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Fenix CL09 Lantern

Rated 4.36 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

Experienced outdoorsman know the struggle to balance the size & weight of their gear versus their performance. The CL09 provides your lighting solution without sacrifice. At 3 inches tall and 1.6 ounces, this ultra compact lantern delivers. With the added bonus of being waterproof and impact-resistant, the CL09 is perfect for the camper or hiker who enjoys their vision more than the mystery of the night.

$45.00 $34.95

4.36 out of 5
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Max Lumens: 200
Modes: 7
Specifications

Size:
Length: 3.09″ (78.5mm)
Diameter: 0.86″ (22mm)

Weight: 1.11 oz. (31.5g) excluding battery

Batteries: One 16340 rechargeable battery or CR123A battery

Included: Fenix ARB-L16-700U battery, spare 0-ring for water seal, key ring

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US

ANSI FL-1 RATING
MODE Lumens
OUTPUT
LUMENS
Runtime
MAXIMUM
RUNTIME
Distance
MAXIMUM
DISTANCE
Intensity
MAXIMUM
INTENSITY
Impact Resistance
IMPACT
RESISTANCE
Waterproof
WATERPROOF
Low - ARB-L16-700U 1 90h
Low - CR123A 1 150h
Medium- ARB-L16-700U 30 19h 20min
Medium- CR123A 30 36h
High - ARB-L16-700U 80 5h 40min
High - CR123A 80 19h
Turbo - ARB-L16-700U 200 2h 40min
Turbo - CR123A 200 6h
Red - ARB-L16-700U 5 30h
Red - CR123A 5 48h
Red Flash 5 /
Green - ARB-L16-700U 5 48h
Green- CR123A 5 76h
33ft (10m) - 1m IP68, waterproof underwater to 2m/dust proof
Additional Features
  • Three lighting sources of neutral white, red and green
  • Powered by one ARB-L16-700U, 16340 or CR123A battery
  • 5mm Length x 22mm Diameter
  • 5 grams (excluding battery and other accessories)
  • 360° illumination
  • The lantern tail features a magnet and a hanging loop
  • IP68 rating, underwater 2m for 30 minutes/dust proof
  • Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery insertion
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum and optical grade PC materials
  • Premium type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
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Support

Operating Instruction                                

ON/OFF
Tighten the lantern tail to turn on the lantern. Loosen to turn off the lantern.

Output Selection
To change output level while the lantern is switched on, turn it off and back on again within one second. Lantern will cycle through Low→Med→High→Turbo→Red→Red Flash→Green.

Note: the lantern is not equipped with a memory function. If more than one second elapses after being switched off, it will default to Low mode when switched on again.

Battery Replacement
Unscrew the tail cap to insert the battery with the anode side (+) towards the light head, then screw the tail cap back on.

Charging of Fenix ARB-L16-700U

  1. Unscrew the lamp cap , take out the battery, plunge the charging cable into the battery built-in micro USB port. Or charge the battery in a charger.
  2. When charging via micro USB port, the charging indicator turns red, and blue when fully charged.
  3. When fully charged, disconnect the charging cable or remove the battery from the charger, and insert the battery with the anode side (+) towards the lamp head, then screw the tail cap back on.
  4. Recharge a stored battery every four months to maintain optimum performance of the battery.
Reviews (11)

11 reviews for Fenix CL09 Lantern

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Brent

    Awesome little light. My only complaint is the hanging loop likes to stick to the tail magnet — meaning I have to pull it off of there before I can tail stand it or stick it to something. Maybe the hanging loop should be made of a non-magnetic material.

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bert

    this great product will replace my older model D20
    handsome and waterproof, it will be used on hiking and as safety light during walking in the dark.
    easy to make an other light setting.
    will be used for the next years.
    a CR123 battery wil keep for a long period the battery energy and will not damage your light by leek of the battery.

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harold Holdren (verified owner)

    There’s so much to like here!
    So many modes, so many options.
    I’ve taken this light on four day back country trips and it never let me down. I could recharge it right from my portable battery brick 🙂

    Just larger than a container of lipstick, and this thing was brighter than lights 5x it’s size.
    Very pleased with it!

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  4. Rated 3 out of 5

    Steve Pierce

    When you read all the other reviews you will find glowing reports. And I agree. The light output is awesome, love the size and the magnet and wire loop make it easy to attach or hang it from just about anything. But there is one critical feature that is missing and I am surprised other people didn’t mention it.

    The light doesn’t remember the last setting. I like the red light to use late at night when camping. I can throw it on the shelf at the top of the tent and easily find it at night. However, to turn it on, it always defaults to the low setting white light. That means you have to quickly cycle through med white, super bright white and then you get to red. No big deal, unless your partner is in the tent and then they aren’t too happy about the sudden bright white light flashing three times, each time getting brighter before you find the red light.

    Turn it off and then back on and three more bright white flashes as you quickly cycle through the options before you get to the red light.

    If the light would remember which mode was last selected between uses, the light would be perfect. But it doesn’t, so it gets 3 stars.

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  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott (verified owner)

    Oh man, I love this thing and as budget permits, I’m buying more. I got playing around with and I take it everywhere. Moving around the house at night, when you don’t want to be turning on bright lights, it’s perfect. Put a C123a battery in there and you have a small emergency light that will be good for ten years. Take it in the shower set to red with my UE Boom speaker and relax after a stressful day. The options are endless. I showed it to my wife and her response was “Where’s mine?”. And the battery, all you need is a USB port and sub-mini USB cable. It plugs directly into the battery, no charger needed. Amazing light, get yourself a half dozen!!

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  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rex

    This is a great little light it provides plenty of illumination for my wife to read on the patio during those warm summer nights

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  7. Rated 3 out of 5

    Alex

    Nice little light. I find cycling through the modes a bit cumbersome though. Sometimes I just want to go straight to red or green light for example.

    Build quality is great, however the metal ring (that attaches to the key ring holder) broke after just a few days. Beware if you attach it to a belt or similar.

    All in all an interesting concept, but maybe not for everyone.

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  8. Rated 3 out of 5

    Brad Korpela

    I have a few Fenix light and like their light and quality. This is very nice as and the light modes are nice. The big downside for me is no side switch. It takes a lot of twisting to cycle through the modes.

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  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    neil jacobsen (verified owner)

    Amazing little lantern.
    It will be a great reading light while camping on the low settings. High settings light a whole room, which will come in handy here in the Santa Cruz Mountains where we get multiple power outages every winter.
    I’m a mechanic, and the magnet makes it a great light for working on cars. It is so small, that you can put it right next to the area you are working. I no logger use the big corded light. I may fashion a reflector to slip over the globe to direct the light and keep it from shining in my eyes while working.
    Hang it off you belt to make that early morning walk to your favorite fishing spot, and then it is a great light to ties your knots by on the low setting.
    Hoping I never need it, but the colored lights could certainly come in handy as well. Amazing how many features are included in this tiny little light and I love that it uses the same batteries as my favorite EDC flashlight, the Fenix E15.
    Considering buying a few more to keep in my vehicles. And as soon as I’m done here, I will be going on my local mountain neighborhood message board to recommend this useful little light.
    I should also add that the build quality is excellent. Thanks Fenix!

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  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Miller (verified owner)

    This is my first Fenix purchase. I am totally blown away by the performance of this little lantern. The turbo setting lights up my whole room. We have power outages out here in the western suburbs of Chicago and I think this will be my go to item when I need it. Really have no use for the battery that comes with it. Will keep it charged as a backup. CR123A batteries are the way to go. Cheap and available in bulk. Yes I am very happy and sure will buy more. Thanks!

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  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    J Redfearn (verified owner)

    I have to admit I am a bit of a Fenix fan, having purchased 5 different flashlights. These lanterns are really neat from the magnet on the cap to the rechargeable battery. Played around with it for a bit and what a great little light! Actually thinking about purchasing 2 more just to light things up. I am very impressed with the quality and features, thanks Fenix for more lights than I need and will be coming back for more!

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