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    Default Olight S1R or S1 Mini

    Hello,

    Looking for my next light. It's either going to be a S1R or S1 Mini. Could someone explain the differences and advantages/disadvantages of one over the other? Thanks
    Last edited by Mojer; 01-18-2018 at 01:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojer View Post
    Hello,

    Looking for my next light. It's either going to be a S1R or S1 Mini. Could someone explain the differences and advantages/disadvantages of one over the other? Thanks
    S1r
    Pros:
    1. rechargeable without removing battery
    2. Can run while charging from a battery bank making it feel like almost infinite light
    3. Higher turbo I think
    4. Can use the olight dock for perfect bedside light. The docks green light is perfect for locating the light in complete darkness

    Con:
    Slightly smaller battery capacity than the s1 but you donít notice it with all the light output options

    S1
    Pros:
    1. slightly smaller in length then s1r
    2. Slightly larger battery

    Not much more than that.

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    I have the olight s1r and love it. Get it!

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    Anyone have both?

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    Default Olight S1R or S1 Mini

    I have both and while i initially thought the s1 mini was the ultimate everyday carry, i have totally swithched over to the s1r.

    S1 mini in bead blasted titanium and sans clip has lived in my right front pocket for months. Beautifully small and light. Bright, white light. Near perfect, i thought.

    S1r turbo is blindingly bright. Recharges quickly and simply. Buy two and you never need a fresh battery. It is larger, but not annoyingly so. I haven't seen fit to remove the clip. Very cool near perfect light. Lol. I wish it wasnt so green on moonlight mode and i wish the turbo mode was part of the + cycle and didnt require two clicks. It does get hot fast. Again, lol, to be expected.

    I carried the s1 baton for quite a while before the s1 mini, and the s1 mini is about an eighth of an inch shorter than the regular s1. The s1r is about an eighth of an inch longer than the regular s1. Surprisingly, they all seem natural in a front pants pocket. The s1 mini (only s1 without a magnet) is so small that it could seek out pinholes in pockets. Lol

    Both are awesome and either is worth its weight in gold when darkness is about.
    Last edited by SRB; 01-25-2018 at 08:17 PM.
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    I have the S10R ( bit bigger than S1R) and an S1 mini in copper.

    very difficult to choose between them, they are both awesome lights, both great for EDC, build quality is outstanding on both, great U.I.

    but......, I edc the S1 mini because its a bit smaller and dissapears into the watch pocket of jeans so you dont even know its there. doesnt see a huge amount of use but always there if I need it.
    plus its Copper, has an amazing patina and is just the best thing ever !

    S10R sits on nightstand for using around the house, dog walks etc, mainly as I dont have to use up a primary cell, recharging is a bonus for "user" lights.

    sorry, I know havent helped much, you might need to get both. !

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    My only issue with the S1R is the battery which you need to make it work properly.

    I have the regular S1 and the S1 mini, and I get the idea that pushed the envelope just a tad too much with theS1 mini.

    I know not everyone here likes the magnet in the tailcap. To me itís one of the best features. The S1 miniís magnet is marginal. It works on proper iron surfaces, but once the paint is a bit thick or so it becomes a bit iffy. It also gets hot a tad quicker than the S1.

    All things considered I prefer my S1 with and RCR123, which works equally as well with primaries if needs be.

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    Big advantage of using primary CR123A is flashlight can be left it the car in the winter without the battery being damaged or going dead from the cold.

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    I have the SMini in Ti, not the S1mini. I use it more than the S1R. Good thing because the wife says the tint from the S1R CW is the best tint from any flashlight she has used. Sheís a non junky and isnít impressed with high cri or neutral tints, but loves the S1R. So it works out because I like the SMini tint best of anything Iíve seen or used.

    Anyway, I actually prefer the S1A to any of them. I run it with a Nitecore 750mah 14500 and it runs longer than the published times with it. A regular eneloop runs on high (220 lipumens) as long as the 14500 runs on high. The user lumen levels run forever. The magnet in the S1A is the strongest of mine and I use that feature pretty much every day. The SMini Ti is a perfect business casual light and I use it mostly for them situations. The S1A is for all the time not dressed up use. The S1R is the wifeís user light now and if I didnít have the S1A Iíd need a replacement. For anyone not liking the S1R battery, no worries, primaries work at all levels you actually use the light at. The turbos are inane anyway so itís not even a problem or issue. I use the special cell because itís proven tough. It has more than 70 used to dead then fully charged cycles on it and it holds second turbo as long as it did when new. So the cell can take full drain full charge use with ease and the supplied cell lasts more than long enough. Charges fast too from completely dead.

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    I have both, & I love both. I use the S1R in two ways: at home it can sit on the dock charging dock(and as Cobraman502 pointed out, the dock makes a good night light), when I leave the house, it then gets the new magnetic cap dock in the car so when I arrive at my destination it is fully charged and good to go...
    The S1Mini is black copper, and I love it too. Both lights are excellent, great UI and lockout. It all comes down to your exact purpose of use. I should mention that I liked the S1 so much that I bought one in every finish and every different LED(including two in aluminum so I always had a backup for my backup. When the S1Mini came out I thought I would buy one of every finish & LED of them also, until I realized the difference in size between the S1, S1R & S-Mini did not make a bit of difference to me. I should point out that I also still use my S-10, PK Pocket Rocket and Surefire E1e, E1b and a few others...

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    My S1R just disappears in my pocket. Before I got the s1r my criteria was the light needed to function while charging and I didnít need to take out the battery to charge. This is perfect for charging with a power bank while on the go. So that said, the mini would not work for me. Also the dock is what sold me. So simple to charge on the night stand. I use the included magnet charger in the car. I can use it for both my s1r or s2r.

    The magnet on the light is great. As anyone who drives an suv there is never enough light in the trunk. When my dog and I return from the dog park and I need to dry him off I can use the magnet on the back of the light and stick it to the metal on the open hatch of the suv. I have as much light as need pointed towards the ground.
    Last edited by Cobraman502; 01-27-2018 at 06:53 PM.

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    I have a S1 and really like it. Didn't go with the S1r because I'm a keep it simple type of person. I have multiple chargers and batteries so another type of charging system was not on my wish list. Don't think you can go wrong with either.

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    Hi,

    I have Olight S1R, is an awesome flashlight for EDC.
    Easy and convenient to recharge. This is the part where other flashlight left out. (eg,convoy S2+)

    S1R come with Turbo mode 1000 lumens for such a small flashlight.

    And is so small that it could seek out pinholes in pockets. Lol

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    Does anyone know the color temp of the S1R neutral white led?

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    Iíd guess 5000-5500k.

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    I normally carry a copper S1A that Iíve modded to 4000k. One of my all time favorite lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrybryant86 View Post
    Iíd guess 5000-5500k.
    Iíll have to see, some of the picks look to be around 4500-5000. Iím good either way just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobraman502 View Post
    Iíll have to see, some of the picks look to be around 4500-5000. Iím good either way just curious.
    Now you have another reason to buy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrybryant86 View Post
    Now you have another reason to buy it!
    Haha itís already on the way. For some reason the neutral white is not sold on amazon and I have looked on olight when I bought my cool white version in July 2017 and they didnít have neutral white. I couldnít help myself since I found it pretty difficult to find them anywhere else.

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    So the S1R neutral white came in today. Got to say I think this light is perfect in my opinion. I would give the tint a 9 of 10. Sure itís not a nichia 219c high cri but it sure is nicer than the nasty 6500k+ led. The Nichia lights I have seen are great tint but for me tint is not everything. I find the magnet very useful. Charging is a breeze. I even purchased the dock which serves another purpose that just charging. There is an led charge indicator on it which is just bright enough to help me find the light on my nightstand at night.

    All these features combined makes this light the perfect edc for me.

    Last edited by Cobraman502; 03-16-2018 at 08:23 PM.

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    Since my last post I now have 4 SMiniís added to the collection and also an Ion for good measure-keep it up Olight!

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