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Olight M2R Warrior flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1500 lm output
10880 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Olight M2R Warrior flashlight was 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.

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

Table of Contents

  • Olight M2R Warrior 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
  • Comparisons

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Olight M2R Warrior / M2RW

The M2R Warrior flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. This light has 6 modes of lighting. The M2R Warrior mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time.

You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries. It offers a cheaper and more eco-friendly solution.

Olight M2R Warrior specifications

BrandOlight
NameM2R Warrior
TypeM2RW
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1474 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

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

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

The M2R Warrior is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the M2R Warrior has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components.

The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The M2R Warrior flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

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

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The designers of the M2R Warrior incorporated an orange peel reflector to enhance the beam. It does this by diffusing the light from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens.

The M2R Warrior flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. The rear switch allows for quick and easy momentary or constant-on activation. It enables rapid response and tactical moves.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

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. The M2R Warrior flashlight has 10880 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. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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 M2R Warrior is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portmagnetic USB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The M2R Warrior flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. This flashlight can charge the battery with a built-in charger. It works with a USB power source. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
clip
lanyard
magnetic USB charger cable
nylon holster

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

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

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • no battery indicator
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Updated: April 23, 2024

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.