As mentioned in my post the other day, my formal introduction to Olight and their LED flashlights has been an eye-opener and a great experience so far.
About this post – keep reading if you want the why about the discount, or scroll down to skip straight to the point.
I’ve been using and testing two Olight S1R Baton II flashlights – one of their most popular models – and can’t believe I hesitated to jump on the rechargeable battery flashlight bandwagon for so long.
Oh, there are definitely still reasons to stick with other kinds of LED flashlights, such as AA, AAA, and CR123A, but moving to a rechargable 16340 Li-ion battery platform was remarkably effortless and thought-free.
I spent much time this past week selecting and ordering a range of other LED flashlights for review, as it’s been quite some time since I’ve learned the ins and outs of new models, and as much as it might not seem like it, LED flashlight and illumination tech has changed a lot in just a few years.
What all that research and scrutiny of spec sheets showed me is that Olight is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to move from home center flashlights to something more compact and better featured for day to day use.
Olight’s flash sale would have been a great opportunity for some of you to get in on the action, to experience the transition to a compact Li-ion-powered EDC LED flashlight as I have. Or, for those of you already using 18650 and other Li-ion-powered flashlights, the Baton II seems like a great compact choice nonetheless.
The sale ended very quickly – by 4am or so, and that’s after their website experienced some downtime due to the sheer number of customers trying to order the limited edition lights that were on sale.
Not to mince words, I was pretty disappointed. I don’t like to feature, discuss, promote – call it what you will – flash sales that end very quickly. I had anticipated that the deals would last the day, but quantities were rapidly depleted. I suppose this is a good sign – a brand whose products fly off the shelf is usually popular for good reasons.
I spoke with my Olight contact, and here’s the good news – they granted my request of a coupon code, which is valid site-wide except on sale items or the X9R Marauder.
Save 10% on Olight orders via the link below.
Exclusions: Sale items and X9R Marauder.
As of this time, there is no expiration date (which I didn’t expect but am happy for), and there doesn’t seem to be any minimum order requirements.
Shipping is free on $49+ orders, or a flat $5 below.
Coupon Code: TOOLGUYD10
I’m really liking the S1R II Baton II flashlight so far. This light comes with everything you need to get started, except for a USB adapter, and most people already have several of those already. It comes with the light, removable clip, a Li-ion battery, and magnetic tailcap charger, plus a lanyard, pouch, and a small carrier for spare batteries.
Olight also has AA and AAA flashlights, as well as larger Li-ion-powered flashlights.
The S1R II Baton is the first light Olight sent me for testing and review, and I think it’ll be a good EDC flashlight for most users. For daily or regular use, you might want something bigger.
Olight flashlights and accessories tend to be price-fixed at most dealers, and so a 10% discount seems like a good deal. Some dealers create their own bundles at list price or slightly higher, but saving more cash in-pocket is worth more than an extra battery or plastic case of their choosing, at least in my opinion.