The Fenix HL12R is a lightweight and rechargeable head torch that is good for running, hiking, camping, dog walking and many other activities where a lightweight head torch is preferred.
The Cree XP-G2 R5 neutral white LED offers a maximum output of 400 lumens on burst as well as constant high, mid, low and eco brightness levels. There is also a red LED that offers 1 lumen of constant red light or a flashing red light and a red SOS.
Two independent switches are located on the top of the head torch for easy operation. The left hand general button turns the white LED on in eco setting by holding the switch for 0.5 seconds and then each press after that will cycle through the modes. The right hand functional button turns the red LED on in constant red setting by holding the switch for 0.5 seconds and then each press after that will cycle through the modes. Press and hold the button again to turn the torch off when is either mode.
With the light already on the mode can be changed between red and white by pressing the opposite button to the mode you are currently in. The 400 lumen burst mode can be activated in any status by holding any button down for 1.2 seconds. The light will stay in burst mode for 1 minute. The HL12R has a lockout mode to prvent accidental activation which can be accessed by holding down any button for 3 seconds.
Apart from being lightweight, the HL12R has a number of other features that make it great for running or hiking. The headband is comfortable and adjustable, but it also has a silicone strip on the inside that channels sweat and rain away from the eyes. On the outer part of the headband there are reflective strips, which are excellent for enhanced visibility.
The combination beam has a central hotspot with a 20° angle allowing the beam to reach a maximum of 64 metres and a spill beam angle of 77° so that you can still see through your peripheral vision easily. The direction of the light can be altered with the hinged bracket that allows the torch to tilt forwards at a 60° angle.
The HL12R is powered by a built-in 1000 mAh lithium polymer battery that is recharged using the incluced micro USB cable. Simply pop open the rubber dust cover on the back right hand side of the head torch and insert the micro USB end of the cable, then plug the USB end straight into a computer USB port, or into a USB mains/car adaptor.
A LED indicator shows remaining battery power so you know when the battery needs charging.
Two independent switches for white and red output
Combination spill and spot beam
Hinged bracket provides 60° tilt capability
Battery level indicator
Lock out function
Eco: 4 lumens; 110 hours run-time; 7 m beam range
Low: 30 lumens; 33 hours run-time; 17 m beam range
Mid: 70 lumens; 13 hours run-time; 26 m beam range
High: 130 lumens; 8 hours run-time; 36 m beam range
Burst: 400 lumens; 1 hour run-time; 64 m beam range*
Red: 1 lumens; 40 hours run-time; 3 m beam range
Red SOS: 30 lumens; 66 hours run-time; 17 m beam range
Red Flash: 1 lumens; 80 hours run-time; 3 m beam range
Note: *The burst run-time is an accumulated time without the 1 minute automatic downshift.
Tested to ANSI/PLATO FL1 standard with the built-in battery. The above parameters may vary between headlamps and environment.
Type: Lightweight LED head torch
Operating Modes: Burst / High / Mid / Low / Eco /Red / Red SOS / Red Flash
Luminous Flux: Up to 400 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-G2 R5 LED / 1 x red Nichia LED
Beam Range: Up to 64 m
Beam Angle: combined 20° spot and 77° spill beam
Batteries Required: Built-in 1000 mAh lithium polymer battery
Run Time: Up to 110 hours (eco)
Measurements: 56 x 40 x 31.9 mm
Weight: 73.3 grams
Body Material: Made from quality plastics and aluminium
Switch Type: Two independent push buttons
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof and dust resistant to IP66 standard
Warranty: 2 years
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix HL12R LED Head torch x 1
Micro USB charging cable x 1
Manual x 1