Fenix RC40 2016 6000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

6 x Cree XM-L2 U2 LEDs
6000 lm output
133200 cd intensity
integrated Li-Ion battery

The Fenix RC40 2016 (RC402016) released in 2016. It uses 6 x Cree XM-L2 U2 LEDs, SMO reflector and integrated Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 6000 lm output, 133200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 730 m.

The RC40 2016 flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. This light has 5 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of RC40 2016 ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function of RC40 2016 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.

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Fenix RC40 2016 (RC402016) specifications

NameRC40 2016
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The RC40 2016 flashlight offers precise and focused illumination. Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.


Weight1234 g
Length272 mm
Body diameter52 mm
Head diameter108 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 1234 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. The increased weight can provide advantages such as longer runtime, enhanced durability, and the ability to project a brighter and farther-reaching beam. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. The aluminium body of RC40 2016 has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components, such as the LED or battery.

HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The RC40 2016 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.


Emitter6 x Cree XM-L2 U2 LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchdual electronic side

Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. With the smooth reflector of the RC40 2016, the beam tends to have a well-defined hotspot at the center, which provides a concentrated beam of light for long-range applications.

The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. This can increase the overall brightness and efficiency of the RC40 2016 flashlight. The RC40 2016 has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.


Flux6000 lm
Intensity133200 cd
Throw730 m
CD/LM factor22.2

With 6000 lm, the RC40 2016 flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. It can illuminate large areas, outdoor spaces, or even act as a temporary spotlight in certain situations. With 133200 cd, the flashlight will provide an intense and powerful beam of light that can illuminate objects or areas with exceptional brightness and clarity. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The RC40 2016 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. Strobe mode on RC40 2016 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the RC40 2016 produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.


Batteryintegrated Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portyes, on special battery
Thermal regulationyes
Specialspowerbank function

The RC40 2016 flashlight utilizes integrated Li-Ion battery as its power source. The RC40 2016 has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage.

The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. Combining the functions of a flashlight and a power bank into a single device enhances portability and convenience.


Package contentsbattery pack
car adapter
spare dust plug
spare o-ring
wall adapter

With an included battery you can immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications, saving time and allowing you to focus on your tasks or activities. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings or waiting for replacements to arrive, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

The performance of the Fenix RC40 2016 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.

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