I bought a new flashlight today - a Fenix TK16. This is my first Fenix light, despite probably owning close to 40 LED lights over the years...
Today, I decided to sell my Streamlight TRL1 that I briefly had on my new PS90 carbine (the TRL1 was previously on a Rock River carbine, that I recently sold). And, I am going back to a traditional shaped flashlight for my PS90... Sorta like I previously had on my 1st PS90 carbine that I used to own many years ago.
Now, I like my other TRL1 that is on my SCAR 16. But because of the location of the side rails on the PS90, the usefulness of the TRL1 isn't as great as it is on other rifles. I have to move my hand up to activate the light on the PS90. And, I'd rather have something with longer battery life, and that can use 18650 rechargables instead of primary cells.
I did a lot of reading to decide what I wanted - I considered going with an Eagletac T200C2... But, in the end, I decided to go with a Fenix TK16. I picked one up today at Academy.
It is sweet. I like that the medium setting can last 10 hours - and it is more than bright enough on the medium setting for inside of my house. The high setting lasts almost 3.5 hours, and it is much brighter than the TRL1 output. And, the Turbo lasts 1 hr and 10 min. The Turbo is damn, damn bright - about 1000 lumens.
For its purpose (on a home defense carbine), I don't ever see going more than a medium or high setting, unless I go outside at night with it. I plan to leave it on the medium setting by default.
However - I just came in form being outside.... The Fenix has more throw than my daily carry flashlight - the Nightore SRT6. And, the strobe on the Fenix comes on at the full 1000 lumens. It almost makes me sick looking at it.
It is brighter than the strobe on my Nightcore, and even easier to activate. I'd hate to have that turned on in my face.
I've been carrying my Nightcore for 2 years now. But, I may end up getting another Fenix TK16 later on as a new daily carry light. Because of my job, I use a flash light daily. And, I am always looking for something equivalent to a pocket sun. This Fenix is a little smaller than the Nightcore too. And, with the way the strobe feature is activated, I think it makes for a better carry light than my Nightcore.
(The pic shows the clip, but I removed the clip to mount on the carbine)