OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Review

For many years we would go to the local department store each summer and buy a simple flashlight, extra C or D batteries and a spare bulb to last us through summer camping trips, never really thrilled with what we got. Now we have awesome flashlights like the OxyLED MD50 flashlight that more than meet our needs-read on for more!

GearDiary OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Review

Manufacturer’s Description:

Here are some features:
– TOP Amazon Best Seller for Handheld Flashlights (Li-on battery with built-in protection)
– FIVE LIGHT MODES: Three brightness levels, strobe and an SOS function. Zoomable to use anywhere.
– DURABLE ALUMINUM ALLOY MATERIAL: aircraft grade alloy, premium type 3 hard-anodized
anti-abrasive coating. Toughened, ultra clear glass lens, with anti-reflective coating.
– SAFE AND WATER RESISTANT: Highest water-resistant level of IPX-6. Works in heavy rain.

GearDiary OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Review

In the package you get:
– 1 X flashlight
– 1 X 18650 Li-ion rechargeable battery
– 1 X AC charger + charger base
– 1 X white tube (used to fix the 18650 battery in flashlight)
– 1 X AAA battery holder
– 1 X user manual, warranty card

The Flashlight:

A flashlight has one basic job – provide light on demand. It needs to be at least somewhat portable, but beyond that there isn’t much else required. Anything else is just added value.

The lighting modes include flashlight, strobe and SOS mode. Within the flashlight mode you get three brightness levels that make a huge difference and are all very functional.

GearDiary OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Review

The zoom function is simply incredible – you go from a massive field to a tight spot that is basically just the LED panel in a easy and smooth sweep of the lens section that can be done one-handed if needed.

I loved the fact that you get a rechargeable battery and the ability to use disposable batteries with the included adapter. This allows for great flexibility and prevents the MD50 from becoming a ‘deadweight’ on an extended trip.

The new LED flashlights have completely changed the game for home and outdoors, we no longer have a string of lousy flashlights that are dim and occasionally don’t work for unknown reasons. We just have a few small, bright, long-lasting LED flashlights that meet all of our needs. On a recent camping trip, the MD50 was a key companion at night, allowing us to find our way around in the dark without disturbing other campers.

GearDiary OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Review

Here is my hands-on video of the OxyLED MD50 Flashlight: 

With the $39.99 OxyLED MD50 (on sale for $19.99 as this review is published), there is a ton of added value as shown in the video review. You get three different lighting modes and a zoom feature with an incredible range. The power button is simple to operate and the tight water-resistant seal actually helps provide a solid package that remains functional and flexible!

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Source: Manufacturer provided review sample

What I Like: Great design; very bright light; excellent functionality; loads of options; multiple power options; great packaging.

What Needs Improvement: Nothing!


About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!