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    Default Review: Olight S2R

    Disclaimer
    I received the Olight S2R Baton from Olightstore.com , curtesy of Toby.

    Specs from Olight for the S2R Baton:
    • Cree XM-L2 LED
    • Includes a 3200mAh 18650 rechargeable lithium battery
    • The flashlight can be charged through the magnetic contact charging port (other batteries may also
    be used in S2R, but cannot be charged)
    • New 750mA portable USB charging cable
    • Compatible with new OLIGHT desktop USB charging dock (optional accessory)
    • Flat tailcap with strong magnet that allows it to be secured to ferrous metal surfaces as a hands-free • worklight
    • Pouch included for better storage and organization of cables and the flashlight
    • Lockout mode can be activated on the side switch for accidental triggering protection, along with a
    • Low-voltage indicator underneath
    • Quick access to turbo mode: Simply double click the side switch to enter.
    • Reverse polarity protection circuits
    • Timer Setting: Short (3 minutes) and long (9 minutes)
    • The standby current is below 10uA

    The S2R comes in this modern looking box



    Like the S1A and S1R, the packaging was also designed by a tetris master.
    Inside you have the S2R, the manual, an Olight embroided pouch, USB rechargeable base and lanyard.










    Here’s the S2R Baton.



    The light comes with a 18650 already inside, so the usual instruction is needed: remove the spacer before try turning the light on and off.


    A glimpse of moonlight during the day!



    The design recalls the one of the S1A and S1R: cilindrical lights, with knurling on the body, same clip, LED (XM-L2 cool white), TIR optic and switch bezel with blue PVD coating.



    The S2R tailcap looks very similar to the one of the S1R, because both lights also feature the recharging capability with magnetic base.



    The insides of the tailcaps looks identical, and the S2R works with all button top18650s, while the charging system works only with the proprietary 18650 Olight battery that has both poles on one side.
    The magnetic base is the same of the S1R (so you can use the same magnetic base for all SxR lights), it is very easy to connect, I have never had to reposition it in order to start the charge



    and the cable indicates the charging state: Red for charging, green for charged.



    Anodized threads allow physical lockout of the light.


    More pics





    UI
    A single click turns the light on and off.
    When the light is on, a long click cycles through the 3 modes: low, medium and high, in cycle.
    A double click will turn on the light at turbo mode.
    From off, a long click turns the light on at moonlight mode.
    To activate the electronic lockout, when the light is off keep pressed the switch until the light turns on into moonlight and finally turns off. Now if you click the switch, the light will briefly flash at moonlight. To remove the electronic lockout, keep pressed the switch until the light turns on constantly.
    A triple click will give you access to strobe mode.
    The light has memory mode for the constant output modes.
    The S2R features also a timer mode. At any level, press twice and keep pressed the switch to activate the timer. A single click will set the timer at 3 minutes, a double click at 9 minutes. After the time is up, the light will turn off.

    Output and runtime
    Both output and runtime have been tested with the Olight 18650 Protected 3200mAh battery that comes with the light.
    The battery has also been tested with my SKYRC MC3000, discharging it at 2 Amps until it reached 2.8 volts.


    Output measured is consistent with specification


    Sampling rate is every 2” for Turbo mode, and every 90” for high and medium modes.

    The bump in the "High" curve happened because I had to stop and restart the test.




    Beamshot at 0,5 meter from the wall







    The beam is practically the same one of the S1A and S1R: the bigger part of the output is concentrated in a big spot, and the spill is wide and not very bright. The tint is a cool white with a drop of NW.


    My thoughts
    I don’t have much to say: this light is practically a S1R that works with 18650 batteries, with the same recharging system (very practical and fast to use, but works only with Olight proprietary batteries), and similar interface. Switching from a 16340 to an 18650 battery will translate in a longer and slightly thicker light, but that outshines the S1R in term of runtime.
    Runtime at the tested levels is perfectly regulated.
    Compared to the smaller S1A and, in particular, S1R, I find the S2R easier to hold and use: the S1R I have to hold it with 2 fingers, while the S2R is practically a full sized light.
    Since the charging base of the S1R and S2R are the same, you can charge the lights with either one.
    So, if you or another person are comfortable with the S1R or the S1A, this light represents a bigger light suitable for longer works, or as a good all-around house light.
    As for the S1R, I’d like to see the very practical charging feature work with non proprietary batteries, and a netural white/warm white option with XP-L or XP-L Hi emitters.

    Thanks to AntoLed for lending me the camera and the luxmeter.
    Last edited by Budda; 10-09-2016 at 02:45 AM.

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    Default Re: Review: Olight S2R

    Thanks for the review Budda. I have both the Olight S1R and Olight S2R and I will just have to mention that the Olight S2R does not have the gradual light off from high or turbo as the Olight S1R does. Just a point to keep in mind if you are expecting that with the S2R.

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    Default Re: Review: Olight S2R

    Mid mode runtime plot is ready.


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    How long should the initial charge take? I have been charging for several hours using an IPad USB charging block and the light is still red. Thanks!

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    Initial charge on mine was just short of 5 hours. I like this light.

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    Default Re: Review: Olight S2R

    Quote Originally Posted by summer View Post
    Initial charge on mine was just short of 5 hours. I like this light.
    Thanks for that.

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