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Fenix HM61R V2.0 headlamp review

Luminus SST40 LED, 2835 Red LED
1600 lm output
6566 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix HM61R V2.0 headlamp was released in 2023. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, 2835 Red LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1600 lm output, 6566 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 162 m.

Curious if the HM61R V2.0 shines bright? You'll find out soon!

Table of Contents

  • Fenix HM61R V2.0 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
    • Links
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Fenix HM61R V2.0 / HM61RV20

The HM61R V2.0 is a cool headlamp. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the HM61R V2.0 flashlight. This light has 5 + 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the HM61R V2.0, it will start from the first mode in the sequence. The flashlight uses rechargeable batteries.

Fenix HM61R V2.0 specifications

BrandFenix
NameHM61R V2.0
TypeHM61RV20
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 473 user votes.
Launch2023
Formheadlamp

Headlamps have a light attached to a headband. This allows users to wear them without using their hands.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight152 g
Length101 mm
Body diameter36 mm
Head diameter45 mm
Dimensions101 x 45 x 36 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 152 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. Consider the length of the flashlight, it should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the HM61R V2.0 has a reputation for being durable and strong. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

Fenix HM61R V2.0 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED, 2835 Red LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic top

Luminus is a US-based LED manufacturer. In the lighting industry, it has gained recognition as reputable. Color temperature is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The HM61R V2.0's TIR lens is made of a single piece of transparent material. The flashlight has electronic switches.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1600 lm
Intensity6566 cd
Throw162 m
CD/LM factor4.1

The 1600 lm output of HM61R V2.0 provides great flexibility. The HM61R V2.0 flashlight has 6566 cd, it provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 + 3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmagnetic USB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance2 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes
Specialsred light
white light

The Fenix HM61R V2.0 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period.

The flashlight's impact resistance is its ability to withstand physical shocks. It can accomplish this without sustaining any damage. The HM61R V2.0 is magnetic so that the flashlight can be attached to some metallic surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
clip
headband
magnetic USB charger cable
spare o-ring

Getting a flashlight with an included battery saves you time. With a clip, you can fasten the flashlight to a reachable spot. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot.

Official sitehttps://www.fenixlighting.com/

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Fenix flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • TIR lens
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • no mode memory
  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

Fenix HM61R V2.0 / HM61RV20 photo 1.
Fenix HM61R V2.0 / HM61RV20 photo 2.
Fenix HM61R V2.0 / HM61RV20

Comparisons

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Updated: May 23, 2024

David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.