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Fenix PD35 v2 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HI V3 LED
1000 lm output
15600 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix PD35 v2 (PD35V2) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L HI V3 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 15600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 250 m.

The PD35 v2 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 5 modes of lighting. Since the PD35 v2 flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels unless specifically required. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers

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Fenix PD35 v2 (PD35V2) specifications

BrandFenix
NamePD35 v2
TypePD35V2
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1375 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Fenix flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Body

Weight88 g
Length138 mm
Body diameter23 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
camo

The 88 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for PD35 v2 flashlight. Hard-Anodized Type III (HAIII) is a specific anodizing process that creates a thicker and harder oxide layer compared to regular anodizing. The PD35 v2 offers an impressive assortment of captivating colors: black, camo.

System

EmitterCree XP-L HI V3 LED
Color temperature5800 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. If long-range illumination and throw distance are the primary requirements, a flashlight with a smooth reflector may be more suitable. The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface.

The PD35 v2 uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. Rear switches are commonly found on tactical flashlights designed for law enforcement, military, and self-defense purposes.

Performance

Flux1000 lm
Intensity15600 cd
Throw250 m
CD/LM factor15.6

The 1000 lm output of PD35 v2 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The PD35 v2 flashlight with 15600 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.

Software

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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 can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The power source of the PD35 v2 flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The battery indicator helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. The PD35 v2 doesn't have charger port. 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 thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. The flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
nylon holster
tail switch cover

The package comes complete with a holster designed specifically to provide a secure and protective storage solution for your flashlight. When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Fenix PD35 v2 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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