Olight’s beloved M3X Triton gets an upgrade, and by golly it sure is pretty.
Many people are familiar with the 800 lumen Olight M3X Trition XM-L LED, and has been one of the more popular flashlights on our site. To make a good thing even better, Olight tweaked a few things to make the Olight M3X XM-L2 throw farther, and have an even brighter beam.
Bumping the outdated XM-L LED to the brand new XM-L2, the M3X Triton bumps its output from 700 all the way up to 1000 ANSI lumens. There is definitely quite the difference between the old and new versions of the light, especially in the beam distance. Granted that the previous Triton model had a fantastic beam projection, the latest version is pushing distances of 580 meters, which can light up a great amount of land/building/sky/etc. This, combined with the larger emitter of the XM-L2 allows an excellent combination of flood and throw, which is rare to find in lights these days.
While this light is brighter and has a better beam projection than the last model, the best part about this new light is the price. With all of these great new features, the one thing that remains the same is the price. The new torch comes with the same price, set up, but a better performance than the 700 lumen version. The only question to ask yourself, is why you haven’t checked out this light for your next choice?
If you’ve ever been to our store in Smyrna, you have probably seen the monster lights next to the register, and you may have remembered how super bright and super focused they were. Those were the Olight SR90 lights: heavy duty search lights with a built in battery that ensured super throw with an incredible run time.
Now, Olight has released two new powerhouse flashlights as upgraded versions of the series: The SR95 and the limited edition run SR95UT. Producing an outrageous 2000 lumens from a single SST-90 LED, the Olight SR95 has a throw distance of 728 meters (that’s 2,362 feet)! While that’s impressive, the SR95UT – using a SBT-90 LED with only 1050 lumens – can produce a throw of 820 meters (that’s 2690 feet). No, that wasn’t a typo: the SBT-90 LED is so focused, combined with the deep and smooth reflector of the SR95 series, that it can throw its beam over half a mile. The lights have a very simple user interface by holding down the switch to access three modes, and double clicking the button to engage strobe. These lights are the perfect candidates for home defense, search and rescue, property surveillance, and many other tasks.
As the newest and brightest light from their production line, the Olight X6 Marauder is an incredibly portable and powerful light. Powered by an external battery pack that is contoured to the curve of a hip, the Marauder can produce up to 5000 lumens through its six CREE XM-L LEDs. Compared to other lights this powerful, this Olight stands out from the rest thanks to its ability to dissipate heat through its contoured body below the handle. This light is ideal for those in search and rescue operations, as it does have the ability to be powered by a 12v car battery, extending the run time of the light while maintaining its maximum brightness. The light comes standard in a protected case and exterior battery pack (car battery adapter coming soon).
The Baton series from Olight has always been a favorite amongst those that were looking for an easy to use, AA powered flashlight that could fit into any pack. But now, Olight has released a new light to the Baton series, but they changed the battery type and lumen output. The Olight S80 Baton is different from its predecessors thanks to its customized lithium-ion 26650 battery that allows the light to produce 750 lumens on turbo. The incredible part about this light is how relatively small it is for such a powerful light: no larger than the S35 or S65, yet it is twice as bright as the S35. This new Baton may be brighter, but it does still have the same user interface as the S35 and S65, which allows first time users to easily access all modes, and will be easy for those that have used the Baton previously. The light comes in a rugged case that includes a holster and a home charging kit, and is a great choice for those looking for a light that is bright and portable.
The Olight S35 and S65 are two of the best options available for super high output lights which use the AA battery. The S35 uses 3 AA batteries and pumps out 380 lumens thanks to the CREE XM-L LED. The S65 uses 6 AA cells paired with a CREE XM-L LED allowing it to emit 700 lumens on the max brightness setting. There aren’t many AA lights which can compete with these two in terms of performance. Olight has found a way to squeeze a whole lot of power out of the normally lackluster AA platform. If you’re looking for a light which uses the ubiquitous AA battery while still having tons of output, then the S35 and S65 fit the bill perfectly.
The M20-X and M21-X are essentially two of Olight’s most popular lights, with an upgrade to the new CREE XM-L LED.
The M20 and M21 have proven themselves to be amazing lights. The new upgraded LED makes an already great light even better. The XM-L LED allows both lights to have more output while also being more efficient. Not only will both lights be brighter than the previous versions, they will also run longer. The user interface is essentially the same as the previous versions but there have been improvements. Both lights still use the dual button system which has become widely popular in this class of lights.
The M20 and M21 are the epitome of the tactical light. Both will work well as a duty light, weapon light, or just an every day companion.
Some of our favorite lights here at GoingGear are the ones which are simple, and bright. The Olight i6 Paladin definitely fits those criteria, so naturally it has become a favorite with us and many others as well.
The i6 Paladin is the perfect example of a user friendly torch with tons of output. Using a CREE XM-L LED and 2 CR123 lithium batteries the i6 can push out 420 lumens on the max brightness setting. On low, the i6 still pumps out 80 lumens, which is more than enough light for most day to day tasks. When the low setting just isn’t enough, a simple turn of the head delivers over 5x as much light. The user interface is just as simple as it sounds in that last sentence. Unlike most other lights in this category, switching between brightness settings doesn’t require a complicated maneuver. When the light is on, twisting the head allows the user to choose between high and low. It really is just that simple.
Sometimes we stumble across lights that just work, and work well. The i6 Paladin is definitely one of those lights.
The Olight i1 EOS is very similar to the Quark mini that 4Sevens makes. Both lights are ultra compact with super output and run time relative to their small size.
The i1 uses a CREE XM-L LED which is powered by a single CR123 lithium cell. The i1 has three different brightness settings which makes picking the amount of light you need very convenient. Instead of only having a very low and very high output, you have the choice of choosing a middle ground between the two. Something that I really like about the i1 is that it has a pocket clip, unlike most other lights its size. A flashlight this size with a pocket clip can pretty much disappear when you’re wearing it. Instead of sitting at the bottom of a pocket, the light is clipped just inside the pocket which keeps it out of the way.
I’ve long praised the virtues of the small but powerful flashlight. This i1 is a perfect choice for someone looking for a tiny torch.
The Olight i2 and i3 are essentially the same light. The main difference between the two is the power source. The i2 is powered by one AA battery, and the i3 is powered by one AAA battery. Both lights have roughly the same output being only 5 lumens apart. The i2 maxes out at 75 lumens, and the i3 tops out at 70 lumens. The larger reflector of the i2 will give it more throw than its smaller counterpart, the i3. Both lights have enough power to illuminate objects at 100 feet out, which is amazing considering the size of these torches. With power like this available in keychain size there is no excuse not to carry a nice EDC light. Having bigger flashlights on you is great, but having something like the i2 or i3 on you at all times is pretty much invaluable.
I think we have all had a moment when we wished we could upgrade one of our lights without buying a completely new torch. Olight has obviously thought of the same thing since they now provide us with optional drop in modules.
The M20S XM-L drop in module allows you to quickly replace the LED module in your M20 giving you more overall output. At just under 40 dollars this is a super economical way to get much improved performance over the old XP-G LED. Installation is simple, but if you have any trouble you can refer to the video below to get it figured out.