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Fenix CL26R PRO Rechargeable Lantern

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Max Lumens:
650

Modes:
9

Battery:
21700
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SKU: CL26RPROODN/ABarcode: 6942870310299N/A

Product Overview

The Fenix CL26R PRO Lantern allows you to dial in the perfect amount of light. Rotate the dial to choose between nine different lighting modes including a maximum 500 lumen High mode that can illuminate 360° for up to 50 feet away. Use the retractable hook and the down-facing light to illuminate the inside of a tent. Use the magnetic top and the forward-facing light to light up a workbench. Use the red light to save your night vision. USB-C rechargeable with a battery level indicator, the CL26R PRO can also be used as a 5000mAh power bank to charge other devices. When you need the best lantern, trust the PRO.

Specifications

Max Lumens: 650
Max Beam Distance: 50 feet (15 meters)
Max Runtime: 408 hours
Lighting Modes: Nine lighting modes including three 360° brightness levels, a forward facing light, three down facing levels, red light, and red flashing
Bulb Type: Seven sets of COB light boards and a Redslight SC1818C cold white LED
Color Temperature: Around 4000K-6800K
Size: Height: 4.49” (114mm) Body: 2.34” (59.5mm) Base: 2.60” (66mm)
Weight: 7.02 oz. (199g) excluding battery
Battery: One included rechargeable 21700 li-ion battery
Included: ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 battery, USB Type-C charging cable, spare O-ring
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting USA

More Information

  • Uses seven groups of high-quality LEDs; with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
  • Max 650 lumens when combining both the High 360° light and the Down 3 light
  • Powered by a single Fenix ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 battery. The Fenix ARB-L18 series battery can also be used when combined with the ALF-18 battery holder.
  • Rotary toggle switch and an electronic switch for fast and convenient operation.
  • Magnetic top for easy light mounting and hands-free use.
  • Multiple lighting combinations for various lighting needs inside the tent or outside the campsite.
  • Sturdy retractable hook is perfect for hanging the lantern in your tent or any other area that needs overhead light.
  • White and red light sources.
  • Universal USB Type-C charging port for fast and convenient charging.
  • USB Type-A discharging port, the lantern can be used as a power bank.
Fenix CL26R PRO Rechargeable Lantern specs chart

Runtime

Fenix CL26R PRO Rechargeable Lantern runtime chart

On/off

With the lantern switched off, rotate the toggle switch to any output to turn on the

lantern or press and hold the switch to turn on the lantern.

With the lantern switched on, rotate the toggle switch to "5815b2606bb6c_610 " to turn off the lantern or 

press and hold the switch to turn off the lantern.

 

Mode switching

Mode A is 360° all-around light mode, Mode B is Down light mode.

With the lantern switched off, rotate the toggle switch clockwise to turn on the lantern and enter Mode A.

With the lantern switched off, rotate the toggle switch counterclockwise to turn on the lantern and enter Mode B.

With the lantern switched off, press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds to enter the Red light mode, press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds again to exit the Red light mode and turn off the lantern.

Mode A and Mode B combined lighting:

In Mode A, press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds to simultaneously enter Mode B. Press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds again to exit Mode B.

In Mode B, press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds to simultaneously enter Mode A. Press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds again to exit Mode A.

 

Output Selection 

Mode A: Rotate the toggle switch clockwise to select Front→Low→Med→High.

Mode B: Rotate the toggle switch counterclockwise to select Down 1→Down 2→Down 3.

Mode A and Mode B combined lighting:

In Mode A, simultaneously enter Mode B and single click the switch to cycle through Down 1→Down 2→Down 3(Mode A output remains the same).

In Mode B, simultaneously enter Mode A and single click the switch to cycle through Front→ Low→Med→High(Mode B output remains the same).

In Red light mode, single click the switch to select between Red light and Red flash.

 

Battery Specifications

 

Type 

Dimensions

Nominal Voltage

Usability

 

Fenix ARB-L21-5000 series

21700

3.6 V

Recommended

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Fenix ARB-L18 series

18650

3.6 V

Usable

Rechargeable battery (Li-ion)

21700

3.6 V

Caution**

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Rechargeable battery (Li-ion)

18650

3.6 V

Banned

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Warning: 

*The Fenix ARB-L18 series battery must be combined with a Fenix ALF-18 battery holder while using.

**21700 Li-ion batteries are powerful cells designed for commercial applications and must be treated with caution and handled with care. Only using quality batteries with circuit protection will reduce the potential for combustion or explosion; cell damage or short circuiting are considered user induced damage and are not covered by any Fenix warranty or liability.

 

Battery Replacement

Unscrew the top cap and insert the battery with the anode side (+) towards the down light end, then screw the light cap back on.

 

Charging 

  1. Open the anti-dust cover to reveal the charging port, plug the USB-A end of the charging cable into an electrical outlet, then connect the USB Type-C end of the charging cable to the lantern. 
  2. When charging, the charging indicators will flash from left to right to display charging status. 
  3. All four indicators will be constant-on after charging is complete.

Note:

  1. Only Front, Low(25 lumens maximum), Down 1, Down 2(25 lumens maximum), Red light, Red flash outputs can be operated while charging.
  2. Be sure to close the anti-dust cover once charging is completed.
  3. The normal charging time is about 3.5 hours from fully depleted to fully charged with the light off.
  4. Mode A and Mode B cannot be operated simultaneously while charging.

 

Power Bank Function

  1. Open the anti-dust cover to reveal the discharging port, insert the USB Type-A end of the charging cable into the USB discharging port of lantern, then connect the USB Type-C end of the charging cable to the USB Type-C port of the digital device to be charged.
  2. Turning the lantern on will automatically start charging your digital device. The LED indicators will recede from right to left to indicate the discharging status.
  3. With the lantern switched off, either single click the switch, rotate the toggle switch, or press and hold the switch to activate the lantern for device charging.
  4. If the battery voltage is lower than 3.0 V, the lantern will stop discharging automatically.

Note:

  1. High output is not available while discharging. If the user selects the High output setting, the lantern will automatically shift to Med output.
  2. Mode A and mode B cannot be operated simultaneously while discharging.

 

Battery level indication 

Each time the light is turned on, the indicator(s) will indicate the battery level and will last for 5 seconds. With the light switched off, single click the switch to check the battery status. The battery level indicator(s) will display the battery status for 5 seconds.

Four lights on: 100% - 80% 

Three lights on: 80% - 60% 

Two lights on: 60% - 40% 

One light on: 40% - 20%

One light flashes: 20%-1%

 

Note: This feature only works with the Fenix ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 battery.

 

Intelligent Overheat Protection            

The lantern will accumulate a lot of heat when used at high output levels for extended periods. When the lantern reaches a temperature of 48°C/118°F or above, the lantern will automatically step down a few lumens every 0.5 seconds to reduce the temperature. When the temperature drops below 46°C/115°F, the lantern automatically recalls the previously used output level.

 

Low-voltage Warning

When the voltage level drops below the preset level, one 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 runs out.

 

Usage and Maintenance 

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the lantern and will void the warranty.
  • Keep the lantern fully charged to ensure that all functions are available at any time in the future. 
  • Fenix recommends using an excellent quality battery. 
  • If the lantern will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery, or the lantern could be damaged by electrolyte leakage or battery explosion.
  • Recharge a stored lantern every three months to maintain optimum performance of the battery.
  • Periodic cleaning of the battery contacts improves the lantern's performance as dirty contacts may cause the lantern to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate for the following reasons:
    A: Poor battery level.
    Solution: Replace or recharge the battery (Ensure the 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.

 

Warning

  • DO NOT place this lantern in reach of children!
  • Do NOT shine the lantern directly into the eyes of anyone!
  • Do NOT place light head near flammable objects as high temperatures can cause objects to overheat and become flammable/ignite!
  • Do NOT use the lantern in inappropriate ways such as holding the unit in your mouth. If the battery were to fail while doing so death or serious injury could result.
  • This lantern will accumulate a lot of heat while operating, resulting in a high temperature of the lantern outer case. Pay close attention to the thermal condition of the lantern to avoid burns.
  • Remove the battery from the lantern to prevent accidental activation when the lantern is placed in a closed-in and flammable environment such as pockets and backpacks!
  • The LED of this lantern is not replaceable; so the whole lantern will need to be replaced when the LED reaches the end of its lifespan.

What is the product positioning of CL26R Pro? What are the key features of CL26R Pro?

A: Fenix CL26R Pro is a portable and multifunctional camping lantern. Its key features include:

  1.  Multiple lighting combinations are available to meet different lighting needs in the tent and around the campsite.
  2.  650 lumens maximum combined output, 15 meters maximum beam diameter.
  3.  Rotary toggle switch+electronic switch.
  4.  USB Type-C charging port and USB-A discharging port.
  5.  Top magnetic mount.

 

What kind of LED is used in CL26R Pro? Does Fenix offer to replace LED? 

A: The lantern uses seven sets of COB light boards and a Redslight SC1818C cold white LED; with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.

 

Fenix does not provide LED replacement services for the time being, and users are not recommended to replace the LEDs independently, which may affect product performance and cause product damage.

 

 

What kind of battery can be used in CL26R Pro?

A: Fenix ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 is recommended. The Fenix ARB-L18 series battery can also be used when combined with the ALF-18 battery holder.

 

What is the color temperature of CL26R Pro?

A: Around 4000K-6800K.

 

What is the working voltage and working current of CL26R Pro?

A: The overall operating current is 0.089A-2.24A. The operating voltage is 3.0V-4.2V.

 

Is CL26R Pro rechargeable? How long is the charging time? 

A: Yes, the included Fenix ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 battery can be charged via the USB Type-C charging cable. The normal charging time is approximately 3.5 hours from depleted to fully charged with a 5V/2A adapter.

 

How to prevent accidental activation of the CL26R Pro?

A: Remove the battery to prevent accidental activation.

 

Why does the CL26R Pro downshift to a lower mode after being used for a while and the higher mode cannot be selected?

A: There are two reasons:

1. Intelligent Overheat Protection

The lantern will accumulate a lot of heat when used at high output levels for extended periods. When the lantern reaches a temperature of 48°C or above, the lantern will automatically step down a few lumens to reduce the temperature. 

 

2. Low-voltage Warning

When the voltage level drops below the preset level, one 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.

 

Why does the CL26R Pro happen to flicker?

A: The reasons that may cause the lantern to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate:

1. Poor battery level.

Solution: Recharge or replace the battery.

2. The contact or contact point of the battery or lantern is 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.

 

Is the CL26R PRO waterproof?

A.  The light is waterproof so long as the battery port cover is in place.

 

What should I do if the CL26R PRO needs repair?

A: 

  1. 15-day replacement: Fenix will replace identical or equal products with documented manufacturing defects within 15 days of purchase.
  2. 5-year free repair: Fenix will repair a light free of charge within 5 years (rechargeable battery: 1 year) of purchase if problems develop with normal use.
  3. Lifetime maintenance: If repair is required after 5 years from the date of purchase, Fenix will charge for parts. The total repair fee is dictated by the cost of the replaced materials.
  4. If you need warranty service, fill out the warranty form at https://www.fenixlighting.com/pages/warranty-repairs to start your repair claim.

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R.
A clever and solidly built, compact lantern with a great feature set

I'm really impressed with this surprisingly compact lantern with such a rich feature set. Not quite as tall as a soda/beer can and about 2/3 the diameter. Easily portable. But it's the very clever features that piqued my interest. I especially like the directional aspect of the first 360 clockwise light setting. Not having, initially, a 360 lighting allows you not to be blinded by lighting that's not necessary. Only one facet of the 360 "globe" is lit. Then, when the dial is rotated further you get varying degrees of 360 light levels. Turning the dial counterclockwise you can get varying degrees of bottom light levels. Press the center button and you will get combinations of bottom and 360 degree lighting. From the "Off" position of the dial you can press and hold the center button for a red light. A momentary press again switches between a red solid and flashing light. You are not purchasing just a flashlight or just a lantern. Instead you are getting a combination of both types of lights.
The carabiner type hanger on the top of the lantern is nicely designed. And the magnetic top of the lantern is actually usable. The thin sheet metal exterior of my refrigerator maybe will hold without sliding down. But any substantial metal surface (i.e. vehicle fender, hot water heater, metal door etc) provides a solid mount.
And I like the use of the emerging popularity of the 21700 battery and its 5000 mAh power source.
The maximum output is 650 lumens (which is the combination of the 500 lumen 360 degree globe and the 150 lumen bottom light).
That sounds rather "weak" when compared with many of my dedicated Fenix flashlights with 1000, 2000 and 3000 lumen outputs. But some years ago a 500 lumen flashlight was considered brilliant. And the lantern provides light that's more directed to the need of an area light at a useful level of brightness. Power outages and camping immediately come to mind as a couple obvious uses. And when it's pitch black the amount of light it provides is more than sufficient in my opinion. Frankly most of my (many) flashlights I use initially at their lowest levels which usually provides sufficient light. I appreciate I can kick those lights up to their 3000 lumen limit if I feel it's necessary. But since I'm retired (law enforcement) I just don't need a blinding light on a regular basis any longer. So a 500 lumen light, in an otherwise dark environment, is sufficient for most tasks around camp or during a power outage. If I were to need more light I have many flashlights that can provide it. But I'd rather not disturb other people with a blinding light or blantently announce my awakened presence as I'm walking through my otherwise dark house. I'm almost ashamed of how many, predominantly Fenix, flashlights I have. I admit I'm a flashlight-aholic.
I've been so taken with this compact lantern that I've purchased them as gifts for my brother and sisters, my adult children and even a single female neighbor nearby. Where I live we are prone to semi-regular power outages that can last from hours to days in length. Having a light source that can provide usable light levels, that can last 10 to 400 hours depending on the light level set, provides peace of mind. And the compact form factor is nice for the light and features you receive.
And I'd like to take a moment to applaud Fenix Lighting's Customer Service (thank you Brandy). My recent infatuation with this particular lantern caused me to send many lanterns to many addresses using one credit card. Brandy noticed this and called me almost immediately. I didn't recognize the number so I didn't answer the call. She left a voice mail and immediately followed that up with an email. She just wanted to make sure someone wasn't perpetrating some sort of fraudulent credit card fraud. She was very pleasant and I assured her the purchases were intentional on my part. I was pretty impressed that they (she) noticed that trend and chose to check with me. Kudos Brandy.
Though I have been satisfied with many and varied products I've purchased, I rarely write reviews. But I think this little lantern deserves a little praise.

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Terry Stamps
Seems great

Haven't camped with it yet. Only some short test at night. Hoping to lighten my car camping mass by eliminating gas canisters. I already own a Fenix head lamp so I assume this will perform as well

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PMG
A Unique Professional Use Lantern

Well! Here's another "brilliant" Fenix offering. I purchased two of these, with spare batteries, efficient, ideal color temperature, and very well crafted. I offer crafted, as these are superbly manufactured with pride in assembly, design and materials. Ideally, I would offer, as ex military, consider a red variable LED at 200 lumens. These are ideal for outside the wire, packable, durable, reliable and functional across many sectors seeking variable, stationary lighting.

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Bob

Great quality. Battery option is perfect. Much better than a sealed internal battery. One battery dies, just swap it out and keep going. Long run time.

Literally perfect.

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J Kelley
Great light Great Company!

Own several Fenix lights and they are all great. Not much of a camper but see this for me as a more of a utility light. I bought it primarily to use as an emergency light if the power happens to go out. It has such long run time and another great feature especially during a power outage is you can use the lantern to charge a phone.
I recently used the bottom light directed upwards to change a kitchen faucet and it worked well for this task. This light has endless applications. Highly recommend. Thanks Fenix for an excellent lantern.

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Gary Weldon
Fenix lantern

I’ve had a couple weeks now to check out this new lantern and I’m loving it, thinking about buying another as a backup.

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