Fenix PD35 v2 (2018) review

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.

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 PD35 v2 (PD35V2) specifications

NamePD35 v2
Rated 4/5 based on 1039 user votes.


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

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


The emitter of PD35 v2 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The PD35 v2 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.

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


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.

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


The PD35 v2 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 PD35 v2 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The PD35 v2 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.

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes


The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

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

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.

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 PD35 v2, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Fenix PD35 v2 (PD35V2) pictures

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