Are you ready for another awesome Fenix headlamp? The HM50R LED headlamp was just announced and we think this will be a big one especially for all you outdoor adventurers and running. Not only is it one of the best headlamps thanks to its features, it’s also extremely lightweight making it an easy and comfortable headlamp to wear. So what does the HM50R Fenix headlamp have to offer? Let’s get into it!
A Fenix Headlamp That Turns Into a Mini Flashlight
The HM50R V2.0 is one of the brightest headlamps for its small size. Even though it’s about 2.5 inches in length, this small light can deliver up to 700 lumens! What a surprise to see that this tiny light can deliver such power! Given that it’s so small, it’s also really lightweight, only weighing 78 grams and that includes the battery and headband with it. You can see why this flashlight is something to be excited about.
Another feature that makes this one of the best headlamps is the fact that it doubles as a small right-angled flashlight. As a headlamp, it sits securely in the holder where you can tilt it 180° to adjust the angle of the beam. You can then slide it out of the holder and use it as a mini flashlight. It even comes with a pocket clip so you can clip it to your vest or shirt while you use it. This feature makes the HM50R V2.0 even more appealing given its versatility. In fact, this type of versatility is perfect for professionals who may need to remove the headlamp and use it as a light to look into dark spaces. It's also really useful for campers as you can decide how you prefer to use the light at any given time.
Red Light Headlamp - See at Night
If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you may already know the value of having a red light headlamp. The HM50R V2.0 has a red LED that’s perfect for preserving night vision and being able to see at night. Red LEDs use such a small amount of energy that they often have excellent runtime. The HM50R V2.0 headlamp has a 5 lumen red light and a 5 lumen red flash which is great for alerting attention if you need help.
This Fenix headlamp also has a white LED with four brightness levels: turbo at 700 lumens, high at 400 lumens, medium at 130 lumens and low at 30 lumens. With the lowest setting, you can see a runtime of up to 42 hours. This is a great runtime given how small this headlamp is which makes it ideal for long hours of working and outdoor trips.
With its silicone switch, operating the HM50R V2.0 is a breeze. The switch is large enough and easy to access so if you're wearing gloves you won't need to worry about fumbling around. Activating this Fenix headlamp is simple. To access the white LED, just hold the button down to turn it on or off and then once it's on, press to cycle through the brightness levels. To access the red LED, double click from off and to turn it off just hold that button down. The HM50R V2.0 has an intuitive interface with next to no learning curve and that's what makes it a great headlamp for beginners and seasoned users alike.
USB Rechargeable Headlamp - Charges Quickly!
As if this headlamp wasn't cool enough already, it is also USB rechargeable. You can charge it using a USB-C charging cable and it charges fully in an hour and a half. That is one quick charge!
The HM50R V2.0 headlamp uses a 16340 battery and included in your purchase of the light is the Fenix ARB-L16-700P 16340 battery. You can also use CR123 batteries which are preferable to use in cold weather. So if you plan on using the HM50R V2 in the cold, it's great to know that it functions well with CR123 batteries.
Just like any excellent outdoor headlamp, the Fenix HM50R V2.0 features a battery indicator that’s located on the switch. While the light is off, you can click the switch to check the status of the battery. An LED will glow on the switch to let you know what your battery life is. If you see green your battery is 80 to 100% full. Flashing green means 50 to 80% full. Red means 50 to 20% full. And flashing red means it is less than 20% full and it's time to recharge that battery.
Best Headlamp for Outdoor and Professional Use
Looking at all the features we've discussed, you can see why the Fenix HM50R V2.0 is the ideal professional headlamp and outdoor headlamp. The light itself is compact and lightweight making it easy to carry around. The body is made of tough A6061-T6 aluminum and the flashlight itself is impact resistant up to 2 meters. It's also IP68 rated which is one of the highest waterproof ratings you can come by for headlamps. Not to mention, it also has an electronic lockout so you can lock out the light when you're not using it to prevent it from accidentally turning on.
The headband that's included with it is perforated making it comfortable and breathable while it stays in place. It also has reflective stripes which ensure your safety whether you're running or working.
All in all, this LED headlamp has astounded us thanks to its compact size and versatile features. It has everything in place whether you're looking for a running headlamp, a work headlamp, a camping headlamp, or anything in between. It would even be a great headlamp to use for projects around the house. So if you're ready for a new lightweight rechargeable headlamp, check out the Fenix HM50R V2.0.