Olight S1 Mini Baton – My Go-to Flashlight for Ultralight Backpacking

A Review of the Olight S1 Mini Baton USB Rechargeable LED Flashlight.

This is currently my go-to flashlight for backpacking and camping trips due to it’s low-weight, 600 lumen capability when needed, and ultra-long run-time in moon light mode for tent and hammock lighting. I also find it to be a handy work project and EDC light (every day carry).

Links for full Manufacturer’s Specs, Features, etc

Specs and Features, as per Manufacturer

  • General Data
    • Beam Distance (ft) 427
    • Beam Distance (m) 130
    • Max. Performance (lumens) 600
    • Charge type Micro-USB
    • Compatible Batteries 1 x CR123A/RCR123A
    • Light Intensity (candela) 4200
    • Light Form:  Wide/broad hotspot. Perfect for up close illumination.
    • Lens / Reflector Type TIR reflector (big, defined wide hotspot)
    • Series Series S (EDC, General Use)
    • Available color temperature: Regular – cool white 6500k, 70 CRI (seen in review) or HCRI model -cool white 5500k, 90 CRI
    • HCRI version built for perfect color reproduction with illuminating objects eliminating all unwanted extra tints.
    • No charger is needed for charging the battery. The included battery is rechargeable through a built-in Micro-USB port, therefore it may share the same charging cable with a phone.
    • Magnetic tailcap. The flashlight attaches securely to any ferrous metal surface for hands free use.
  • Lighting Levels (for regular 6500k model)
    • Turbo – 600 lumens, 1 minute bursts
    • High – 330 lumens, 60 mins
    • Medium – 60 lumens, 6 hours
    • Low – 15 lumens, 30 hours
    • Moon – 0.5 lumens, 15 days
  • Other Modes
    • Strobe
    • Auto shutoff timer, 3 mins or 9 mins
  • Technical Characteristics
    • Waterproof IPX8
    • Weight (g / oz) 43 / 1.52
    • Length (mm / in) 54 / 2.13
    • Head Diameter (mm / in) 21 / 0.83
    • Body Diameter (mm / in) 21 / 0.83
    • Led Cree XM-L2
  • Package Contents
    • 650mAh RCR123A Rechargeble Battery with microUSB charging port
    • 50cm charging cable USB-microUSB
    • Pocket Clip
    • Lanyard
    • Instruction Manual



ThruNite TN12 – 1,050 lumen LED Flashlight Review

A review and my thoughts on the ThruNite TN12 (2014) LED Flashlight.

Features As Per Manufacturer :
– Improved UI for more lumens
– Cree XM-L2 U2 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
– Uses one 18650 rechargeable battery or two CR123A batteries.
– Max output:1050 lumens with XM-L2 U2
– Working voltage: 2.7V-9V
– 143mm (Length)*25.4mm (Diameter)
– 82g weight (without batteries)
– Reverse polarity protection design to protect from improper battery installation
-Versatile mode 1050lm(90min) 800lm(1.5hour) 280lm(5hours) 20lm(74 hours) 0.3lm(1585hours)
– Aircraft-grade aluminum body
– Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
– Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
– Smooth reflector gives perfect beam and throw.

Press the tail switch gently for momentary on or until it clicks to turn on the light. Press again to turn the light off.

Changing Modes
With the light on, press the side switch to circle through five different modes outputs from firefly mode, low, medium,high and Max.

With the light on, press and hold the side switch for about 1 second to enter into strobe mode (13HZ).
A single press on the side switch will return the flashlight to general lighting mode from strobe.

ThruNite Archer 2A V2 – 450 Lumen, 4 oz LED Flashlight

A review of the ThurNite Archer 2A V2 LED Flashlight.

Manufacturer’s Specifications and Overview:

LED: CREE XP-L V6 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.

Modes & Run-time:

Firefly:0.055lumen(672 hours)
Low:17lumen(96 hours)
Medium:75lumen(11 hours)
High:450lumen(100 minutes)
Strobe:450lumen(140 minutes).
– Max output: 450lumen using two AA batteries.
– Max run time: 672hours (Firefly mode)

– Working voltage: 0.9v to 4.2v
– Battery: 2 AA batteries(not included).
– Max beam distance: 130 meters.
– Peak beam intensity: 4232 cd.
– Impact resistant: 2 meters.
– Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (1.5meters)
– Weight: 75g without battery.
– Dimensions: 160mm in length, 23mm bezel diameter.

1. pocket clip
2. spare O ring


– Upgraded version of the Archer 2A with more user-friendly UI and updated LED.
– Added side switch for easy operation.
– Five modes: firefly, low, medium, high and strobe.
– Momentary “forward clicky” tactical switch.
– Stainless steel strike bezel for defense and emergency applications.
– Reversed polarity protection system prevents damage to the light.
– New orange peel reflector for a high quality beam.
– Ultra clear tempered glass lens with anti-reflective coating.
– Aircraft grade aluminum body structure with tactical knurling for firm grip.
– Premium type III hard anodized anti-abrasive finish.
– U shape groove at the tail for easy activation as well as preventing accidentally activation.
– Reversible and removable stainless steel pocket clip with titanium coating for durability.
– Memory function to set any mode(except for strobe) for immediate use.

To turn on/off the light:
Press the tail cap halfway to momentarily activate the light. Click the tail switch to turn the light on and off.

To change modes:
Five modes in total: firefly, low, medium, high, and strobe.
When the light is on, single press the side switch to rotate among firefly, low, medium and high. Long press to get strobe and then single press to end it.

Memory function:
The light will turn on in the last mode accessed, except for strobe.

Battery replacement:
Take off the tail cap, insert the battery with positive polarity toward the LED assembly(head of the light), install the tail cap and tighten all the way to operate the light.

Official ThruNite Site: http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-archer-2a-v2-cw/