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Fenix HM65R Rechargeable Headlamp

Max Lumens: 1400
Modes: 7
(24 customer reviews)

$125.00 $94.95

The Fenix HM65R headlamp features both an independently controlled spotlight and a floodlight for a combined maximum 1400 lumens of neutral and white light. Powered by the included 3500mAh battery, this headlamp is USB-C rechargeable and includes a battery level indicator. It is made of a magnesium alloy for better strength, impact resistant to 2 meters (6.6ft), with less weight. Plus it is completely dustproof and waterproof to 2m. The perforated reflective headband reduces weight and creates a more comfortable feel. Use the optional top headband for a more secure fit. Perfect for work or outdoor adventures, and those needing extremely bright hands-free lighting and long runtimes in a small, light-weight package.

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Max Lumens: 1400
Modes: 7

Description

Fenix HM65R Headlamp ANSI chart

Size:
Length: 3.2” (80.5mm)
Width: 2.2” (55mm)
Height: 1.6” (40mm)

Weight: 3.4 oz. (97g) excluding battery

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

Included: ARB-L18-3500 rechargeable li-ion battery, headband, top headband, headband mount, spare O-ring, charging cable

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting USA

  • Spot and floodlight for various lighting demands.
  • Cree XM-L2 U2 white, XP-G2 R5 neutral white LED, with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
  • Powered by one 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery or two 3V/CR123A batteries
  • Constant current circuit guarantees longer runtime
  • Dual top switches for easy and fast operation
  • Type-C charging, 1.5A large current
  • Quality aluminum, magnesium and PC material, lightweight and durable
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with an anti-reflective coating
  • 3.17″ Length x 2.17″ Width x 1.57″ Height (80.5 x 55x 40 mm)
  • 3.42 oz / 97 grams (excluding battery)

Switches
Spotlight: for on/off, mode switching, lockout function and output selection on spotlight mode.
Floodlight: for on/off, mode switching, lockout function and output selection on floodlight mode.

On/off
Press and hold either of the two switches for 0.5 seconds to turn on/off the lamp. Med output level is set by default for first use. Afterwards, the light memorizes the last selected output, when turned on again the previously used output will be recalled.

Mode switching
Press and hold either of the two switches for 0.5 seconds to reach the corresponding mode.

Output selection
Spotlight mode: For the first use, single click the spotlight switch to cycle through Med→High→Turbo→Low. Afterwards, the light memorizes the last selected output.
Floodlight mode: For the first use, single click the floodlight switch to cycle through Med→High→Low. Afterwards, the light memorizes the last selected output.

Lockout Function
Lock: With the lamp switched off, press and hold either of the two switches, or simultaneously press the two switches for 3 seconds, the lamp will blink 4 times on Low of floodlight mode to indicate locked status.

Unlock: With the lamp is locked, simultaneously press the two switches for 3 seconds, the lamp will be activated with 4 one-second blinks and activates on Low of floodlight mode.
In locked status, clicking or pressing the switches will activate 4 one-second blinks to indicate locked status.

Charging

  1. Uncover the anti-dust cap and plug the USB Type-C side of the charging cable into the charging port of the lamp.
  2. The normal charging time of the Fenix ARB-L18-3500 rechargeable Li-ion battery is about 2 hours with the lamp being switched off. When charging, Med output of spotlight or floodlight mode can be separately or simultaneously selected. The light will not automatically power on after full charging.
  3. In charging process, one indicator flashes: below 20%, one constant-on and one flashes: 21%-50%, two constant-on and one flashes: 51%-80%, three constant-on and one flashes: 81% – 95%, four constant-on: charging complete.
  4. Replace the anti-dust cap to ensure waterproof and dustproof ability.

Battery Level Indication
With the lamp switched off, single click either switch to check the battery status, single click once again the lamp will go out immediately, or without any operation the status will last for 3 seconds. There will be no response with the lamp locked.

  • Four lights on: 100% – 81%
  • Three lights on: 80% – 61%
  • Two lights on: 60% – 41%
  • One light on: 40% – 21%
  • One light flashes: 20% – 0%

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

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

Headband Assembly
Notice: The headband is factory assembled by default.

  1. Attach the headband to the headlamp as shown (Pic 1), by first sliding the band down to the bottom of the slots. Then hook the top edge under the top slot.
  2. Adjust the headband by sliding the buckle to required length.
  3. Assemble top headband to better fix the headlamp. First fix the headband mount to the headband, then fix one side of the top headband to the headlamp holder, and the other end to the top headband mount.

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.

Warning
The 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.

24 reviews for Fenix HM65R Rechargeable Headlamp

  1. Daniel Shepherd (verified owner)

    I would rate it higher but Need to see if it works in Alaska cold weather this winter

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  2. Ken Getz (verified owner)

    Love the headlight. The light it produces is far better than any other headlight I have used. The battery lasts for hours, and I love the fact that it’s rechargeable. (I was stymied by the little black plastic piece that guards the battery during shipping–I spent hours trying to charge the device before I finally contacted support. Yes there’s a tag that indicates this, but I sure missed it, as did the recipient of the second one I gave as a gift. We both thought the lamp was broken. Perhaps there’s some way to make this clearer?) Otherwise, a superb product. Highly recommended!

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  3. jim.l.gunther@gmail.com (verified owner)

    Good headlamp. I prefer the floodlight feature. Its bright and fills a wide angle. The battery lasts several days. I use it a few hours every night at work. The straps and headband are comfortable. USB C plug in is great. I like the charge status readout. For working on equipment, I prefer a headlamp instead of a flashlight. This one fits the bill nicely. It gets hot on high. I prefer the middle brightness setting. Works good. I have dropped it a it kept working. I would recommend it to a friend.

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  4. Clayton S. (verified owner)

    I bought this light to replace an HL35 i thought i lost but the found.. I was not disappointed this light is obnoxiously bright and has an amazing battery life. I use it every day at work and so far its durability has been great I definitely would buy this again and recommend to anyone looking for a good quality headlamp.

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  5. Elicia (verified owner)

    Works grerat

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  6. Brian C. (verified owner)

    Once I understood the lock out feature…I love this little guy. I take 1 headlamp in my hunting pack, now this one is it.

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  7. Francisco J Santelices (verified owner)

    Great headlamps, only worried about the life of the battery,

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  8. Sharon Sampson (verified owner)

    I’ve owned many head lamps or head flashlights. This is the second by Fenix. Beautifully made. If you’ve ever had to wear head lamps before for any length of time you will know that they are very uncomfy. Heavy. Hard to manage. Disorientating. Hey I ride horses and rarely use a flash light. That disorients the horses who CAN see quite well in the dark. But oh so nice to have light when you the human need to be in charge.

    It is not very intuitive nor easy to use. My only complaint. Brightness is fine but not at all what I am used to from Fenix and the hand held flash lights. Just fine because any stronger and you would start frying eyeballs of the good guys, the animals! We got shock flashlights to fry eyeballs of bad guys to do that bit.

    Otherwise, this is for my hubby. It took a bit to learn how to operate and don’t you dare imagine that we are below average in intelligence, ha ha ha!

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  9. Russell (verified owner)

    It has two flaws, I love and hate the light.
    It’s light weight – made of magnesium, has a cool white (spot) and a warm white (flood), it has a battery gauge to give you an idea of how much power is remaining, the top head strap was not needed for me so I removed it making the headlamp lighter, it’s an excellent headlamp (((EXCEPT FOR TWO FLAWS)))
    1. I HATE trying to adjust the light downward, going up is okay, but adjusting the light downward is extremely difficult. There is a little plastic piece that rubs on the outside of the grooved light, it allows for increments of adjustment. There is a design flaw making it substantially more difficult to move downward. I tried grease to fix the problem, but it does nothing. I’m in construction and this headlamp is on my hard hat. I constantly need to re-adjust it throughout the day, sometimes I need the light turned more up or down. If the light is all the way up but I need it turned facing down, it is a bitch. I hate it and after I’m done typing this review, it is being replaced with a Fenix HL55. Dear Fenix Lights, PLEASE FIX THIS INCREDIBLY ANNOYING FLAW.
    2, Also, the other flaw is the curled plastic that ((covers the buttons)) it says FENIX on this plastic part and it is directly in the way of turning the light on and off or adjusting output, this is only if the light is all the way in the up position. I need it in this position sometimes, and FENIX put a stupid piece of plastic that covers the buttons, why??? Please remove the plastic button protector or whatever it is, we don’t need it.
    Otherwise it is excellent, but for me it is nearly impossible to not be pissed off all day with this light. I hope they change the design…
    Sincerely Russell

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  10. Jason Smith (verified owner)

    Excellent all around headlamp from flood light to spot light, this lamp has you covered. Runs a little hot due to the intensity of the light but that is expected with the level of output this headlamp produces.

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  11. Adam W. (verified owner)

    So far so good. The real test will start this trapping season! Let me test some of your new products in the future and if the pass my test in the woods you can say you make a good light!

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  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    As a caver, finding a waterproof rechargeable headlamp with simple mode sequences and enough battery life to last days underground is not easy. But Fenix has done it, and with the added benefit of the spotlight and floodlight being separate.

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  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Doesn’t last as long as it says it does on each setting im disappointed

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  14. Michael (verified owner)

    Haven’t had a chance to use it much, but am extremely happy with this head lamp so far, I would definitely order another if something happens to this one.

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  15. Alaric Strauss (verified owner)

    Nice light with good burn time. I’m a little concerned about usb charging of the light since NY caves tend to be quite muddy and wet. I think that feature might be compromised with the conditions of my caving area. I’d like to see an additional option for charging the light without usb included in the package. But damn this is a very sexy light!🦇

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  16. John J. (verified owner)

    Super light.

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  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    overall is a ‘4’ untested in wild/after testing, expected performance to be ‘5’/construction-brightness-headband gets ‘5’ out of box

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  18. Jodie (verified owner)

    I gave this as a gift to my husband. He can’t stop talking about how great it is. He delivers new semi trucks and often is under the trucks at night or in low light areas. He said this is the best headlamp he’s ever had and the USB recharge feature is super convenient. He can charge it in the truck and never worry about the batteries going dead.

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  19. Barry Oneal (verified owner)

    Built well an bright as f**k

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  20. Andrew H. (verified owner)

    Great product and very good customer service

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  21. Cory (verified owner)

    Great lamp, stupid bright. Only gripe is Fenix 18650’s are like 1/4” longer than standard so don’t expect to use batteries you already have

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  22. Tom (verified owner)

    I’ would like to give it 4.5 stars. To me 5 star ratings are for perfection and if you buy fenix lights you already have a taste for quality but know perfection is hard to come by.
    I have a 2-e12s 2-cl05s one each of the hl23,hl50 and hl55.
    Great lights .
    The body almost has a molded plastic look to it as opposed to the machined aluminum of the others but still looks and feels solid
    The spot reflector is not smooth and is probably why it throws a little less then the hp25 for example, being able to use both beams at once is cool, and they blend in together nice it seems, maybe that’s why they went with the orange peel reflector on the spot light
    The electronic lock out is nice, loosening the cap locked it out for me also.
    Great battery comes with it, charging cord is short though,
    It doesn’t have the slots to easily change head bands like the others which I would have liked so I could take it off my dirty hard hat and put it on a clean head band . Doesn’t have the degree of rotation of my other fenix headlamps but that is a compromise they had to make.
    Great headlamp!

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  23. EdwardW (verified owner)

    I like this headlamp, along with my uc35 v2.0 flashlight, this will be my main light source for trail running. I took one star off because of the misleading way of running time for each brightness levels on the specification. In short, this is a light of 130-150 lumens for a whole night without need to change the battery, which is a pretty cool thing to me. You can ignore the 1600 lumens since it’s meaningless. You may able to use 400 lumens from time to time, but don’t count to use it consistently. To test, I charged it full and then turned it on the 400 lumens, 9hrs later, it’s still on, but around 130 lumens brightness, with one bar on the battery indicator(25% left). I turned it off and turned it on again on 400 lumens, it’s still pretty bright, but it dimmed in a couple of hours to the lowest setting of 8 lumens floor light mode. From this one and a HL18R headlamp I brought and returned before, it seemed that Fenix changed both the technology and specification. Technology wise, all the brightness level will be decreased pretty quickly (to what purpose I’m not sure although it said on turbo mode for the protection of overheat). In term of specification, the time on Turbo mode is meaningless, and so does the High but in a less way. Basically you’ll get a light at Medium brightness, if you divide the time for that brightness by 4, you’ll get the meaningful time for that brightness. So this is light of 130 lumens for 12hrs (48hrs / 4). Which is a pretty good deal to me. I have waited this for more than a year. Although I was waited for a 400 lumens one nighter, but looking back it seems an unrealistic goal for a single 18650 battery. Maybe the new PD36 flashlight with 21700 battery can do that, but I already owned uc35 and pretty happy about it so I’m reluctant to buy another one. Back to this lamp, the other good thing about this lamp is that it’s pretty light and comfortable, also it has white light which is a plus for me (I don’t like the warm yellow light on HL18R). If you are running trail a lot, this is a nice or must to have one, go get yours. I attached an output chart from the manual for your reference. Happy running!

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  24. womblesteve@yahoo.com (verified owner)

    Nice quality, very comfortable and bright. Can charge in vehicle with USB C

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