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I5T vs I5R Portable EDC Torch

I5T vs I5R Portable EDC Torch

06 Dec, 2021
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Hello and welcome to the new torch comparison from Olight UK. Today we are going to talk about Olight i5R EOS and Olight i5T EOS. The two keychain torches are very similar and some new O-fans say that they are separated by nothing.

In this blog we will have a look at 3 differences and 6 similarities to help you decide which one is more suitable for your daily life and which one worths your money.


The differences between Olight i5R and Olight i5T

Olight i5T vs i5R Portable EDC Torch Comparison

 Charging Type

· Olight i5T is a non-rechargeable torch that uses a single AA battery. The battery is highly selectable and low in cost, which reduces the economic cost while ensuring the performance and use experience of the torch.

· Olight i5R is a rechargeable torch, using a customized 14500 Lithium-ion Battery and USB A-C Charging Cable, it can be fully charged in 3.5 hours.



Olight i5TOlight i5R
Powered By1.5V AA Alkaline Battery (included) X 1Customized 14500 Lithium-ion Battery
Compatible BatteriesAA NiMH BatteryCustomized 2.4V 1420mAh 14500 Lithium-ion Battery
Charge TypeNon-rechargeableRechargeable
Charger/USB A-C Charging Cable

(Note: i5R can use i5T battery, i5T can not use i5R battery)


Operating mode

· Although i5T and i5R are both operating modes in two gears, the performance of I5R's luminous flux, running time, and range are better than those of I5T.

· To most of us, a keyring torch is not the brighter the better. Instead, the best lighting brightness that suits you.



Olight i5T            Olight i5R            
MODE 1300~150~30 lumens /3+25+122 minutes /60 meters/910 cd350~150lumens/10+170minutes/64 meters/1038 cd
MODE 215 lumens /20 hours/15 meters/55 cd15lumens/37hours/12 meters/40 cd


The difference in length

·The 0.5mm difference of length between i5R and i5T is almost negligible, but it can bring you a 17% increase in lumens.



Olight i5TOlight i5R
Length3.74in/95mm3.76in/95.4mm


The similarities between Olight i5T and Olight i5R 


High Performance

Both I5T and I5R are small and straight EDC torch. The combination of high-performance LED light source and optical-grade PMMA lens brings smooth and clear light output. The performance is outstanding in EDC torch of the same size, with powerful functions and a wide range of trial occasions.

high performance cool white led



Olight i5T            Olight i5R            
MAX OUTPUT300lumens350lumens
MAX RUNTIME20hours37hours
MAX THROW60meters64meters
LIGHT SOURCEHigh Performance Cool White LEDHigh Performance Cool White LED


User-friendly Operation

· A spring is set inside the tail button to effectively prevent accidental touches and conform to the pressing force of the human body.

· Small particles embedded in the silicone end surface can effectively prevent slip.

· The tail switch can turn on three operations of tactical lighting, constant lighting and fast switching of gears, which is simple and easy to use.

· Therefore, in terms of operation: I5T and I5R are both intuitive and easy to use. For the elderly, young children, and groups in urgent need of emergency light sources, they can provide you with High-perfomance light sources in the first time.


Olight i5T            Olight i5R            
Non-slip tail cap
Anti-mistouch tail cap
Highly integrated tail switch

 

Unique Style

unique double helix knurling

As a hand-held torch, both I5T and I5R maintain the exquisite and compact characteristics of the EDC torch. At the same time, the aluminum alloy barrel adopts unique double helix knurling, which not only enhances ventilation and perspiration performance and holding stability, but also brings a beautiful look.


Small and Lightweight

Both I5T and I5R have a lightweight size and weight. Whether it is clipped on a hat or in a shirt pocket, it can be a kind of weight that can make you forget its existence.


Olight i5T            Olight i5R            
Length3.74in/95mm3.76in/95.4mm
Head Diameter0.7in/17.8mm0.7in/17.8mm
Body Diameter0.7in/17.8mm0.7in/17.8mm
Weight2.12oz/60g (including pocket clip and battery)Black / OD Green: 2.12oz/60g (Battery Included)
Copper: 2.93oz/83g (Battery Included)


Portable and EDC

Two-way pocket clip

Two-way detachable holding clip, it can be clipped on the pocket and brim of the hat when walking at night, walking the dog at night, or even repairing at night, freeing your hands to give you a more convenient EDC experience.

With a 1.5mm diameter lanyard hole, it can be easily hung on the backpack. When doing outdoor sports, it will not take up too much space in the travel bag, giving you a more comfortable outdoor experience.


The last table summarizes their differences



Olight i5TOlight i5R
MAX OUTPUT300lumens350lumens
MAX RUNTIME20hours37hours
MAX THROW60meters64meters
MODE 1300~150~30 lumens /3+25+122 minutes /60 meters/910 cd350~150lumens/10+170minutes/64 meters/1038 cd
MODE 215 lumens /20 hours/15 meters/55 cd15lumens/37hours/12 meters/40 cd
LIGHT SOURCEHigh Performance Cool White LEDHigh Performance Cool White LED
WATERPROOFIPX8IPX8
DROP TEST1.5m1.5m
Length3.74in/95mm3.76in/95.4mm
Head Diameter0.7in/17.8mm0.7in/17.8mm
Body Diameter0.7in/17.8mm0.7in/17.8mm
Weight2.12oz/60g (including pocket clip and battery)Black / OD Green: 2.12oz/60g (Battery Included)
CU: 2.93oz/83g (Battery Included)
Non-slip tail cap
Anti-mistouch tail cap
Highly integrated tail switch
POWERED BY1.5V AA Alkaline Battery (included) X 1Customized 14500 Lithium-ion Battery
 CompatibleAA NiMH BatteryCustomized 2.4V 1420mAh 14500 Lithium-ion Battery
Charge TypeNon-rechargeableRechargeable
Charger/USB A-C Charging Cable

After reading this blog about Olight i5T and i5R, which one is more suitable for your needs?


If you have any specific questions about these torches, please be sure to contact our after-sales team, we will serve you wholeheartedly!


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Scott Williams

One word for the I5R...superb!

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2021, 12:18:43

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