Fenix PD32 v2.0 1200lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Fenix PD32 v2.0 (PD32V2) released in 2021. It uses Osram KW CULPM1.TG LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1200 lm output, 39000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 395 m.
The PD32 v2.0 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of PD32 v2.0 ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function of PD32 v2.0 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.
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Fenix PD32 v2.0 (PD32V2) specifications
Flashlights are compact and lightweight, making them highly portable. They can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.
|Body diameter||23.6 mm|
|Head diameter||25.4 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 82 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. Aluminium body of PD32 v2.0 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.
The body of PD32 v2.0 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish. The PD32 v2.0 flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||Osram KW CULPM1.TG LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
Osram LEDs are known for their high performance, energy efficiency, and reliability. They provide a range of options in terms of brightness, color temperature, color rendering, and beam characteristics to meet different lighting requirements. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. With the smooth reflector of the PD32 v2.0, the beam tends to have a well-defined hotspot at the center, which provides a concentrated beam of light for long-range applications.
This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The PD32 v2.0 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches are known for their durability and reliability. They are typically built with robust construction, making them resistant to wear and tear, and capable of enduring various environmental conditions. The rear switch of PD32 v2.0 is designed to be rugged and durable, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and repeated use.
With 1200 lm, the PD32 v2.0 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. The PD32 v2.0 flashlight with 39000 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The PD32 v2.0 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. Strobe mode on PD32 v2.0 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the PD32 v2.0 produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
|Impact resistance||1 m|
The PD32 v2.0 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The PD32 v2.0 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.
The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the PD32 v2.0 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. The PD32 v2.0 has an impact resistance of 1 m. The impact resistance of a flashlight refers to its ability to withstand physical shocks or impacts without being damaged.
The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. The lanyard of PD32 v2.0 helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Fenix PD32 v2.0 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.
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