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Olight SureFire Streamlight | What Light Is Best For You? Maybe Wowtac?

The lights listed below are in order of claimed lumens. In the video we started at the top claimed Lumens and went down.

1. WOWTAC A5 – 3650 Lumens Rechargeable Flashlight, 5000mAh 26650 cell, Built-In 2A USB charging and a battery level indicator.

2. Olight Warrior X Pro – 2,250 lumens for up to 600 meters of throw, 5000mAh 21700 lithium battery, 2 amp Magnetic Charging Cable.

3. Olight M2R Pro Warrior – TIR lens with 1,800-lumen output and a 300-meter throw, 5000mAh 21700 rechargeable battery, 2 amp Magnetic Charging Cable.

4. SureFire Scout ke2-df – 1,500-lumens output, 2 CR123A batteries or 3400 mAh 18650 Lithium-Ion battery

5. Streamlight 88085 ProTac HL-X – 1,000 lumens; 27,100 candela; 330m beam; runs 1.25 hours (CR123A); runs 1.5 hours (Rechargeable USB)

6. Olight S1R Baton II – 1,000 lumens in a small pocket light powered only by a single IMR16340. 2 amp Magnetic Charging Cable.

7. Olight I5T EOS – 300 lumens and a max throw of 60 meters, powered by a single AA battery.

8. Streamlight 88062 ProTac 2L-X 500 lm Professional Tactical Flashlight – 500-lumen EDC tactical flashlight, Multi Battery Versatility, 2 x CR123A or 1 x Streamlight Rechargeable Kit

9. Streamlight 88061 ProTac 1L-1AA Dual Fuel Professional Tactical Light – 350 Lumens On High with 1.5 Hours Run Time with CR123A Lithium Battery, DUAL FUEL One CR123A Lithium Battery, One AA Alkaline OR AA Lithium Batteries.

10. Olight I1R 2 EOS – a tiny rechargeable LED keychain flashlight with dual output settings ranging from 5 to 150 lumens.

Streamlight vs Olight vs Surefire 


The SureFire story begins in 1969 with the power of the laser for industrial applications.  As most businesses grow, part of the owner’s hobby and passion, shooting, got incorporated into his business.  In 1979, SureFire patented a laser sight for weapons.

Over the next many years, the company worked to serve law enforcement’s needs for a weapon-mounted flashlight.  Soon after the SureFire WeaponLight was born, and low-light law enforcement and military operations would never be the same.  The SureFire name and reputation for quality with excellence took the company to the top of the law enforcement and military contracts.

Surefire currently serves the needs of law enforcement, combat arms troops, and even Special Operations Forces across the world.  There is a known quality with the product, but that does come at a cost.


Olight is was started around 2008 and has been focused on quality, pride in technology and a 5-year warranty that takes care of customers.  Olight sells a wide variety of lights that are affordable but useful for EDC, law enforcement, military, and outdoor hobbyists.  Olight creates great quality but keeps the prices closer to what budget-minded civilians are willing to pay for a good light.  Olight also has weapon-mounted lights that are excellent for home defense and concealed carry.


Streamlight started in 1973 with the approach that they would listen to customers and build what they wanted.  Customer feedback is what drives the company to work to improve. Customer service has been the main goal of the company and it shows. They are connected to their main audience and strive to give them everything they want.  Streamlight guarantees its products to be free of defects, including LED, for a lifetime of use.

The Right Light For You

Choosing the right flashlight is not always as easy as it seems.  We see people get pulled into purchasing a flashlight because of its looks rather than its function.  Purchasing a flashlight based on lumens will often get you in trouble unless you are comparing similar quality and brands.  we ask people to make a list of what they plan to use the flashlight for.  Once the list is made, we have to see if a single light will work for all the uses.  A light needed to spot something 300 yards away will not work for searching a car.  Will the use have this as our EDC (Every Day Carry) light or will this be a truck light?  All of the information compiled will give you an idea of the size of light you need and the type of throw one will want.

The video above will show you the differences in the throw for long-range and the ideal close-range use styles.  You will also be able to see color temperature differences.  Take a look at everything and decide what will work best in your situation.

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