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Olight I3E EOS Copper

+I would like to introduce you today a torch which has been there since 2016 but my opinion according to little consideration, the Olight I3E EOS Copper. +

*Type: Key ring LED torch
Operating Modes: On / off
Luminous Flux: Up to 120 lumens
Lamp Type: Luxeon TX LED
Reflector System: Smooth reflector
Beam Range: 48 m
Batteries Required: 1 x AAA alkaline (included) or 1 x AAA NiMH
Run Time: 35 minutes (alkaline battery) / 1 hour (NiMH battery)
Dimensions: 60.5 × 14 mm
Weight: 21 grams (including battery)
Body Colour: Copper
Body Material: Solid copper
Switch Type: Twist action
Impact Resistance: 1.5 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IPX8 standard (2 m)*

The Olight I3E EOS Copper, a small keyring torch which is operated with one AAA battery and has a capacity of 120 lumen. The Olight I3E EOS comes in a really nice plastic box and is welded air-tight to prevent a patina, the whole package is also very nice as a gift. I`ve bought mine over here: http://stores.ebay.de/Olight-Direct-Official?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 or you can buy directly at: https://www.olightstore.com/




A battery and a split ring are included, at first sight the lamp looks like a little jewel.
The copper version is heavier than the colored I3E models but it feels just right and very solid. The whole flashlight is machined very cleanly and the surface is completely smooth and not precoated, so it will oxidize really fast and the torch will very quickly get a nice patina. Twisting the head turns the light on in one mode, thats it Smile , a very minimalistic but useful flashlight! The square threads feels very smooth and works like a charm.
The first and only mode is very bright, 120 lumen with an Philips LUXEON TX LED with a TIR lens and a neutral tint. After 5 minutes it was reasonably warm but not hot, so the heat management seems quite good which is also due to the copper.



From left to right, Olight I3E EOS Copper, Maratac AAA Cu Rev. 4, Lumintop Tool Magnet, Astrolux A01, Olight I3S CU, Lumintop Worm SS, Lumintop Tool Cu, Lumintop Tool brass.

I really like this tiny light and for myself I usually prefer small keychain lights with at least 2 modes , a low and a high mode. But the Olight I3E EOS lives from the fact that it is so handy and small you can take it everywhere, I always carry it in the fifth pocket of my jeans and use this little gem daily. It would be nice if there was a clip for the lamp, it would be helpful as an anti-roll device and because there is no knurling, a clip would make the lamp also more gripping…….but these are just small things you do not really miss.
In addition, the price performance ratio is almost unbeatable, other torches of this size of copper are usually substantially more expensive and larger.
For more patina pics look at here: https://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=70228.0
This thread was one of the reasons for me to buy the Olight I3E EOS Copper, I love this patina of copper torches.
Here some more pics, I hope you enjoyed my small review!

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i like the titanium one more
i have an i3s CU, after 1 year, sadly it’s so dull now

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Picture? Smile

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mrheosuper wrote:
i like the titanium one more
i have an i3s CU, after 1 year, sadly it’s so dull now

Are you looking to sell it? Innocent

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mrheosuper wrote:
i like the titanium one more
i have an i3s CU, after 1 year, sadly it’s so dull now

The I3S CU is brass

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Oops, never mind mrheosuper. I’m not interested in the brass one. Thanks X3 for pointing out that little “s” there. It is indeed a very different light!

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I had an I3E CU…unfortunately I fried it with a 10440…
So now I have a nice little CU host that I can’t make anything with…
If anyone in EU want it, just pay the 2€ shipping and it’s yours

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DavidEF wrote:
mrheosuper wrote:
i like the titanium one more
i have an i3s CU, after 1 year, sadly it’s so dull now

Are you looking to sell it? Innocent

despite its appearance, its still one of my trustable light :D, now it’s hanging at my keychain

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X3 wrote:
I had an I3E CU…unfortunately I fried it with a 10440…
So now I have a nice little CU host that I can’t make anything with…
If anyone in EU want it, just pay the 2€ shipping and it’s yours

You’re not interested in modding/repairing it yourself? There are plenty of tiny drivers around.

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DavidEF wrote:
X3 wrote:
I had an I3E CU…unfortunately I fried it with a 10440…
So now I have a nice little CU host that I can’t make anything with…
If anyone in EU want it, just pay the 2€ shipping and it’s yours

You’re not interested in modding/repairing it yourself? There are plenty of tiny drivers around.

The I3E is so short that Olight had to solder the emmitter (Luxeon) directly on the driver board…

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X3 wrote:
I had an I3E CU…unfortunately I fried it with a 10440… So now I have a nice little CU host that I can’t make anything with… If anyone in EU want it, just pay the 2€ shipping and it’s yours

I will take it!

Been wanting a copper aaa light and this looks perfect Smile

Pm me paypal details!

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I received a PM from user : lieber Scholli 4 minutes before your message…
It seems to be gone already, sorry Shocked

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X3 wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
X3 wrote:
I had an I3E CU…unfortunately I fried it with a 10440…
So now I have a nice little CU host that I can’t make anything with…
If anyone in EU want it, just pay the 2€ shipping and it’s yours

You’re not interested in modding/repairing it yourself? There are plenty of tiny drivers around.

The I3E is so short that Olight had to solder the emmitter (Luxeon) directly on the driver board…

You mean like this? Wink

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1113028#comment-1113028

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Yet I would be unable to solder the components, nor to source them in reasonable quantity that won’t make the whole thing 3 times the price of a brand new I3E Big Smile

EDIT : but please, feel free to send me one Silly

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X3 wrote:
I received a PM from user : lieber Scholli 4 minutes before your message… It seems to be gone already, sorry Shocked

No worries Smile

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X3 wrote:
Yet I would be unable to solder the components, nor to source them in reasonable quantity that won’t make the whole thing 3 times the price of a brand new I3E Big Smile

Well, I can’t argue with that! Wow! Components must very expensive in France! Shocked
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EDIT : but please, feel free to send me one Silly

No good for you now… you’ve given away your host! Silly

But, if you seriously want one, I could let one go. Do you want an LED soldered on, or just the driver components? Big Smile

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I guess I’m to late for the Olight host Sad

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There are plenty of tiny drivers around.

Really, where do you find them? I’ve seen a lot on chinese-shops but all sold out.

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Coppet wrote:
I guess I’m to late for the Olight host Sad
X3 wrote:
There are plenty of tiny drivers around.

Really, where do you find them? I’ve seen a lot on chinese-shops but all sold out.


I was the one who said there were plenty of tiny drivers around. I said it because X3 was giving away his host due to not being able to fix it. I was trying to encourage him that he could fix it by changing the driver. He is in the USA. We have Mountain Electronics. They sell drivers of various sizes and styles.

I don’t know if there are plenty of drivers available to you or not, outside the USA. Do you know how to solder? Build drivers? If so, there are free driver board designs from BLF that are uploaded to OSHPark. You could buy them for $5USD per square inch for three copies, including shipping. Then, you’d have to get components and put the drivers together yourself. The board I posted above is one that I designed with the driver on one side and LED on the other, for lights like this one, that don’t have a separate MCPCB for the emitter.

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When I look under the avatar of X3 I can read he is from France?
And yes I can solder but not with such small parts on a such a tiny driver board Sad But no problem, I think I need to look more closely in the internet for a tiny driver board!

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When I look under the avatar of X3 I can read he is from France?
And yes I can solder but not with such small parts on a such a tiny driver board Sad But no problem, I think I need to look more closely in the internet for a tiny driver board!

OOPS! Yeah, you’re right. His location is France. I don’t know what made me say he was from USA. I just got confused I guess.

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Nice patina Thumbs Up

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I have bought me a second one, really like this torch Thumbs Up

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What does the EOS designation mean—i see it used all over but never defined?

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The head of the I3S CU works great on the little I3E host but unfortunately it does not work the other way around Sad

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Hello! I am new here. I've been loving flashlights forever but, have just recently made it a hobby and upgraded to some nicer lights. I have this i3e and I really like it a lot, looking forward to getting better runtime with some nimh eneloops I ordered. On another note, the greenmax battery mine came with exploded in my thrunite t01, it didn't harm it though. I've been learning about different chemistry batteries and it is so interesting.

I love flashlights!!!

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Definition or meaning of EOS ? i see it used with copper but never defined.

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I’ve been told that EOS is a Chinese manufacturer, and no doubt numerous ‘name brand’ lights are actually EOS under the skin.

That a pretty common strategy nowadays in electronics and home appliances – one fairly invisible outfit makes them all and rebadges them with various names and minor cosmetic differences for various ‘big name’ corporations. (I wonder how many brands of hair shampoo and motor oil actually all come out of the same tap!)

I’ve seen lights actually branded EOSLamp, and bought drivers thus branded, and to their credit it’s always been top notch stuff.