Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

Brightly illuminate entire rooms and charge other electronic devices at the same time with the versatile CL30R lantern. This rechargeable LED lantern features a standard USB port to charge your phone, speaker or tablets. Equipped with five brightness levels and alert flashing, this lantern is great for car camping, rustic cabin stays and even power outages.

$144.00 $109.95

4.50 out of 5
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Max Lumens: 650
Modes: 6

Height: 5.4” (136mm)
Diameter: 3.7” (93mm)

Weight: 14.5 oz. (412g) excluding battery

Batteries: Up to three 18650 rechargeable Li-ion batteries (included)

Included: Micro-USB charging cable, three (3) ARB-L18-2600 batteries, spare O-ring

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

MODE Lumens
Impact Resistance
Eco - 2600mAh 10 300h
Eco - 3500mAh 10 400h
Low - 2600mAh 50 70h
Low - 3500mAh 50 93h
Med - 2600mAh 100 38h
Med - 3500mAh 100 51h
High - 2600mAh 350 9h
High - 3500mAh 350 12h
Turbo - 2600mAh 650 4h 30min
Turbo - 3500mAh 650 6h
115ft (35m) 1m IPX-7, underwater 1m
Additional Features
  • Max 650 lumens, wide-range and high-intensity illumination
  • Powered by one, two or three 18650 rechargeable Li-ion batteries
  • Serves as a portable power bank
  • Excellent cold-resistant design
  • Integrated Micro-USB charging with battery level indicator and low-voltage warning function
  • 35-meter diameter wide-range beam
  • Waterproof to IPX-7 standard
  • Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation
  • Tripod socket for easy attachment
  • Single button switch for easy and fast operation

Operation Instruction

Press and hold the switch for 0.8 seconds to turn ON/OFF the camp lantern.

Output Selection

  • When the lantern is on, single-click the switch to cycle through Eco→Low→Mid→High→Turbo
  • With the lantern on, double-click the switch to enter into Flash mode and single-click to turn back to previous state.

The camp lantern only lights up at Mid output when being charged.

Battery Level Indicator
With the light off, single-click the side switch to enter power display. The number of the constant-on light shows the battery power.

One shows the battery power is less than 35%, two constant-on show the range 36%-60%, three constant-on show the range 61%-85%, four constant-on show the battery power is over 85%. The indicator light will go out after 8 seconds.

Intelligent Memory Circuit
The lantern memorizes the last-used brightness level in General Mode. Next time you turn it on, it will recall the previously used brightness level in General Mode.

Low-voltage Warning Function
When the voltage level drops below the preset level, the indicator light on the switch blinks to remind you to recharge the camp lantern or replace the battery. To ensure normal use, the camp lantern will not turn off automatically until the battery runs out.

Note: This only works on 18650 Li-ion batteries with button top.



To Charge the CL30R
When charging, connect the USB cable to a USB power adaptor (sold separately), and remove the anti-dust plug at the top of the camp lantern to reveal the charging port and plug the Micro-USB end of the USB cable into the light’s charging port. Then the indicator light on the switch turns red to indicate the charging process has begun. The indicator turns solid green when the battery is fully charged. Fenix recommends using a power adaptor with output 5V, 1.5A. It takes about 8.5 hours to fully charge three 2600mAh Fenix ARB-L18-2600mAh 18650 Li-ion batteries.

To Charge other Devices
The camp lantern can be connected to USB cables for digital products such as mobile phones with standard Micro-USB charging port.

Note: 1. Once charging is completed, disconnect the USB cable from the lantern and be sure to secure the anti-dust plug covered.

  1. Please do not charge the camping lantern when the light is turned on, doing so will extend the charging time or the battery can not be fully charged. If emergency lighting needed, the camp lantern only lights up at Mid output when being charged.


Battery Replacement

  • Unscrew the battery cover counterclockwise
  • Insert the battery with the anode side (+) toward the light’s head
  • Put the battery cover back on and screw it clockwise to secure it

Note: The camping lantern is shipped with Fenix 2600 mAh ARB-L18-2600 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery. Please remove the battery insulation tab before first use.


Usage and Maintenance

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the light and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix recommends using excellent quality battery. If the flashlight will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery, or the flashlight could be damaged by electrolyte leakage or battery explosion.
  • 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 flashlight’s performance as dirty contacts may cause the flashlight to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate for the following reasons:

Reason A: The batteries need replacing.
Solution: Replace batteries (Please confirm the correct installation of anode and cathode).

Reason 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 refer to the warranty policy before contacting your authorized distributor.

Customer Photos


CL30R camping photo from Fenix Ambassador, Raina F.

Reviews (4)

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Travis R. (verified owner)

    Another great light from Fenix! Very bright on its highest!

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  2. Rated 3 out of 5


    USB port will not charge my Google Pixel phone. Yes it’s a USB-c to USB cable. Not enough power output?

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    • Fenix Lighting USA

      We are sorry to hear that it’s not charging your google phone. It should be able to at least provide charge to any device. One of the USB ports or the cable may not be working properly, check those out. Hope this helps!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kenneth R Olowin

    I own a lot of camping lanterns. The Fenix CL30R is by far the best. You can feel the quality just by holding it, and the performance is second to none with bright natural light, that will illuminate a room easily, with a long battery life per charge. My electricity went out for a couple hours the other night, and the Fenix lit up the room like nothing ever happened. I have lanterns that are much bigger and bulkier, use more batteries in a short amount of time, and don’t put out nearly the amount of light. The Fenix CL30R is certainly my go-to lantern. Thank you Fenix.

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will (verified owner)

    Fenix CL30R arrived today and I must say I am very pleased. This compact rechargeable lantern puts out a lot of neutral white light. I am most impressed with the even transition of output through the 5 levels via the UI switch. Believe me turbo is plenty bright for most any outdoor use and will probably be called for sparingly … very bright on turbo. This unit is built like a tank as are my CL25R and CL20. I am very happy with my purchase and will be putting this fine little lantern to work in Baja next month …. money well spent IMHO.

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Fenix CL30R Camping Lantern Review

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