Thursday, August 31, 2017
So HOT That It Can Melt - Olight H2R Nova Headlamp and Flashlight – Review
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Today Luke is reviewing the Olight H2R Nova Headlamp. A device which becomes so hot that it can easily melt plastic and ignite charcloth.
Also there are a few more issues to discuss.
Link : https://www.olightstore.com/led-flashlights/headlamps/olight-h2r-nova
Price : $89.95 on Olight and on Amazon
Battery : 18650 – rechargeable 3,000Mah Bat included
Rechargeable : Via magnetic usb charge base
6 Modes – Turbo High Medium Low Moonlight Strobe
Options : Available in Cool White as well as Neutral White
Lockable by hold and click in moonlight
Double click for turbo
Triple click is strobe
Lens Type : Diffused - provides a wide beam to light up a work area or a path through the woods/house.
Headlamp and Flashlight Review? I’m sure you are wondering, why did I say both? That’s because this headlamp is very versatile and it can be used as both;
A very powerful headlamp and a very powerful flashlight
Gradual switching of the modes
Low battery warning – light blinks once perminute when running low on power
Lumens and Run Times vary depending on the version that you get;
2300 lumens for 1 minute and then steps down to 750lm
LEVEL 1 (lumens)
Run-time LEVEL 1
2300 lumens(~750lm) - Cool White
2000 lumens(~750lm) - Neutral White
LEVEL 2 (lumens)
Run-time LEVEL 2
600 lumens - Cool White
550 lumens - Neutral White
LEVEL 3 (lumens)
Run-time LEVEL 3
150 lumens - Cool White
140 lumens - Neutral White
LEVEL 4 (lumens)
Run-time LEVEL 4
30 lumens - Cool White
27 lumens - Neutral White
LEVEL 5 (lumens)
Run-time LEVEL 5 (moonlight)
1 lumens - Cool White
1 lumens - Neutral White
SOS / BEACON
Waterproof and drop
IPX8 – Waterproof to 2 meters.
Drop resistant to 1.5
Weight: 6.14 oz. (Including Battery and Strap) (174 g)
Length (mm / in)
110 / 4.33
Head Diameter (mm / in)
25 / 0.95”
Body Diameter (mm / in)
23.2 / 0.91”
Custom plastic enclosure.
everyday carry , car, camping, fishing, household, EDC, general use, fishing, climbing, cave exploration, outdoor activities, house activities
Flashlight Olight H2R x 1
pocket clip x 1
head strap x 1
silicone mount x 1
customised Olight 18650 3000mAh x 1
Magnetic Charging Cable x 1
EVA Pad (replacement of the magnet)
Single-sided Adhesive Replacement EVA Pad
instruction manual x 1
Not too large, not too large
Uses 18650 batteries.
Can easily go from headlamp to flashlight.
Can be attached to your backpack straps, to your pants, pocket, etc.
Great beam balance – it throws and floods.
When charging, there is an indicator – Green for when it is fully charged, Red for Charging
Easy to hold light, fits good in the hand.
The switch is angled and is comfortable to use and switch levels.
Overall tons of good features, good solid performance out of the light, and you can get a few good minutes of 2500 lumens.
I’ve discovered that this headlamp isn’t compatible with all 18650 batteries, some it will work with and some it will not. What it is that makes the difference, I don’t know. Olight claims that their batteries are customized but I don’t know how that has been done specifically. They look no different than any of my other 18650 batteries.
There are a lot of pieces and components to this light and it would have been nice if the company would have included at least a carry bag to keep everything together. Some of Olights other products come with such cases.
Odd stepping between levels – I would like to see a 1000 lumens mode as it is hard to tell the difference between 600 and 300 lumens.