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Olight Array headlamp review

2 x Cree XP-G2 LEDs
400 lm output
1600 cd intensity
integrated 2000mAh Li-Ion battery

The Olight Array headlamp was released in 2019. It uses 2 x Cree XP-G2 LEDs, TIR reflector and integrated 2000mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this headlamp provides up to 400 lm output, 1600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 80 m.

Curious to know if this Olight headlamp is top-notch? Stay tuned for the answer!

Table of Contents

  • Olight Array specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Wear this headlamp on your head or helmet, you can direct the light where you look. This leaves your hands free for tasks or activities. The Array has TIR lenses. Engineers design them to minimize light scattering and decrease lens artifacts. This light has 4 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the Array and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The Array may also support other charging methods. These include solar panels or hand-cranked mechanisms.

Olight Array specifications

BrandOlight
NameArray
TypeARRAY
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1438 user votes.
Launch2019
Formheadlamp

Headlamps are versatile lighting tools. They are hands-free and provide light. They work in many activities and places.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight124 g
Length64.5 mm
Body diameter24 mm
Head diameter42.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 124 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The body of Array flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter2 x Cree XP-G2 LEDs
Color temperature6000 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. This TIR lens offers flexibility. It can create many beam patterns, from wide angles to spotlights. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux400 lm
Intensity1600 cd
Throw80 m
CD/LM factor4

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 400 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. 1600 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

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Features, battery, protections

Batteryintegrated 2000mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmagnetic USB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx4
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Array flashlight utilizes integrated 2000mAh Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. USB rechargeable flashlights are more popular now. They are popular because they are convenient and sustainable. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x cable fixers
MCC1AL magnetic USB charger cable
carrying case
velcro

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Array flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Olight flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • SOS/beacon function
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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