Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

$80.00 $59.95

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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.

SKU: CL26RWRRDN/ABarcode: 6942870306193N/A
Max Lumens: 400
Modes: 8
Battery: 18650

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Max Lumens: 400
Max Beam Distance: 82 feet (25 meters)
Max Runtime: 400 hours
Lighting Modes: 3 brightness levels, 1 brightness level front facing, 2 brightness levels down, red , and red flash
Size: Diameter: 1.9” (49mm) Height: 3.8” (97mm)
Weight: 4.1 oz. (116g) excluding batteries
Battery: One 18650 Li-ion battery (included) or two CR123As
Included: One ARB-L18-2600 rechargeable Li-ion battery, charging cable, key chain, spare O-ring
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting USA
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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 60 reviews
Great light

Another great Fenix product

Super Small but that is great!

Great for back packing and motorcycle camping! The features are amazing. Magnet in the top helps and you can hang it too. Packs away so small and puts out light in so many ways with plenty of brightness.

William Sossamon
CL26R - Great lantern but could use some improvements

In todays world of lighting products it seems that one button for everything is the best choice. I understand the issues the designers and engineers face when a new product is being made. But, being able to select a feature such as brightness and another feature such as on/off would really be better choice IMHO. The CL26R is a really nice lantern and one that I would recommend. But the flashlight on the end could be brighter the battery a little larger. I don't use the device as a camper might, I use it when working inside of electronic hardware. It provides light from many directions at once and is often better suited than just a normal flashlight might be. It is a great product as it is, but as always, there is room for improvement.

Big light small package

Typical Fenix quality in a small but bright lantern.


Was looking to buy the regular battery powered version but it was out of stock. Bought the rechargeable instead and am glad I did. A lot of light in a little package. Great for car camping and easily recharged via USB. Multitude of settings is also helpful when you need a lot of light at the picnic table or a little in the tent. Kudos!

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Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Lantern

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