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Folomov 18650S (2018) review

2018
Nichia 219D LED
900 lm output
6940 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Folomov 18650S (18650S) released in 2018. It uses Nichia 219D LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 900 lm output, 6940 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 167 m.

This light has 5 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Folomov 18650S (18650S) specifications

Brand
Folomov
Name
18650S
Type
18650S
Rating
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Launch
2018
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
50 g
Length
99 mm
Body diameter
25.4 mm
Head diameter
25.4 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of 18650S manufactured by Nichia, a Japanese LED manufacturer. The 18650S has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Nichia 219D LED
Color temperature
3000 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
AR coated glass
Switch
mechanical rear

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
900 lm
Intensity
6940 cd
Throw
167 m
CD/LM factor
7.71

Software

The 18650S has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The 18650S is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes
5 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
yes

Features

The 18650S cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

It comes with a battery. The battery must be fully charged before you first use your 18650S. The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket.

Package contents
18650 battery with microUSB
clip
microUSB cable

The performance of the Folomov 18650S flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Folomov 18650S, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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