Olight M2R Warrior Flashlight

The Olight M2R Warrior is a medium-sized, tactical flashlight that generates a 1,500 lumen (682′) beam. It can use either two CR123 batteries or a 18650 rechargeable battery. The M2R is 5.12″ long with a body diameter of 0.96″ (1″ at the head). It is a bit larger than most EDC flashlights and it is at the upper limit of what I would use as a concealable EDC (EveryDay Carry) flashlight. It has both side and tail switches and a magnetic coupler to recharge the 18650 battery.

Features include:

  • Beam: 1500, 700, 250, 15, 1 lumens
  • Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes on highest setting
  • Construction: Machined from aircraft grade aluminum, mild strike bezel on front, tight/smooth threads, O-ring for water sealing.
  • Size/Weight: 5.12″ long, 5.26 oz
  • Batteries: Two CR123s or one 18650 rechargeable battery
  • Charging via a magnetic coupler that connects to tail
  • Waterproof: IPX8 waterproof
  • Durability: Unknown
  • Price: About $100
  • Switches: Silent switch and tail switch has momentary ON with instant access to strobe
  • Clip: Friction fit and removable double clip
  • Beam Pattern: 54″ x 13″ at 3′ (Beam Scale)

The M2R is a larger, high-powered, tactical flashlight that uses duel fuel (two CR123s or one 18650 battery), has a magnetic charger coupling, and machined aircraft aluminum body. The M2R can be used as an EDC light but it is at the upper limit of what I would want for EDC. The length allows the flashlight to be a good tactical choice for those with very large hands.


The M2R would be a good choice for a larger everyday carry (EDC) flashlight.

  • Turbo beam of 1,500 lumens with almost 2 hours of run time
  • Low beam of 15 lumens with 70-hour battery life
  • Aluminum construction with front tactical bezel with mild crenellation
  • Larger but still concealable
  • Large enough to extend across the palm of those who have large hands
  • Instant strobe mode using tail switch


  • Sleeve required when using CR123 batteries.
  • Complicated user interface but easy to use in normal light modes.
  • Larger than I prefer for a pocket EDC light.

These are minor disadvantages and should NOT dissuade you from purchasing this light.


I had the chance to briefly play with this light and I was pretty impressed. I liked the way that I could instantly access the strobe mode using the tail switch. I like the dual fuel option and the magnetic charger coupling. The M2R is larger and it is at the very top limit for what I would use for EDC.

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