The 4 Best Small Tactical Flashlights

Fenix’s Best Small Tactical Flashlights

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.

Fenix LD30 Flashlight: Always Gets The Job Done

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 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: 4.29” (108.966mm)
  • Body: 1.0” (25.4mm)
  • Head: 0.85” (21.5mm)
  • Weight: 2.08 oz excluding battery

Fenix PD25: Checks all the Boxes

Fenix Flashlight PD25 LED Flashlight

The PD25 is an easy to carry, well-rounded, small tactical flashlight. This flashlight features a comfortable grip with all the power you need for an EDC flashlight. At only 3.7” long and 1.7 ounces, the PD25 is the perfect small but functional tac light. The PD25 tactical flashlight features an ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating for a clean beam. It also offers a tactical tail switch for quick activation and a side switch to help you quickly switch between 4 brightness levels and strobe. Lastly, the metal clip makes it easy to take the PD25 anywhere.

Top Features:

  • Blasts a 550 lumens beam over 427 feet (130 meters)
  • Tactical tail switch with momentary on/off
  • Made of aircraft-grade aluminum with a premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish


  • Lumens: max 550
  • Turbo Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Throw: 427 feet (130 meters)
  • Length: 3.7” (93mm)
  • Width: 0.8” (21.5mm)
  • Weight: 1.7 oz excluding battery

Fenix PD35 TAC: Specially Designed for Military and Law Enforcement

The PD35 TAC is one of Fenix’s most popular small tactical flashlights. A bit larger than the LD30 and PD25, but the PD35 TAC is still compact and light enough to be your favorite tac EDC. The PD35 has a powerful 1000 lumen beam, a 50,000-hour lifespan Cree XP-L (V5) LED, and a throw of up to 656 feet (200 meters). The PD35 TAC is built tough with everything you want in a small tactical flashlight: compact size, power, and reliability.

Top Features:

  • Tactical mode operation turns side switch off and operates: Turbo, Strobe, and Low via tail switch operation
  • Stainless steel switch: single click to run through modes when in outdoor mode
  • Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness


  • Lumens: max 1000
  • Turbo Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Throw: 656 feet (200 meters)
  • Length: 5.4″ (138mm)
  • Body: 1.0″ (25.4mm)
  • Head: 1.0″ (25.4mm)
  • Weight: 3.1 oz excluding battery

The Fenix E18R: Pint Sized Powerhouse

fenix e18r edc rechargeable flashlight

The E18R is a timelessly popular Fenix flashlight. The E18R is known for its ultra-compact size at only 2.4”. The reason it makes such a great small tactical flashlight though is it’s impressive 750 lumen beam. It also has a 50,000-hour lifespan and a throwing distance of up to 446 feet (136 meters). The Fenix E18R is built tough with strong, durable aluminum and the same optical lens used to coat automobile lights.

Top Features:

  • Rechargeable via the magnetic charging port
  • Features a lockout function and multiple ways to avoid accidental activation
  • Battery level indicator


  • Lumens: max 750
  • Turbo Run Time: 45 minutes
  • Throw: 446 feet (136 meters)
  • Length: 2.4″ (60mm)
  • Head: 0.8″ (21mm)
  • Diameter: 0.8” (20mm)
  • Weight: 1.17 oz 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 hereor on our LiveChat on our website.

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