Oh and in case you guys haven't seen it... the Olight S1RII is now available in Titanium
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I had a 18650 headlamp that was heavy but I think it was mostly due to the body. It was built like a tank. If you can get one in hand maybe that'll help. I like my 90 degree light as I can attach to my shirt pocket ( AAA light ). I also am liking the magnetic tail ends. I can stick my light up and broadcast light out instead of just down or up with standard flashlights. Of course with a larger cell (18650) attaching it to a shirt may or may not be ideal, a jacket however . Now I'm sure there are other manufactures to be considered. I have a Fenix running dual CR123s but its an older model with 345 max lumen. Seems lacking compared to current lights but its still a great light. It fits in great as a camp light with my headlamp. Here are some specs from Olight. Theres not much of an "upgrade" from your S1R v2 (lumen and runtime) until you move up in cell size. Your S1R v2 specs;LEVEL 1 (lumens) 1000Run-time LEVEL 1 1000 lumens (1.5 minutes) then drops to 300 lumens (37 minutes)LEVEL 2 (lumens) 600Run-time LEVEL 2 600 lumens (1.5 minutes) then drops to 300 lumens (45 minutes)LEVEL 3 (lumens) 60Run-time LEVEL 3 60 lumens (3 hours and 40 minutes)LEVEL 4 (lumens) 12Run-time LEVEL 4 12 lumens (20 hours)LEVEL 5 (lumens) 0.5Run-time LEVEL 5 0.5 lumen (8 days)Strobe YesSOS / BEACON NoM2R Warrior specs; LEVEL 1 (lumens) 1500Run-time LEVEL 1 (1500) lumens drops to ~700lm;(3m), 1hr50mLEVEL 2 (lumens) 700Run-time LEVEL 2 2h.LEVEL 3 (lumens) 250Run-time LEVEL 3 6h15m.LEVEL 4 (lumens) 60Run-time LEVEL 4 20h.LEVEL 5 (lumens) 15Run-time LEVEL 5 70h.LEVEL 6 (lumens) 1Run-time LEVEL 6 25 days.Strobe YesSOS / BEACON NoS2R specs;LEVEL 1 (lumens) 1150Run-time LEVEL 1 (1150)lumens drops to ~400lm(2m) , 230m.LEVEL 2 (lumens) 400Run-time LEVEL 2 4hLEVEL 3 (lumens) 120Run-time LEVEL 3 14hLEVEL 4 (lumens) 15Run-time LEVEL 4 100hLEVEL 5 (lumens) 0.5Run-time LEVEL 5 60 daysStrobe YesSOS / BEACON NoH1R specs;LEVEL 1 (lumens) 600Run-time LEVEL 1 (600) lumens drops to ~180lm;(3m) 1h20m.LEVEL 2 (lumens) 180Run-time LEVEL 2 1h40m.LEVEL 3 (lumens) 60Run-time LEVEL 3 5hLEVEL 4 (lumens) 15Run-time LEVEL 4 20h.LEVEL 5 (lumens) 2Run-time LEVEL 5 6days.Strobe NoSOS / BEACON Yes
Oh and the reason I want a bit bigger, brighter light with more throw is for home use to see out in my yard at night Need a light with a good few hundred feet throw that is very bright Guess I should have said that to begin with
I use Olight magnetic chargers for my S1Rs cell and my Olight branded 14500. Yes I have to remove the battery on my ZL but its not that bad. Great thing is and the reason I got the SC52 was its not picky about what cell it'll use. Yes lumen lowers but still 300 is not bad at all.
So what you guys are saying is this thread should be "What ZL next?"
I still like the Olight M2R . Really got some great reviews. Spendy but unless you loose it it would be a great buy. I also like the H2R. Big for the head but not terrible. Again, spendy but Olight makes some great lights.
I believe the lights with"R" designation have the charging tailcap and can be charged with magnetic charger, charging base or in a std charger. You can only charge the olight battery that comes with the light through the tailcap, other batterires wont charge in there but you can use them. Some of the others like s1 mini include a rcr123 that have a micro usb port built into the battery, can plug say a iphone wall charger with micro usb cable into them or put in std charger.
Quote from: Blackbeard on December 07, 2018, 12:30:41 AMI believe the lights with"R" designation have the charging tailcap and can be charged with magnetic charger, charging base or in a std charger. You can only charge the olight battery that comes with the light through the tailcap, other batterires wont charge in there but you can use them. Some of the others like s1 mini include a rcr123 that have a micro usb port built into the battery, can plug say a iphone wall charger with micro usb cable into them or put in std charger.I think you are right about this and I just did not understand the designation entirely?I like the idea of magnetic charging in general but am a little cautious of it at the same time.
A local store has them where is this store located well if you dont mind me asking if you dont want to just PM me and I will see if I am close to it at all