Tactical Compact Torch
Length 139mm, Head Diameter 29.5mm, Body Diameter 26.2mm
Olight has brought out an upgrade to the Warrior 3 – the Warrior 3S – which boasts a few improvements to its predecessor…
Let’s have a look to see if these changes are worth spending your hard-earned money on.
The output specification is the same between the 2 models, with both boasting a maximum output of 2300 lumens and a maximum throw of 300m.
Level 1 (Turbo)
2300 to 800 to 250
300m (2300 lumens)
Level 2 (High)
800 to 250
180m (800 lumens)
Level 3 (Med)
Level 4 (Low)
Level 5 (Moon)
· 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
· Customized 3.6V 5000mAh 21700 Lithium-ion Battery
· IPX8 (suitable for continuous immersion in the water down to a depth of 2m)
· Olight’s 5 Year warranty
In The Box
· Warrior 3 (Battery Included)
· MCC3 USB Magnetic Charging Cable
· Pocket Clip
· User Manual
We’ve extensively reviewed the Warrior 3 previously, so in this post I’m only going to be looking at the differences between the two models.
The beam quality is the same as the Warrior 3 and again have a look at the Warrior 3 review to read our thoughts in relation to this.
Differences Between Models
The Warrior 3S has a proximity sensor that the previous version doesn’t have.
The proximity sensor detects nearby obstructions and automatically dims the higher output modes when this happens, thus reducing the risk of it overheating and causing a fire.
If the blockage continues for more than 60 seconds, then the light will switch off.
The sensor can be disabled by rapidly double-clicking the side switch within 5 seconds after the automatic dimming, then the brightness will return to the original level.
Turning the torch off will reactivate the proximity sensor.
The Warrior 3S features a less aggressive strike bezel than the Warrior 3.
This makes it a lot more comfortable to carry.
So, these are the only differences between the two models.
The proximity sensor is a very useful safety feature that could potentially prevent dangerous situations.
I found the bezel on the original Warrior 3 to be very uncomfortable… I normally like to clip my torch to my cargo trouser pocket and whenever I would go to get it out, the harsh bezel would dig uncomfortably into my skin – the softer bezel on the Warrior 3S is much more comfortable.