Fenix PD40R v2 3000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Luminus SST70 LED
3000 lm output
40567 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix PD40R v2 (PD40RV2) released in 2020. It uses Luminus SST70 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3000 lm output, 40567 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 403 m.

The PD40R v2 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas, locating supplies, or signaling for help. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of PD40R v2 ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need.

The strobe function of PD40R v2 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries, offering a more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.

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Fenix PD40R v2 (PD40RV2) specifications

NamePD40R v2
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The PD40R v2 flashlight offers precise and focused illumination. Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.


Weight117 g
Length138 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter33.2 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The 117 g flashlight is generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. They are suitable for various applications such as camping, hiking, or emergency situations. A 120-gram flashlight strikes a good balance between functionality, convenience, and weight. The length of the PD40R v2 flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go.

The aluminium body of PD40R v2 has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components, such as the LED or battery. The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This improves the overall durability of the flashlight body. The PD40R v2 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.


EmitterLuminus SST70 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchrotary front

Luminus LEDs are known for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. They offer a wide range of LED products with different characteristics to meet the diverse needs of the market. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. With the smooth reflector of the PD40R v2, the beam tends to have a well-defined hotspot at the center, which provides a concentrated beam of light for long-range applications. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. This can increase the overall brightness and efficiency of the PD40R v2 flashlight.


Flux3000 lm
Intensity40567 cd
Throw403 m
CD/LM factor13.52

With 3000 lm, the PD40R v2 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 PD40R v2 flashlight with 40567 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. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The PD40R v2 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 PD40R v2 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations.


Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes

The PD40R v2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The PD40R v2 has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited.

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 PD40R v2 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.


Package contents21700 battery
USB Type-C cable
nylon holster
spare o-ring

With an included battery you can immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications, saving time and allowing you to focus on your tasks or activities. The holster provides a reliable and convenient way to keep your flashlight securely protected when not in use. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings or waiting for replacements to arrive, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

The performance of the Fenix PD40R 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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