Fenix HM65R-T 1300lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Luminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-G2 S3 LED
1300 lm output
7261 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Fenix HM65R-T (HM65R-T) released in 2021. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-G2 S3 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1300 lm output, 7261 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 170 m.

This Fenix headlamp is high-performance and versatile device. Headlamps play a crucial role in safety, particularly during nighttime or in emergency situations. They enhance visibility for both the wearer and others around them, reducing the risk of tripping, falling, or colliding with obstacles. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. This light has 3 + 3 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

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Fenix HM65R-T (HM65R-T) specifications

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


Weight91 g
Length80 mm
Body diameter39 mm
Head diameter47 mm
Dimensions83 x 47 x 39 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

This 91 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The length of the HM65R-T 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 body of HM65R-T is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments.

HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The HM65R-T flashlight is available in black.


EmitterLuminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-G2 S3 LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchdual electronic top

Luminus LEDs are known for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. They offer a wide range of LED products with different characteristics to meet the diverse needs of the market. Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences.

A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area. The HM65R-T has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.


Flux1300 lm
Intensity7261 cd
Throw170 m
CD/LM factor5.59

With 1300 lm, the HM65R-T flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. With 7261 cd, the HM65R-T 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 is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.


Modes3 + 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 portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance2 m

The HM65R-T flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The HM65R-T has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with a USB power source.

LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the HM65R-T flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects.

The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress. The HM65R-T flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 2 m.


Package contents18650 battery
USB Type-C cable
spare o-ring

With an included battery you can immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications, saving time and allowing you to focus on your tasks or activities. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.

The performance of the Fenix HM65R-T 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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