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 is designed to emit light in the direction you are looking. This feature 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

It's important to consider personal comfort and intended use when selecting a flashlight, as a heavier flashlight may be more tiring to hold for extended periods or less suitable for activities that require lightweight portability. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. 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, such as the LED or battery. 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, and their products are widely used and trusted by lighting professionals and enthusiasts alike. Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. 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 smooth surface allows for greater reflectivity and light concentration, resulting in a more focused and intense beam with a longer throw distance. The HP16R has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation.


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. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. The HP16R flashlight with 16933 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.

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. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


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. The HP16R has mode memory. 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 on a flashlight is beneficial as it allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. It helps prevent unexpected power failures during critical situations and ensures that the flashlight is ready for use when needed.

The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited. When the HP16R flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.

The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP66 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the HP16R flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The IP66 rating indicates that the HP16R flashlight has a protection against water jets. The impact resistance of a flashlight can vary depending on its design, construction, and intended use.


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 provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Instead of searching for compatible O-rings or waiting for replacements to arrive, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

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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