REVIEW: Olight S10 Baton

Olight S10 BatonOlight has been making quality lights for several years. From the “S” series, came the S10 Baton, a REALLY nifty and VERY “everyday carry” light with some great features. Here are the stats for the Olight S10 Baton;

  • Cree XM-L LED
  • Runs on 1 x (disposable) CR123A or 1 x (rechargeable)RCR123 battery
  • Moonlight Mode is accessed directly when the flashlight is off
  • Double click the on/off button to activate strobe mode
  • Equipped with auto memory function and a side switch
  • Magnetic tail allows the flashlight to be attached vertically on any magnetic surface
  • Two-direction invertible pocket clip
  • Stainless steel head ring
  • Flat tail cap allows convenient tail standing
  • High efficiency constant current drive circuit  Olight S10 Baton

To elaborate on a few of these points;

PORTABILITY

The S10 fits snugly and unobtrusively into ANY pocket or purse. The clip is very sturdy, but the light is so small, that even without the clip it just rests nicely in the pocket. The side switch works like a charm and remembers the last setting the light was on.

LIGHTING MODES/OPERATION

The S10 Baton has three regular lighting modes; 5 lumens on low; 70 on medium, and 320 on high.

When the switch is turned on with a HARD (HOLDING) PRESS…it’ll go into ‘moonlight’ mode, at only .05 lumens! Believe it or not, if you need to use the light (indoors) in the middle of the night, THIS is bright enough!! Another press of the switch will advance into the regular modes. With a holding press, it will cycle through each mode individually.

BEAM SHOT GALLERY — please click each photo to view full-size

Olight S10 on moonlight mode

on moonlight at 3 ft

Olight Baton - low mode

on low

Olight S10 medium beam

on medium

S10 Baton - high setting

on high

medium mode at 17 ft

on medium at 17 ft

high mode at 17 ft

on high at 17 ft

on medium mode at 75 ft

on medium at 75 ft

high mode at 75 ft

on high at 75 ft

 

 

 

 

 

 

high mode

on high

 

 

 

 

 

BATTERIES

The S10 runs on ONE CR123, or its rechargeable cousin, the RCR123 – aka, 16340. In moonlight mode, the light has been tested to run continuously for 15 days! In high mode, expect to get around 90 minutes of continuous runtime. Obviously for the wallet…using a 16340 battery is most cost efficient.

Olight is very small

Olight S10 is very small

THE LED

The S10 features a Cree XM-L LED. XM-L emitters toss a somewhat ‘flood-like’ beam.  On high though, you’ll get a good 100ft lit up in front of you.

THE SIZE

From the accompanying photo, you can get a real sense of just how tiny the S10 Baton actually is!!

“LOOK MA, IT’S MAGNETIC!”

And the other great feature of the Baton, is the little (removable) magnet in the tail cap. It’ll hold on for dear life when placed on a magnetic surface! This is really handy for various situations. Think— working under the hood of your car…for instance.

With an Olight S10 Baton, you’ll be conveniently set for many a dark situation. And its tough durable exterior won’t ever let you down!

UPDATE: Since this articles’ original writing date, the S10 has been upgraded! The newer S10 Baton has increased to 400 lumens!! This is thanks to the new XM-L2 LED.

For a closer look, and/or to purchase an S10 Baton; follow this link!

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