Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

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



The Fenix CL26R Rechargeable 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. The Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern is extremely durable and rain-resistant making this lantern a perfect camp companion.

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Max Lumens: 400
Modes: 8


CL26R Size:

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

CL26R Weight:

4.1 oz. (116g) excluding batteries

CL26R 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

Operating Instructions for the Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern


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, double click 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 switch to cycle through Red light →Red Flash.

Charging the Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

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 indicators near the switch will display charging status. Four indicators will remain 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 the switch 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 for the Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

  • 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.

55 reviews for Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

Based on 55 reviews
  1. Michael Richardson (verified owner)

    I bought this one thinking it was larger. It’s much smaller that the picture makes you think. But it has nice power and casts light in all the directions you will want it. It’s a lantern, a side light, a flash lite on the bottom, a red light and flashing red light. You can mount it on a threaded pole or it’s also magnetic. It will fit in the palm of your hand easily.

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  2. Allan (verified owner)

    Great little lantern. Small in size but can put out lots of light. It would be better if there was a separate switch to access the light on the bottom so you don’t have to cycle through all the lantern modes before you get to the bottom light.

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  3. Bradley (verified owner)

    Great product, as advertised. Compact yet powerful. Multiple features and great battery life. Not sure it’s a $60 light but I’m glad I got it on sale.

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  4. Waldemar M. (verified owner)

    We tested this lantern for about one week. It is well made and sturdy. Also very compact for the amount of light it emits. The lighting options are very practical. It’s not cheap but worth every cent in an emergency.

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