What's the difference between the CL20R and CL25R lanterns?
|Output||300 lumens||350 lumens|
|Beam diameter||40 feet||82 feet|
|Red light||Yes - 1.5 lumens||Yes - 1.5 lumens|
|Battery||Built-in|| One 18650 or 2 CR123A’s
|LED||Neutral white and red||Cool white and red|
|Water rating||IP66 rated||IPX-8 rated|
|Number of outputs||4 normal modes + Red||4 normal modes + Red|
|Color||Blue or Orange||Black or Olive|
|Length||2.8 inches||2.0 inches|
Either of these lanterns can certainly do the jobs needed. Both have a magnetic bottom and a D-ring for use. One special feature about the CL25R is that it has a tripod socket so you can easily set this light up for the perfect lighting for photography or just to light up the campfire. A big advantage that the CL20R has over the CL25R is that the LED is a neutral white light which is much better for color rendering as well as creating a nice, smooth beam. Both lights have a single switch for operation. One reason why the CL20R will be the winner in my opinion is that the magnet on the Fenix CL20R is much more powerful and has a wider surface area compared to the Fenix CL25R. The CL25R has a small round magnet, which is powerful, but the CL20R has nearly the whole entire bottom as a magnet. So if you looking for a great lantern for working on a car or even at a campfire, the CL20R will be perfect. With the magnet bottom for working on a car and then the D-ring to hang the light around the campfire.