Wednesday October 23, 2019

Olight S10R in S30R Baton III (EN)

Olight S10R Baton III and S30R Baton III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olight has made some changes to its standard flashlight lineup in 2016. Among those refreshed are also S10R and S30R.

Those are a part of a standard lineup, where S10R is a compacted version and S30R is standard size general purpose flashlight.

For renewed version, where model was appended by 'III', Olight has improved performance and done smaller modifications to them most noticeable is better output and changed switch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard charging dock for S10R III Baton and S30R III Baton flashlights. It has suction cups on the bottom, so that it sticks to the surface and a nice added feature is an USB port, so you can chain other devices on it. Like phone charger, for example. It is nice, but I like the portable charger more. Good news, they're interchangeable, so you can use the portable one (like S1R Baton type) for other flashlights that use the one in the above picture.

 

 

Those changes make both models more appealing than their predecessors, but they are still pretty much like vanilla ice cream. Nice taste, pleasant and comforting at times, but not really standing out among more specialized and complex variants. Let's see, what the numbers say:

 

Olight S10R Baton

 

Olight S10R Baton II

Olight S10R Baton III

Max Output (lumens)

500

600

Low (lumens)

0.5

0.5

Max Run Time (hours)

168

360

Beam Distance

105m

118m

Peak Beam Intensity (candela units)

2,800 cd

3,500 cd

Water Resistance

IPX7

IPX8

Impact Resistance

1.5 m

1.5 m

Head Diameter

0.91 in. / 23 mm

0.91 in / 23 mm

Length

2.89 in. / 73.4 mm

2.70 in. / 68.5 mm

Battery Type

RCR123A/CR123A

RCR123A/CR123A

Weight

1.52 oz / 43g

2.05 oz / 58g

pocket clip

yes

yes

 

As you can probably see from the above table, version upgrade brings a 20% increase in power output and almost the same in range, better water resistance and smaller dimensions. There is also a pocket clip added, for those lacking »MacGyver« skills of attachment.

I must say, that only after I've seen these numbers, I started to appreciate the S10R III more, since at first it appeared quite similar to the previous version.

 

 

Olight S30R Baton

 

 

Olight S30R Baton II

Olight S30R Baton III

Max Output (lumens)

1020

1050

Low (lumens)

1

0.5

Max Run Time (hours)

1128

2400

Beam Distance

196m

188m

Peak Beam Intensity (candela units)

9,600 cd

8,840 cd

Water Resistance

IPX8

IPX8

Impact Resistance

1.5 m

1.5 m

Head Diameter

1.02 in. / 26mm

0.98 in / 25mm

Length

4.65 in. / 117.5 mm

4.49 in. / 114 mm

Battery Type

1x 18650

1x 18650/2x CR123A

Weight

4.52 oz / 128g

3.88 oz / 110g

pocket clip

Yes

Yes

 

 

With S30R, changes are less obvious or straightforward. Output has been increased slightly, as well as battery life. Beam intensity and range is also lower, but overall dimensions are somewhat smaller. Power has been therefore sacrificed for compactness and longer run time, which may be an issue for some users, but those are probably better served by Olight offerings for service/tactical use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents of the package. S10R III Baton and S30R III Baton are identical in this aspect, so just one pictures says enough.