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Fenix RC20 (2016) review

2016
Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
1000 lm output
21100 cd intensity
1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix RC20 (RC20) released in 2016. It uses Cree XM-L2 U2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1000 lm output, 21100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 291 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode.

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Fenix RC20 (RC20) specifications

Brand
Fenix
Name
RC20
Type
RC20
Rating
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Launch
2016
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
205 g
Length
161 mm
Body diameter
25.4 mm
Head diameter
40 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of RC20 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The RC20 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XM-L2 U2 LED
Color temperature
6500 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
mechanical rear, mode button rear

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
1000 lm
Intensity
21100 cd
Throw
291 m
CD/LM factor
21.1

Software

The RC20 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again.

Modes
4 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
no
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery
1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
yes
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your RC20. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
charging cradle
lanyard
spare o-ring
special 18650 battery
wall adapter

The performance of the Fenix RC20 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Fenix RC20, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Fenix RC20 (RC20) pictures

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