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 a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. This light has 5 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The RC40 2016's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

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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 RC40 2016, then tell us.

Fenix RC40 2016 (RC402016) specifications

NameRC40 2016
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Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light 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. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the RC40 2016 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The RC40 2016 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.


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

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.


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

The RC40 2016 flashlight has 6000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 133200 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. The throw is the 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.


Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

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. Strobe mode on RC40 2016 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.


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. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The RC40 2016 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. The RC40 2016 flashlight has a powerbank function. It is a versatile tool, and it can be useful in many situations.


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

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Fenix RC40 2016 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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