You have to love Fenix. They are an incredible value and I have been using my PD 30 (they no longer make the PD 30 but replaced it with the brighter PD 32) for about 3 years. I took it to Afghanistan on a 7 month deployment and it really didn't disappoint. I actually babied it a bit there because I was afraid to loose it but I carried it most every day. I used cheaper lights to see when I would get up in the middle of the night to find a latrine near my tent but I used my fenix for job related stuff both in and out of the wire. To me, the PD 30/32, are just an excellent size for the hand and if you want a light for EDC that is not just to go on a keychain but one to keep on your nightstand next to your pistol, this is the flashlight I would choose. It takes two of the 3V lithium batteries (CR123A) and it is very bright. I don't remember how many lumens off the top of my head but then the lumen numbers are ALWAYS changing with new version updates which I have heard happen frequently. Fenix also offers models of other sizes and they even have lights that take AA batteries if you are not excited about buying the 3V lithiums (sometimes they can be hard to find for some people and pricy). If you want a flashlight that is exceptionally bright, waterproof, shockproof and can be mounted on a weapon (some models can be mounted) then get a Fenix. There is another brand called Nightcore and I would be pressed to say if they are the same flashlight. A buddy of mine bought one from ebay for less that a Fenix and I swear it looks exactly like a PD35. I am all about spreading the word about quality gear that can be had for cheap. Don't skimp on a light but you don't have to splurge for a surefire. I know that is all James Yeager uses, but then he has the money to do that. Streamlight is also a good brand. I plan to buy a Fenix PD 35 for my next light. It is beefier than the PD 30 and 32. The PD 35s battery tube is also made wider to accept a longer rechargeable lithium battery or 2 3V lithiums. I like having options. I plan to use it on on patrol when I get hired as a police officer, which should happen very soon!
I included a photo of my Fenix PD 30 and a new flashlight Coast HP1 (powered by 1 AA). I haven't found a specific purpose for yet but I do like it so far. The focus can be changed my pulling out on the bezel instead of spinning it.
Edited by Chris Anders, 22 December 2014 - 01:10 PM.