Fenix HL30 2018 Edition LED Head Torch

  (1 Review)
Fenix HL30 2018 Edition LED Head Torch
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Item Code:  HL30-2018

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£32.95
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The Fenix HL30 2018 Edition updates the HL30 2015 and offers dual white and red LED outputs making it great for hiking, running, camping, dog walking and many other activities where red light is beneficial.

The Cree XP-G3 S3 white LED offers a maximum output of 300 lumens on turbo as well as high, mid, low and eco brightness levels. There is also a Nichia red LED that offers 1 lumen of constant red light or a flashing red light and a 30 lumen red SOS.

Two independent switches are located on the top of the head torch for easy operation. The right 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 white brightness levels. The left 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 in 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 HL30 2018 has a lockout mode to prevent accidental activation which can be accessed by holding down any button for 3 seconds.

Apart from being lightweight, the HL30 2018 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 50 metres and a spill beam angle of 80° 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 HL30 2018 is powered by two AA alkaline (included) or NiMH (not included) batteries.

Product Features

60° rotatable design
Dual switches for easy operation of white and red light
Wide beam with central hotspot
Lockout function to prevent accidental activation
Reverse polarity protection

Operational Modes

Using 2 x AA alkaline included batteries:
Turbo: 300 lumens; 4 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 50 m beam range*
High: 130 lumens; 9 hours run-time; 35 m beam range
Mid: 70 lumens; 41 hours run-time; 23 m beam range
Low: 30 lumens; 71 hours run-time; 16 m beam range
Eco: 4 lumens; 200 hours run-time; 6 m beam range
Red: 1 lumen; 170 hours run-time; 4 m beam range
Red SOS: 30 lumens; 142 hours run-time; 16 m beam range
Red Flash: 1 lumen; 340 hours run-time; 4 m beam range

Using 2 x AA 2500 mAh NiMH batteries:
Turbo: 300 lumens; 7 hours run-time; 50 m beam range*
High: 130 lumens; 12 hours run-time; 35 m beam range
Mid: 70 lumens; 35 hours run-time; 23 m beam range
Low: 30 lumens; 65 hours run-time; 16 m beam range
Eco: 4 lumens; 200 hours run-time; 6 m beam range
Red: 1 lumen; 170 hours run-time; 4 m beam range
Red SOS: 30 lumens; 130 hours run-time; 16 m beam range
Red Flash: 1 lumen; 340 hours run-time; 4 m beam range

Note: *The runt-time of the HL30 2018 is configured to allow constant brightness per stage, meaning that as the battery level decreases, brightness will be downshifted in order  to maintain a good run-time.

Tested to ANSI/PLATO FL1 standards and results may vary between head torch, batteries and environments.


Important Battery and Battery Charger Information

Primary Cells - Please note that AA alkaline primary battery cells are not rechargeable.

Rechargeable Cells - If you are intending to use NiMH rechargeable batteries then you will also need to purchase a suitable battery charger if you do not already have one.

Please click on the Product Accessories tab above to view compatible batteries and battery chargers.


Technical Details

Type: LED head torch
Operating Modes: Turbo / High / Mid / Low / Eco / Red / Red SOS / Red Flash
Luminous Flux: Up to 300 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-G3 S3 LED / red Nichia LED
Beam Range: Up to 50 m
Batteries Required: 2 x AA alkaline (included) or 2 x AA NiMH (not included)
Run Time: Up to 200 hours (eco setting)
Measurements: 64 x 50 x 38 mm
Weight: 73.5 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Grey
Body Material: Made from durable aluminum alloy and performance plastic
Switch Type: Dual push buttons
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof and dust resistant to IP67 standard
Warranty: 5 years free repair, limited lifetime warranty
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS


Packaging and Contents

Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix HL30 2018 edition LED head torch x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
AA alkaline battery x 2
Manual x 1

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(1 Review):  

Rating:  
Fenix HL30
Thursday, 17 January 2019  | 

The good bits are the light output, reflector pattern and battery life.
I particularly like the even spread of light as the hotspot is not not very pronounced, thus not blinding in close-up work.

The deal-breaker is the body construction, which is complete shambles.

The pivot points for tilt adjustment are located at the base of the body.
Next to the two hinges either side of the body are two 'feelers' which are supposed to provide 'click'n'snap' steps for tilt adjustment.
Sadly, they're made of soft plastic which wears out in no time.

In practice, even when brand-new, the 'step' friction provided by the two feelers isn't enough to hold the body of the torch at a chosen angle/tilt.
Loaded with two AA batteries the body is heavy enough to pivot away from the base as you tilt your head down with any vigor.
This is infuriating and only gets worse as the feelers wear, which doesn't take very long.

In no time, with the detention steps/clicks on the feelers worn out, you'll basically have the body flapping between the min and max tilt every time you raise/lower your head.

Additionally, a drop from even a moderate height is sure to explode the torch to pieces.

Avoid !


Response:

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to hear that the product is not performing the way you would expect. Just to add some balance, we have not any other feedback that suggusts any issues that you mention, so you could have a faulty item, we would be happy to look into the matter if you can contact us. Thanks.


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Office Address:
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UPS (Mainland UK Only)£5.95 for for delivery within 24 to 48 hours (Excluding weekends)
Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Working Day)From £6.95 to £14.95 depending upon the weight of the parcel
Royal Mail Saturday DeliveryFrom £8.95 to £19.95 depending upon the weight of the parcel

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UPS (Mainland UK only)

This delivery method is recommended if your order is required more urgently and will also be the default option if your order contains any lithium batteries that are not contained within equipment. The delivery time for this method is guaranteed 1 to 2 working days after dispatch. A signature will be required and if no one is in to receive and sign for the package you will receive a card from the driver with all the information that you need. Please note: Saturday & Sunday are not considered as working days by UPS.

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