0With the Olight X7R Marauder, we have one of the brightest LED flashlights available in the torch market today. This torch promises 12000 lumens of extreme power in a handy ergonomic design.
Processing of the Olight X7R Marauder
As you would expect, the workmanship of the Olight X7R Marauder (See Price on Amazon) is high quality, and beyond any doubt.
At the head of the lamp, we find a typical Olight blue bezel, which fits snugly and firmly around the reflector. There are also four cooling fins around the head. This helps counter how hot typical torches become when they have been on for too long.
The cooling fins are interrupted by the side switch, which has a fixed pressure point and is extremely robust. The side switch is bordered by a blue ring that fits perfectly with the bezel.
On the somewhat slimmer body of the lamp, we find corrugations all around, so that the light device lies well in hand. Here we also see the fold-out attachment for the very robust lanyard.
At the end of the lamp is the lid, which can be easily turned to release or close the cover of the charging port. This lid is also grooved so that you can use it well.
Reflector with 3 CREE XHP70 LEDs
View into the reflector of the Olight X7R Marauder. A look into the reflector of the Olight X7R Marauder will make every flashlight fan’s heart beat faster. This orange peel reflector is home to a total of 3 CREE XHP70 LEDs, which are arranged almost like a three-leaf clover.
The built-in sensor in the reflector
The Olight X7R Marauder has an exciting feature that we have never seen in any other LED flashlight. This is a sensor that is located on the side of the reflector.
This sensor ensures that the brightness is automatically reduced as soon as an object is too close to the head of the lamp. You can test how this feature works by holding your hand close to the reflector.
Luminous characteristics of the Olight X7R Marauder
The Olight X7R Marauder’s lighting characteristics are clearly in the direction of the floodlight and thus illuminate very wide and flat. Despite this orientation, the lamp reaches a maximum range of 380 meters.
Thus, the Olight X7R Marauder presents itself as absolutely suitable for everyday use and universally applicable. The X7R shows its advantages wherever a large amount of light is required.
We are always thrilled when we switch to one of the two turbo modes with this lamp, because with max. 12000 lumens, the Olight X7R Marauder (See Price on Amazon) can easily illuminate a pitch-dark football pitch very brightly.
Power supply for the Olight X7R Marauder
The Olight X7R Marauder comes with a total of four permanently installed 18650 Li-ion batteries. Of course, we cannot say why Olight opted for permanently installed batteries in this model. So walking around with replacement batteries is not an option with this torch.
Charging the Olight X7R Marauder
The Olight X7R Marauder is charged by the included USB-C charging cable. The USB Type-C technology makes charging faster than with lamps that only come with a conventional micro-USB port/cable. The USB Type-C charging cable is also included in the scope of delivery. The charging port of the lamp is located in the lamp cover and is protected by a clever mechanism.
If you turn the lamp cover briefly, the cover of the charging port is pushed aside, and the USB C socket becomes visible. Now the charging cable can be plugged in.
A red light appears around the port while charging. When the lamp is fully charged, this light glows green. That is very nicely done. When the lamp is fully charged, the charging cable can be removed, and the charging port can be appropriately closed by a short turn of the cover and is therefore well protected.
Operation of the Olight X7R Marauder
The Olight X7R Marauder (See Price on Amazon) is operated entirely via the side switch on the lamp head. This side switch has a strong pressure point, which is to prevent the switch from being operated accidentally. There is also an indicator LED inside the switch, which roughly indicates the charge level of the batteries.
If the lamp is switched on, this small LED in the side switch pulses continuously. This is very nice to look at. When the lamp is switched off, it is enough to poke the lamp to activate this indicator LED briefly. Even then, by pulsing in green or red, it shows the status of the batteries.
But now we come to the actual operation. As always with Olight flashlights, this is very simple and logical.
The lamp is switched on or off by briefly pressing the side switch. If you switch it on, you end up in memory mode in the last brightness level used.
If the lamp is switched on, you can now switch through the levels Low, Medium, and High by holding the switch.
The turbo mode with 7000 lumens can be reached by double-clicking the side switch. This is also possible when the lamp is switched off. With a further double click, you can reach the brightest Turbo S level with 12000 lumens.
Furthermore, the Olight X7R Marauder also offers a nightlight mode with 10 lumens, which is achieved when the lamp is switched off by pressing the side switch for a longer time.
If you want to enter the stroboscope mode, you can do this by triple-clicking the side switch. This also works when the lamp is switched off.
The Olight X7R Marauder also offers an electronic key lock, which should ensure that the lamp does not turn on accidentally during transport. This key lock is activated by holding down the side switch of the switched-off lamp for 2 seconds. If the key lock is to be deactivated again, the switch must also be held down for 2 seconds.
The Olight X7R Marauder does not offer a mechanical lookout because the batteries are permanently installed.
Olight X7R Marauder scope of delivery
The scope of delivery of Olight X7R Marauder delivery included the following parts:
- Olight X7R Marauder LED flashlight
- USB-C charging cable
- power adapter
- operation manual
The Olight X7R Marauder in practice
There are so many LED flashlights that are hardly suitable for everyday use due to their very high performance in terms of mobility. That looks different with the Olight X7R Marauder. Because the X7R is very powerful, but due to its compact dimensions, it fits quite well in most jacket pockets.
So you can easily pack this lamp if you know that you need a lot of light output. We also like that very much about the Olight X7R Marauder.
Sure, at 665 grams, this lamp is not a lightweight. But you can’t expect that with this level of performance. After all, a total of 4 18650 batteries work inside the lamp.
Conclusion about the Olight X7R Marauder LED flashlight
The Olight X7R Marauder (See Price on Amazon) is one of the brightest LED torches we have ever had in our hands. The complete design is simply a dream. This lamp is not only beautiful, but it is also very comfortable to hold. The Olight designers have indeed created a true masterpiece here.
The simple operation, as well as the extreme performance with up to 12000 lumens, speak for themselves.