Fenix PD36R Rechargeable Flashlight

Max Lumens: 1600
Modes: 6
Battery: 21700

(484 customer reviews)
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The Fenix PD36R rechargeable flashlight is a high-performance flashlight unlike anything else on the market for its size. This LED rechargeable flashlight delivers a maximum 1600 lumens to an impressive distance of 928ft (283m), all on a high capacity 21700 li-ion battery. The Fenix PD36R is our first introduction of a product with a 21700 li-ion battery, extending battery runtimes by twice the standard li-ion battery. The high-capacity 5000 mAh battery can be conveniently charged through the USB-C port on the flashlight. Additionally, you will always be able to see the battery’s charge status at a glance with the external battery level indicator.

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Operating this powerful LED rechargeable flashlight is simple with the tactical tail switch for momentary on/off, and the ability to cycle through six lighting modes using the side switch including a 1600 lumen turbo mode. Carry the Fenix PD36R how you want—on a backpack, belt, or MOLLE system with the two-way body clip. The amount of power and runtime packed into this flashlight are unmatched for its handheld size. IP68 rated dustproof and waterproof, this flashlight is the perfect all-purpose lighting tool for those needing maximum brightness and long runtimes.

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Max Lumens: 1600
Modes: 6


Fenix PD36R Flashlight specs chart

PD36R Size:

Length: 5.4” (136mm)
Body: 1.0” (25.4mm)
Head: 1.0” (26.4mm)

PD36R Weight:

3.0 oz. (85g) excluding battery

PD36R Battery:

High-capacity 21700 rechargeable Li-ion battery (included)


Fenix ARB-L21-5000 rechargeable Li-ion battery, two-way body clip, USB Type-C charging cable, lanyard, holster, rubber switch boot, spare O-ring


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Additional Features of the Fenix PD36R Rechargeable Flashlight

  • LUMINUS SST40 LED (cool white) with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
  • 4-hour fast charging with 5V/3A USB Type-C charging port.
  • Instant power activation with momentary tactical tail switch.
  • Simple output selection with side switch.
  • Two-way body clip for different lighting demands.
  • Boot-up battery level indication and low-voltage warning.
  • Made of durable high-strength and oxidation-resistance aluminum.
  • Premium type HAIII hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with an anti-reflective coating.
  • Digitally regulated circuit for maintaining a stable output.
  • Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery insertion.
  • Body with anti-roll and anti-slip design.

PD36R Switches

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


Slightly tap the tactical switch to momentarily turn on the light, release it the light will go out.
Fully press
Fully press the tactical switch to constantly turn on the light, press once again to turn off the light.

PD36R 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, click once again to return back to General mode.

Intelligent Memory Circuit

The light memorizes the last selected output excluding strobe. When turned on again the previously used output will be recalled.

Battery Replacement

Unscrew the light head to insert the battery with the anode side (+) towards the light head, then screw the light head back on.

Boot-up Battery Level Indication

Each time the light is turned on, the battery level indicator in the middle of the switch will automatically display the battery status for 3 seconds.

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

Note: This only works with Fenix ARB-L21-5000 21700 rechargeable Li-ion battery.

PD36R Overheat Protection

The light will accumulate a lot of heat when used on Turbo or High for extended periods. When the light reaches a temperature of 50°C or above, the light will automatically step down a few lumens to reduce the temperature: the light will downshift to 550 lumens if Turbo is being selected; the light will downshift to 450 lumens if High is being selected.

PD36R Time-limited Downshift

When the light is kept working on Turbo for over 15 minutes, the output will reduce to 900-550 lumens within 15 minutes.

Note: Tested according to laboratory cooling test conditions.

When High or Turbo is needed again, restart the light or directly cycle back if battery level allows.

Low-voltage Warning

When the voltage level drops below 3V, the flashlight is programmed to downshift to a lower brightness level until Eco output is reached. When this happens in Eco output mode, the battery level indicator blinks red to remind you to recharge or replace the battery so as not to shorten the life or damage the battery. To ensure normal use, the flashlight will work until the battery runs out or the protection circuit activates.

Note: This only works with Fenix ARB-L21-5000 21700 rechargeable Li-ion battery.

PD36R Charging

  1. When charging is needed, remove the dust cover to reveal the charging port in the light neck, and connect the light to the power source with the included USB Type-C charging cable.
  2. The indicator in the middle of the switch will be on and display red to indicate charging status, when the indicator turns green, the charging is completed. The normal charging time of the included Fenix ARB-L21-5000 rechargeable Li-ion battery is about 4 hours.
  3. Once charging is completed, be sure to remove the charging cable and push the dust cover back to protect the charging port from dust and foreign objects.
  4. Recharge a stored light every four months to maintain optimal battery performance.
  5. The light can be turned on lower outputs when it is in charging process, but the charging time will be prolonged by this act.

PD36R Usage and Maintenance

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the light and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix recommends using a quality battery with proper built-in protections.
  • If the light will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery, or the light could be damaged by electrolyte leakage or battery explosion.
  • Lithium battery needs to be charged when it is near depletion. Please immediately charge the battery when it is depleted. It has no memory effect.
  • Unscrew the tail cap half a turn or take out 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 (included) when damaged.
  • 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: The battery needs replacing.
    Solution: Replace battery (Ensure battery is inserted according to the manufacturer’s specifications).
    B: The threads, PCB board contact or other contacts are 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.


This flashlight is a high-intensity lighting device capable of causing eye damage to the user or others. Avoid shining the flashlight directly into anyone’s eyes.

This flashlight will accumulate a lot of heat when used for extended periods, resulting in high temperature of the flashlight shell.

484 reviews for Fenix PD36R Rechargeable Flashlight

  1. Kevan Western (verified owner)

    Love this flashlight. Very intuitive controls. Very bright. High quality.

  2. Gary (verified owner)

    This is by far the best flashlight I have ever owned. Great light output and run time between charges.

  3. Edward Garcia (verified owner)

    Excellent flashlight, compact & way better than my issued light. Great for working at night.

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    So far so good I like it. Wish everything was in the tail cap.

  5. salvatore (verified owner)

    Excellent!!! This light is my favorite. I am constantly looking at high end lights and looking for the best all around lights with long run times, waterproof, dustproof, drop proof, strong and durable long lasting and this light is all of those I used it for a whole month on the first charge and at the end when the battery indicator started flashing red I had to leave it on 1600 lumens for an hour for it to die and even than it didn’t fully die that battery life it super long I love this light!

  6. Ryan (verified owner)

    Great light. This is my 4th Fenix flashlight. I use them for guitar teching on the road, backcountry, in the car, and at home.

  7. William Selley (verified owner)

    I own several Fenix lights, they are all great. The PD36R is my new favorite, it is extremely bright, internal re-charge is fast, love it. Best bargain for a light this nice.

  8. Allen Ward (verified owner)

    The power of the sun in the palm of your hand!! I work in pest control and its perfect for attics and sub areas. Get it now!

  9. Mat Wright (verified owner)

    Easily the most trusted, powerful, rugged torch on the market in my humble opinion. I own five.

  10. Vishwa Pratap Singh (verified owner)

    Only thing I love is battery is good , but gets super hot when switching to more brighter light…like it gonna explode.
    Also the light is very bright so no good for a mechanic.

  11. Zachary Hooker (verified owner)

    Great light, thank you!

  12. Michael M. (verified owner)

    Small but extremely bright.

  13. Daniel G. (verified owner)

    Pretty bright light

  14. Rick W. (verified owner)

    Nice light.. But it’s a little noisy, rattling.. the holster it came with really doesn’t work because it catches the head of the light in and out of the holster. I got a nite-ize holster that works a whole lot better. Probably not worth the money to be honest.. I’ll find out in a few months.. See how it holds up.

  15. Hector Liceaga (verified owner)

    Really bright

  16. Nicholas (verified owner)

    Really bright, came quickly. Highly recommend as a duty flashlight.

  17. David Phillips (verified owner)

    nice and bright easy to toggle through brightness levels and strobe is awesome.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Does everything it is supposed to.

  19. Elroy A (verified owner)

    I have had several different Fenix models and they’re still the best LED flashlight for the price!

  20. Anonymous (verified owner)

    BRIGHT!!! gets a little hot w long use

  21. Anthony B. (verified owner)

    I’ve owned the M2R warrior from Olight and I have to say I like the PD36R alot more. The run times are amazing and the clicky tail switch has a great feel, i have no reason for it to tail stand so no loss there and have no problem using usb-c, I perfer it cause I have plenty of those cables. My one complaint is that its difficult to turn on then and quickly switch light modes on the side switch ( you have to change holding positions) and I would like to be able to access eco mode from the side switch when off so I know I have a low light mode always at ready, but these are nit picky things and this light works amazing for me. I plan on purchasing another!

  22. Kevin S. (verified owner)

    Excellent light. I am a huge fan of Fenix products now.

  23. John P. (verified owner)

    Excellent EDC. Perfect amount of brightness settings.

  24. Adam (verified owner)

    Excellent product, service, and value!

  25. Orrin Mullennax (verified owner)

    Very bright but gets extremely hot when on for long periods of time

  26. Joseph A. (verified owner)

    Constantly looking for reasons to use it

  27. daniel c. (verified owner)

    Compact and powerful light. I wouldn’t change a thing

  28. Bradley Thomas (verified owner)

    I’ve only had the light for about a month. So far, I’m very impressed with the quality and performance. It has a good combination of throw and flood. The included holster is useless. I purchased a Fenix ALPMTK holster at another $14. Fenix could take a cue from Olight and include a high-quality holster with the flashlight. I expressed my disappointment with holster in an email to Fenix, and received no response.

  29. Eric F. (verified owner)

    Very bright quality craftsmanship.

  30. Brian O. (verified owner)

    Great flashlight and very bright and durable. I use it as a helmet light for firefighting.

  31. Kevin S. (verified owner)

    So far I have zero complaints about the flashlight, the ordering process, shipping time or customer service. The PD36R does the job that it is intended to do perfectly.

  32. Christopher S. (verified owner)

    By far the best flashlight I have ever owned. Super bright and long charge life! High recommend.

  33. Jacob (verified owner)

    Great flashlight, very bright and versatile.

  34. Brad (verified owner)

    Work for the Railroad, the mainline and this light does the job when walking my train in the dark. I will definitely be purchasing the 90 degree light to fit my vest and give me a hands free light. Like the ease of charging the light without removing the battery. It is plenty bright, which I like. Great product and I recommend it to anyone asking about a light.

  35. eric b. (verified owner)

    Efficient and powerful

  36. Rafael Z. (verified owner)

    I’ve never owned a Fenix flashlight. After doing my research, reading some of the reviews and co-workers owning a dozen of them I decided to give it a shot. I bought the PD36R flashlight since I needed a true reliable flashlight for work, specially working nights LEO.

    I like their warranty WAY better than Streamlight. This flashlight is very bright at night and the fact that it stays on the last setting the light was left rather than going through all settings. A week after it arrived I bought LD15R right angle flashligh. Now I’m waiting for the PD40R V2.0 flashlight to be back in stock for purchase.

    My only regret I ask myself is WHY I waited so long to buy Fenix flashlights.

  37. Tyeson (verified owner)

    Very bright light. Can get hot if kept on highest setting for a few min.

  38. Mary A. (verified owner)

    My husband liked this so much that he wants one of the others now

  39. Richard Stickney (verified owner)

    I love all fenix products

  40. Brendan (verified owner)

    Did a lot of research on this unit and it did not disappoint!

  41. Keith H. (verified owner)

    Works great. Very bright

  42. BFJ (verified owner)

    The PD36R is a phenomenally bright light that will impress even the most discerning flashlight snob. A great balance of beam and flood packed into a compact EDC light that’s sure to be with you whenever you go. Props to Fenix for creating this light with such a long-lasting battery life.

  43. Raymond Villa (verified owner)

    I think that this light is a little too large for a practical edc but that isn’t what I bought it for. I bought it for the house in an emergency or camping and I believe it tics every box

  44. Darell Jackson (verified owner)

    Fast and easy . great light

  45. Brian (verified owner)

    I’m not sure why I waited so long to purchase this item!

  46. Paul C. (verified owner)

    Badest little flashlight ever!

  47. Mark Matson (verified owner)

    It is a great flashlight!!

  48. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Absolutely perfect for law enforcement!

  49. Anonymous (verified owner)

    best flashlights ever

  50. Jeffrey D. (verified owner)

    I really love this flashlight. It is very well built. The ability to have so many different output settings is what set this one apart from the other flashlights that I considered. My only small gripe is that it can sometimes be a little difficult to locate the button to change between output modes. I rotated the belt clip to the opposite side of the button to help me in locating it.

  51. Colton (verified owner)

    Friend recommended this product and definitely got my moneys worth. Never seen a flashlight so small with so much power! PD36R fits easily in my pocket so I can carry it everywhere. Will be purchasing from Fenix again.

  52. Paul S. (verified owner)

    Good description of product that appears to match what I received. Have owned less than a month but really like the specs of this product. Quick response to my order.

  53. James Echols (verified owner)

    So far this is the best pocket flashlight I have ever owned. The light setting as great and on the highest settings is brighter than my large Streamlight. The charging mechanism is fantastic allowing the battery to stay in the light.

  54. David Cason (verified owner)

    Awesome flashlight. Quality construction, perfect size (not too small, not too large), great battery life, easy operations, and outstanding performance. I could probably get by with fewer power levels, but certainly don’t mind the extra levels when searching for just the right brightness needed. I would not hesitate to buy this again.

  55. David Mishler (verified owner)

    Hard to find side button in the dark. Otherwise a great light.

    • Dianne

      Many customers suggest lining up the pocket clip with the side switch.

  56. Chris (verified owner)

    The light is worth what I paid for it. I use it at everyday.

  57. Richard Smith (verified owner)

    Very satisfactory, very bright.

  58. Corey L. (verified owner)

    Great light and very well built!

  59. Daniel M. (verified owner)

    Great light for the money.

  60. Wade Lieseke (verified owner)

    Really bright. I love that such a powerful light fits perfectly in my shirt pocket.

  61. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is a nice flashlight. I love it. My only complain is the secondary button (mode switch button) sometime doesn’t respond, I need to push twice to get to next mode.

    • Dianne

      I’ll have someone from warranty contact you about that switch.

  62. Daniel Goen (verified owner)

    Light up the night!!! This baby is built like a tank. I can’t wait to track a deer with this light. You can read specs all day long, but when you use this light on a really dark night, you’ll understand what all those specs mean. Simply amazing!!

  63. Chad W. (verified owner)

    Great flashlight. Bright and battery lasts. I would recommend it to anybody

  64. Dennis W. (verified owner)

    As advertised! Quality Product! This is my go to home flashlight.

  65. John McClain (verified owner)

    It’s a very powerful compact light great battery life and seems to charge real quickly. Very impressed worth every penny

  66. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This flashlight and battery are by far the best i have ever had, the clip is also Awesome.

  67. George P. (verified owner)

    I use it every day in confined spaces, and it is reliable, and lasts a long time between charges.

  68. Steven S. (verified owner)

    I already own two other Fenix flashlights and really enjoy them, there both 1000 lumens and was looking for something just a little bit brighter. This one fit the bill perfectly. I really like the fact that it’s a little shorter than my other two but a bit thicker (easier in the hand), also like the metal switch instead of rubber and bigger battery (5000 mah compared to 3500). Would recommend this one for a perfect edc.

  69. Nick

    Absolutely wonderful flashlight. I use it daily since I bought it 5+ months ago. It is durable and well designed. The on/off button being separate from the intensity setting button is how all lights should be designed. Charge is great and the slot keeps closed.

  70. Matthew Heinze (verified owner)

    Amazing flashlight.

  71. Paul W. (verified owner)

    This light is phenomenal! I charged it fully when it first arrived and I haven’t had to put it on the charger since. It is simple to operate and provides plenty of light for my needs on the medium setting. It’s built solid and I expect it will provide many years of service. I’m currently shopping the Fenix site for another light.

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  73. Anthony D. (verified owner)

    Well made. Really bright

  74. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great Flashlight

  75. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Not as I have expected it doesnt last long

    • Dianne

      I will have warranty contact you

  76. Eric R. (verified owner)

    Best flashlight ever!! Great quality

  77. jay johnson (verified owner)

    Great flashlight would recommend it to anyone great price not had any problems will buy again soon

  78. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very bright.

  79. Dan Zerr (verified owner)

    I’ve had other high lumen flashlights. But does not last very long. Starts blinking down light lumen, and get hot. But my PD36R. 1600 lumen is more then BRITE It last a long time does not get hot. Just warm. Now my wife wants one Holster work great just when you slide it in make sure clip is towards your belt. I don’t like buying batteries. So rechargeable. Flashlight are the best way to go. I’ll be buying More FENIX FLASHLIGHTS. Shipping pretty fast. The 5000amh is a monster of batteries

  80. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great lights! That’s why we have 4 of them. Works great with the mount rail mount also.

  81. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It performs far beyond my expectations, and it’s rechargeable!

  82. James Hutchison (verified owner)

    As a flashlight collector and tester for over 45 years (before even people thought to make it a hobby and a job) and owning 50+ lights, this one ranks high on the list of tactical lights for brightness, quality, and run time. A VERY good all purpose and tactical light. My first Fenix light, but right after getting it I also got 2 other models as well that i am testing out.

  83. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I have owned many flashlights, including very high end like surefire, but this is top of my list. The brightness settings are amazing and give you all options on brightness from low to crazy bright. Recharge is easy and so far it seems to last a long time on a charge. seems to be built quite ruggedly. maybe not quite what my surefire is, but not much of a difference. The one thing i would say is that it is easy to accidentally hit the light power adjustment button when using the light. also, you cannot stand the light up on its tail. with that said, i purchased 2 of these lights and i am about to purchase a couple more.

  84. Michael G. (verified owner)

    Excellent compact flashlight.

  85. Richard (verified owner)

    Awesome flashlight. Expensive but no regrets. If you don’t get one you will wish you did.

  86. Chris (verified owner)

    Great light and easy to carry in you pocket or clipped to you pants.

  87. Michael D. (verified owner)

    Sunlight – Maybe brighter than the sun with a long lasting battery.

  88. Thomas (verified owner)

    I use this light everyday and it is surprisingly bright. The separate function button makes it easy to use and see the charge status. Would definitely recommend.

  89. Hugh (verified owner)

    Just get one. Brighter than you’ll likely need, perfect size, durable, holds charge for a long time, and high quality materials. I am thinking of getting a couple more for my family.

  90. Javier (verified owner)

    Great light. A little bigger in diameter than the pd35 tac, but not by much. Its definitely brighter and I’m liking the rechargeable feature.

  91. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bright, great battery, USB-C charging, versatile.

  92. Jason T. (verified owner)

    Well built and great output!

  93. Skyler Mason (verified owner)

    Great flashlight

  94. Barry B. (verified owner)

    Power of a baseball bat sized flashlight that fits in my front pocket. Awesome.

  95. Stephen A. (verified owner)

    Excellent light bright all get out

  96. Everett Fulton (verified owner)

    Great Product

  97. Dennis L. (verified owner)

    This is one powerful little light! I’m a PM for theme park rides and my crews have to constantly work in very dark conditions. This little pocket light easily over powers the biggest flashlights and with the micro USB recharge keeps it going all shift easily. I bought this light because I loved the headlamp I bought a few years prior from Fenix. That thing has taken a beating, and still outshines all the others. I definitely reccomend these lights if your a professional and need to rely on these lights to get your job done.

  98. Jaron (verified owner)

    Overall, this is a great flashlight! Very well built, bright, yet still small enough to fit into my pocket still. I also like that it supports USB C-to-C cable charging and comes with a need-carry clip. The battery life on this thing is absolutely amazing too! Few minor downsides though in that 1-hand operation is a little difficult if you want access to power and level control, you cannot tail-stand the light, and their is no moonlight mode.

  99. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great light. Great customer service

  100. David (verified owner)

    This is a great flashlight. I use it for work as an aircraft maintenance tech for an airline. Works very well for beaming up on the aircraft and tail section. Great features, long battery life. The best light I’ve owned so far.

  101. Gregory P. (verified owner)

    Exceptional light; extremely bright, easy to charge.

  102. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Used a PD 35 for over 10 years, no problems. This one is even better

  103. Thomas (verified owner)

    I am absolutely amazed with this flashlight! I love the adjustable power levels and the solid look & feel of quality.

  104. Arnulfo Lopez (verified owner)

    I’m happy

  105. Brad DeBord (verified owner)

    End on/off button needs better protected. Concerned that charging port could get worn out with heavy use. Recommend a charging cradle similar to Streamlight. I am a police officer. Work on theses suggestions and we could possibly purchase this for our state officers.

  106. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great deal with discount and its quite a powerful light.

  107. Patrice (verified owner)

    Everything it was advertised to be and more!

  108. David H. (verified owner)

    Excellent flashlight. Solid, very bright, perfect for my needs.

  109. Andrew (verified owner)

    Excellent Thank you

  110. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent build and functional quality.

  111. John Mueller (verified owner)

    It’s great, I love it! It has a nice weight and feel to it. It is plenty bright with several option levels. The rechargeable feature is cool, and very convenient. You have a terrific product.

  112. Al M. (verified owner)

    Love it so far, does well in the cold, haven’t gotten it wet yet, I am quite sure it will perform great! I have had another Fenix for over 9 years with no problems, just got tired of replacing batteries. Great build quality.

  113. Jon Bush (verified owner)

    Great Light. All Features are great on this Light. One of the Top 3 lights you can Buy out there. Very Satisfied.

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  116. Andrew G. (verified owner)

    Upgraded to the PD36R. . . . BAD A** FLASHLIGHT. Charging with USB-C is convenient since all my electronic devices are compatible. Bright as hell, but also dim when you need it. I have had two LD22’s in the past. One was stolen, the other i still have (for about 3-4 years now) and it works great. Love the PD36R and would definitely recommend it or any other Fenix product. Definitely quality products here, the only flashlights i have ever owned that stood up over time.

  117. Way Hoyt (verified owner)

    Very bright compact flashlight. Nicely done.

  118. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I’ve been home inspector for over 16 years and this is one of the best flashlights I’ve ever used

  119. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent brightness

  120. ROBERT (verified owner)

    Greatest lights on the planet! I use 3 of their lights: A head light, and two Tac Lights, one for work and one for “dress” so I always have a great light in my possession (well, not in bed or the shower, but otherwise, always). Outstanding lights!

  121. Christian L. (verified owner)

    I carry the PD36R every day and I haven’t been disappointed yet, it’s absolutely fantastic!

  122. John H. (verified owner)

    Absolutely blown away with this light. It is totally worth the money and is exceptionally bright. Did not expect that much light out of such a small package. Easily recharged. Easily carried in a pocket. Controls are simple. The reversible clip makes it easy to reverse the light whether it goes in a pocket or on the brim of your ball cap. The light is a bit heavy on your ball cap but is functional.

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  124. Kurtis L. (verified owner)

    I am a trade professional and use my PD36R almost every day. Hands down the best flashlight I’ve ever owned. I had a warranty item come up recently. This is when you really get to know the company and all I have to say is the service/warranty is fantastic! Can’t go wrong with their products. While my light was being evaluated, I had to use my “backup” flashlights. My world went so dim and at that moment I realized just how much I love my PD36R. My backups are now going to be more Fenix lights. Keep up the great work! Appreciate you!

  125. NadaRayNada (verified owner)

    Best flashlight ever. Super bright. Very well made. I’ve always bought Nitecore up until now, so this PD36R is my first Fenix light. The 21700 gives a long run time and the design of the controls is super easy to use. One thing I don’t like about a lot of the Nitecore stuff is that their button menu stuff is too hard to remember. In a stressful situation when you need to quickly get light on a target, having to fumble around with a lot of different modes sucks. The thing I like a lot about the PD36R is you can set your mode and leave it, then use the push button on the tail cap for either momentary or constant on. That is really a brilliant design.

    As mentioned the light is super bright. It’s got to be pushing 2000 lumens on the highest setting. I have s Nitecore TM26 – 4000 lumen – and I swear this Fenix puts out nearly the same level of light in about 1/5th the size flashlight – it’s amazing. On mine, I rotated the pocket clip to be inline with the power setting button on the side and now it’s super easy to access the power level button when needed, even in the dark.

    The threads which hold the light together are extremely smooth and well made. Everything about this light is fantastic. The only thing I didn’t like all that much was the design of the lanyard, but it’s not a huge deal.

    One other thing which could be nice is to include the battery with its own USB-c port as the default battery that comes with the light. I purchased a spare one that you can charge outside of the light and that’s a tremendous help. Having a battery included with the PD36R by default that allows for this also would have been awesome. As it stands, the included battery can be recharged inside the light – however the recharge time is usually over an hour, if not closer to 2 hours.

    All in all, this is one of the best flashlights I’ve ever owned. Its power in such a small package size and its simple operation makes it the flashlight I keep next to my bed for security. I will also most likely be purchasing a few more to use in my truck and cars.

    If you are a Nitecore fan, definitely give Fenix a shot – from what I can tell, they produce a higher quality product at a very reasonable price.

  126. James Lawton (verified owner)

    Amazing quality and performance, a little smaller than I originally thought but amazing light.

  127. Francesco D. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this flashlight. It’s small enough to carry in my pocket all day long without feeling bulky. The button feels tactile with a solid audible click. The flashlight body feels durable and the clip is very tight, so I know it won’t fallout. The low setting is bright enough to find my way around the house, while the turbo assist me at night when walking the dogs. I have had this flashlight for 3 weeks and use it nearly everyday with short durations, and I still have not needed to charge it. I highly recommend this flashlight for everyday carry. You will not regret it!

  128. Kenneth (verified owner)

    Nice quality flashlight. Shipped fast .

  129. Brian Green (verified owner)

    WOW this thing is ridiculously bright

  130. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love it

  131. Kevin E. (verified owner)

    I have a handful of Fenix lights, and my go to had been the PD-35 2.0…. until now. This light is incredibly bright, very similar to the 25 in size, has a much improved two way clip, and amazing battery life! I can’t recommend this light enough! Hopefully they make some cold weather batteries with charge ports onboard in the near future!

  132. Stephen T. (verified owner)

    As a Home Inspector my flashlight is by far my most used tool. I couldn’t be more pleased with the Fenix PD36R. I can easily charge the flashlight with usb-c, even in my truck, so I always have strong illumination. This flashlight is exceptionally bright. Of the 5 settings I usually leave it set in the middle, and if I need brighter the 4th and 5th settings are outstanding, illuminating anything I need to see. It is very well made, a nice compact size, very bright, long lasting battery and easy to recharge. There is no better flashlight for professionals in my field to consider. I am very pleased with my purchase.

  133. Edgar M. (verified owner)

    I really like this flashlight, has a good design and the light is really bright more than I was expecting.

  134. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great flashlight! Light and durable. The only drawback is that it does get hot in the turbo mode, which seems consistent with other reviewers.

  135. Greg Gonzales (verified owner)

    Revolutionary light.

  136. Ron (verified owner)

    Awesome light! Actually the nicest one I’ve owned so far and I’ve had quite a few! I haven’t even had to charge yet it because the run time is so good. I’m even thinking about buying another cause I can’t find anything that compares. If your on the fence, I’d say just buy it. You won’t be sorry. Shipping was also super fast. Watch for pics on Instagram at Rratmaster

  137. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Awesome flashlight!

  138. Clayton Ahlden (verified owner)

    All around great light

  139. Nickolas F. (verified owner)

    The light is exceptional so far. Small, bright, long-lasting battery. I thought the product did not include a battery from the web page, so I ended up ordering an additional battery. It should be more clear that a battery is included. That’s on me though I suppose. The reason I docked a star is because the included carrying case barely fits the flashlight. It fits on my belt without a problem, but the light itself is simply way too snug inside the case. I always have to use two hands to draw and re-holster due to the tight fit. I would have ordered a separate case, but I didn’t see anything available at the time of ordering. In summary, it’s a great light, but includes a poor case.

  140. Raymond (verified owner)

    EXCELLENT PRODUCT!!! This flashlight is amazing, well built, form factor, ergonomics all of the above. This is my go to EDC..Job well done Fenix two thumbs up…!!!

  141. Alan Horne (verified owner)

    Great value and a great price. I love this thing 🙂

  142. KENNETH WYLLIE (verified owner)

    Love this light. Easy to use and very bright and durable.

  143. Craig (verified owner)

    Love this flashlight, small but unbelievably bright!

  144. nick (verified owner)

    Pretty great. Nice clear, crisp light. Great size body.

  145. Richard B. (verified owner)

    This is the best flashlight I’ve ever purchased. At night around 9pm I always take my dog around my house to a pathway that’s known to have plenty of skunks and coyotes. It’s pretty scary going there only to realize that there’s something in the total darkness and that I don’t see it until I’m close. But now with my flashlight I light up the entire place with the turbo mode and it’s simply awesome!!!

  146. Michael (verified owner)

    4th Fenix light and best this far…excellent run time and Quality

  147. Tracy A. (verified owner)

    Best flashlight I’ve ever owned!

  148. Krystal Guzman (verified owner)

    I love this little light! I had the UC35 before and am in awe of the power this light gives off. Got people from my job wanting to purchase their own

  149. Michael K. (verified owner)

    Super powerful flashlight with great beam distance and small enough to easily fit in your pocket. Best flashlight for its size on the market.

  150. Greg Hammond (verified owner)

    I am a NC licensed home inspector. This flashlight is the best I have had the pleasure of owning and I have an extensive collection of flashlights! The product quality, the run-time of the rechargeable battery, its ease of use, and the independent light intensity settings are features that make this my go-to flashlight. I will definitely purchase again.

  151. Randy (verified owner)

    This is my EDC light now. Couldn’t ask for a better power to size ratio. USB C charging makes it perfect.

  152. Michael Bishop (verified owner)

    Best Flashlight Ever!!!!!!

  153. Robert (verified owner)

    Very Bright and well made. I have 3 flashlights from Fenix with zero issues

  154. Rich (verified owner)

    Great light! Works perfectly for what I need and more!

  155. John Asaro (verified owner)

    Compact and powerful

  156. Joe Clary (verified owner)

    I can see my entire backyard in less than 2 seconds with this flashlight. You would think that a spaceship is landing.

  157. Robyn Sayre (verified owner)

    Item arrived quickly and just as advertized.

  158. Richard (verified owner)

    This light is ridiculously bright. For real.

  159. Christopher Miller (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this flashlight. This is easily one of the best purchases I have ever made as far as flashlights are concerned. I work patrol and it lights up all those super dark alleyways perfectly.

  160. Raymond Herrera (verified owner)

    Great Product…

  161. Karin (verified owner)

    A fantastic bright light when you need one!

  162. George Powers (verified owner)

    Great starter flashlight; solid dependability!

  163. Rays R. (verified owner)

    Finally a great rechargeable flashlight for work. Tail switch for temp on and I love the selector tap switch for the brightness. My only complaint is the belt holster. It snags the light and is very difficult to remove the light and insert with one hand.

  164. William Martin 4467 (verified owner)

    the on off button needs more shield around it . accidentally came on in my pocket.

    • Dianne

      I would recommend either utilizing the lock out feature or do a slight turn to the head (will disconnect battery) when putting it in your pocket so that it doesn’t accidentally turn on.

  165. Village of Thornton (verified owner)

    Quality product

  166. Susan (verified owner)

    Best dependable light on the market!

  167. Frank D. (verified owner)

    I’ve had my Fenix UC35 V2.0 for about a year-and-a-half and love it. The PD36R offers a significantly higher intensity (1600 lumens vs. 1000) in about the same size package for about the same price and with nearly identical operating features plus the advantages of USB-C versus micro-USB … the ability to plug in USB-C in either orientation in dim lighting is especially handy. The 21700 battery in the PD36R offers significantly higher lumens and runtimes but the UC35 and PD36R are both great lights … it would be nice if the PD36R could use 18650 or CR123 batteries as a backup, even at lower output …

  168. Jay (verified owner)

    great flashlight. so sick

  169. Roger (verified owner)

    So much light from such a small unit. Great product!

  170. Peter (verified owner)

    Fabulous light. I use it primarily to take my dogs out before the sun comes up. The small size is perfect. Highly recommend.

  171. James K. (verified owner)

    Absolutely would recommend this flashlight. Won’t find a better one out there for this price

  172. Christian Goerrissen (verified owner)

    Great light. I love it. Would purchase again.

  173. Jim Rowe (verified owner)

    As always the Fenix light purchased is of great Quality and beat all expectations

  174. Brandon (verified owner)

    Excellent product, surpassed expectations.

  175. Randy (verified owner)

    Recently purchased the PD36R to replace a Streamlight Stinger. Use this for work every day. The variety of modes, which I originally thought was overkill, have proven to be very useful. I use medium while inspecting equipment and high or turbo make it an excellent light for outdoor use. Run times are phenomenal for a smaller high output light. Build quality seems to be excellent. While the light is just a bit heavy to be used on the bill of a hat, it is handy to have that option when you have both hands occupied. The only criticism I have is that I wish they would have put a little ridge or something around the mode switch. Something that would make the switch easier to find by feel so that you would not have to look at the light to find the switch. I indexed the clip to set right above the mode switch, making it easier to find by feel. Buying from Fenixlighting.com also gets you a Limited Lifetime Warranty, other distributors only offer a 5 year warranty. This has become my new EDC light.

  176. Joseph (verified owner)

    Impressive output, well made!

  177. Mark (verified owner)


  178. Chris S. (verified owner)

    You will not find a better quality flashlight! Feature rich and made with impeccable quality. You could easily spend three times the money on another brand and still be nowhere near as pleased as you would be with a Fenix!

  179. Brandon (verified owner)

    My company bought a lot of us streamlight flashlights and I was impressed with them. After doing some research, I decided to try out the fenix PD36r for Christmas gifts. I bought one for myself after trying them out. It’s extremely bright and I love the fact that I can recharge it. Well worth the money.

  180. Carey C. (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with these flashlights !!

  181. george gacheny (verified owner)

    Fantastic so far!

  182. Anonymous (verified owner)


  183. Justin (verified owner)

    excellent product. i use it as an every day carry light, its brightness is versatile, the low level eco mode is great for doing things like checking a phone charging port for debris, while the high turbo mode is great for flooding a large area at night. i have had no issues with battery life, even though i have never actually run my light empty yet. the type c charging port on the neck of the light is a perfect solution for my bad habit of loosing my charging station for my old pd35 and pd35v2.

    i recommend this product.

  184. Peter (verified owner)

    Very Bright, Energy Efficient. BUT at night the button to change illumination is often VERY difficult to locate by feel (could the little LED not stay lit or the knob be a little taller?)

  185. Creed S. (verified owner)

    Awesome light….super bright. I ordered 2 so far. Personally, I really like the pocket/belt clip. Easy to clip.

  186. Shea Byrd (verified owner)

    Light is outstanding and the quality is everything ive heard others talk about. The employees at Fenix clearly care about their product and it shows.

  187. Bill M. (verified owner)

    Remarkable brightness for such a relatively small flashlight. Purchased it mainly for the newer advanced battery with it’s longer run times on the higher lumen settings

  188. Robert B. (verified owner)

    Super bright, well made and fast shipping.. will recommend…I bought another it was so good!

  189. David Longres (verified owner)

    This is by far the best light I have owned and Ive owned streamlights, led lensers, coast lights, factor lights, mag lights, etc and nothing competes to the design and ease of use. This is truly a phenomenal light you will not find a light that is this bright and holds a charge this long. This thing is so bright I’m surprised you don’t need a permit to operate it… I recommend this light to everyone construction, police, automotive, aerospace, edc. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED!!

  190. Peter von Meister (verified owner)

    Excellent product & reliable response. Keep up the good work but please do not flood your customers with constant promotions! They are a turn-off.

  191. Gregory P. (verified owner)

    Charges fast. Great light output. Super bright

  192. Jonathan S. (verified owner)

    I love this flashlight best ever!

  193. Julie (verified owner)

    This light is awesome!!

  194. michael b. (verified owner)

    Great light

  195. Adam (verified owner)

    Bought it for myself to keep in the truck.

  196. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Super impressed with this strong, powerful, long- lasting little beast of a light. It was a gift, and my husband (and everyone he has shown it to) loved it. He likes to fish at night, and this thing is going to get lots of use!

  197. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bought 2 as Xmas gifts for my fellow co-workers. They both loved the flashlight, especially the amount of lumens you get.

  198. Joshua E. (verified owner)

    Great EDC flashlights!

  199. Scott S. (verified owner)

    The Fenix PD36R is the best flashlight I own! I enjoy the dual switch feature. Looking forward to future Fenix purchases!

  200. Robert (verified owner)

    excellent product, great size , performance.quality

  201. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love it!!!

  202. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great light tool. Hope it last!

  203. Rafael (verified owner)

    Great product very high quality highly recommend this product. The process was very fast and easy.

  204. Jerome (verified owner)

    excellent quality, hold charge well, already survived one moderate drop without damage

  205. JOHN D. (verified owner)

    great light , you need to get one

  206. Mitchell (verified owner)

    As with every item purchased from Fenix, the products are currently second to none in quality, and innovation. I own several of their products and am very impressed with this new offer. If you have any doubts, don’t. Buy there product!

  207. Jim B. (verified owner)

    One of the best flash lights I’ve owned. Lots of adjustability for varying light needs.

  208. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Hard to believe such a small flashlight can be so powerful and bright!

  209. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Needs a lower setting

  210. Anonymous (verified owner)

    small but with a big punch

  211. Ernesto Garcia jr (verified owner)

    Love it. Upgraded my PD35TAC with this one, well worth it. Super bright, bulkier, better. Recommended.

  212. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good Flashlight!

  213. John K. (verified owner)

    Very bright…excellent spot and long battery life. Love the tail cap switch as well. Slightly larger than some older models but a very good light.

  214. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fantastic, built like a tank…super powerful!

  215. Paul V. (verified owner)

    Compact and bright-extremely bright. Appreciate the dimness levels as well. Battery just keeps going. Durable. Double clip is useful too.

  216. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Use this patrolling, great bright flashlight

  217. Herbert Courtney (verified owner)

    Unbelievable light!!!

  218. Cody (verified owner)

    Awesome product

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  220. Mohanad A. (verified owner)

    Its a great flash light and extremely bright.

  221. Bradford Oliver (verified owner)

    Best Flashlight I’ve ever purchased

  222. John A. (verified owner)

    Its bright, small and quick charging but not exactly what I was expecting. Being a waterfowler I was looking to light the local rivers while getting to my spots, which it does but only for about 10 yards. I think not having a focus is a big handicap when trying to navigate the water. Great for the woods with its wide view, not so good for distance or water.

  223. CHARLES B. (verified owner)

    I will be reviewing this on my YouTube channel under Charles BridgTec!

  224. Kenneth (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful flashlight, really it is perfect.

  225. Clay A. (verified owner)

    Very good build quality and insanely bright.

  226. Justin Glaser (verified owner)

    Love this flashlight!

  227. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great flashlight.

  228. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This flashlight is amazingly powerful for its size. I would highly recommend!!

  229. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great flashlight. I would love to see Fenix ADD a 15 or 20 lumen setting to this flashlight. 30 lumens is just to bright for the lowest setting. I have been using this flashlight everyday at work. 15 or 20 lumen setting for this flashlight. Hint, hint.

  230. Rod F. (verified owner)

    I’m a home inspector. This is the best flashlight I own.

  231. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A little on the expensive side but great flashlight.

  232. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very useful and bright. Great flashlight.

  233. Anthony C. (verified owner)

    Solid light, this is my first “high end” flashlight and overall I’m very pleased with this purchase. After many long hours of researching different lights from various companies I settled on the PD36R. I purchased this light to carry daily and accompany me on my random adventures. Its very bright and feels durable. Will put it to good hard use in the summer when fishing/kayaking season rolls back around. My only complaint about it is that the On/Off button protrudes out too much and has been pressed multiple times over the last few weeks when in my jean pockets due to my belt hitting the button. By the time I see it, the battery has already been drained to red. I guess it was on the entire day and I didnt know. That has happened more than once. A little annoying but still a great light none the less.

  234. David C. (verified owner)

    So far the light has been amazing no issues been using it all the time very happy with my purchase!

  235. Matt Theriot (verified owner)

    This product is a perfect fit for me and my Cable Technicians we do a lot work above drop ceiling and in man holes and having the capability to change the brightness let’s me see small things close and far away. The compact size fits perfect in my small com tool pouch on my hip and USB charging port let’s me charge too and from work in my truck.

    Nice flashlight !

    Thank you,

  236. JOHN B. (verified owner)

    Just bought the upgraded version of the PD35 and so far I am very pleased with the PD36R. The pocket clip is a little stiff and tough to clip on cargo pocket. But, in time I believe it will loosen up a little. Great product

  237. Coy (verified owner)

    Great light, wish I had bought more

  238. Richard Lieber (verified owner)

    It is really bright for such a small light.

  239. Jason B. (verified owner)

    This light is so nice and bright, the LED battery status is helpful, and the battery lasts for a long amount of time.

  240. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Quality light in every respect.

  241. Shawn (verified owner)

    Love this flashlight! Super bright and seems to be very durable just like the pd35. Super quick delivery and I will definitely be coming back in the future.

  242. trent (verified owner)

    Love this light

  243. Mark (verified owner)

    Great, durable flashlight with external USB-C charger. Only wish they were less expensive.

  244. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent light

  245. Steven W. (verified owner)

    This is an incredible flashlight for LE use. My coworkers and federal agents that I work closely with have been seriously impressed with its performance.

  246. Scott M. (verified owner)

    Great light, super bright and great battery life. Highly recommend

  247. Martin (verified owner)

    Best quality in a flashlight. From previously owning a Pd32 yrs ago. To this new one! Top tier!

  248. Jeff (verified owner)

    Extremely bright & focused beam, love it.

  249. Jose V. (verified owner)

    Love it

  250. Levi Query (verified owner)

    I’ve had a UC45 for a few years now and have no complaints whatsoever! I seen the Holiday discount and I had a promo code so I figured it was time to purchase a new light!
    I couldn’t be happier with the PD36R. The battery life is amazing, the size is great for it is overall a much smaller light. The switches and placement works very well with my larger hand size as well!
    If your looking for the overall best flashlight for EDC use don’t hesitate to buy one!

  251. Wesley R. (verified owner)

    The best flashlight I’ve ever owned or used. Smooth operation, battery life is superb. I love it and will continue to purchase Fenix products.

  252. Bruce Baumel (verified owner)

    Extra Bright for its size. Excellent flash light!!!!!!!!

  253. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fantastic flashlight!

  254. David Timmer (verified owner)

    Very bright

  255. Dan (verified owner)

    Great flashlight! High quality and performance is great!

  256. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Hard to believe you can get a light that bright out such small package. Will not be the last Fenix I purchase.

  257. Ronald (verified owner)

    Fantastic flashlight!

  258. Patrick H. (verified owner)

    I love this light! Small, very powerful in a compact package! Battery seems good, as I’ve yet to fully discharge it. No complaints as of now! Great product!

  259. Charles Richmond (verified owner)

    Awesome light

  260. Steven Gurganus (verified owner)

    Very well built. Used it a whole week before I had to charge it.

  261. Anthony Scinta (verified owner)

    Outstanding construction, design. So convenient, it’s as addictive as my cell phone. Carry it everywhere, use it for everything from reading labels, to inspections at work. Terrific product!

  262. Romeo U. (verified owner)

    Great product, great price!

  263. Matthew Nelson (verified owner)

    Working as a security officer at night outside all night some areas and adandon bulidings are pitch black Fenix flashlights is the way to go it turns night into daylight this is my second flashlight I still use my first as a back up great product Fenix keep the good work

  264. Ryan A. (verified owner)

    Love this thing! The price is right for quality and lumen output.

  265. Michael M. (verified owner)

    Great light, one charge last a long time and it’s bright as hell!

  266. Robert (verified owner)

    I’m extremely satisfied with the size of the light, and the brightness. The five levels of brightness are great. The only thing that I would like to see changed is the size of the focused beam. I would really like a light that can be focused to a very narrow beam, in order to maximize the beam travel distance. I do a lot of equipment inspection in rather dark industrial plants, and being able to illuminate objects at a distance, that can’t be closely approached on foot, would be very helpful.

  267. DANIEL C. (verified owner)

    I had previously owned only Surefire lights until I happened upon the Fenix PD35 after losing an expensive Surefire in a parking lot. I loved the PD35 over several years, and was very disappointed when I recently had it fall out of my pocket while mowing. That disappointment has been eased by the amazing PD36R replacement. In every way, it is an upgrade. The light it throws is astounding, especially when I have the occasion to put it all the way on high. The battery life and ease of recharging are great, and the battery charge indicator is very handy. All in all, it’s a great light that I carry and use every day.

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  269. Edward (verified owner)

    Great light…very happy with purchase.

  270. Steve Kortes (verified owner)

    Fantastic light. I’ve already recommended them to my inner circle.

  271. James C. (verified owner)

    Incredible light for its size. This is my 5th Fenix light (lost two, one for home and one backup for truck). The battery life is great compared to the PD35 tactical which was already very good. I love that I can charge it on the go with the USB C and that it gives battery life with the indicator light. I crawl under houses for a living and this light is perfect, has a nice focused beam to see things in the distance, with a dimmer flood area concurrently so I can see what’s next to me at the same time. Gets far brighter than I could possibly need. Couldn’t be happier.

  272. Tom S. (verified owner)

    great products and super customer service !!!

  273. Ron (verified owner)

    Love this flashlight. But the dual switch to switch modes is taking some getting use to. Last light I had the tail switch did it all.

    Love how bright this thing is and how it lights up whatever I’m pointing it at. And the battery, for how I use it, seems to last forever on a single charge. Have only charged the batter once since I got it and that was about a month ago. And the green light is just now blinking.

    Other then that, the only issue, and concern I’ve discovered, for me anyhow, is, when I’ve had the flashlight in my front left pocket, the damn thing has gotten turned on 3 times so far. And the first time it got very hot and about burned my skin. To me, the tail switch sticks out a tad too far. When I sit with it hooked into my pocket, it gets turned on.

    Other then that, Yes, I’d still buy another one!!!

  274. Robert (verified owner)

    Lots of light in a little package. Easy to manipulate. I’m definitely a Fenix fan

  275. Gregory D. (verified owner)

    The light is well built. The switch functions properly every time and remembers your last setting. The battery indicator is a great way of checking the light before each shift. The diameter also allows for a range of holster options. The light has a great throw and smooth beam.

  276. Steve (verified owner)

    Very Nice light , Unfortunately it took so long to arrive that I’d Noticed the PD 40 Came out n REALLY Would rather have it.

  277. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very bright excellent flashlight

  278. Robert (verified owner)

    This flashlight is an absolute Beast. I thought my PD35 Tactical was a beast and it is but this one’s even better. I love that you can recharge it without taking the battery out.

    The led power indicator that comes on when you first push the tactical switch is awesome, very precise switching between the levels of light. The reflector is perfect the beam is perfect spill is just right.

    Fenix, you did it again, home run….thank you!

  279. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Best rechargeable flashlight on the market!

  280. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I think I have a Flashlight Fettish, That being said I just had to have one, this is a fine product.

  281. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent flashlight!! Very satisfied

  282. Chris W. (verified owner)

    Use the light every night at work and only use the turbo mode and the battery never goes below 70% in my 12 hour shift. Light used for traffic stops and building searches and other small task great bright light

  283. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great battery life. Extremely bright. Really like the 2 way clip.

  284. Humberto R. (verified owner)

    Great light , and the battery life is crazy good

  285. robert jolliff (verified owner)

    excellent light. I like the battery indicator and the setting adjustment feature. My friend was so impressed with the brightness on my 14 acre yard that he bought one the next day for his house.

  286. Shawn Brasher (verified owner)

    Great light i would like a tighter beam

  287. bRIAN (verified owner)

    The only problem I had was I didn’t buy 2 of them.

  288. Dave LaForest (verified owner)

    Awesome tactical flashlight! The only drawback I have had since I bought it has been how hot the light gets when used in the 1600 lumin mode. It will burn your fingers if left on longer than about 60 seconds. Other than that, this is one of the best flashlights I have ever owned.

  289. Lester (verified owner)

    I’ve had the Fenix PD36R for 3 weeks and I’m very impressed with the quality of the light and its performance. I would recommend this light to my friends or anyone who wants a good quality flashlight.

  290. joseph p. (verified owner)

    The battery life is amazing. It’s light and easy to handle. And the 1600 lumens is legit. This is my first big boy flashlight and I’m digging it.

  291. Michelle Blake (verified owner)

    Battery life so far is great

  292. Craig (verified owner)

    Good light. Just ok

  293. Martin Arguelles (verified owner)

    works great!!

  294. Marty (verified owner)

    Great light. Very bright on the turbo setting. Long battery life between charges. Only issue is the tail switch has failed to acted as expect a few times. Press and no activation or it changes the the light to eco mode.

    • Dianne

      I will have warranty reach out to you about that tail switch.

  295. Michael (verified owner)

    It is a great flashlight with one flaw. It’s compact and super bright with a good feel. The problem is the on and off switch. It is not recessed and protected. It would be nice to have the light on and set it down with the light facing the ceiling as a reflective light, but the button sticks out and will fall over. It may not seam like a big thing but it has been an everyday hindrance. The protruding button has been disappointing on an otherwise great flashlight.

  296. Doug F. (verified owner)

    Get it! Worth the price. Night running on trails a breeze with this flashlight.

  297. Gerald Hovet (verified owner)

    Awesome – ordering 6 more

  298. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love the light.

  299. Anonymous (verified owner)

    bright .well build should last a long time , handy for the size

  300. Raymond Surber (verified owner)

    Great light!!! Love the quality and durability.

  301. Justin (verified owner)

    love it

  302. Michael M. (verified owner)

    I love this flashlight! I use it for hiking, excellent quality product.

  303. Russell L. (verified owner)

    love this light. have had eagle tac lights in the past but because of a warrenty dispute im done with them. a friend recommended Fenix and it was a great choice. it chages faster and lasts longer. for a light rated the same lumens the Fenix seams brighter and clearer to me. it’s Fenix for me from now on!

  304. Richard P. (verified owner)

    This is a great light! It helps me on construction sites to see everything in crawlspaces and above ceilings. It definitely gets warm after a while, but if you dont leave it on full power the whole time it is ok. I wish they had it in their list of lights on the product registration page. I couldn’t find it on there. Maybe because it is so new. Otherwise, the shipping was fast, and it was well packed. My boss wants to buy one now!

  305. Jose F. (verified owner)

    Best flashlight for my duty belt

  306. Jose (verified owner)

    Amazingly light output for such small flashlight best of the best

  307. Gary J. (verified owner)

    Fantastic flashlight

  308. James Fitzsimmons (verified owner)

    Great Light

  309. Ryan (verified owner)

    Compact, very versatile and is incredibly bright!

  310. Leonard B. (verified owner)

    Looking for a flashlight to serve me in the next Flood here in Houston.
    Perfect light for the task.

  311. Dale Stevenson (verified owner)

    Very nice light!

  312. Ben (verified owner)

    Lasts for days without charging! It replaced a rechargeable coast pen light for everyday pocket carry and although it is larger it’s well worth the extra run time and brightness.

  313. Walter B. (verified owner)

    Its a fenix!

  314. Shane (verified owner)

    This is a great compact size flashlight. It is brighter than most large size flashlights. The only thing that could be designed better is the pocket clip attached to light. It is a little wide and catches on holster.

  315. Richard (verified owner)

    Excellent product! Outstanding performance.

  316. Michael Ponce de Leon (verified owner)

    Very bright and compact light

  317. Robert Richardson (verified owner)

    Awesome! I never would’ve believed that thing puts out that much light! I have a good size streamlight from matco tools truck and this pd36r blows it away! And is very small.

  318. Jamie Wentz (verified owner)

    Best and brightest light I’ve ever owned

  319. J. Kevin Hughes (verified owner)

    Fantastic flash light. I’m very happy with the PD36R flash light.

  320. Adam (verified owner)

    Absolutely love it. I’m a PNW truck driver and it’s the perfect size and fits in your hand perfectly. I only need/use low to medium brightness, best tool I have (other then my multi tool).
    When I hit the trails for some camping/backpacking it’s a must to have. I carry another one in my “go bag”. Stop thinking and just buy one!

  321. Javier R. (verified owner)

    Use it everyday on patrol. Outshines every light I’ve used. Wish I got it sooner and didn’t waste money on other lights

  322. Cory (verified owner)

    Best light I have bought to date.

  323. Dianne

    We will have someone from warranty contact you.

  324. Jeremy R. (verified owner)

    Added to my collection, have the pd35 that this is replacing. Love both.

  325. Daniel (verified owner)

    Big fan of this light. Settings are easy to use, the only thing I wish it could do is go backwards in brightness. It’s a little frustrating to accidentally miss the brightness setting you were looking for and then have to cycle through them all again. Other than that, it’s the perfect light for me.

  326. Carrie (verified owner)

    This light is amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone!!!

    Several Co workers have already inquired after seeing how bright this light is. Thank you for an incredible light!!

  327. ROBERT (verified owner)

    Great light. Incredible brightness. Tighten up the beam a little.

  328. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Best flashlight I’ve ever owned!!

  329. Tim C. (verified owner)

    Bright, long lasting, love it

  330. Stan Lake (verified owner)

    So bright!!

  331. Corbin K. (verified owner)

    I have used fenix in the past and I have loved all their products. There costumer service is great and the PD36R is a great rechargeable flashlight and super durable.

  332. Richard R. (verified owner)

    fantastic light!

  333. Steve F. (verified owner)

    Of all the flashlights in my arsenal, the PD36R is my favorite. I love how powerful it is, and the battery level indicator is awesome.

  334. Don (verified owner)

    Best light ever

  335. Brett F. (verified owner)

    Sweet light that is SUPER bright. Great battery included. This is my 3rd Fenix purchase, and I love all of them.

  336. Brian C. (verified owner)

    Talk about horsepower…WOW.

  337. Ryan (verified owner)

    This flashlight is awesome! Super bright!! Would’ve been perfect if there is a replacement bottom cap so I can have the flashlight stand on its end. Like a candle

    • Dianne

      This is definitely something many people have mentioned – we are getting this idea to the design team and hoping at some point this will be something they will be willing to offer!

  338. Hunter C. (verified owner)

    Very bright, takes about 2.5hrs to fully charge, and a 1/3 the price of surefire and all the quality. Does get hot, but for spot checking the property and looking for hurricane damage it’s perfect.

  339. Henry S. (verified owner)

    The flashlight is great, but the shipping and exoected discount for joining site was not applied

    • Dianne

      We have contacted you about getting that New Member discount refunded to you – the New Member code has to be entered into the cart at checkout for the discount to be applied to your order.

  340. Frank Whorton (verified owner)

    I own 2. I have yet to recharge either and the first I bought over a month ago. I use them nightly. Is the only flashlight I will take with me when I walk at night. I bought an LD30 at the same time, but I like these lights much better. The E18R is the only light I use more…and that’s my one minor quibble with this light. I wish it had a low lumen setting, but I guess then the battery would NEVER run down.

  341. larry (verified owner)


  342. Daniel Tyler (verified owner)

    Putting this next to my trusty pd32 or uc35 or other fenix 18650-based taclights… it looks just a hair “bulky”. But looks are just that, looks. In-hand, in-pocket, on a dog-walking adventure or at the range, it always feels just the same size as its little siblings, but packs a whole ‘nother level of power (in both runtime and brightness) and a higher clarity all into that extra bit of visual thickness.

  343. Thomas Hoch (verified owner)

    This is the absolute best flashlight I have ever owned!!! From the overall quality and design, to the incredible performance and versatility, this thing Rocks!! My only problem is I’m going to have to buy another to keep in my boat!! Can’t wait to track deer with it next month! Well done guys!!!

  344. Tom F. (verified owner)

    Spendy but quality is amazing.

  345. William H. (verified owner)

    Its exactly what I wanted.

  346. Rob W. (verified owner)

    Badass little flashlight. I bought one for the glove box in each of my cars. Fenix is the best. Accept no substitute!

  347. Bryan K. (verified owner)

    The sheath does not fit the flashlight!! I don’t use the sheath anyway and the flashlight is awesome!!!

  348. Thomas S. (verified owner)

    All around satisfaction. I have used the light now close to 100 hours. Runs great. Run times are reasonable for such a high amp battery. Light has a great color temp. Great Candella. Efficient charge time.100 percent satified. I am super tough on flashlights. This light may just be the one to live…Customer service was fantastic when I had a question. As far as longevity goes. I guess I will check in if it goes out. Great Tactical Product and Even better tool. I hope to purchase the LD15R in the near future…

  349. Scott G. (verified owner)

    Light, durable, easy to handle and bright as hell!!!

  350. James L. (verified owner)

    Well made, luv this light

  351. Jason R. (verified owner)

    Nice and bright it works good

  352. Chancey Detty (verified owner)

    This light is everything that it is reported to be. It is incredibly bright and has a very long throw. The light from side to side is very good as well. The battery level indicator is a very nice touch. I will purchase another for my wife. It is my favorite light.

  353. Brian H. (verified owner)

    I bought this due to its powerful beam and long battery life. Fenix lights have never let me down.

  354. RODNEY (verified owner)

    I do night hiking and at times need instant access to bright light to see what is going on around me. This flashlight does the job. The tail switch gives instant light with just a press of the thumb. The turbo level provides plenty of illumination.

  355. Shawn Cohen (verified owner)

    This light is awesome. Bought one for my daughter in college as well. I was using the pd35 which is great as well but I like that this has the charger built into the light. And man is this bright when it needs to be

  356. Eliezer (verified owner)

    Very satisfied with the light. Between this, the pd35tac and v2 and other Fenix cigar style offerings, I would go with this hands down.

    The good:
    INSANE run times.

    Long turbo time 15 MINUTES! That’s insane. Not a lot of lights have a turbo time this long. That said, the driver in this light is likely regulating current at just the right level; lots of lumens while maintaining minimal heat. These LEDs normally run HOT at higher amps and burn out at around 9.5 and Fenix definitely did their homework here.

    Excellent machining and finish. Screams quality. I LOVE the clip. While I will probably never carry it reflector side up, the option is there and you know the saying ” better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.”

    The fact that the USB port flap doesn’t affect the IPX rating. Huge plus. This is mainly why I don’t do charge port lights. Fenix got it right on this. I went as far as pouring water into the port while the light was on. But I let it completely dry before using the port to charge.

    Excellent throw with spill. Makes this flashlight an excellent all around light for camping or general edc as the size is great.

    What I didn’t like:
    No tail standing : I have the original pd35 as well as the tac. Neither will tail stand. I can understand that on these lights meant for some self defense or duty situations using a switch that will give you momentary on without the click but this should have used the opposite style of tail switch that doesn’t stick out as far and allows tail standing. It’s great ceiling bouncer as it is. Otherwise, if you’re on turbo, careful not to burn something with it laying down.

    Double click to turbo: I think fenix should have implemented this feature on the side button. Obviously the light has to be clicked on first but it would be really useful to have so you don’t have to scroll through modes in pinch or heat of the moment to see something. I personally don’t keep it on turbo as you tend to forget and their goes your adapted night vision when you power it up in darkness.

    Limited battery choices: The button style feature for the positive terminal severely limits your battery choices to an extent; no unprotected cells will work (too short) and no flat tops either because of some added metal beside the positive terminal of the flash light head. This isn’t too much of a deal breaker though but, it would be nice if Fenix had used a low electrical resistance spring instead to allow for unprotected cells. That said they probably did this as a safety feature so people don’t go running unprotected cells that require care outside of the light. Aside from that, they could bother to make an 18650 adapter to use such batteries in the light at the cost of run times. Just adds to the available power sources. I own a 26650 light that will also run on 21700 and 18650 with no adapter because springs are used on both ends. Adapter wouldn’t be too difficult to make and sell separately though *nudge nudge FENIX* all this said, you’re limited to protected cells which cost a bit more than their unprotected equivalent because of the protection circuits.

    Overall great light. If you don’t own a single fenix light and are debating this versus the pd35tac/v2 or any other of their cigar style lights I would buy this hands down no hesitation. Great gift as well with the included charging port for someone who isn’t into lights and doesn’t have a charger. I’m totally satisfied with it and I’m glad Fenix has started to look at other LEDs like the SST40; very versatile led with throw and flood capabilities.

  357. Salvatore Defranco (verified owner)

    It’s a Fenix. If you don’t know, you wouldn’t understand. Bright, dependable, durable.

  358. Scott W. (verified owner)

    What a difference from 35, very happy with this love having a pocket Sun in my pocket

  359. Kenneth Hamilton (verified owner)

    Love this light, its the PD35 on steroids.

  360. Fred G. (verified owner)

    Great light, easy to use, very bright on dark nights in the country.

  361. Shaun Marquez (verified owner)

    Only flash light you will ever need!!!

  362. Todd Insco (verified owner)

    I am Very glad with this purchase. I Love this light. So, glad I bought it. It has exceeded my expectations!

  363. Parker H. (verified owner)

    I bought the pd36r a couple months ago to use during home inspections. It was the best light i have ever owned. Then sadly and unexpectedly it stopped turning on. Im not sure what happened, but I know it wasnt the battery (it works in my new light and tests fine on a volt meter). Perhaps it got too hot between heavy use, hot car, and charging. Anyway, I called fenix and after a five minute conversation they had me a new light in the mail. (Shoutout to their customer service rep, Dylan, for his help!) Got the new light two days later with a shipping label to send the broken light back. I’m sad it broke and hope my new one doesn’t, but you cant beat customer service like that. Ill buy many more fenix lights in my future.

  364. Daniel (verified owner)

    This flashlight is perfect for my job as a mechanic.

  365. Ray Gonzales (verified owner)

    Very happy with the performance of the light.

  366. Paul C N. (verified owner)

    This is a top quality flashlight. I’m currently working overnights and use it during every shift. My coworkers and clients are both amazed by the strength and range of the light it produces. At this time my flashlight is lasting a week to a week and a half in between charges. I highly recommend this flashlight and will definitely be purchasing from Fenix in the future.

  367. Charles F. (verified owner)

    Awesome Flashlight! Priced Perfectly and Extremely Well Built!

  368. Edward (verified owner)

    I purchased it because it is similar in size to the PD35 but with larger battery, better low, middle & high runtimes and is rechargeable. I can now recharge it with a portable power bank in an emergency. The holster is of lesser quality than other Fenix lights that I have and is almost too small for the light. It does get quite hot on turbo as do most other lights on turbo. I seldom run any light on turbo except for short periods of time.

  369. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fantastic light for the money!

  370. Miles (verified owner)

    I can’t believe how bright this thing is. Great battery life too. I feel much safer with it in my hand while camping and traveling. 1 Lumen setting would be nice, but i typically use some other light for my lowest light needs. Bravo

  371. Clay S. (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing light. Cannot describe how this thing lights up the woods on a new moon. Incredible!

  372. Jeremy (verified owner)

    Works great. I use this instead of my big flashlight. It’s light weight & really bright!

  373. Justin M. (verified owner)

    Use it for watching the dog run around at night, no problem tracking across a large field. Battery lasts forever. Been very happy with Fenix over the years.

  374. Daniel (verified owner)

    Awesome unit. Fits the hand comfortably, easy to carry and a breeze to operate. This powerhouse lights my entire backyard!

  375. Todd R. (verified owner)

    Love everything about it!!

  376. Anonymous (verified owner)

    It’s a lot bigger than I was expecting

  377. IOAN I. (verified owner)

    Good flashlight!

  378. Harry Yates (verified owner)

    Wanted a flashlight and a defensive tool! Got them both and it’s rechargeable!

  379. Anonymous (verified owner)

    love it

  380. Oscar Parada (verified owner)

    very sastifecho, worth every penny paid for it

  381. JIMMY SAWYER (verified owner)

    I consider the headlamp and pocket light I recently purchased top quality in durability and function, also great price. I will be ordering additional lights from Fenix.

  382. Scottie Stoots (verified owner)

    Awesome flashlight !!!!

  383. William H. (verified owner)

    Great light very bright long run time. But the belt holder is wimpy and melts if the light gets bumped on (light gets hot).

  384. Luke DeRhodes (verified owner)

    This light is awesome and impressive. I would like to have seen a magnetic charge on this light. Other then that it’s bright as ****

  385. Ivan C. (verified owner)

    Great flashlight and battery lasts forever

  386. Rodney (verified owner)

    Life long surefire customer. This light is by far more bang for your buck. Great light.

  387. Brian McCulloch (verified owner)

    Works perfectly, very strong and battery lasts super long

  388. Kent Messer (verified owner)

    Awesome flashlight

  389. Roy (verified owner)

    Love,I work ten hour nights

  390. Carlos Sanchez (verified owner)

    Works amazing! It has different settings.

  391. Anthony Wong (verified owner)

    Best mini flashlight, puts all my other flashlights to shame!

  392. Evan (verified owner)

    It’s a great bright light. Like the ease of use and different modes. I’m finding out that when using the tail switch for momentary light it won’t work 100% of the time, meaning the light won’t turn on until you click it all the way.

    • Dianne

      I have asked warranty to reach out to you about that.

  393. Chris B. (verified owner)

    Exceeded expectations..Great flash light for the value.

  394. John Shively (verified owner)

    Powerful and useful. I work on a golf course and start before the sun comes up. Very nice.

  395. Jeff (verified owner)

    Great product with great lighting power in a small package!

  396. Andrew (verified owner)

    Love it! Fits perfect, crazy bright, and great UI.

  397. Tom (verified owner)

    A powerhouse! Slightly large and heavy for EDC but worth it.

  398. Ronald Goodwin (verified owner)

    So far it’s great!

  399. James L. (verified owner)

    I’m not easily impressed, so you can imagine my surprise when opening that rather small package.
    Very well built, feels durable, holds a charge for a ridiculously long time, extremely bright if need be (5 different settings).
    I’m very impressed with my PD36R, thank you for manufacturing a quality product.

  400. WALTER (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with this light. It has an amazing output, a compact size that makes it easy to carry along with a seemingly inexhaustible battery. Every attribute I look for, delivered as promised.

  401. Richard Placette (verified owner)

    Awesome Light! My wife & I own a home inspection company Texas Country Inspection, LLC & this is by far the best light I have ever used! I always get compliments on how bright it is!!

  402. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I love it

  403. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Best light I’ve used at work yet.

  404. Matthew O. (verified owner)

    Love my new light. I use it at work and home daily, its perfect to carry.

  405. John Garnett (verified owner)

    My go to edc , a tough stong light that keeps its power longer than most lights out there. It a clear bright white light. Hell i even use it to gig flounders it wells so well.

  406. Chad T. (verified owner)

    looking forward to using it this 2019 duck season…. I had the tk41 great light just hard to fit in waders front pouch… the PD series is smaller and brighter…

  407. Joseph Perez (verified owner)

    Best/Last Flashlight purchase for LIFE!

  408. Ronald Perry (verified owner)

    Better than my streamlight. 5-star

  409. Todd R. (verified owner)

    Awesome awesome flashlight!!

  410. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Active LEO. Love this light.

  411. Frederick H. (verified owner)


  412. Richard C. (verified owner)

    Excellent flashlight. Probably the best one on the market in its size range (5 1/2″ long x 1″ diameter). Yes, I love the PD36R!

  413. Frank E. (verified owner)

    Fantastic light, just a little large for your pocket EDC but with the holster it works out great It has an exceptionally long battery life, very rugged. You can’t go wrong with this amazing light!

  414. Michael Martinez (verified owner)

    It gets to hot in your hand,can barely hold it😞

  415. Danny H. (verified owner)

    I currently carry this light as a backup light while at work. It easily stows away in my cargo pockets. It is really bright and I highly recommend this light. I have one in each of my gloveboxs as an emergency light while traveling.

  416. Mark (verified owner)

    Easy carry, east to adjust brightness in tight spaces,
    The adjust button acted up for a while but it seemed to have fixed itself.

  417. Ben (verified owner)

    This is not just a flashlight, it is a multipurpose tool!!! From a dim setting all the way up to have the sun in your hands, it can be used in multiple situations

  418. John (verified owner)

    I love this light! It was designed with a lot of thought for the user.

  419. John B. (verified owner)

    Perfect for EDC.

  420. Kevin (verified owner)

    Crawl Spaces never looked so bright!

  421. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is an incredible flashlight. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

  422. JOHN (verified owner)

    Great light! Lightweight and very bright.

  423. Gregory Braun (verified owner)

    Absolutely incredible light!!

  424. Dave F. (verified owner)

    Very impressive performance in a compact package. It’s only a hair bigger than my AA Fenix lights and easily fits on my pocket when I’m out exercising in the morning, and there’s no way anyone will miss that I’m there when this light is on it’s brightest setting.

  425. Robert Falvey (verified owner)

    Incredible torch! Absolutely OUTSTANDING customer service and support!! Been a customer for 4 years. I’m sold for life!

  426. Tyrone (verified owner)

    Great flashlight for the price, second flashlight I bought from Fenix and still impressed.
    Just a heads up, flashlight gets hot when using the max lumens setting for long periods of time.

  427. Steven Adams (verified owner)

    Much better design than my previous fenix flashlight, which would turn on if you leaned up against something

  428. Shawn G. (verified owner)

    Perfect light for my needs, 21700 battery gives long life for prolonged use versus my other lights.

  429. Glenn (verified owner)

    Simply the Best EDC light on the market right now. And quality is not an issue because it’s a Fenix Premium light. There’s no other EBC on the market right now that offers this much power with a battery powerful enough to actually be able to use it for long periods of time at its highest setting.

  430. Mike L. (verified owner)

    I use it every single day

  431. Tobias Lopez (verified owner)

    Love it! It is all the flashlight I anticipated and more! All the modes are great and the strobe mode is seems enough to put someone totheir knees! Well worth the money so far as I see it!!

  432. Salvadore Allen (verified owner)

    Love it just one sick flashlight!!!! Can’t get no better 👍

  433. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very bright

  434. Adam C. (verified owner)

    Outstanding run time and output. By far the best light I’ve used to date. As a 3rd shift cop, I appreciate the fact the battery doesn’t need recharged every other night like all my previous lights.

  435. Michael Rogers (verified owner)

    This cannot replace my TK35UE. I’m very disappointed. It’s too big to be a pocket carry but not as powerful as other options for a bigger flashlight.

  436. Christopher N. (verified owner)

    Built well, very bright, love the charging method!

  437. Glen S. (verified owner)

    It gets hot pretty quick on brightest setting. Very bright and good battery life. I would buy it again.

  438. Bruce A. (verified owner)

    Have only carried it a couple of weeks now, but I really like it. Seems durable and has a quality feel to it. The light settings are perfect for me and the battery has held up really well.

  439. Richard Dreiling (verified owner)

    Does get hot quick!!!

  440. David B. (verified owner)

    Great quality flashlight. This is the brightest tactical size flashlight that I have seen. I would definitely recommend it.

  441. Bruce B. (verified owner)

    Super bright well built. Usb charging system is convenient.

  442. Mickey (verified owner)

    Fantastic light.

  443. Derrick (verified owner)

    All around awesome sturdy light and very bright

  444. Daniel615

    This is a great flashlight it’s my first Fenix but I can say I will be buying many more. For such a small light it sure is bright. Also the custom engraving they offer is really cool I got it on mine I like the fact it’s actually engraved & not just printed on there. I do a lot of work at night so I’m really looking foward to using this for years to come. The usb charging ability is a big + also. As is the double clip & carrying pouch it comes with. The battery time is another huge + bottom line I love this flashlight best I’ve ever had I would highly recommend this. It’s got a great weight to it as well.

  445. Daniel615

    I love this flashlight this is my first Fenix flashlight & I can say I’ll be buying many more. For such a small flashlight it is really bright. & the custom engraving they offer is really cool to & looks good it’s actually engraved instead of a sticker.

  446. Alan (verified owner)

    This beast is the best EDC ever! Get one, use it and you’ll agree.

  447. Douglas (verified owner)

    Incredibly bright, very durable, and feels great in the hand. Highly recommended!

  448. Tracy N. (verified owner)

    Amazing power and versatility from such a small flashlight.

  449. Shawn M. (verified owner)

    This thing is bright!! I mean .. REALLY BRIGHT!. Just slightly larger than my pd32 but i absolutely love it. And the battery lasts for weeks of short uses before i even saw the red indication light come on. Highly recommend to anyone that loves a pocket flashlight

  450. Michael Wolfkill (verified owner)

    The only think i dislike is for my long use at work it gets really hot. Wish it had some kind of wrap around the metal. Other than that its a great light

  451. Lewis Tindal (verified owner)

    Excellent flashlight with brightness

  452. Jim (verified owner)

    It’s barely larger than the pd-35 but the battery holds a lot more juice. The turbo mode really warms up the flashlight and isn’t that much better than the
    1000 lumen mode, at least for what I use it for. The usb recharging feature is nice, I always have a fully charged light instead of having to swap out batteries.

  453. David C. (verified owner)

    Excellent flashlight. Easy to work, long lasting battery even at high light levels and I like that it turns back on at the same level that it was shut off on.

  454. Ricky (verified owner)

    Awesome light for the price, veer bright for its compact size.

  455. Jeffrey (verified owner)

    Battery lasts forever, built tough, perfect size. Love the separate button for changing intensity on the Fenix flashlights.

  456. Jason Buchanan (verified owner)

    Not happy that the USB connector isn’t compatible with my UC35 and UC52 charge cords. Now I have to carry two different cords, and what happens if I lose this one? It doesn’t look like a common cord that I can buy anywhere. Fenix should have kept the cords all the same.

    • Dianne

      There are tons of USB C charge cords on Amazon at this time.

  457. john wilinski (verified owner)

    This is an excellent flashlight…period

  458. John (verified owner)

    I added the PD36R to my Fenix flashlight collection and am really happy. The flashlights in this category go into my packs, in the car, etc. Always like to have light handy. The illumination and choice of illumination is great. I like the double clip. I am a big Fenix fan. Keep up the great work.

  459. JAMES G. (verified owner)

    Like the brightness and battery indicator. Wish I could have bought a second battery, but not available yet.

  460. william s. (verified owner)

    Unbelievable power, indestructible case, excellent power settings, & rechargeable. Quality, quality, quality. It will travel with me to Iceland.

  461. Robert Johnston (verified owner)

    I LOVE my flashlight! I’ve ordered flashlights for my coworkers and they are awesome! FENIX has my business for life!

  462. William Staney (verified owner)

    Great light. The redesigned clip is much improved. The light is very bright and the larger capacity battery provides excellent run time.

  463. James P. (verified owner)

    I start my security shift at 3:00 am on a 14 acre property and it is dark so a good flashlight is imperative and the Fenix PD36R is the best that I ever had it is super bright on the turbo mode it lights up the darkest areas I have to go into. Thank you Fenix Lighting for such a bright flashlight…

  464. Erwin H. (verified owner)

    Best flashlight I have ever owned. Waterproof (already dropped it in 2 feet of water at the bottom of a manhole to test this) Bright as my car headlight, goes forever on a charge, and uses a standard usb connector to charge.

  465. John J. (verified owner)

    Wow! This light is incredible.

  466. jeff (verified owner)

    as soon as I received flashlight I compared to my PD35 and PD35v2 was impressed with the throw and beam pattern. 1600 lumens makes a big difference

  467. Rodger (verified owner)

    I was hoping that Fenix would develop a flashlight with a 21700 battery and the PD36R exceeds all of my expectations. It is not significantly bulkier than my trusty PD35 and yet has almost 2x the battery and is much brighter when needed. It is like carrying an automotive headlight in your pocket. I suspect it will be bulletproof like my other Fenix lights and it is rechargeable via USB-C.

    The PD36R is also a great show-and-tell for the batteries in my Tesla Model 3 which has over 4,000 21700’s under the floor and puts muscle cars to shame with its acceleration and handling.

  468. Lee P. (verified owner)

    As with any other Fenix Product I have owned and it represented as Fenix Ambassador This Light PD36R knocks it out if the park on the leading edge of technology with Magnificent Throw Power and Durability A+++++

  469. Mike Brown (verified owner)

    So far…. it is an awesome light and has exceeded my expectations as all the Fenix products that I have purchased have done. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE TOO!

  470. Joseph W. (verified owner)

    Love this bright light. Gotta have the bigger battery at this lumen level. I wish they’d make a light that won’t roll around, not sure why they’re all round but otherwise it’s great. Side button is difficult to locate but still works well. Love the quick charge profile that I use with my phone. Cords work on both.

  471. Mark (verified owner)

    Extremely bright light on high mode but gave it a 4 because it gets extremely hot to the touch after a short time.

  472. Ed Levine (verified owner)

    I love all of my Fenix flashlights for different reasons. I like lots of bright white lumens in a small package. Well done!

  473. James (verified owner)

    Another well-made product that performs as advertised. Need to use the included case often in order to stretch it out so insertion/removal is not snagging the light. One of several Fenix products I own.

  474. Scott (verified owner)

    Great customer service. I ordered a different light at first that I was not as happy with. Was allowed to returnt he light and order this one with no hassles. This light is very bright, has tail cap switch and very small making it an outstanding light for EDC. Can’t recommend it and Fenix enough!

  475. Jonathan H. (verified owner)

    Great flashlight, USB-C is a great addition and charges much faster.

  476. James Tippy (verified owner)

    Great light best one ever I’ve had 5 of previous models but this is the one to have.

  477. Robert Faurot (verified owner)

    Absolutely awesome!

  478. Frank (verified owner)

    I am a lover of light, I own many Streamlight flashlights, 2200 lum fatmax and many others but this Fenix PD36R is absolutely awesome. the throw is perfect for just about any applications. the run time is great. It isn’t to big, so you can use it as a EDC. very pleased with this light! hunting ,Fishing or just around the house, you can’t go wrong with the PD36R!

  479. Michael Rogers (verified owner)

    Good flashlight. Unfortunately, I aimed to replace my TK35UE (2000 max lumen) and this one just doesn’t cut it. It’s nice and all, just not worth the money spent when I already had a nice light.

  480. PO Levy (verified owner)

    I am a Police Officer and lighting is a valuable tool in this field, Especially working overnights. This light is amazingly bright and beats all my lights. They did awesome with this light.

  481. Jared Cardone (verified owner)

    Just got my PD36R in the mail today! I’ve been using Fenix flashlights for over 10 years now and this flashlight moved right to to top of my favorites. I’m a plumber so every day I rely on my flashlight in crawl spaces, dark/dim lit basements and under sinks and vanities among many more scenarios. I tested the new light in my basement just to see how bright it is and wow, it’s bright. I haven’t tested it in the field yet but tomorrow will be the true test. Knowing Fenix, I won’t be disappointed!

  482. Luke escobedo (verified owner)

    Got my pd36r yesterday, I can’t put it down. It replaces my pd25 for a while. Great beam, quality piece. It just feels right in the hand. 1600lm out of this is way brighter than expected. Everthing is perfect, except maybe a moonlight mode, as always fenix makes the best lights, this is my 6th fenix and I’ve never had a problem with them in years and years. Shoutout to their customer service who always goes above and beyond.

  483. Richard E Nance

    I have been a big fan of the Fenix brand for a few years now. I bought the PD36R to replace an older different brand light. I got it yesterday opened the packaging and I knew I had made the right decision. Feels great in my hand. I ran through all the modes in the garage at 6pm the light was very bright and clear. I could not wait for it to get dark. About 9:30pm last night I went outside. I live in the middle of the wood far away from city lights. I pressed the light on and and the yard and woods lit up let it was day light. Very nice beam and good distance. Just what I needed for my outdoors lifestyle. Thank you Fenix for such a great light. Hard to beat this light for under $100 and a lifetime warranty. I recommend that you buy one today. I am thinking about buying other for my wife. It is hard to see the light very well in one image but I picked this one of it in my hand.

  484. Fenix Lighting U.S.

    Message and review from Fenix Executive:
    Simply put. This is a GAME CHANGER! Now in my 14th year of being heavily involved with flashlights, it’s difficult to impress me. The move from incandescents to LED’s definitely did that. The switch from the PD32UE to the PD35 checked the box. So did the move to the USB rechargeable series of lights. The PD36R is the next step in line with those.

    I’ve had the privilege of being one of the people to carry this for a couple weeks while preparing and attending trade shows. The 21700 battery with the increased capacity really opens up flashlights to a much greater opportunity. The runtimes allow for redesigns in the output operations that many of the markets we support have requested. A perfect example is the 800 lumens for almost 6 hours. I can think of dozens of activities (work and play) that are going to be affected by this. This is a solid 800 lumens running for just short of 6 flipping hours. Don’t get me wrong, I like the ability to have the 1600 lumens. That amount of light can always find use. But don’t lose sight of the runtimes. Those beautiful runtimes.

    Some other details on the light.
    -Body is just slightly larger than the UC35. Don’t even realize a difference in my carry time with it. The larger body does help with dissipation of heat. The 1600 lumens still needs heat protection circuitry (testing sample ran avg of 5 min on turbo before kick-down to 800), but 800 lumen mode is absolutely fine.
    -Type C USB charging port is nice. Allows the light to be in that 4 hr charging window versus 7 or 8 for a battery with this capacity with standard USB. Just for additional example; plug the PD36R up for a couple hours and you have more than what you would have had from a PD35 with 2xCR123A. So in a pinch for time this can be a real benefit.
    -I like the dual clip. I don’t see many folks reverse clipping the light to the brim of a hat, but it’s good for holding on your backpack, putting on a car visor, or any light rigging needed for various jobs.
    -New body style is sharp. Has a real modern look and feel. Everyone at the trade shows immediately asked about the PD36R even though it was just shown as another light in a grouping of black aluminum flashlights. They could tell it was different.
    -Light is white. Don’t expect neutral, this is not neutral. Most people will prefer the white, but we have a small percentage of fans that will be disappointed it’s not in the neutral range.
    -Much more of a spot light than the E30R. The light doesn’t have the same LEN’s system as the E30R. This is more of traditional optics system.
    -Operation is just like PD35 and UC35. For those who are already Fenix owners of those models. Just simple on/off in the rear switch with momentary capability and switch modes from side switch. Very simple.

    That’s about it from my evaluation. Again, I will say I love the innovation this light allows due to the 21700 battery and I think it makes it a game changer in the lighting world. I think many of you will fell the same way.

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