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Olight Marauder 2 flashlight review

12 x Osram KW CULPM1.TG LEDs, 1 x Osram P9 LED
14000 lm output
160000 cd intensity
integrated 5000mAh Li-Ion battery

The Olight Marauder 2 flashlight was released in 2020. It uses 12 x Osram KW CULPM1.TG LEDs, 1 x Osram P9 LED, TIR reflector and integrated 5000mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 14000 lm output, 160000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 800 m.

Curious if this Olight flashlight is a real gem? Keep following along!

Table of Contents

  • Olight Marauder 2 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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Olight Marauder 2 / MARAUDER2

The Marauder 2 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. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of Marauder 2. This light has 7 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode.

It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. This USB rechargeable flashlight eliminates the need for disposable batteries. It offers a cheaper and more eco-friendly solution.

Olight Marauder 2 specifications

BrandOlight
NameMarauder 2
TypeMARAUDER2
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1320 user votes.
Launch2020
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

Weight750 g
Length140 mm
Body diameter53 mm
Head diameter79 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
blue

This 750 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the Marauder 2 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 Marauder 2 flashlight is available in assorted colors: black, blue.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter12 x Osram KW CULPM1.TG LEDs, 1 x Osram P9 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR + convex
Switchdual electronic side

Osram is a German lighting manufacturer. It is a well-known and respected LED maker in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The TIR lens of the Marauder 2 can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux14000 lm
Intensity160000 cd
Throw800 m
CD/LM factor11.43

The Marauder 2 flashlight has 14000 lm. It will beam an intense and blindingly bright light. 160000 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes7 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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

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Features, battery, protections

Batteryintegrated 5000mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsflood- and spotlight
powerbank function

The Olight Marauder 2 flashlight is powered by integrated 5000mAh Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. You can use various USB power sources to recharge the battery. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. A flashlight's impact resistance can vary. It depends on its design, construction, and intended use. The Marauder 2 has a USB port. It lets you connect and charge devices, such as smartphones, tablets, or other USB gadgets.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contentsUSB Type-C cable
lanyard
wall adapter

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Marauder 2 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

  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • adapter included

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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