Fenix HM61R Multi-Use Headlamp

Max Lumens: 1200
Modes: 8
(15 customer reviews)

$111.00 $84.95

The Fenix HM61R rechargable headlamp is a great multi-functional light that is not only a high-performance headlamp, but also a great right-angle detachable flashlight, when removed from its headband—which includes a magnetic base and belt clip for continued hands-free use. The HM16R headlamp has eight lighting modes, including a red light, that are easily accessed via the large side switch. Powered by an included high-capacity 18650 battery, this light can emit light for up to 300 hours on Eco mode. Magnetic rechargeable with a battery level indicator and IP68 rated waterproof and dustproof. This multi-use light is the ultimate hands-free lighting tool.

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Max Lumens: 1200
Modes: 8


Fenix HM61R Headlamp specifications

Length: 4.0” (101mm)
Width: 1.8” (46mm)
Height: 1.4” (36mm)

Weight: 3.5 oz. (99.5g) excluding battery

Battery: One included 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery or two CR123A batteries

Included: Fenix ARB-L18-3500 battery, magnetic charging cable, hallow headband, hallow top headband, headlamp mount, spare O-ring

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting USA

  • Luminus SST40 white and red LEDs, with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
  • Powered by a 18650 (included) or 2 CR123A batteries.
  • Simple operation with large side switch.
  • Magnetic charging for easy and fast operation.
  • Battery level and charging indication.
  • Magnetic tail, right-angled lighting.
  • Made of quality aluminum and PC.
  • Digitally regulated circuit for maintaining a stable output.
  • Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery insertion.
  • Intelligent memory circuit recalls the last used brightness level.

With the lamp switched off, press and hold the side switch for 0.5 seconds, the lamp will light up on the previously used output level of white light mode.

With the lamp switched off, press and hold the side switch for 1.2 seconds, the lamp will light up on Low output level of red light mode.

With the lamp switched on, press and hold the side switch for 0.5 seconds again to turn off the lamp .

Output Selection
In white light mode, single click the side switch to cycle through Eco→Low→Med→High→Turbo.

In red light mode, single click the side switch to cycle through Red Low→Red Med→Red Flash.

Mode Switching
With the lamp switched on, press and hold the side switch for 1.2 seconds to select white or red mode.

Lockout Function
Lock: With the lamp switched off, double click the side switch, the lamp will blink 3 times/2Hz on Eco of white light mode to indicate locked status.

Unlock: With the lamp is locked, double click the side switch, the lamp will be activated with 3 2Hz blinks on Eco of white light mode and activates on Low of white light mode.

Intelligent Memory Circuit
The lamp memorizes the last selected output excluding red light mode. When turned on again the previously used output of white light mode will be recalled.

Battery Specifications

Type Dimensions Nominal Voltage Usability  
Fenix ARB-L18 Series 18650 3.6V Recommended √√
Non-rechargeable Battery (Lithium) CR123A 3V Usable
Rechargeable Battery (Li-ion) 16340 3.7V Banned ×
Rechargeable Battery (Li-ion) 18650 3.7V/3.6V Caution*
Rechargeable Battery (LiFePO4) 16340 3.2V Usable
Rechargeable Battery (LiFePO4) 18650 3.2V Banned ×

Warning: Use quality Li-ion battery with protective circuits. Fenix ARB-L18 Series battery is recommended.

*18650 Li-ion batteries are powerful cells designed for commercial applications and must be treated with caution and handled with care. Only use quality batteries with circuit protection will reduce the potential for combustion or explosion; but cell damage or short circuiting are potential risks the user assumes.

Battery Replacement
Unscrew the battery cover to insert the battery with the anode side (+) towards the inner side, then screw the battery cover back on.

Magnetic Absorption Charging
Connect the USB port of the charging cable to the power source, then hold the magnetic end of the charging cable close to the charging port of the headlamp. The charging cable will attach to the charging port automatically and charging will begin.


  1. The rechargeable headlamp can be used while the it is being charged, but charging time will be prolonged.
  2. The normal charging time of the Fenix ARB-L18-3500 battery is 4 hours from depletion to full charging.
  3. Recharge a stored headlamp every four months to maintain optimal battery performance.
  4. In charging process, the indicators besides the charging port of the cable will display different charging status. Red light constant on: not fully charged; green light constant on: fully charged.

Battery Level Indication
With the lamp switched off, single click the side switch, the battery level indicator in the middle of the switch will automatically display the battery status for 3 seconds.

  • Green constant on: 100% – 85%, saturated
  • Green flashes: 85% – 50%, sufficient
  • Red constant on: 50% – 25%, poor
  • Red flashes: 25% – 1%, critical


  1. This only works with 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery.
  2. The lamp can be switched on during this process.

Low Voltage Warning
When the battery level is detected critical for currently used output, the battery level indicator will flash to remind. Replace the battery or recharge the lamp as soon as possible.

Intelligent Protection
The lamp will accumulate a lot of heat when used for extended periods. When the light reaches a temperature of 65°C or above, the lamp will automatically step down a few lumens due to protection mechanism in the design. When the temperature is reduced, the output will gradually return.

Usage and Maintenance

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the lamp and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix recommends using an excellent quality Fenix 18650 battery.
  • If the lamp will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery, or the lamp could be damaged by electrolyte leakage.
  • Long-term use can result in O-ring wear. To maintain a proper water seal, replace the ring with an approved spare.
  • Periodic cleaning of the battery contacts improves the lamp’s performance as dirty contacts may cause the lamp to flicker, shine intermittently or even fail to illuminate for the following reasons:A: The battery needs replacing.
    Solution: Replace battery (Ensure battery is inserted according to the manufacturer’s   specifications).B: The threads, PCB board contact or other contacts are dirty.
    Solution: Clean the contact points with a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.

If the above methods don’t work, please contact the distributor.

The rechargeable headlamp is a high-intensity lighting device capable of causing eye damage to the user or others. Avoid shining the lamp directly into anyone’s eyes.

15 reviews for Fenix HM61R Multi-Use Headlamp

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  1. Mark (verified owner)

    very nice light

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  2. Justin Johnson (verified owner)

    The short and sweet of this light is its ability to wear many hats. I think it’s a hard decision when choosing the right headlamp simply because they normally serve one purpose, and that is to sit on your forehead. This is where the HM61 differs. It can be removed from its housing and used as a flashlight too! So instead of buying a headlamp that serves one purpose, on your head, it can also fulfill many other jobs and tasks. The magnetic base is no joke and holds on to any metal object for dear life. The magnet is strong enough to place the light sideways, upsidedown, you name it! The battery indicator light is just a click away and is super handy when needing to know the status of your battery. The easy to use charging option is really a no-brainer. The cable itself is magnetic so if you get it close enough to the light it will attach itself to it and begin charging. No port to fiddle with. It’s that simple. My favorite aspect of this light though is the beam. It is so clean! The lens is frosted which helps make this light one of the best I’ve owned. The light that comes out of this is gorgeous. You can see everything all around you in front. The best way I can describe it would be to say the light fills in all the nooks and crannies and then some. There is also a red light function that comes in handy when moving about at night in the house without being too bright. My 3-year-old daughter uses the red light to perform “doctor check-ups” a few times per day. I’ve only had this light for a short period of time but I can say without a doubt it has now become my favorite headlamp. Thank you Fenix for making such a great multi-purpose, hard-use product!

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  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent all around lamp, magnetic base comes in handy..

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  4. Ryan (verified owner)

    Good enough I bought a second one.

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  6. Sean (verified owner)

    Must have for camping

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  7. Nicolas C. (verified owner)

    Excellent product from Fenix. Perfect for working in all conditions.

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  8. Peter H. (verified owner)

    Very versatile and super bright headlamp.

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  9. Robert P. (verified owner)

    Great for hands free night work. Angle of light also allows it to be used on a pocket if you don’t want to wear the head gear.

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  10. Thomas Mack (verified owner)

    Great item, very multi-functional, that it can be removed from the harness. The magnetic base is a BIG asset, as well the side-clip for vertical pocket placement. I only wish the top-hat switch was some other kind of configuration, like on the side to squeeze between the thumb and forefinger. Other than that very, very small engineering consideration, well done.

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  11. Anonymous (verified owner)

    One of the most functional multi-purpose lights I have. I like the removal of the head band and magnet features. Great all around product.

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  12. Frank W. (verified owner)

    I thought at first it was kind of gimmicky, but I use the right angle flashlight a ton. I don’t really use it as a headlamp because the HM65R fits that bill so well, but I detached the flashlight and it sits on my refrigerator ready for constant use. The magnet on the end is very strong. It also can stand on the end cap, which very few of my other lights can. Oh, and of course it is built like a tank and bright AF, but it is a Fenix, so that’s a given.

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  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Love it!!

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  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The switch is quirky and sometimes difficult to get the correct setting. Brightness is great.

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  15. Ryan (verified owner)

    Fantastic light so far.

    I have owned the HP25 and on. I use them for working in the shop, running, mountain biking, camping/hiking. The HL60R was fantastic and it was my go-to headlamp since it came out. The HM65 I purchased for the shop since I didn’t need the red light…which brings us to this.

    This is perfect.


    – Magnetic charging isn’t proprietary.
    – Great hotspot to flood combination (similar to the HL55 & HL60R). Basically you get light all over, and also some throw, with great transition between when working on things to reduce glare.
    – If you want micro usb charging, you can purchase their 3500mah 18650 with built in micro-usb (best of usb and magnetic charging).
    – White light has a low lumen mode.
    – RED light has a bright mode (1 and 5 lumen option).
    – Removable light with magnetic tail. I’m using mine primarily as a headlamp; however having that ability is fantastic for versatility. Also, the magnetic tail on their lights is a late, but welcome addition.


    – On the HM65R there was a silicone bead on the inside of the headband to add grip and channel sweat. This one doesn’t have that feature.

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