Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

Max Lumens: 400
Modes: 8
Battery: 18650
(42 customer reviews)



The Fenix CL26R Lantern is a multi-directional, lightweight camping lantern. Powered by a rechargeable 18650 battery, this lantern delivers a max output of 400 lumens—plenty of light to illuminate your entire campsite. A unique feature of the lantern is the multi-directional lighting modes—three brightness levels of 360° light, a front light and two brightness levels of down light. Unique heat distribution allows for outstanding cold performance. Extremely durable and rain-resistant this lantern a perfect camp companion.

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Max Lumens: 400
Modes: 8



Diameter: 1.9” (49mm)
Height: 3.8” (97mm)


4.1 oz. (116g) excluding batteries


One 18650 Li-ion battery (included) or two CR123As


One ARB-L18-2600 rechargeable Li-ion battery, charging cable, key chain, spare O-ring


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Note: The abovementioned parameters (lab-tested by using one Fenix ARB-L18-2600 rechargeable Li-ion battery) may vary between different environments.

Additional Features of the Fenix CL26R

  • Multiple directional lighting
  • Wide-range beam diameter
  • Excellent cold-resistant design
  • IP66 rated protection
  • Dual modes design: 6 white output levels, 2 red output levels
  • Electronic reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery insertion
  • Top magnetic absorption and tripod socket for effective light fixation and light source control
  • One-switch control


Press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds to turn on/off the lantern.

Mode Switching

The white light mode is selected by default each time the lantern is turned on.
In white light mode, doubleclick the switch to enter the red light mode, and then double click again to return to the white light mode.

Output Selection

White light: Click the switch to cycle through Low→Med →High→Front→Down 1 →Down 2
Red light: Click the switchto cycle through Red light →Red Flash.


Operation:With the lantern switched off,remove the dust cover to reveal the charging port, and plug the Micro USB end of the USB cable into the lantern’s charging port, then connect the other end of the USB cable to a USB power adaptor.
Charging Indicator: The indicatorsnear the switch willdisplay charging status. Four indicators willremain constant on when the battery is fully charged.

1. The normal charging time is about 2.5 hours from fully depleted to fully charged with the light off.
2. Only Low output can be used while the light is being charged, but charging time will be prolonged.

Battery Level Indication

With the light switched off, single click theswitch to check the battery status. The battery level indicators will display the battery status for 3 seconds.
One light on: critical, 0% – 25%
Two lights on: poor, 26% – 50%
Three lights on: sufficient, 51% – 85%
Four lights on: saturated, 86% – 100%

Low-Voltage Warning

When the voltage level drops below the preset level, the first indicator flashes to remind you to recharge the battery. To ensure normal use, the lantern will not turn off automatically and will work till the battery level runs out.

Usage and Maintenance

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the lantern and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix recommends using excellent-quality batteries.
  • If the light will not be used for an extended period, remove the batteries or the lantern could be damaged by electrolyte leakage or battery explosion.
  • Recharge the light timely when the battery level is critical, for future use.
  • Recharge a stored light every three months to maintain optimal battery performance.
  • Replace the dust cover when charging is complete to ensure waterproof and dustproof performance.
  • Long-term use can result in O-ring wear. To maintain a proper water seal, replace the ring with an approved spare.
  • Periodic cleaning of the battery contacts improves the lamp’s performance, as dirty contacts may cause the lamp to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate for the following reasons:
    A: The battery needs replacing.
    Solution: Replace battery (ensure battery is inserted according to the manufacturer’s specifications).
    B: The threads, PCB board contact or other contacts are dirty.
    Solution: Clean the contact points with a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.

If the above methods don’t work, please contact your authorized distributor.


This camping lantern is a high-intensity lighting device capable of causing eye damage to the user or others. Avoid shining the camping lantern directly into anyone’s eyes.

42 reviews for Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

Based on 42 reviews
  1. David (verified owner)

    Love this little thing.

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  2. Cornelio (verified owner)

    I love Fenix products

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  3. Gary Johnson (verified owner)

    Nice light. If had a motion activated mode, it would get 5 stars.

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  4. John (verified owner)

    It’s a Fenix – What’s not to like !

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  5. John (verified owner)

    Was blown way – light is built like all Fenix gear -great …

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