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Fenix PD32 900lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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.

The PD32 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. 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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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fenix PD32, then tell us.

Fenix PD32 (PD32) specifications

BrandFenix
NamePD32
TypePD32
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1359 user votes.
Launch2012
Formflashlight

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

Body

Weight77 g
Length129.5 mm
Body diameter22.6 mm
Head diameter24 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 77 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the PD32 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The PD32 flashlight is available in black.

System

EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical 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 PD32 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.

The PD32 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The PD32 flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Performance

Flux900 lm
Intensity14400 cd
Throw240 m
CD/LM factor16

With 900 lm, the PD32 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The PD32 flashlight has 14400 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. 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

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Fenix PD32 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The PD32 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 contentslanyard
nylon holster
spare o-ring
tail switch cover

The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The lanyard of the PD32 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. 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 Fenix PD32 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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