Olight i5R vs i5T, which is the best EDC Flashlight?

Olight i5R vs i5T, which is the best EDC Flashlight?

Do you know what EDC Flashlight is?


EDC is the abbreviation of Everyday Carry. EDC flashlight means carrying a flashlight with you. Generally, it is a small and light miniature flashlight, which is easy to carry and use at any time.


OLIGHT I5R vs I5T




  • Both I5R and I5T are very popular EDC flashlights, although there are some important differences between them. But this does not affect them to stand out among similar competitors.


  • Below I will look at 3 differences and 5 similarities to see which one is most suitable for your lifestyle. If you still have questions, please be sure to contact our after-sales team, we will serve you wholeheartedly!
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The difference between i5R and i5T


Charging



  • I5T is a non-rechargeable flashlight 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 user experience of the flashlight.



  • I5R is a rechargeable flashlight, using a Customized 14500 Lithium-ion Battery and USB A-C Charging Cable, it can be fully charged in 3.5 hours at the fastest



I5T
I5R

Powered By
1.5V AA Alkaline Battery (included) X 1
Customized 14500 Lithium-ion Battery
 Compatible
AA NiMH Battery
Alkaline AA, Ni-MH AA, Lithium Iron AA batteries
Chargeable
×
Charger
×
USB A-C Charging Cable



(Note: i5R can use i5T batteries, i5T cannot use i5R batteries)


Mode


  • As soon as possible, I5T and I5R are both operating modes in two gears, but the performance of I5R's luminous flux, running time, and range is better than that of I5T.


  • But as a consumer, choosing a suitable EDC lamp is not the brighter the better, but the best lighting brightness that suits you.  



I5T
I5R


MODE 1
300 ~150~30lumens/3+25+122minutes/ 60 meters /910cd
350~150lumens/10+170minutes/64 meters/1038cd
MODE 2 15 lumens/ 20 hours/15meters/55cd
15lumens/37hours/12meters/40 cd


 The difference in length


  • The 0.5mm difference in length between I5R and I5T is almost negligible, but it can bring you a 17% increase in lumens.



I5T
I5R


Length
3.74in/95mm
3.76in/95.4mm


The similarities between i5R and i5T


High Performance


  • Both I5T and I5R are small and straight EDC flashlights. The combination of a high-performance LED light source and optical-grade PMMA lens brings smooth and clear light output.


  • The performance is outstanding in EDC flashlights of the same size, with powerful functions and a wide range of trial occasions.


small flashlight, EDC flashlight



I5T

I5R


Max  Output
300lumens
350lumens
Max Runtime
20hours
37hours
Max Throw
60meters
64meters
Light Source
High-Performance Cool White LED
High-Performance Cool White LED


Smooth Operation


  • I5T/I5R


√  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-performance light sources for the first time.



I5T

I5R


Non-slip tail cap

Anti-mistouch tail cap

Highly integrated tail switch


Unique Style


  • As a hand-holding flashlight, I5T/I5R maintains the exquisite and compact characteristics of the EDC flashlight. At the same time, the aluminum alloy barrel adopts a double spiral barrel texture, which not only enhances ventilation and perspiration performance and holding stability but also brings a beauty Experience.

  • Summary: Whether it is used by yourself or as a gift to relatives and friends, it is a good choice.


small flashlight, EDC flashlight, pocket flashlight


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.



    I5T

    I5R


    Length
    3.74in/95mm
     
     
    3.76in/95.4mm
    Head Diameter
     0.7in/17.8mm
    0.7in/17.8mm
    Body Diameter
    0.7in/17.8mm
    0.7in/17.8mm
    Weight
    2.12oz/60g (including pocket clip and battery)
    Black / OD Green: 2.12oz/60g (Battery Included)
    CU: 2.93oz/83g (Battery Included)


EDC


  • 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.


small flashlight, EDC flashlight


The last table summarizes their differences



I5T

I5R


 

Max Output
300lumens
350lumens
Max Runtime
20hours
37hours
Max Throw
60meters
64meters
MODE 1
300~150~30 lumens /3+25+122 minutes /60 meters/910 cd
350~150lumens/10+170minutes/64 meters/1038 cd
MODE 2
15 lumens /20 hours/15 meters/55 cd 15lumens/37hours/12 meters/40 cd
Light Source
High-Performance Cool White LED
High-Performance Cool White LED
Waterproof
IPX8
IPX8
Drop Test
1.5m
1.5m
Length
3.74in/95mm
3.76in/95.4mm
Head Diameter
 0.7in/17.8mm
0.7in/17.8mm
Body Diameter
0.7in/17.8mm
0.7in/17.8mm
Weight
2.12oz/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 By
1.5V AA Alkaline Battery (included) X 1
Customized 14500 Lithium-ion Battery
 Compatible
AA NiMH Battery
Alkaline AA, Ni-MH AA, Lithium Iron AA batteries
Chargable

×

Charger

×

USB A-C Charging Cable


After I have introduced Olight I5T and I5R, which one do you think is more suitable for your needs?

If you have any specific questions about these flashlights, please feel free to contact our staff





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All Reviews (6)

Casey Czerniak

I have at least 4-5 i5T and I think by far I love the I5RT much better !! I really like mine so far

Posted on: Jul 10, 2022, 00:35:04

Barnes

I prefer I5R, rechargeable battery is a huge advantage.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2021, 08:02:54

Arice

I5t is compact which is one of the things i wanted. Weight is 64 grams, not too heavy, not too light, just what i wanted

Posted on: Dec 22, 2021, 02:00:49

<3 Olights!

I currently own the i5t and love it! However, after reading about i5r, I think I would prefer it. I adore my rechargeable Olights!

Posted on: Dec 20, 2021, 16:48:55

Michael Driver

I5R to save on batteries, and to keep as many out of landfills as possible.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2021, 22:49:23

John Welborn

The I5T is my go to. Yes the rechargeable one is super nice for everyday use and carry but if i had to choose one or the other I would go with the I5T for the simple fact of IF (and a big IF) anything were to ever happen you can most likely scavenge some AA batteries from remotes or toys. Never know when the power will go out and you need to save your battery backups for cell phones!

Posted on: Dec 14, 2021, 22:02:33

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