Not every tactical flashlight needs to be huge to be able to get the job done. Fenix has 4 small powerhouses that can do the job of flashlights twice their size. If you’re looking for a convenient, portable, tactical solution, we have some great products for you.

What are the Best Small Tactical Flashlights?

The Fenix LD30, LD05 V2.0 CW, PD36 TAC, and the TK11 TAC are the best small tactical flashlights. These high-performing lights have bright lumen outputs despite their small size. Built with durability to handle hard falls and extreme weather conditions, carry these reliable flashlights with confidence knowing they can handle anything. 

Fenix LD30 flashlight


A high-performance small tactical flashlight, the LD30’s compact size makes it one of the best small tactical flashlights on the market. Standing at just over 4” tall, the LD30 blasts a maximum beam of 1600 lumens at a distance of 673 feet (205 meters). There is a ton of power packed into its small, lightweight frame.

Top Features:

  • Maximum 1600 lumens from a flashlight that is only 4.3” (109mm) long
  • Tactical tail switch with momentary on/off
  • Battery level indicator lets you know the current status of the battery


  • Lumens: max 1600
  • Turbo Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Throw: 673 feet (205 meters)
  • Length: 4.3” (109mm)
  • Body: 0.9” (21.5mm)
  • Head: 1.0” (25.4mm)
  • Weight: 2.1 oz (59g) excluding battery 
Fenix LD05 V2 penlight flashlight

LD05 V2.0 CW

The LD05 V2.0 CW is an easy to carry, well-rounded, small tactical flashlight. This flashlight features a sleek design with all the power you need for an EDC flashlight. At only 5.3” long and 1.0 ounces excluding the battery, the LD05 V2.0 CW is the perfect small but functional tac light. This pen light features a quality optical lens for a clean beam and a digitally regulated output to maintain brightness. It also offers a stainless steel tactical tail switch for quick activation and output selection. Quickly switch between 4 brightness levels of cool white light. Lastly, the metal clip makes it easy to take the LD05 V2.0 CW anywhere. Top Features:

  • Blasts a 150 lumens beam over 167 ft (51 m)
  • Tactical tail switch with intelligent brightness memory
  • Made of durable high-strength and oxidation-resistant aluminum and stainless steel


  • Lumens: max 150
  • High Run Time: Alkaline battery: 2 hours 15 minutes Ni-MH battery: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Throw: 167 feet (51 meters)
  • Length: 5.3” (135mm)
  • Width: 0.5” (13.5mm)
  • Weight: 1.0 oz. (29.7g) excluding batteries

PD36TAC tactical flashlight  


The PD36 TAC is one of Fenix’s most popular small tactical flashlights. A bit larger than the LD30 and LD05 V2.0 CW, the PD36 TAC is still compact and light enough to be your favorite tactical EDC. The PD36 has a powerful 3000 lumen beam, a 50,000-hour lifespan Luminus SST70 LED, and a throw of up to 899 ft (274 m). The PD36 TAC is built tough with everything you want in a small tactical flashlight: compact size, power, and reliability.

Top Features:

  • A rotary toggle switch on the tail that allows for quickly switching between Tactical Mode and Duty Mode
  • USB Type-C rechargeable
  • Premium type HAIII hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish


  • Lumens: max 3000
  • Turbo Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Throw: 899 ft (274 m)
  • Length: 5.51” (140mm)
  • Body: 1.0” (25.4mm)
  • Head: 1.04” (26.5mm)
  • 3.24 oz. (92g) excluding battery 

Fenix TK11 TAC tactical flashlight



The TK11 TAC is a timelessly popular Fenix flashlight. Built specifically with the tactical user in mind, its impressive 1600 lumen beam makes it a great tactical flashlight to add to professional gear. It also has a 50,000-hour lifespan and a throwing distance of up to 1099 ft (335 m). The Fenix TK11 TAC is built tough with strong, durable aluminum and is coated with premium type HAIII hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.

Top Features:

  • Patented dual-function tactical switch for fast tactical activation
  • Lockout function to avoid accidental activation
  • Tactical and Duty modes for flexible use


  • Lumens: max 1600
  • Turbo Run Time: 2 hours
  • Throw: 1099 feet (335 meters)
  • Length: 5.51” (140mm)
  • Head: 1.34” (34mm)
  • Diameter: 0.93” (23.5mm)
  • Weight: 4.02 oz. (114g) excluding battery

Finding the right small tactical flashlight for your needs shouldn’t be a difficult task.

If you have any specific questions about any of these flashlights or any Fenix product and its performance, feel free to contact us here or on our LiveChat on our website.