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I'm not a numbers guy, I work my tools hard and believe that if it's going to break it's not worth my time or money.
That being said.. I've beat the hell outta this light. One of the other reviewers mentioned he ran over it with his Jeep, so of course I embraced the he-man mentality and ran over it with a one ton diesel and the PD32 just laughed at me and kept shining. For the size, it vastly outshines my buddies E2D Surefire Defender (although I prefer the more pronounced impact bezels on the Surefire product), and it is easier on the batteries then his as well (for clarification I run Tenergy 1400mah CR123a) and I was able to get 202 hours out of the 9 lumen mode which has been perfect for the power outages I've been encountering thanks to mother nature and downed power lines. All other estimates were within 10 minutes of advertised run time.
I can also agree with the other reviewers on the waterproof abilities of the light and the fact that despite extended run times the surface of the light remains cool to the touch.
Originally I was hesitant as the body of the light is made in China, but I've pulled it apart multiple times now and the machining and quality are equal to Surefire as far as I can tell (heavy duty truck mechanic). They even include a spare O-ring and push button boot.
Brighter then Surefire Defender of comparable size
Cheaper then Surefire Defender
The memory circuit that stores the last used light level is excellent
GREATLY improved over PD31 - PD32 has temporary push button for light just like Surefire Defender and the toggle switch on the side allows one handed operation in place of the PD31 and turning the head
Over 100 lumens brighter then E2D defender
Smaller impact bezels (again, personal preference. But it is easier on your pants' pocket)
Tailcap isn't even so you can't stand it up to serve as a candle
I was a Surefire guy, had a E2D before it decided to grow legs and wander off, but for the price and performance I can find no flaws for this light. Will most certainly be looking to Fenix for my future tac lights.
Now go see if you can break yours.