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Olight M1T / (Full review
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:29:16 AM »
This is the Olight M1T sent to me for review by Olight. No other compensation other than keeping the light.

The light can be found at the main Olight store site ……………… ……. (link is NON affiliated)

Packaging and contents.....

The M1T is a CR123A , RCR123A / 16340 powered light.
The emitter is the SST40 and it sits behind a TIR Optic to give a nice wide (floody) beam that is well defined.
The Bezel is of course the signature Olight blue and looks very good.

The knurling is pretty unique on this little light and made in a spiral kind of like a large threading on the outside , but looks good and has a good feel to it. A Bidirectional clip also , so the M1T can be used as a headlamp , carried head up or head down in the pocket.

There are 2 modes , low and high with 5 lumens and 500 lumens and the light has momentary on with a half press or constant on with a full press of the tail switch.

The threads on this little light are well cut and smooth.

The beam is a very nice one with a well defined edge and a lot of coverage area.

3 feet / Low

22 feet / High

10 yards / High

25 yards / High

50 yards / High

The run time is good for the 16340 (Efest Red 700 mAh) This is the only cell I have done any run time test with.
 The Lumen output is almost identical with the CR123A and the 16340. The CR123A does pull more amperage to get those lumens however.

Here are my charts on the testing I have done………….

The M1T is a very solid little light overall.
 The only 2 things I have any negative on is ………
First I would like to see the button recessed because the light can be easily switched on accidently if the tailcap is not loosened about 1/4 to 1/3 of a turn to do the manual lockout. The second is just a personal preference but , I would like to see a medium , or middle mode of around 80 to 100 lumens , instead of just Low and High.
 Other than that as I say , a very solid little EDC light.

For those who might want to see the live outdoor comparisons with the Olight S1 mini and the Sofrin SP10B , that starts at 7:33 of the video timeline and the still photos and beamshots are at 4:24 of the timeline.

Youtube Video Link followed by listed specs…………………


Beam Distance (ft) 318
 Beam Distance (m) 97
 Max. Performance (lumens) 500
 Charge type Optional charger
 Compatible Batteries 1 x CR123A/RCR123A
 Light Intensity (candela) 2350
 Light Form Wide/broad hotspot. Perfect for up close illumination.
 Lens / Reflector Type TIR reflector (big, defined wide hotspot)
 Mode Operation Tail Switch
 Form/Size Factor Small size (Car key / Zippo Lighter)
 Series Series M (Tactical, Military)

Unique Characteristics
 1. Unique body knurling. Dense double helix knurling pattern combines functionality and style.

2. Premium beam quality. TIR optic produces a soft and balanced beam which is great for reading on low mode or any close-range illumination at night.

3. Comfortable tail switch. Features an auxiliary spring hidden under the switch making operations smooth and crisp. Control the mode changing (5/500 lumens), momentary-on and constant ON/OFF all through single clicking this tail switch.

4. Super convenient carrying. With a length no longer than the width of an adult palm, the concealed profile is perfect for backup duty. It comes with a dual direction pocket clip and lanyard for multiple carrying options, i.e. attach to pocket, backpack belt.


LEVEL 1 (lumens) 500
 Run-time LEVEL 1
 500lumens (~300lumens)
 2h (5m)

LEVEL 2 (lumens) 5
 Run-time LEVEL 2 100h

Strobe No


Waterproof IPX8
 Weight (g / oz) 65 / 2.29
 Length (mm / in) 91 / 3.58
 Head Diameter (mm / in) 21 / 0.83
 Body Diameter (mm / in) 21 / 0.83
 Led Luminus SST40 CW
 Packaging Carton Blister
 Use keychain, everyday carry, gift, tactical
 Package Contents Flashlight Olight M1T x 1
 3V CR123A battery x 1
 Stainless Steel Pocket Clip

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