The Fenix HP16R is a rechargeable head torch that delivers a maximum output of 1700 lumens when the separate flood light and spot light is combined, and also offers a third LED with a red light output.
The main Luminus SST40 LED provides a spotlight than can reach up to 260 metres with a maximum output of 1300 lumens. The side Cree XP-G3 S4 LED provides a high CRI 75 neutral white wide angle flood lighting with a maximum output of 400 lumens and a colour temperature of 4500 K, while the side Everlight 2835 red LED provides low level red constant and flash outputs which is useful for preserving the eye's natural night vision and many activities including astronomy, night reading and animal watching.
The spot and functional (flood and red) lighting are controlled separately and be used individually or combined. Two buttons are located on top of the head torch and are operated in the same way with the general button controlling the main spot LED and the functional button controlling the flood and red LED. Press and hold either button for 0.5 seconds to turn the light on and off, and single press to change the mode once on. The general button will cycle through low, mid, high and turbo, while the functional button will cycle through low flood, mid flood, high flood, red and red flash. The last used setting will be recalled the next time the light is turned on.
Power to the HP16R is supplied from the battery box mounted on the back of the head band which is connected to the lamp by a strong, light weight braided cable with anti-stress S curve fitting in the headband. A 3000 mAh lithium polymer battery pack is included and can be charged within the battery box via the USB-C charging port. Simply remove the dust cover from the port to plug in the USB-C cable and then connect it to a USB power source. A red charging indicator will illuminate to show charging is in progress and turn green once charging is complete after approximately 3 hours.
Alternatively four AA alkaline or NiMH batteries can be used in the battery box, which is handy as a back up if you run out of charge away from a power source. Alkaline batteries are not rechargeable and the torch must never be plugged into charge with AA alkaline or NiMH batteries fitted.
A single press of either button while off will activate the battery indicator LED and display the power level for 3 seconds. Green light indicates 85-100% power, green flashing indicates 50-85% power, red light indicates 25-50% power and red flashing LED indicates less than 1-25% remaining, charge the headlamp as soon as possible. This will only work with the included lithium polymer battery inserted.
To prevent accidental activation the HP16R has a lockout function which can be activated by holding down one or both buttons while the light is off for 3 seconds and the lamp will blink red three times to indicate the locked status, and can be unlocked again in the same way.
The temperature regulation will automatically step down the brightness if the torch is constantly used in higher output becomes too hot (65°C). Once the torch has cooled the high mode can be reselected again.
Dual switches for easy operation
Lockout function to prevent activation
Can be tilted forward up to 60°
Low voltage warning
Battery level indicator
Turbo: 1300 lumens; 4 hours run-time; 260 m beam range*
High: 400 lumens; 8 hours run-time; 149 m beam range
Mid: 150 lumens; 12 hours run-time; 88 m beam range
Low: 50 lumens; 36 hours run-time; 52 m beam range
High: 400 lumens; 8 hours run-time; 48 m beam range
Mid: 150 lumens; 12 hours run-time; 30 m beam range
Low: 5 lumens; 300 hours run-time; 6 m beam range
Red: 5 lumens; 300 hours run-time; 6 m beam range
Red Flash: 5 lumens; 600 hours run-time; 6 m beam range
Tested to ANSI / Nema FL 1 standard using two included Fenix ARB-L18 2600 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery cells.
Note: *The temperature regulation will automatically step down the brightness if the torch reaches 65°C. This run-time is inclusive of any reduced outputs due to temperature regulation and therefore may not run at 1300 lumens constantly for 4 hours.
Type: Rechargeable LED head torch
Operating Modes: Spot: Low / Mid / High / Turbo, Flood: Low / Mid / High / Red / Red Flash
Luminous Flux: Up to 1700 lumens with both beams combined
Lamp Type: SST40 x 1 / Cree XP-G3 S4 LED x 1 / Everlight 2835 x 1
Beam Range: Up to 260 m
Batteries Required: Lithium polymer battery pack x 1 (included) or AA alkaline/NiMH battery x 4
Lamp Measurements: 62 x 47 x 32 (mm)
Battery Pack Measurements: 73 x 69 x 25 (mm)
Weight: 216 grams (excluding batteries)
Body Colour: Grey
Body Material: Aluminium alloy die-cast design and plastics
Switch Type: Two separate push buttons
Impact Resistance: 2 m
Environmental: Dust and water resistant to IP66 Standard (Resistance to powerful water jet)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix HP16R LED head torch x 1
Fenix ARB-LP3000 lithium polymer battery pack x 1
Spare O-ring x 1
Cable Clip x 3
Helmet clip x 4
USB-C to USB-A charging cable x 1
Pull string storage pouch x 1
Manual x 1