As a full time fireman I’m very particular when it comes to my personal equipment. My personal gear needs to be first and foremost lightweight and reliable under the harshest conditions. I really took my time ordering a light but I think I found my forever light with the PD36R. This lightweight yet powerful flashlight is a perfect addition to my wide array of tools I carry. This flashlight is perfect for a helmet mounted light and makes switching from helmet to hand held use a breeze with the user friendly metal clip. The IP68 rating made me feel at ease to know my flashlight will work even in the wettest conditions at a working fire. The variable light outputs are key when smoke conditions affect visibility as in some cases more light actually hinders the ability to see. The buttons are user friendly as well and can be operated quite easily with a gloved hand. And one of my favorite features is that the light is chargeable via usb and has a display that tells me when I need to charge my light.
I have tried at least a half dozen lights for my helmet and after purchasing the PD36R I believe I have found my forever light. I wouldn’t go into a job without this vital piece of equipment and I highly recommend it to anyone that is seeking a light yet powerful light that is incredibly reliable.