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    The R50 Seeker is a USB rechargeable flashlight that delivers a maximum of 2500 lumens in a hand sized form factor. The R50 seeker features a Cree XLamp XHP50 LED with an orange peel reflector for the perfect light combination of distance and width. The R50 has over twice the light output of the previous R40 Seeker that featured the Cree XM-L2 LED. A 4500mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery is included to provide a run time of almost 4 days of light on a single charge. The light is charged through a standard Micro-USB charging port located on the tail cap of the flashlight. It also features a completely new tactile and translucent side switch for quick user response and mode switching. The R50 seeker is a powerful and versatile flashlight ideal for police, security, industrial, and home applications alike.

    The R50 Seeker is currently available now at www.olightworld.com, Amazon, and several dealers worldwide.

    https://olightworld.com/store/flashl...50-seeker.html

    https://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Flas...=1&*entries*=0


    KEY FEATURES:
    • Features a Cree XLamp XHP50 LED, maximum output of 2500 lumens,and runtime up to 50 hours.
    • Side switch cycles through three brightness levels. double click access to Turbo while triple click access to Strobe.
    • Multi-function side switch featuring a battery power indicator which glows red when battery runs low.
    • automatically returns to your last brightness level from the off position with the built in memory function.
    • Built-in rechargeable 26650 4500mAh lithium battery with charging cable included.
    • Aircraft-grade aluminum body with anti-scratch type III hard anodizing
    • Ergonomic design with chamfered edges for a comfortable feel in the hand.
    • Lock-out function to prevent accident activation.
    • Waterproof up to 2 meters.

    INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:
    • Micro-USB Cable ( 1m )
    • User Manual
    • 4500mAh 26650 Battery ( customized )
    • Lanyard
    • Power supply
    • Traffic Wand (optional)









    Last edited by Olightworld; 08-17-2016 at 09:01 AM.

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    Nice!

    About the mutli-function translucent power button, does it blink to make it easier to find in the dark, especially when you need to find the button fast?

    Also, what about the L5 Pro?
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    Very nice.
    One question : once the included battery is worn out, can I replace it with a new 26650 off the shelf? If not, that's a fatal flaw.

    Second one question : what about the L5 Pro?

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    Really like the design. That blue makes it pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Very nice.
    One question : once the included battery is worn out, can I replace it with a new 26650 off the shelf? If not, that's a fatal flaw.

    Second one question : what about the L5 Pro?
    1. Looks like a "customized" battery that can be charged via USB. Looks like an "off the shelf" battery will power the light, but can not be charged via the USB charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    1. Looks like a "customized" battery that can be charged via USB. Looks like an "off the shelf" battery will power the light, but can not be charged via the USB charger.
    That would be fine with me.
    I've never figured out the attraction to "in flashlight" charging. When my battery dies, I want to pop another one in & keep going. Not plug in my flashlight & nap for a few hours. And where do I plug it in when I'm in the forest?

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    Even if a regular 26650 cannot be used, you can still pop-in another Olight 26650 that has already been charged - if you happen to be in a forest. If not, however, just plan ahead and do the in-flashlight charging for all other times. Having options is always nice, IMHO.

    I don't have any in-flashlight chargers but if I did, I think I would start using them just for convenience's sake. As simple as it is to take a battery out and recharge it, I still prefer convenience even over simple tasks:

    No need to take off the tailcap.
    No need to put the battery in a charger.
    No need to watch the charger (I usually don't even though maybe I should).
    No need to find where I put the thread lube from the last time i used it.
    No need to lube the threads and o-ring.
    No need to take some tissue and wipe off the excess lube.
    No need to wash my hands, lol!

    ...and then do all the above in reverse order to put the battery back into the light.

    Note: The above steps are nothing more than flashlight OCD, right?
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    Default Re: R50 Seeker Introduction

    Very interested. But the Olight site doesn't show the new R50, yet.
    Any idea on price? Also, what are the other settings in term of light out-put (not just 2500)?

    I do love Olights.

    Lateck,

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    Very, very interesting light. Apparently there's a Pro version too, with a Cree XHP70 emitter.

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-r50-opt.html

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    The pro version was called the "L5 Pro" in the development stage. Had a similar form factor, but with some different ways to charge it. We'll see if it makes it to final production or if it becomes a variant of the R50.
    Very interesting indeed.

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    Thank you 1c3d0g for the link.
    That is way more info then what is on Olight's site.
    Price looks good too.

    Lateck,

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    Hopefully we'll be seeing some real world reviews next month. I'm interested in that pro version and whether or not I can charge any 28650 battery outside the light & use it.

    Oh, one other thing. Is there any way to get rid of that gaudy blue bezel? LOL
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    Yes absolutely. The light works with our standard Olight 26650 that you can purchase separately at any time.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Very nice.
    One question : once the included battery is worn out, can I replace it with a new 26650 off the shelf? If not, that's a fatal flaw.

    Second one question : what about the L5 Pro?

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    The 26650 just has to have dual polarity for the charging function to work. Luckily the Olight 26650 has that. You can purchase them separately to have backups and it will work the same as the one that comes with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    1. Looks like a "customized" battery that can be charged via USB. Looks like an "off the shelf" battery will power the light, but can not be charged via the USB charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Is there any way to get rid of that gaudy blue bezel? LOL
    Blue makes it different and distinctive from the zillions of other lights which have even gaudier and shinier polished stainless bezels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carl View Post
    Blue makes it different and distinctive from the zillions of other lights which have even gaudier and shinier polished stainless bezels.
    And it matches my grandson's Superman flashlight! LOL

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    It matches a superman flashlight - excellent marketing!

    Blue is a good choice. It can be considered gender-neutral with a slight bias toward males which most flashlight enthusiasts are. Any dark color - purple would have been ok with me too. Green or red - naah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olightworld View Post
    The 26650 just has to have dual polarity for the charging function to work. Luckily the Olight 26650 has that. You can purchase them separately to have backups and it will work the same as the one that comes with it.
    So other 26650 batts work fine - that's great! Although unless someone already has 26650 batts in their personal collection, I don't see why anyone would get a regular 26650 which won't recharge in the light.

    Sure, some 26650 are advertised as having a bit more capacity like 5200mAh but who knows if that's a real number. I tend to trust Olight when they say their capacity is 4500 mAh. Four-Sevens uses the same battery as Olight and they tend not to exaggerate their numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1c3d0g View Post
    Very, very interesting light. Apparently there's a Pro version too, with a Cree XHP70 emitter.

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-r50-opt.html
    That link was working correctly a few hours ago, using Firefox 46.0.1 and Kaspersky Internet Security Beta 17.0.0.423, but now the link does not go to this item anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    That link was working correctly a few hours ago, using Firefox 46.0.1 and Kaspersky Internet Security Beta 17.0.0.423, but now the link does not go to this item anymore.
    So true! Either they sold out, or jumped the gun on the official release of the pro model (maybe, since its not on Olight's website)?
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    I see they've done the flashlight head removable. R40 has a "mono-block" construction.

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    Yes, that is it.

    This item has also been listed on the Russian Olight website for the past few days.

    I will be in Moscow for a few days in the middle of June. Maybe I can pick one up there?
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    I notice it shows 2 led are available. Would both have the same lumens? Would one throw better than the other? I like this a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    Yes, that is it.

    This item has also been listed on the Russian Olight website for the past few days.

    I will be in Moscow for a few days in the middle of June. Maybe I can pick one up there?
    In Moscow (one of the most expensive cities) they may make first batch price sky high if notice any buyers' interest. For example, any interesting iPhone model is being sold for 5-6 times larger price. Just because they are "first".
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    No, one has 2600 lumens and the other 3200 lumens. I can't give you a source as ALL the links have been taken offline, but I saw it on at least 2 websites. One has the Cree XHP50 LED, the other one has the higher output version LED, Cree XHP70 (the PRO version). I've even seen graphs of this light in action, but I can't for the life of me find them. It has a quick step-down mode that lowers the output to around 1300 lumens after 8 or 10 minutes (can't remember the exact number).

    I've e-mailed a website asking them why they took the links down, they said they'll put them back online as soon as Olight put theirs on their own website. So once they have authorization from Olight they'll start selling them. This will be my dream flashlight, once I put my trusty Orbtronic 5200 mAh battery in it.


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    And the non-Pro version is up for sale:

    http://goinggear.com/olight-r50-seek...lashlight.html

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    Wow, step down after 2 minutes to 800 lumens......

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    Expect it warms up pretty quickly, so the step down comes in quickly too. 2500 lumens is nothing to mess with

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    For those not familiar with powerful flashlights, none are intended to be used on turbo until the battery is drained.

    We can now put out big lumens in small lights, but with lumens there is heat. A handheld flashlight can produce a lot more lumen/heat than it is capable of coping with.

    So, the practical use of powerful lights is to run them continuously on low & medium, with short bursts to high & turbo.

    I caution everyone that any powerful flashlight should be hand held and never sat down. Your hand will tell you it's time to back off, when it's getting uncomfortably warm.

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