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[Pre Order] Fund Raiser for Coronavirus Emergency - Olight i5T AA Torch $33.71 (25% off) + Free Shipping @ Olight Australia

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Olight i5T EOS Flash Sale and Coronavirus medical supplies Fund Raiser

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From @badmanners

Associatedbadmanners 1 hour 33 min ago
I work for Olight. We recently raised and donated 42k to the NSW RFS with no negative feedback.

Olight is a multinational company and all of our branches, USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia etc are participating in this fund raiser sale for the coronavirus emergency.

Olight's global CEO is from the province in China that is most effected, so I get why Olight is doing this. Also, as he is from (and I beleive currently in) this area he will know how to best use any funds. Last I heard 50% was going to purchase supplies for the hospital most in need in Wuhan and 50% to the red cross.

And by all proceeds, we mean every cent spent on this i5t torch by customers will be put to the best use that Olight can.

From the Olight Website

Due to the urgency of this fund raiser, this is a PRE-ORDER. These special edition I5Ts will ship in 1 month.

We are also offering free shipping on this torch so for $33.71 you can order one now and have it delivered in 1 month.

We will proudly be donating 100% of all proceeds from the sale of this special version of the i5T for medical supply donations to assist with coronavirus in China.

The i5T EOS is a slim tail switch EDC torch powered by a single AA battery with a max output of 300 lumens and 60m beam distance. It is equipped with a high-performance CW LED paired with a PMMA optic lens producing a soft and balanced beam. It also features a dual direction pocket clip for multiple carrying options. Special blue accents version for charity sale only.

This is a fantastic opportunity to donate to a great cause AND receive the latest Olight EDC torch, so mark this in your calendar, set a reminder and notify all your friends!

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  • +20 votes

    Coronavirus medical supplies Fund Raiser

    What fundraiser? There's zero information on the product page.

    Pushing products based on the deaths of others feels seedy to me.

    • There was more info in their "Torch Tuesday" video on Facebook but I'll summarise. @badmanners please correct me if I am wrong here.

      Essentially, Olight is giving you a free torch for donating $33.71 to help those affected by the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

      In practice, you are buying an Olight i5T AA torch @ 25% off, with free shipping and Olight is donating the full amount of $33.71 per torch to provide medical supplies to those affected in China.

      They are not making a profit, they are merely using a product as a means of raising more money than simply donating the cost of the product. Similar concept to raffling off an item and giving the proceeds to charity. You could donate $100 or raffle off a $100 product and raise $1000 instead.

  • +3 votes

    Edit - I'll withdraw my below comment thanks to an informative reply from a staff member below. Perhaps the company could do a better job explaining it on their own site rather than leaving it to their team to defend them!

    This seems pretty dodgy, what fundraising and/or medical supplies does China need? Is this store planning to buy and donate some kind of supplies to affected patients?

    • +1 vote

      Thanks Freo. It has been a bit of an urgent project and details have been a bit fluid. I do however have confidence our CEO in China will do the best he possibly can to utilise any funds raised.

  • From Vocabulary.com

    You'll often hear something like, all proceeds from this raffle will go to help the Save the Puppies Charity. Proceeds can mean either the gross money earned (all that was brought in) or the net (the money left after expenses). If you are very concerned about where the money you donate to charity goes, this is a good question to ask.

  • If companies or individuals are gonna donate to a worthy cause, just donate it. Don't use the excuse of the worthy cause to sell products or to buy something.

    • I can think of a couple of reasons 1)Raising awareness, the sale and even this Ozbargain page is keeping the Coronavirus subject at the forefront of peoples minds. 2)Olight could either donate some of their already gained profits, which eats into their profit margins or they could promote a fundraiser and get free advertising and good will, name recognition by selling a special edition light that would have otherwise not been sold because people like me and others on Ozbargain would have never heard of Olight. Now Olight gets extra sales and can donate 100% of the proceeds. I looked into Olight on Amazon and eBay and discovered they have universally good reviews for their products, now I'm considering buying one simply because it seems like a good product.

    • Think of it this way. I have $50k and make pens that sell at $30 each. It costs me $10 to make each pen. That's 5,000 pens, with $20 profit per pen. I just donate the $50K and be done with it, or I can turn that $50k into $150K and donate 3 times more than I could of before. As a byproduct of this, I also get increased brand awareness and a positive business image that will increase business reach and could lead to even bigger fundraisers (In Olight's case, this isn't their first fundraiser).

  • Well, they did make an oversized novelty cheque to the NSW Rural Fire Service for a pretty reasonable amount of money:
    https://www.facebook.com/OlightAu/photos/a.1966450853643805/...

  • Even better, donate to the Coronavirus cause here in Australia.. because it is coming soon.

  • +8 votes

    I work for Olight. We recently raised and donated 42k to the NSW RFS with no negative feedback.

    Olight is a multinational company and all of our branches, USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia etc are participating in this fund raiser sale for the coronavirus emergency.

    Olight's global CEO is from the province in China that is most effected, so I get why Olight is doing this. Also, as he is from (and I beleive currently in) this area he will know how to best use any funds. Last I heard 50% was going to purchase supplies for the hospital most in need in Wuhan and 50% to the red cross.

    And by all proceeds, we mean every cent spent on this i5t torch by customers will be put to the best use that Olight can.

  • I have several Olight flashlights and can't recommend them highly enough, if I didn't already have several hundred bucks invested in some of their other products I'd be all over this. I may still get it just for the ute.

  • I bought this torch due to the 25 percent off with free shipping and also because I know that olight torches are exceptional quality. It's a bonus that proceeds are going towards helping people.

  • Get a Streamlight 66608 250, its usb chargeable

    • +1 vote

      Non removable battery? What will happen if the internal battery goes bad?

    • You can't just chuck a new battery in it when it goes flat. Also, its sale doesn't go towards a charity :)

  • Cool white only. What a shame.

  • .
    Thanks I got 2 (one for a friend who appreciates AA batteries)……a lot of people in Wuhan will need some sort of help being forced to stay home for a week or 2
    they don't have the same work benefits (holiday pay, leave) that we do. And will struggle without a little charity resuming normal life