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Skilhunt S2 Pro HI flashlight review

Cree XP-L HI LED
1100 lm output
34410 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Skilhunt S2 Pro HI flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 34410 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 371 m.

Curious if this Skilhunt flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Skilhunt S2 Pro HI 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

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Skilhunt S2 Pro HI / S2PROHI

The S2 Pro HI 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 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. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

Skilhunt S2 Pro HI specifications

BrandSkilhunt
NameS2 Pro HI
TypeS2PROHI
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1459 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The S2 Pro HI flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Body, materials, weight, colors

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

This 125 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the S2 Pro HI has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The S2 Pro HI flashlight is available in black.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

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

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The S2 Pro HI has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The S2 Pro HI flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches. 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

Flux1100 lm
Intensity34410 cd
Throw371 m
CD/LM factor31.28

With 1100 lm, the S2 Pro HI flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The S2 Pro HI flashlight has 34410 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. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features, battery, protections

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

The Skilhunt S2 Pro HI flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. USB rechargeable flashlights are more popular now. They are popular because they are convenient and sustainable. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. 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 useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard of the S2 Pro HI protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the S2 Pro HI 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 HI / S2PROHI photo 1.
Skilhunt S2 Pro HI / S2PROHI photo 2.
Skilhunt S2 Pro HI / S2PROHI

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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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