New: Fenix HL05, headlamp feeded by 2 CR2032 batteries

Kestrel

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[...] How difficult would it be to change the Batteries ?
( 2 x CR2032 )
I found that I needed a sharp knife point to pry the back cover off, even after rotating it with a coin etc; definitely a tight fit.

Or are you volunteering to hotrod it with 3x CR2016? lol ;)
 

more_vampires

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Or are you volunteering to hotrod it with 3x CR2016? lol ;)
Hmmm. Vinh boosted the Nitecore Tube, wonder if he'll do it with the Fenix HL05? :)

I don't care if it's only 10 lumens more! :)
 

kensington

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I found that I needed a sharp knife point to pry the back cover off, even after rotating it with a coin etc; definitely a tight fit.
FYI, the end plastic piece on the headband has a perfect edge made specifically for removing the battery cover, keep turning past what you think is the end and the cover will pop right off. Really rather nice.
 

Tixx

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Bought one for me and my son to play with. Inexpensive and such. I did not expect to love them! Good tint, useable light for looking under hood of car at night. Good for reading. Good for emergency kit. Smaller than I thought they would be (good as well). Pretty surprised I like them so much! But I do!
 

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I have considered this light for a while but recently I ordered it. I ordered 2 of them, one for me and one as a gift to a friend.
Personal impression:

Pros:

*very simple, lightweight and small makes it a good light for backpacking, or just carrying in a jacket pocket.
*Very nice neutral-warm tint!
*possible to use attached on a pocket or a rucksack

Cons:

*Noticeable PWM at the low and red mode.
*CR2032s are available for low price but I think AAA had been better(ok; I know the size)
*available outputs rather low, useful mainly for close up tasks(apart from that you can be seen at more distance)
 

geokite

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Got one for backpacking. Replaced the strap with thin bungee cord to save some weight and space. Good as a primary hl that does not get used much. I also carry a H32w sans the strap.

Steve
 

BloodLust

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I have the blue one and thinking if it will replace the Princeton Tec Pilot as the backup light on my HL21 headlamp.

Since a lot are considering and/or have bought this light as emergency gear headlamp, does it have parasitic drain since it's hold to turn on/off?
I wouldn't want to keep it in my bugout bag and it wouldn't have any juice when needed.
Right now I have a cheap 2x 2032 Energizer headlamp clipped to the BOB. Single mode and takes a hard click to turn it on. Button cells are cheap here.
 
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