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Olight Warrior 3 Review – Upgraded Dual Switch Tactical Torch

Olight Warrior 3 Review – Upgraded Dual Switch Tactical Torch

26 Nov, 2021

The Olight Warrior 3 is an upgraded version of the very popular original Olight Warrior 3. It's Paired with a new cool white LED that delivers a maximum output of 2300 lumens. 

Let's have an in-depth look.


The Warrior 3 comes high-performance cool white LED and is powered by a customized 3.6V 5000mAh 21700 lithium-ion battery with a maximum output of 2300 lumens and maximum throw of 300m

Weighing only 176g and having a total length just under 14cm, it’s fairly compact and portable.

As with the majority of Olight torches – charging occurs directly through the tail cap using Olight’s signature magnetic charging cable.






Level 1 (Turbo)

2300 to 800 to 250

2.5/160/39 minutes

300m (2300 lumens)

Level 2 (High)

800 to 250

166/39 minutes

180m (800 lumens)

Level 3 (Med)


13 hours


Level 4 (Low)


130 hours


Level 5 (Moon)


55 days






Level 1 will run at 2300 lumens for 2.5 minutes before dropping down to 800 lumens with an additional run time of 160 minutes – this is to prevent the LED from overheating, it will then drop down to 250 lumens, with a further run time of 39 minutes

Level 2 will run at 800 lumens for 166 minutes before dropping down to 250 lumens with an additional run time of 39 minutes.

Light Source

· High-Performance Cool White LED


· Length: 5.47 in/139mm

· Head Diameter: 1.16 in/29.5mm

· Body Diameter: 1.03 in/26.2mm

· Weight (Body including battery): 6.21 oz / 176g

Body Material

· Aluminum

Power Source

· Customized 3.6V 5000mAh 21700 Lithium-ion Battery

Waterproof Rating

· IPX8 (suitable for continuous immersion in water down to a depth of 2m)

Drop Rating

· 1.5m


· Olight's 5 Year warranty

In The Box

· Warrior 3 (Battery Included)

· Holster

· MCC3 USB Magnetic Charging Cable

· Pocket Clip

· User Manual

Key Features

Beam Quality

Excellent, well-balanced, uniform beam with no harsh transition areas.  

15 lumens

200 lumens


800 lumens

2300 lumens


NEAR 200 lumens


Charging occurs via the magnetic charging cable that attaches directly to the tail of the torch.

The magnetic pad on the cable has a charging light next to it that lights up red when charging and green once fully charged and it takes 5.5 hours to fully charge the battery from flat.

The Olight magnetic charging cable is used on the majority of Olight’s torches and is a very unique and easy way to charge the torch, it has a standard USB on the other end that can be used with any USB plug or portable battery. 


Power Button & Modes

The Warrior 3 features two power buttons

· The main one is located on the side of the torch and is slightly raised, making it easy to locate, even in low light.

· The side switch features brightness level and battery level indicators, giving real-time lumen and battery levels.

· The second one is a tactical dual-stage tail switch.




Side Power Button

Pressing the side power button briefly switches the torch on, while pressing it briefly again switches it off.

To cycle through the modes – the torch should be switched on using the side button and then this button held down – this will cycle through levels 2-4 (800/250 – 200 – 15 lumens).

Level 5 (moonlight mode) is activated by depressing the power button for one second, while the torch is off.

The Turbo mode (level 1) is achieved by double tapping the power button.

SOS mode is activated by triple tapping the power button.

The torch can also be locked by pressing the side power button, while the torch is off, for a few seconds – pressing it again for a few seconds unlocks it. This is a very useful feature and prevents accidental powering on – when the torch is locked, the power button battery level indicator will light up red when pressed.

Tactical Tail Switch

The tail switch is very useful as it can be quickly activated even when wearing thick gloves.

Partially pressing the tail switch button activates level 3 (200 lumens), deactivation is by partially pressing the button again. Fully pressing the button activates level 1 (2300 lumens), fully pressing the button again switches the torch off.


Dual-Sided Clip

The Warrior 3 also has a detachable dual-sided metal clip that can be used to attach the torch to items such as a utility belt or backpack.


The Warrior 3 has a knurling body pattern – this gives a very firm grip, even in the wet.


The pouch is a very useful inclusion that gives protection to the torch and gives more carry options.


The Olight Warrior 3 is an excellent tactical torch, that is light and compact enough to be carried as an EDC.

Great beam quality and lots of useful features, from the brightness and battery level indicators to the tactical tail switch.

All in all, a worthwhile investment that won't let you down on any outdoor adventure.


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All Reviews (3)

Scott Williams

I love my Warriors, the addition of the new switch really raises the bar!

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2021, 12:20:27

Tim Forest

All I want for Christmas is Olight Warrior 3.

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2021, 21:39:39

Olight User

All I want for Christmas is Warrior 3

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2021, 21:22:17