OLIGHT I3E EOS Keychain Light REVIEW — MacSources

MacSources
6 min readFeb 28, 2022

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I have been a collector of many things throughout my life, including action figures, Funko Pops, and trading cards. Interestingly, if you ask someone if they collect things, they will likely mention one of the eight most commonly collected items listed on the newson6.com site: coins, stamps, baseball pins, vinyl, comic books, wine, trading cards, and toys. Yet, if you asked my brother-in-law what he collected, he would say knives and flashlights. Flashlights, you may ask? Is this a thing?

I initially did not believe it either, but then he introduced me to the world of OLIGHT flashlights. From that point on, I was awaiting their pre-sale, holiday bundles, new releases, following blogs, and keeping up with the proverbial flashlight Joneses. Even though the flashlight bug bit me, I could not bring myself to collect unopened lights. I wanted power, I wanted portability, I wanted mounting options, I wanted emergency preparedness, and OLIGHT had solutions to every one of the “I wants.”

The OLight i3E EOS light arrived in a 1 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall by 3/4 inches thick eggshell-white retail package. The i3E EOS name was displayed along the top of the cover panel in dark grey font. Beneath the name, you will find “Mono-Output Keychain LED Flashlight” and an attractive image of the hunter green keychain light. The top panel provided the blue-green OLIGHT name/logo, while the right-side panel provided a UPC barcode and the left-side panel provided a Learn more QR code and 5-year warranty promise logo.

The rear panel provided a useful list of product features: 1. Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum with anti-scratch Type-III hard anodizing. 2. High light transmittance TIR lens delivery a homogenous beam. 3. Ultra-compact and mighty flashlight developing from an extreme design idea. 4. Fully tighten the head to turn the flashlight on. Slightly loosen the head to turn the flashlight off. Beneath the feature section, I found a grey 4×2 specifications table: 1. 90 Lumens. 2. 45 Min. 3. 44m throw. 4. 500cd. 5. 1.5m drop resistance. 6. 60.5x14mm. 7. 19.4g (flashlight + battery). Lastly, the panel provided information about the package contents, company address, UPC barcode, and product manufacturing labels.

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