Fenix HP16R 1300lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Luminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-G3 S4 LED, Everlight 2835 Red LED
1300 lm output
16933 cd intensity
1 x ARB-LP3000 Li-Ion battery pack

The Fenix HP16R (HP16R) released in 2021. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-G3 S4 LED, Everlight 2835 Red LED, SMO reflector and 1 x ARB-LP3000 Li-Ion battery pack. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1300 lm output, 16933 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 260 m.

The HP16R is particularly useful in situations where you need to use both hands, such as camping, hiking, or working in low-light environments. This light has 4 + 3 + 2 modes of lighting. The mode memory of HP16R eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries, offering a more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.

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Fenix HP16R (HP16R) specifications

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This headlamp allows you to focus the beam precisely where you need it, providing better visibility and reducing the risk of accidents or mistakes.


Weight216 g
Length62 mm
Head diameter32 mm
Dimensions62 x 47 x 32 mm
Materialaluminium alloy

The heavier flashlight may be more tiring to hold for extended periods or less suitable for activities that require lightweight portability. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of HP16R has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HP16R flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.


EmitterLuminus SST40 LED, Cree XP-G3 S4 LED, Everlight 2835 Red LED
Color temperature6500 K
Switchdual electronic top

Luminus has established a positive reputation as a reliable LED manufacturer. Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The primary function of the smooth reflector (SMO) is to precisely focus and project the light emitted from the light source into a defined beam pattern. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches.


Flux1300 lm
Intensity16933 cd
Throw260 m
CD/LM factor13.03

With 1300 lm, the HP16R flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The HP16R flashlight with 16933 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output.


Modes4 + 3 + 2 modes
Mode memoryyes
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. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again.


Battery1 x ARB-LP3000 Li-Ion battery pack
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
Thermal regulationyes
Impact resistance2 m
Specialsflood- and spotlight
red light

The power source of the HP16R flashlight is 1 x ARB-LP3000 Li-Ion battery pack, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. Having a battery indicator allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited.

When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "6" in the IP66 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles.

The IP66 rating indicates that the flashlight has a protection against water jets. With an impressive impact resistance rating of 2 m, this flashlight is built to endure accidental drops or impacts.


Package contents3 cable clips
4 helmet hooks
ARB-LP3000 battery pack
USB Type-C cable
spare o-ring

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. The clip is especially helpful when you need quick access to your flashlight while keeping your hands available for other tasks. When using spare O-rings, it's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for proper installation.

The performance of the Fenix HP16R 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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