Review of Olight i1R 2 Pro Center Keychain Flashlight

If you’ve read my reviews then you know I love flashlights! Up for review today I’ve got the brand new Olight iR2 Pro Center, which is a keychain style LED flashlight. It features a rugged and waterproof housing with a rechargeable battery and a maximum 180 lumen LED to brighten your way. Read on to learn more…


Specifications and Features

Olight i1R 2 Pro Center Keychain Flashlight

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-Higher-performance: The CSP LED paired with a TIR optic lens, generates a max output of 180 lumens, 48m, 20% higher than i1R 2.

-New Charging Type: Adopts the new USB-C port instead of the old Micro-USB port, which makes charging easier. The Built-in 130mAh Lithium-ion battery, makes the light runs up to 12 hours.

-Easy to Use: With a simple twist of the head, users can turn the light on/off and switch outputs.

Beam Distance: 48 meters
Max Performance: 180 lumens
Charging Type: USB A-C Charging Cable
Compatible Batteries: 3.7V 130mAh 10220 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery (Built-in)
Max Light Intensity: 580 candela
Light Source: High Performance Cool White LED
Lens / Reflector Type: TIR Optic Lens

High: 180 lumens
Run time High: 23 minutes
Low: 5 lumens
Run time Low: 12 hours

Waterproof: IPX8
Weight: 0.78 oz (22 g) (Including Battery)
Length: 2.02 in (51.3 mm)

Price: $17.59 (special price from 9/19 – 9/23)



The Review

Let’s start with a video unboxing and then move on:



The packaging for the Center flashlight is very nice, it’s a sturdy sealed cardboard box with plenty of information on it for you to read about the light inside.


The light comes seated in a plastic tray and underneath it you’ll find the user manual and the USB-C charging cable in case you don’t have one.


The iR2 Pro light is nicely made, the one I received is dark green in color but there are other colors to choose from. Inscribed on the outer housing is the Olight logo and compass on the front and the back has the iR2 Pro logo. The housing is actually in two sections, the top twists to turn the light on and off and adjust the brightness. The bottom section has NEWS inscribed all over it and around it. On the base of the light you’ll find the ring to attach the flashlight to your keys, backpack or wherever you need it.


The changing port is hidden and protected inside of the light. You twist the top half to turn it on and off but if you keep unscrewing it will pen to reveal the USB-C charging port and the LED indicator for charging. I’ve had a couple of this style of lights already and about six months ago I had to replace one because I lost the top half, it just fell off, it apparently unscrewed in my pocket and I lost it. A feature I think is very cool about the Olight Center is that the top cannot come off, it’s attached and even spring loaded, but since it’s attached I don’t ever have to worry about losing the top ever again!


The front of the light is where the LED is of course and it can provide 5 lumens of light on low and 180 lumens on high, with runtimes of 12 hours for low and 23 minutes for high of continuous use.


I’ve attached the Olight Center to my keychain, I’ll be taking it everywhere with me as I always like to have a light as I’ve found them to be very useful in many situations.


The LED lights up red when charging and it didn’t take long to charge for me but I’m assuming the battery already had a decent charge on it when I received it.


For such a small flashlight it’s very bright and I personally will be happy to have it with me everywhere I go. It can only last about 20 minutes on high but that’s fine for such a small light and small battery. As I said I’ve owned a couple of these style lights over the years and I’ve never actually run the battery down while using it.



I’ve heard many good things about Olight, in fact my brother has several of their lights and he raves about them, so all of the good things I’ve heard are true from my experience with this little light.

The Olight iR2 Pro Center is a handy little light for any kind of situation you might come across. It’s very lightweight coming in at under 1 ounce or about 22 grams so you’ll never notice the extra weight hanging from your keys if that’s where you choose to keep the light as I do.

The Center flashlight is very well made and it’s even IPX8 waterproof, it’s bright and it’s inexpensive coming in at about only $20, well worth the cost in my opinion.


+Small and bright
+Very well made
+Can’t misplace top section


score-7-10 Recommended

Grading Scores Out of 10
Overall score-10-10
Design / Aesthetic score-10-10
Value / Price score-10-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10



Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.

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