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Olight S1 Mini Baton flashlight review

Cree XM-L2 LED
600 lm output
4200 cd intensity
1 x RCR123A Li-Ion battery

The Olight S1 Mini Baton flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XM-L2 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x RCR123A Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 600 lm output, 4200 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 130 m.

Excited to learn if the S1 Mini Baton lives up to expectations? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Olight S1 Mini Baton specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Olight S1 Mini Baton, then tell us.

Olight S1 Mini Baton / S1MINIBATON

The S1 Mini Baton flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of S1 Mini Baton. This light has 5 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The S1 Mini Baton's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Olight S1 Mini Baton specifications

BrandOlight
NameS1 Mini Baton
TypeS1MINIBATON
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1455 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The S1 Mini Baton flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight43 g
Length54 mm
Body diameter21 mm
Head diameter21 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The S1 Mini Baton is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the S1 Mini Baton has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The S1 Mini Baton flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XM-L2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The TIR lens of the S1 Mini Baton can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux600 lm
Intensity4200 cd
Throw130 m
CD/LM factor7
CRI70

600 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The S1 Mini Baton flashlight has 4200 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the 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. In some cases, a flashlight with a higher CRI may offer a more natural. It may also be more pleasant to use, it can better reveal the true colors of the surroundings. The flashlight has a CRI of 70. It should render colors more accurately than lower CRI options.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x RCR123A Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticyes

The S1 Mini Baton flashlight utilizes 1 x RCR123A Li-Ion battery as its power source. The S1 Mini Baton cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity.

The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. The S1 Mini Baton flashlight has a magnetic feature. It lets it securely attach to metal surfaces.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentsRCR123A battery with microUSB
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable

The included battery lets you immediately use the flashlight for your desired applications. It saves time and allows you to focus on your tasks or activities. The clip provides flexibility in how you carry your flashlight. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the S1 Mini Baton flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Olight flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • waterproof
  • magnetic
  • battery included
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • moderated CRI
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs

Photos

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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