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Fenix HL50 Lightweight All-Weather Headlamp - Detachable Lamp - CREE XM-L2 T6 LED - Neutral White - 365 Lumens - Uses 1 x CR123A or 1 x AA

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Specifications of the Fenix HL50
Main Image of the Fenix HL50
Package Shot of the Fenix HL50
Slide Describing Side Switch and Operation of the Fenix HL50
Slide Describing the Fenix HL50's Outputs
Battery Tube for the Fenix HL50
Slide of Features for the Fenix HL50
Specifications of the Fenix HL50
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Description

Lightweight and Rugged

The Fenix HL50 combines a compact and lightweight design with sturdy construction. Weighing in at 2 ounces and measuring just over 2.5 inches, it is compact enough to travel, hike or hunt. This headlamp is so light that it can be held in place with a single strap, no top strap required! Built with durable aluminum and stainless steel and coated with type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish, this light is ready for any abuse you can throw at it. An IPX-8 waterproof rating ensures that this light is ready for outdoor adventure in rain or shine.

Flexible Power Options

What the HL50 offers in dependability it matches in versatility. While primarily powered by a CR123A battery, the adjustable battery tube allows for the use of a AA cell. Having various options for power sources can be a lifesaver out in the wild! While the AA mode does have lower output, it can still put out a hefty 285 lumens. Using a CR123A, this headlamp can push a blinding 385 lumens in burst mode, sure to be enough to light your way through the dark.

Ready for the Great Outdoors

The HL50 headlamp is prepped for adventure with powerful output and straightforward features that make it ideal for outdoor use. Unique to this light is its temporary high-output burst mode, which can be accessed by holding down the power switch. This provides a burst of light to illuminate any particularly dark spots on demand. The headlamp can also be removed from the strap, and used as a regular flashlight, allowing for additional light positioning options not possible with other headlamps. With power and versatile design on its side, the HL50 is the perfect outdoor illumination tool.

Features:
  • Cree XM-L2 T6 neutral white LED
  • Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightness
  • Rever polarity protection to protect from improper battery installation
  • All-function switch in the head for easy and fast operation
  • High output burst mode
  • Made of quality aluminum alloy and stainless steel
  • Premium type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Includes:
  • 1 x HL50 Headlamp
  • 1 x Headband
  • 1 x Headlamp Bracket
  • 1 x AA Battery Adapter
  • 1 x Spare O-Ring
  • User Manual
Specifications:
  • Light Source: CREE XM-L2 T6
  • Runs On: 1 x CR123A or 1 x AA battery
  • Output Mode / Runtime (Using 1 x CR123A):
    • Burst: 365 Lumens
    • High: 170 Lumens / 3hrs
    • Medium: 60 Lumens / 6.33hrs
    • Low: 4 Lumens / 150hrs
  • Output Mode / Runtime (Using 1 x AA):
    • Burst: 265 Lumens
    • High: 150 Lumens / 2hrs
    • Medium: 55 Lumens / 6.33hrs
    • Low: 3 Lumens / 100hrs
  • Dimensions:
    • Weight: 2.01 oz (57 grams)
    • Length: 63.8 mm


Note: Please refer to the user manual for recommended battery capacities for optimal performance.

Specifications
Reviews
By Calvin
SOUTH WEBER, UT
Very Nice Headlamp
January 10, 2017
I like do a lot of night hiking, canyoneering, and even night time backcountry skiing. I've tried many different headlamps, but this one has impressed me most with its small size and good light output. There are brighter headlamps, but you really can't use more than 365 lumens at close range. I was also very pleased that it can accept a AA sized cell, since that is also what my GPS and avi beacon uses. Nice to keep weight down by only carrying one size of extra batteries.
ProsBoth AA and CR123 cell compatible, small and light weight yet with good light output.
ConsCaution, this headlamp can't handle the higher voltage of lithium ion cells! Not a big con, but something to be aware of.
By tetvet
washington state
Light - Light
June 7, 2019
The Fenix HL50 Headlamp is ideal for my uses. I love that it easily rotates up/down, positions on forehead, Lt. / Rt. I like the ability to use either the recommended CR123 battery or with the supplied extension tube, use a single 'AA' battery. Versatility. It is light-weight, easy to wear, stays put and I like the (4) brightness mode levels to include the 'TURBO' mode that is good for about 5 minutes. The other three levels; 170, 60 and 4 Lumen all get used by me.
I many hand torches that I consider 'usable' either in terms of length of medium power on with high bursts or how far / bright a hand torch might be offering. The light might put out some 8,000 Lumen
but for only brief moments. There might not even be a 'switch' to turn it on / off. Just depress and hold for a momentary flood of light. Then there are others that require a shoulder harness to carry and they are the size of a soda can around. Then there are the 'new breed' coming out with accelerated technology that is getting 35 - 45 minutes in the 'blast zone.' That is quite impressive and to be commended especially in that these are easy EDC torches.
By EE
Oregon
Bright and versatile
December 17, 2017
This is a very nice headlamp. I've had several, used mostly for backpacking and general chores in the dark, and this one is the best so far. It's bright, has a nice pattern (many have too narrow a beam for my uses), and runs economically from a single NiMH AA cell. You can also use a CR123 cell for a little less weight and slightly more light, but with no ability to recharge -- rechargeable CR123 cells, even LiFePO4, aren't allowed. I bought one, used it for a while, then liked it enough to get a second one.
ProsBright Economical - runs on NiMH AA Good pattern
By Daniel
Provo, UT
A joy to use
November 10, 2017
I've used this light for hiking, camping, and more mundane tasks closer to home. It beats the 3AAA headlamps I used to use all to pieces. The neutral white and even beam pattern are a noticeable step up - more pleasant and easier on the eyes. It's simultaneously brighter and longer running and also both lighter and more durable.

I've not really used it with CR123s or used it as a handheld task light, but it's nice to know it has that flexibility.

I do wish it had a moonlight mode. Half a lumen or so would be great for many close tasks in camp or in a tent.
ProsBeautiful NW beam Good performance Versatile
ConsNo moonlight mode
By Mark
Alvaton, KY
The best headlamp at BatteryJunction
February 3, 2016
I have purchase several headlamps from Battery Junction and this is by far the best. If you will notice it hardly ever goes on sale. That is how good it is. I have yet to see BJ discount this light.
Proslight wieght , bright, able to use multiple batteries types.
Consexpensive
Q&A
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Charlie
from Harrison, TN asked:
March 13, 2015
Is the adjustable battery tube included with the light?
1 Answer
Yes.
Customer Service
on April 30, 2015

Dan
from New York, NY asked:
July 11, 2014
Is there a lockout function on this light? Meaning, can you unscrew the tailcap a bit to prevent the light from turning on accidentally?
1 Answer
Unfortunately, there is not a lockout function on the HL50 headlamp. Press the button on the head to activate the HL50; press and hold the button on the head for 0.5 seconds to turn the light off.
Customer Service
on July 14, 2014

Paul
from MI asked:
June 13, 2014
Do the rechargeable Tenergy RCR123A 900mAh batteries work with this light?
1 Answer
No, the HL50 is compatible with a Lithium CR123A battery and a AA (Alkaline/Ni-Mh) battery.
Customer Service
on June 13, 2014

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