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Top Five Gifts for the Runner: Featuring Fenix LED Flashlights

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Top Five Gifts for the Runner: Featuring Fenix LED Flashlights

Whether it's trail running deep in the forest at night or just a casual jog around the neighborhood after work, a good headlamp is essential for both safety and visibility! Check out what Fenix has to offer to get you out on the trail after dark!  All of the following lights are very affordable....priced at $60 and below!


First up, we have the Fenix HM50R LED rechargeable headlamp. This micro USB rechargeable headlamp contains a max output of 500 lumens and includes 4 different output modes. There are two different options for the powersource. The Fenix HM50R can be powered by either a single 16340 rechargeable li-ion batteries or a single CR123A non-rechargeable battery. This Fenix headlamp can also be removed from the silicone holder and be used as a small flashlight making this headlamp functional. Another big feature with this Fenix HM50R is that when you use non-rechargeable CR123A, this headlamp is operational down to temperatures of -40º.


Next, we have the Fenix HL15 LED headlamp. This LED headlight was designed with running in the front of Fenix’s mind. The HL15 includes a maximum output of 200 lumens and also offers a red light mode in case you need to read something in front of you, you won’t lost your night vision. It does offer the dual switch on top of the headlamp that make it really easy to operate. The power for the Fenix HL15 comes from two AA batteries. These can be either the Alkaline or the Ni-MH batteries. The Fenix HL15 is also IP67 rated for protection which really makes the HL15 a perfect LED headlamp for running, hiking, and even camping!


Next on the list for our top gifts for runners is the brand new Fenix HL40R which just recently released! This brand new headlamp features a rotary function towards the head of the unit so you can rotate the head in order to select between a spotlight or a floodlight. This LED rechargeable headlamp offers a maximum output of 600 lumens and has a built-in 2000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery. The HL40R is rated IP66 for dustproof and waterproof and includes a maximum runtime of 200 hours. All of these factors make the Fenix HL40R a perfect companion for runners of all types. The micro USB rechargeable battery that is built-in includes a battery level indicator to check on the status of the battery before or during your run! Be sure to check out the Fenix HL40R LED rechargeable headlamp this holiday season!


The Fenix HL26R rechargeable LED headlamp is next up on the list. This rechargeable LED headlamp includes a built-in 1600 mAh Li-polymer battery that contains a maximum runtime of 100 hours. The Fenix HL26R uses CREE XP-G2 R5 white LED and Nichia white LED’s that emit the 450 lumens maximum outputs. There is also the option for either the spotlight or the floodlight. Which dual switches to select between either spotlight or floodlight. There are 7 different modes. You have 4 different modes with the spotlight and then 3 with the floodlight. The built-in battery pack is micro USB rechargeable and also includes LED’s to indicate the charging process. With all of this plus the IP66 rating makes the Fenix HL26R LED headlamp a perfect companion on your runs or even bike rides!


Finally, to wrap up our list we have the Fenix CL09 LED Lantern. I know what you are thinking, why a lantern? Well this one is for the safety of the runner from behind. If you have a headlamp on, of course whoever is in front of you will be able to be aware of your arrival but what about the ones behind you? Well with the Fenix CL09 you can simply clip this guy onto either your backpack or even the back of your shirt and you can let approaching cars or anyone else else know you are there from the back. It includes a micro USB rechargeable battery when you purchase one so you will only need the cord and you are good to always have power. This LED lantern contains 4 output modes plus a red and green LED. With the red LED, it has a constant on and then a red flashlight mode. So you can simply clip this CL09 onto you from behind and then cars behind you will see the flashing red light to be made aware of your presence. It has a simple twist operation to choose between the output modes. Another option you have with the Fenix CL09 is that there is more than one power source available. Another option is a non-rechargeable CR123A lithium battery. If you use this battery, you can operate this light down to -40ºC! This really is the perfect way to wrap up the gift selection for runners by providing safety from traffic that you cannot see coming.

This concludes our list of my top 5 gifts for runners for the upcoming holiday season! I hope I was able to inform you on some of our great lights that will fit perfectly into the daily lives of those runners and even bikers that will certainly aid in safety and relieve some concern while running or riding.


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