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What is the correct EDC selection guide?

What is the correct EDC selection guide?

In the young people's social circle, EDC has been being popular all the time. So many people like sharing their EDC products on social networking platforms. But someone’s showing EDC looks too extravagant, such as kinds of car keys, luxuries, etc. It is honest to say that aren’t common touch.

For some people who like showing, their EDC products may be an expensive wristwatch or a well-made wallet. But for torch lovers, their EDC product is a unique torch.

 What are the most suitable EDC products for us? 

That is an interesting question. In our daily life, The most important factor in deciding to carry an item is whether or not the item is actually useful to us in our life.

Which items have the highest daily usage rate? I think the one that is used the most is the torch, except the normal stuff like keys, mobile phones and power banks.

Although the coverage area of public lighting facilities has been very wide. In fact, there are still many low-light environments in our life, such as common scenes, corridors and garages. A torch can provide us with lighting support in many low-light environments.

It can also be difficult to choose between a variety of torches with different functions.

Next, let's choose exclusive your best EDC from three perspectives.

 

 Convenience - The smallest size

 

Olight i1R 2 EOS Keychain Light - Good looking and Easy to use

Olight i1R 2 is a combination of both. At just 44mm in length and 14.8mm in diameter, it’s smaller than a key. It’s also lighter because of its small size. The small EDC keychain torch weighs just 0.48 ounces, which makes it almost imperceptible its existence when you’re carrying it.

In terms of daily use, the two brightness modes of 150 lumens and 5 lumens can already cover a lot of lighting needs. The small size is not only suitable for Equipment enthusiasts, but also suitable for any type of user.

② Comprehensive - Many functions

 

Olight Perun mini - Suitable for multi-scene, Multifunctional Head Torch, powerful mini torch.

With a total length of just 61.5 mm, a head diameter of 21 mm and a barrel diameter of 20.6 mm, the Perun Mini is small enough to be used as an EDC torch.

Structurally, Olight Perun Mini is the Right Angle Torch, which is more adaptable than the conventional cylinder flashlight.

The control button of Perun mini is set at the top of the torch is where the Right Angle Flashlight button is most appropriate and comfortable to press.

It has stainless steel pocket clip and can be easily hung in a pocket, backpack or clipped to a belt. It can be used as a headlamp via the optional headband. When attached to clothes, backpacks or hats via the velcro duty patch, this compact yet powerful light can be rotated 60 degrees for the desired angle and extreme convenience, bringing brightness to your life and work anywhere and anytime.

Perun Mini is an EDC professional mini tool lamp, you can use it in almost any scene, and every detail of it is handled just right, you won’t “drop the ball” when you need it. Even you can free your hands when using it.


 ③ Fascinating - unique design 

Olight Open 2 - Light or Write, A pen and light union penlight

Olight Open 2 is about the same size as a regular office pen, with a total length of 145mm and a diameter of 12.7 mm, which makes it easy to hold and lightweight. Although it has a lighting function, its total weight is only 1.34 ounces.

Open 2 uses a split structure, which can split the lighting area and pen into two separate parts for use. This is a detail of the multi-purpose design concept.

Open 2 adopts a direct charging design with a charging port set at the bottom of the lighting system. Open 2 uses a more efficient Type-C USB charging port, which can be fully charged in 55 minutes.

Open 2 is an application to a variety of environments of the extension of lighting equipment. For most of the environment, the pen’s utilization rate is very high, and joined the lighting function on the pen, This combination will make it have stronger applicability, so it is suitable for the various users to use, as a gift, of course, this also is a very good choice.

28 Jun, 2021
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How To Choose The Olight Torches By Activity ?

How To Choose The Olight Torches By Activity ?

How to choose your right torch among so many torches?

It’s sure to say almost every household has a torch, but when it comes to the range of lighting products available, Torches widely used in professional fields such as outdoor, military, hunting, security, industry, does the one you buy really make a difference?

 

Basically, while all lighting products on the market provide lighting, their benefits vary greatly. Over the last few years, the selection of such products has increased in particular, so there are the points below that people usually consider when choosing which lighting product is best for themselves.

  1. Which activity will you be mostly using your lighting product for? E.g running at night, at home in case the power goes out, biking outside in bad light, etc

 

  1. Will you benefit more from a torch or headlight for your chosen activity? E.g it is uncomfortable to run holding a torch, so a headlight would be a stronger choice.

 

  1. Do you want a rechargeable or non-rechargeable product? E.g if you go camping there likely won’t be powerpoint to recharge, whereas at home this wouldn’t be an issue.

Therefore, when you visit our Olight UK website, you can choose Olight torches by activity.

First of all, Let's have a look at the activity categories that Olight’s products divide into.

 

Everyday Carry (EDC) 

♦ Most of us desire to make our home a familiar place, just put these best small torches on your desk, accompanying your daily life.

 

♦ Olight EDC torches (everyday carry) are quite popular for their lightweight and optional mode. Add to your cart, Olight EDC torches will be your top choice.

 

Tactical Torch

♦ Higher? Further? Keep moving! Let Olight inspire your ambition to exceed your ability. Climbing, Hiking... You are now setting out to conquer the world!

 

♦ What makes a torch tactical? Our incredible runtime with high output, magnetism tactical tail switch is designed for professional use.

 

Bike Light

♦ Our unique intelligent design headlight and rear bike lights are made for your road cycling, urban riding and daily commuting.

 

♦ Olight bike light series bring you 260° visibility. While ambient light sensors, smart motion sensors and other features can maximize the release of the hands of cyclists.

 

Head Light

♦ Chasing HANDS-FREE experience? Check out Olight headlight series. These best rechargeable head torches will be your final answer!

 

♦ Let alone the right-angle design, the Perun 2, "MUST BUY" HEAD TORCH is popular with its multifunctional application as a headlamp with a matching headband or as a handheld light.

 


Then, once you have a clearer idea of what style suits your personal situation, here are the most common terms that are used (and what they mean) to help you crystal your choice even more:

 

Lumens (lm) – The amount of light you see from a light source. The higher the lumen, the more brightness you will see.  E.g a 500lm torch will be brighter than a 200lm torch.

 

Beam Distance – This is measured in meters and is how far the light beam will shine before it starts to diminish. The distance will vary depending on which light mode you are in (low, mid, high, boost etc). The maximum beam distance a torch will usually be advertised next to the product.

 

Run time – The run time will be calculated by each individual setting in the product. So a low beam will have more run time and a high beam will have less run time, simply because you are needing more energy to create a brighter light and the battery will run low faster. The run time usually advertised is the run time when the torch is in low setting.

 

IP Rating – This is the protection the torch will have against dust and water. The first number will be the protection level against dust (6 is the highest) and the second number will be protected against water (9 is the highest), the higher the numbers, the better the protection.  If you see an X next to IP rating, as an example like IPX4, the X, in this case, represents dust as it is where the first number should be, and the X means this product does not have a rating for dust.

 

Now that you know everything you need to make the best choice, below are the 3 most common reasons people need to use a torch and our recommendations:

 

General Use around the home

For anything around the home, it’s best to have a product that is easy to use, small, and lightweight. You want something that is durable and has a good battery life plus is cheap to run in the long term. If you prefer Olight products option we recommend Obulb

Outdoor Use (riding bike, camping, climbing)

If you are looking for a light to use on adventures, or around campsites, you need a product that has long run time, is bright enough to light up anything in front of you, and something you can see far into the distance with. The most popular item for this type of activity for a torch is the seeker 2 pro, If you want to go camping, we recommend Olantern, or if you prefer the headlight is used for riding option go for the Perun 2 and bike light option is RN1200

Everyday Carry

When looking for an everyday carry option – the warrior mini 2 is your best choice, it suitable pocket size, smaller than a 4.7-inch tall mobile phone. At the same time, it has tactical torch features, giving you enough security! Popular features among the EDC community remain the helpful battery level indicator and two-way pocket clip, plus a refined strike bezel. New this time, is a detachable lanyard clip, the ability to remove the lanyard clip and swap your pocket clip to the bottom groove, allows for the very popular ‘bezel down’ carry option. If you carry it every day, Inevitably sometimes there likely won’t be power point to recharge, the wireless charger perfect option is the Baton 3 premium.

Now that you are more familiar with the various types, styles, and pros and cons of each, we hope you find the perfect lighting product for you.

23 Jun, 2021
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Olight S1R Baton II – A look at this EDC Torch

Olight S1R Baton II – A look at this EDC Torch

Olight S1R Baton II – A look at this EDC Torch

ProductOlight S1R Baton II

Available atOlightStore.uk

Design: Compact yet powerful everyday carry torch

Max Output: 1,000 Lumens

Max Throw: 145m

Weight: 51g

 

Overview

The S1R Baton II is a powerful, lightweight, and capable EDC flashlight that offers a range of different brightness levels and modes, such as standard illumination and strobing light.

It is powered by a single IMR16340 Olight rechargeable battery with a maximum output of 1,000 lumens.

The S1R Baton II is the perfect everyday carry flashlight with multiple attachments for ease of use. There is a multi-directional belt clip for easy storage, as well as a wrist strap. The torch also features a magnetic base, which can be used for mounting to magnetic surfaces.

The torch can be easily recharged using the included USB charger, which has a magnetic charging dock and convenient light that indicates the charge status.

Specification

The S1R Baton II offers 5 different levels of brightness, making it an extremely versatile EDC flashlight.

Turbo mode: Produces 1,000 lumens for 1.5 minutes with a throw of 145m, reducing to 300 lumens for a further 37 minutes.

High mode: Produces 600 lumens for 1.5 minutes with a throw of 100m, reducing to 300 lumens for a further 45 minutes.

Medium mode: Produces 60 lumens for 3 hours and 40 minutes with a throw of 40 metres.

Low mode: Produces 12 lumens for 20 hours with a throw of 15 metres.

Moon mode: Produces 0.5 lumens and lasts 8 days on moonlight mode.

There is also a strobe function that can be engaged with three clicks of the torch’s operation button.

The lamp type is a CREE XM-L2 Cool White LED, which provides a crisp light beam and balanced hot spot thanks to the TIR optic lens.

The S1R Baton II is both waterproof and impact resistant. It can be submerged to 2m and dropped from a height of 1.5m due to its strong and reliable construction.

 

Dimensions

As you would expect from a practical EDC flashlight, the S1R Baton II is small and lightweight.

Length: 63mm

Diameter: 21mm

Weight: 51 grams (including battery)

 

Warranty

Olight provide a market leading warranty on their products, including the S1R Baton II. If your torch has a defect as a result of materials or workmanship, Olight will make it right.

If the defect is within 30 days of your purchase, return it to the retailer you purchased it from for a replacement or repair.

If there is a factory defect within 5 years, simply return the flashlight to Olight for a repair or replacement.

Included Accessories

  • S1R Batton II Flashlight

  • Olight IMR16340 Battery

  • Magnetic Charging Cable

  • Battery Storage Box

  • Wrist Lanyard

  • Branded Carry Pouch

  • Multi Language User Manual

 

Features

The second generation of the S1R Baton has been expertly designed to incorporate all the essentials you require from an everyday carry torch - compact, lightweight and reliable.

Beam Quality

The S1R Baton II uses a TIR optic for exceptional clarity with a balanced beam. This small pocket torch has an impressive 145m throw and a perfectly balanced hotspot. The different lighting modes make it easy to choose the beam strength for any occasion.

Charging

The charging station makes recharging easy. The torch connects magnetically to the charging base, which has a light indicating the charge status – red for charging and green for full battery.

The innovative charger is easy to use and does not require a plug connection to the torch, which helps improve the torch’s strength and water resistance. The charger can be plugged into any USB power source, such as a phone charger, computer or portable battery bank.

The torch uses a helpful traffic light colour code to indicate the remaining battery life during use. A green light indicates a high level of battery, orange is medium and low battery is indicated by a red light.

Power Button

The S1R Batton II is controlled by a single power and mode button. One click turns the torch off and on. Holding down the button whilst the torch is on will navigate through the available brightness modes. The S1R Baton II remembers your previous brightness selection for the next time it is used.

Turbo mode can be turned on with two quick clicks of the power button. Turbo mode is available for 1.5 minutes, after which the brightness will decrease to prevent the torch from overheating. It is important to note that on turbo mode, the end of the torch can become quite hot.

Three quick clicks of the power button will engage the strobe function, which is also known as an SOS mode that can attract attention, if needed. This mode is disengaged when you turn off the torch, and it will return to a regular beam when you next turn it on.

The moonlight mode, which provides a light glow, can be turned on with a long hold of the power button when the torch is off.

There is also a convenient lock function that can be engaged by holding the power button down for approximately 2 seconds when the torch is off. This will prevent the flashlight from accidentally turning on when in your pocket and bag, which could drain your battery.

Grip, Clip & Lanyard

The S1R Baton II feels great in hand thanks to its bevelled design, which runs along most of the torch’s length. The textured body is comfortable in-hand and provides ample grip when wearing gloves.

The torch comes equipped with a detachable 2-way belt/pocket clip. If the clip isn’t required, it can be quickly removed, which further reduces the size of this compact torch. The multidirectional clip makes it convenient to store the flashlight in the direction of your preference.

The wrist lanyard is another convenient feature. It isn’t attached to the torch by default, so you can choose whether you want to use it.

 

Conclusion

The S1R Baton an extremely powerful, lightweight and capable everyday carry torch. The large lumen output from such a compact and durable design, makes it one of the best EDC torches currently available in the UK.

It is a very stylish pocket torch, that also boasts a long battery life. It is ready for anything you throw at it, withstanding drops, knocks and liquids. If you are looking for the best EDC torch in the UK, the S1R Baton II is a great option.

09 Sep, 2020
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