E12 Fenix Flashlight

Rated 4.65 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings
(23 customer reviews)

For those who want a more traditional light, but simply don’t have the space for a larger model, the E12 is the perfect hybrid of size and functionality. With almost 90 meters of throw, a max of 130 lumens and the popular tailcap control method, the E12 gives you all the punch you need, while only utilizing a single AA battery

$35.00 $26.95

4.65 out of 5
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Max Lumens: 130
Modes: 3

Length: 3.5″ (90mm)
Diameter: 0.75″ (19mm)

Weight: 1 oz. (28.5g) weight excluding batteries

Batteries: One AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery


Lanyard, spare O-ring

Warranty: E12 Flashlight Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US

MODE Lumens
Impact Resistance
Low 8 22h
Medium 50 3h 30min
High 130 1h
289ft (88m) 1936cd 1m IPX-8, underwater 2m
Additional Features
  • Uses Cree XP-E2 LED with a lifespan of 50000 hours
  • Uses one AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery
  • Digitally regulated output – maintains constant brightness
  • Reverse polarity protection guards against improper battery installation
  • Tail tap switch for on/off and output selection
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • High-efficiency total reflection lens
Reviews (23)

23 reviews for E12 Fenix Flashlight

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought this little giant for a while.It is prefect as i have too many small EDC from other brands and i can tell you there is no match for the E12 . One thing the surprised me is that at 130 lumens it is much brighter and more powerful than my others EDC light , even the one at 200 Lumens . I think it the because of the quality of the LED . I tried it on a night mountain walking with full darkness and it worked really great.I concerned about the counterfeit products as the Fenix advised but i was lucky to get the Original one. I want to buy another one to put it permanently in my go-bag but it is out-of stock.

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  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    I carry this light in my flight bag. It works well for night preflight inspections – the light reaches the top of the vertical stabilizer of the 767s I fly. The one thing I would like is a low battery indicator – the first indication that the battery is about to give up is that it won’t go to maximum brightness, and it’s a short trip from there to completely dead. I do understand that at this size and price point, that’s a lot to ask. Just make sure you’re carrying a spare battery if you’re in a situation where you’re likely to need light when you’re carrying this one.

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love this flashlight! I would never leave the house without it .. when I grab my keys, the flashlight goes right into my pocket along with the keys.

    Keep a second one upstairs .. in case the power goes out.

    It is so lightweight and easy to carry .. an all-around-great investment.. Every woman should have one!

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  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jack stack

    I would give it 5 stars if it had a pocket clip!, i dont understand ehy it doesn’t have one!?, it rven has a notch for one!!, anyone??.. Fenix?

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  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    James (verified owner)

    Small, simple, and dependable flashlight great for nighttime hiking and camping and around the house. Nice long run time on low. Only negative is the included lanyard is a bit small otherwise a good basic flashlight.

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  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is the BEST all around EDC flashlight I’ve ever seen, let alone owned. It is small enough (and comfortable enough) to keep in my pocket all the time, so I actually have it on me when I need it. For hunting, I usually hate using a flashlight to get around in the woods if I can possibly help it. Bright flashlights kill my night vision and a bright, tight beam diminishes my awareness of my surroundings outside the beam, so I have to make a conscious effort to monitor just where I’m at. The low setting on the E12, however, is low enough to light obstacles without completely blowing out my night vision. The second brightness level is brighter than my former flashlight at the high setting and the third and brightest setting is more light than I’ve ever really needed, but I use it anyway as you can’t have too much light in a lot of cases. Around the house or at work, a 5-second shot at the brightest setting usually finds the nut I just dropped. The “ears” they added around the “on/off” button on the E12 are a great guard against having the light turn on unintentionally while bouncing around in my pocket. All this and it runs on a single AA battery. I hope Fenix never retires this model – it’s hard to imagine improving it. Even so, I’m buying extras just in case.

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  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    This light is a great little light. I’m about buy my third because I can’t seem to keep one over a year, hopefully this one I can keep track of. I would definitely say they’re worth the money, I pack mine every day.

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  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is an awesome light. I have been using mine for over three years and it is yet to disappoint. This is my edc, but has also been on countless camping and hunting trips. I even use it with the Fenix headband as a headlamp while I’m fishing at night. The flashlight is exceptionally bright and outperforms anything else that I’ve found that runs on a single AA battery. The finish is surprisingly durable as the light often floats around my pocket with keys and possibly a knife, but the wear on it is pretty minimal. It has been dropped on pavement, in snow, even into the lake and keeps on running. Awesome.

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  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Howard Carter

    Best EDC ever. It rides perfectly in my pocket with the rest of my EDC, battery life, single AA are the reasons I purchased this model. Exactly what I needed.

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  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    BB (verified owner)

    The ideal pocket light. Recommended to me for EDC by a police officer who carries one. Always in my pocket, except when I pull it out to check things in dim light during the day or darkness at night. Excellent battery life at lower lumens, easy to use, rugged, and so convenient there’s no excuse not to carry it.

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  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jack Zahn

    This little light is my go to carry any where wearing any type of cloths for any event pocket flashlight! Just love it!

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  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    John Kress

    I have used the e12 now for about 3 years, and in that time the only issue I have consistently had involves the light not turning on. It appears to not connect with the battery, and I’ve had this problem now with several lights- even new ones right out of the package. I think it might have to do with the moisture or humidity of the environment I’m in the Bahamas. Or the fact that I stick the light in my mouth to direct the light while I’m working with tools. That said, I’d still buy this light every day, and if you live on an Island- and I do part of the year. This is the only light to have. Easy to replace batteries. I’ve not destroyed one yet, and lost one at TSA and another out of my pocket fumbling for keys. Get this light. I keep several back ups, and will look for a headlamp.

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  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric Burcham

    I have a few lights from Fenix, PD35, TK75, E99Ti, but this E12 is my EDC. This perfect sized light fits nicely in my jeans pocket without any added bulk. Feels perfect in your hand, (I’m not big or small- 6’0 200lbs)–yet this light is also the perfect size for my wife’s purse and my young daughters camping light.
    Don’t be fooled by the size, this little light packs a PUNCH on high!! The tail stand feature is nice on the night stand at night, set on low is perfect for reading, but won’t disturb my wife. The greatest feature of this is perfect light is that it runs simply off of the most common battery, a single AA battery!
    I have given this as a gift to all. Big & small, old & young, male & female all swear by this light after owning it. If you’ve never bought a Fenix light and want the perfect place to start or simply are wanting a perfect gift you can give to anybody–look no further than the E12.

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  14. Rated 3 out of 5

    Mike Sullivan (verified owner)

    Great light in terms of output to size, but I wish the battery lasted longer than an hour on high. My biggest problem with this light is the lack of a pocket clip. I try and carry this light towards the side of my pocket but it always ends up sliding around and ending up horizontal in my pocket. Fenix, please add a pocket clip.

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  15. Rated 3 out of 5


    Disappointed as this is a poor replacement for the E11.

    – Almost impossible to put on a standard key ring. And no ring comes with it to use as a connector to your key chain.
    – Smaller sized than the prior E11, makes it a little harder for my large hands to hold on to.
    – Once on a key ring, the ring wears through the AL metal of the E12 quickly.
    – Impossible to really know what light output level you are going to get, which makes it a poor choice for a defensive / tactical light.
    – The tailcap switch is flat and not very tactile

    I’m just disappointed in the E12, as the E11 was great and this is not an improvement on it nor a good replacement.

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  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    After heavy research and reviewing I bought the E12 today.
    Tonight I used it around the house in the dark.
    I have to admit, each time I used it I laughed because how so very functional and useful it appeared to me.
    Incredible light coming from such a small flashlight with a single AA battery.
    The build quality is quite incredible and really is impressive for this type and size of flashlight.

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  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    In terms of quality, performance, price and usefulness the E12 is really one of the best lights from Fenix. It runs on a simple AA, has an intuitive tail switch, features efficient battery life and at 130 lumens it can handle most daily tasks. I actually prefer the lack of a clip, too. The size makes it perfect. It’s small enough that you can take it anywhere, yet large enough that it feels robust and functional in your hand. Larger lights can be more useful, but the E12 is so easy to carry I find myself using it all the time.

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  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Duane (verified owner)

    Great all around performer. Nice to give as a gift and introduce someone to high quality lights.

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  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jon M

    I carry an I-phone in my left front pocket & the Fenix E12 & pocket knife in my right front pocket. To be honest after carrying a Surefire Backup on a clip alongside whatever pocket knife I had clipped to my pocket I got sick of the bulk of the lite & all the clips. So what happens you leave that shit at home. I’m digging the size of the Fenix E12 cuz. It’s not a whole lot bigger then the AA battery & is a fraction of the price of the Surefire Backup. If I lose the Fenix E12 I just go buy another on, but is I lose my Surefire Backup I shit my pants cuz the price of the light. For the price it’s a good light & it does the job of a basic little light you can put in your pocket & forget about till you need it. I’m supper happy with the lite. Also like that it uses a AA battery & not a CR123battery.

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  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just picked mine up from Sportsmans Warehouse. Love it! It is so dang tiny! Perfect to keep in your pocket for EDC. I was looking at this and a Surefire and this had much better specs than the surefire and was cheaper. I think Fenix makes a great product thats more affordable than other brands. Would highly recommend!

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  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am a night shift mental health worker. This flashlight is excellent for making rounds to check on patients. I utilize the low setting when checking patients rooms while they sleep. The medium and high setting are good for searching for contraband or other objects.

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  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Garry Frakes

    This E12 is great for inspection work. It’s 130 lumens is not too over powering when looking at assemblies at close range. I use it every day!! It does need a holster for the smaller size.

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  23. Rated 4 out of 5


    The Fenix E12 is an overall great EDC light. I have been carrying this light for almost a year and has done very well especially since it is so compact, portable, and only takes 1 AA. The beam has a good spread and projection, the lumens output is superior to my other light i carried (Streamlight Stylus Pro), the button is very positive and durable, the modes are great and in the proper order (some lights have high first, then strobe etc.), and the overall durability of the light is great.

    However there are 2 issues that i had with the light. First the glass sits flush with the head of the light body so if it were to be dropped the glass could be easily damaged and could affect its waterproof abilities. The second issue was that it doesn’t have a pocket clip for ease of carry. I don’t like having my gear not secure since it becomes easier to lose so what i did was have a custom kydex holster made for it but it would be nice if it came with a sturdy built in pocket clip. Other than that, its a great EDC light at a great price.

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