Olight M2R Pro Warrior flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HD NW dedomed LED
1800 lm output
22400 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Olight M2R Pro Warrior flashlight released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP35 HD NW dedomed LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1800 lm output, 22400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 299 m.

Want to know if the Olight made a really good flashlight? You'll find out by the end of our article!

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Olight M2R Pro Warrior / M2RPRO

The M2R Pro Warrior is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of M2R Pro Warrior. This light has 6 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The M2R Pro Warrior's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode.

The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries. It offers a cheaper and more eco-friendly solution.

Olight M2R Pro Warrior specifications

NameM2R Pro Warrior
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1444 user votes.

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight179 g
Length136.5 mm
Body diameter26.2 mm
Head diameter29.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The flashlight weighs 179 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the M2R Pro Warrior has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The M2R Pro Warrior flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, camo, desert, green.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HD NW dedomed LED
Color temperature5000 K
Switchelectronic side, electronic rear

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. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The TIR lens of the M2R Pro Warrior can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light.

The M2R Pro Warrior flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1800 lm
Intensity22400 cd
Throw299 m
CD/LM factor12.44

With 1800 lm, the M2R Pro Warrior flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The M2R Pro Warrior flashlight has 22400 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. 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

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

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. Strobe mode on M2R Pro Warrior flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmagnetic USB
Thermal regulationyes

The M2R Pro Warrior flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The M2R Pro Warrior flashlight can charge from a USB power source. This source can be a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The M2R Pro Warrior has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents5000 mAh 21700 battery
MCC3 magnetic USB charger cable
nylon holster

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Attaching a lanyard to your M2R Pro Warrior flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the M2R Pro Warrior 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.


  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip


  • no battery indicator
  • 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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