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Skilhunt S2 Pro HD flashlight review

Cree XP-L HD LED
1250 lm output
23409 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Skilhunt S2 Pro HD flashlight released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-L HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1250 lm output, 23409 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 306 m.

Excited to learn if the S2 Pro HD lives up to expectations? Read on!

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Skilhunt S2 Pro HD / S2PROHD

The S2 Pro HD is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The S2 Pro HD mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. This Skilhunt USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

Skilhunt S2 Pro HD specifications

BrandSkilhunt
NameS2 Pro HD
TypeS2PROHD
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1434 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The S2 Pro HD flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight125 g
Length143.7 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter36 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The S2 Pro HD is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the S2 Pro HD has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The S2 Pro HD flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Skilhunt S2 Pro HD / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L HD LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The S2 Pro HD flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1250 lm
Intensity23409 cd
Throw306 m
CD/LM factor18.73

With 1250 lm, the S2 Pro HD flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The S2 Pro HD flashlight has 23409 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

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. The S2 Pro HD flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The S2 Pro HD flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
spare rubber cover

The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the S2 Pro HD 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 Skilhunt 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
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Skilhunt S2 Pro HD / S2PROHD photo 1.
Skilhunt S2 Pro HD / S2PROHD photo 2.
Skilhunt S2 Pro HD / S2PROHD

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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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