Ridiculous claims: None found. +1
- 4,000 lumens sounds like a stretch?
- The IPX8 standard for waterproof protection is as described.
Post Office box: Nope. At 2103 W. Greeley St., Broken Arrow, OK 74012 I see a warehouse with a “Fenix” sign over the office entrance. +1
Onerous terms: I don’t see the “Terms and Conditions” page of gobbledygook that’s typical of web scams. Instead I find a “Warranty And Returns Info” document that’s brief and talks straight. Basically, you get a five-year warranty, plus six months if you register your light with the manufacturer. +1
Ads, spam, robocalls: Fenix uses the information you provide only to complete the transaction. They don’t share it with anybody. You can register to receive catalogs, etc. if you want them. +1
Lying and deception: None found. +1
Obfuscation: The web site’s animations are a bit annoying. But they don’t seem intended to confuse the customer. +1
Phony reviews: I found some hands-on, technical, hype-free reviews. There’s no silly talk about defending your family from the zombie apocalypse. They do have text links to Fenix. +1
Crummy product: Amazon has no customer reviews giving less than four stars; but I only see three reviewers. “The Fenix TK75 is a true 4,000 Lumen Flashlight and the brightness is comparable to my NiteCore TM16.” +1
- You can look at the user manual online before you buy the light.
- The web site specifies the batteries you can use with the light.
- The web site lists the items included in your purchase.
Overpriced: Amazon lists the light for $165 vs. Fenix’s $199. So, a bit high. I see other lights claiming 4,000 lumens starting at $6. 0
Unauthorized charges: I found no reports of this. +1
Scam-O-Meter score: +9
These lights aren’t cheap. But they seem to be a premium quality product, and the warranty is awesome.