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Show me your olights!

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Haunt, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. xevious

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    The S15 is pretty decent for clipping to a cap brim, although it does stick out forward a good bit. For extended hands free duty, I find a dedicated headlamp is ideal. One of the best values on that is the Thrunite TH20. It isn't massively bright topping out at 250 lumens on NiMH AA, but will go to 520 lumens on a 14500. It is a ramping light, no steps. But it ramps at a decent speed. Terrific build quality. And nice that it can take AA or 14500.
     
  2. el_murdoque

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    Nothing keychain counts.

    Using proprietary batteries does not matter to me one bit - especially because Olight offers that cool charging system which requires their batteries and AFAIK they will run on normal 18650/16340/whatever batteries, but not charge.
    As long as these are still available in a couple of years, I don't mind paying a few $$$ more to get an original replacement.
     
  3. xevious

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    Some people get bent out of shape because the i1R doesn't have a user replaceable battery. But the light is so cheap, it shouldn't matter. Yeah, in principle, you'd think that it's a waste. But then, the battery may last about 10 years, given how it's a keychain momentary use light. After 10 years, LED's will be so much more advanced, making the light totally obsolete.
     
  4. BC42

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    I went from AAA keychain lights to a Nitecore Tip with a built-in battery. I've had the Tip for a few years now and it still works great for my needs. Keychain lights or inexpensive lights aren't really an issue. My issue is with full sized lights using proprietary batteries that I might not be able to get in a year or two (or five). I'm less worried with Olight because I own 10yr old lights from them and the company is still around.

    Looks like the lights I ordered should be delivered today (ordered Sunday night). I'll try to post some pics since this is a pic thread :)
     
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  5. BC42

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    Got my lights but haven't had time to play with them yet. The UV light was already open but looks new inside.
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  6. Stealth digger

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    Awesome ! I just a big batch in myself recently and loving the baton pro.
     
  7. BC42

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    I was originally going to get just the Baton Pro but then I saw the free lights at $99, $199, $299 and $399. The S2R II was my original choice before I knew about the Pro and being free at $199, I just added lights to bring my order up to it. One of the things I love about my S10 baton is the UI and size so the S1RII was an easy choice. The Seeker 2 Pro was just to see how many people I can blind at night :).
     
  8. BC42

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    I haven't opened the Seeker yet. The magnets make it hard to space them out. The bottom one (M20-X) was the smallest 18650 form factor back in the day so the single CR123A lights were my favorite for size but runtime was a bit lacking. I love the S2RII and Baton Pro size and I'll definitely appreciate the extra run time but for a tiny light, the S1RII and S10 are perfect.

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    The Sunwayman V10R has an infintely adjustable light which is pretty cool. The T10 (T15 is the AA version) is a good size and a workhorse. I have a T25 in my truck with 2x AA lithium batteries. The Eagletac P20A2 MkII is a great 2xAA light.
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  9. el_murdoque

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    Please let a curious fellow know how the Baton Pro vs. S2RII vs. S1RII compare.
     
  10. BC42

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    I played with them a bit last night, including the Seeker 2 Pro. The Seeker 2 Pro is ridiculously bright in Turbo mode. The BP, S2RII and S1RII are very similar. If you like/need a moonlight mode, the BP is 5lm and the other 2 are 0.5lm. I usually use med or low and they all work for me. The beam spill is better than my old S10 baton or T10.

    I love the UI on the S10 and the new ones aren't different other than the double click to jump to turbo. The S1RII is slightly smaller than the S10. The BP is about 8mm longer than the S2RII. The BP and S2RII are very similar and despite the 1150lm vs 2000lm turbo, they're functionally almost the same. The desert tan is more of a burnt bronze and looks great. Much better than the typical black anodizing.

    The S1RII (and most single CR123 sized lights) fits my needs 90% of the time but the bigger lights are good to have for longer runtimes. It's really a coin flip on the BP or S2RII. The difference in numbers on paper between these two is insignificant in the real world, IMO.

    Is there something specific you were looking for?
     
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  11. el_murdoque

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    Thank you, I think you answered it. I'd have hoped that there would be more of a considerable difference between BP and S1RII.
     
  12. BC42

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    The biggest difference is the size and runtime. The S1RII is a great urban EDC light where you're not completely reliant on your light to get around so the smaller size is awesome. The massive 2000lm BP drops to 600lm after a few mins so it's not as impressive. The S1RII drops from 1000lm or 600lm to 300lm and the S2RII drops from 1150lm to 400lm. One of the reasons I got the Seeker 2 Pro is for the 1200lm 110min runtime. The 3200lm is impressive but only goes for a couple of mins.

    The S1RII is a great compact light. The S2RII and BP are very similar so either will fill this space.
     
  13. BC42

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    I really like the Baton Pro and wanted one in blue but got one in Desert Tan. Blue is my favorite color so I was on a mission to get one but they're limited editions with only 2019 made. I missed out when they first went on sale back in Oct and all the ones on eBay were $150-200 ea. There was 1 listing for 4 for $400 so I bought it, thinking I can sell off the other 3. The blue is really nice. I'm glad I got it :)

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  14. DSRacing

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    My first Olight from my wife! Incredibly bright and excellent range

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  15. Fielding

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    i3T EOS in my pocket every day.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
     
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  16. BC42

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    Got a few more...
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  17. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    I bought the UV light specifically for setting small amounts of UV resin. it's a great little specialised tool
     
  18. Moshe ben David

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    And if you put it into your traveling kit, you can also use it to inspect bedsheets etc in hotels... ;)

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  19. ProjeKtWEREWOLF

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    Yuk. True.
     
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  20. Captainkirk

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    You don't want to go down that path. Sometimes ignorance is bliss when a uv Jackson Pollack is the alternative...
     
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