The Ledlenser NEO5R is part of the revamped NEO series and replaces the NEO6R, now offering a boost function and higher output. A 10 seconds boost output offers a maximum of 600 lumens, while the highest constant output is 300 lumens and the lowest constant output is 20 lumens.
It is a lightweight head torch designed with sports such as running, skating, parkour, in mind, but is equally as good for camping, dog walking and other activities where a lightweight head torch is preferred. The updated design incorporates two separate spot and flood LEDs which combine to provide both close and long distance lighting, which is the perfect beam pattern for fast moving activities.
A safety factor of the NEO5R is the reflective writing on the head band for side visibility, and there is also a rear red blinking light, enclosed within the slimline battery pack, that will allow you to be seen from behind. The headband also features tunnelling to keep the wire from the head torch to the battery pack in place for a streamline feel. For extra headband comfort a silicone pad is included and can be fitted to the rear of the head lamp if desired.
Three brightness levels as well as a boost output and rear red light are available. The button on top of the head torch controls all settings, and a single press will turn the light on in low (one flood LED), then each press will cycle low, mid (both LEDs) and high (both LEDs). To turn the light off simply press and hold the button for 1 second. The blinking rear red light automatically comes on when the white light is activated and will either be low red, mid red, or high red in correlation with the white mode setting.
The boost output can be activated by double pressing the button and will illuminate for 10 seconds before returning to the previous setting. If the boost is used multiple times and the torch has become overheated then it will not be able to access the boost until it has cooled, and the two presses instead will do two blinks as a warning and enter low mode.
A rear battery pack houses a 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery which can be charged inside the torch with the supplied magnetic charging cable. Connect the magnet to the charging point on the side of the battery pack and the USB-C at the other end plugs into a compatible USB-C power source (not included). The indicator light will turn red to show charging is in progress and will go green once charging is complete after approximately 4 hours.
When the battery level is low the main light will blink two times to warn the user to recharge the battery. There is also an LED indicator next to the button that will illuminate either red, yellow or green for 2 seconds when the light is first turned on to notify you of the battery status. A lockout function prevents accidental activation when not in use and is locked by holding the button down with the light off for 5 seconds until the light blinks twice, and unlocked in the same way.
A hinged bracket allows the head torch to be tilted forwards to give you the best light coverage for the task at hand, while the included chest belt extension allows the headband to be made larger so that it can instead be worn around the chest and is good for night running or group activities so not to shine the light directly at someone's face.
Lightweight & streamline design
Red red safety light & reflective headband
Overheat protection & lockout function
Chest belt extension strap
Magnetic charging cable
Boost: 600 lumens; 10 seconds bursts; 100 m beam range
High: 300 lumens, 4 hours run-time, 70 m beam range
Mid: 100 lumens; 8 hours run-time; 40 m beam range
Low: 20 lumens, 35 hours run-time, 5 m beam range
The above parameters are tested in lab conditions using the included 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery. Data may vary between torch, batteries, environment and individual usage habits.
Operating Modes: Boost / High / Mid / Low / Rear red blink
Luminous Flux: Up to 600 lumens
Lamp: 2 x High power neutral white LED / 1 x rear red LED
Colour Temperature: 5700 K
Colour Rendering Index: 70
Beam Range: Up to 100 m
Batteries Required: 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery (included & fitted)
Charging Time: 4 hours approx.
Weight: 106 grams (including batteries)
Head Diameter: 41 mm
Body Colour: Black/grey, black/blue or white/lime
Body Material: ABS
Switch Type: Push button
Environmental: Water resistant and dust resistant to IP54 standard
Warranty: 2 years standard (7 years with product registration)
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Ledlenser NEO5R head torch x 1
Magnetic to USB-C charging cable x 1
Chest belt extender x 1
Silicone pad x 1
Manual x 1