Camping can be an incredible experience, but to make the most of it, you need the right gear. And when it comes to camping gear, reliable lighting is essential. Setting up camp, cooking a meal, checking your surroundings — every camping task after dark needs you to have a reliable, easy-to-use light source.

That's where vehicle utility lights, that provide multiple functionalities, come in. In this blog post, we'll explore the best Fenix lights that work as excellent vehicle utility lights. These will help you easily navigate your camping trip.

WT16R: Dual Magnets With a Generous Floodlight


Setting up car camp can be a game of efficiency. Pitch the tent before the wind starts blowing. Start preparing food before it gets too late. Make sure you have all the gear you require close by. Yet, sometimes, no matter how efficient you’ve been, darkness falls quicker than you realize.

But you don’t fear darkness when you are equipped with an all-purpose work light like the Fenix WT16R, which helps you set up camp easily and also enjoy the night outside.

Why is the WT16R a Useful Vehicle Utility Light?

There are several features that make the compact WT16R a useful vehicle utility light, but a few important ones are:

  • Its dual magnets allow you to attach the light to most metal surfaces. Lay it flat on its back or point it upwards by making it stand on its tail
  • Its big floodlight, capable of throwing a maximum of 300 lumens and is excellent to illuminate a wider area
  • Its powerful spotlight that is bright enough to zero in on any object you want to illuminate

E35R: Magnetic Tail Light With Multiple Lighting Modes

One of the best things about going out camping is that it teaches you to be efficient with your gear. When it comes to lights, you want to have one that can serve well under different circumstances. The Fenix E35R rechargeable EDC flashlight does just that.

Why is the E35R a Useful Vehicle Utility Light?

This small but mighty light can throw a maximum of 3100 lumens and has several features that make it a great vehicle utility light. Some of the important ones are:

  • The magnet on its tail switch that you can use to attach to most metal surfaces including your car’s body for hands-free lighting
  • It’s multiple lighting modes that easily allow you to switch between different tasks that require different types of lighting
  • Its IP68 rating that makes its waterproof, dustproof, and impact resistant

E18R V2.0: Ultra-Compact Body With Magnetic Tail & a Generous Runtime

You don’t have to go big to illuminate a campsite. Ultra-compact, the Fenix E18R rechargeable EDC is a powerful performer in a small body. Throwing a maximum of 1200 lumens, this flashlight is an excellent choice for camping.

Why is the E18R V2.0 a Useful Vehicle Utility Light?

In addition to being extremely bright, this small but feature-packed EDC is a great vehicle utility light for the following reasons:

  • You can attach its magnetic tail to your car’s body to get hands-free illumination as you go about your camp activities
  • A 200-hour runtime and a battery level indicator ensures you won’t be left in the dark
  • If you are looking for a soft light, the 1-lumen moonlight mode has you covered
  • Built with durable, high-strength, oxidation-resistant aluminum the E18R V2.0 is rugged enough to withstand the elements
HM61R V2.0

HM61R V2.0: Right-Angle Flashlight With Magnetic Tail & Magnetic Charging

Most campers can attest to the need of having a headlamp in the outdoors. The Fenix HM61R V2.0 takes that to the next level by doubling up as a right-angle flashlight.

Why is the HM61R V2.0 a Great Vehicle Utility Light?

In addition to throwing a maximum of 1600 lumens, this multi-use headlamp makes for a useful vehicle utility light for the following reasons:

  • The magnetic base on the base of this right-angled flashlight makes it easy to attach to any metallic surface including your car’s body
  • The large, glove-friendly switch allows you to quickly cycle through five brightness levels
  • The high-capacity 18650 battery offers a runtime of up to 300 hours on low ensuring you have enough light for as long as you need
  • The ability to use it as a headlamp and right-angle flashlight makes this rechargeable light a multi-use piece of gear

Fenix Lights: Ultimate Camping Companions & Vehicle Utility Lights

When it comes to versatile lighting solutions for camping and vehicles, Fenix Lights are the ultimate choice. With their versatile features and durable construction, they make camping safer, more convenient, and more enjoyable. Whether you're exploring the outdoors after dark or breaking down camp, Fenix Lights make great vehicle utility lights. Browse our premium collection of camping lights that offer the perfect balance of style, durability, and functionality for your outdoor adventures.