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Olight Gober Safety Nightlight (Free!) Review

Olight Gober Safety Nightlight (Free!) Review

Olight often offers a free item with purchase – such is the case with the Gober Safety nightlight! Read on for photos and thoughts!

Official Specs and Features

Here’s a ShareASale link to the Olight Gober Nightlight product page.


Looks like there are at least two versions of the “nightlight” Gober – green (seen here) and black. Also available is the Gober Kit, which I’ve posted before


While the Gober is available to purchase for $14.95, as I understand it, it’s mainly available as a free bonus for some other purchase from Olightstore. Probably if you buy the Arkfeld Ultraviolet light, you can see what comes in packages with that!

Short Review

This is a free-with-purchase nightlight, so I won’t spend just a ton of time describing it. Most of what you need to know can be seen from the photos. I’ve posted about the Gober before, and there might be more information there… I actually realized with this “nightlight” version that I really like the MOLLE connection capability (which was offered with the other one too, I just didn’t use it as much.) Now, I’m not sure how often you’ll need a MOLLE nightlight but with this Gober offering red, blue, green, and white output, it should be a good one! USB-C charging is a nice bonus.

Long Review

What’s Included

Olight Gober Safety nightlight what's included

  • Olight Gober Safety Nightlight
  • MOLLE connector
  • Charging cable (USB to USB-C)
  • Manual

Package and Manual


Build Quality and Disassembly

Olight Gober Safety nightlight in hand

Nothing comes apart on the Gober. The build quality of this completely plastic light is good.

Size and Comps

Weight: 0.5 oz (16 g) (Exclude the backpack clip)
Length: 1.5 in (38 mm)
Width: 1.5 in (38 mm)
Height: 0.69 in (17.6 mm)

In hand: 

Here’s the test light with the venerable Convoy S2+.  Mine’s a custom “baked” edition Nichia 219b triple.  A very nice 18650 light.

Also above on the left is a new feature light!! Laulima Metal Craft sent this Todai in tumbled aluminum for some size comparison photos like the ones above. Laulima has a bunch of incredible items. I’ve tested one (the Laulima Metal Craft Hoku) (the official site for Hoku is here) that was a Friend Fund Friday review. I was impressed enough by that Hoku that I bought a Laulima Metal Craft Diamond Slim (also in tumbled aluminum) (review is upcoming!) These lights by Laulima have impeccable build quality and not only that, they’re quite configurable. There are some (great, actually) default configurations, but Joshua Dawson (of Laulima Metal Craft) is open to ideas and emitter options and the like. I haven’t reviewed this Todai, but I have to say, it feels absolutely fantastic and I love it thus far. (Notably, I love how warm and eggy those emitters look through the TIR.) 

Retention and Carry

The only included means for carry of the Olight Gober Nightlight is this MOLLE clip. It matches the Gober in color.

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip

You could also use this as a pocket clip.

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip

This MOLLE is completely plastic.

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip

The Gober attaches into the MOLLE clip and secures by a twist in either direction.

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip attachment point on light

Again, it’s a MOLLE clip, and as such, it works great!

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip in use

The Gober can be removed while the clip is in place. In fact, you’ll nearly have to remove the Gober to remove the MOLLE attachment.

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip in use

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip in use

The attachment has this little lip that secures the clip. I had to use a tool to remove the clip… that lip is very effective!

Olight Gober Safety nightlight molle clip in use with lip


Charging of the Olight Gober nightlight is by way of a USB-C charging port on the back of the light.

An appropriate cable is included – it’s USB to USB-C. It’s quite short!

Olight Gober Safety nightlight charging cable

Notably, you’ll have to remove the Gober from the MOLLE before charging it.

User Interface and Operation

A single e-switch controls the Gober. The switch is ever-so-slightly proud but is still unlikely to be pressed accidentally.

Olight Gober Safety nightlight e-switch

Here’s a UI table!

State Action Result
Off Click No action
Off Hold On (Mode memory)
On Hold Off
On Double click Iterate between steady and blinking for the current output
On Click Advance through emitter options (Red>Green>Blue>White)^
On Triple click SOS (Red)
SOS Click or double click Previous mode

^ When in steady output, mode advances include an RGB blinking state. When mode advancing with the outputs blinking, mode advances do not included the RGB blinking state. (That seems backward to me, but that’s how it’s set up.)

LED and Beam

Olight doesn’t state what these emitters are. Red, green, blue, and white! Yay!

Olight Gober Safety nightlight emitter array display

Olight Gober Safety nightlight emitter array display

Olight Gober Safety nightlight emitter array display

Olight Gober Safety nightlight emitter array display


What I like

  • Small light with RGB and white
  • USB-C charging
  • MOLLE connector is pretty useful (even if you’re not a tactical operator)

What I don’t like

  • USB-C is not accessible when mounted
  • The switch is a bit hard to press (Gober must be supported from the back, too)
  • No magnet. A magnet right in the post that goes into the MOLLE connector would be great!


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