E05 Fenix Flashlight – DISCONTINUED

Max Lumens: 85
Modes: 3
(64 customer reviews)

$26.50 $19.95


This version of E05 has been discontinued.  It’s now replaced by an upgraded E01 V2.0.  See here:

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If you need a small, yet versatile, light to be your constant sidekick, the E05 is our recommended go-to for your lighting needs. Pumping out up to 85 lumens from a single AAA battery (included), the E05 provides a max range of 45 meters of light to ensure your safety and security at an absolute bargain of a price.

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Max Lumens: 85
Modes: 3


e05 spec chart


Flashlight Length: 2.6″ (64.5mm)
Flashlight Diameter: 0.6″ (14.4mm)


0.4 oz. (11.3g) weight excluding batteries


One 1.5V AAA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery


AAA battery, keyring, and spare o-ring


Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US

Additional Features of the Fenix E05

  • Cree XP-E2 LED with a lifespan of 50000 hours
  • Uses one AAA battery (included)
  • Digitally regulated output – maintains constant brightness
  • Capable of standing up securely on a flat surface to serve as a candle
  • Reliable twist switch
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Premium type 3 hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish

64 reviews for E05 Fenix Flashlight – DISCONTINUED

  1. Tony (verified owner)

    This small Flashlight is very Powerful! High quality! Every bit worth the money!

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fits perfect in an altitude tin. Bright enough on highest setting. get a lithium battery. Super light weight too.

  3. William (verified owner)

    Great product at a great price.

  4. John Brown (verified owner)

    Great product, smooth transaction

  5. Shawn (verified owner)

    Great little light. Can not beat the price.

  6. Brent

    I don’t leave home without this in my left front pocket. No matter what I’m doing or what other lights I have with me this one is always with me. Been carrying this for years. Retired Army

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great coin pocket flashlight!

  8. Jeff M. (verified owner)

    Brighter than expected. It’s the perfect keychain flashlight. Very durable.

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great little light for the price!

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)


  11. Kurt (verified owner)

    Best little pocket flashlight I’ve owned. Very bright and compact. I should have bought more

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Exactly what I wanted. Small light for in the car.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)


  14. Terry T. (verified owner)

    Love the light. Carry in my pocket everywhere.

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is an awesome little every day carry flashlight perfect for a keychain. Quality construction and three light levels with memory feature. Highly recommended.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Perfect keychain light for my wife to see her car door lock when she gets off work after dusk!

  17. ALBERT S. (verified owner)


  18. Gloria (verified owner)

    great flashlight – exactly what I wanted

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I always carry this light in my pants pocket.

  20. Jack Stradling (verified owner)


  21. LEE DALE (verified owner)

    Exactly what was advertised. Excellent product and fast delivery. Thanks!

  22. William (verified owner)

    Love this little light! Perfect for everyday carry, wish they came in colors though.

    • Dianne

      It is currently available in black and blue. Blue tends to get sold out quickly though.

  23. Tony M. (verified owner)

    My best and most used flashlight. I have 3 of the E05’s. It’s great for EDC. Attached to my keychain and always used and available. If I need to use my larger flashlights, they usually don’t fit in my pocket for on the fly uses. Though they have their purpose, they aren’t as convenient as the E05.
    They have a good gasket on them for water resistance and they are possibly waterproof. The 3 modes of brightness are great to have and easy to operate. I usually use the lowest mode for everything. This also helps save on the single AAA battery it uses. Between my long and short uses, the battery lasts almost a year and the light still functions well as the battery weakens. The lanyard and keyring it comes with are great making it hard to lose. My pocket change takes up more space than this light.
    I use this flashlight daily between work and personal use. Especially when my larger light isn’t available. If their is a power outage in an unfamiliar area, I always have light to find my way in and out. If my main flashlight breaks or fails, I have the E05 in my pocket to bail me out. I don’t want to be without good flashlights while crawling into pitch dark crawl spaces and tunnels that are like mazes at work. It also comes in handy for late night walks out of the woods. Not everyone has a smartphone with a light on it for backup. They may only have a fliptop, and, why would I want to drain the battery on my smartphone using it for a light all the time when it is mainly for communication. Using a smartphone light is a last minute resort. I rather have a small pocket flashlight. My main E05 EDC is around 5 years old and is very durable. I beat it around a lot and have no problems with its function. Its the best design and pocket light I’ve owned. The quality is great. I don’t give many things good reviews. Thumbs up to Fenix.

  24. Rick (verified owner)

    Very nice flashlight in a small compact “keep in your pocket” size. Excellent light output from this flashlight.
    Would definitely buy again. Will be buying these for future gifts

  25. Glenn Sterkel (verified owner)

    A great tool to keep in your pocket all the time.

  26. Jim Weeks (verified owner)

    I’ve carried one for years and it can’t be beat.

  27. Joe S. (verified owner)

    Not impressed.

  28. Bobby (verified owner)

    Very handy and bright! I carry it constantly and it virtually disappears in a pocket.

  29. Ric Clark (verified owner)

    Great light! Using NiMh batteries.

  30. James D. (verified owner)

    Great light for the price. 85 lumins for 1 aaa battery is a great deal.

  31. lee F. (verified owner)

    Great EDC pocket flashlight with plenty of power…!!!

  32. Stephen C. (verified owner)

    What an amazing little light! At first, I did not realize that it had a brightness adjustment, and was a bit underwhelmed. But when I figured out how to adjust it, I was thrilled with it! I carry it in my pocket every day, and it is so handy. Plenty of light for dark spaces, or illuminating dark spots in a workspace. Highly recommend this light!

  33. stevecloud75 (verified owner)

    Once I figured out how to change the brightness, I was amazed at the bright light this little light can put out. Solid construction, and I love the blue color!

  34. Kenny (verified owner)

    Great little flashlight!! Very bright for a single triple a light. Good quality and really happy with my purchase!!

  35. Brian (verified owner)

    Great little flashlight for my keychain that uses a standard battery.

  36. Ignacio (verified owner)

    Great light. I clip it onto my key ring and has proved invaluable. Bought one for both myself and my wife. Highly recommend

  37. frank c. (verified owner)

    Not impressed

  38. Kate (verified owner)

    Excellent customer service, excellent products. Will definitely shop here again.

  39. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Nice product. You should have one with a button at end.

    • Dianne_G

      Unfortunately the E05 only comes with the twist function, however, we do offer a number of lights with a tail switch if you are looking for an additional light!

  40. Angela Swart (verified owner)


  41. Kenneth (verified owner)

    A very nice flashlight, however, no lanyard unlike their other flashlights.

  42. R.J.

    The best flashlight isn’t the one with the best specs, it’s the one you use the most. That’s the E05.
    After years of pocket grit finally ruined the threads in my beloved ARC-P flashlight, I looked for a similar replacement. I wanted the optimal balance between quality, size, brightness, and battery life. It had to use a AAA battery, disappear in my pocket, and feel like it would last forever. I bought a few different lights from different companies, and the E05 won the contest. For anyone wanting a flashlight they’ll always have on them, I’ll recommend this one all day.

  43. Susan (verified owner)

    I absolutely love it!!!

  44. William D.

    Perfect keychain light!!!
    I bought this light back in Dec. 2015. I placed it on my keychain and carry it everyday. I work nights so I need a flashlight 4-6 times a night and sometimes I forget to grab my Fenix LD09, so I use my E05 most of the time. It worked flawlessly until earlier this year (2018) and then just died. I contacted Fenix, mailed in my old E05 and they fixed it no questions asked…easy enough. I hated being without my trusty little light but was so glad I bought I product that the company stands behind. I would NEVER hesitate to buy another Fenix flashlight and plan on doing so soon. Working night shift for over a decade I’ve had many flashlights and Fenix lights seem to do the job far better then any of the other big names. I will look to Fenix when I’m in need of my next flashlight…guaranteed.

  45. Jeffery C. (verified owner)

    Well built. 3-brightness options that I want. The light does exactly what a mini light is suppose to do. Looking for a clip similar to one on a ink pen so I can attach it to my ball cap. I’ve already recommended this light to friends…

  46. Matthew K. (verified owner)

    This Fenix E05 is a great flashlight! If your lookin for a very compact and economical edc light look no further. I was very impressed with the quality of the light this little guy puts out. Though it is only rated at 85 lumens, the beam is a good mix of spot and flood and has a nice white tint. In this day of 1000 lumen lights it’s easy to go overlook a little light like this but I love how it can disappear in my front pocket yet still put out enough light to do most tasks. Perfect for backpacking! Build quality is just great. Have used a mag light solitaire for years and this Fenix beats it in evey way. The twisty head control works perfect and I prefer it to a button or switch for loose carry in a front pocket. I like the E05 so well that I ordered it’s big brother the E15!

  47. Megan D. (verified owner)

    Excellent flashlight. Super tiny yet very powerful

  48. James (verified owner)

    Prefer the model with the on/off button on the end, for one-hand operation, but could not find one.

  49. Lawrence Clay Jr (verified owner)

    Felix flashlights are probably the best in the market. We love the fact that we can control the brightness of the E05, low if you want illumination but don’t want to distract or disturb people close by and of course, high illumination when it is needed.

  50. Lance (verified owner)

    This light is a hit. Not quite as small as the Olight i3E but its probably the smallest AAA with adjustable light levels. And you can tail stand a couple for a romantic dinner. My favorite color is purple. Fits great in the watch pocket on a pair of jeans. Buy a bunch for your friends.

  51. Richard

    I’ve had mine for 3 years and it’s been completely reliable and capable. The small size is perfect for continual pocket carry. I also have had a TK16 for 2 years and it’s been extremely useful.

  52. Ed Mallam

    I love this little light! It has been on my key chain for a few years now, and still works just as well as it did when it was new. It is an indispensable part of my EDC. I have it on a little carabiner so I can snap it from my keys. It is small enough to hold in my mouth in a pinch. I have given this torch as gifts several times over the years, and I am sad to see I can’t pick one up from REI anymore. it is very bright, and I have used it by itself in the lowest setting for walks through the thick woods in the dark. Highly recommended. Would trust any torch from Fenix. Just watch out for imposters selling cheap imitations from outside the U.S!

  53. Neil

    Ive had the stainless steel version of this for nearly a couple of years, its a fantastic little light, runtimes (important) are longer than the competition even though the max lumens is slightly lower…. its better to have some light than none 🙂
    Just make sure when you twist it to turn it off, even though the light has gone out… give it an extra twist otherwise pressure on the head can make the light turn on.
    An FD20 is my next light 🙂

  54. Tom Morland

    I am a commuter on a bicycle and needed a bright reliable light to help me when I was doing repairs or fixing a flat when it’s dark out. The light failed and I sent it to Fenix and they replaced the head. A year has gone by and now the light failed again. I sense it’s an engineering problem and yea, I am hesitant about buying another Fenix product. I have been searching the internet for a competitor’s product.

  55. Glenn Bordeaux

    A very nice little light. Perfect for EDC. Very bright for its size. I would buy another.

  56. Jim Kenworthy

    Keep one of these in my tool box at work. Great light for a great price. Stores easily and battery lasts for a long time.

  57. Justin

    I had the prior version on my keychain for years (one brightness level). Ended up giving that one away and buying a new one for myself, and was pleasantly surprised by the 3 level brightness. Have had this one on my keychain for a few years now, the casing is worn and dinged but still works like when it was new. I use it almost every day, and with an Eneloop it lasts months.

    As with most things, a negative experience is 100x more likely to yield a negative review, and considering how many of these I’ve given away as gifts with no DOA’s or failures (along with other Fenix purchases I’ve made), I think QA issues are not the norm. You won’t regret buying this as an every day carry item.

  58. Jacob Soares

    My girlfriend got me this flashlight for my birthday, and I use it every day. comes in handy for getting into the house at night, working on the truck, small stuff up in the mountains when you don’t want to wake your friends up. Great light. I’ll be purchasing another fenix light now.

  59. Matthew Wheeler

    This flashlight was recommended to me by a good engineer friend. He tells me about all of the best products in relation to price and I tend to dote on all of my mega awesome technology to people I know.

    This flashlight worked beautifully for the first several months that I owned it then it started losing contact. I cleaned the connectors with alcohol once which worked for a few weeks and then it started losing contact again. The second time the alcohol did not work so I used a stronger chemical that my company makes which will clean just about anything electronic or resin-related almost immediately. That killed the flashlight so I ended up throwing it out. I am hesitating to purchase another E05 even though they’re really convenient, tough and ultra-bright.

    Note: I have a Fenix E25UE which I also love, use at work and secure to my Camelbak for strobe running at night. If I forget to lock out that flashlight, it will turn on by itself and cook so I have to be careful. I would highly encourage anyone who buys these to use strictly rechargeable batteries. The lowest setting on these flashlights work better than a standard flashlight in my opinion and I usually find any setting higher than that is too bright. I have been blinded by the light reflections on metal.

  60. Alexander

    First off, I feel that it should be known that I only subscribed to become a member of this site as I felt this little light required my review.

    Only owning the light for a few days now, “early” xmas gift from my wife… I have already used it in a number of situations. One of which involved fixing a leaky valve in our hot water pluming.

    While taking care of the fix I didn’t need to grab for my larger Maglight, or a stand light, I just used my new E05 light, which was already on my key-chain. Brighter than every light I own, going up to 3D batteries! … Fenix did a great job on this little key-chain light. A solid nugget of engineering.

    Totally worth the MSRP!

  61. Cha

    Perfect for ultra-light backpacking. I can clip the flashlight to my pants.
    I always use it in low mode and it’s enough. The 85 lumens in high mode is very bright. You don’t need frontal lamp because you can put the tiny E05 in your mouth. Where each gram count like in ultralight walking, this flashlight deliver!

  62. Adam

    Good light and small size are advantages. Unfortunately, my E05 has terribly loose thread and bad contacts. I had to squish the head an make it slightly oval, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to turn on the light firmly. The thread is so loose, that one can turn on the light by pressing head down.
    Also the head contact should be a spring. My light has a tendency to jump through modes during turning on, independent on power source.

    • Fenix Lighting U.S.


      Send us your info and where you bought it and we will send you to the correct support or if your in the US we will see what we can do for you.

  63. Ian Losby (verified owner)

    I have purchased one of these for myself and my wife, as well as several to give away. The light output on these is incredible. Since there is no button, the size stays very small. Turning the head to switch brightness output is easy.

    I had one problem with these. The light suddenly quit working. I tried new batteries, but it still wouldn’t work. Finally, I cleaned the contacts with alcohol, even though they looked clean. This fixed the problem. So, try this if you have any problems.

  64. Jim Cooper

    My wonderful GF gave me an E05 as a gift a long time ago. It has been dropped countless times, used in the rain and the snow, been underwater, used on top of a hot car engine while searching for wildlife under the hood of m car, illuminating door locks, lighting IT installation projects, exploring small caves, lighting my way for early morning jogs and even even serves as a backup in the storm shelter. I has been used so much that the “black” has been worn off of most of it and It has never failed me. That is as good as it gets.

  65. thomas

    Awesome I use this everyday for night swimming or just putting it in my pocket or in glass of water

  66. Willie

    5 stars for this product; my use is unconventional – it is an end-lane-marker in 5 ft of water at the end of a 58,000-gal pool i use at 0500 every morning for one-mile swims – runtime is about right based on weekly use with a plain alkaline AAA – i like this little light, and it’s a permanent part of my kit!

  67. Mr. Clark

    I’ve been looking for a flashlight like this for years.

    It’s about as small as you can get and still be powered with an AAA cell. It is over 1/2″ shorter and a smidgen larger in diameter than a Mag Instrument Solitaire – with many times more light. It is small enough to carry in my pocket at all times.

    It runs on 1.5 or 1.2 V NiMH AAA batteries. No, expensive button cells needed

    It has one of the best flood lens – creating a very broad flood with a very smooth light transition with no lines or circles.

    The quality of the light is beautiful white sunlight-like light.

    It is waterproof not just water resistant.

    Switch simplicity – just twist on, twist off.

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