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, light, miniature flashlight that is easy to carry and use anytime.

 

The Olight i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight is the rechargeable version of the i5T EDC Flashlight. In addition, Olight launched a global limited edition of 5000pcs dragon and phoenix purple color in December!

 

Featuring a rechargeable battery with a built-in USB-C charging port, you can have the light that you've always loved now with even more features to love! This simple addition makes this flashlight a must-have for any EDC user.

 

OLIGHT i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight VS i5T EDC Flashlight


Both i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight and i5T EDC Flashlight 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 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!


The difference between i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight and i5T EDC Flashlight


✅Charging


i5T EDC Flashlight 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 Rechargeable EDC Flashlight 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 EDC Flashlight

i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight


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 Rechargeable EDC Flashlight can use i5T EDC Flashlight batteries, i5T EDC Flashlight cannot use i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight batteries)

✅Mode

As soon as possible, i5T EDC Flashlight and i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight are both operating modes in two gears, but the performance of the i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight's luminous flux, running time, and range are better than that of the i5T EDC Flashlight. But as a consumer, choosing a suitable EDC lamp is not the brighter the better, but the best lighting brightness that suits you.

 


i5T EDC Flashlight

i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight


MODE 1 

300~150~30lumens/3+25+122minutes/ 60 meters  /910cd                    

350~150lumens/10+170minutes/64 meters/1038cd

MODE 2

15 lumens/20  hours/15 meters/55cd

15lumens/37hours/12meters/40 cd

✅The difference in length

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

 


i5T EDC Flashlight

i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight


 

Length

3.74in/95mm

3.76in/95.4mm

The similarities between i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight and i5T EDC Flashlight

✅High Performance

Both i5T EDC Flashlight and i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight 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.

 


i5T EDC Flashlight

i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight


 

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 EDC Flashlight/i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight

 

√  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 EDC Flashlight and i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight 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 EDC Flashlight

i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight


Non-slip tail cap

Anti-mistouch tail cap

Highly integrated tail switch

✅Unique Style

As a hand-holding flashlight, i5T EDC Flashlight/i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight 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 beautiful Experience.

 

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

 

✅Small and Lightweight

Both i5T EDC Flashlight and i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight 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 EDC Flashlight

i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight


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.

 

The last table summarizes their differences


i5T EDC Flashlight

i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight


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 introduced the Olight i5T EDC Flashlight and i5R Rechargeable EDC Flashlight, 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!


Last but not least, don’t miss out on the limited edition I5R Dragon Phoenix Purple in the Olight Christmas Sale, where you can buy the bundle at up to 40% off! >>Check Now!   

 

 


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All Reviews (7)

Jabba

Both I5t and the i5r will run on standard aa batteries.

Posted on: Dec 09, 2022, 11:57:14

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