Thoughts on the Olight Marauder 2?

Whitelight1

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Anyone looking at picking one of these up? I'm not fan of non user replaceable cells or proprietary cells, but this light caught my eye.
 

dotCPF

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I think it looks great honestly. Sure cool white, sure proprietary cells, but I think in reality in a light like this with C-to-C charging it's alright. Trying to charge that many large cells (not to be some sort of cop-out) is a PITA anyways, and I guess it's safer and probably much more water resistant as a result.

Overall, looks really impressive. It's big money and more than I'd care to spend on an Olight, but that's not to say it isn't necessarily worth it. Neat features, maybe a bit gimmicky, but I love the lights on the Seeker button, and this is just a MOAR version of that with a rotary switch and funny anus-charger.

I'd buy this over any of the "super"-Imalents any day of the week.
 

id30209

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Looks like they rushed it for BF sale that they didn't have time to make proper e-switch lo/hi selector. It can be heard on videos, switching sound like on old Maglites.
And aspheric beam looks like cheepo's form Aliexpress. Honestly, total fail.
Acebeam X10 did it much better


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ma tumba

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Looks like they rushed it for BF sale that they didn't have time to make proper e-switch lo/hi selector. It can be heard on videos, switching sound like on old Maglites.
And aspheric beam looks like cheepo's form Aliexpress. Honestly, total fail.
Acebeam X10 did it much better


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I agree. But there are some great concepts there. I am looking forward to replacement of lo/hi switch by a ramping lo/hi slider.
 

RCLumens

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I like the idea of the immediate switch to throw, but I wish there was a option for having both flood AND throw on at same time as well as separate modes, so perhaps a three position switch/mode system. Flood, throw, both... I think it looks pretty cool though - this said, I've never been a big fan of soda pop lights as far as looks go.
 
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