|Product||Olight Perun 2|
|Available at||Olight UK|
|Max Output||2500 lumens|
|Dimensions||Length 120.7mm, Head Diameter 28.6mm, Body Diameter 27mm|
On the face of it – the Olight Perun 2 looks like an extremely powerful torch in a relatively small body, with a number of useful features.
Let’s take a detailed look at it to see if it’s worth investing in.
The Olight Perun 2 is an upgraded version of the popular Perun and is described as a new multi-functional right angle flashlight that delivers a maximum output of 2500 lumens and provides a longer runtime than the original Perun.
It’s powered by a 4000mAh 21700 battery and uses the MCC3 USB charging cable with a charging current of up to 2A.
The Perun 2 can be used as both a headlamp with a headband and as a handheld light and also has a convenient pocket clip.
Mode 1 will run at 2500 lumens for 2 minutes before dropping down to 800 lumens with an additional run time of 175 minutes – this is to prevent the LED from overheating, it will then drop down to 500 lumens for a further 45 minutes.
Mode 2 will run at 500 lumens for 240 minutes before dropping down to 270 lumens for a further 30 minutes.
- High Performance Cool White LED
- Length: 4.75 in/120.7mm
- Head Diameter: 1.13 in/28.6mm
- Body Diameter: 1.06 in/27mm
- Weight (including battery): 5.68 oz / 161g
- Aluminum Alloy(Main body)
- Customized 4000mAh 21700 Battery
- IPX8 (suitable for continuous immersion in water down to a depth of 2m)
- Olight’s 5 Year warranty
In The Box
- Perun 2 (Battery and Pocket Clip Included)
- Headband With Silicone Bracket
- MCC3 Magnetic Charging Cable
- User Manual
All the Olight torches that I have tested have excellent and high quality LEDs and optic lenses and the Perun 2 is no exception.
The beam is very balanced and even – providing a good throw to see what’s in the distance and an equally good flood to see things that are close.
As with the majority of Olight’s torches, charging is achieved through a magnetic charging cable.
The Perun 2 uses the upgraded MCC3 cable that gives a charging current of up to 2A – this provides an increased charging speed of 33% over the original Olight charging cable.
The charging cable has a standard USB on the other end that can be plugged into any standard USB plug or portable battery.
The magnetic pad on the cable has a charging light next to it that lights up red when charging and green once fully charged (over 95%) and it takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery from flat.
The magnetic base of the torch can also attach to any metal surface – useful as a hands-free option in certain situations.
The power button is located at the top of the torch and has a 10 degree tilt angle which makes operation in the dark very easy.
The torch can be locked by holding down the power button for a few seconds, holding it down again unlocks it.
To access the different modes – the power button should be held down while the torch is on and it will cycle through modes 2-4 (500 – 120 – 30 lumens)
The Perun 2 will memorise the last brightness setting – this also works for High mode (mode 2), but it only remembers this brightness setting for 10 minutes to avoid turning on a sudden intense light hours or days after its last use.
Double tapping the power button activates turbo mode (mode 1).
To access the moonlight mode (mode 5) – hold down the power button for one second while the torch is off – if you keep it pressed for longer it will lock it.
There is also an SOS mode which can be triggered by triple tapping the power button.
Low Battery Indicator
The Perun 2 has a low battery warning indicator – the torch will vibrate once every 30 seconds when the battery power is less than 10% – the exception to this is when mode 5 (moonlight mode) is active.
This is a great new feature that I have not seen before in Olight torches and is located at the top of the lens.
When the proximity sensor detects an obstruction nearby, the brightness will automatically reduce – if the blockage continues for more than 60 seconds, then the light will switch off.
This is a very useful safety feature and reduces the risk of the torch overheating and causing a fire if it’s left on near a tent wall, for example.
The Perun 2 has a detachable dual-sided metal clip that can be used to attach the torch to items such as a belt or rucksack.
The body of the torch has a textured pattern that gives a firm grip and prevents slipping even when wet.
The Perun 2 doubles as a head-torch, making it a very versatile tool.
It’s not an instant process – as first you have to remove the clip and then slot it into the head mount… it doesn’t take long, but it’s not as quick as the H2R Nova, which can attach to it’s head mount in less than a second magnetically.
Once in the head mount the torch can be rotated to angle the beam in different directions.
The Olight Perun 2 is a really good torch with an array of advanced technological features – from the proximity sensor to the new improved, faster charging cable.
It’s also very versatile – doubling as a head-torch and having the ability to attach to metal surfaces.
Olight also seem to have listened to their customers and, whereas the majority of their previous torches could only use custom Olight batteries – the Perun 2 can use generic 21700 batteries that have a built-in protection board, although charging is not supported in this case.
I highly recommend The Perun 2 as an EDC torch that is versatile enough to use for the majority of outdoor activities – from camping to predawn jogging.
The Olight Perun 2 is available from Olight UK.
I hope you’ve found this review useful.
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