|Product||Olight Warrior X Turbo|
|Available at||Olight UK|
|Design||Extreme Distance Tactical Torch|
|Max Output||1100 lumens|
Head Diameter: 58mm
Body Diameter: 26.2mm
One could be forgiven for thinking that all torches are basically the same and that they just light up things – however torches have many different uses…
Sometimes you need a torch that can give you a good, even, wide beam to view things around you clearly… but other times… you need a light that can pierce through the gloom and give you the utmost distance… the Olight Warrior X Turbo 1000m Tactical Light is that torch – with a maximum throw of 1000m – that’s 1km!
The Olight Warrior X Turbo comes with a high performance LED and is powered by a single customized 5000mAh 3.6V 21700 rechargeable lithium battery with a maximum output of 1100 lumens.
It has a magnetic tail switch that also serves as the connection port for the magnetic charging cable and the magnetic remote pressure switch.
It’s described by Olight as ‘a new tactical thrower that produces a far-reaching light beam with a maximum runtime of 12.5 hours and is an ideal lighting tool for hunting, search and rescue, law enforcement and outdoor activities.’
Mode 1 will run at 1100 lumens for 6.5 minutes before dropping down to 600 lumens with an additional run time of 105 minutes – this is to prevent the LED from overheating, it will then drop down to 300 lumens, with a further run time of 27 minutes, before finally dropping down to 150 lumens for another 52 minutes.
- High Performance LED (CCT: 6000K~6700k)
- Length: 6.18 in/157mm
- Head Diameter: 2.28 in/58mm
- Body Diameter: 1.03 in/26.2mm
- Weight (Body including battery): 10.37 oz / 294g
- Aluminium Alloy
- Customized 5000mAh 3.6V 21700 Rechargeable Lithium Battery
- IPX8 (suitable for continuous immersion in water down to a depth of 2m)
- Olight’s 5 Year warranty
In The Box
- Warrior X Turbo (battery included)
- MCC3 Magnetic USB Charging Cable
- Silicone Tactical Grip Ring
- User Manual
The Olight Warrior X Turbo’s beam has one function – maximum distance and it delivers this in a stunning fashion.
To achieve this it has a compact/tight focused hotspot that produces a narrow bright beam.
It does, however, also produce a good amount of spill that lights up the surrounding area – which makes the Warrior X Turbo very practical to use.
Charging occurs via Olight’s signature magnetic charging cable – the magnet is strong enough to easily attract the charging base by moving the tail of the torch close to the charging pad.
The Olight magnetic charging cable is used on many of Olight’s torches and is an extremely easy way to charge the torch.
There is a standard USB on the other end that can be used with any 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 and it takes 5.5 hours to fully charge the battery from flat.
Power Button & Modes
The Warrior X Turbo has a minimalist two-step tail switch – fully depressing the switch activates mode 1 (1100 lumens), depressing it again switches the light off.
Partially depressing the tail switch activates mode 2 (150 lumens) and it should be partially depressed again to switch it off.
The torch also features a vibrating power indicator that alerts the user if the battery power is low:
- <20% battery power – the body will vibrate once every 5 minutes
- <10% battery power – the body will vibrate once per minute
- <5% battery power – the body will vibrate every 5 seconds
The Warrior X Turbo has a detachable stainless steel clip that can be used to attach the torch to items such as a utility belt.
The body of the torch has a textured pattern, this gives a very firm grip – even if your hands are wet, you won’t find the torch slipping.
There are a number of accessories available to buy separately for the Warrior X Turbo:
- ROD 7″ Linear Wire Magnetic Remote Switch
- ROD Coil Wire Magnetic Remote Switch
- E-WM25L Mount
- X-WM03 Mount
This is the first time I’ve had a torch that’s primary function is maximum distance… all the other torches I own have a balance between throw and near lighting and are therefore good all rounders for camping or other general outdoor night-time activities.
The Olight Warrior X Turbo 1000m Tactical Light is a torch whose only function is maximum beam distance and as I mentioned before it really does do a fantastic job of achieving this – producing a high quality, narrow beam.
And because this is the only function – it doesn’t bother with extra features that you find on many other torches, such as moonlight/strobe modes or the SOS function – it keeps things simple – from the minimalist two-step tail switch to the two simple easily interchangeable modes.
If you need a light that can penetrate darkness at a great distance, such as for search and rescue, then this is your torch… I would carry an all-rounder, like the Olight H2R Nova, with me at the same time – as then I’ve got a torch that I can use in other scenarios too.
There is one aspect of the torch that I feel lets it down a little and that is the power source – and this is the case with the majority of Olight torches – you can only use the custom Olight battery with it… this reduces the practicality, in terms of being able to use other generic batteries as spares and backups.
Having said that, the Olight Warrior X Turbo 1000m Tactical Light is an excellent extreme distance torch that I highly recommend for its specific function and is available from Olight UK.
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