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Fenix PD25 flashlight review

Cree XP-L V5 LED
500 lm output
4225 cd intensity
1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix PD25 flashlight was released in 2015. It uses Cree XP-L V5 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 500 lm output, 4225 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 130 m.

Wondering if this Fenix flashlight is awesome? Stick around until the end of our article!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix PD25 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Fenix PD25 / PD25

The PD25 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Fenix PD25 specifications

BrandFenix
NamePD25
TypePD25
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1457 user votes.
Launch2015
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Fenix PD25 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight47 g
Length93 mm
Head diameter21.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 47 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the PD25 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The PD25 flashlight is available in black.

Fenix PD25 / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L V5 LED
Color temperature6000 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The PD25 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

Fenix PD25 / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux500 lm
Intensity4225 cd
Throw130 m
CD/LM factor8.45

500 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The PD25 flashlight has 4225 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Fenix PD25 flashlight is powered by 1 x 16340 Li-Ion battery. The PD25 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents16340 battery with microUSB
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your PD25. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the PD25 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Fenix flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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