Over at Olight, they have a flash sale ending today where you can buy the Warrior Mini at a discount. Plus, you get a free rubber shield and Obulb accent light.
The Warrior Mini is sometimes described as a defensive light or with a tactical tail switch function, but I find it to be an excellent EDC (everyday carry) light.
It’s bright, it’s easy to use, it’s adjustable, and well-built.
Right now, it’s priced at $52 on sale.
Should you buy one? If you want a high-powered light that’s well-built and versatile to use? Yes. If you’re unsure, there’s bound to be another flash sale in the future, or you can always pay full price.
This is one of the rare occasions where the plain black-finish version is on sale. The next time there’s a flash sale, it might be on a red, blue, orange, or other non-black limited edition color or similar.
- 1500 lumens max brightness
- 6 available output settings (5 brightness levels + strobe)
- Customized 18650 battery
- 3500 mAh charge capacity
- Magnetic charging
- IPX8 waterproof
- Tail switch for momentary and click-on use
- Side switch for on/off and mode changes
- Built-in charge indicator light
- 4.19″ length
- Weighs 3.7 oz
- Includes pocket clip, lanyard, battery, and USB charging cable
Promo ends 3/1/2021 at 11:59pm ET.
One thing to keep in mind is that these are very bright at max output. Users should employ the lock-out mode when carrying this in-pocket to help prevent accidental activations.
I haven’t had a problem with this yet, but some holiday season complaints resulted in emails from Olight offering the opportunity for a refund or a free rubber shield. They say that 98% of the customers they contacted elected to keep their Warrior Mini flashlights.
To use the lockout feature, press and hold the side switch for 2 seconds. It’s now safe for pocket-carry, and can be unlocked for use in a similar manner.