Fenix HT30R Long Range LEP Torch
Fenix HT30R Long Range LEP Torch is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
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The HT30R is Fenix's first LEP (Laser Excited Phosphor) torch, which uses a laser instead of an LED as it's light source. It meets the Class 1 standards for an eye-safe LEP light, delivering a much more even, concentrated and steady output than LED lights.
Thanks to this new LEP design it is capable of an impressive 1500 metres beam range with hardly any spill light, when used on the highest output of 500 lumens, making it easy to penetrate smoke and fog. This extremely sharp and precise beam makes it the perfect gun mountable light for hunting, positioning, and tactical use.
The included Fenix 21700 5000 mAh lithium-ion battery is charged inside the torch with the supplied USB-C cable. Twist the head anti-clockwise to reveal the USB-C port, and plug the USB-C end of the cable into the torch, and the USB-A end into suitable USB adaptor. The LED indicator will go red to show charging is in progress and turn green once charging is complete after approximately 3 hours. Always fully tighten the head after charging to maintain the dust ingress protection, as if left loose the torch will not function and the battery indicator will flash.
Two brightness levels, plus strobe mode are available and operated with the dual function tail switch. The HT30R is turned on and off with the round tactical tail button by fully pressing it down, and it also offers a momentary function by half pressing the button (the light will turn off when the button is released). Once the torch is on, the oval function button will cycle between low and high with each press.
Strobe is activated by holding the function button for 0.5 seconds when the torch is turned on and a single press will return the torch to the previous brightness setting. Strobe can also be accessed for momentary use while the torch is turned off by holding down the function button, and once the button is released the strobe will turn off. The last used brightness setting (excluding strobe) will be remembered next time the light is turned on.
When the torch is turned on a battery level indicator next to the charging port (unscrew the head to view) will flash with either a green flashing light (100-30%) or a red flashing light (30-1%) to show the battery power remaining and notify you when the battery needs charging. If the battery voltage drops below the preset level, the torch is designed to downshift in brightness level until the low output is reached. When low is reached the light will blink three times every 5 minutes to remind you to charge the battery.
When used in high the overheat protection will automatically reduce the output when the internal temperature exceeds 60° in order to protect from overheating and once the torch has cooled the high output can be selected again. The torch can withstand operation in extreme temperatures between -35° to 45°, though a cold weather battery is recommended in cold situations.
Internal dual spring structure maintains stable output under impact
Low voltage warning function & battery level indicator
To brightness levels with intelligent memory function
USB-C charging with hidden charging port
Tactical tail switch with dual buttons
Low: 100 lumens; 7 hours, 15 minutes run-time; 630 m beam range
High: 500 lumens; 2 hours, 20 minutes run-time; 1500 m beam range*
Strobe: 500 lumens
Note: *The high output is measured at total run-time, including output at reduced levels due to temperature or the built-in protection mechanism.
Tested in laboratory conditions to ANSI/PLATO FL1 standard using 1 x Fenix ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 21700 lithium-ion rechargeable battery under the temperature of 21±3°C and humidity of 50% - 80%. Results may vary between torch, battery and environments.
Type: Hand held LED torch
Operating Modes: Low / High / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 500 lumens
Lamp Type: White LEP
LEP Output: 447 nm wavelength, Class 1 laser
Beam Range: Up to 1500 m
Batteries Required: 1 x Fenix 21700 lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Overall Length: 179 mm
Head Diameter: 40 mm
Body Diameter: 26 mm
Weight: 264 grams (including battery)
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: A6061-T6 aluminium
Body Finish: Premium type III hard anodised anti-abrasive finish
Switch Type: Dual tail switch
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Dust and waterproof to IP68 Standard (2 m)
Warranty: 5 years (torch), 1 year (battery)
Safety Standards: EN/IEC 60825-1: 2014 & IEC 60471: 2006 / EN 62471: 2008 Standards
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in retail packaging and includes:
Fenix HT30R LEP torch x 1
Fenix ARB-L21-5000 V2.0 lithium-ion battery x 1
USB-C to USB-A charging cable x 1
Nylon holster x 1
Lanyard x 1
Spare O-ring x 2
Manual x 1
This is a novel and highly effective approach; a laser-excited phosphor beam generation; a 'white laser', so to speak. As such, the beam is coherent, tightly focused and very bright; It is not suitable as a general purpose flashlight being far too narrow for general illumination. It has one purpose; picking out a narrow field at great distance, and at this it is excellent. Nothing else comes close.
This is an amazing torch. I also have a Nitecore TM39. Both torches claim a beam range of around 1500 metres. There the similarities end. The Nitecore is 1 times longer, 2 times as wide and 5 times heavier. You need a shoulder sling to carry the Nitecore, this Fenix can go in a pocket. The Fenix has a very tight narrow beam with no light spill. The Nitecore has a very bright beam but is not as narrow as the Fenix and has a lot of light spill. Subjectively I can see objects at a greater distance with the Fenix, I believe this is because the beam width and light spill of the Nitecore drowns out the reflected light from distant objects. So if you want a searchlight and can carry the weight go for the Nitecore, it is great at slightly shorter ranges. If you want distance and light weight go for this Fenix. Bottom line for me personally I would buy the Fenix again but not the Nitecore.