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What's the difference between the CL20R and CL25R lanterns?Updated 2 years ago

CL20R vs CL25R

Output300 lumens350 lumens
Beam diameter40 feet82 feet
Red lightYes - 1.5 lumensYes - 1.5 lumens
BatteryBuilt-inOne 18650 or 2 CR123A’s
LEDNeutral white and redCool white and red
Water ratingIP66 ratedIPX-8 rated
Number of outputs4 normal modes + Red4 normal modes + Red
ColorBlue or OrangeBlack or Olive
Batteries includedYesYes
Length2.8 inches2.0 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 (discontinued, replaced by CL26R 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.

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