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Fenix HM65R Shadowmaster Headlamp

Fenix HM65R Shadowmaster Headlamp

The Fenix HM65R Shadowmaster must be one of the most powerful dual-colour twin-beam headlamps currently available. It measures 80.5 x 55 x 40mm (L x W x D) and weighs 97-grams (excluding battery). It has a tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body with a 90° angle tilt action and uses top quality Luminus SST-40 white and Cree XP-E2 red LED’s. It’s rated 2m drop resistant, dustproof and waterproof down to 2m for 30mins.

The aluminium orange peel reflector has an optical lens that helps provide a powerful clear main beam, boosted from 1000 to 1200 lumens. It also boasts a separate 150-lumen red floodlight with a diffused lens.

The Shadowmaster has upgraded non-dimming power electronics and features a focus-free, perfectly balanced main beam that has five white light brightness levels. These reach out up to 168m, simultaneously generating a wide area floodlight. The powerful red floodlight offers four brightness settings from 5 to 150 lumens, giving a wide choice of night vision protection/stealthy operation or full red floodlighting out to 30m when required.

Got the power

The supplied Fenix ARBL18- 3500mAh 18650 rechargeable battery is replenished on board, via the included USB-C type cable and your choice of mains or outdoor charger. A four LED battery meter between the individual beam switches indicates charging status and remaining charge. The battery recharges in just three hours from a 5v 2A mains USB adapter (not supplied) and can also be powered by two nonrechargeable CR123A cells.

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The white LED brightness levels and runtimes are 50L (40 hrs), 150L (14 hrs), 400L (6 hrs) 600L for (3 hrs) plus a continuous turbo output of 1200L (20mins) dropping to 800 Lumen (1 hr 40 mins).

The red floodlight nondimming brightness levels and runtimes are 5 lumens (120 hrs), 25L (28 hrs), 85L (10 hrs) and 150L (4.5 hrs).

Press it

There are two top-mounted rubberised pressure switches. Press and hold the left switch for 0.5 seconds to turn the red floodlight on/ off, while the right switch controls the white beam.

‘Tapping’ the switch allows you to cycle through the brightness levels. Pressing the inoperative switch while a beam is lit allows you to switch between beams, but the red and white lights cannot be combined. It also has a memory mode that will remember your last used brightness level for both beams next time you switch it on.

More features

It has a useful Lock Out mode to prevent accidental operation, which is accessed by pressing either or both switches for 3 seconds. The Shadowmaster’s ‘hollow headband structure’ is breathable, plus integrated silicon strips keep sweat out of your eyes. Also, Fenix offers a compact APB-20 storage case or the APB- 30 camouflage version.

Conclusions

The Fenix HM65R Shadowmaster is a very versatile, robustly made, top-performing headlamp. It’s powerful, the switching system is positive and very userfriendly, plus it’s extremely comfortable to wear.

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  • Name: Fenix HM65R Shadowmaster White and Red LED Headlamp
  • Price: £99.95
  • Contact: My Fenix (The Photon Shop) - www.myfenix.co.uk

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