A Review of the Olight HS2 Headlamp for Running & Hiking.
In this gear video I go over my personal experiences with using the Olight HS2 rechargeable headlamp system, specs, features, and operational procedures to access the Olight H2R Nova’s light modes and charging functions. As a backpacker more so than a runner, I also go over my thoughts and experiences with using this as a running headlamp vs a hiking and camping headlamp.
HS2 Specs, as per the Manufacturer
Beam Distance Max: 279 feet / 85 meters
Max Performance (lumens): 400
Charge type: Micro-USB
Compatible Batteries: Customized LiPo Battery
Light Intensity (candela): 1,800
Light Form: Wide/broad hotspot. Perfect for up close illumination.
Lens / Reflector Type: TIR bead lens (wide/broad beam)
Mode Operation: Side Switch
Size Factor: Small size (Car key / Zippo Lighter)
Series: Series H (Headlamps, Multitasking)
Can be powered directly from any USB power source – never run out of battery.
Dual LED system for long range and up-close wide illumination.
Audible beep at 10% battery capacity to alert the user to charge.
Compact and lightweight at only 4 ounces.
Dual Beam High: 400 lumens , 2 hours 12 minutes
Dual Beam Low: 100 lumens , 9 hours
Single Beam High (wide or spot): 200 lumens , 4 hours 30 minutes
Single Beam Low (wide or spot): 50 lumens , 18 hours
Moon 1 lumens Cool White / 1 lumens – Neutral White – 45 days
SOS / BEACON: Yes
Weight: 4.06 oz , 115 grams
Length: 24mm / 0.94 in
Head Diameter: 23mm / 0.91 in
Body Diameter: 45mm / 1.77 in
LED: Cree XH-G2
Use: EDC, car, camping, fishing, household, general use, fishing, climbing, cave exploration, outdoor activities, house activitie
A detailed review of the Olight H2R Nova versatile illumination tool.
In this gear video I go over my personal experiences with using the H2R Nova flashlight / headlamp system, specs, features, and operational procedures to access the Olight H2R Nova’s light modes and lockout function. I also talk about my thoughts on the systems application for backpacking, camping, personal defense, and daily chores, based on my use of this light as my EDC (every day carry) light over the course of several weeks of testing.
H2R Nova Specs, as per the Manufacturer
Beam Distance Max: 501 feet / 153 meters
Performance (lumens) 2300
Charge type Magnetic USB charge base
Compatible Batteries customized 18650
Light Intensity (candela) 5850
Light Form Wide/broad hotspot. Perfect for up close illumination.
Lens / Reflector Type TIR bead lens (wide/broad beam)
Mode Operation Front SwitchForm/
Size Factor Medium size (Permanent Marker)
Series Series H (Headlamps, Multitasking)
Unique Characteristics Huge beam spill (TIR with diffuser lens)
Optimal for packstrap, pocket, headlamp, pocket light and headlamp in one with magnetic charging.
Magnetic tail fix, 90 degrees light illumination direction