The Fenix PD36R Rechargeable Flashlight features a Turbo mode with an incredible 1600 lumens of bright white light. The primary switch is a tactical style tail switch (with the expected momentary on option) that controls power. A small button on the side of the flashlight cycles through five output levels. One thing I particularly like is how easy the strobe is to activate – simply hold down the select switch for about one second and the powerful 1600 lumen strobe light comes on. A simple press of the switch returns you to normal operation.
This is a well built flashlight. It feels solid in hand and all of the controls present a positive tactile feel. It is IP68 waterproof rated which translates into surviving 6.5′ for thirty minutes. The light can also withstand a 5′ drop onto hard surface. Fenix stands behind the product with a five year free repair warranty.
- Length: 5.35″
- Diameter: 1″
- Weight with battery: 5.7 ounces
- Output: 30 – 1600 lumens
- Distance: Out to 968′
- Strobe: 1600 lumens
- Run time: Varies (see box panel)
- Battery: Rechargeable 5000mAh battery
The Fenix PD36R features a rechargeable battery. A USB Type-C cable is included in the package. A small rubber port cover is installed to keep out dust and grime. Also included is an attached pocket clip, holster, lanyard, spare O-ring, instructions, and warranty.
Everyone always ask if a light has a CREE LED. As if that is the only good LED in the world. The Fenix PD36R is built using a LUMINUS SST-40 LED. All I can say is that I am impressed with the brightness, distance, and beam pattern that has a bright center focus with just the right amount of spill over to illuminate the subject area.
If you are looking for a fantastic rechargeable tactical style flashlight you would be hard pressed to find anything better than the Fenix PD36R. At a street price of $99.95 it is a great value.