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Olight kicked off their latest flash sale, which is set to run thru 11:59pm ET May 18, 2023.
There’s a lot of new flashlights and related EDC (everyday carry) gear on sale. Here, I’ll focus on what I feel are the highlights.
To start off, Olight has a new i5R rechargeable flashlight with carbon fiber finish. They say this is a fusion of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy.
It delivers up to 350 lumens of brightness, and is powered by a 14500 (AA-sized) Li-ion battery that recharges via built-in USB-C port.
Olight sent over an i5R test sample, and I’m loving the decorative finish. I was previously sold on the i5T design. This is similar, but is designed around the included Li-ion battery. In a pinch, you can use standard AA batteries too.
Although the 14500 cell is customized with a built-in USB charging port, it’s not proprietary to Olight.
The i5R in carbon fiber is $51.99 by itself, and featured in several bundle deals.
Olight also sent over a Baton 3 Pro Max flashlight for review, in orange. I’m a fan of the smaller Baton 3’s in orange, and the same sentiment applies here.
I was mistaken at first, and thought this was the Baton 3 Pro. The Baton 3 Pro is engineered for 18650-sized batteries, while the Pro Max is engineered for higher capacity 21700-sized batteries. It’s larger, brighter, and has more features.
The Pro Max has a “shake to wake” feature, where a quick shake activates the battery indicator. I found this quicker than what I normally do, which is to the flashlight on for a moment.
The Baton 3 Pro Max is a comfortable size. While I like to think I prefer the slightly smaller Baton 3 Pro, it’s hard to argue with more power and a higher capacity battery – if that’s what you’re looking for.
My test sample has a neutral white emitter, and you can also opt for cool white.
There’s another new model, with magnesium alloy housing and desert tan finish.
Lastly, the Baton 3 Pro Max has an upgraded proximity sensor to help protect your pocket from unintentional activation.
It’s priced at $62.99 by itself, and as usual there are a bunch of bundle deals.
Like Olight’s other 18650 and 21700 LED flashlights, the Baton 3 Pro Max has a proprietary battery and is recharged via their special magnetic tailcap charger.
Also new is the O’Pen Glow, a rechargeable penlight, pen, and laser pointer that recharges via an upright docking base.
As usual, Olight has coupons for newly registered users, as well as free gift items depending on how much you spend.
The sale ends at 11:59pm ET 5/18/23, while supplies last.
Olight has other flashlights on sale too. The S2R Baton II is under $48, and while it’s not their latest generation flashlight, it’s a tried-and-true performer. The Warrior Mini 2 is also on sale, in black, and for only a few dollars more than the Baton 3 Pro.
The Warrior Mini 2 has the tactical-style momentary-on tailcap, which I like. It’s about the same height as the Baton 3 Pro, but slimmer, due to its 18650-sized battery. The Baton 3 Pro (not the Max) is shorter due to not having the special tailcap.