Fenix CL23 Lightweight Camping Lantern


Fenix CL23 Lightweight Camping Lantern

The first multi-directional camping lantern from Fenix is the CL23 with a maximum 300-lumen output. The new CL23 will soon become your favorite bug-out bag camping lantern. Its powered by 3 AA batteries that give the CL23 its multi-directional lighting. This innovative design allows you to use the CL23 while camping outside or for table use. The hanging clip allows you to suspend the CL23 inside a tent easily while getting the right amount light without losing visibility. It is also available in 2 different colors: Vibrant Red or Fresh Green. The IP66 rating and single button operation allow you to use and activate the CL23 even in rainy conditions. Included with the CL23 will be a 3 AA batteries, keychain, spare O-ring, and user manual with warranty card. 


  • Compact and fashionable; max 300 lumens
  • Outputs:
    • High - 300 Lumens/7.5 hours
    • Med - 150 Lumens/13 hours
    • Low - 40 Lumens/ 45 hours
    • (Down 1) - 2 Lumens/350 hours
    • (Down 2) - 25 Lumens/80 hours
    • Red Light - 1 Lumen/150 hours
    • Red Flash - 1 Lumen/300 hours
  • Powered by 1, 2, or 3 AA batteries
  • 2.17 in./55mm Length x 2.17/in./55mm Width x 3.35 in./85mm Height
  • 4.9 oz./140 grams (excluding batteries)
  • Multiple-direction lighting for camping and tent lighting
  • 65.5 ft./20-meter beam diameter
  • Dual lighting sources - white and red
  • Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery insertion
  • Top positioned tripod socket for effective light directional control and fastening
  • One-switch control for easy and fast operation
  • IP66 rated protection (dustproof and waterproof)
  • Download the User Manual Here

Batteries Used (Included)


  • Length: 2.17 in./55mm; Width: 2.17 in./55mm; Height: 3.35 in./85mm
  • Weight: 4.9 oz./140 grams


  • 1 - CL23 Camping Lantern
  • 3 - AA Batteries
  • 1 - Keychain
  • 1 - Spare O-ring
  • 1 - User Manual
  • 1 - Warranty Card

User Manual

Operating Instructions ①

  • On/Off
    • Press and hold the switch for 0.5s to turn on/off the lantern.
  • Mode Switching
    • When the light switched on in white light mode, double click the switch to enter red light mode; double click once again to turn back to white light mode.
  • Output Selection
    • When switched on white light mode: Single click the switch to cycle through Low→Med →High→Front→Down 1 (2lm) →Down 2 (25lm).
    • When switched on red light mode: Single click to cycle through Red light →Red Flash.

For Emergency Demands 

  • The camping lantern is powered by 3*AA batteries, but 1 or 2 can be used for emergency lighting.

Low-Voltage Warning 

  • Replace the battery as soon as possible if High cannot be selected. This means the battery power is running out.

 Usage and Maintenance

  •  Replace the battery as soon as possible if High cannot be selected.
  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the lantern and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix recommends using excellent quality batteries.
  • 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.


  • CL23 camping lantern, 3*AA batteries, Keychain, Spare O-ring, User manual, Warranty card


  • 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.