This headlamp from the manufacturer Fenix has a maximum lumen output of 950, emitted from a Cree XM-L2 T6 LED bulb that’s powered by a rechargeable 18650 battery. One battery is included in this bundle, as well as 2 disposable CR123A batteries that can be used as emergency backup batteries. There are 4 different brightness settings to toggle between on the HL60R headlamp, ranging from 50 lumens on low to 950 lumens on max. There are also 2 other light modes, red light with 1 lumen and Eco mode with 5 lumens. Now, the main important modes are high and turbo, the high mode has 400 lumens with a runtime of 3 hours, while the turbo and its 950 lumens have a runtime of 48 minutes. If you are just going on a short hike, you can run it on maximum all the time, but for longer hikes, you should either reduce to high or bring some recharged 18650 batteries as backups, but 400 bright lumens should be sufficient in most cases anyway. Disclaimer: LumenFreaks is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to the Amazon store
Video review of the Fenix HL60R 950 lumens headlamp
If you want to see what the HL60R looks like in action, you can take a look at this review video. The light on this headlamp is quite focused, yet it has a decent floodlight as well. If you like walking along forest paths in the night, this lamp will illuminate the whole path ahead of you and then some, with its bright white light
Fenix HL60R summary with price and store page link
Not much negative to put the finger on with this headlamp. It’s small but bright, and it runs on rechargeable 18650 batteries, which is always a plus since you can just bring extra for longer hikes. Easy to operate and recharge with the included cable, just plug it straight into the headlamp and you are set. Now for the negative parts, it can get quite hot if you run it on maximum setting for a long time, and the red and Eco modes are so dim that they are quite useless, but that doesn’t affect the other higher brightness settings thou, but they could just as well have left those settings out. If you want to take a look at something else to put on your head, check out our hand-picked selection of the top headlamps for other alternatives
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