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Fenix HL12R USB Rechargeable Headlamp - DISCONTINUED

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Product Overview

The Fenix HL12R rechargeable headlamp is the perfect headlamp for hiking and camping with a maximum 400 lumen burst for quick blasts of light and up to 110 hours of runtime for extended stays. Containing a built-in battery, this headlamp is USB rechargeable with a battery indicator so you’ll always know when charging is needed. Dual switches quickly control the six general lighting levels plus the red light/flashing and SOS functional modes. IP66 rating for rain proof/dust proof, plus the sweat-channeling headband, makes the Fenix HL12R headlamp a great option for bad weather outings.


Max Lumens: 400
Max Beam Distance: 210 feet (64 meters)
Max Runtime: 66 hours
Lighting Modes: 5 brightness levels, red, red flashling and SOS
Bulb Type: Cree XP-G2 neutral white LED
Size: Length: 2.2” (56mm) Width: 1.6” (40mm) Height: 1.3” (31.9mm)
Weight: 2.6 oz. (73.3g) including headband/battery
Battery: Built-in 1000mAh Li-polymer battery
Included: Charging cable
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting USA

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Additional Features of the Fenix HL12R

  • Cree XP-G2 neutral white LED, with lifespan of 50,000 hours
  • Nichia red light LED
  • Built-in 1000mAh Li-polymer battery
  • 60° tilt mechanism directs the beam where needed
  • Dual switches control for easy and fast operation
  • Micro USB port, 5V/500mA charging
  • Four battery level indicators
  • Lockout function
  • Made of quality plastics and aluminum
Fenix HL12R USB Rechargeable Headlamp - DISCONTINUED specs chart


General: controls General mode, output selection and mode switching 

Functional: controls Functional mode, output selection and mode switching


General Mode

ON/OFF Press and hold the General switch for 0.5 seconds, the lamp will be activated at Eco (no memory circuit), press and hold any switch for 0.5 seconds to turn off the lamp.


Output Selection

With the lamp switched on, single click the General switch to cycle through Eco→Low→Med→High.


Functional Mode

ON/OFF Press and hold the Functional switch for 0.5 seconds, the lamp will be activated at Red (no memory circuit), press and hold any switch for 0.5 seconds to turn off the lamp.


Output Selection

With the lamp switched on, single click the Functional switch to cycle through Red→SOS→Red flash.


Mode Switching

With the lamp on General mode, single click the Functional switch to enter Functional mode. 

With the lamp on Functional mode, single click the General switch to enter General mode.


Burst Mode

In any status, press and hold the any switch for 1.2 seconds to enter Burst mode. The lamp will exit Burst mode after 1 minute or by any other operation.


Lockout Function

Lock: with the lamp switched off, press any switch or simultaneously press the two switches for 3 seconds. Lamp will switch off and 4 2Hz blinks will indicate locked status. 

Unlock: with the lamp switched off, simultaneously press the two switches for 3 seconds. The lamp will be unlocked and activated on Red after 4 2Hz blinks.


Locked Status

In locked status, clicking or pressing the headlamp will activate 42Hz blinks on Red to indicate locked status.


Power Supply

The built-in 1000mAh Li-polymer battery is irreplaceable, and Micro USB rechargeable.


Note: Recharge a stored headlamp every four months to maintain optimum performance of the battery in case the lamp could be damaged by electrolyte leakage or battery explosion.



Operation Uncover the anti-dust cap and plug the Micro USB side of the charging cable into the charging port of the lamp. The normal charging time is about 2.5 hours.



One flashes: lower than 20% 

One constant on, one flashes: 20% - 50% 

Two constant on, one flashes: 50% - 80% 

Three constant on, one flashes: 80% - 95% 

Four constant on: fully charged 


Note: The headlamp can only be used on Low output when charging.


Battery Level Indication

When the lamp is turned off, single click the Functional switch, the battery level indicators will display the battery status for 3 seconds. 


4 constant-on blue : 80% - 100% 

3 constant-on blue: 60% - 80% 

2 constant-on blue: 40% - 60% 

1 constant-on blue: 20% - 40% 

1 flashes blue: lower than 20% 


Note: The battery level indicators displays the battery status each time when the lamp is turned on on General mode.


Overheat Protection

The lamp will accumulate a lot of heat when used on Burst mode for extended periods. To avoid high surface temperature, it will automatically downshift to High output level to reduce temperature.


Headband Assembly

Notice: The headband is factory assembled by default. 


Step 1: Attach the headband to the headlamp. 

Step 2: Adjust the headband by sliding the buckle to required length.


Usage and Maintenance

  • Disassembling the sealed head can cause damage to the headlamp and will void the warranty.
  • Fenix strongly recommends using the brightness reasonably to maintain enough and extended runtime.

If the above methods don't work, please contact your authorized distributor.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Lillian Volat

The product is great but the packaging was abysmal and as an environmentally friendly consumer I will not purchase from this company again until they improve their packaging

Hamilton Campbell

An excellent headlamp. Comfortable fit and very light weight. I like that the direction of the beam can be set at different elevations. A great product at a great price.

Alan Davis

Bright just what I need with Fenix quality

Brittney White

It's an awesome color with a great output!

Rick Tschantz

I use it for running early and late in the day, works perfect.

Angela Swart

Will purch again.

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