The Fenix HL26R is a rechargeable head torch designed with trail running in mind, but is equally as good for hiking, camping, dog walking and many other activities where a lightweight head torch is preferred.
There is a choice of either spot or flood lighting. The central Cree XP-G2 R5 neutral white LED offers spot lighting with a maximum output of 450 lumens on burst, while the two side Nichia white LEDs offer flood lighting with a maximum output of 40 lumens on high.
Two independent switches are located on the top of the head torch for easy operation. The right hand spot button turns the central LED on by holding the switch for 0.5 seconds and then each press after that will cycle through low, mid and high. The left hand flood button turns the side LEDs on by holding the switch for 0.5 seconds and then each press after that will cycle through low, high and SOS. Both spot and flood are turned off by pressing and holding the corresponding button again.
Burst mode is activated in any setting by holding the spot button for 1.2 seconds. Due to the overheat protection the lamp will only stay in burst mode for 1 minute before returning to the previously used setting.
Apart from being lightweight, the HL26R has a number of other features that make it great for running. 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.
A 100° wide angle beam in flood mode allows you to clearly see your path and around you and is great for readin any signposts without blinding yourself, while the spot beam is ideal for long distance vision so you can clearly see where you are heading. The direction of the light can be altered with the hinged bracket that allows the torch to tilt forwards at a 60° angle.
The HL26R is powered by a built-in 1600 mAh lithium polymer battery and recharging is easy with the included USB cable. Simply pop open the rubber dust cover on the bottom of the 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 (sold separately).
A single press of the flood button while off will activate the battery indicator LEDs and display the power level for 3 seconds. Four LEDs indicates +80% power, three LEDs indicates 60-80% power, two LEDs indicates 40-60% power, one LED indicates 20-40% power and one flashing LED indicates less than 20% remaining, charge the headlamp as soon as possible.
Battery level indicator
Spot & flood separately controlled
Overcharge and over-discharge protection
Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
Memory function remembers last spotlight mode used (except burst)
Burst: 450 lumens: 1 hour, 30 minutes run-time*; 100 m beam range
High: 130 lumens; 6 hours run-time; 57 m beam range
Mid: 70 lumens; 12 hours run-time; 42 m beam range
Low: 30 lumens; 25 hours run-time; 30 m beam range
High: 40 lumens; 13 hours run-time; 10 m beam range
Low: 4 lumens; 100 hours run-time; 4 m beam range
SOS: 40 lumens; 26 hours run-time
Tested to ANSI / PLATO FL1 standard using one Fenix ARB-L18-2600 18650 2600 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
Note: *The burst setting will automatically return to the previous setting after 1 minutes use due to the overheat protection, therefore this is an accumulated run-time.
Type: Professional LED head torch
Operating Modes: Spot: Burst / High / Mid / Low; Flood: High / Low / SOS
Luminous Flux: Up to 450 lumens
Lamp Type: 1 x Cree XP-G2 R5 white LED and 2 x Nichia white LEDs
Beam Range: 100 m
Batteries Required: Built-in 1600 mAh lithium polymer battery
Run Time: Up to 100 hours (low flood setting)
Measurements: 6587 × 44 × 37 mm
Weight: 86 grams (including battery)
Body Colour: Black, blue or yellow
Body Material: Quality PC and aluminium
Switch Type: Push button switches
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Dust and water resistant to IP66 standard
Warranty: 2 years, limited lifetime warranty
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix HL26R LED head torch × 1
USB charging cable × 1
Manual × 1