REVIEW – Everyone’s EDC should include a reliable flashlight. However, the disadvantage of most flashlights is that their batteries always seem to die right when you need them. This difficulty is solved with the Olight Warrior Mini 2 flashlight, which allows you to recharge the battery while it is still inside the torch.
What Exactly Is It?
The Olight Warrior Mini 2 is a pocket-sized LED flashlight with two switches, six light modes, and a rechargeable battery. This flashlight comes in a variety of limited-edition hues, including four titanium versions and a raw Copper version. I received the Spring Ti version, which has an iridescent blue, purple, green, gold, and copper shimmer, as seen above.
What’s In The Box, Exactly?
• Olight Warrior Mini 2 flashlight
• 18650 batteries with 3500mAh capacity
• USB charging cable
• User manual
Features and design
The Olight Warrior Mini 2 is the follow-up to my November review of the Warrior Mini. The irony is that the new Mini 2 isn’t quite as little as the original. The Olight 2 flashlight is 4.65 inches long and weighs 4.3 oz (122g) with knurling around the grip.
The Olight 2 comes with a lanyard that links to an eyelet in the pocket clip and a replaceable steel 2-way pocket clip. What exactly is a two-way pocket clip? With the bezel up or down, it may be clipped into your pocket or belt. You may even attach it to your hat’s brim for hands-free use.
The side switch on the Olight 2 flashlight includes a rubber cover that makes it easy to activate and provides excellent tactile input. The side button also features an LED beneath it that illuminates green when the battery level is greater than 60%, orange when the battery level is 10-60%, red when the battery level is 5-10% and blinks red when the battery level is less than 5%.
Like several of the other Olight flashlights I’ve examined, the tail cap is flat and magnetic. However, the magnet does not appear to be as powerful as the first Warrior Mini, or perhaps it is simply because the Olight Warrior Mini 2 is larger and heavier, but it will not stick to a steel surface in the horizontal position without coming off. You can utilize the tail cap as a second activation button for rapid brief light for as long as you hold the button.
The battery compartment is accessible by unscrewing the tail cap. A 3500mAh 18650 rechargeable lithium battery powers the Olight. The USB cable that comes with the device is magnetically attached to the tail cap and is used to charge it.
During the charging process, an LED surrounding the wire glows red and turns green when the battery is fully charged, which takes about 3.5 hours.
The Olight Warrior Mini 2 flashlight is used.
The flashlight has six different light modes, each with a varied runtime and beams through distance.
220 meters, 1750 lumens, 4 minutes, 1750 lumens
117 meters, 500 lumens, 218 minutes
120 lumens, 19 hours, 57 meters, medium
Low: 15 lumens, 19 meters, 164 hours
45 days, 1 lumen of moonlight, – meters Unknown strobe
The runtime and beam throw distances have all been enhanced slightly over the previous edition of this lantern.
This EDC flashlight is IPX8 rated and features an LED that produces a maximum of 1750 lumens in turbo mode and a very dim 1 lumen in moon mode. It can shine for up to 45 days in that mode.
Do You Notice The Crescent-Shaped Cutout In The Image Above At 12 O’clock?
That’s the proximity sensor you’re looking at. Olight has incorporated this as a new feature to the Warrior Mini 2. When the sensor senses an impediment, the brightness is immediately reduced. The light will turn off after 60 seconds if the blockage has not been removed. If you mistakenly activate the flashlight in a bag, pocket, or other enclosed areas, this safety function helps minimize overheating and battery loss.
Turbo mode, at 1750 lumens, is the brightest setting. Double-pressing the side switch while the flashlight is turned on, or hard pushing the tail cap button will activate this mode.
Strobe mode is activated by pressing the side switch three times.
The flashlight will remember the light mode you choose and will utilize it the next time you switch it on. However, by holding down the side button, you can change/cycle the mode.
What I appreciate about it:
• There are two switches: a handle switch and a tail switch
• There are multiple brightness modes
• Rechargeable battery
• Proximity sensor
• There isn’t anything I’d alter.
Finally, A Few Ideas
The Olight Warrior Mini 2 is simple to operate, and I appreciate the fact that there are two distinct switches to activate the light.
If you leave the flashlight in turbo mode for several minutes, it does grow warm, but not hot enough to burn your hand.
The Olight 2 flashlight is one of my favorites since it is well-made, small enough to fit in a pocket or bag, produces a lot of light, and can be recharged with the provided magnetic USB charging cord.
If all you want to do is light up your cheeks, there isn’t much of a difference in the lights. If you try this, be aware that as you pull the light out and it hits your eyes, you will become briefly blind.
Now, if Olight could figure out a way to attach the Warrior Mini to a rifle, it would greatly increase its adaptability, as it surely has the power to illuminate a target.
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