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Fenix RC20 1000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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.

The RC20 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The RC20's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fenix RC20, then tell us.

Fenix RC20 (RC20) specifications

BrandFenix
NameRC20
TypeRC20
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1365 user votes.
Launch2016
Formflashlight

This Fenix flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Body

Weight205 g
Length161 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter40 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 205 g weight may provide advantages, such as increased durability. It may also allow for larger batteries, extending the runtime. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for RC20 flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

EmitterCree XM-L2 U2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, mode button rear

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index.

The RC20 uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The RC20 flashlight has a rear switch. Its operation is usually simple and easy to understand.

Performance

Flux1000 lm
Intensity21100 cd
Throw291 m
CD/LM factor21.1

The 1000 lm output of RC20 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The RC20 flashlight has 21100 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again.

Features

Battery1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Fenix RC20 flashlight is powered by 1 x special 18650 Li-Ion battery. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories

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

Getting a flashlight with an included battery saves you time. It spares you the effort of finding a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery. Attaching a lanyard to your RC20 flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

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

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