Fenix CL20R vs Fenix CL25R!

PLEASE NOTE: The CL25R camping lantern has been upgraded. See below for information regarding the CL26R

CL20R vs CL25R

Model CL20R CL25R
Price $39.95 $59.95
Output 300 lumens 350 lumens
Features Rechargeable Rechargeable
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
Batteries included Yes Yes
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.

Fenix CL26R is your upgrade, here now!

Fenix CL26R Rechargeable Camping Lantern

CL26R camping lantern offers 400 lumens of output and micro-USB charging capability. With a maximum runtime of 400 hours the CL26R will last for your whole weekend trip!