Fenix PD40R v3.0: Just Powerful

Luminus SFT70 LED
3000 lm output
60954 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix PD40R v3.0 (PD40RV3) released in 2023. It uses Luminus SFT70 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3000 lm output, 60954 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 494 m.

The PD40R v3.0 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. 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. This Fenix USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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Fenix PD40R v3.0 (PD40RV3) specifications

NamePD40R v3.0
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The PD40R v3.0 flashlight enhance personal safety and security. It allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.


Weight198 g
Length143 mm
Body diameter26 mm
Head diameter34 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 198 g flashlight would be considered slightly heavier than average for a handheld flashlight, but it is still within a reasonable weight range. This weight range is often found in smaller and more compact flashlights designed for everyday use or portability. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. The aluminium body of PD40R v3.0 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 v3.0 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.


EmitterLuminus SFT70 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchrotary front

The emitter of PD40R v3.0 manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. Luminus is recognized as a reputable LED manufacturer in the lighting industry. They are known for producing high-quality LEDs with excellent performance and reliability. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light.

The PD40R v3.0 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. 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 v3.0 flashlight.


Flux3000 lm
Intensity60954 cd
Throw494 m
CD/LM factor20.32

With 3000 lm, the PD40R v3.0 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. 60954 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. 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 v3.0 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. The PD40R v3.0 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.


Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance1.5 m

The Fenix PD40R v3.0 flashlight is powered by 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited. 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. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the PD40R v3.0 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 impact resistance of a flashlight can vary depending on its design, construction, and intended use.


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

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your PD40R v3.0. The holster provides a reliable and convenient way to keep your flashlight securely protected when not in use. The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items, enabling convenient hands-free carry. This is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks.

Attaching a lanyard to your PD40R v3.0 flashlight provides an additional layer of security, reducing the risk of accidental drops or loss. 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 v3.0 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.

Fenix PD40R v3.0 (PD40RV3) comparisons

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