The OxyLED MD50 is a 500 lumen tactical flashlight known for being Amazon’s top best selling flashlight. It’s at an affordable price point and has over 2000 of generally positive reviews. The MD50 is well-made, easy-to-use, bright and doesn’t have too many cons for what it offers.
The MD50 is perfect for outdoor activities like camping or hiking. It’s excellent as an EDC (every-day-carry) flashlight for home improvement work.
Output and Modes
This bright LED flashlight has 5 total light modes:
- High with an output at 500 lumens
Each mode is accessed by a single green bottom on the base of the flashlight. You can click it to cycle through each modes. Fully depressing the button turns it on and off.
Switching between the modes is user-friendly and your last output setting is remembered for 3 seconds if you turn it off and back on. If longer, it will go return to the highest output mode at 500 lumens.
The OxyLED MD50 uses a CREE LED with a lifespan of over 50,000 hours.
It features a zoomable lens to adjust the flood throw of the MD50’s beam. Fully zoomed in, the OxyLED can reach targets up to 300-500 feet w/ith a fully focused beam. You can change the beam by pushing or pulling in the zoom lens.
Water Resistance / Water Proof
The MD50 is IPX-6 water resistant - not waterproof. The flashlight works well in heavy rain. Avoid dropping the light underwater.
Material / Durability
The OxyLED MD50 LED flashlight is very durable and made with aircraft grade alluminum alloy. The lens has a toughened ultra clear glass with anti-reflective coating.
The MD50 is compatible with one 18650 rechargeable lithium ion (li-ion) battery or 3 Triple AAA batteries. With most tactical flashlights we recommend to not rely on Triple AAA batteries for power.
The flashlight has built-in protection to protect itself from over-charge or over discharge.
It’s about less than 6 hours to fully charge the included 18650 battery.
You have to remove the battery from the flashlight in order to charge it.
Size and Portability
The OxyLED MD50 LED flashlight is very compact and small for the amount of light it outputs. It is 2.1 x 8.3 x 4.7 inches and fits perfectly in your pocket.
- Triple AAA battery holder
- Lithium ion (li-ion) 18650 battery
- 18650 battery holder
- AC charger for the included rechargeable (18650) battery
- User manual
Also included is a nice solid case with soft padding on the inside the stores the flashlight and its accessories quite nicely.
Conclusion: Our OxyLED MD50 Review
The OxyLED MD50 is likely one of the best budget tactical flashlights currently on the market. With 500 maximum lumens, 5 different modes and zoomable lens - the light is very versatile. We highly recommend the MD50 if you’re searching for a nice EDC light on a budget.