Durable and Lightweight LED Headlamps
While plastic is a popular choice for headlamps, metal is more durable and can still be very lightweight. Fenix researched and designed headlamps with metal housings and thus the HM series headlamps were born. They offer lightweight comfort in a compact design, but with the durability of metal rather than plastic. Not only that, metal has a classic and sleek look to it that many users prefer.
You can also expect the HM series headlamps to be very powerful. While the headlamps vary in output, each headlamp is designed with a clean and balanced beam, giving you the best light and clear visibility. Even with their powerful outputs, these LED headlamps feature multiple brightness levels that you can cycle between. Brightness levels guarantee more versatility in your LED headlamp.
Different Power Sources
For many LED headlamp users, it's imperative to pick a headlamp that runs on particular batteries. With the HM series, these headlamps vary by power source giving you more options on which light works better for you. While some may run on lithium-ion batteries, others may run on CR123 batteries. CR123 batteries are very cold resistant, perfect for skiing, mountain climbing, and other colder weather activities.
The HM series also features rechargeable headlamps which is a convenient feature. With the ability to recharge your headlamp via micro USB or USB type-C, you can ensure that your batteries are full and ready to go before any outdoor excursion or before work. With a rechargeable headlamp, replacing batteries frequently is a thing of the past.
Many LED headlamps come with an external battery carrier. However, most of the HM series headlamps have the battery equipped right in the headlamp itself. While it does add a bit of weight to the headlamp, it’s one less component you need to worry about. The external battery carrier certainly has its benefits, but can be quite cumbersome. Some users would argue that by having the battery equipped in the headlamp itself, the headlamp is easier to handle.
Because some of the HM series headlamps do not have an external battery carrier, many of them are able to be detached from the headband and be used as angle flashlights. The ability to take the headlamp off and use it as a small handheld flashlight ensures that you’re able to use the LED headlamp in multiple ways.
You can detach the LED headlamp from your headband and use it as a lantern, perfect for illuminating an entire area rather than just the area in front of you. Detaching the headlamp really comes in handy particularly during camp outs where you can illuminate the campsite for all by using just your headlamp as a lantern.
You'll also find other features in the HM series headlamps including the ability to switch between a spot and a flood light. While the spotlight will allow you to see in the distance, a flood light will allow you to see everything in front of you. This is especially useful for outdoor excursions where you need to see trail markers and the pathway ahead.
Another extremely useful feature you may see is the ability to tilt the LED headlamp. By tilting the headlamp, you can adjust the angle of the beam. For many outdoor enthusiasts and professionals, the tilt feature of an LED headlamp is imperative as it allows you to see in front of you without blinding anyone around you.
Fenix designs their LED headlamps with many different activities in mind such as professional work, camping, mountain climbing, and more. If you're looking for an extremely durable headlamp that you can be sure will last a long time, peruse the HM series Fenix headlamps.