Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fenix HL50 - 365 Lumens Headlamp - Review

We've taken a break from the Flashlight/Headlamp category and today it returns with the Fenix HL50 Headlamp Review.


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Price : $50.00

Weight with AA : 3.4oz

Includes extension tube so you can use a AA battery

Maximum output of 365 lumen using CREE XM-L2 (T6) LED

Uses one 3V CR123A Lithium battery or AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery

57-gram(1.83oz) weight (excluding battery)

All-function switch in the head for easy and fast operation

AA battery Extension tube, EdisonBright AA Alkaline & CR123A Lithium batteries included.

Ultra compact design and powered by CR123A battery, the 2-meter submersible all-weather HL50 headlamp helps you reach new heights in your outdoor adventures. The Fenix HL50 headlamp features 365 lumens neutral white output and the ability to use either CR123A or AA batteries. You can also pop the lighting head out for handheld or keychain use with the always-ready HL50.


·Utilizes Cree XM-L2 T6 neutral white LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours

·63.8mm×32mm×30mm(2.51inch x1.26inch x1.18inch)

·57-gram(1.83oz) weight (excluding battery)

·Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightness

·Reverse polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation

·All-function switch in the head for easy and fast operation

·High output burst mode

·Made of quality aluminum alloy and stainless steel

·Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish

·Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating

AA battery Extention tube, EdisonBright AA Alkaline & CR123A Lithium batteries included.

Rugged construction, with an aluminum body and a steel retention bracket.

* A flood beam that covers almost my entire field of view, but has enough output to light up objects at over 100 feet away.

* A neutral white emitter delivers a more accurate and pleasant color rendition of objects.

* The ability to use either AA or CR123a cells allows me to choose the optimum battery for different conditions and usage scenarios.

* The light can be removed from the headband and used separately as an angle light, standing up on its tail end.

Unlubbed threads.  Not anodized

The user interface has 3 constant output levels - the low level is good for close up tasks, and the high provides plenty of light to see what's ahead. The light remembers the last mode used. It also has a momentary burst mode for the times you need the maximum amount of light. The rubber o-rings protect the light from immersion under water, and the metal construction means it won't crack if you accidentally drop it or step on it.



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I have owned the plastic cased LED headlamps that take multiple AAA batteries and they were a pain in the butt to change batteries and they broke which led me to this purchase. Replacing a battery takes less than a minute with no hinges or clips that could break or come loose.

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