PD35 TAC Tactical Edition Flashlight

4.79 out of 5 based on 33 customer ratings
(33 customer reviews)

The Fenix PD35TAC (Tactical Edition) LED Flashlight, remains in it’s pocket-size form but surpasses the traditional PD35 in performance and tactical employment. Designed with the military and law enforcement professionals in mind, this flashlight is measured at less than 14cm (5.5 inches) long and features up to 1000 lumens in turbo output while throwing it’s beam a distance up to 200 meters. In Outdoor Mode, the PD35TAC delivers six output modes including a variable strobe. Switch to the new Tactical Mode to activate rear-switch only operation for fast, simplified mode selection of momentary, turbo, low and strobe. The PD35 TAC is powered by two CR123A or single rechargeable 18650 batteries.


$94.00 $71.95

4.79 out of 5
Max Lumens: 1000
Modes: 6

Length: 5.5″ (139mm)
Width: 1″ (24mm)

Weight: 3 oz. (87g) weight excluding batteries

Batteries: Two CR123A batteries or one 18650 Li-ion battery (batteries not included)

Included: Holster, clip, lanyard and two spare O-rings

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US

MODE Lumens
Impact Resistance
Tac-Turbo 1000 1hr 10min
Tac-Strobe 1000 NA
Tac-Low 60 29hr 15min
Eco 8 140hr
Low 60 29hr 15min
Medium 200 8hr 30min
High 500 2hr 55min
Turbo 1000 1hr 10min
Strobe 1000 NA
656 ft (200 meters) 10000cd 1m IPX-8, underwater 2m
Additional Features
  • Cree XP-L (V5) LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Uses one 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery or two 3V CR123A Lithium batteries
  • Stainless steel side switch for switching modes and outputs
  • New mode operation capability: Choose Tactical or Outdoor Operation
  • Tactical Mode Operation turns side switch off and operates Turbo, Strobe, and Low via Tail Switch Operation
  • Outdoor Mode Operation utilizes side switch for all levels, and rear switch simply turns on/off and momentary
  • Digitally regulated output – maintains constant brightness
  • Low-voltage warning function to remind you to replace the battery
  • Reverse polarity protection guards against improper battery installation
  • Over-heat protection to avoid high-temperature of the surface
  • Anti-roll, slip-resistant body design
  • Tactical tail switch with momentary-on function
  • Intelligent memory circuit when in outdoor mode
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating

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Mode Switching:
When the light is on, press and hold on the side switch for 3 seconds till the LED flashes twice at Low output, you will have then switched from current mode of use to the other option.  Simply repeat this action to cycle through Tactical Mode → Outdoor Mode.

Tactical Mode-Once light has been activated to this mode (see Mode Switching above):

Fully press on the tail switch to turn on the light, fully press once again to turn it off.

Output Selection
Slightly (half) click the tail switch to turn the light on for momentary use, when released the light will go out, half click the tail switch again and again to allow the light to cycle through Turbo → Strobe → Low.  It will always follow this cycle.

When you have the mode you wish to remain on, simply apply a full press on the tail switch and the light will last on present output mode.  In order to change from this mode to next mode, simply fully press the rear switch twice.  Continue to repeat to cycle to next.

Notice 1: Under this Tactical mode, Turbo output is defaulted when the light is turned on.  This will always be the case in Tactical Mode.  There is no memory function while in this mode.

Outdoor Mode-Once light has been activated to this mode (see Mode Switching above):

Fully press on the tail switch to turn on the light, press once again to turn it off

Output Selection
With the light on, single-click the side switch to cycle through Eco→Low→Mid→High→Turbo.  The intelligent memory system will allow the flashlight to remember whatever output you have the light in when turned off and will make this the default mode when it is turned on again.

Strobe Mode
With the light on, press and hold the side switch for 1 second to enter Strobe mode, click the side switch again to turn back to general mode


Customer Photos

Rey with PD35TAC at the park


Clayton using PD35TAC as a Diesel Mechanic


Reviews (33)

33 reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have several ” so called tactical lights” at home but PD35 TAC flashlight from Fenix is the absolute best I have found. It does what it says! This is the brightest flashlight I have ever bought. It out shines the cheap Tac lights you see on TV. They are built to last and they stand behind their products. This flashlight is small, powerful, and yet lightweight. I love it and have recommended it to my family and friend. ( I love to show it off)

  2. 5 out of 5


    I have quite a collection of high tech lights, but the PD35TAC has quickly become my favorite and my EDC. I was so impressed after it arrived, I quickly ordered a second one to keep in my truck. Incredibly bright and rugged, this light is extremely versatile. The only flaw I’ve noticed is the hexagon portion designed to keep the light from rolling doesn’t work very well. On a flat marble or tile surface the light will still tend to roll unless it is a perfectly level plane. I’m very comfortable recommending this light to anyone looking for a small, strong, incredibly bright light.

  3. 5 out of 5


    This light is absolutely awesome. Superior craftmanship and durable. This light takes a beating. I never leave the house without me PD35TAC. It’s my edc go to light. I drive a truck (fuel hauler) and this light goes with me to work, and off work. Flashlight is lightweight and you never know it’s there until you need it. Bright enough for any situation

  4. 5 out of 5


    I have used this flashlight for sometime now. It is as bright as one might want and surprisingly so. I carry one of two that I have when ever I leave the house. Not always home before dark. It fits the belt mounted pouch OK, but I prefer to just put it into my back jeans pocket or even one of the side pockets. For me it is easier to access there. The light out put is amazing and the settings for higher or lower light output are most handy. I use it at the lowest setting around the inside of the house. It is more than enough for me to see well! Seems to be pretty sturdy as I accidentally dropped it a couple times and it still works! Seems impervious to rain and I mean downpours!

    The batteries are a good choice for this type of light. I use the 18650 units.

    Bought a second one that I keep in my truck. Going to buy another soon for my tackle box!

    If it had a built in SOS setting things would even be better, especially if you were injured and pushing the button were to become difficult.

    GREAT flashlight! Buy one. You will not be disappointed!

  5. 3 out of 5


    This flashlight is great. I loved it right until I dropped it, it wasn’t even a high drop maybe 3 feet and Poof out goes the light. Its now a dead light. I’m going to try sending it back for service, hopefully it can be repaired.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I bought this light to wear on my duty belt for work. I liked it so much that I bought a second one to put on my rifle. Great light, super bright!

  7. 5 out of 5


    Best flashlight I’ve ever owned. Quality materials, quality craftsmanship. This thing is built to last. And it’s BRIGHT! Good battery life with the 3400mah rechargeable. And the fenix lifetime warranty lets me sleep at night.

    My only critique is the wide beam. A bit too much flood for my taste. But that’s more of a personal preference and I think Fenix just came out with a different model that has an adjustable beam?

    Bottom line: I would not hesitate to buy another fenix product! And this PD35TAC is a great one!

  8. 5 out of 5


    Best flashlight I have ever owned. I work in construction building ships for the Navy. This flashlight has lasted me through several years of unfathomable abuse. I carry this one flashlight with me 24/7, it’s always within arms reach and has never failed me.

  9. 5 out of 5


    This light is great! Ordered it with the 3500mAh battery and the charger. Still on 1st charge. I ordered this Feb. 1st and here it is April 8th and it still has 3.7v charge. I’m a professional brewer and this light sees a lot of water and hot moisture. The grip is nice knowing I won’t drop it in a fermenter after cleaning. Constantly use this all day at work and even when I get home. I like the thought that they offer accessories. I use the diffuser tip and the red lens for locking up chickens at night. It’s ridiculously bright! Wish they made it tailstand to use a lampshade. Maybe they can make a replacable tail piece for upgrade accesory. Good job Fenix!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Loved this flashlight since I’ve owned it. I would for sure buy another one if i ever needed to. It has been useful for many projects and also while camping. This is a great buy.

  11. 5 out of 5


    I’m a diesel mechanic, this industry requires accurate diagnosing and you can’t do that in the dark. My new PD35 TAC is great. I can go for two weeks on a charge and with the lumens this produces, I have no trouble spotting hard to find issues.

  12. 1 out of 5


    The light was amazing right out of the box. I purchased this light in April of 2016 and have been extremely satisfied with it. However on my last trip to Thailand where I was going to be caving the light suddenly stopped working. I switched out multiple batteries with no luck. I live in Asia so the shipping fee to return the item isn’t worth sending it back. I’m thinking about buying another one but there’s still a sour taste in my mouth.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Dollar-for-dollar, dollar-for-lumen, this is hands down the best flashlight deal available. You will NOT find a better, brighter, or better-manufactured, flashlight. I have had this light for two years, it has been strong and sturdy, it has never shown any weak points in its metal manufacturing, and has a lumen variability that will get you through any need. You will see a light from other manufacturers that is NOT as bright as this go for three times the price. Battery life is very good, and if you aren’t using the 18650 Li-ion batteries, you need to get yourself a couple batteries and a charger. You will get years of service out of this flashlight and one set of batteries. There really is no better deal for a better flashlight.

  14. 5 out of 5


    I got a Fenix PD35 Tactical for christmas.

    I totally love this compact torch, it has so much power (1000Lumens) and the build quality is amazing!!!

    The 5 brightness modes and strobe feature are very useful, because you can reduce your battery usage by changing modes to a lower setting on long trips.

    The CR123A batteries last forever, but they are not cheap and not everywhere stocks them.
    I went to a few stores in Montreal before finding them in a Pharmaprix.

    I would like to get hold of a Fenix charger and the Fenix ARB-L18 High-Capacity 18650 Battery – 3500mAh rechargeable batteries next or maybe the newer Fenix ARB-L18-3500U USB Rechargeable Li-ion 18650 Battery.

  15. 5 out of 5


    I have had this light for over 6 months now. I carry it on patrol and use it at home.
    With a 3500 mAh battery it never ran out of steam on a normal shift.
    The brightness is astounding and I am constantly showing it off to my partners.

    My wife is CERT qualified. We ordered a Fenix HL60R headlamp for her helmet. hopefully it will be as good as my PD35 TAC

  16. 5 out of 5


    I love this light!! I use it everyday … to see the things I couldn’t before and often things I shouldn’t :o)
    I love how it stores the last setting!! Plus, the rechargeable battery seems to last for ever… I dropped it in a tank full of Jet Fuel and still works very well to this day. Customer Service at Fenix is second to none! This is my third light and they replaced a broken one with no issues … Try that with other (higher priced) tactical lights…

  17. 5 out of 5


    I use this light daily for my business looking into cabinets, attics & other dark areas. What a light! The battery is long lasting & the brightness is superb. I only wish that I had gotten todays price when I bought mine. Very small, strong & dependable light.

  18. 4 out of 5


    this light should have tail stand, and SOS. then and only then would it be a perfect light

  19. 5 out of 5


    I carry this light every day and find myself using it constantly. It is small enough to carry in a pocket but I mainly keep mine in a belt clip. This flashlight for me is perfectly designed to use in outdoor mode. I also always keep the belt clip pointed toward the side switch. When holding the light I cup my hand and keep the belt clip at the top with my thumb in contact with the belt clip and the side switch. By doing this I never have to look to change the power level or go to strobe. If an emergency were ever to arise, whether human or animal, I can instantly activate the strobe function. My brother has 7 Fenix flashlights and loves them all, and has never had any problems with any of them.

  20. 5 out of 5


    Delivery said 5 business day,I had it in 3. Light is crazy bright. Just with they sent a battery with the light. Now I have go find a good one someplace.

  21. 5 out of 5


    Unbelievable flashlight, just used my it to walk my dogs tonight but dont get me wrong this is also going on the end of my Kel-Tec KSG shotgun.

  22. 5 out of 5


    Couldn’t be more satisfied with this. The light fits better than I expected in the pocket, and the modes (after figuring out timing) are very easy to access. Tactical strobe is seconds away, and outdoor mode is very intuitive. The light, though small, feels extremely solid, and I wouldn’t worry a single bit if it dropped or fell into water.

    Being myself, I wanted to see how bright the light was, and tested the turbo and strobe in a mirror, and it is quite disorienting. Also tested the strobe in a fully sealed room with the lights off, and the rave- er, strobe, was quite disorienting, which is excellent.

    Overall, couldn’t be more satisfied with this. I thought it would be cumbersome to carry around, but it takes up very little pocket space. If you are looking for a solid tactical flashlight, you can’t go wrong with this.

  23. 5 out of 5


    I bought the PD35 a year ago for a duty light to replace the mediocre light my police service issues me.

    I love this light. I usually operate it on medium… as thats all is required. I have been known to crank it up to max when searching wooded areas etc.

    Ive noticed several other my colleagues also have bought this light and they also enjoy it.

    I want to buy a second one for home despite the price!

    Fenix are great! I also bought a small E02 for backup to keep with me and I have also used that countless times.

  24. 5 out of 5


    Bought this torch with two 3400 mah 18650’s and I haven’t touched any of my other lights since. Extremely bright, dependable, and high quality. I’m hard to impress but this torch does the trick.

    Use it nightly to take the dogs out and it lights up my entire backyard. I use it almost exclusively in turbo mode. Runs for about 3 weeks before the turbo mode is the same brightness as the fourth mode. That’s when I recharge. If I would wait for it to dim more, I bet I could go two months between battery charges.

    I’ve handled coworkers streamlights that cost double what this one does and they are no match for the PD35TAC. Awesome product and it seems to last. I’m not dangling off mountains or anything but I have dropped it on my concrete porch. The light still looks new.

    Great job and awesome product.

    • :

      “not dangling off mountains or anything”…love it.

  25. 5 out of 5


    I just purchased the PD35 tac and have not yet field tested it. However I charged the battery all the way and must say I am very pleased. The amount of light that this thing puts out is amazing. Even on a low setting it can really temporarily blind you. It will be great for my uses (Camping, Backpacking and cycling). Customer service was great and I would recommend this item to anyone.

  26. 5 out of 5


    I’ve owned a PD32 light that I have been using for camping. LOVE this light. BUT, I live in the middle of 12 acres and it’s ink blot dark out here, so I purchased the PD35 TAC Edition to get the Turbo 1000 lumens!! I upgraded and ordered the Kit that came with 2 rechargeable batteries, the DUAL charger – which can be powered by a house plug OR the car lighter- extra O rings, an extra On/Off rubber button, Lanyard. I also ordered the heavier duty holster ($15) because it can be unsnapped off your belt or pant loop in a hurry, unlike the standard issue, which can only be threaded thru your belt. I just received this one today, so tonight, I’m gonna light it up out here! LOL

    LOVE the PD series. LOVE Fenix. Customer Service is excellent!! There are several distributor sites if you search for Fenix, but I chose as their site just had better detail.

  27. 5 out of 5


    This is great! I have the 1000 Tac. It has a nice flood while giving good throw. I use this mostly on my bicycle & the beam color is perfect. I don’t like yellowish or off color tinted beams. On strobe I get the “I can’t see” because some insist on looking right into the powerfull beam, I’d rather they look away than I get run over. The hard anodizing seems really hard & of high quality. The interface takes a bit of getting used to & then all is ok. Fenix did a great job with this one.

  28. 5 out of 5


    The best light I’ve ever used I have the PD 35 and you don’t need anymore I liked it so much I ordered 2 of the new tac version 1000 lumen love them.

  29. 5 out of 5


    Which rechargeable batteries can it take?

  30. 5 out of 5


    Wanted the flashlight as a security measure. It’s really dark in my neighborhood and I’ve become uneasy when taking my dog out at night. I’m very pleased with the quality and function. The size is perfect. It can light up the area across the field. And I have no doubt it will blind someone if needed. Just what I want to diffuse a situation and I’m sure it will if the time comes. I also keep it at my bedside. For me it’s better than a gun. As a lady with small hands I can’t use the rear switch and then quickly use the strobe without having to completely reposition the light and then find the side button to depress. I’d like to see the side switch near the end cap so I could quickly move from one to the other.

    Customer service was fantastic, answered quickly, and resolved my concerns far better than I expected. Light arrived within 48 hours.

  31. 5 out of 5


    Want to share what a great flashlight and wonderful service I received.

    First of all, bought the PD35 Tactical with rechargeable kit (2 18650). I know this product is new, but folks in my business (law enforcement) are going to love this thing. Size is compact, light is amazing with just enough throw to spread, and when you purchase the recharge kit no need for fear of batteries running down. I’m just going to always have a backup running. Light is just FIRST CLASS.

    Now on service, ordered light and received within just 48 hrs. Wonderful. Then have a couple questions on the light so I come back to website to get customer service number and call. Amazingly someone answers right away. I talk for 10 minutes to a friendly gal who helps me understand all my options with the product and warranty (basically same as my current streamlight). In the process, helps me find a store close by that can help me if I have more questions and need more products, then helps me find a duty holster option.

    Great job Fenix! Proud to make the change and look forward to using your products in the future.

  32. 5 out of 5


    Love it! Love it! Love it!!!!!!

    I probably won’t ever take out of tac mode, but nice to have other option still. This baby lights up area’s an unbelievable amount of light for the size. I won’t even be carrying my duty Streamlight Strion (4 times the size) any longer. Really a great job. Couldn’t be happier.


  33. 5 out of 5


    What is the recharge time?

    • :

      It depends on the charger and battery. If you get Fenix combinations with Fenix Chargers/Batteries, then you are looking for about 3.5 hours. And we always recommend the option of purchasing a couple rechargeable batteries. One in the PD35Tac working for you and another being charged waiting.

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