Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:53 PM
MThis is one of my favorite fenix lights. I have about 40 flashlights, many brands, but fenix lights are my favorite brand by far. They function and setup of button positions is great. I have 3 of the newest pd35, 960 lumen, 3 of the previous version pd35's. I have about 28 different models fenix lights and this is my everyday go to light especially for work. It great that fenix warranty is now lifetime vs 2 years and the new warranty lifetime warranty is applied to all precious lights they made. I'm hard on my lights and if I have any issues replacement parts, or repairs, are completely quickly without question.
I suggest anyone that needs a light for any reason they should get the pd35 and a bunch of 18650 3400mah batteries and you will be set. Most likely to May only need to get more batteries because of new lights you get! Forget the cr123a batteries. They are a waste of money vs 18650 which are now being used in many products. I can't speak highly enough about Fenix. Fenix stole my business from Surefire which Is the brand I would only consider using.
Olight, klarus, streamlight, Jetbeam, nitecore, and sunwayman are mainly the other top brand lights i have. They are good lights, but Fenix is definitely a better thought out designed light. The ONLY other brand I use sometimes, only headlamps, is foxy fury, but I also use bunch of fenix headlamp Models depending on the job.
I definitely suggest using Fenix 3400mah 18650 batteries and a good 4 battery charger with voltage display and protection. Panasonic brands 18650 3400mAh batteries (green casing) are very good. Panasonic actually makes the batteries for almost all manufacturers so you can get them in bulk for 50-75% less than branded op batteries. Just make sure the Panasonic 18650 batteries are origional and made in Japan (look on Amazon). If tried all different brands and now only buy Panasonic 18650 3400mah. Don't be fooled by batteries that are rated higher than 3400mah because they are junk. I have about 30 Panasonic 18650 batteries and they work excellent.(and don't hurt my wallet!) Fenix batteries are also top notch but do cost a bit more. Once you leave the cr123a batteries for the 18650s you will thank me. I still have about 50 cr123a Surefire batteries that I just keep for backup, or small lights that 18650s are to large for.
Btw, don't ever use the rechargable cr123a type batteries. They will not allow your flashlight to put out top lumen output level, and Lose capacity quickly. They are junk period; don't waste your time or money.