Maybe you have heard of the battle of the gods in Norse mythology, but do you know the connection between the Olight flashlight and them? Let us first meet the legends of Olight: Odin, Baldr, Freyr, and Valkyrie.
Odin - King of Gods
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica - Odin
In the earliest Norse mythology, Odin was generally portrayed as king of the gods; while on Olight’s product list, it refers to the series name of the professional tactical light that is mountable on long barrel. Until now, there’re 4 members in total: Odin, Odin Turbo, Odin Mini & Odin IR.
As a tactical flashlight with an exquisite appearance, Odin provides customers with the next level of reliability, comfort, and performance.
Powered by a single customized 5000mAh 21700 rechargeable lithium battery and equipped with a PMMA optical lens, Odin delivers MAX 2,000 lumens (one of the brightest rifle lights) and 300 metres, which could identify every threat allowing customers to be on top of the situation.
It not only succeeds classic features of Warrior X’s vibration battery indicator, metal silent switch, and magnetic charging but also brings out its own innovative features.
One is the slide rail mount with a mechanical lock featuring a fast and reliable
dual-mounting system with both front and reverses installation, the other is the three-in-one tail cap combining magnetic charging, directly tactical operation as well as remote controlling functions. What’s more, the remote switch even comes with a locking function for a tight fit by a slight push of the ring.
Fierce and invincible, just like a war god on the battlefield.
By the way, that’s also what Odin was often associated with.
From earliest times Odin once was worshiped as a war god, and he appeared in heroic literature as the protector of heroes, for fallen warriors would join him in Valhalla in Norse myth.
Due to the power Odin holds in the field of tactical lights, it may not be so bold an assertion to make.
Now let’s turn to those who served Odin.
Valkyrie - Angle of Death
It not only refers to the group of female warriors who were tasked with leading the chosen warriors to Valhalla (a majestic and enormous hall ruled over by Odin) but also the series name of Olight’s pistol light.
Two words that link these seemingly irrelevant two together.
One is brightness.
As Valkyries not only wore armour but also carried spears and shields, when seeing the Northern Lights illuminating the sky, the Vikings believed they were the reflections of the Valkyries’ armour as they led the warriors to Odin.
That’s perhaps why Valkyrie is associated with brightness.
However, the other Valkyrie (as one of Olight’s products) is associated with brightness for a much simpler explanation.
Because it was Olight’s brightest pistol light.
Being the first generation of Valkyrie, PL-2 was one of the brightest compact weapon light on the market with a single output of 1,200 lumens.
It uses a high-performance Cree XHP35 HI LED powered by two high-capacity CR123A batteries and a TIR optic lens that provide a 235-metre-long focused beam wide enough to see all around.
The other is power.
Just like those female warriors from Norse mythology, may be relatively small in physique, yet hold unimaginable power.
PL-2 Valkyrie only weighs 2.82 oz (80 g), but the small size comes with great capacity.
What’s more, the heavy-duty quick attach and release mounting system allows it to have a tight hold on any firearm with a rail.
Also, the ambidextrous switch allows the user to use their natural grip while still being able to activate the switch at a moment’s notice in a high-stress situation.
In all, PL-2 Valkyrie is a highly compact yet powerful self-defense tool.
Baldr - God of Light
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica - Baldr
According to Norse mythology, Baldr was the son of the chief god Odin and his wife Frigg in Norse mythology.
Favoured by all, Baldr is said to be beautiful and bright, even light shines from him.
In a word, he is like the epitome of perfection.
That’s also what the first generation of Baldr means to customers.
The name Baldr firstly refers to PL-2RL Baldr, the much-anticipated red laser version of the groundbreaking 1,200 lumens PL-2 Valkyrie in Olight.
It is able to deliver one of the most intense weapon light outputs with a 235-metre-long focused beam that still is wide enough for greater visibility.
With an alternative less blinding 400-lumen output, combining the ambidextrous switch for more natural activation under high stress, and a 1-second quick mount/detach system, this new PL-2RL with laser is outstanding in coping with professional tactical and law enforcement situations.
Later Baldr series products bring more joy by designs such as adding green laser beams and applying other colours.
Freyr - God of Peace and Prosperity
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica - Freyr
At last, time for the venerated Freyr.
It refers to the multi-colour tactical light on Olight’s product list.
Dual-switch design enables customers to operate the side switch to select colored light, white light and strobe, the tail switch to apply the white light tactically.
Multi-colour means Freyr can produce both white light and RGB lights. The main white light boasts a maximum output of 1,750 lumens and a beam distance of up to 360 metres, while the three colored lights (red, green, blue) are helpful for night vision protection, investigation, or signaling. with a silicone traffic wand, it can also be used to direct traffic, mark a potentially dangerous area, etc.
Likewise, this particular feature (multiple colours) also somehow links back to Freyr, who was a god of plenty in Norse mythology.
The three colours (red, green, blue)even show themselves correspondingly in certain myths related to Freyr.
It turns out that Freyr was also the son of the sea god Njörd.
Apart from the above-mentioned identities, Freyr was also associated with peace, springtime, fertility, etc.
As blue is the dominant colour of the sea, green for springtime, red for fertility, ...
Though most of the similarities we seek here don’t lie in the actual text, the mystery is also part of the charm.
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