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. Headlamps are versatile tools that can be used 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 is designed to be powered by rechargeable batteries that can be easily recharged using a USB cable connected to a power source such as a computer, power bank, or wall adapter.

Fenix HM61R V2.0 (HM61RV20) pictures

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Fenix HM61R V2.0 / HM61RV20

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Fenix HM61R V2.0 (HM61RV20) specifications

NameHM61R V2.0
Rated 3/5 based on 195 user votes.

Headlamps consist of a light source attached to a headband, allowing users to wear them hands-free.


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

This 152 g flashlight would be considered slightly heavier than average for a handheld flashlight, but it is still within a reasonable weight range. This weight range is often found in smaller and more compact flashlights designed for everyday use or portability. The length of the HM61R V2.0 flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making 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. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.


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

The emitter of HM61R V2.0 manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. Luminus is recognized as a reputable LED manufacturer in the lighting industry. They are known for producing high-quality LEDs with excellent performance and reliability. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light.

The TIR lens of HM61R V2.0 consists of a single-piece lens made of a transparent material, typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Its shape and internal geometry are designed to achieve specific light distribution patterns, such as flood or spot beams, by manipulating the behavior of light rays. The HM61R V2.0 utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.


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

The 1600 lm output of HM61R V2.0 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 6566 cd, the HM61R V2.0 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.


Modes5 + 3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmagnetic USB
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance2 m
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. The HM61R V2.0 flashlight can be charged directly from a USB power source, such as a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. This allows for convenient and versatile charging options, as you can utilize various USB power sources to recharge the flashlight's internal battery.

This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The HM61R V2.0 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety.

The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the HM61R V2.0 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The HM61R V2.0 flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.

The HM61R V2.0 flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 2 m. The HM61R V2.0 flashlight possesses a magnetic feature that allows it to securely attach to metal surfaces, providing convenient hands-free operation and versatile mounting options.


Package contents18650 battery
magnetic USB charger cable
spare o-ring

Obtaining a flashlight with an included battery saves you the time and effort of searching for a compatible battery or waiting for a separate battery to arrive. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

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

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