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Fenix CL26R PRO Rechargeable Lantern

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Color: Olive

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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 PD40R V3.0 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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Quicksteel
Great little light.

I was surprised when I unpacked it. It is very small, maybe the size of your fist. I'm thinking to myself this is never going to be enough light for the camp. Well I took it out that night and set it up in similar setting as the camp and was very surprised at the light it provided. Testing it for the longevity of the battery was a surprise also as it lasted 6 hours at various settings. Tough body and construction as I accidentally dropped it on the concrete from about 7 ft while trying to hang it up. Over all it was a great buy and will serve numerous tasks in the house also.

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Matt Lameyer
Mighty mini

Cool rotary control-one way for the bottom and the other for the top. Size of a large fist. Nice heft and feel. Hook, charge phone feature. Too bright to look at on high. I’ve used the same kind of battery in a fenix flashlight for two years with no problems so I anticipate a similar experience with this one. I am a satisfied purchaser.

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Konrad
Very good light, but need small tweak

In general I am very happy with the product. Functions are useful and build quality is good.

It is mainly camping flashlight so one thing need to be improved for sure. The color temperature should be something like 3000-3500K. Warm color will be pleasant and appreciated.

I hope you will make an upgrade soon :)

Hi Konrad - our CL28R camping lantern has an adjustable color. Variable color between 2700K to 6000K.

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David K
Almost a perfect lantern

The dial has very faint marking. Hard to make out what is printed on the dial. Also, wish there were separate controls for the lantern and the bottom flashlight. Otherwise looks like it’s built very well

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William Crook
Nice design but REALLY needs WARM LIGHT color temp, and RED-DOWN combo switch

The basic design of the CL26R is really great, but there are two MAJOR flaws that really need to be fixed in the next version: First, the main light's color temperature needs to give off a much warmer effect than the current icy cold LEDs do-- after all this is one of the core ideas behind a lantern. At a minimum it should be a neutral white LED around 4000k, but preferably closer to 3000k. And maybe also have an "Amber Mode" for a more orange flame-like effect. The current 6000k cold color is really unpleasant for trying to relax and enjoy the nighttime ambiance. There's also a nice 3 lumen red light mode, and it can add a relaxing effect, but it's still quite limited in usefulness.
Second, this red light mode needs to allow the downlight to operate at the SAME time, as is possible with the main lantern bulbs. It would be really great in tents or other places where the lantern hangs to have the red light on for atmosphere, then also turn on the downlight on its low 5 lumen setting for more visibility, kind of like a focused beam track-light in a cafe or gallery that mixes with other ambient lighting. This low-lumen combo would be super useful and cool.
Overall the CL26R is still a solid product with great battery runtime and nice compact, portable ergonomics, and is worth owning. But it would be SO much better with these two feature enhancements, which would be very easy to add to the next version. So Fenix please let this nice design reach its full potential.

We will pass your feedback along to the manufacturer. The CL28R does have the warm light available.

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Doug Freeman

Great lantern/light

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