Fenix RC05 SE Rechargeable Flashlight

Max Lumens: 300
Modes: 5
(40 customer reviews)

$72.00 $54.95

The Fenix RC05 SE (Special Edition) rechargeable flashlight is built off the popular Fenix RC05.  This special edition adds a tactical rear switch for on/off and momentary use.  By adding the rear switch it transforms the light into our more popular two switch system, allowing the user to turn on from the rear switch and choose mode from side switch.  All the other attractive features of the RC05 were kept like the innovative magnetic charging port. From a single 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery (included), this flashlight emits a maximum 300 lumens a distance of almost 300 feet.

This compact flashlight is very small and light weight, and its two-position clip allows you to easily clip it to your gear or onto your hat for hands-free use. The IP68 rating, which means it is both waterproof to 2m and dust proof, allows you to have light even in the harshest of environments. Small, lightweight and rechargeable, the Fenix RC05SE rechargeable flashlight will be your go-to flashlight for camping, backpacking or everyday use.

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Max Lumens: 300
Modes: 5


fenix rc05se flashlight specification chart


Length: 4.0″ (102mm)
Head Diameter: 0.75″ (19mm)
Body Diameter: 0.71″ (18mm)


1.3 oz. (36.2g) excluding battery


One (included) 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery or one AA (Ni-MH/Alkaline) battery can be used as an emergency backup.


Lanyard, spare O-ring, charging cable, one ARB-L14-800 battery, body clip


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Additional Features of the RC05 SE Rechargeable Flashlight

*When using a Ni-Mh or Alkaline battery, the maximum lumen level is High.

  • Cree XP-G2 S2 LED with lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Powered by one 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery or one AA (Ni-MH/Alkaline) battery can be used for emergency
  • Magnetic charging port in the neck, one included 14500 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Tailored magnetic charging cable also available for portable Micro USB devices
  • Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
  • Dual switches for fast and convenient operation
  • Specialized two-position body clip
  • Low-voltage warning reminds when battery replacement is needed
  • Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery insertion
  • Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Premium type Ⅲ hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
  • The Fenix RCo5SE memorizes the last brightness level used in the general mode. The next time you turn the flashlight on, it will activate the last brightness level you selected.

40 reviews for Fenix RC05 SE Rechargeable Flashlight

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Husband was very happy with this item

  2. John M. (verified owner)

    *Perfect* EDC flashlight. Had one for a couple years and just bought two more. Tip: the clip is very useful. Try clipping it to a baseball cap when you need your hands free.

  3. Bryan Russell (verified owner)

    This is the best flashlight I have ever owned, and I have had hundreds of flashlights. I wish the lowest setting was a tiny bit lower on the lumens. The battery that came with the light went bad very quickly, I would charge the battery and then when I turned it on the light would automatically drop to the lowest light setting. I bought another more reliable battery and haven’t had issues. If you’re having troubles charging it’s most likely user error, you need to connect to the magnet and then turn the flashlight on with the tail cap button. The charging light should be on if done right.

  4. John (verified owner)

    Bought it for my son. He uses it at work laying industrial sewer line. He’s underground a little bit. He really likes the light. Says it’s holding up.

  5. Anthony C

    This is a terrific flashlight for EDC, camping, and anything else where you need a compact, feature packed and bright light. I AM 99.9% SURE NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT CHARGING ARE USER ERROR, but I don’t blame them. It’s not intuitive that you have to press the tailcap switch after connecting the magnetic charger to actually start charging (confirmed with green light). I wish Fenix would reply as such, but I understand why they don’t want to insult their customers. Only upgrade I can think of for next version is to eliminate that unnecessary charging step.

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is a great light! Only small thing is that the button for changing the light brightness is a little too sensitive… changes from medium to high too easily. But overall a great light.

  7. Kurt (verified owner)

    My RCO5 would somehow get turned on in my pants pocket. I would notice it when it got hot. The tailswitch on the RCO5 SE prevents this problem.

  8. Wise

    Worked fine after I first purchased and charged. After that first charge though i cant get a full charge. When I turn on the light it automatically goes to the dimmest setting. It is frustrating because Ive heard great things. Not sure if this is the rechargeable battery or something with the flashlight.

    • Dianne

      I will have warranty contact you.

  9. Sam D. (verified owner)

    Great light. Easily recharges.

  10. Brad Hoffman (verified owner)

    Great features and size. Very bright and I like the ability to recharge, saving money and eliminating battery waste. A good EDC light.

  11. Abby

    Great compact flashlight, when it works. After about 5 months, the charger is no longer functional. The battery does not hold a charge. Light is dim, and the flashlight is essentially useless. Really poor quality.

    • Dianne

      We have sent this over to warranty and they should have reached out to you.

  12. Jeff V. (verified owner)

    In the context in which I purchased these, I am ecstatic. It’s a flashlight and when you push the button, light comes out the another end. Now for the context part. I bought these primarily for my bugout bags. They are small to take up the very small real estate they are allowed and what I can only describe as amazingly bright for their size. The charger doubles as a phone/tablet charger so it is convenient to top off the lights if needed. The batteries provide great lumen and life. These lights are in my bag because when someone squats over a fan, they are very versatile to power. If needed they can take 2 aa batteries which can be found in every supply run. Every store and every house has these. So, if you want to do search and rescue or wow your friends with 12000 lumen lights, you will be disappointed for sure. If your needs are similar to mine, you will not find anything better. I am completely happy and also hope I dont need these for their primary purpose but if I do, I know I made the right decision.

  13. Dakota Falzetta (verified owner)

    Awesome little EDC light for anybody looking to get in to flashlights or anyone that wants a small, hassle free light with good output. If you have big hands, this light is too small and the tailcap is extremely firm to press so it kind of slides around in my palm. This is guaranteed not going to the case for 99% of people though.

  14. Roger (verified owner)

    Great size! Easy to charge. Use for long trips on my motorcycle. It is also very bright which is what I needed.

  15. William M. (verified owner)

    Excellent small light. Holds a charge all week with everyday use at work.

  16. Don Greenfield

    After first charge worked great. Then after other charges the light goes to the lowest setting after a second or two. Don’t know if it is charger or battery as it works well with alkaline AA. Bought this at REI

  17. David Button (verified owner)

    Perfect size love the clip for pocket or hat

  18. Orlando Salazar (verified owner)

    Absolutely the best compact rechargeable flashlight ever made! I carry it and use it every day in my business. Would not be caught without this flashlight.

  19. Steven Alexander (verified owner)

    The light is ok but the charger does not work

    • Dianne

      Someone from warranty will contact you.

  20. Gillian W. (verified owner)

    Compact, Powerful, Perfect

  21. Richard D. (verified owner)

    Very nice EDC. I like the tail switch, although its a bit stiff. Perhaps the tail switch will operate more easily as it wears in.

  22. Justin Burnette (verified owner)

    Great little flashlight and price is great

  23. Patrick W. (verified owner)

    Awesome pocket light. Perfect size/power for EDC.

  24. David Simpson (verified owner)

    Definitely the best flashlight I’ve ever owned
    I purchased mine at a retail store almost two years ago
    I’m a web press printer by trade
    And working around high speed rollers and cylinders
    Is not a good spot for an undependable flashlight
    And it’s for that reason I recently purchased Three more for members of my family
    And she order process was super easy
    Tks for a great product

  25. Tim Honeycutt (verified owner)

    Very small light weight and powerful edc light

  26. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Small but powerful, just what I was looking for. Casts a bright, even beam and lasts a long time per charge.

  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great upgrade from the rc05. I’m only picking here but the only issue imo is the tail cap switch is flat which sometimes makes it hard to switch on. Would like to have it raised out to make it easier or offer another switch to replace the flat one. Other than that great edc light.

  28. Ben (verified owner)

    Very sturdy and bright. Have already purchased another.

  29. Dean (verified owner)

    Pro: Extremely bright light for small size, small enough to carry in pocket, ease of use and charging, well designed and constructed. Cons: None Best flashlight ever owned!

  30. Craig Cox

    Great light. I have three Fenix lights. RC15, PD35TAC and now my new EDC light. It fights great in my pocket and is very bright. Hard to believe it’s only 300 lumens.

  31. Robert H. (verified owner)

    Perfect everyday carry flashlight. Right size for my pocket. Easy to re-charge. Tail end on/off switch with on the body output control is easy to use and always ready to turn on.

  32. Chris (verified owner)

    It’s a perfect replacement for my last fenix flashlight.Only complaint is the clip placement places the flashlight low in the pocket, so it makes it harder to get at. The battery is phenomenal and the clarity and strength of light is impressive for the size.

  33. Eric B. (verified owner)

    Great light when you want a smaller light than a 18650 battery type light in your pocket. Flip the clip around for a deep pocket carry. (I wish the PD35 had that). The brightness output has got to underrated as this rivals 500 lumen lights I have. Doesn’t ND in your pocket and drain the battery like my regular RC05 because of the tail clicker on/off switch( you lose the magnetic base-oh well). This is my 2nd favorite light after the newest version of the PD35.

  34. Paul (verified owner)

    Does its job well, small package, low weight, a handy edc.

  35. Brian (verified owner)

    Small but solid and bright light. Fits easily into pockets. Great for general EDC needs or around home and garage or maybe just even around the campsite. However my only issue is the length and diameter. Looking into the the TK20R more lumens as well.

  36. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is one solid flashlight that is quality built and my new EDC! Unfortunately I had already bought some of the other expensive leading brands (Streamlight, Surefire, etc) and each had their quality or option issues and a friend told me about Fenix and this is my new go to brand!!! I have bought several for work, home and every day carry. Not cheap but extremely reliable and I anticipate these will last a very long time.

  37. MARIO

    The flashlight is amazing and I always carry on me 24/7. I work in the Automotive industry and So far it hasn’t let me down, fits in your hand like a glove and is a all around EDC flashlight, very happy with the costumer service and their products so far. Would recommend them.

  38. Jeancarlos Capellan (verified owner)

    Very good

  39. Scott (verified owner)

    This special edition light has the exact specs I need. The tail amp function on top of the dual direction clip for hat, and AAA bat size, and magnetic external recharge port clinches it.

  40. Chuck

    I carry a flashlight for work, mostly to see inside the machinery that I maintain. This flashlight is fantastic. It’s light, so I barely notice it when it’s clipped to my belt. It doesn’t roll away. It’s rechargable, so I’m not having to replace batteries, or add batteries to landfills. The tail switch allows it to remember the last brightness selection.

  41. JJ

    This flash light is awesome !!!small fits right on my pocket good for everyday use .. it was a good upgrade from my E12 just wondering why did they took out the magnetic features from the first RC05 anyway over all this is a very good buy highly recommended

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