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Olight Warrior X

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Mikey Bautista
Olight Warrior X

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When gear has the word “warrior” in its name, that's when you know it means business. And for Olight especially, who have released some excellent lights under the “warrior” banner, it's also an indicator of quality. The new Warrior X celebrates 10 years of flagship flashlights, each showcasing how far flashlights have come for their time, and in the case of the X, how much Olight have mastered their own. It's a powerful light with the latest features you would want from a modern light, while also paying homage to the simple efficiency of Olight's design history.

Designed first and foremost to be a weaponlight, the Warrior X is built for the part. A beefy, IPX8-rated aluminium shell and a 3 mm tempered glass lens allows the Warrior X to endure harsh drops up to 2 meters, as well as the maximum impact and water resistance you could get from a flashlight. Its weaponlight designation also informs some of the design features of the light, including being built for throw with an extra large ridged head and smooth reflector, two types of grip rings to suit your un/gloved preference, and a simpler UI with a single tail switch to control its two configurations and two respective outputs.

Speaking of outputs, this is where the Warrior X starts to bare its teeth. Making full use of a new Cree XHP35 NW LED paired with a high-drain 18650 battery, the X is capable of dishing out a maximum of 2,000 lumens for up to 560 meters of throw. It's one of the most powerful outputs and ranges you can get from a light of this size and battery, effectively doubling the output of previous generation lights, though it does have a rather large stepdown to 600 lumens on High after a minute and a half.

The X's other key features make up for this jump, however. First is a built-in vibrating power indicator rather than an LED to notify you of low power (power ≤30%: vibrate once every 5 minutes, power ≤10%: vibrate once per minute, power ≤5%: vibrate 6 times per minute). It's a first of its kind, and a clever compromise for losing the signature Olight side switch/indicator. Its tail comes with Olight's latest magnetic charging button, compatible with their recent magnetic chargers as well as the world's first magnetic pressure switch when in a mounted configuration.

Though a duty light first, the X comes with some great EDC features too, including a custom holster with space for an extra battery, knife, or even backup light, as well as a stainless steel clip for pocket or bag carry with a manageable 7.69-ounce weight. You also get a rechargeable 3000 mAh 18650 battery and magnetic charging USB cable to spare you from having to carry around a charger, which can also charge your other compatible Olight models. Finally, a 5-year warranty ensures years of reliable service to come.

Celebrate 10 years of Olight's finest with the Warrior X by picking one up from Amazon at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations


About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (6 total)

Andrei ·
Hell of a light.
I am a long-time Olight fan, keep on, guys!
Greg ·
This thing is a beast! With the magnetic pressure switch, it's a superb tactical light. I love that the pressure switch works with the M2R Warrior as well! Nice work, Olight!
Fern ·
Looks just like the ace beam l16 just with a blue ring... with that being said I want it
highbob ·
What is an 1850 battery?
An 18650 battery, it’s just a typo 🙄
Mikey Bautista ·
Whoops, thanks for the catch, I've fixed it. :)

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