A new year means it’s time to check on your Fenix flashlights and take care of any routine maintenance. Fenix flashlights are made to last, but with these flashlight tips, you can be sure your Fenix flashlight will be in top condition for as long as possible.
We know rechargeable flashlights can be more expensive upfront than those that take single-use batteries, but if you take proper care of your rechargeable batteries—and your flashlight—this investment will pay for itself over time.
It’s also important to take care of Fenix flashlights with single-use batteries. Just a small amount of maintenance will keep these flashlights performing at their best for years.
Following these flashlight tips will keep your Fenix flashlights in good working condition for years to come, ensuring they are ready whenever you need them.
Check and Replace Your Batteries Regularly
When you have a Fenix flashlight powered by single-use batteries, like the Fenix LD02 V2.0 CW AA Penlight, it’s important to regularly inspect the batteries for signs of corrosion. If you do see corroded batteries, replace them immediately. Then use a cotton swab or small brush with a mixture of water and baking soda to clean any corrosion.
If you clean the battery contacts periodically you’ll see improved performance—dirty contacts can cause the flashlight to flicker, shine intermittently, or even fail to produce any light.
If you know that you won’t be using the flashlight for an extended period, it’s a good idea to store the flashlight with the batteries removed. This will help prevent any corrosion or damage!
The LD02 V2.0 is waterproof and dustproof, which means unlike other flashlights, you don’t have to worry about getting it wet.
If you follow these flashlight tips for your single-use battery lights they will last long and perform well for years to come.
Lubricate Parts in the Flashlight
Some Fenix lights feature moving parts, like the Fenix WT25R Adjustable Head Flashlight. This flashlight includes an adjustable head that can be angled up to 105 degrees for more precise lighting. With this flashlight, it’s a good idea to lubricate the pivoting head periodically to make sure it moves smoothly.
In addition, be sure to operate the switches and controls periodically to prevent them from sticking. When not in use, always store your flashlights in a cool, dry place. While most Fenix flashlights can withstand bitter cold and extreme heat, including the WT25R, for long-term storage it’s best to keep the flashlight in a place that doesn’t have extreme temperature shifts.
Check O-Ring for Wear and Tear
One of the best ways to maintain a light like the Fenix PD32 Flashlight is to regularly check the O-ring for wear and tear. This light comes with an extra O-ring because long-term use can result in O-ring wear. Every year check the O-ring, and if it looks like it has some wear and tear, replace it with the approved spare that came with your order. This will maintain a proper water seal and prolong the life of your flashlight. To enhance the sealing properties and help maintain their flexibility, apply silicone grease to the O-ring.
Other flashlight tips include wiping the lens with a clean microfiber cloth to remove dirt and smudges. You can use a lens cleaning solution for stubborn stains, but be sure to avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the lens coating.
Keep Your Fenix Products Running for Years With These Flashlight Tips
Remember to regularly inspect your flashlight for signs of damage, such as cracks or dents. To extend the life of your rechargeable batteries try not to overcharge them. It’s a good idea to keep your battery at about 40 percent charge when in storage. This will help minimize capacity loss and keep the battery in good operating condition.
When cleaning your flashlight you can use a bristle brush or hard toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach areas or remove any grease or grime. If you have a Fenix flashlight that’s rated IP66 or higher—meaning it’s waterproof—you can wash it off with soapy water and rinse it in the sink without damaging the light. It’s important to properly wipe your lights dry if you wash them to make sure you don’t leave any trace of water behind.
Fenix flashlights are built to last, as long as they are properly maintained. Taking care of your flashlight isn’t time-consuming, but investing a few minutes every year to make sure your lights are in good working order will pay off in the long term.