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Introducing OLIGHT: A High-Quality EDC Flashlight Company + The Coolest Headliner Patch Light EVER!

Updated 1/25/21 / Read Time: 7 mins

Headliner Patch Flashlight - The Coolest Overland Patch Ever

OLIGHT – A High-Quality EDC Flashlight Brand To Carry in Your 4Runner:  Quick Look at the Perun Mini, Warrior Mini, Baton Pro & I5T EOS

One of the most common accessories in the 4Runner is a flashlight. Whether you carry a massive Maglight, LED lantern style light, or a compact LED flashlight, everyone needs a portable light. Flashlights make great accessories for the glove box, center console, in molle pouches and mounted directly onto molle panels.

Having easy access to a flashlight is important and I think almost all 4Runner owners can agree on that. They say you can’t avoid death and taxes, and you might as well throw darkness into that saying. It’s bound to get dark at some point and being prepared to light up the night in or outside your 4Runner is key.

I have tested quite a few flashlights over the years, large to small and incandescent bulbs to LEDs. It’s well known by now that LEDs are by far the most efficient and provide some of the brightest light output of all flashlights on the market. The only thing an old-school incandescent Maglite is good for now is beating the living daylights out of someone. Even though Maglight makes LED retrofit kits, they still lack in the light output department. Just look at this light test I did.

I wanted to introduce you guys to OLIGHT. They make some really nice, compact LED flashlights, and today, I wanted to go over a few of their options.

What first caught my eye about the OLIGHT line of flashlights is their headliner patch light. Okay, it’s a headlamp with a detachable hook and loop backing and then the actual flashlight detaches from that, but it also doubles as a headliner patch!! How rad, right!

Okay, let’s look at a few of the products OLIGHT offers.

OLIGHT Perun MINI 1,000 Lumens

Perun Flashlight - Patch Flashlight and Headband Light from OLIGHT

Find it online:

Features:

  • Output: 1000 Lumens
  • Right Angle Headlamp with Headband
  • Magnetic Rechargeable
  • Body Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy(main body)
  • Power: Single IMR16340 Battery
  • Length: 2.42in/61.5mm
  • Head Diameter: 0.83in/21mm
  • Body Diameter: 0.81in/20.6mm
  • Weight:1.83oz/52g (with Battery)

Have a ton of headlamps (Milwaukee, Coast, Energizer, and a few other brands), but this one’s different, and for that reason, I didn’t really feel the need to show the band.

The Perun Mini has a super bright IMR16340 rechargeable lithium battery and boasts an impressive 1,000 lumens, which is pretty gnarly for its size. This little powerhouse features the signature Perun series body texture for easy grip. It’s a textured outside housing that provides a super high-class feel. It definitely feels expensive, that’s for sure.

Features & Uses: 

  • Handheld EDC Flashlight
  • Headlamp
  • Magnetic (attaches to your 4Runner)
  • Headliner Patch Light
  • Magnetic Charging (equipped with USB magnetic charging)

A Headliner Patch Light?

Tactical Flashlight Headliner Patch for Toyota

Pictured: The Perun Headlamp Velco Backing (the flashlight clips into a housing and can be removed by sliding the clip out)

Like I said earlier, this is what originally attracted me to the company. You can attach the headlamps light hook side of the velcro to the headliner and have an additional map light, dome light, or just use it wherever you want. Maybe you want to have your kids run a secondary light in the back on one side of the bench seat. You can literally put this thing anywhere! I know it’s pretty expensive for a headliner patch but it’s pretty functional. It’s probably the most functional patch any of us have ever seen.

It can be used as a headlamp via the optional headband, as a standalone light (disconnect from clip housing), or attach the flashlight to your headliner. If it’s connected to the headlamp velcro, the clip housing can be rotated 60 degrees for your desired angle. What patch in your collection can do that?

If the OLIGHT patch is a little too rich for your blood, you can also grab a universal velcro molle panel battery holder. Something like that might work to hold smaller, lightweight flashlights, but who knows. I just initially saw the light and had to share and then it got me thinking about other options to mount detachable lights on the headliner.

OLIGHT Warrior Mini

OLIGHT Warrior Mini Flashlight

Find it online:

Features:

  • Beam Distance: (ft) 623
  • Beam Distance: (m) 190
  • Max. Performance (lumens): 1,500
  • Power: 3500mAh & 18650 Rechargeable Lithium Battery
  • Light Intensity : (candela) 9,025
  • Lens / Reflector: Type TIR Optic Lens
  • Mode Operation: Dual switches
  • Body Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Drop Test: 1.5 Meters
  • Waterproof: IPX8
  • Weight: 105g / 3.7oz
  • Length: (mm / in) 106.5mm / 4.19in
  • Head Diameter: (mm / in) 23.0mm / 0.91in
  • Body Diameter: (mm / in) 23.0mm / 0.91in
  • Light Source High-Performance LED: (6000~7000K)

The Warrior Mini is one of the more popular lines of lights from OLIGHT. It features a 3500mAh rechargeable battery and boasts an impressive 1,500 lumens despite its compact size. It’s small but not as small as the Perun Mini. The Warrior Mini is the go-to flashlight you will want to throw in your glove box, center console, backpack, camping box or molle panel pouches. It’s compact to fit just about anywhere but bright enough to light up an entire campsite.

It has a dual switch feature, one on the side and one on the rear for the tactical guys. It also features an indicator on the side switch that reveals the battery level clearly.

This is a great little light. I would compare this to most of my Coast Flashlights any day of the week.

OLIGHT Baton Pro 2000 Lumens

OLIGHT Baton Pro 2000 Lumens

Find it online:

Features:

  • Body Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy(main body)
  • Max. Output: 2000 lumens
  • Max. Throw: 132m / 144 yard
  • Length: 4.25in/108mm
  • Head Diameter: 0.98in/25mm
  • Body Diameter: 0.94in/24mm
  • Weight: 3.77oz/107g (including pocket clip and battery)
  • Waterproof: IPX8
  • 5 Light Modes

The Baton Pro is the newest version of the OLIGHT portable line. It’s a side-switch LED tactical flashlight with a single 3500mAh and a 18650 rechargeable battery. It features an all-new high-efficiency LED that pushes out 2000 lumens. The Baton Pro adopts OLIGHT’s signature magnetic USB charging system like the other offerings from OLIGHT.

OLIGHT i5T EOS BRASS

OLIGHT I5T EOS Brass Light

Find it online:

Features:

  • Material: Brass
  • Beam Distance (ft): 196
  • Beam Distance (m): 60
  • Max. Performance (lumens): 300
  • Powered: 1.5V AA Alkaline Battery (included)
  • AA NiMH Battery (compatible)
  • Li-ion Battery (NOT compatible)
  • Light Intensity (candela): 910
  • Waterproof: IPX8
  • Length (mm/in): 95/3.74
  • Head Diameter (mm/in): 17.8/ 0.7
  • Body Diameter (mm/in): 17.8/ 0.7

If you are a AA battery-powered flashlight guy, this is the light for you. The i5T EOS BRASS is a tail triggered EDC flashlight that boasts a pretty impressive 300 lumens given that it uses a AA battery. The body features knurling all the way around and with a stunning brass finish, this is one flashlight that is sure to turn heads. It feels like a $100 EDC flashlight however it’s only $39. It features a dual directional pocket clip which makes storing in your pocket compact and easy.

One thing I want to add specifically for this OLIGHT flashlight is just how it’s packaged. When the box arrives, you feel like you’re opening an iPhone. The box packaging is super tight and well-organized and then on top of that, the actual flashlight is shrink-wrapped. This is going to prevent any scratches to your perfectly polished brand new brass flashlight.

Even though this is one of the more affordable options on the page, this is probably my favorite just because of its color and the fact that you can swap in a fresh AA any time.

I know rechargeable batteries are the go-to options for most LED flashlights on the market, however, it’s nice to be able to run at least one AA flashlight in the 4Runner at all times.

Final Thoughts?

Perun Mini Vs. Warrior Mini - OLIGHT Flashlights

Perun Mini Vs. Warrior Mini – OLIGHT Flashlights

OLIGHT really makes some nice flashlights. If you are into EDC or collect flashlights, then you will appreciate these high-quality, well-designed flashlights but expect to pay up because they aren’t cheap. If you are looking for a $19 flashlight, this is not the company for you.

All of the lights we tested from OLIGHT seemed to feel extremely good in the hand. They feel like a high-end luxury line of flashlights, not some random private label tactical light you will find on Amazon. Not saying those are bad, the OLIGHT line of flashlights is just a higher quality build. With that said, they aren’t perfect. There have been some complaints about the heat they produce and the fact that they are not using thermal regulation, but instead timers. I did notice they get hot pretty quick but it hasn’t been a BIG problem for me yet so who knows. The “first glance” and initial impressions are what I am going off of so time will tell.

The magnetic charging feature is cool; the only downside would be if you lose a charger or if you pack light and forget to fully charge it. I always travel with AA and AAA batteries just for this reason, but most of the high-end LED flashlights these days are rechargeable so that may be the new standard. In any case, if you can justify the cost, you should be happy with any of these options from OLIGHT.

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Cory
Cory
January 22, 2021 6:25 pm

olight lacks thermal regulation and critical safety features. You’ll find a number of examples where they catch fire, and they actually had one responsible for someone dying.
best stick with a known performer like streamlight or surefire

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