The Fenix CL23 is a compact lantern with a maximum output of 300 lumens and is available in a colour choice of red or green to suit your style. It is powered by three AA alkaline (included) non rechargeable batteries or three NiMH rechargeable batteries* for excellent run-times and easy availability.
The lantern can be used in four different ways for versatile use in various situations. The three main modes of low, mid and high provide full 360° lighting which is great for covering a larger area. For up close work that doesn't require the full span of light there is the front setting which provides 25 lumens of light from just the front facing section of the lantern. For use inside a tent when hung up it has a light on the underside that provides two brightness outputs.
As well as the white outputs the lantern also has a red output with constant illumination or flashing settings. The red light is useful for preserving night vision and helps keep mosquitos at bay when you're in a tent as they aren't attracted to the red light as much as white light, while the red flash will easily attract attention if help is required.
A single button on the front of the lantern operates all functions. To turn the lantern on and off hold the button down for 0.5 seconds and then each press will cycle through low, mid, high, front light, down 1 and down 2. To change to the red output simply double press the button while the light is turned on and then each press will change between red constant and red flash.
The CL23 lantern features a tripod socket so you can mount it onto a tripod, which is perfect for use with the 360° brightness settings. It also features a metal hanging hook so you can easily put it up inside the tent or hang from a structure outside, which works well with the downwards light settings.
*Please note that Duracell AA NiMH batteries are not compatile with this lantern as the diameter is too large to fit, however the Eneloop NiMH batteries do fit.
Low: 40 lumens; 45 hours run-time
Mid: 150 lumens; 13 hours run-time
High: 300 lumens; 7 hours, 30 minutes run-time
Front: 25 lumens; 80 hours run-time
Down 1: 2 lumens; 350 hours run-time
Down 2: 25 lumens; 80 hours run-time
Red Light: 1 lumen; 150 hours run-time
Red Flash: 1 lumen; 300 hours run-time
Tested to ANSI/PLATO FL1 standards using 3 x AA NiMH 2500 mAh batteries.
Type: LED camping lantern
Operating Modes: Low / Mid / High / Front / Down 1 / Down 2 / Red / Red Flash
Luminous Flux: Up to 300 lumens
Beam Diameter: Up to 20 m
Lamp Type: White LEDs / Red LEDs
Batteries Required: 3 x AA alkaline or NiMH batteries
Run Time: See information above
Height: 85 mm
Diameter: 55 mm
Weight: 140 grams (excluding battery)
Colours Available: Red or green
Body Material: High strength PC materials
Switch Type: Push button
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof and dust resistant to IP66 standard
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix CL23 LED lantern x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
AA alkaline battery x 3
Key chain with carabiner x 1
Manual x 1