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Offline robo819

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Review Olight X7 Marauder
« on: November 18, 2016, 10:26:26 PM »
This is the Olight X7 Marauder sent to me for review by Olight. No other compensation other than the light was received in return for my review.
 First let me post the links for the Olight site for the light and the Amazon Link.
(Links are NON affiliated)
http://www.olightstore.com/led-flashlights/safety-and-self-defense/oligh...(link is external)
 Amazon site link….. https://www.amazon.com/Olight-X7-Marauder-VARIABLE-OUTPUT-SIDE-SWITCH/dp...(link is external)
 Also Olight asked me to mention they are having their Black Friday sale from November 24th thru the 28th with 20% to 35% off.
 That link is here………. http://www.olightstore.com/(link is external)

Now what I am here for………
I think I covered most everything in one portion of the video or the other , but I will just make a few notes here.

The light came well packaged in a padded mailing envelope and then the box the light itself comes in is also well padded. Everything was neatly in place when both were opened and the Olight box is very well made for a cardboard box and even has a magnetic closure on it. The second thing I would like to mention is the moon mode on the light. I don’t know of any other companies that put the moonlight mode on their big flooders or throwers and it can be a useful mode to have instead of needing another light because the low is too bright for up close or what have you.
 The overall build quality of this light is excellent with a nice feel , near perfect semi matte finish (anodizing) , nice machining , good threads and fit and just overall nice appearance.
 I also mentioned it in the video but, you need to use only high drain button top cells , as the flat tops wont make connection and protected cells just don’t have enough to give the power needed for this light to operate properly.
 I did forget to mention also , the X7 has manual lockout by turning the tailcap (although it does have to be unscrewed about halfway) as well as the electronic lockout.

I really don’t have anything negative to say about this light at all. This compact little triple emitter XHP70 is a total beast of a light. It is literally like having broad daylight all around when you hit the Turbo S mode and not far from it in the turbo mode.

There are ALOT of pictures of the light and quiet a few beamshots in the slide portion of the video (starting at 13:38 of the time line) and following that is the live outside footage (starting at 18:29) Note my cheap video camera is not the best quality and with the mist in the air last night it made the quality of the video even worse. The live video footage DOES NOT do justice to the output of the X7 at all.
 The still shots are pretty close to what I actually see out there , although the 25 yard beamshots seem a little overexposed as I had trees and bushes all the way around as well as overhead making the light seem even brighter in turbo and turbo S modes.

Video followed by the listed specs……………..
http://www.youtube.com/v/3IKfmEHabtI&fs=1

Light Form concentrated spot , very broad.
 Light Intensity (candela) 24.500
 Max. Performance (lumens) 9000
 Beam Distance 313 m / 1026 ft

LIGHTING LEVELS
 Level 1 ◦9000 lumens – 2.5 min.
◦ 1800 lumens – 200 min.

Level 2 ◦5500 lumens – 8 min.
◦1800 lumens – 215 min.

Level 3 ◦3000 lumens – 32 min.
◦1800 lumens – 200 min.

Level 4 ◦1000 lumens – 6h30min

Level 5 ◦300 lumens – 18h

Level 6 ◦3 lumens – 30 days

Strobe Yes 10Hz

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Compatible Batteries 4 × 18650 HDC (High Discharge Current) for reaching maximum level.
 Led 3 x Cree XHP70 CW
 Waterproof IPX8 – 2m
 Weight 472 g / 16.64 oz
 Length x Body Diameter 127 × 52 mm / 5 × 2.04 in
 Packaging Carton Pack
 Package Contents ◦X7 Marauder Flashlight (batteries not included)
◦Holster
◦Car Sticker Use search and rescue, hunting, military, special operations, marine, camping

Warranty 5 years

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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2016, 07:01:09 PM »
Great stuff, buddy!  What cells did you use in it?  I skipped through stuff til I got to the beam shots and probably missed that part.  Any issues maintaining Turbo S like I had with mine?

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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 02:02:02 AM »
Great stuff, buddy!  What cells did you use in it?  I skipped through stuff til I got to the beam shots and probably missed that part.  Any issues maintaining Turbo S like I had with mine?

Thanks JM for the kind words.
I used the LG HE4 in mine , as it was the only matched set of 4 high drains I have. I did not have any problems at all maintaining the Turbo S mode with them for the full 2 1/2 minutes , although the light does get hot by that time , it did not step down before it reached the auto step down.

I did try some protected 2600 mAh cells that are also a matched set , just to see what they did , and they would not hold the Turbo S but about 1 second at best.

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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 11:58:05 AM »
Great review man! I've bought the flashlight few days ago for $270! This flashlight can turn your night into day :)
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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 06:28:33 PM »
Thanks once again for a wonderful review buddy! Much appreciated  8)

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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 10:29:22 AM »
Great review man! I've bought the flashlight few days ago for $270! This flashlight can turn your night into day :)

Thanks,
Yes it is most definitely a bright light and the brightest one as far as shear output in my collection.

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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2016, 10:31:28 AM »
Thanks once again for a wonderful review buddy! Much appreciated  8)


YW and Thanks
Always glad to do the reviews and hope they can help anyone wanting to gain a little more information before they buy.

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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 09:01:35 PM »
It helped me decide to buy one. Man, is this thing bright. It works fine with Panasonic 3400ma 10 amp cells and LG's 15 amp ones equally well. Very pleased with the light. Construction and finish are exceptional, as well.
Thanks again.

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Re: Review Olight X7 Marauder
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2017, 07:10:17 AM »
Glad the review helped you to decide........
even the TurboS is working with the Panasonic 3400?  Are they the Unprotected ones? I couldn't get anything more than a blink from any protected cells I tried in the light....Only the unprotected ones would work.