It was just last month we were looking at a brand new tail switch flashlight from Olight, the I3T EOS. Now there’s another model on the horizon. Also a tail switch light, the M1T Raider is the big brother to the I3T.
Like the I3T, the M1T features Olight’s new double helix knurling for better grip and a dual direction clip. But design alone tells you it’s more of a tactical light than its smaller sibling. Its knurling is more aggressive with jimping-esque vertical notches throughout and a blue crenulated bezel.
Made of anodized aluminum, the M1T Raider measures 3.6 inches (91.5 millimeters) long and 0.83 inches (21 millimeters) in diameter. It’s IPX8 certified for water-resistance and impact resistant up to 1.5 meters.
The Luminus SST40 LED blasts a cool white 500-lumen beam up to a maximum distance of 90 meters. And it offers two modes: high (500 lumens) and low (5 lumens). And the TIR optic lens gives you a bright hotspot with a small amount of spill.
The interface is tactical forward, prioritizing high mode with a gentle press of the momentary switch. To get to low mode, you’ll need to double-press the button. And a full-on click will provide constant on for either mode.
The M1T Raider is powered by a CR123A battery and will provide five minutes of 500 lumens before the light drops to 300 lumens for up to another 120 minutes. On low, a CR123A will last up to 100 hours. It also accepts RCR123A batteries but will cut the runtimes roughly in half.
Olight is launching the M1T Raider this Friday, July 27 alongside its Elite Sale, which lasts through the weekend. Normally, the M1T will retail for $39.99, but during the Elite Sale, you can get it for 30% off — $27.99.