Olight M2R PRO Warrior - how its made (a trip to china)

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Olight M2R PRO Warrior - how its made (a trip to china)

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on my visit at the Olight factory i took some pictures from the new M2R pro

Olight M2R pro - how its made

 

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Wow Olight’s facility is very impressive, much larger than I expected. I thought they had like a dozen staff at most since Convoy, Fireflies, Jaxman, Emisar are one man shops. I bet Olight does 95% of their business with government agencies and only 5% with enthusiasts. The flashlight sales numbers I see on sites like Aliexpress are quite abysmal and far too little to be sustainable for a full fledged company.

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Some may not like Olight products for various reasons but no one should question Oight’s commitment to product development and attention to detail. Many of my first real flashlights were Olight products. I have kind of written them off because I don’t believe they put out any warm tints in any of their products and quite a few don’t even offer a neutral tint. They recently dropped the neutral tint option for the H2R headlight. I could be way off base but I suspect that the people making the decisions about tint choices live in a city environment and are constantly surrounded by artificial light.

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I can’t believe how much of it is actually done by hand.

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Oli wrote:
Some may not like Olight products for various reasons but no one should question Oight’s commitment to product development and attention to detail. Many of my first real flashlights were Olight products. I have kind of written them off because I don’t believe they put out any warm tints in any of their products and quite a few don’t even offer a neutral tint. They recently dropped the neutral tint option for the H2R headlight. I could be way off base but I suspect that the people making the decisions about tint choices live in a city environment and are constantly surrounded by artificial light.

That is so true, I stopped buying Olights because they don’t offer any WW or NW tint. The H2R headlight had the best 4000K tint I’ve ever seen and it came from a XHP50.2. It was a very rosy 4000K. I just wish I knew where to get these emitters. Now they only offer CW in their lights because I guess their government/professional clients only want CW. The only Olights I still buy are their copper lights because I like copper so much. From the hundreds of flashlights I’ve came across, I can say Olight quality is definitely the highest.

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Great video! Very impressive set up, the production line is very clean and efficient.

Thanks for making that, I really enjoy seeing inside factories and even better when it’s a brand I know.

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thanks for the kind words!

i will have more videos like this one - my trip was eye-opening to many things...

 

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Wow, they even use state-of-the-art cordless anti-static wristbands! (@1:40)

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Yeah Olight factory are impressive.. that guy from goinggear that passed away a few years ago did also a few videos when he was there, the testing of light is impressive, they do lots of different tests to make sure the light survives water, hot or cold , high drops etc etc…. so many say olight lights are expensive ,yes but their quality and how they produce them is very impressive.

I mean the reason i got into expensive lights was the s1 baton copper back then, i had some cheap ultrafire 5$ lights from dealextreme so that opened up for me that better stuff is worth the money..

the only thing i wish and not understand still is, why they dont make and offer more neutral and ww tints in their lights..

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I think the main reason why they don’t offer NW and WW is because their primary customer base are government and professional users where CW is usually preferred. Flashlight enthusiasts like us probably make up less than 5% of their sales. Though I’m surprised their recent M2R Pro uses a NW emitter by default.

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Yes the light temperature is important for the psychology.

Great video M4D M4X. Can you visit other manufacturers, like Convoy?

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I own a couple Olight’s and find them to be tough as nails very high quality and worth there asking price. I’m getting ready to purchase the PL Pro Valkyrie in tan.

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SKV89 wrote:
I think the main reason why they don’t offer NW and WW is because their primary customer base are government and professional users where CW is usually preferred. Flashlight enthusiasts like us probably make up less than 5% of their sales. Though I’m surprised their recent M2R Pro uses a NW emitter by default.

yeah i can understand that, but again when i think i cant? i mean not all their light are made for goverment and that or? they have alot of lights, not all are tactical or even good for goverment, police etc as lights …. the smaller lights should have more tint options imo…

i doubt their best sellers s1 batons and those were for goverment primarly… more like hobby enthusiasts for home etc…

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SammysHP wrote:
Wow, they even use state-of-the-art cordless anti-static wristbands! (@1:40)

Just to give them the benefit of the doubt, I suspect they all have ankle/footy anti-static thingies on. The guy you pointed out was the only one without a wristband. He prolly attaches a cord in other areas to be doubly sure…LOL! Party