Fenix PD35 v3 (2021) review

Luminus SFT40 LED
1700 lm output
31900 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix PD35 v3 (PD35V3) released in 2021. It uses Luminus SFT40 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1700 lm output, 31900 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 357 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 v3 (PD35V3) specifications

NamePD35 v3
Rated 4/5 based on 629 user votes.


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

Weight84 g
Length134 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter22.8 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish


The emitter of PD35 v3 manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. The PD35 v3 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.

EmitterLuminus SFT40 LED
Color temperature6500 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.

Flux1700 lm
Intensity31900 cd
Throw357 m
CD/LM factor18.76


The PD35 v3 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 v3 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 v3 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
Impact resistance1 m


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your PD35 v3. 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 contents18650 battery with microUSB
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring

The performance of the Fenix PD35 v3 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 v3, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Fenix PD35 v3 (PD35V3) pictures

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