REVIEW – A reliable flashlight is an important part of everyone’s EDC. But the downside of most flashlights is that their batteries always seem to be dead just when you need to use one. The Olight Warrior Mini limited edition flashlights solve this problem because you can recharge the battery while it’s still inside the flashlight. Let’s check it out.
What is it?
The Olight Warrior Mini Seasons / Eternal flashlight is a small pocket-sized LED flashlight that has 2 switches, 6 light modes, and a rechargeable battery. This flashlight is available in limited edition colors that include 4 titanium allow versions and a raw Copper edition. I was sent the Spring Ti version that you see above which has an iridescent blue, purple, green, gold, copper shimmer.
What’s in the box?
- Olight Warrior Mini Ti or CU flashlight
- 3500mAh 18650 battery
- USB charging cable
- User manual
Light Source – High Performance LED (6000~7000K)
Maximum lumens – 1,500
Light Intensity (candela) – 9,025
LEVEL 1 (lumens) – 1,500~500~170
Run-time LEVEL 1 – 4+205+55 minutes
LEVEL 2 (lumens) – 500~170
Run-time LEVEL 2 – 218+50 minutes
LEVEL 3 (lumens) – 120
Run-time LEVEL 3 – 18 hours
LEVEL 4 (lumens) – 15
Run-time LEVEL 4 – 150 hours
LEVEL 5 (lumens) – 1
Run-time LEVEL 5 – 45 days
Beam Distance – 623ft / 190m
Mode Operation – Dual Switch
Charge type – MCC3 Magnetic Charging Cable
Compatible Batteries – Customized 3500mAh 3.6V 18650 Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Waterproof – IPX8
Weight (g / oz) 124/ 4.37 (Seasons)
Weight (g / oz) 171/ 6.03 (Eternal)
Length(mm / in) 106.5/ 4.19
Head Diameter (mm / in) 23/ 0.91
Body Diameter (mm / in) 23/ 0.91
Design and features
The Olight Warrior Mini flashlight is 4.19 inches long, with an anodized Titanium (or copper) case that weighs 4.37 – 6.03 oz (124 – 171g) and has knurling around the grip.
The flashlight has an IPX8 rating and uses an LED that has a max of 1500 lumens when in turbo mode and a very dim 1 lumens in moon mode.
It comes with a detachable steel 2-way pocket clip and a lanyard that attaches to an eyelet in the pocket clip.
The Warrior Mini flashlight has a side switch with a rubber cover that provides easy activation and really good tactile feedback. The side button also has an LED under it which glows green when the battery level is > 60%, orange when it is 10-60%, red when it is 5-10%, and it blinks red when the battery level is below 5%.
The tail cap is flat and magnetic. This means that you can attach the flashlight to a flat steel surface for hands-free use.
The tail cap is also a 2nd activation button that you can use for quick momentary light for as long as you’re holding the button.
The tail cap unscrews to reveal the battery compartment. The Olight comes with a 3500mAh 18650 rechargeable lithium battery.
Charging is done using the included USB cable that attaches magnetically to the tail cap.
An LED around the cable glows red during the charging process and turns green when the battery has been fully charged which takes ~ 3.5hrs for a full charge.
Using the Flashlight
The flashlight has six light modes that have different runtime lengths and beam through distances at each level.
Turbo: 1500 lumens, 4 minutes, 190 meters
High: 500 lumens, 218 minutes, 110 meters
Medium: 120 lumens, 18 hours, 54 meters
Low: 15 lumens, 150 hours, 18 meters
Moonlight: 1 lumen, 45 days, – meters
With my basement living room completely dark (lights turned off/at night). I used my iPhone 12 Pro Max to take these images without using a flash.
Pressing and holding the side switch when the flashlight is off will switch it on in moonlight mode. This mode only 1 lumen and is so dim that if you’re in a well-lit room when you try to turn it, you might think the flashlight is still turned off until you look at the bulb. This level of light barely changes the brightness of the room and a handy mode for people who don’t want to ruin their night vision with a bright light, like when doing night/astronomy photography, etc.
If you hold the side switch when the light is on, it will cycle through the brightness modes. The image above is with the flashlight in Low 15 lumens brightness mode.
This is Medium 120 lumens brightness mode. You can also get this mode by half-pressing and holding the tail cap button.
Here is High 500 lumens brightness mode.
The brightest level is Turbo mode at 1500 lumens. This mode is accessed by double-pressing the side switch while the flashlight is on or hard pressing the tail cap button.
Triple pressing the side switch puts the flashlight in strobe mode.
The flashlight will remember the light mode and will use that mode again when you turn it on the next time. But, you can change/cycle the mode by just holding down the side button.
The Olight Warrior Mini also has a timer and lockout mode. The timer mode is used to set an automatic power off after 3 or 9 minutes and the lockout mode does what you’d expect it to do. It locks the flashlight so that button presses do not change the light mode.
What I like
- Two switches
- Multiple brightness modes
- Rechargeable battery
What I’d change
The Warrior Mini is comfortable to use. I like that there are two different ways to activate the light.
The flashlight does get warm if you leave it in turbo mode for several minutes. It doesn’t get warm enough to burn your hand, but it doubles as a nice hand warmer!
I really like the Olight Warrior Mini Seasons flashlight. First of all, the limited-edition colors of this light look unique. This light is incredibly well made, is the perfect size for a pocket or bag, puts out a LOT of light, and can recharge using a magnetic USB charging cable.