New Release - OLight Seeker 2 Pro (3200 Pocket Flooder) Full Review

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New Release - OLight Seeker 2 Pro (3200 Pocket Flooder) Full Review

Hey again guys, another exciting release from OLight! I've been personally looking forward to a new pocket flooder for a while. I've had this review unit for what feels like forever. OLight swore me to secrecy until today. While impatiently waiting I've managed to capture some 180 clips (nightmare to edit) which I've included the best in my YouTube review and BLF review below. Hope you guy's like it! I'm certainly not the most scientific reviewer, but I enjoy our hobby and most importantly I enjoy giving something back to our humble community. Of course any questions or tests requests for the Seeker 2 Pro are welcomed while its still in my possession.

 

Video Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPNRx2zZyOs

 

Written Review
Last year we reviewed the X9R, OLights 25,000 lumen monster flooder. Now it would appear were seeing double, with the new Seeker 2 Pro borrowing many of its features. This includes the same user interface, silicone grips and feedback LEDs. All this wrapped up pocket friendly package with 3200 lumens of output. In this review we will run through the key features, operation and our overall conclusion.


While many features have been borrowed from the X9R, the Seeker 2 Pro also features a number of incremental design updates of its own. Most notedly the Seeker 2 Pro is quite small for a 3,200 lumen pocket flooder. We’ve seen similar flashlights such as the older R50 Seeker Pro which were not nearly as pocket friendly. In-fact the Seeker 2 Pro’s head is about 20% smaller than its predecessor. OLight has taken upon its experience with TIR optics to create a triple TIR rather the typical single XHP70. This produces a smooth and even beam without the need for a reflector. This, combined with the 27100 battery has allowed for the overall size reduction.

Then there’s the interface. OLight has continued to include solid user feedback with LED gauge’s for both the output and battery levels. The left side show’s the brightness level while the right side the battery level. Having user feedback allows the user to make a more informed output selection based on the remaining battery capacity.

While it is unusual to have a section to discuss the flashlight grip in my reviews. It is worth mentioning the Seeker 2 Pro’s grip is excellent. Not only does it provide a decent amount of traction, it also provides heat protection when the flashlight is in turbo mode. The styling also matches the Seeker 2 Pro well, almost making it appear like a mini X9R.

The Seeker 2 Pro comes with OLight’s updated MCC or Magnetic Charge Cable. This allows the flashlight to charge at 1 amp, which is somewhat faster than the original MMC which was rated at 500 milliamps. In our testing, a full charged Seeker 2 Pro took 6 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Given the large capacity 5000mah 21700 battery, this charge time isn’t too unreasonable.

OLight has also included what they are calling the L-Dock. This is a magnetic mount allowing the flashlight to be docked in a fixed position for charging. OLight includes 3M adhesive tape, mounting screws and even a set of cable management cable clips in the box. Rather usefully the L-Dock mounted perfectly in our USB equipped centre console, keeping the flashlight charged while we on the road.

The Seeker 2 Pro includes 5 light modes and one flashing modes. This includes moonlight at 5 lumens, low at 50 lumens, medium at 300 Lumens, high at 1,200 lumens and turbo at 3,200 lumens. The Seeker 2 Pro will stepdown for both of its highest modes, including at 110 minutes for high and at 2 minutes for turbo. Runtime varies between 12 days on the moonlight mode to 150 minutes on turbo mode after stepping down.

To switch on The Seeker 2 Pro press the side button once. This will switch on the flashlight in the previously selected mode. Pressing the side button again will switch off the flashlight. To cycle through the 5 light modes, press and hold the side button while the flashlight is on. Pressing and holding the side button from off will access the lowest mode while double tapping the side button from either on or off will access the turbo mode. Both 3 minute and 9 minute timers are available by double tapping and holding the side button from any of the light modes. This will automatically switch off the flashlight when the selected time is reached. Finally to lock out the flashlight, hold the side button for more then 2 seconds when the flashlight is off.

After travelling the past 10 days with the Seeker 2 Pro, we were impressed with both its compact size and output. Combine this with the silicone grips and LED gauges makes this one of OLight’s best new releases this year. If you’re in the market for a pocket flooder the Seeker 2Pro would definitely be worth your consideration.

As always we need to thank OLight Australia for keeping us up to date with their latest products and allowing us to evaluation and review The Seeker 2 Pro prior to its release.





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Cool, but cool white too.
I will pass.

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Looks like a great light. I love my Olight R50 Seeker, modded with 4x E21A. I use it all the time and really like the Olight premium look and feel.

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so first leak was SST40 LEDs used
now XPL?

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Yep spot on, OLight ended up going with 3 X Cree XP-L HD CW LED’s.

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OutdoorsIQ wrote:
Yep spot on, OLight ended up going with 3 X Cree XP-L HD CW LED’s.

With a Tir designed for 5050 LED

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Lexel wrote:
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Yep spot on, OLight ended up going with 3 X Cree XP-L HD CW LED’s.

With a Tir designed for 5050 LED


I’m curious to see a white wall beamshot TBH

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Here you go, one white wall shot Big Smile

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Maybe I did not read careful enough, but I think you failed to mention it has a highly customised battery.
When in need for a spare battery: do I have to buy an identical battery or can I use a regular flattop 21700?

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Thanks for the review. But considering this is even more expensive than the D18, I am going to pass.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Maybe I did not read careful enough, but I think you failed to mention it has a highly customised battery. When in need for a spare battery: do I have to buy an identical battery or can I use a regular flattop 21700?

You are correct, has that crazy nipple top O-ring on the cell. I was going to pick one up, but this was actually a deal breaker. A normal 21700 with a neutral tint would have got my money.

 

 

 

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Yep I would have bought it if it had a nice 5D neutral tint like the one in the early batch of olight H2R.

Olight rep didnt even answer what emitter they are using in this light.

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Looks interesting except it’s 190.00 in Canada.

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SKV89 wrote:
Yep I would have bought it if it had a nice 5D neutral tint like the one in the early batch of olight H2R.

Olight rep didnt even answer what emitter they are using in this light.

its using XP-L LED leds… i agree i dont understand why olight are so obsessed with cool white tints that its probably using or so.. neutral would been a better choice.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Maybe I did not read careful enough, but I think you failed to mention it has a highly customised battery.
When in need for a spare battery: do I have to buy an identical battery or can I use a regular flattop 21700?

Hi Henk4U2, I bought one on offer the first day of sale. Buttonless batteries do not work in the Seeker 2 PRO. At home I have an Acebeam 21700 button top that is fine.
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mortuus wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
Yep I would have bought it if it had a nice 5D neutral tint like the one in the early batch of olight H2R.

Olight rep didnt even answer what emitter they are using in this light.

its using XP-L LED leds… i agree i dont understand why olight are so obsessed with cool white tints that its probably using or so.. neutral would been a better choice.


They do that so I can make videos to show you how to open them and swap the LED by yourself Silly

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Maybe I did not read careful enough, but I think you failed to mention it has a highly customised battery. When in need for a spare battery: do I have to buy an identical battery or can I use a regular flattop 21700?
Hi Henk4U2, I bought one on offer the first day of sale. Buttonless batteries do not work in the Seeker 2 PRO. At home I have an Acebeam 21700 button top that is fine.

Thanks.

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Itsme wrote:
Looks interesting except it’s 190.00 in Canada.

Meet me at the southern border, I’ll throw it over the forest road to you for US price. lol

 

 

 

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Itsme wrote:
Looks interesting except it’s 190.00 in Canada.

Meet me at the southern border, I’ll throw it over the forest road to you for US price. lol

CAD 190.00 equals USD 141.10 according to mr. Bloomberg. Let’s call it an even $140.
It’s not yet for sale in NL. I wonder if it still qualifies as a budget light, after 21% VAT.

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They do that so I can make videos to show you how to open them and swap the LED by yourself Silly

Where is it, then? Silly

Just joking. Very easy to open. Just unscrews against the palm of my hand.

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They do that so I can make videos to show you how to open them and swap the LED by yourself Silly

Where is it, then? Silly

Just joking. Very easy to open. Just unscrews against the palm of my hand.


Yes, that.
I won’t bother uploading a video for this one obviously Smile

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Has anyone had any problems with this light? I ordered 1 brand new and it wont come on…and I did remove the plastic battery saver thing before trying it right out of the box. I figured maybe the battery was just dead. It’s been on the charger a few hours now and still nothing.