FENIX CL-09 Camp Lantern/Signal Light

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  1. Bushman5

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    - $50 CDN
    - 4 white light mode settings (1, 30, 80, and 230 lumens)
    - 2 RED light mode settings (STEADY ON, Blinking)
    - 1 GREEN light mode (Steady On)
    - Magnet base
    - lanyard clip
    - Fenix/ARB USB li-ION protected battery (included with light)
    - can also use SureFire CR123A li-ion PRIMARY batteries (increased run time all around)
    - Twisty switch - simple, bombproof, no button switches to fail

    This is a very compact light, slightly larger and wider than a chapstick tube. 230 lumens max white light. Has a RED light (both Steady and Signal mode), and a GREEN light (Steady Mode).

    run time with the 700mAh usb battery (as supplied/tested by Fenix)

    - 1 Lumen - 90 days +/- depending on temp
    - 30 lumen - 19 hours +/- depending on temp
    - 80 lumen - 5 hours/40 min +/- depending on temp
    - 230 lumen - 2 hours/40 min +/- depending on temp
    - RED steady 5 lumens - 30 hours +/- depending on temp
    -RED Signal 5 lumens - 30 hours +/- depending on temp
    - GREEN steady - 48 hours +/- depending on temp

    run time with a CR123A Li-ion Primary Battery (SureFire) (as tested by Fenix)

    - 1 lumen - 150 hours +/- depending on temp
    - 30 lumen - 36 hours +/- depending on temp
    - 80 lumen - 19 hours +/- depending on temp
    - 230 lumen - 6 hours +/- depending on temp

    you can see the SureFire battery is the way to go for SAR/wilderness use. The USB rechargeable would be good for general use say in the city or on an overnighter.



    SAR types should pay attention to this light............ ( @Reno Lewis , others )

    It is MULTI USE, can be clipped to a PFD or Pack strap, can be used for general lighting (flood), Signalling (red ON, red BLINK, green ON). A long length of Paracord can be attached to the light to allow it to be spun overhead to create a massive wide signal beacon. The light is extremely visible in all modes, even more so when spun overhead in a circle.

    the red / green steady mode would be useful for communicating in noisy enviro's (rivers, wind, distance etc). Red for NO, Green for YES......etc....


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    shown next to a Tru-Flare pen launcher and Bear Banger Cartridge. It is 3" long x 7/8" wide.

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    set up with 5COLS 1 Ton kevlar cord , for signaling overhead in a circle.

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    nighttime review with pics coming soon!
     
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    I like that...
     
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    ^ MEC has it. :)
     
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    Bushman Great idea on using the heat shrink tubing on the kevlar cord.

    I don’t know why I never thought of that.
     
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    its heavy wall 2mm thick , heavy duty 4:1 ratio shrink tubing with internal heat activated adhesive.

    its awesome stuff.
     
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    Ok. Thanks for making me jealous. Mine is just the cheap crap from harbor freight. HaHa.

    Do you have a link to the good stuff you use so I can check it out?
     
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    i get it locally. Any good electrical supply house will have it. Home depot will not.
     
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    Cool.

    I will check them out.
     
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    Night shot of the RED steady on , stuck to the cat perch brackets with the magnet. More than enough light to see .

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    Night shot of the GREEN. as above, more than enough light for a large living room.
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    Just what I need. Another cool light to tempt me. I'm a sucker for small lights. Looks like a good candidate to keep in the car...
     
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