Olight S20 Baton (XM-L, 1x18650, 2xCR123A) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO + more!

selfbuilt

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Does the S20 have the same switch "feel" as the S10? I think my arthritic thumb makes it nearly impossible to double click into strobe on my S10 but on all my larger SR Olights it is not a problem. Thankfully, it isn't something I'd need often. Still, I'd like to be able to do it.
Switch feel is pretty much the same on the S10 and S20.
 

DenBarrettSAR

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i never noticed it mentioned here, i discovered my S20 got turned on by accident once in my pocket, by loosening the tail cap a 1/4 turn locked it out, as the anodized threads blocks the continuity quite well. ( works on both my S10 & S20.
 

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I can't see the beamshots.
Is it my browser?
No, it seems to be an issue with photobucket right now. For the last few minutes, none of the images are loading, and I can't log into their site. Hopefully they will get it resolved soon.
 

Terry M

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I see the lanyard hole, but does it come with a decent lanyard? I've yet to see one in any review. Thanks.
 

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I see the lanyard hole, but does it come with a decent lanyard? I've yet to see one in any review. Thanks.
Well, the Olight website shows a very basic wrist lanyard as an included accessory. Looks like a lot of the really basic ones out there.
 

Terry M

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Thanks! I didn't even notice that. As long as it does have one, that's all I need. Just placed an order, mainly based off your review. Thanks for taking the time to review.
 

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Does anyone know of a decent holster for the S20? I prefer something without a velcro flap, as the velcro seldom lasts long for me and then the flap sticks up (e.g., the FourSevens holster for the Quark lights). A topless holster, with elastic for retention, or a holster with a flap using a snap or other non-velcro closure would be preferred. I have taken velcro-flapped holsters and tucked the flap inside the body of the holster alongside the flashlight. That works OK, but the ucovered velcro on the outside of the holster then sticks to and destroys some shirt fabrics. Maybe a good quality velcro in a long strip might work, but the little small dime-sized patches of velcro common on cheap holsters just don't cut it in my experience. Thanks!
 

Terry M

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Search for Nite Ize Lite holster stretch. I got mine at Home Depot. Not bad.
 

Terry M

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In any of your reviews on Olights have you ever experienced a faulty switch? Meaning on my S20 I've been noticing the light won't always come on. Today I was going into a very dark room on the job and I pulled out the S20 and she didn't fire. I had to click several times before any light.
Is this anything you've noticed?
Thanks!
 

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In any of your reviews on Olights have you ever experienced a faulty switch? Meaning on my S20 I've been noticing the light won't always come on. Today I was going into a very dark room on the job and I pulled out the S20 and she didn't fire. I had to click several times before any light.
Is this anything you've noticed?
Thanks!

Are you sure the light wasn't in lock-out mode?

The S20 also restores the typical Olight "soft lock-out" (which was removed from the S10). If you hold the switch down from On, after three cycles through the output modes, the S20 turns itself off. It cannot be turned back on until you rapidly press the switch three times.
 

Terry M

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Honestly? No. I don't think I was but I will pay more attention if I have any problems again. Thanks for pointing that out!
 

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In any of your reviews on Olights have you ever experienced a faulty switch? Meaning on my S20 I've been noticing the light won't always come on. Today I was going into a very dark room on the job and I pulled out the S20 and she didn't fire. I had to click several times before any light.
Is this anything you've noticed?
Thanks!
Yeah, as melty pointed out, it may just be the lock-out. It can be triggered relatively easily (I've done it myself inadvertently), and you need to do a triple-click to reactivate.

But in answer to your question, no, I haven't had an Olight electronic switch/circuit fail on me yet.
 

Bumble

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Can I use unprotected 18650 like in Zebralight SC600?

yes you can, it has a spring either end of the battery compartment so flat top cells can be used. the s20 does have a low voltage indicator built into the switch.
 

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Awesome review!
Do you know if the new version has a green tint too? I am buying one but have a green tint Thrunite And it bothers me alot so want to be sure first.
 

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