Short in Review but Big in Brightness: The Olight X7 Marauder

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Short in Review but Big in Brightness: The Olight X7 Marauder

ok, I’m gonna do this a little differenly, let’s start with beam shots…
the contenders…

oh yeah, putting lights on an armchair make me literally an armchair flashaholics… laughing







ok, now that we have “the other” lights out of the way, let’s get to the cool stuff…



Almost everything in front of me just washed out with Turbo S mode of 9000 lumens… this is freaking crazy…

Since I don’t think the narrow walking path do X7 just in showing off the brightness, decided to move to another location…


But first, let’s use S2R as an example for this new location…





and now, the freak…





This is crazily bright! I’ve actually dial-down my camera exposure for these pics, in actual usage, it lights up everything it touches on within 200-300 meters meters, I have no doubts and quite confident to say that the Turbo S mode can light up the whole football field with ease!

Let’s take another angle down at the field…
first, the control shot…



it’s early in the morning, the park is still dark tho you can see that the sky…

the sky is getting brighter…




and brighter…


and…


… even when the morning sky is getting brighter, X7 can still shine through and wash out what’s in close proximity to me.

With the above, I can sum it up in just 1 word: “FREAKISH”!

You can skip the rest of this post if you want to, as the rest is gonna be boooooriiiiing…

For a light of this class, I would have thought Olight would use a Pelican-like case… but instead, we get this…





The box presents itself…



A warning card…


Everything that comes in the standard box version…

my unit comes together with 4 Olight 3500mAh HDC batteries too… while the kit version has an additional C4 charger.
yes, that is really a car sticker…

Tail end of X7, big fat butt is very sturdy when lay on a flat surface



Removing the tail-cap reveal a yellow colored insulating film protecting the contact points from the batteries during transit.


The inside of tail-cap after removing the insulating film.




here are the 4 pieces of Olight 3500mAh HDC batteries.


square-cut threads


batteries contact point at the head


Low voltage indicator


A big fat switch. You will not miss the switch in pitch dark area due to the physical shape surrounding the switch boot, even when wearing gloves.

A few more shots of X7 body…



I think I can see a greasy o-ring in the gap…


massive heat-sinking fins




all that matters in this light, 3 glorious XHP 70 emitter. I believe Vinh (SkyLumen) has manage to push these emitter beyond 14000 lumens in the same body… surprised

and as usual, the user manual for record…


just a random pic of charging the HDC batteries…


X7 in the included holster…

I really don’t think this X7 should be holster-carry… it’s too bulky… like my tummy….


I like wrapping it in paracord (Koppo wrap) to get a good grip and extra loop when hand-carry.



Last but not least, using X7 in Turbo mode (no, not Turbo S)…

It just lights up a big area in front of me… awesomely-pain-inducing brightness for anyone standing in front…

In conclusion, this is not my usual EDC light, heck, it’s not even my BOB light. But I do think it could be a very good work light especially @ construction sites, and probably search and rescue… however, having to say that, this X7 is lacking a mounting port or mounting solution for it to function as a work light, as “ceiling bounce” or using X7 tail-standing is not always an option. The fact that it rolls easily doesn’t help either. Is this a good blackout light? hmmm… if only it has a sub-100 lumens mode. 3 lumens is too dim for most blackout tasks and 300 lumens is too bright for any closeup tasks…
This is defintely gonna be a shelf piece, for that moment when I feel like showing it off! LOL!


 


man! this chubby thing is bright!

still changing sig ::
Edited by: rookiedaddy on 07/05/2017 - 09:06
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Hello rookiedaddy, thx for the review.

Can you give me the exact diameter of the thread in the bezel? I need it to mount a photographic ring.
Maybe I can mount it inside the bezel or in its place?

Thx

Juls Boo / LIGht HunTer