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Product Details: HL-18-R Headlamp

Product Name: HL-18-R Headlamp
Category: Lights
Manufacturer: Fenix Lighting
List Price: $54.95

Accessories: Comes with a rechargeable lithium polymer battery pack and a micro-USB charging cable.
Battery Details: Uses a 1300 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery pack, but can also use 3 AAA standard (alkaline or Ni-MH) batteries. Charging connector is micro-USB.
Battery Life: (see mfr. web site for detailed chart). This unit includes a battery level indicator.
Beam Angle: FLOODLIGHT is 84 degrees. SPOTLIGHT is 13 degrees. Lamp housing can pivot from forward-facing to downward in a 60-degree range.
Beam Colors: White only. Cree XP-G3 warm white and Everlight 2835 white light.
Beam Distance: 3 settings for FLOODLIGHT and 4 settings for SPOTLIGHT (see mfr. web site for a detailed chart). FLOODLIGHT distances: 6 meters (SOS), 5m (Low), 10m (High). SPOTLIGHT distances: 20m (Low), 30m (Med), 40m (High), 76m (Turbo).
Beam Intensity: 3 settings for the FLOODLIGHT and 4 settings for the SPOTLIGHT yields 7 distinct lumens specs (see mfr. web site for a detailed chart). FLOODLIGHT ranges from 4 lumens (Low) to 30 lumens (High). SPOTLIGHT ranges from 30 (Low) to 4000 (Turbo).
Beam Modes: 2 FLOODLIGHT levels, 4 SPOTLIGHT levels, and an SOS mode.
Colors Available: Lamp housing available in black or blue; headband has reflective elements.
Ideal For: Fenix recommends this model for runners due to its light weight.
Product Reviews: As of August 12, 2019, there are 8 reviews on the Fenix web site. Most are very positive, including several from trail runners.
Water Resistance: IP rating: 66 (dustproof rating = 6; waterproof rating = 6). In general, this headlamp is waterproof, but not rated for submersion.
Weight: 80 grams (2.8 oz) including battery (25 grams lighter than Black Diamond's "Sprinter")
Why It's Cool: Lots of cool features: 7 beam settings including an SOS setting, comes with a rechargeable battery or can use conventional AAA batteries, head band has reflective stripes.

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