OLIGHT Odin Scout Weapon Light [Hands-On Review Guide]

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In this review guide, we gonna take a look at the new Olight Odin 2000 lumen flashlight for weapon mounted applications.

It's a dedicated weapon Scout light from Olight. In many ways it resembles the look & feel of a Surefire Scout and it uses the sane Scout mounting accessories such as M LOK, Picatinny & KeyMod that are already readily available on the market today.

Does it live up to the standard? let's check it out below:


Olight Odin Core Dimension Specs

The Olight Odin's high lumen and candela outputs are the first two core specs that made this light very appealing for a long gun & home defense applications.

WaterproofIPX8
Weight (g / oz)216.0 / 7.62 (Including Battery)
Length (mm / in)136.5 / 5.37
Head Diameter(mm / in)29.0 / 1.14
Body Diameter(mm / in)26.6 / 1.05
LEDHigh Performance Neutral White LED
PackagingCarton Box
UseSelf-defense, Law enforcement, Tactical Use
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What's Included In The Package

  • Odin (Battery Included) x 1
  • MCC3 Magnetic Charging Cable x 1
  • Magnetic Remote Switch(with Stand) x 1
  • H2.5 Allen Wrench x 1
  • Adjustable screw x 2
  • Self-locking band x 2
  • User Manual x 1

Core Features

Lumen & Candela

olight odin corona hot spot
Olight lumen intensity indoor
The Olight Odin features 2000 lumens and 22500 candela output while running on one rechargeable 21700 battery.

The light doesn't feature strobe or SOS.

The high candela rating helps the light to penetrate fogs and ambient lights in the dark and throws the light beam as far as 350 ft.

Battery Life

While running on LEVEL 1, the light lasts about 2.5 hrs and the light will automatically adjust the lumen output to prevent overheating.

On LEVEL 2, the light lasts about 8 hours on 300 lumen output.

The battery life of the Odin is just absolutely amazing compared to Surefire's 18650 battery or any light that is still using CR123a.

The 5000mAh 21700 battery can be charged using the 2A USB cord that comes with all Olight products.

This literally means you have a powerful battery source that you don't ever have to buy new batteries for.

Beam Quality

The Odin has a very strong concentrated hot spot (corona) and combined with soft beam spill, which acts like a spotlight that is perfect for for long distance illumination and effective threat control up to 400 ft.

But it's not as tight as we want it to be for long range illumination, and it can be improved in the future to be much tighter like the Olight Warrior X Pro

olight warrior x pro vs olight odin beam pattern

Since the light has up to 22500 candela, the light beam is strong and can reach about 200 meters realistically and light up about a 2/3 size of a tennis court with plenty of light.

When it comes to maintaining the hot spot up to 100-200 meters, the beam starts to diverge more than the Warrior X Pro and performs the same as the Olight M2R Warrior Pro.

If you want the super tight hot spot like the MODLITE PLHv2 or the Warrior X Pro, the Odin definitely needs some improvement in the future...maybe we will see Odin Pro in the future.

Other than that, the 22500 candela is also a key feature that allows the light beam to penetrate through fogs, ambient light, rain, street lights and other photonic barriers that a weaker weapon light can't.

For personal defense usage, the Odin provides plenty of light to lit up a room size scene in low light conditions to identify targets.

In a shoot or no shoot situation, it's absolutely important to positively identify the target and use the hot spot to your advantage to control the threat while maintaining a safe distance.

Integrated Scout Light Mount

Surefire m600 vs Olight odin scout mounting footprint
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M lok scout light mount for olight odin

The Odin light body has a built-in Scout mount similar to Surefire and MODLITE, so you can use the same mounts for Surefire Scout for the Odin.

It's a smart design that Olight has implemented that makes a lot of sense to the existing accessories people already use and love.

However, the way Olight implemented the scout mounting system on the Odin body isn't a beefy enough with withstand rough handling, which can bent the mount.

If you don't want to use aftermarket mounts, you can still use the included rubberized picatinny mount that comes in the box.

olight odin qd mounting

What's cool about the included mount is that the user can easily alter the orientation of the mount to fit whatever light configuration you want on the handguard.

Check out NEW offset scout light mounts here

[NEW] Lockable Magnetic Pressure Switch Pad

One biggest improvement from Olight is the pressure switch pad for the Odin.

The magnetic pressure switch can now be locked in place simply by pushing the anti-slip knurling ring in place without any tools. It's a feature highly demanded and now it's here.

Once the magnetic connector is locked in place, it feels rugged and it won't go anywhere unless you accidentally bumped the lockable ring cap into something.

An improvement Olight can add in the future is to make the lockable knurling ring a bit stiffer or add an extra latch to lock the connector in place.

When it comes to light activation, the pressure switch is very tactile and responsive. The pressure switch runs the light at 2000 lumens, where the tail cap switch can operate between two modes:

  • Half-press: 300 lumens
  • Full press: 2000 lumens

However, the pressure switch doesn't allow momentary on and off if the user press & release the pad too quickly.

Durability

Olight Odin on benelli m4 shotgun

The Odin feels very solid just like the M2R and Warrior Pro. The light weights about 7.62 oz (battery included), and it's rated for IPX8, which is the highest industry standard for waterproofing and submersion.

Water creates a lot of pressure acting on the surfaces of the light under 1 meter, and IPX8 rating means the light can handle that pressure and handle any other physical abuse during normal use.

Since this is a weapon light product used on guns, it must be ruggedized to meet a variety of different challenging environments. Immersion and enclosure testing is essential for product certification.

Olight Odin VS Surefire M600DF Comparison Chart

Surefire m600 vs Olight odin scout pressure switch connectors
PREVIEWProduct 1Product 2
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PRODUCTOLIGHT OdinSUREFIRE M600DF Scout
LUMEN20001500 (18650)
1200 (CR123A)
CANDELA2250012800
WEIGHT (NO MOUNT)7.62 oz5.15 oz
BATTERY18650 or CR123A65 MOA
BEAM PATTERN18mm20mm
WATER RESISTANCEIPX8IPX7
MOUNTScoutScout
ACTIVATION SWITCHTail Cap/ Pressure SwitchTail Cap/ Pressure Switch
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Common FAQ

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The Olight Odin is an amazing light for the money! For the price you can get two for the price of 1 Surefire M600 or 1 MODLITE.

The light feels very similar to the M2R and it's dedicated for weapon use. The integrated Scout mount makes this light very appealing to people who are looking for Surefire alternatives.

It gets the job done for being a bright light, but couple issues like overheating and downgrading lumen intensity once it gets hot disqualifies itself to be a combat rated weapon light that you can bet your life on. 

It's great for airsoft training, range use, but definitely not to be used in a professional full time capacity for serious real world tasks.

For that we turn to Surefire, MODLITE and Cloud Defensive.

Does Olight Odin Come In A Smaller Size?

Yes. Olight Odin Mini is available for people looking for a compact light.

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Also Check Out Olight's New Release: NEW Olight Odin Mini Scout Review

Where Are Olight Odin Made?

Olight Odin and other Olight products are made in China. 

Where To Buy

You can get it on Amazon or visit OlightStore.com and use the exclusive 10% OFF discount code: OLIGHTSTORE10

Ying Xu

US Air Force veteran nuclear weapon officer. Aerospace engineering bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas. Experienced as a certified NRA range safety officer. Working as a search engine expert for BadAssOptic.com