Review of the Olight X9R + GIVEAWAY :)

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Review of the Olight X9R + GIVEAWAY :)

We jussst finished up our review of the OLight X9R and have anther giveaway for BLF (more info below)! As usual our review is available in two formats, both written and video. Whichever you prefer Big Smile I hope you guys enjoy the review and we would love for any feedback.


OLight S30R Baton III Giveaway
OLight AU has given us ANOTHER flashlight to giveaway on BLF. This time we have an OLight S30R Baton III! Entry is really easy, just read the video description here.


OLight X9R Video Review
https://youtu.be/uQ-vpQe7gns


OLight X9R Written Review
This isn’t our first time handling the X9R. Two months ago, Olight Australia gave us the X9R prototype to gauge our thoughts. They touted the X9R as OLight’s biggest and brightest flashlight. With our prototype video receiving almost 300 comments and 125 likes, it was clear to us that our IQ’ers were excited.

Today is the day that we finally bring you the X9R in all it’s glory. With almost weekly messages asking if we know the release date, this has certainly been a much anticipated flashlight.

If you are not familiar with the X9R, this is Olight’s mega-flashlight offering with 25,000 lumens of output. Weighing in at 1.8kg or 4 pounds this isn’t for the faint hearted. Though Olight has thoughtfully included a shoulder strap in the box which allows for much more comfortable carry.

The design is well thought out, with a rocketship-esk body, the asthetics are quite pleasing. The machining and anodization are perfect with no flaws or sharp edges. This is impressive when you consider the level of detail that Olight has gone to with the X9R. Though perhaps this is to be expected from a flashlight costing 5 times as much as a regular flashlight.

The X9R reminds me of a Chris Reeve Sebenza, a popular grail knife amongst pocket knife collectors. If you look at the finer details of a Chris Reeve Sebenza, you can appreciate its tight tolerances and attention to detail. The X9R is much the same, the closer you look, the more you will discover.

With all this being said, one question remains. Why not just buy the Imalant DX80 which is not only cheaper, but brighter at 32,000 lumens. Well, the simple answer is – maybe you should. The DX80 has its own innovations and higher output. Though if you’re the sort of person who carries a Sebenza and wears a mechanical watch, then maybe you would appreciate the quality and detail of the X9R more. Putting the X9R side by side with DX80, the X9R appears brighter, though this is likely a result of its much larger and deeper reflectors allowing the X9R to throw further.

When you spend this much dole on a flashlight, you would expect an equally robust carrying case. This is exactly what Olight has included with their waterproof, dustproof and shockproof X9R carrying case. Upon opening the case, you find a 2amp wall charger, 1.5amp car charger, shoulder strap, anti-roll ring, instruction manual and the X9R. All the accessories and the X9R are neatly laid out in laser cut foam. This is certainly a nice inclusion by Olight.

Changing the battery is as simple as connecting the included power pack, with the battery indicator showing the charge progress. Olight has also indicated that spare batteries will be made available in the future.

Simply put, the interface is what we know and love from Olight. With shortcuts to turbo, low and strobe modes. Improving on the classic Olight interface, Olight has gone one step further by providing an innovative dashboard showing both the output and battery levels. The X9R also includes proximity sensors, which will automatically dim the flashlight when close to nearby objects.

The X9R includes eight light modes and one flashing mode. This includes mode 1 at 200 lumens, mode 2 at 400 lumens, mode 3 at 800 Lumens, mode 4 at 1,600 lumens, mode 5 at 3,200 lumens, mode 6 at 6,400 lumens, mode 7 at 12,800 lumens and mode 8 at 25,000 lumens. The X9R will stepdown on both of its highest modes, including at 10 minutes for mode 7 and 3 minutes for mode 8.

To switch on the X9R 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 8 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. The X9R also features a lockout mode, which can be accessed by holding the side button for more than 2 seconds from off.

The X9R is really something special, from its 25,000 of output to its sleek lines and user interface. The X9R appears to be a solid option for both professional operators and enthusiasts alike.

A huge thank you to Olight Australia for allowing us to evaluate their new X9R.

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Once again, thank you your support – OutdoorsIQ

Edited by: OutdoorsIQ on 06/14/2018 - 18:41
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Thank so much for the GAW! I’ve always wanted an S30R but could never afford one…. wish me luck Smile

By the way, is OLight going to come out with a battery tray for the X9R or is it only compatible with their batteries?

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Good luck! I’ll ask my OLight contact for you. But from previous conversations they will be offering spare batteries. They went with a proprietary because they were concerned that users may not feed the X9R with the appropriate high-drain batteries that it needs for such high output.

You should checkout the Imalant DX80 too which takes regular 18650’s.

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I could really use one of these beauties. Thanks for the GAW.

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OutdoorsIQ wrote:
Good luck! I’ll ask my OLight contact for you. But from previous conversations they will be offering spare batteries. They went with a proprietary because they were concerned that users may not feed the X9R with the appropriate high-drain batteries that it needs for such high output.

You should checkout the Imalant DX80 too which takes regular 18650’s.

Thanks, both I would need to save up forever for… but I think the X9R quality looks better to me then the DX80. Have did you find the quality when you handled both? Your so lucky to have two amazing flashlights like this…

BTW – Those photos are cool. Sebenza & X9R what a combo…. the blue matches well.

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DX80 is much cheaper less than 50% of this one.

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hehaw77 wrote:
DX80 is much cheaper less than 50% of this one.
I just like the X9R better, interface, styling, better throw (from beam shots i’ve seen). Comes at a higher price though…