Gear Review: Fenix HL30 Headlamp -by Cameron Martindell, BACKPACKER
Summary: At 4.4 lumens per dollar, this light gives you the most beam for your buck. The HL30 is also the lightest headlamp we tested, and yet it felt the most durable, thanks to the aircraft-grade aluminum components.
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Fenix HL30 is a high-intensity headlamp equipped with two light sources. Featuring four distinct brightness levels, HL30 is effective in a wide range of challenging lighting situations. It employs a dual switch for quick output changes that include red light and SOS modes.
Powered by two readily available AA batteries, it can deliver a max 200-lumen output with a runtime of up to 140hours and a max 40mthrowing distance. Featuring waterproofing to IPX-6 Standard and the portable integrated design, Fenix HL30 must be able to ensure you a joyful and relaxing outdoor experience in various conditions.
·Cree XP-G (R5) LED and Nichia red light (Nichia) LED, with a lifespan of 50,000 hours respectively
· Uses two 1.5V AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) batteries
· 70mm(Length) x55.7mm(Width) x37.8mm(Height)
· 86.6-gram weight (excluding batteries)
· Digitally regulated output maintains constant brightness
· Fast, convenient dual-button switch
· Reverse polarity protection guards against improper battery installation
· Made from durable aluminum alloy and performance plastic