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Nachoman
01-24-2013, 1:38 PM
Pretty good deal for a neat light:
http://shaologear.com/products/fenix-pd32-ue
Use code PD32UE for another $10 off, bringing it down to $65.

Has a neat 740lumen burst mode and comes with a diffuser tip as well.

Gabriel80
01-24-2013, 10:27 PM
That's a bad a$s flashlight. What kind of batteries is it running on? I like the diffuser tip.

ShaoloGear
01-24-2013, 10:51 PM
Hi Guys,
I noticed this thread in my logs. :-)

The flashlight takes CR123A cells. Same cells Surefire lights run on.

billped
01-25-2013, 12:38 PM
I paid $75 shipped when they first came out. Have it in my pocket now and it is everything I was expecting.

It's fun watching people's reactions when I light up the street with it. 740 lumens is fun.

Corbin Dallas
01-25-2013, 2:59 PM
Highly recommend the 18650 cells. Worth the extra cash and last 2x or more than RCR123A's.

adrenalinemedic
01-27-2013, 1:16 PM
Whats the throw on these like? I've been looking at one of these for a while for work, but I need a solid spotlight rather than a really bright floodlight.

ShaoloGear
01-27-2013, 1:46 PM
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?347357-**NEW**-Fenix-PD32-Ultimate-Edition-(XM-L-T6-NW-740-lumen)&highlight=pd32ue

wheels
01-27-2013, 1:57 PM
Whats the throw on these like? I've been looking at one of these for a while for work, but I need a solid spotlight rather than a really bright floodlight.

There are some videos on youtube that show throw - here's one

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This one shows the differences in light coloring between the older and Ultimate version - also demos the diffuser that comes with the UE.

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adrenalinemedic
01-27-2013, 2:11 PM
:thumbsup:

ShaoloGear
01-29-2013, 3:00 PM
I wanted to let everyone know the order we had overnighted came in.

Anyone that placed an order, your light will go out today.

wheels
01-29-2013, 4:13 PM
I wanted to let everyone know the order we had overnighted came in.

Anyone that placed an order, your light will go out today.

:thumbsup:

Some days it sucks to be a knife, multitool & light junkie...

Moving Chicane
01-29-2013, 6:28 PM
I wanted to let everyone know the order we had overnighted came in.

Anyone that placed an order, your light will go out today.

Got an email that mine shipped today - thank you so much! :cool:

omega_jeff
01-29-2013, 8:45 PM
Just ordered one. Thanks for the heads-up! :cheers2:

ShaoloGear
01-30-2013, 1:14 PM
I'm out of stock again, but the good news is I already had another order on its way. So more lights will be here tomorrow and go out the same day.

Worst case scenario, if your light doesn't ship today, it will ship tomorrow*.

*Unless there is a Zombie apocalypse. We have strong policies regarding Zombie Apocalypses and delivery dates.

nrvnqsrxk
01-30-2013, 1:44 PM
Did the homework for you guys. These are re-branded Panasonic cells that come with a CPF approved charger. Use this link for the Shop42A referral:

http://www.amazon.com/PROTECTED-Orbtronic-Panasonic-Lithium-Ion-Rechargeable/dp/B004AWE2L2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359585827&sr=8-1&keywords=18650+Smart+Li-ion+Charger+and+Two+3100mAh

HDoctane
01-30-2013, 9:28 PM
Do not buy the fenix mc11 angel light broken two in two weeks doing nothing but having it in my pocket pull it out broke in two pieces I have another fenix straight light very impressed but the mc11 is a turd

ShaoloGear
01-31-2013, 12:28 AM
Did the homework for you guys. These are re-branded Panasonic cells that come with a CPF approved charger. Use this link for the Shop42A referral:

http://www.amazon.com/PROTECTED-Orbtronic-Panasonic-Lithium-Ion-Rechargeable/dp/B004AWE2L2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359585827&sr=8-1&keywords=18650+Smart+Li-ion+Charger+and+Two+3100mAh

Just an FYI, there are a lot of protected Panasonic cells in the 3100mAh capacity that don't work well in the Fenix lights (they're too long). Part of the Fenix design is a tail cap that makes contact with the battery tube. The longer lights end up grounding out on the tube. I've had two people so far with the same issue.

Do not buy the fenix mc11 angel light broken two in two weeks doing nothing but having it in my pocket pull it out broke in two pieces I have another fenix straight light very impressed but the mc11 is a turd

You didn't buy that from me did you?

Moving Chicane
01-31-2013, 5:55 AM
Do not buy the fenix mc11 angel light broken two in two weeks doing nothing but having it in my pocket pull it out broke in two pieces I have another fenix straight light very impressed but the mc11 is a turd

This is a thread about the PD32. Thanks for the tip on the MC11 anyways :confused:.

My Fenix E11 has been great FWIW, and I expect my new PD32 to be as well. :)

joefrank64k
01-31-2013, 5:58 AM
:thumbsup:

Some days it sucks to be a knife, multitool & light junkie...

Amen, brother! I just ordered one...I guess this one can go in my left jacket pocket, along with the Surefire in the right jacket pocket, and the Maglight in the chest jacket pocket. :)

Hoolpe
01-31-2013, 9:21 AM
just ordered one.

ShaoloGear
01-31-2013, 1:27 PM
...and they are officially back in stock.

acorn
01-31-2013, 3:10 PM
Ordered one PD32UE with two Fenix 18650 batteries and Fenix charger $105.85 OTD. Hope it ships today, I hate waiting for new toys.

ShaoloGear
01-31-2013, 3:30 PM
It will ship today.

monkezuncle
01-31-2013, 4:28 PM
Just ordered one. Had a chat with the ShaoloGear guy on his site. Seems like a heck of a nice guy. g

acorn
01-31-2013, 7:41 PM
It will ship today.

YAY!

Thank You

ShaoloGear
01-31-2013, 7:45 PM
YAY!

Thank You

Correction. It has shipped. Tracking number should update any minute.

acorn
02-02-2013, 1:36 PM
Correction. It has shipped. Tracking number should update any minute.

Wow, just got it!! Super Fast!!

Thanks Shaolo

monkezuncle
02-02-2013, 1:41 PM
Ordered and received in less then 48 hours. Not too shabby at all. :)

ShaoloGear
02-02-2013, 2:28 PM
:)

Nothing quite as satisfying as a happy customer.

Wycoff013
02-02-2013, 3:21 PM
Ordered and received in less then 48 hours. Not too shabby at all. :)

Agreed, got mine in fast too. Mine arrived yesterday and very happy with it.

Sumo99
02-02-2013, 3:40 PM
Ordered Wednesday at my door Saturday. Will test it out tonight once it gets dark.

joefrank64k
02-02-2013, 6:21 PM
Just unboxed mine.

Wow, what a nice flashlight for $65. Nice build quality, very handy size, and man is it bright! It came with the diffuser, a lanyard, and a nylon belt holster. Cool. :)

joefrank64k
02-02-2013, 6:25 PM
Thanks to the OP (and ShaoloGear) for the good deal. :D

triggatronic
02-04-2013, 7:53 AM
Thanks OP/ShaoloGear. Ordered mine last night and got my shipping confirmation this morning. Been wanting a light for EDC. This one looks like a little pocket beast for a good price. Can't wait to test it out when it arrives.


Sent from my Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

ns3v3n
02-11-2013, 9:34 PM
How is the rechargeable 18650 performing with the flash light? I am in the market for one and saw this thread and thought about order the flash light along with the Fenix charger and battery.

ShaoloGear
02-11-2013, 10:14 PM
18650s work very well with this light. I would recommend against using anything over 2600mAh though.

ns3v3n
02-12-2013, 9:03 AM
18650s work very well with this light. I would recommend against using anything over 2600mAh though.

Thanks, I was just thinking of getting the Fenix ones on your site along with the flash light.

MaxMoto
02-12-2013, 11:10 AM
....

jbohon
02-12-2013, 5:01 PM
Light, charger & 2 batteries ordered! Thanks for the great deal and for introducing me to a great new website. My wife will not be pleased... :rolleyes:

Supertac916
02-12-2013, 5:47 PM
Just ordered light, charger, and batteries as well. Thanks!!

fendter
02-12-2013, 5:55 PM
Mine shipped yesterday.

ns3v3n
02-12-2013, 10:39 PM
I ordered the light, two 18650 batteries and charger today as well. But it looks like the batteries are back ordered until after Chinese New Year. Hope there's an update soon.

Nachoman
02-13-2013, 9:30 AM
So many happy customers... I should get a referral fee or something. Glad everyone likes the deal! :p

I was playing around with it last night and my wife kept wondering why I needed more flashlights. Now i kinda want to get some batteries and a charger too...

Sumo99
02-13-2013, 9:55 AM
My wife use to wonder why I had so many flashlights too. She has one in her nightstand and thought that should be enough. Then one day we had a blackout that lasted a few days. When she got home it was dark & no power, she knew I put a flashlight in the diaper bag (which she also questioned). She used it to help get her in the house and then was able to grab a couple more flashlights for use around the house. Of course her one flashlight in her nightstand was dead. All of my flashlights worked. My neighbors on either side of my house didn't have flashlights either so we let them borrow a couple. She no longer questions my flashlight obsession and now at least carries a fenix e01 on her keychain (I got her the pink one).

jbohon
02-13-2013, 10:33 AM
So many happy customers... I should get a referral fee or something. Glad everyone likes the deal! :p

I was playing around with it last night and my wife kept wondering why I needed more flashlights. Now i kinda want to get some batteries and a charger too...

My wife gave up wondering. Now she just shakes her head.

chappinpaint
02-14-2013, 1:03 PM
Ordered mine on the 12th.. Hopefully it ships out soon.

jbohon
02-14-2013, 1:09 PM
^^ This

I feel like a kid on christmas eve...

problemchild
02-14-2013, 2:40 PM
Looks like a decent light. A few observations for the non-flashaholics among us.

Its long for what it does
The high mode only runs for 3 mins
The small reflector makes for an close area light vs a thrower
The runtime is short and the low isnt low enough, no moon beam mode (9 lumens vs .1 lumen moobbeam)
The voltage range is limited to NOT using 2 rcr123's
The first light setting to come on is burst (740 L) ( no way to make low come on first) destroying your night vision.
It has memory (not good if you dont remember the last mode you used).



For the size of light it is I would also look at the Eagletac http://www.eagletac.com/images/g25c2/images/product_title.png (http://www.eagletac.com/html/index.html)




1030 lumens, same aprox size, comes in neutral white, much better throw, doesnt overheat and shut off, had an optional bigger head for even more throw, has a HUGE voltage range to run longer body tubes and more batteries.

http://youtu.be/7skve8wQzJ8

Sumo99
02-14-2013, 4:14 PM
I like the light. I think this is going to be my camping/backpacking light. Problemchild is correct as the throw isn't great, but it works great as a flood light. The PD32 is not the best tactical light due to needing to switch your grip to access the different buttons. I like that it has memory, because I most often use the low setting. That's one thing I don't like about my Klarus lights as they always come on at the high setting, then I have to switch to low.

Not a big fan of the eagletac, not because it's not a good light, but mainly because I really don't like flashlights with hidden modes. Also, it's $110.

jonc
02-14-2013, 4:21 PM
Great light!!!

kenjimatic
02-15-2013, 1:05 AM
Dam you calguns!!! I didn't want to spend anymore money this week... Well, I just placed an order on one :D. Thanks because everywhere I've seen them run $75-$90+shipping. I have the PD31 and PD32, now just waiting for the PD32UE to arrive.

jbohon
02-17-2013, 8:52 PM
Customer service from the folks at Shaologear is 2nd to none! I had almost begun to belive that people that cared about their customers were all gone. Had a question about my order and was answered promptly and offered a solution. No fuss, no hassle. In this modern era of big box stores, it sure is nice to find someone that actually cares...

ns3v3n
02-18-2013, 1:35 PM
Went on their website looking to see if my order is shipped or not. Believe it or not, their chat actually works. I chatted with Shawn for a bit and found out my order will go out tomorrow. Great customer service, and great prices too. Will definitely deal with them again if I see a product on their website that I wanted. Just want to pass the word along.

yokstar
02-19-2013, 2:48 PM
I recently picked up a Fenix E25 and this was too good to pass up. Ordered the PD32UE last night.

Steve1968LS2
02-19-2013, 3:02 PM
I just got the last light along with a chager (18650) and charger..

Hope I got the right ones.. is an 18650 longer than a CR123 or the same size?

<-- flashlight junkie

acorn
02-19-2013, 3:23 PM
longer

Suhleen
02-19-2013, 3:36 PM
I just got the last light along with a chager (18650) and charger..

Hope I got the right ones.. is an 18650 longer than a CR123 or the same size?

<-- flashlight junkie

18650 equals rougly two CR123's. Batteries vary in size, so some will work and some will not.

Steve1968LS2
02-19-2013, 5:06 PM
Wow.. that was fast!!

All of the items from order 1394 have now been shipped:

1x Fenix ARE-C1 18650 battery charger 1x Fenix ARB-L2 rechargeable Li-ion battery 1x Fenix PD32 UE - Ultimate Edition

Your items are being shipped via USPS to the following address:

Steve1968LS2
02-19-2013, 5:07 PM
18650 equals rougly two CR123's. Batteries vary in size, so some will work and some will not.

So, if a light takes two CR123 you could use just one 18650 (if it fits back together)?

Hmm..

I take it that they do work in this light.

Thanks for the quick service!

PuckFanLA
02-19-2013, 11:17 PM
Ordered on the 19th and it shipped 3 hours later. Service counts for something! Can't wait for my new toy to arrive.

Suhleen
02-20-2013, 7:56 AM
So, if a light takes two CR123 you could use just one 18650 (if it fits back together)?

Hmm..

I take it that they do work in this light.

Thanks for the quick service!

Like I said, depends on the battery. Here (http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Common18650Summary%20UK.html) is some good info to read up on.

jbohon
02-20-2013, 9:39 AM
Got mine yesterday. It's just a little bigger than the PT-2L but still carries nicely in my pocket. Nicely built, solid and easy to use. I like that it remembers the last setting. So far, I'm highly impressed.

ShaoloGear
02-21-2013, 2:59 AM
I guess I didn't hit the site last time I received a thread update by email. I had no idea there had been so many posts on this thread since.

To set the record straight:

The light does have a memory. It remembers the last setting used. Sometimes this is good and sometimes it's bad. I tend to think it's good.

The turbo (740lm) mode will run for 3 minute bursts, but that's to save the light. The laws of thermodynamics and all.

All the Fenix lights that will accept an 18650 will also accept two CR123s and vice versa. There are some 18650s out there in the larger capacities that are slightly longer. Because of the compact Fenix design, this can cause issues.

The spot on this light is pretty loose. I imagine it was a trade off between keeping the light as short as possible and still maintaining plenty of fin space for cooling. The shallower the reflector, the less throw (distance) you tend to get. The newer PD32G2 (not as bright, maxes out at 340, and has a cool white tint) has a much tighter spot. it's also about 1/2" shorter. No fins needed. The tradeoff is in the output.

If anyone has any questions or just wants to chat, feel free to email me. If I'm not on the site, the chat window will just send me an email.

ShaoloGear
02-21-2013, 3:05 AM
I forgot to mention Fenix is having some sort of issue getting batteries in to the country. I should have some more mid next week 2/25 - 3/1. It won't be the full complement I have on order, but hopefully enough to fill the last couple of orders waiting on batteries and enough to fill new orders as well.

I did get some TK75 kits that have batteries in them. So if anyone is really desperate to get their light, please email me. The downside is the batteries are not in their blister packaging but are definitely brand new.

Supertac916
02-21-2013, 6:34 PM
I got my light, charger, and battery today. Charged up the battery and it works great. It's much smaller than my Surefires and puts out a lot more light. The wife asked what I bought and she said "Do you really need another flashlight"? lol Showed her how bright it was and she left me alone:)

Xingu
02-22-2013, 3:10 PM
Just ordered mine today. Thanks for posting OP.

dwh100
02-22-2013, 6:54 PM
Just ordered 2

VictorFranko
02-23-2013, 5:04 AM
Went to bed saying to myself "you don't need another flashlight"
Just ordered.
Thanks a lot OP http://www.sincitywickedfjs.com/forum/images/smilies/cussing.gif

Xingu
02-23-2013, 10:08 AM
I also saw the TK75 on the site. Maybe I will order one of those as well. hmm...:kilt:

jbohon
02-23-2013, 8:26 PM
So, I showed the light to my wife expecting the "do you really need another" response. Not only did she refrain from rolling her eyes at me, she asked why I hadn't ordered her one too. Placing another order... :clap:

ShaoloGear
02-24-2013, 4:19 PM
I also saw the TK75 on the site. Maybe I will order one of those as well. hmm...:kilt:

The TK75 is *amazing*.

Xingu
02-28-2013, 4:18 PM
I Just received my PD32UE today and ordered the TK75 kit. I needed a search light and for the money it looked too impressive to pass up.

gfourth
03-01-2013, 11:39 PM
Ordered a Pd32ue! Gosh I wanted to get the tk75 as well, maybe next time...

Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD

ShaoloGear
03-02-2013, 2:47 AM
Ordered a Pd32ue! Gosh I wanted to get the tk75 as well, maybe next time...

Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD

The light is packed and will ship tomorrow (today).

I have one left in stock (despite the website saying I'm out) and will have more on Tuesday/Wednesday.

jbohon
03-02-2013, 7:41 AM
Got an email just hours after placing an order for my 2nd PD32UE saying it was shipped! Shaolo Gear Rocks!

ShaoloGear
03-03-2013, 1:13 AM
If you guys don't mind too much, could you leave me feedback on http://www.resellerratings.com (http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Shaologear_com)

jbohon
03-03-2013, 9:07 AM
Absolutley!

Done...

ShaoloGear
03-03-2013, 2:15 PM
Absolutley!

Done...

I really appreciate that.

gfourth
03-05-2013, 3:40 PM
Ordered a Pd32ue! Gosh I wanted to get the tk75 as well, maybe next time...

Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk HD

The light is packed and will ship tomorrow (today).

I have one left in stock (despite the website saying I'm out) and will have more on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Thank you!

-I ordered on Saturday at 12:30am
-Order confirmation right away
-Shipping confirmation at 3:30AM :eek:
-Flashlight was at my house by 2:00PM Monday

Doesn't get much better than that :D

bigguns85
03-06-2013, 3:41 AM
gonna get this baby for wark hehe

ShaoloGear
03-06-2013, 2:04 PM
I had 25 show up this morning. 21 of them are spoken for.

I am going to put in an order today to have some more overnighted. There's nothing worse than having to wait for something. Should have more in on Friday.

ShaoloGear
03-09-2013, 2:58 PM
The lights didn't show up on Friday, but they did show up today. 50 to be exact. Will have another 25 on Tuesday too.

dino408
03-19-2013, 4:50 PM
Interested.
Can anyone recommend a decent mount for this?

ShaoloGear
03-19-2013, 4:53 PM
Fenix makes a mount.

http://shaologear.com/products/fenix-rail-mount-alg-01

If you want a separate mount you will need to find something that fits a 0.9" diameter. The Fenix mount comes with a sleeve to take up the extra 0.1".

inosaris
03-31-2013, 1:42 PM
Quick question guys, hoping someone may be able to help. I picked one of these up from shaolo recently (great vendor btw) and my tail cap on/off function doesn't work. I've tried cleaning all contact points and tightening down the retaining ring, but I still can't get it to turn off! Any tips/advice/suggestions?

ShaoloGear
03-31-2013, 2:06 PM
Quick question guys, hoping someone may be able to help. I picked one of these up from shaolo recently (great vendor btw) and my tail cap on/off function doesn't work. I've tried cleaning all contact points and tightening down the retaining ring, but I still can't get it to turn off! Any tips/advice/suggestions?

Hi Ino, super sorry your light isn't working right. Lets start with what kind of batteries are you using?

You can email me at sales@shaologear.com for a faster response. I get daily digests of this thread.

- Shawn

inosaris
04-04-2013, 11:12 PM
Thanks to Shawn at shaolo for helping me out! Dumb mistake on my part and he sent me the materials to fix the battery and walked me through the process free of charge, can't beat that!

ShaoloGear
04-05-2013, 4:45 PM
Last 50 I think I'm going to be getting are in stock now.

acorn
04-07-2013, 7:57 PM
Last 50 I think I'm going to be getting are in stock now.

Well than, I better get another one! Awesome light.

Almost forgot, I went back and ordered a couple rail mounts too.