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#290075 - 07/27/18 05:51 PM Fenix HL10 Headlamp/key chain light
hikermor Offline
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I mentioned acquiring this model a bit ago and Montanero, I believe, was interested in how it would work for me. I am very happy with this light and it is a slight improvement over my previous key chain light, a Fenix LD02.

The HL10 is a separate light assembly which sits in a headband holder which fits on one's head or hat. The light can easily be tilted through a wide range. the light inserts or removes from the holder with a bit of effort, but it is doable. The total volume of the HL10 is about the same as the LD02, slightly thicker in the head, but shorter overall.

I have used mine as a key chain light and I am happy. It has not turned on inadvertently, something the LD02 did occasionally. I keep the headlamp assembly handy and will probably throw it in my pack on trips - weight and bulk are trivial compared to the increased utility.

The light has three brightness levels - the highest of which is said to be 70 lumens. It is useful for getting around ordinary terrain in the dark. AAA's don't last forever, so I usually have a spare handy in a separate container. Fenix doesn't recommend using lithium primaries in the hL10, a minor inconvenience - I am quite happy with Eneloops.

All in all, thumbs up! The price ($27) is reasonable


Edited by hikermor (07/27/18 08:00 PM)
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#290126 - 07/31/18 06:17 PM Re: Fenix HL10 Headlamp/key chain light [Re: hikermor]
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Thanks Hikermor

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#290537 - 09/14/18 03:59 PM Re: Fenix HL10 Headlamp/key chain light [Re: hikermor]
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An update on this light after a couple of month's usage. It has a useful feature i did not recognize immediately. In order to turn on the light, it is necessary to press and hold the switch for about a second a mere tap will not turn on the light. This is useful in a key chain light because it is less likely to turn on by mistake.

The light is available in a bronze/gold color which seems to display wear marks less conspicuously than the usual black color. All in all, a dandy light. I have been glad on several occasions that I had it handy.
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#290542 - 09/14/18 04:17 PM Re: Fenix HL10 Headlamp/key chain light [Re: hikermor]
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2719
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I see this has a flood-to-spot option. Much better than the LD02 flood (I preferred the LD01).

Wonder if it's compatible with the clips from the previous versions? Could be great for hands-free use.

Darn you anyway, hikermor, now I need to go shopping! laugh

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#290543 - 09/14/18 04:28 PM Re: Fenix HL10 Headlamp/key chain light [Re: hikermor]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2719
Loc: Alberta, Canada
And there's an LD02 v2.0 now, with UV mode and a really nice stainless steel tip and tail. Argh!

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