HL23 Fenix Headlamp

Rated 4.17 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)
Rugged aluminum housing and waterproof construction, the IP68 rated HL23 adventure proof headlamp is ready for anything you can throw at it. Armed with a powerful Cree XP-G2 LED, this one AA battery powered headlamp provides 150 lumen output with 180ft (55m) beam distance. Featuring three brightness levels, HL23 is a great choice for your nighttime adventures.

$45.00 $35.00

4.17 out of 5
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Max Lumens: 150
Modes: 3

Headlamp Size:
Length: 2.8″ (71mm)
Width: 1.5″ (38.9mm)
Height: 1.6″ (40mm)

Headlamp Weight: 1.8 oz. (52g) weight excluding batteries

Batteries: One AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery

Included: AA battery, spare o-ring

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US

MODE Lumens
Impact Resistance
Low 3 110h
Medium 50 4h 25m
High 150 1h
180ft (55m) 758cd 1m IPX-6
Additional Features
  • Uses Cree XP-G2 R5 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Uses one AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery
  • Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
  • 60 degree tilt mechanism
  • Fast, convenient all-in-one button switch
  • Reverse polarity protection guards against improper battery installation
  • Made from durable aluminum alloy and plastic
  • Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
  • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Customer Photos

Hut Trip 2015

Reviews (6)

6 reviews for HL23 Fenix Headlamp

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Mike (verified owner)

    I use the HL23 for general around-the-farm chores, hiking, hunting, and as my son’s primary caving light. Size, form factor, and controls are fantastic. Pretty much perfect, IMHO. I just wish it started on “low” instead of “high”!

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    James (verified owner)

    I have had the headlamp about a week. It is very bright and hardly weighs anything. It has a decent tint, good beam pattern, and is well made. It is comfortable to wear. The only down side is it does not have mode memory. It always starts on high. That being said it is the most useful and comfortable headlamp I have ever owned for hiking. Not perfect but close.

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Cairns

    Bullet proof little headlamp, high quality with great design and function. The on/off delay is a great safety to prevent in-pack turn on. This is not a high lumen stadium light but perfect for low light moments where minimal lumens is all you need — finding an item in your pack, or finding your way around the campsite, yet enough light to find your way around the camp grounds or a trail at night without blasting your neighbors. Plus it’s less ambient brightness adjustment time for my eyes when I switch it off. I carry a higher lumen headlamp as well but this Fenix is my go-to. Sometimes less is more, and that’s what this awesome little lamp is all about.

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I didn’t buy this light from here but have had it for some time. I generally run an Eneloop in it and it performs well. Don’t use high all that often and run the medium setting and it is great. Memory would be nice, but I can live without it. This has become my standard backpacking headlamp but I also carry a Fenix LD12 which runs MUCH longer on a single battery. I have the Fenix headstrap but just received it and haven’t tested it backpacking yet, it just isn’t as comfortable as a front mounted light. Either way I love this headlamp. It is simple, functional, and let’s me streamline my entire backpacking experience on AA’s.

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  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    Overall a great little unit and perfect for an overnight camping trip. However I just used one for a night ascent of a local mountain, and initially cursed myself for not replacing the battery, as I remembered this unit seems to have a bright new battery, right up until it doesn’t have anything… However the spare I was carrying also died quickly, which is the only downside to this light. You just cannot use the really bright light for more than about an hour and a half – which is a real problem when all your friends are using their headlamps at high brightness! Around camp it’s great, but for an all nighter it just doesn’t have the battery capacity.

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  6. Rated 2 out of 5

    christopher wilson

    It’s alright i wish it was at least 300 lumens and had a memory mode so it wouldn’t start on high every time and a red LED would be nice also.

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