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Olight X7R Marauder flashlight review

Cree XHP70 LED
12000 lm output
36100 cd intensity
4 x special 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Olight X7R Marauder flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XHP70 LED, SMO reflector and 4 x special 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 12000 lm output, 36100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 380 m.

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

Table of Contents

  • Olight X7R Marauder 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

The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Olight X7R Marauder, then tell us.

Olight X7R Marauder / X7RM

The X7R Marauder 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 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 X7R Marauder specifications

BrandOlight
NameX7R Marauder
TypeX7RM
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1466 user votes.
Launch2017
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

Weight665 g
Length129 mm
Body diameter52 mm
Head diameter68 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 665 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the X7R Marauder 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 X7R Marauder flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The X7R Marauder has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux12000 lm
Intensity36100 cd
Throw380 m
CD/LM factor3.01

Flashlights with very high lumen outputs demand a substantial amount of power. The X7R Marauder flashlight has 36100 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 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

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 X7R Marauder flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x special 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno
Specialsproximity sensor

The Olight X7R Marauder flashlight is powered by 4 x special 18650 Li-Ion batteries. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. 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 "7" in the IPx7 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contentsC5V 4A wall adapter
USB Type-C cable
lanyard
nylon holster

The holster keeps your flashlight secure. It provides a reliable and easy way to do this when not in use. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the X7R Marauder 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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • adapter included
  • protective holster

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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