Laser Excited Phosphor (LEP) technology used in the Olight Odin Turbo has been becoming more and more popular. Most recently Lumintop teased a fancy model, and Atibal and Weltool (contact us for a discounted price) offering it a weaponlight format. It’s been an technology people have frequently requested from Olight, and they delivered with the Olight Odin Turbo!
The white LEDs that you’re accustomed to generate a blue light (usually) and direct it at a phosphor to excite converting all or part of the light to white. LEP diodes are similar, however instead of directing blue light at the phosphor, LEP diodes utilize a laser, allowing for a narrow and highly directional light.
LEP technology is new and the industry seems to be trying to figure out it’s application. We know that LEP produces a narrow “pencil” beam with little to no spill. It appears that most brands are coming to the conclusion that it will make for good long range weapon lights. Acebeam invented a focusable LEP searchlight that allows the user to adjust the spread (etendue) of the beam. however at over $3k it doesn’t seem like a practical option for most users at this point,
Olight has joined the LEP game with a weapon mounted flashlight, the Odin Turbo. Available in black or tan, the Odin Turbo is a 21700 powered light with an impressive 1,050 meter throw . The runtime is a claimed 7.5 hours on the low level. The output is only 330 lumens, demonstrating of how LEP flashlights function. Lasers are easy to focus down to a very small point, resulting in low etendue ( I just love that word).
The Odin Turbo features an integrated weapon mount attachment point, allowing for Picatinny or M-Lock rail compatibility (did keymod die?). While the rail mounts are removable. the attachment point is not, which makesthe Odin Turbo a less than ideal EDC light. Other features include:
As with most new launches, Olight is releasing the Odin Turbo during a flash sale! The sale begins at 8PM on 5/27 and will run 5/28 11:59pm EDT
At only $179.96 during the flash sale this Odin Turbo LEP WML is the most affordable branded WML on the market currently, a price point unusual for Olight. Olight is also offering a number of different bundles for additional discounts,