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Fenix HM61R V2.0 1600lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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

The Fenix HM61R V2.0 (HM61RV20) 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.

The HM61R V2.0 is a cool headlamp. People can use headlamps in a wide range of activities and professions. 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 default or first mode in the sequence. The flashlight uses rechargeable batteries. You can recharge them with a USB cable connected to a power source.

Fenix HM61R V2.0 (HM61RV20) pictures

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Fenix HM61R V2.0 / HM61RV20

We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Fenix HM61R V2.0, then tell us.

Fenix HM61R V2.0 (HM61RV20) specifications

BrandFenix
NameHM61R V2.0
TypeHM61RV20
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 356 user votes.
Launch2023
Formheadlamp

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

Body

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. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for HM61R V2.0 flashlight. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System

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 a characteristic of light. It 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. This material is typically acrylic or polycarbonate. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

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

The 1600 lm output of HM61R V2.0 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. 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

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

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

Features

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. It works with a USB power source. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this. 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 contents18650 battery
clip
headband
magnetic USB charger cable
spare o-ring

Getting a flashlight with an included battery saves you time. It spares you the effort of finding a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery. With a clip, you can fasten the flashlight to a reachable spot. This ensures it is easy to get whenever you need it. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Fenix HM61R V2.0 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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