The Fenix HL40R is a rechargeable unit and the first focusing head torch that Fenix have produced.
The Cree XP-L HI V2 white LED offers a maximum output of 600 lumens on burst as well as constant high, mid, low and eco brightness levels. There is also a secondary function that offers a low level reading light and also SOS.
Two independent switches are located on the top of the head torch for easy operation. The large general button turns the light on in low setting by holding the switch for 0.5 seconds and then each press after that will cycle through the modes. The smaller functional button turns on in the reading setting by holding the switch for 0.5 seconds and then a single press changes to SOS. Press and hold any button for 0.5 seconds to turn the torch off when it is in either mode.
With the light already on the mode can be changed by pressing the opposite button to the mode you are currently in. The 600 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 HL40R has a lockout mode to prevent accidental activation which can be accessed by holding down any button for 3 seconds.
The adjustable beam can be focused from a tight 13° angle spot with a maximum beam range of 147 metres to a 52° angle flood beam with a beam range of 43 metres by twisting the focusing bezel. The direction of the light can be altered with the hinged bracket that allows the torch to tilt forwards at a 60° angle.
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. It is also a new overlapping design that allows the double strap on the back to be spaced out over the back of the head for better security without the need for a top band.
The HL40R is powered by a built-in 2000 mAh lithium polymer battery that is recharged using the included 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.
LED indicators show remaining battery power so you know when the battery needs charging.
Two independent switches
Focusable spot to flood beam
Hinged bracket provides 60° tilt capability
Battery level indicator
Lock out function
Eco: 30 lumens; 50 hours run-time; 9 m / 30 m beam range
Low: 70 lumens; 22 hours run-time; 14 m / 46 m beam range
Mid: 130 lumens; 11 hours run-time; 19 m / 64 m beam range
High: 300 lumens; 4 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 29 m / 96 m beam range
Burst: 600 lumens; 1 hour, 20 minutes run-time; 43 m / 147 m beam range*
Reading: 4 lumens; 200 hours run-time; 4 m / 10 m beam range
SOS: 30 lumens; 100 hours run-time; 9 m / 30m 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. Beam ranges are given for flood and spot.
Type: Lightweight LED head torch
Operating Modes: Burst / High / Mid / Low / Eco /Reading / SOS
Luminous Flux: Up to 600 lumens
Lamp Type: Cree XP-L HI V2 LED
Beam Range: Up to 147 m
Focus: Spot to flood
Batteries Required: Built-in 2000 mAh lithium polymer battery
Run Time: Up to 50 hours (eco)
Measurements: 68 x 54 x 42 mm
Weight: 130 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 HL40R LED head torch x 1
Micro USB charging cable x 1
Manual x 1