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@M4DM4X, why would they block your lower priced sources?

I find it strange.

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This is probably the most high tech flashlight out there and definitely premium quality. But given the X70 has 15k lumens more and active cooling, I would still prefer the X70 at maybe $200 more. 25k lumens is just not all that amazing anymore.

Found a good youtube review on this light.

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Sale is now “ live “. The problem will be battery pack. Also there will be step downs in output. No way you can run that for 3-5 plus without burning your hands, etc….

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The $150 off flash sale starts in a couple hours.

For $450, I’ll probably order one. The 10yr warranty and 1yr money back guarantee helps ease the pain!

Anyone else taking advantage of the flash sale?

hm i would perhaps but that discount is only for the USA so nope Sad way to treat customers who been looking forward this and they just do a discount for US people.. how fair is that? not everyone lives in USA…. without worldwide audience they wouldnt be where they are today.

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SKV89 wrote:
This is probably the most high tech flashlight out there and definitely premium quality. But given the X70 has 15k lumens more and active cooling, I would still prefer the X70 at maybe $200 more. 25k lumens is just not all that amazing anymore.

Found a good youtube review on this light.

And another one.


Of course Olight quality is top,but I see that my DX80 with 32K is perfect, if you understand that I payed only €194.00 for it.Not any problem with it. Smile
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Here that as well… I tried to get them to ship one to me at the discounted price… no go…. but ended up buying it anyway… kinda late for me…

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mmalive wrote:
Sale is now “ live “. The problem will be battery pack. Also there will be step downs in output. No way you can run that for 3-5 plus without burning your hands, etc….

Yes. Any big lights will drop lumen from turn on. ( turbo mode ).. i know because i have 25000 lumen light..

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There are no heat dissipation problems with this light at all! I did a comparison between the DX80 and x9r and the heatsinking ability of the Olight is incredible… I felt no heat whatsoever on the handle or up above the DX80 is a whole different story

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There are no heat dissipation problems with this light at all! I did a comparison between the DX80 and x9r and the heatsinking ability of the Olight is incredible… I felt no heat whatsoever on the handle or up above the DX80 is a whole different story

wow good to hear, they have been saying that it should run suprisingly cool on highest even after those 3 min and this without active cooling.

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There are no heat dissipation problems with this light at all! I did a comparison between the DX80 and x9r and the heatsinking ability of the Olight is incredible… I felt no heat whatsoever on the handle or up above the DX80 is a whole different story

This is what worries me. Where is the heat going? I guess we will find out as more reviews are done.

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JasonWW do u think it can be a problem that the light would somehow keep too much heat inside then it lets out? U sound worried hehe.. all i know they took forever design that light without the fan but like u said they cant go above laws of physics lol..

someone should send u a review unit!

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JasonWW do u think it can be a problem that the light would somehow keep too much heat inside then it lets out? U sound worried hehe.. all i know they took forever design that light without the fan but like u said they cant go above laws of physics lol..

someone should send u a review unit!


It’s quite possible it’s throttling down instead of holding full power or maybe it’s producing well less than the rated specs. This is usually the case when a light does not get hot.

Being Olight, I hope this is not the case. They may just have a lot of heatsink mass so it takes longer to get hot and then the thermal sensors reduce output early to prevent the exterior from getting too hot.

They might be able to increase the turbo run time by raising the thermal limit. Get an extra 30 seconds before stepping down. Some folks might want that.

Anyway, we’ll just have to wait for some reviews to see what it’s doing.

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So i asume u wont be buying one then?

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So i asume u wont be buying one then?

I have zero use for it.

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JasonWW wrote:
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So i asume u wont be buying one then?

I have zero use for it.

Sometimes, you just gotta say no to the hype impulse.

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The X9R failed a simple water submersion test.

A couple minutes under water and the entire light was filled with water.

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How is that possible? They showed a video where they submerge the light in their testing video of the light ? Sad I hope it was more like the tailcap wasnt fully tight or the flap for the charging hole..

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IPX7 Testing: Defined as immersion in up to 1 meter of water. The requirement is that the ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to one meter of submersion). The test details include a test duration of 30 minutes and a water depth of less than one meter.

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I’m really surprised, I clearly remember seeing an immersion test tank in the same lab as their integrating sphere when Marshall from Going Gear visited them..
I don’t see them slapping an IPXX sticker on a 600 bucks light without testing it before Oops

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I could put mine in the bathtub and try but i sure as hell not gonna do that with a 600$light… yea exactly @X3

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It also failed the drop test.

@ 2:26 in the video, you can see the light went dead after the drop.


Did it?

There is a very big difference between going “dead” and just turning off. It’s okay acceptable by the vast majority of users for the light to turn off after a drop as long as it can be turned back on. Can you please tell us if the light was damaged or if it could be turned back on?

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JasonWW wrote:
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It also failed the drop test.

@ 2:26 in the video, you can see the light went dead after the drop.


Did it?

There is a very big difference between going “dead” and just turning off. It’s okay for the light to turn off after a drop as long as it can be turned back on. Can you please tell us if the light was damaged or if it could be turned back on?

How is it OK if the light turns off after a small drop?

If the X9R was dropped or banged during a police raid, rescue operation or caving expedition and went dead (or turned off), lives could be put at risk.

A small drop caused it to go “black”. To me, that means it failed.

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It also failed the drop test.

@ 2:26 in the video, you can see the light went dead after the drop.


Did it?

There is a very big difference between going “dead” and just turning off. It’s okay for the light to turn off after a drop as long as it can be turned back on. Can you please tell us if the light was damaged or if it could be turned back on?

How is it OK if the light turns off after a small drop?

If the X9R was dropped or banged during a police raid, rescue operation or caving expedition and went dead (or turned off), lives could be put at risk.

A small drop caused it to go “black”. To me, that means it failed.


I didn’t say it was okay, just normal.

The difference is being able to pick it up and keep using it or having to ship it back to Olight for repairs. That’s a big difference.

So I think your opinion about it turning off in a drop being a fail of the test is in the minority. (Still a valid opinion if your standards are super high)

So many lights do that due to the battery springs compressing and briefly loosing contact turning them off. It’s kind of normal. I think if the light still works, the majority of people would say that test is a pass.

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Drop test means that light should survive so u can press it on again once u pick it up, if it turns off the second it hits the floor isnt a big deal – if the light after doesnt turn on then you got one hell of a problem.

Ive seen videos of R50 drop from a bridge lol, it got some scratches but turned on after just fine, but i asume this light since so heavy wouldnt survive a big fall like that but who knows..

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JasonWW wrote:
It’s okay for the light to turn off after a drop…
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I didn’t say it was okay, just normal.

When you said “it’s okay” I didn’t know you meant it’s normal.

My apologies.

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seery wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
It’s okay for the light to turn off after a drop…
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I didn’t say it was okay, just normal.

When you said “it’s okay” I didn’t know you meant it’s normal.

My apologies.


I altered my original statement to be more clear.

Everyone has their own standards. Like for me, I don’t care if any of my lights are waterproof at all. I don’t use them in the rain or around water. So I don’t care about IPX-6 or 7 or 8, etc…

Everyone is different. Thumbs Up

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seery wrote:
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So many lights do that due to the battery springs compressing and briefly loosing contact turning them off.

Would this apply to lights that utilize a built in battery pack like the X9R or X65?

I could not say without looking at the inside of the battery pack and how the pack connects to the head.

Finding pictures of the internal workings of a flashlight battery pack is a lot harder than you think. I’ve seen a few, but none were from Olight. I guess people usually return a defective Olight battery pack under warranty instead of cracking it open to try and fix it themselves.

Has anyone seen pictures of how the pack connects to the head? I guess you would need to photograph down the battery tube?

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Here is how it looks inside the head and battery connection.

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Here is how it looks inside the head and battery connection.

Okay, so a minimal amount of springyness on the connectors.

Does it have any type of spring or cushion on the tail cap or is it battery pack to metal cap?

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no cushion tailcap is empty more or less like on the astrolux lights etc , the small metal in the middle on the battery is what looks to made all the connection once inside the tube.

I tell u tho, it stinks like hell inside the tube, weird chemical smell or something really weird never smelled anything like that before haha..

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mortuus wrote:
no cushion tailcap is empty more or less like on the astrolux lights etc , the small metal in the middle on the battery is what looks to made all the connection once inside the tube.

I really don’t know where it could be temporarily loosing power. Maybe inside the battery pack? The packs that I’ve seen usually have each 18650 cell spot welded to each other with metal strips. So no springs necessary.

Generally speaking, I would have to say that lights that use battery packs are a lot less susceptible to a temporary loss of power due to an impact. It can still happen, though.

Some lights are much more susceptible. My Convoy L6 is pretty bad about it. It has two heavy cells in series that can pretty easily overpower one of the springs. Plus being short unprotected cells means it only compresses each spring a little bit. A good bump to the head or tail (which causes the batteries to move front or back) can do it. In my case the driver is set up to go turbo on initial power on. So if I drop it or bump it, it doesn’t turn off, it turns on! Lol

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