Fenix PD35 V3.0 Flashlight

Max Lumens: 1700
Modes: 6
Battery: 18650 or CR123A
(8 customer reviews)


Version 3 of the Fenix PD35 flashlight is destined to continue to be one of Fenix’s most popular models. With vastly improved performance, the new PD35 V3.0 can blast an amazing 1700 lumens a total distance of 1,171 feet. (357m). The PD35 V3.0 is powered by a single 18650 rechargeable battery (included), or can operate on two disposable CR123A’s.  This flashlight has a runtime of 230 hours when using the 5 lumen Eco mode. Boot-up battery level indicator lets you always know the battery’s status. On/off and momentary on are activated with the tail switch and six lighting modes are selected with the side switch. Compact and built-tough with an IP68 dustproof and waterproof rating, this flashlight is perfect for just about any outdoor or work activity.

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Max Lumens: 1700
Modes: 6



Length: 5.28” (134mm)
Body: 1.00” (25.4mm)
Head: 0.90” (22.8mm)


2.95 oz. (83.5g) excluding battery

Battery Type

One rechargeable 18650 li-ion battery (included) or two CR123A lithium batteries


ARB-L18-2600U Li-ion battery, Micro USB charging cable,
Holster, Lanyard, Spare O-ring


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fenix pd35 v3 flashlight runtime
  • One Luminus SFT40 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
  • Included a 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery, compatible with 2*CR123A Lithium batteries.
  • Boot-up battery level indication and low-voltage warning.
  • Instant activation with the tactical tail switch; output selection with the side switch.
  • Digitally regulated circuit for maintaining a stable output.
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with an anti-reflective coating.
  • Made of durable A6061-T6 aluminum.
  • Premium type HAIII hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.

The tail switch is the tactical switch and the side switch is the functional switch.


  • Tap the tactical switch to momentarily turn on the light, release the light will go out.
  • Fully press the tactical switch to constantly turn on the light, press again the light will go out.

Output Selection

  • With the light switched on, single click the functional switch to cycle through Turbo→Eco→Low→Med→High.


  • With the light switched on, press and hold the functional switch for 0.5 seconds to enter strobe, single click again to turn back to previously used output on general mode.

Intelligent Memory Circuit
The light memorizes the last selected output excluding strobe. When turned on again the previously used output of general mode will be recalled.

Battery Specifications

Type Dimension Nominal Voltage Usability  
Fenix ARB-L18 Series 18650 3.6V/3.7V Recommended √√
Non-rechargeable Battery (Lithium) CR123A 3V Usable
Rechargeable Battery


16340 3.2V Usable
Rechargeable Battery


18650 3.6V/3.7V Caution
Rechargeable Battery


16340 3.6V/3.7V Banned ×
Rechargeable Battery


18650 3.2V Banned ×

Warning: Do not mix batteries of different brands, sizes, capacities or types. Doing so may cause damage to the flashlight or the batteries being used.

* 18650/ 16340 Li-ion batteries are powerful cells designed for commercial applications and must be treated with caution and handled with care. Only use quality batteries with circuit protection will reduce the potential for combustion or explosion; but cell damage or short circuiting are potential risks the user assumes.

Battery Replacement
Unscrew the light tail and insert the battery with the anode side (+) towards the light head, then screw the light tail back on.

Battery Level Indication
Each time the light is turned on the indicator in the functional side switch will indicate the battery level and will last for 3 seconds.

  • Green light on: saturated 100% – 85%
  • Green light flashes: sufficient 85% – 50%
  • Red light on: poor 50% – 25%
  • Red light flashes: critical 25% – 1%

Note: This only works with Fenix ARB-L18 series 18650 battery.

Intelligent Overheat Protection
The light will accumulate a lot of heat when used at relatively high modes for extended periods. When the light reaches a temperature of 60°C or above, the light will automatically step down a few lumens to reduce the temperature. When the temperature drops below 60°C, it will then allow the user to reselect the modes.

Low-voltage Warning
When the voltage level drops below the preset level, the flashlight is programmed to downshift to a lower brightness level until Eco output is reached. When this happens in Eco output, the battery level indicator blinks red 3 times every 10 minutes to remind you to recharge or replace the battery.

Note: This only works with Fenix ARB-L18 series 18650 battery.

Usage and Maintenance

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the light and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix recommends using only a high-quality protected battery.
  • If the light will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery for proper storage.
  • Unscrew the tail cap or remove the battery to prevent accidental activation during storage or transportation.
  • Long-term use can result in O-ring wear. To maintain a proper water seal, replace the ring with an approved spare.
  • Periodic cleaning of the battery contacts improves the light’s performance as dirty contacts may cause the light to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate for the following reasons:
    A: Poor battery level.
    Solution: Recharge or replace the battery.
    B: The contact or contact point of the battery or flashlight is dirty.
    Solution: Clean the contact points with a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.

If the above methods don’t work, please contact your authorized distributor.


  • The flashlight is a high-intensity lighting device capable of causing eye damage to the user or others. Avoid shining the light directly into anyone’s eyes.
  • This flashlight will accumulate a lot of heat when used for extended periods, resulting in a high temperature of the flashlight Pay attention to safe use to avoid scalding.
  • Do not shine an object at close range, to avoid burning the object or causing danger due to high temperature.
  • The LED of this flashlight is not replaceable; so the entire light should be replaced when the LED reaches the end of its life.
  • If any of the information provided in this manual is changed, the new version of the manual shall prevail; if your included user manual is an old one, it acquiesces that we won’t send a new manual.

8 reviews for Fenix PD35 V3.0 Flashlight

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  1. William K. (verified owner)

    Best compact flashlight I ever had.

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  2. Stephen A. (verified owner)

    Very bright

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  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I have an older PD 35. The light is whiter and a broader beam. This one is definitely a spot type of light beam. The housing is a little smooth I’ve already dropped it. The clip seems a little thin and the design of it makes it harder to get it all the way down. I am carrying it everyday, it does its job, just some refinements would make it better. I like the battery indicator level and that it came with a battery with a micro USB port to charge it directly without a charger.

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  4. Kevin Fulton (verified owner)

    Quality un-matched. Perfect range of candlepower settings. I would probably not buy any other brand of flashlight. Re-chargeable batteries that last for years–what’s not to like?

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  5. Joel N. (verified owner)

    I have the 2014 model and it has a wider spotlight. Other than that, is a excellent flashlight (2014 model).
    I hope that this version (v3.0) will be durable too.
    I don’t know why Fenix is still doing that flashlight without tail stand.

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