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Skilhunt S3 Pro HD flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HD LED
1600 lm output
40804 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Skilhunt S3 Pro HD flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HD LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1600 lm output, 40804 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 404 m.

Want to know if this Skilhunt flashlight stands out? Keep going!

Table of Contents

  • Skilhunt S3 Pro HD 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 S3 Pro HD / S3PROHD

The S3 Pro HD is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The S3 Pro HD's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available. The S3 Pro HD may also support other charging methods. These include solar panels or hand-cranked mechanisms.

Skilhunt S3 Pro HD specifications

BrandSkilhunt
NameS3 Pro HD
TypeS3PROHD
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1458 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Skilhunt flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

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 length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The body of S3 Pro HD flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HD 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. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The S3 Pro HD uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch of the S3 Pro HD is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1600 lm
Intensity40804 cd
Throw404 m
CD/LM factor25.5

The 1600 lm output of S3 Pro HD provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The S3 Pro HD flashlight has 40804 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. 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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The S3 Pro HD's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

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

The Skilhunt S3 Pro HD flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. You can use various USB power sources to recharge the battery. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage.

The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

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

With a clip, you can fasten the flashlight to a reachable spot. This ensures it is easy to get whenever you need it. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. 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 S3 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 S3 Pro HD / S3PROHD photo 1.
Skilhunt S3 Pro HD / S3PROHD photo 2.
Skilhunt S3 Pro HD / S3PROHD

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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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