Fenix HM65R Rechargeable Headlamp

Max Lumens: 1400
Modes: 7
(160 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.  The HM65R can spotlight and floodlight independently, or combined.  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


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HM65R Size:

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

HM65R Weight:

3.4 oz. (97g) excluding battery

HM65R Battery:

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


ARB-L18-3500 rechargeable li-ion battery, headband, top headband, headband mount, spare O-ring, USB Type-C charging cable


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Additional Features of the Fenix HM65R

  • Spot and floodlight for various lighting demands.
  • Ability to use spot and floodlights independently or at the same time
  • 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
  • USB 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)


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.


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.


  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.

Top Headband Removal/Assembly

Notice: The headband is factory assembled by default.

  1. Slip the headband out through the slot of the adjustment clip.
  2. Slide the adjustment clip through the back top band holder’s slit.
  3. Slide the adjustment clip through the secondary clip.
  4. Remove the secondary clip through the front top band holder’s slit.

To install the top band, just reverse these removal steps/.

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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 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.

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  1. Celso R. (verified owner)

    Absolutely wonderful for what I use it for. Lights areas extremely well on the job. Crawlspace, attics, etc. Only reason it isn’t 5 stars is because the battery doesn’t last as long as it did on its first charge. Will be ordering a second battery.

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  2. Tim Hoover (verified owner)

    Good product

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  3. seng saelee (verified owner)

    Great headlamp to have when working at night! The feature on the light is self explanatory!

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  4. Brian (verified owner)

    Pretty nice

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  5. Eric F. (verified owner)

    Excellent product. Easy to use and the battery lasts. It does get hot though so don’t keep it on high for to long.

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  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I purchased 2 of these headlamps for my coworker and myself to use at work and at our camper while off work so we can enjoy having fires, walking the dogs or just letting them roam for a few minutes alone because we can see everything with 1400 lumens. great product overall but there are a few things to be desired. the headband being one of them. I also have the HM60R headlamp and love the headband. A red light would be great and having the 180 degree movement of the lamp head as on the HM60R would be a plus. I can’t even describe how useful it is to have that feature. I have owned these products now for a few months and am very satisfied. I have also used your product in a thunderstorm while camping off grid and it performed with excellence! dog pooped tent at 5am during storm haha>

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  7. Joshua N. (verified owner)

    Decent. Not as bright as I was expecting, and compared to some of my other lights I think the lumens output are overestimated or some shennanigans are going on, but it seems to be a decent headlamp, rechargable and with good battery life.

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  8. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Light works great very bright. Battery life is not the best

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  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I like the way that theres no little screws, which comes loose, and get lost. Which cause my other fenix headlamp to fall apart and become broken and useless.

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  10. Francisco J Santelices (verified owner)

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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