Flash Sale: Olight S1R Baton II LED Flashlight (5/29/2020) – Perfect for EDC!
I am happy to report that you guys were totally right, Olight LED flashlights are freakin’ awesome.
Today only, save on a special edition of the their popular S1R Baton II LED flashlight, which is nicely sized for EDC and pocket carry.
It delivers a max output of 1000 lumens, is drop-tested to 1.5 meters (~4.92 feet), and is waterproof to IPX8 standards.
The Olight SR1 Baton II LED flashlight is powered by a customized 550 mAh RCR123A IMR16340 Li-ion battery. If you need a spare or replacement, they’re available from Olight and dealers for $5.50.
We asked you guys about LED flashlights recently, and there were quite a few recommendations for Olight.
I have an Olight AAA LED flashlight, and it’s decent. I know I should have jumped on the rechargeable LED flashlight train sooner, but I’ve had hesitations. Do I need a rechargeable light? Will I have to go through all kinds of hassles matching a battery to a light? What kind of charger do I need to get?
I’m almost embarrassed that I had all these worries.
Olight sent over two of their S1R Baton II LED flashlights – one in purple and one in black. I haven’t had a chance to test them enough for a full review, but from what I’ve seen so far, they are sweeeeet. I’ve been using the purple for a couple of days, and I’m impressed.
First of all, it’s so small – but manageable. It’s far brighter than any flashlight I have in this size. In the above image, the AA battery is only for scale.
I’ve been using it most on the medium brightness mode. The highest brightness mode is nice, but the emitter does get a little hot. The lower brightness mode seems convenient for just-in-case circumstances where you’re low on battery charge.
There’s a side switch, which is new to me, but it’s easy to use.
The rear of the flashlight has a magnetic charging port – and it’s a magnetic base strong enough to support the light.
The light came with a magnetic USB charger. I plugged it into a USB charger, and it effortlessly connected to the flashlight. I could monitor the charge status from a distance – it was red when charging and green when done.
So far, the Olight S1R II seems to be very well-made. The reflector is nicely shaped and throws a wide illuminating beam with large hot spot.
Overall, I am very excited to be able to play around with these lights, which seem perfectly sized and featured for EDC.
I spent some time trying to capture the color of the flashlight, but I don’t think I did it justice. The appear to be marks on the flashlight, but that’s just some dust.
The purple special edition has launched in time for this flash sale, and is said to have a MAP price of $70. The ordinary black-colored edition is normally $65.
Here’s what you get:
- USB Charging Cable
- Battery Case
You’ll need to supply a USB port or wall adapter. I used an $8 multi-port USB charger without trouble.
If you don’t mind the color (I actually really like it!), you save quite a bit of money with this flash deal.
Sale Price: $48.97 for the kit
Regular Price: $65-$70
$48.97 is conveniently the free shipping threshold.
Olight also has an S1R II purple bundle where you get that flashlight and an additional mini keychain-sized rechargeable flashlight, i1R 2, for $52.74.
Sale Price: $52.74 for the bundle
There’s a limit of (2) bundles per person.
A reader wrote in a tip about the i1R back in March. Thank you Jim, and I’m sorry for not looking into this model sooner! Jim wrote:
Every once in a while you do articles on EDC devices. My new all time favorite EDC flashlight (for this month) is the Olight “i1r”. It’s tiny, rechargeable via a built-in hidden microUSB port, and has two brightness settings. It’s great for when you need some discreet or something brighter than a cell phone.
I would have recommended saving the ~$4 and skipping on the bundle, but Jim’s endorsement has me thinking that $4 is little risk to give it a try. The i1R 2 typically sells for $15.
And… that’s not all!
- Place your order and you get a free 2-pack of bandansas
- Spend over $99 and get a i3UV flashlight for free (MAP $14.95)
- Spend over $199 and get a free S1R II Black (MAP $64.95)
- Spend over $259 get Perun BK (MAP $84.95)
After many of you recommended Olight, I took a more thorough look at their product line and my interest skyrocketed. Was I silly for being so hesitant about Li-ion flashlights? It turns out that ToolGuyd received an invite to their affiliate program back in March. I recently responded, and they told me about their upcoming flash sale and sent over an S1R II for review.
This little purple LED flashlight has shaken up what I thought I wanted in an EDC flashlight. Thank you to everyone who recommended Olight, for setting me on this journey!
It’s hard to mask my enthusiasm, but I want to make it clear that 1) the sample shown above was provided to us for review, and 2) if you make any purchases through the links above, or this one right here, we’ll earn affiliate commission revenue.
Now, if you excuse me, I am definitely going to buy one for personal use.
Deals end at 11:59pm ET 5/29/20, unless supplies sell out sooner.