While the LR40R and the LR50R are similar in a lot of ways, the two flashlights offer two very different experiences for users. Both are extremely powerful tools, capable of blasting up to 12,000 lumens, and both lights have battery level indicators, allowing users to know exactly how much battery life is left in their devices at any given time. They also come with a discharge function. This feature allows users to charge other devices, such as a cell phone, using the flashlight’s battery. The discharge feature is a simple, convenient function should the user find themselves stranded or lost. Both lights are made with the same level of quality fans have come to expect from Fenix: they’re impact resistant, IP68 waterproof, dust-proof, and have lockout functions for safety. They are also around the same size and weight, making them unbelievably bright for a light of this size. If you are looking for a long distance flashlight with some serious power, both the LR50R and the LR40R make perfect companions. However, the way each of these lights function is completely different.
The LR40R is a flashlight, capable of functioning as a floodlight or a spotlight. This way, users have the option of a piercing spotlight to cut through the darkness with a max throw of 2100ft (640m) or an extremely bright floodlight to illuminate all of their surroundings up to a distance of 1345ft (410m). On the other hand, the LR50R is a true high-performance spotlight, capable of throwing 12,000 lumens over a see-it-to-believe-it distance of over 3117ft (950m) – that’s equivalent to just over over ten football fields!