Fenix PD32 Flashlight

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Practical durable flashlight. Water resistant and…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70 US

Summary

Practical durable flashlight. Water resistant and impact resistant. A variety of settings allow you to alternate between maximum brightness (340 lumens) and battery conservation (over 100 hours on the low setting.)

Pros

  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Durability
  • Practicality

The Fenix PD 32 is my go-to light, it's with me everyday in my edc pack. It is durable water resistant and impact resistant. It has 6 settings: low, medium, high, turbo, a varied strobe setting to "disorient attackers" and an SOS morse code setting.

Five of the settings are vary useful for outdoorsman, the strobe may or may not disorient animals (I've never had an opportunity to test this in the real world.) Its main on and off switch is on the tail, the setting toggle switch is on the side. This setup makes sense since it makes hard to accidentally turn on, while being able to switch settings while in use.

The turbo mode lasts for 30 min then switches to high to conserve battery, and the lowest setting (good for reading, finding things in a dark tent, etc.) lasts for 112 hours letting you alternate between power and battery conservation as the situation dictates. The flashlight comes with a so-so sheath and replacement parts.

Fenix lights are made in China but for once this doesn't mean inferior quality. They use all the same tech as Surefire and have proven to be every bit as durable and useful, at 1/3 of the price. The only real difference between the two are the holster quality, and you can upgrade parts in the sure fire, which you can't in the Fenix. This really isn't a con considering that the price of a Surefire upgrade piece is about the same as an updated model of Fenix. Also you'll always have your old Fenix to fall back on in case something happens.

Overall Fenix lights are excellent quality pieces at a reasonable price.

Flatwaterkayak

I've got one in my pocket now. The tailcap switch makes for quick and positive on/off and the mode button, made of tacky rubber, draws your thumb to it intuitively. A solid pocket clip makes this an easy choice for everyday carry.


9 months ago

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Fenix PD32 is a high intensity flashlight in small size for outdoor use. It features 4 brightness levels, strobe mode and hidden SOS function by pressing the side switch. Powered by two CR123A Lithium batteries or one high capacity 18650 Li-ion battery, PD32 delivers max 340 Lumens of brightness and max 245 hours of runtime, it meets the various demands of customers. Its compact design, user friendly interface by pressing the side switch for output selection, waterproof to IPX-8 standard prove that PD32 is a good flashlight suitable for outdoor activities and every day carry.Comes with batteries.

- CampSaver.com

Fenix PD32 340 Lumens Tactical FlashlightThe Fenix PD32 340 Lumens Tactical Flashlight is the perfect flashlight for outdoor use. Many outdoor activities require the use of a small yet powerful illumination tool. If you take a closer look at what the Fenix flashlights series offers to the enthusiast camper, hiker, hunter, you will find this to be the best. It maintains a constant output flow for a constant brightness throughout the battery life. The High lux (5950) and lumen (340) figures suggest that this flashlight has a very efficient circuit. A memory circuit memorizes the last brightness level when the light is switched off so that the same level will be automatically selected when it is turned on again. If you use the same mode most of the time, you do not need to fight with your fishing pole and your mode switch at the same time. enjoy your time outdoors with the Fenix PD32 340 Lumens Tactical Flashlight.

- SunnySports

Despite its low weight and compact fit-in-your-pocket size, the Fenix PD32 Flashlight packs enough power to reliably illuminate the darkest spaces. The maximum 340 lumen output will throw a beam over 500 feet into the darkness and the waterproof construction stands up to rugged outdoor use. Even better, the side and tail cap controls allow you to choose from four brightness settings and two emergency flashing modes.

- Backcountry.com

Fenix PD32R5 Flashlight - Introducing Fenix's new PD32--small size & high-intensity flashlight for outdoor use and everyday carry! Features: Cree XP-G (R5) LED with lifespan of 50,000 hours Compatible with two CR123s or one 18650 battery Four Brightness Levels: Turbo: 315 lumens (2 hrs.) - High: 130 lumens (8 hrs.) - Mid: 70 lumens (16 hrs.) - Low: 9 lumens (200 hrs.) Flashing Mode--Strobe: 315 lumens - SOS 130 lumens- Mid: 95 lumens (3 hrs) - High 190 lumens (1 hr) Friendly user interface by depressing side switch for selecting brightness levels when light is on Waterproof to IPX-8 standard Tactical tail switch with momentary-on function Belt or pocket Ti-coating body clip Cree XP-G (R5) LED with lifespan of 50,000 hours 127 mm (length) x 25.4 (diameter) 61 gram weight (excluding batteries) Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightness Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation Over heat protection Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflecting coating Intelligent Memory Circuit

- Massey's Outfitters

With a powerful 340-lumen beam and 4 brightness leves, the Fenix PD32 flashlight sheds a little-or a lot-of light on the issue at hand without weighing down your pack. Features 4 brightness levels, including a turbo mode that outputs a stunning 340-lumen beam that shines 154m (505 ft.) to illuminate the darkest forests and trails. High-quality Cree XP-G LED outputs 135 lumens on high, 70 lumens on medium and 5 lumens on low. 2 flashing modes (strobe and SOS) come in handy when you're trying to signal someone or get help; strobe mode outputs 340 lumens and SOS mode outputs 130 lumens. Press the tail cap switch lightly for momentary on or press it all the way to turn the flashlight on completely. With the flashlight on, press the switch on the side to adjust the output; PD32 remembers the last output level, so the next time you turn it on it starts where you left off. 2 CR123A lithium batteries (included) provide 245 hrs. of runtime on low, 16 hrs. 30 min. on medium, 8 hrs. 15 min. on high and 2 hrs. 30 min. on turbo. Regulated output maintains consistent light output over the lifetime of the batteries. Rugged aircraft-grade aluminum body is designed to resist rolling and has a knurled finish for good grip. PD32 flashlight has an IPX8 water resistance rating for protection against prolonged immersion in water deeper than 1m (3.3 ft.). The Fenix PD32 flashlight includes a holster, lanyard, body clip, spare O-ring and spare rubber switch boot.

- REI