OLIGHT Tactical’s new PL Turbo Valkyrie Weaponlight is compact and powerful.  It uses a unique sliding block within its rail clamp to adapt it to a variety of weapon mounts including the ubiquitous Picatinny (MIL-STD-1913) rail.

I especially like the PL Turbo’s low profile, which puts it below the field of view of most red-dots set up for a lower 1/3 co-witness sight arrangement.  Shown here: the view through a micro red-dot and back-up iron sights. You can’t see it, but the Olight PL Turbo Valkyrie is there, mounted at 12 O’clock at the front of the hand guard rail. Not many pistol profile lights are bright enough for rifle use and simultaneously slim-profile enough to mount at 12 O’clock without obstructing the field of view.


Long Focus & Wide Angle Simultaneously: with a max 66,300-candela light intensity, max 515-meter throw and 800-lumen output. Shown here illuminating downrange area.  The tree-line on the left is at 100 yds and the trees on the right image at 200 yards.  There is more than enough brightness for positive target identification. Notice the long-range spot, but also a flood effect that lights up a wide area. Notice also the shadowing from a suppressor below the light. One of the benefits of flashlights at the 12 O’clock position is that barrel shadow is low in the area already visually obstructed by the rifle.

The PL Turbo Valkyrie achieves this high output without resorting to just more lumens – which would mean faster battery draw and overheating.  Reflector design seems to do all the magic here, which means more efficient light distribution and power use.

The PL Turbo has ambidextrous activation switches at the rear of the unit. A quick press will activate continuous-on mode, while an elongated press activates the light momentarily.  Pressing both buttons simultaneously activates strobe mode.

If you subscribe to the “all the lumens” theory of tactical illumination,  this light is for you.  It really reaches out there!  The ambidextrous buttons allow for activation with either hand and no need for wires or additional pressure switches.  The only feature this light is missing that would be, in my opinion, a “nice to have,”  is a lockout feature.   For users who must maintain light discipline, there is no way to lock the light off.  If there are good batteries in it,  any press of the buttons will result in the light activating.

For a tactical light with an MSRP less than $100, the Olight PL Turbo Valkyrie is a high performer at an affordable price.


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I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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By Michael Lake

Writer Michael Lake is a Benefactor Life Member of the National Rifle Association and has been actively involved in a variety shooting activities since 1989. In addition to being a certified range safety officer he holds several NRA instructor ratings and armorer certifications. He has received training from the US Army Marksmanship Unit, the US Marine Corps Rifle Team and some of the finest private training facilities in the nation. In 2013 Michael co-founded Adaptive Defense Concepts, a Northwest Ohio-based Training organization. currently a contractor for the Department of Energy managing safety for the National Homeland Security program in Eastern Idaho, an instructor for Badlands Tactical Training Center, and is an accomplished Freemason.

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