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Skilhunt H04R headlamp review

Cree XM-L2 U4 LED
1200 lm output
5300 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Skilhunt H04R headlamp was released in 2019. It uses Cree XM-L2 U4 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 1200 lm output, 5300 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 146 m.

Curious if the H04R shines bright? You'll find out soon!

Table of Contents

  • Skilhunt H04R specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Skilhunt H04R / H04R

The H04R headlamp stands out as a versatile and high-performance lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The H04R flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Skilhunt H04R specifications

BrandSkilhunt
NameH04R
TypeH04R
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1469 user votes.
Launch2019
Formheadlamp

Headlamps are versatile lighting tools. They are hands-free and provide light. They work in many activities and places.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight46 g
Length99.9 mm
Body diameter21.6 mm
Head diameter23.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

An extremely lightweight handheld flashlight weighs 46 g. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for H04R flashlight. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XM-L2 U4 LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. If you need long-range light, get a flashlight with a smooth reflector. It will have more throw distance. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1200 lm
Intensity5300 cd
Throw146 m
CD/LM factor4.42

The 1200 lm output of H04R provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The H04R flashlight has 5300 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The H04R flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. The H04R doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this. The H04R flashlight clings to metal surfaces. This grants you the freedom to go hands-free.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsclip
headband
lanyard
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

When you clip the flashlight to a good spot, you can angle or position it. This will give you hands-free light. The lanyard of the H04R protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the H04R flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Skilhunt flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • clip

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

Skilhunt H04R / H04R photo 1.
Skilhunt H04R / H04R

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Updated: April 23, 2024

David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.