Olight i3T EOS Donut EDC Flashlight Review
The perfect EDC flashlight that your friends probably will not steal.
We got an early release model from Olight to test of their new i3T EOS Donut flashlight. Honestly, we would have been happy with testing any of the other colors from Olight of the i3T EOS flashlight but we got the new Donut color and the great news is that I know none of my friends will steal this flashlight from me but they probably should. It’s an outstanding EDC flashlight and this particular one is going to make one mom incredibly happy come Mother’s Day.
The Olight i3t EOS Donut is a slim tail switch flashlight that is powered by a single AAA battery with a max output of 180 lumens and two basic modes. Bright and not as bright. The tail switch works extremely well and there is no chance that this light is ever going to turn on in your pocket. The anodized aluminum body feels great in your hands and it is extremely small and lightweight and always ready for when you need it. The flashlight is water-resistant allowing you to use it in all types of weather and with the dual direction pocket clip you can use this flashlight clipped in to your pocket, on your lapel, on the brim of your hat or even on a backpack strap. It is such a simple light and heck if you love pink, it’s the greatest light in the world. Of course, you can order the i3T EOS in like 16 different colors including a Titanium Damascus and a black carbon fiber.
The i3T Dual-direction pocket clip really is exceptional on this light and I cannot say enough about how good it really is. I had this light on a recent trip and being able to quickly drop it on the brim of my hat and not have to worry about breaking out my headlamp saved me a ton of time. EDC lights are only as good as your willingness to carry them and the Olight Donut is about the width of a AA battery and just a bit longer. It measures 3.5 inches which fits perfectly in my hand and it is not so imposing or heavy so it feels good alongside of my keys in my front pocket. On a solid battery, with a max output of 180 lumens in mode 1 it will run for about 21 minutes straight but honestly you probably are not going to do that. In mode 2 it will run at 5 lumens and last about 16 hours which is enough to give you some light out to about 12 meters, enough to work your way through a forest or around a dark building or out of a building with power out.
The beauty of this light is that they are extremely well priced depending on the model you get and if you like the donut color way you can get it one in your hands by ordering quickly. I am all for having the best in EDC tools and I have some extremely good flashlights in my arsenal of lights but the true test of an EDC tool is will you carry it with you each and every day and the i3T EOS is a light I am quite sure will make it more times then not into my pocket and on my body when I need it.
⬤ Powered by a convenient and widely available single AAA battery producing an output of 180 lumens.
⬤ Double helix body knurling for unique style and solid grip.
⬤ Super easy carry: Barely know it is there with its lightweight and slender form factor. The dual direction pocket clip makes the I3T even more convenient for carrying in a pocket or attaching to a hat or strap.
⬤ Highly integrated tail switch: The user can operate momentary on and quick mode shifting (5/180 lumens) all through a convenient tail switch.
⬤ The I3T is equipped with a TIR optic lens producing a soft and balanced beam for comfortable use.
1 x AAA(R3)
MAX LIGHT INTENSITY
Wide/broad hotspot. Perfect for up close illumination.
TIR reflector (big, defined wide hotspot)
Small size (Car key / Zippo Lighter)
OUTPUT: 180 lumens RUNTIME: 21 minutes DISTANCE: 60 meters LIGHT INTENSITY: 900 candela
OUTPUT: 5 lumens RUNTIME: 16 hours DISTANCE: 12 meters LIGHT INTENSITY: 36 candela
Length: 3.5 in/89 mm Head Diameter: 0.59 in/15 mm Body Diameter: 0.59 in/15 mm
Philips LUXEON TX
1.4 oz/39 g
keychain, everyday carry, gift
5 years warranty