Olight M2R Warrior 1500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

1500 lm output
10880 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Olight M2R Warrior (M2RW) released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, OP reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1500 lm output, 10880 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 209 m.

The M2R Warrior flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas, locating supplies, or signaling for help. This light has 6 modes of lighting. The mode memory of M2R Warrior eliminates the need to cycle through different modes every time you turn on the flashlight, providing convenience and saving time.

The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries, offering a more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.

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Olight M2R Warrior (M2RW) specifications

NameM2R Warrior
Rated 4/5 based on 1234 user votes.

The M2R Warrior flashlight offers precise and focused illumination. Unlike ambient or overhead lighting sources, flashlights allow you to direct the light exactly where you need it.


Weight155 g
Length130 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter24.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The M2R Warrior generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. The length of the M2R Warrior flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of M2R Warrior has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components, such as the LED or battery.

The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This improves the overall durability of the flashlight body. The M2R Warrior flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.


EmitterCree XHP35 HD LED
Color temperature5000 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, electronic rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The orange peel reflector of M2R Warrior is designed to improve the beam characteristics of the flashlight by diffusing the light emitted from the light source.

The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. This can increase the overall brightness and efficiency of the M2R Warrior flashlight. The multiple switch configuration on the M2R Warrior flashlight can be a useful option, providing additional versatility and convenience in operating the flashlight. The M2R Warrior has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation. The rear switch of M2R Warrior is typically operated with the thumb or finger, making it easily accessible and convenient to use. The positioning of the switch at the rear of the flashlight allows for natural and intuitive operation, particularly in one-handed scenarios.


Flux1500 lm
Intensity10880 cd
Throw209 m
CD/LM factor7.25

With 1500 lm, the M2R Warrior flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. The M2R Warrior flashlight with 10880 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) is a measure of a flashlight's beam intensity relative to its total luminous flux or output. It quantifies the concentration of light emitted by the flashlight in relation to the total amount of light produced.


Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The M2R Warrior has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The strobe function on the M2R Warrior flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.


Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmagnetic USB
Thermal regulationno

The power source of the M2R Warrior flashlight is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The USB charger port on a flashlight can be particularly useful in emergency situations where access to power outlets may be limited. When the M2R Warrior flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.

Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions, such as prolonged high-output use or exposure to high ambient temperatures. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.


Package contents18650 battery
magnetic USB charger cable
nylon holster

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the additional expense of purchasing a battery separately. The holster provides a reliable and convenient way to keep your flashlight securely protected when not in use. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

The performance of the Olight M2R Warrior flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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