Fenix CL25R Rechargeable Lantern

Rated 4.35 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)

This rechargeable, all-season camping lantern illuminates large areas up to 82 feet in diameter with its 350 maximum lumen output, and also features a reliable Micro-USB for go-anywhere charging. The CL25R’s versatile brightness levels and mounting options, combined with its extreme compact size make it the perfect tool for any outdoor night activity and even for automotive assistance.

$78.00 $59.95

4.35 out of 5
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Max Lumens: 350
Modes: 6

Height: 3.9” (99mm)
Diameter: 2.0″ (52mm)

Weight: 4.5 oz. (130g) excluding battery

Batteries: One (included) 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery or two CR123A Lithium batteries

Included: Micro-USB charging cable, 18650 rechargeable battery, spare O-ring

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting U.S.

MODE Lumens
Impact Resistance
Moonlight 0.8 600h
Red Light 1.5 44h
Medium 50 23h 45min
High 200 5h
Turbo 350 2h 15min
82ft (25m) - 1m IPX-6
Additional Features
  • Utilizes white LEDs and the red LEDs with 350-lumen maximum output
  • Excellent cold-resistant design
  • Micro-USB rechargeable, charging indicator and low voltage warning function
  • 25m beam distance
  • Waterproof to IPX-6 standard
  • White light with four output options and red light with two output options
  • Built-in protective circuit protects users from overcharging, over discharging, overheating and improper battery installation
  • Moonlight mode satisfies user’s demand for lower output with extended runtime
  • Built-in magnet and tripod socket for easy attachement
  • Luminous single button switch for easy and fast operation

*When equipped by a Fenix ARB-L2-3400mAh 18650 Li-ion battery, the maximum runtime increases to 880 hours. The mentioned parameters (lab tested by Fenix using ARB-L2-2300mAh 18650 rechargeable battery) are approximate and may vary between lights, batteries and environment.

Customer Photos

Karen S. on Annual Hut Trip

Summer Night Hikes in Colorado

Anna Maria Island, FL



Reviews (17)

17 reviews for Fenix CL25R Rechargeable Lantern

  1. Rated 2 out of 5


    I put in a full charged battery but the lantern blinks red and goes to the lowest setting constantly. Ive tried multiple batteries (Fenix rechargeable 18650’s), all the batteries work in other lights but not in the lantern. So basically this light is useless.

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don DeMello

    Love this CL25R so much, I’m going to buy another one & retire (or not use much) my old Coleman Northstar propane lanterns for car camping. Tired of replacing expensive broken mantles & buying expensive propane bottles. Started out looking for an upgrade to my Black Diamond Orbit lantern for backpacking and everyday use that was brighter, compact, with longlasting power. Standardizing my lights around 18650 rechargeables and so the CL25R caught my attention. This lantern is incredibly bright for its size, great for group camping. I love that it has a red light (to keep the bugs uninterested), is directly rechargeable thru microUSB (leave battery in), has a tripod & magnet mount in addition to the hanging ring….I use them all. Great performance, great features, great value and the first LED lantern that has convinced me to switch from propane lanterns.

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Asked for this lantern for Father’s Day from my kids. This is my second Fenix light and I’m equally impressed with it as well. Took it camping on a large family outing. When the power to the campground went out, I used the lantern hung from a tree to light up the dining area for the crowd of 27. Everyone was impressed with the size and power of this light. It was used every evening for 4 days at medium power for at least 4 hours a day, and still hasn’t needed to be recharged.
    Awesome product.

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Duke Ramshaw (verified owner)

    Wonderful product that functions as designed. Being a compact flashlight freak (my wife’s term) the CL25R hits all of the bull eyes I’m looking for in a compact light: extremely powerful but offers different levels of brightness all the way down similar to a tent candle , ruggedness, waterproof, powerful magnetic base, low battery indicator, USB rechargeable, D Ring for attachment, rechargeable, simple power switch, Li-ion battery. .. I’ve had many compact lights over the years but this is by far my go-to light. I hang it in my tent for a nightlight, run it up a ridgeline for a overall camp light, the powerful magnetic base allows me to use it for working on vehicles (from any position), great flood light on my sailboat at night, emergency light at home for power outage, . .. and on and on.. It has even replaced my prior favorite compact light for travel, as its so small and unassuming, I just toss it in my overnight pack. … There is no better compact light out there. Highly recommended. Get one. You will be glad you did.

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  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    I can’t stop buying Fenix Products. I got this lamp during the November 2016 cyber sale. Being in tornado alley it was perfect for my storm shelter. While waiting for this years storm season to roll in, I started to use it in my safe as the Velcro attached battery operated lights in the top of the safe were crap and had to go in the trash. With the magnetic base, I can stick the lantern on my safe and light up everything I need access to. Once these go on a members deal I’ll be snagging several more lanterns. Although a niche market, Fenix please develop some proper lighting for use in a safe. Whatever you come up with has to be better than whats on the market now.

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  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great light! I take it everywhere with me. I think I need a second just to leave in my truck. I have been using it as a task light while I restore an old chevy truck. It is great because I can use the magnet to stick it just about anywhere and adjust the light. I have taken it fishing and hunting. It hangs great from my hammock cover line. Sometimes the 360 degree lighting doesn’t work because it shines back in my face, I use tape to cover about 90-180 degrees. Would be a nice feature if it were built-in.

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  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love this light. I have lights that range from $10 to $500. This is hands down my most used/favorite. I use it every night as a bedside lamp. It offers the perfect amount of light for me, while not waking up others. I have had it for over a year and it is still working flawlessly.

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  8. Rated 1 out of 5


    I recently purchased this for $82.25 CDN for use on two canoe trips. We took it instead of our fuel lantern. What a disappointment! I like the size and the levels of light and the magnetic base — too bad the rechargeable batteries never worked. We tried to charge the batteries using different systems – including plugging cable into electrical socket via big cube that charges my iPad. My email to Fenex did not produce results. We went to office supply store at nearest city and they said they had no stronger chargers. We bought recommended Lithium CR123A 3 v batteries to use instead but the non-rechargeable batteries didn’t last the night. The extra pair didn’t last much longer. Wish I had brought my old fashioned fuel powered lantern.

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  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    Unbelievable lantern. Bought it solely to take to N Myrtle so my son and his buddy could fish at night. We took the base post to our umbrella down and hung it on there. It was like a mini SUN out there on the beach. If you want to get an idea of this light check out my pic on Instagram (jgoose514). If you are teetering you will buy it after seeing that photo! Great light. Great service.

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  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent little rechargeable lantern. I have owned two of these handy well crafted lights for several months with almost daily use … I am super pleased with their performance.

    Discount any negative reviews regarding this fine lantern as IMHO their is no other compact rechargeable lantern on the planet which can compare to this awesome light.

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  11. Rated 1 out of 5

    Babar Ali

    Unfortunately this product failed for me.. was so much enlightened when it reached but shit when i tried to lit it up it failed!!! am so angry on this as i cant even return this as got this special delivery to other country.

    when i put it on charging it only lights up then on one mode.. the moment i take it off its not working

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  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    It was dark and raining. Four of us were approaching an animal enclosure from the rear entrance, where there was no lighting. I pulled my CL25R out of my fanny pack, turned it on and stuck it to the cyclone fence post. It allowed us to see what we were doing and complete our task. It’s very small and powerful.

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  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matthew (verified owner)

    I just recently received this item. Battery is all charged up and I am very impressed. I mainly bought this to use car camping. However it really can be used in many different ways. Testing it in the house t really can brighten up a room. Very impressed with all of the setting and yet so simple in design. Defiantly getting ride of my coleman propane lantern and replacing it with the CL25R. I would recommend this item to anyone. Wish I had this lantern many years ago.

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  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Grant Glover

    I wish I had time to leave a full review on this product, but in short it is better than any lantern I have found on the market; gas, electric, candle, etc. The battery life is phenomenal. The magnet is super strong and will cling to just about any metal object (think under your car hood or lighting fixture in your house when the power goes out) . I often drop it on the floor of my truck or in my pack and find it with screws and bits attached to the magnet.

    The design is solid. Shape, size, durability are great. It fits anywhere. It will light your path if you are walking (put a reflector behind it like the good ol’ days) and illuminate a huge area if you hang it up on the D-ring. I use the red or low for a night light for my daughter when camping. The low setting is almost too bright for a night-light. The high setting is surprisingly bright. Think of a Coleman fuel lantern on full blast, but less damaging to the retinas.

    I haven’t had the chance to use this for any detailed work at night (e.g. changing automotive belts or quartering an elk), but every time I turn it on I think of how perfect it would be for any of those things. I can’t even imagine how great this would be with a Gorilla pod.

    I’m getting at lest 2 more before some gun or knife magazine gives these a “best buy” award and they sell-out or the prices go up.

    I have been watching Fenix for almost 10 years now, and their products never let me down. I was spoiled on SureFires while in the Corps, and these are the best (or better) SureFire alternatives you can find on a working man’s budget.

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  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Tudor

    The compact size of this lantern is really something. It carries without issue or annoyance in cargo pockets. I have just the one and would like to get more for any power outages over time. I use 3400 18650s, and with 880 hours (34 days) of constant moonlight available off a fresh battery, or 500 hours off two CR123 batteries it’s zero-worry leaving it on moonlight mode through the night if you fall asleep with it on. The moonlight mode is very pleasant, and if your eyes are night adjusted you won’t have trouble navigating an average household room. The second mode, at 50 lumens is like having a floor lamp on without night-adjusted eyes and is just brilliant if you’ve been accustomed to moonlight.

    Also: Fenix: Thank You for a Moonlight Mode Light!! It’s not a flashlight per se, but it’s progress! Make a PD35 and a TK/LD 75 with a 0.5 lumen setting and Olight looses their edge (I do love Olight, regardless, but the direct-access moonlight mode is what I miss the most from Fenix lights in comparison)

    Anyway: love the lantern – will get more, thank you for the red light setting. My first “real” flashlight was a PD35 and since then Fenix has set the bar. Thanks guys!

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  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raymond Stephen

    This is the best portable lantern on the market. Everything about it is great. Size, weight, output and tint. It is very versatile for any task. Hunting, finishing, camping, hiking. Enjoying the beautiful LED lite night. It has become one of my favorite companions, it’s very nice having back lighting and not always using a flashlight. I have used mine everyday for the last several months and like it so much I have purchased a second. I want to say thank you to Fenix store for all the great products, knowledge and excellent customer service they offer A++++++

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  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    I was lucky enough to be able to test this light during one of the trade shows it was first released at. I took the light for a evening and ran it through some desert camping activities. Here are my thoughts:

    -USB Rechargeable is easy to use and charged quickly, but it’s also super useful that it allows you to be able to use CR123A. In fact, I think I’ll always have the backup pair of CR123A so that if I can’t get a charge on the light, then I can pop those guys in and carry on with no issue.

    -Brightness- It is bright. The 200 and 350 lumens I think is most useful in hanging the light from somewhere high. Like toss over a limb. It lights a very large area this way with soft lighting. Not blinding you as you accidentally look at it. 50 lumens with 24 hr runtime could be the most used level for most. Great amount of light for sitting around a table or lighting a wide general area around your campsite or garage.

    -I find the magnetic bottom to be super helpful. Connect it under your hood, on your fender, around your grill, shelters, bathrooms, etc.

    -Compact size is great. I had it in my cargo pants when I wasn’t using it. It’s not exactly EDC, but small enough that you won’t have problem finding room for it in your pack or pants.

    -Red LED and flashing can be used in a multitude of ways. I used the red in my tent. Flashing is good for signaling if you have a car issue. Just slap on the fender and it will alert folks before they get within a mile of you.

    Overall, super impressed with the light. You might buy it for the 350 lumen, but be ready to find all the other usefulness it provides beyond the impressive highest setting.

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