Fenix RC40 2016 (2016) review

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.

This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Fenix RC40 2016 (RC402016) specifications

NameRC40 2016
Rated 4/5 based on 1022 user votes.


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

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


The emitter of RC40 2016 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The RC40 2016 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.

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


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.

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


The RC40 2016 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. The RC40 2016 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


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. The RC40 2016 flashlight can be used as a powerbank to recharge a device, such as a mobile phone.

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


It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your RC40 2016.

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

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.

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 RC40 2016, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Fenix RC40 2016 (RC402016) pictures

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