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    The R50 PRO Seeker is a high-output, rechargeable side-switch LED flashlight that utilizes Olights signature magnetic charging system. The R50 Pro holds a Cree XHP70 LED with four light emitting cores to deliver a maximum output of 3200 lumens which delivers over three times the output of a high performance flashlight using a Cree XM-L2 LED. The included 4500mAh lithium rechargeable battery provides unprecedented power and runtimes for a light of this size. Similar to the original R50 Seeker, the light uses a translucent side switch and chamfered edges to achieve a more premium look and feel. The R50 Pro is the largest and most powerful light in Olight history to encompass our proprietary magnetic charging system that our fans have come to love so much. Simply attach the circular base of the magnetic charging cable to the flashlights tail cap and plug the USB port to any convenient power source such as a wall plug or laptop. The R50 PRO is 5mm shorter in length and 700 lumens brighter than the standard R50 Seeker to make this the ultimate all around flashlight for home, travel, and the great outdoors.

    The R50 PRO LE Kit (Law Enforcement) can also be charged through its dedicated R Dock for fast charging which can be installed in a patrol vehicle or attached to a wall indoors. Along with an emergency light function, the R50 PRO LE is an ideal illumination tool kit to be used for firefighters, law enforcement protection, and emergencies at home.

    Both the R50 Pro and R50 Pro LE are currently available. Check them out for specs and comparisons!

    R50 Pro - http://www.olightstore.com/led-flash...r50-pro-seeker

    R50 Pro LE - http://www.olightstore.com/led-flash...-pro-seeker-le

    Features:

    R50 Pro:

    l Utilizes Cree XHP70 cool white LED; light output ranges from 50 to 3200 lumens
    l Orange peel reflector paired with a slightly concave, coated lens to create a balanced beam
    l Low power/lockout indicator under the side switch that glows red when the battery is running low or being hit under lockout mode
    l Chamfered design above the side switch leaving more room for the thumb to make it easier and more comfortable for easy operation
    l Easy and convenient operation: when the light is off, press and hold the side switch to access the low light mode, double click to activate turbo, and triple click to access the strobe mode
    l Rechargeable through the magnetic charging cable provided with a charging current of 1A

    R50 Pro LE:

    l Utilizes Cree XHP70 cool white LED; light output ranges from 50 to 3200 lumens
    l Orange peel reflector paired with a slightly concave, coated lens to create a balanced beam
    l Low power/lockout indicator under the side switch that glows red when the battery is running low or being hit under lockout mode
    l Chamfered design above the side switch leaving more room for the thumb to make it easier and more comfortable for easy operation
    l Easy and convenient operation: when the light is off, press and hold the side switch to access the low light mode, double click to activate turbo, and triple click to access the strobe mode
    l Built-in 3A fast charging circuit board to work with the R Dock. It can be charged up to 80% of full capacity within 1.5 hours
    l Emergency use. When the R Dock is suddenly powered off, it can immediately turn on the flashlight under the low mode through infrared communication
    l Convenient installation. With the installation kit provided, it can easily be mounted and charged up in a vehicle or attached to a wall indoors


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    We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the R50 Pro. Lets have a conversation. Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olightworld View Post
    We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on the R50 Pro. Lets have a conversation. Thanks guys!
    My thoughts:

    I have been thinking very hard many thoughts for a long time about the R50 Pro.

    Here goes:

    I don't have one yet; it is on my "Soon" list.

    It is not needed immediately, because another manufacturer released a similar product a few months ago, and hurriedly I purchased a modified version that puts forth 3,100 lumens from its single XHP70/single 26650.

    If my favorite mod professional person can not make the R50 Pro put forth significantly more lumens from the factory R50 Pro, I will purchase this factory version item from the friendly folks at Going Gear.

    If he can, I will purchase this item from him.

    I will purchase the version that charges magnetically; I do not need the dock, because I charge my very low capacity/ultra high discharge IMR cells outside of the flashlight, in my external VC4 charger.

    This light features a single electronic side switch that I prefer: One switch, electronic, controls on/off and all other functions. No need for any rear mechanical switch to power on/off the light.
    Last edited by richbuff; 11-10-2016 at 07:22 PM.
    It has been one year since Arlington police officer defended himself against a loose, charging dog. Someone other than the dogs' owner did Not reap the initial tragic consequences in this case. Usually it is an innocent victim that gets it.

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    Is the magnetic charging cable available separately if the Docking station is purchased?

    Will the R50 Pro tail cap fit on the original R50? If so, will the original R50 with the R50 pro tail cap work with the magnetic charging cable for the R50?

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    Fair enough. I really appreciate your honest and in depth explanation. While our XHP70 doesn't necessarily have a neutral white beam, it has a more "yellowish" tint to my eye than the standard R50 Seeker. This is just the nature of the XHP50 compared to the XHP70. I would like to know if they can be modded as well and what is the projected performance from that. Keep us up to date! Thank you as always

    Quote Originally Posted by richbuff View Post
    My thoughts:

    I have been thinking very hard many thoughts for a long time about the R50 Pro.

    Here goes:

    I don't have one yet; it is on my "Soon" list.

    It is not needed immediately, because another manufacturer released a similar product a few months ago, and hurriedly I purchased a modified version that puts forth 3,100 lumens from its single XHP70/single 26650.

    If my favorite mod professional person can not make the R50 Pro put forth significantly more lumens from the factory R50 Pro, I will purchase this factory version item from the friendly folks at Going Gear.

    If he can, I will purchase this item from him.

    I will purchase the version that charges magnetically; I do not need the dock, because I charge my very low capacity/ultra high discharge IMR cells outside of the flashlight, in my external VC4 charger.

    This light features a single electronic side switch that I prefer: One switch, electronic, controls on/off and all other functions. No need for any rear mechanical switch to power on/off the light.

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    So the original R50 will work the with R50 Pro tailcap but it doesnt charge right. We will have the magnetic charging cable available separately very soon (most likely next week) as well as the R Dock separately as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketTomato View Post
    Is the magnetic charging cable available separately if the Docking station is purchased?

    Will the R50 Pro tail cap fit on the original R50? If so, will the original R50 with the R50 pro tail cap work with the magnetic charging cable for the R50?

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    Not feeling any love for this light as of now. I think it's just the plain old design of 50 or more years ago.

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    I want to get one with the docking station but a reviewer reported the trickle charge is way too high. Is a fix in the works?

    I was also hoping Olight is working on lowering the parasitic drain which is much higher than the regular R50 and both Acebeams (EC50 and EC60).
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    What is the difference between the R50 Pro /LE than the regular R50 ?

    Why should I get the R50 over the R50 Pro /LE?
    or
    Why should I get the R50 Pro /LE over the R50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by royjohnson77 View Post
    What is the difference between the R50 Pro /LE than the regular R50 ?

    Why should I get the R50 over the R50 Pro /LE?
    or
    Why should I get the R50 Pro /LE over the R50?
    R50 Pro /LE has XHP70 emitter. Please see: https://olightworld.com/store/flashl...ro-seeker.html Please scroll down a little bit and click on "Additional Information"

    R50 has XHP50 emitter. https://olightworld.com/store/flashl...50-seeker.html Please scroll down a little bit and click on "Additional Information"
    It has been one year since Arlington police officer defended himself against a loose, charging dog. Someone other than the dogs' owner did Not reap the initial tragic consequences in this case. Usually it is an innocent victim that gets it.

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    I can read the specs but

    can I see the difference between the XHP70 emitter VS the XHP50. I want to know the difference by sight. Is it different by the color of the tint, is it more flooder or is it the beam more narrower?

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    297 meters beam distance R50

    250 meters beam distance for the R50 Pro.

    The R50 with the XHP50 will have longer, narrower beam with less total lumens beam.

    The R50 Pro with the XHP70 will have shorter, wider beam with more total lumens.


    XHP70 is a larger die emitter, therefore, less beam distance.

    The smaller die emitter will yield more beam distance.


    Your choice: More lumens, or more throw? I fall asleep every night pondering this question.
    It has been one year since Arlington police officer defended himself against a loose, charging dog. Someone other than the dogs' owner did Not reap the initial tragic consequences in this case. Usually it is an innocent victim that gets it.

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    That is a better explanation as not many non flashaholics know the difference between XHP50 VS XHP70.

    Olight should explain it better as some consumers are deciding whether they should purchase a R50 or R50 Pro or R50 Pro LE.

    There is really not much difference in terms of beam distance and probably can not see the difference with a naked eye : 297 m vs 250 m.

    I am greedy and I like more lumens and probably would select the R50 Pro.

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    I absolutely love my R50vn (5000k) and I really want the pro version too. I just wish it was offered in natural white. But I understand why some companies choose not to.

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    Honestly the fact that it has magnetic charging and has 700 more lumens is enough for someone to see if that justifies the upcharge. As you said, the distance change is minimal but the brightness to the naked eye is dramatically different. The Pro has the overall superior beam.

    Quote Originally Posted by royjohnson77 View Post
    That is a better explanation as not many non flashaholics know the difference between XHP50 VS XHP70.

    Olight should explain it better as some consumers are deciding whether they should purchase a R50 or R50 Pro or R50 Pro LE.

    There is really not much difference in terms of beam distance and probably can not see the difference with a naked eye : 297 m vs 250 m.

    I am greedy and I like more lumens and probably would select the R50 Pro.

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    would the tail cap from the r50 work on the r50 pro? if so how could I order the r50 tail cap

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    I bought the original R50 seeker. I love the flashlight and the beam profile. Problem I have is that the power button is difficult to locate quickly in the dark. I find myself fumbling around trying to spin the flashilght around in my hand to locate the "low profile" button. I was interested in the PRO LE model thinking that they would have a tail cap button (very common for tactical flashlights) or maybe a bigger/ more easily located button but its the same as the original. For this reason, I will not purchase the PRO model and would hesitate to recommend to law enforcement.

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    You're right, if any side-switch button is not backlit, its not going to be a law-enforcement light (IMHO) - or a nightstand light either. Finding the power button will take too long. Although I will say that the Mag-D with the side clicky was a law enforcement light for the longest time - and their side clicky button was fairly flat and not backlit either.

    Also, the flats that are machined into the fins don't help to locate the power button since there are TWO flats - one next to the power button and one on the opposite side. In the dark, you can't tell which flat is which.

    This light is more for someone who reaches for it in a lighted area to see the location of the power button first - before going out into the dark. I suspect most LE officers who use the R50 Pro with the docking station probably have some ambient light available to see the button, and also know that the light is mounted in the docking station with the button facing them already.

    One possible fix is to buy a GITD plastic dome and glue it to the flat area on the fins next to the power button - this gives you a raised area and a glow effect too. You can find them on ebay.

    I suspect the main reason why most manufacturers don't put a constant-on backlit LED under the power button is because the LED lifespan in real-use terms is about 10,000 - 20,000 hours which is equivalent to about 1 - 2 years of constant-on use. This would mean the manufacturers would be getting into trouble regarding warranty repairs, etc. when the LED under the power button goes dim and burns out.
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    Thanks Carl, I will look into the GITD plastic dome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenewguy81 View Post
    I bought the original R50 seeker. I love the flashlight and the beam profile. Problem I have is that the power button is difficult to locate quickly in the dark. I find myself fumbling around trying to spin the flashilght around in my hand to locate the "low profile" button. I was interested in the PRO LE model thinking that they would have a tail cap button (very common for tactical flashlights) or maybe a bigger/ more easily located button but its the same as the original. For this reason, I will not purchase the PRO model and would hesitate to recommend to law enforcement.
    May be I am wrong, but R40 button seems to me to be much more comfortable to use. It is much more "pronounced" to find it in the darkness.

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    The R40 is indeed easier to find, IMO. But since there is a led underneath the switch of the R50, a beacon function would've solved the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kj2 View Post
    The R40 is indeed easier to find, IMO. But since there is a led underneath the switch of the R50, a beacon function would've solved the problem.
    BTW, Nitecore MH20 does have that button-beacon option.

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    The Nitecore MH20 has some problems with their e-switch in that it is a 2-stage camera-like button and some users have reported the switch becomes unreliable with age - they don't always get into the mode they want and have to click it a bunch of times to get it to work.

    Some Zebralight users have this same issue with reliability.

    Manker offers a backlit button on their side clickies but you have to choose that backlit mode every time before you shut down the light - not ideal for someone who always wants that backlit feature there.

    The good thing about Olight's e-switch (although it isn't backlit) is it has a very good record regarding reliability and quality - there are very few (if any) user complaints about it's function and reliability. This is one good reason why Olight has a decent reputation and is considered an upscale brand. This is also why they can offer one of the longest warranties in the industry too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kj2 View Post
    The R40 is indeed easier to find, IMO. But since there is a led underneath the switch of the R50, a beacon function would've solved the problem.
    Yes, but what about the LED getting dim or burning out after several years of being constantly on ? A small tiny LED under the button lasting the whole 5 years of Olight's warranty period? Don't know about that.

    We have to remember that the advertised lifespan of an LED is based on the very best of circumstances and doesn't take into account things like repeated exposure to mechanical shock, heat, on-off cycles, etc.

    Bottom line is that LED technology isn't quite there yet to give us what we want.
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    I plan on walking the Coast to Coast accross England in 2017 in aid of Prostate Cancer research. I was looking for a light to take on the trip. I have spent months reading and watching reviews (this forum is a superb place to learn). I have the S1 Baton Titanium for inside tent use but need something with a large capacity to last the walk (7-10 days). My requirements are :

    1. Size and weight (weight is an issue, every gram needs hauling)
    2. Lockout (my S1 sometimes fires up in my pack or pocket)
    3. Ability to withstand rain.
    4. I need to be able to flood the walking area when I am walking into the night (some parts of the route are a little hairy).
    5. Capacity, I may only carry one battery.

    The features that appeal to me as an added bonus are the fact I can take the charge cord with me and charge as and when I manage to get a roof over my head and access to a usb. A magnetic tailcap, very useful on my S1 with the difuser on, it lights up the whole tent (although I think using the R50 for this purpose would be overkill).

    The only issue I have with Olight so far is the switch, which is sometimes hard to locate.

    I have three questions :

    1. I live in Sweden, is there a stockist over here?
    2. What grade of aluminium is used for the body (makes a difference to lifespan on that knurling), and is it cast and machined or machine cut?
    3. Will this be made in titanium in the not too distant future?

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    If you're walking and carrying your light, every ounce/gram will count.

    1) The R50/Pro is way too big and heavy to carry for long distances and duration. Get a smaller lighter light.
    2) It's low mode is too high (50 lumens) to give long battery life. Get a light with a lower low mode to get you more battery life.
    3) Not being able to find the switch quickly is a problem with almost all side-click lights so get a tail clicky. Olight has some great tail switch lights to choose from. The R20 comes to mind because it has a mini-usb port but doesn't have a magnetic tailcap feature.
    4) Olight uses very high quality aerospace-grade aluminum with a durable high quality hard anodize coating to protect the aluminum surface. No need to look for another material IMHO.
    5) A light this size (R50/Pro) will never be made in titanium - cost is too high and the heat absorbing properties of titanium are not good enough for a hot running light like the R50 and R50 pro. Titanium is also heavier than aluminum.

    If I were taking a long trip, I would get the S30R because it has a hi-capacity 18650 battery, a magnetic tailcap recharger, and you can unscrew the tailcap one turn to lock it out and prevent accidental turn-on. The side switch can be found easily enough in the dark since the clip can be used as a reference.
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    Default Re: R50 Pro/R50 Pro LE Discussion

    Just ordered the LE version. Should arrive tomorrow, so can compare this weekend against the regular R50 and the R40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lstmichel View Post
    would the tail cap from the r50 work on the r50 pro? if so how could I order the r50 tail cap
    Just the opposite for me... I want the R50 Pro tail cap for my R50vn. :-)

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    Olight, could you please let us know when we will be able to pick up R dock for the pro version. I would like to pick one up.

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    "Olight, could you please let us know when we will be able to pick up R dock for the pro version. I would like to pick one up."

    I would as well - and also a R50Pro tail cap I could use on an R50.

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