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Fenix PD32 (2012) review

2012
Cree XP-L HI LED
900 lm output
14400 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix PD32 (PD32) released in 2012. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 900 lm output, 14400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 240 m.

This light has 5 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.

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Fenix PD32 (PD32) specifications

Brand
Fenix
Name
PD32
Type
PD32
Rating
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Launch
2012
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
77 g
Length
129.5 mm
Body diameter
22.6 mm
Head diameter
24 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of PD32 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The PD32 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
electronic side, mechanical rear

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
900 lm
Intensity
14400 cd
Throw
240 m
CD/LM factor
16

Software

The PD32 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The PD32 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes
5 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
yes

Features

The PD32 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
lanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring
tail switch cover

The performance of the Fenix PD32 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Fenix PD32, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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