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Thread: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

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    Default [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    Hello everyone, with this review today we will see one of the latest torches born in the Fenix ​​house: we will talk about the Fenix PD40R v2.0: single LED tactical flashlight equipped with a rotating mechanical switch.

    The flashlight was provided by Fenix specifically for the review.Here you can find the link of the parent company and here the link of the product
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    Packaging and content:

    The Fenix ​​PD40R v2.0 arrives in a colored cardboard box with all the main characteristics of the product imprinted on it. The package includes:
    • "PD40R V2.0" Flashlight
    • 21700 Lion Battery (ARB-L21-5000mAh)
    • USB Type-C Charging Cable
    • Nylon Holster
    • Lanyard
    • Spare O-Ring
    • User manual
    • Warranty Card











    Main Features
    • 3000 Lumen max output
    • Rotary Switch
    • LUMINUS SST70 LED - 50,000 hours
    • 21700 and 18650 battery compatible with AFL-18 Adapter
    • Outputs
    o Turbo - 3000 lumens/2.4 hours/1328 ft.
    o High - 1000 Lumens/3.1 hours/754 ft.
    o Med - 350 Lumens/8.3 hours/449 ft.
    o Low - 30 Lumens/88.1 hours/147 ft.
    o Strobe - 2500 Lumen
    • Battery level indicator
    • USB Type-C charging
    • Free from magnetic field interference
    • IP68 Waterproof Rating
    • Titanium coated body clip
    • Compact size
    • Anti-slip and anti roll body design
    • Battery Included: Fenix ARB-L21 5000 mAh Rechargeable Battery (21700 Size)
    • Reverse polarity protection
    • Boot-up battery level indication
    • Length: 138 mm
    • Head Diameter: 33.2mm
    • Body Diameter: 26mm
    • Weight: 117g (Excluding battery)

    Output Levels and Runtime
    The Fenix ​​PD40R v2.0 has an innovative rotary switch that allows you to quickly and precisely select the desired level. The outputs are well spaced and divided as follows:
    Turbo: 3000 lm (measured 3080 lm) – 2h40min
    High: 1000 lm (measured 1150 lm) – 3h10min
    Med: 350 lm (measured 380 lm) – 8h30min
    Low: 30 lm (measured 30 lm) – 88h10min
    Strobo: 2500 lm (measured 2650 lm)








    The body and materials
    The Fenix ​​PD40R v2.0 is a 3000 lumen tactical flashlight powered by a 21700.
    It is equipped with a practical and handy rotary switch that allows the selection of the output level quickly and precisely. Unlike the rotary switches seen on other flashlights, this one by Fenix ​​is ​​mechanical and non-magnetic: in this way electromagnetic interference is avoided which could compromise the correct operation of precision instruments that are nearby such as compasses or GPS .







    The PD40R v2.0 has a Luminus SST70 Cool White LED with a maximum brightness of 40567 candles with a throw of 405 meters. The reflector is deep, smooth and mirror polished. The Bezel is laced, particularly protruding. The lens is thick and with anti-reflective anti-scratch treatment.







    Just below the rotary switch is the Type-C charging port well protected by a thick knurled rubber cap. Using a good charger, a full battery charge will take about 4 hours.







    Near the USB port there is a small colored status LED that provides information on the remaining capacity of the cell or on the progress of charging.
    Each time the flashlight is turned on, the status LED will light for three seconds based on the remaining charge:
    • Green light: charge between 100% and 85%
    • Flashing green light: charge between 85% and 50%
    • Red light: charge between 50% and 25%
    • Flashing red light: charge between 25% and 1%









    Managing the output is very simple. By rotating the rotary switch, it is possible to move from one level to another according to the order: OFF-Low-Med-High-Turbo-Strobo.

    The build quality is excellent. The sensation in the hand is of absolute solidity and robustness. You immediately perceive that the product is of quality. The thicknesses are abundant.

    For the rotation of the switch you have to make a fair force, but you can also use the thumb and forefinger of the same hand with which you hold the flashlight.

    The Fenix ​​PD40R in hand is very firm. The rotary switch is easily detectable and usable even in total darkness or if you wear thick gloves.









    The knurling guarantees excellent grip even with damp or wet hands. The lettering is well done, without any smudging.







    The threads are anodized (therefore the physical lock-out of the interface is possible) and arrive well lubricated. At the positive pole we find a series of gold-plated contacts, while at the negative pole a robust spring.











    A performing 21700 5000mAh battery is supplied.



    The tailcap is not flat but still allows tailstanding. There are also two large ovens for inserting the laynard.









    The Fenix ​​PD40R v2.0 is water resistant and is submersible up to 2 meters deep (IP68 certified) also the impact resistance is given up to 1 in height.
    The belt clip is in steel and titanium plated, quite long and rigid.







    The nylon holster is well made, the extraction and insertion of the torch is comfortable even with one hand.

















    The Fenix ​​PD40R v2.0 also has an active thermal control that allows you to adjust the output if the flashlight reaches critical levels, and a control on the low-Voltage which will decrease the output without however turning off the light (as long as the battery will still have capacity residual).

    Beam, Tint and Beamshots

    The beam of the Fenix ​​PD40R v2.0 has a good shot but it is also wide enough to illuminate well nearby. The tint is cool but not excessive, clean and uniform over the whole beam. There are no strange artifacts on the beam or on the tint.
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    Conclusions
    The Fenix ​​PD40R v2.0 is an ideal multifunction tactical flashlight for different scenarios. Thanks to the innovative level selection system, it allows you to manage the interface in a very simple way.

    The materials are of high quality, the thicknesses are abundant and in the hand it gives a good feeling of strength.

    The tint is cool, not very cold, it makes colors well even in nature. The regulation is excellent.

    The beam is well focused, but not excessively. Lighting at 200-300mt distance is not a problem at all. The 40kcd declared are all there, as well as the 3000 lumen at Turbo, albeit in the very first minutes of ignition.

    This product has particularly pleased me, everything is treated in detail. Rich and complete packaging. Definitely to be recommended!

    Thanks for reading.

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    Default Re: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    Thank you for your detailed review. I still won't buy this light from Fenix, from the fact that output and runtime is misleading. The light does not provide 3000 lumens for 2 hours, it gives it for only about 5 minutes, and does not provide 1000 lumens for 3 hours, it gives that only for about 12 minutes. I have bought multiple lights from Fenix in the past, and most of them are overrated as far as runtime goes. You would think a leader in the lighting industry like Fenix would be more honest in their product advertisement and not be chasing after others by posting misleading numbers.

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    Default Re: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    Nice info here. Thanks. I am still on the fence on this one. I am very tempted to try it. One quibble with the review - this is NOT a tactical flashlight nor does Fenix call it that on the box. A tactical flash light MUST be momentary capable. This is a general-use utility flashlight. Nothing wrong with that not everything must be "tactical".

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    Default Re: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    Thanks for review! But there is something very strange with the runtime graphs: the lumen-hours are MUCH higher at turbomode than high mode! It has to be something wrong with the runtime there.

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    Default Re: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by bassfanatick View Post
    Thank you for your detailed review. I still won't buy this light from Fenix, from the fact that output and runtime is misleading. The light does not provide 3000 lumens for 2 hours, it gives it for only about 5 minutes, and does not provide 1000 lumens for 3 hours, it gives that only for about 12 minutes. I have bought multiple lights from Fenix in the past, and most of them are overrated as far as runtime goes. You would think a leader in the lighting industry like Fenix would be more honest in their product advertisement and not be chasing after others by posting misleading numbers.
    You are right. Unfortunately this is the case for practically all lights today, at least at turbo mode. And it starts to be common even at the next highest mode as well.

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    Default Re: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    I would definitely buy a neutral white version. Would like to add a rotary switch torch to the collection.
    GOOD TINT!

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    Default Re: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by bassfanatick View Post
    Thank you for your detailed review. I still won't buy this light from Fenix, from the fact that output and runtime is misleading. The light does not provide 3000 lumens for 2 hours, it gives it for only about 5 minutes, and does not provide 1000 lumens for 3 hours, it gives that only for about 12 minutes. I have bought multiple lights from Fenix in the past, and most of them are overrated as far as runtime goes. You would think a leader in the lighting industry like Fenix would be more honest in their product advertisement and not be chasing after others by posting misleading numbers.
    Yup I've posted the same thing about Fenix. Nitecore does it too and of course others, and it's intentional deception and lying and needs to stop. I think Fenix had some run time graphs for some models, but I just looked and can't find them. There needs to be a standard for companies to advertise numbers - part of 'ansi fl1'? What the hell does ansi even do - apparently nothing or they would've done it 10 yrs. ago.

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    Default Re: [Review] - Fenix PD40R v2.0 - 3000 lumen, Rotary Switch, 21700 , TypeC - by Lock

    All my fenix lights have a great color, just received my pd40rv2 today and I'm very displeased with the color tint. It's way yellowish. So much so I believe that it is robbing the light of brightness. I guess the tint on LEDs is a roll of the dice in what you may receive. Anyone elses PD40v2 have this issue?
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