, or attaching the magnetic tail to a metallic surface
  • Everyday carry and lighting tasks
  • Recreational activities like hiking, walking, or running after dark
  • Close-up tasks like DIY projects, nighttime reading, and automotive repairs

E28R: High-Performance, Balanced Lighting Inside a Compact, EDC Design

Looking for a light that can keep up with a range of everyday tasks? The Fenix E28R rechargeable flashlight is a versatile, palm-sized light that packs a powerful punch with a maximum output of 1500 lumens and a beam distance of 656ft (200m), making it the perfect companion for all your everyday lighting needs.

The E28R's ultrathin optical lens creates a soft, balanced beam ideal for up-close indoor and outdoor tasks where color-rendering is essential. So whether you're tinkering with your car or fixing a bike in low-light conditions, the E28R provides the perfect light without a harsh glare.

The E28R is built to endure, with a waterproof and dustproof design that withstands the most demanding everyday situations. And when the battery level indicator dips into red, you can use the USB Type-C charging port to power the included Li-ion battery, keeping your flashlight ready for action whenever needed.

Best for:

  • Illuminating outdoor activities like walking after dark
  • Situations where small size outweighs more power, such as carrying it in a purse, pack, or pocket
  • Everyday carry for general use, such as finding keys or looking for items in your car after dark
  • Unexpected situations, like power outages or car repairs
  • Up-close tasks where color-rendering is essential, such as identifying wires or electrical components
  • Versatile lighting, like adjusting the brightness level for different situations
  • Use in wet or dusty environments

Experience the Ultimate EDC Flashlight Solution with Fenix!

From illuminating a dim attic to finding a lost item under the couch, Fenix EDC flashlights like the E35R and E28R offer top-notch performance and practical features. No matter the task or activity, these high-quality lights exceed your everyday lighting needs and expectations.