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    Default Olight S80, R40 or other?

    Greetings - would love any insight on either of these lights or something comparable. Is there going to be a huge difference between the 750 vs 1100 lumens and the throw of these lights? Looking for something simple to use that can carry a well balanced beam a solid 100 yards. It would be nice to have the access to a lower mode or higher mode as needed in a similar UI and sized light.

    Cheers and many thanks,
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    Default Re: Olight S80, R40 or other?

    Have the R40 and it's a great overall light. The S80 is an older light, which is replaced by the R40 IIRC.
    You'll notice the difference between 750 and 1100 lumens.

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    Default Re: Olight S80, R40 or other?

    Hi kj2 -Many thanks for the input - and of course for the awesome reviews. Am hoping to contribute some beamshots to the forums soon on some XPL lights..
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Olight S80, R40 or other?

    And the USB charging option on the R40 is great

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    Default Re: Olight S80, R40 or other?

    Is the beam profile close to the same - looking for a rather smooth transition from flood/spill to throw. I already have
    an ET G25C2 with the XPL-HI and an M2X for throw -

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    Default Re: Olight S80, R40 or other?

    The R40 isn't a thrower, but it isn't a flooder either. IMO it's the best of both. Use it for in- and around the house, and dogs walks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kj2 View Post
    The R40 isn't a thrower, but it isn't a flooder either. IMO it's the best of both. Use it for in- and around the house, and dogs walks.
    I have the S80.....wonderfull compact light.

    Wide beam.

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    Default Re: Olight S80, R40 or other?

    Perfect - many thanks for the input. Am now trying to gauge if there's a big difference between the two - outside of cost as the R40 is about 2x the cost of the S80.
    Am happy to spend the extra dough if it's a considerable difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCLumens View Post
    Perfect - many thanks for the input. Am now trying to gauge if there's a big difference between the two - outside of cost as the R40 is about 2x the cost of the S80.
    Am happy to spend the extra dough if it's a considerable difference.
    I have the S80 ,its has a wide beam,good flashlight overall.Don't know ive the 350lumen more are worth it

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    Default Re: Olight S80, R40 or other?

    resurrecting an old thread but wondered if any S80 users can report on the battery runtime on High? I remember the original review showed they lost power from 750 lumens to 2/3 power in just a few minutes. Then olight tried to deny this. How did that all pan out?
    I ask as I have a chance to buy a cheap S80, but not overly keen if they really only run at 450 lumens by the 10 minute mark...

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