The OLight H2R Nova head torch was a torch I just had to have, it looked so well built, sleek, aesthetically pleasing, and you can’t forget about how bright this thing is! It is very small, and a great EDC torch. I am going to get straight into the OLight H2R Nova review. I have some pictures, and there is a video review basically showing how bright this tiny LED torch is in the dark, and a quick run over its features too.
EDIT: After using the OLight H2R Nova for the past month, I would be lost without it. The punch this thing packs is serious, the throw is brilliant, and the flood is just unreal! I love it!
Note: I bought the cold white model.
OLight H2R Nova Review
Before I get into the OLight H2R Nova Review, I am going to talk about the specs of this little beast.
Features and Manufactures Specs
Battery: 18650 Rechargable
Input Voltage: 2.8-4.2 Volts
LED: Cree XHP50, available in Cool White, and Natural White (Mine is cool white)
Waterproof Rating: IPX8
Impact Resistance: 1.5 metres
Mode Memory: Yes, this light will remember the last mode you had it on (Apart from turbo)
Maximum output: 2300 lumens (CW), 2000 lumens (NW)
Other output levels
CW: 600/150/30/1 lumens
NW: 550/140/27/1 lumens
Beam distance: 153 m
Light intensity: 5850 candela
Run Times: 2300~750Lumens(1~110 minutes); 600 lumens(2.5 hours); 150 lumens(10 hours); 30 lumens(50 hours); 1 lumen(45 days).
Measured dimensions and weight
Length: 110 mm
Head width: 23.3 mm
Handle width: 21.5 mm
Weight: 64 g for the light and 49 g for the 18650 battery, 67 g for the headband
The OLight H2R Nova Head lamp came in a really well presented display box, with a cardboard insert present to hold all the accessories you get with it, which include a lanyard, head strap, magnetic charging cable and belt clip.
After having used the OLight H2R Nova for nearly 2 weeks, I am very impressed with its performance and brightness! This thing is just so damn bright, it can light up my whole yard at night time on turbo mode, even on the mid brightness mode, it can still put out a serious amount of light.
I usually use it on the 30 lumen mode for close up work, and the 150 lumen mode for walking around the yard. Moon light mode is also very good, it is useful for looking at things close up that would otherwise reflect if the light is too bright, it’s also good for finding things in the car and not distracting the driver with a bright light.
Turbo mode will only run for 1 minute, then shut off to stop the OLight H2R Nova from over heating, though, when you will every need turbo mode is beyond me, it is blinding to look at! This would actually be a great way to blind an attacker.
The OLight H2R Nova gives off a very floody beam, with quite a decent throw, and has no discernible hotspot, just a gradually fading light. It is great for its intended purpose, that being a headlamp. Point it where you need light, and it will perform as it should!
The mount in the head strap allows for very easy repositioning of the torch, just twist the light and you can adjust where the beam is pointing, no need to remove it and fiddle. The mount is also magnetic, which assists in attaching the torch if you had it out of the head strap for whatever reason.
There is also a bi-directional belt clip included, which I suppose would be handy, but I have it removed as I don’t need it. You could use it for clipping it onto the peak of your cap. If you wish to carry this torch in your pocket, you can put it on lock mode, meaning it won’t switch on it your pocket if you hit the on button by accident, to do this, just old down the power button until the light flashes. Do the same to unlock it.
The torch fits in my pocket really well, it sits neatly beside my iPhone and to be honest, you don’t even notice it. I used to carry an LED Lenser P7, but it was very bulky, and annoyed me when in my pocket.
Here are some pictures of the OLight H2R Nova Headlight.
If you want to buy this torch, you can get it on Amazon for a pretty good price, check the link below.
Hopefully you have enjoyed reading my OLight H2R Nova review, just as much as I have enjoyed writing about it. Below are some pictures and a video review of the H2R Nova headlamp.
OLight H2R Nova Review and Test
Magnetic Holder on Head Strap, along with rubber clip
Very well packaged, it would make a great present
Featuring the belt clip, which I don’t use
Buy the OLight H2R Nova Head Lamp:
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If you are looking into buying the OLight H2R Headlamp, just go for it, you won’t regret it. I am very impressed with this torch, the build quality is great, it looks fantastic, and the power it puts out is unlike anything else I have.
This has got to be my favourite torch to date. It is great for EDC, close work, and even for a car EDC kit. The battery lasts for ages, and can be charged via USB, which means I can charge it from my power bank, or car charger.
Practical, bright, small.
Buy it here
Just buy it damn it! You will love the thing.