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Folomov 18650S 900-Lumen Tactical Flashlight

Folomov 18650S 900-Lumen Tactical Flashlight

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I have the S2R olight Love it But I paid 60 bucks for it so for 25 this 900 should be a steal getting for my wife for our walks at night .Hope it performs well will join discussion another time to give my opinion for what it's worth.
Looks like massdrop did not research this flashlight very well!
There are no hyphens in a genuine IP code. IPX-8 (for example) is thus an invalid IP code.[1]

Looks suspiciously like my Fenix LD02. They are remarkably easy to loose. As a mater of fact, I would argue they are specifically designed so that they will be lost--and you will be forced to replace it with another; which will inevitably fall victim to the same fate! You're probably thinking: this guy sounds like some kind of paranoid, conspiracy theorist! Think what you will, but I'm already on my third one. Coincidence?--I think not!
RayF
Is it easy to lose because it breaks free of the pocket clip (it looks detachable), or for another reason?
inventbot
True, the clip is not the most secure way to carry it, but in my case it was mostly operator error.
900 lumens? That's not tactical, that's "Can I borrow your flashlight, the floods lamps died at Wrigley Field..."
Beware. I have this light, as quite a few others from the BLF forum, and many found that the 219D led used in this light can not handle the current that this flashlight runs at. At lower modes the light is pleasantly warm, but the led turns angry blue at the maximum setting , which indicates that it is overdriven and will not survive long. Otherwise this is a very nice flashlight and really compact. The e-switch at the rear is a pleasure to operate. The grooves and edges on the body are pretty sharp but that is a matter of taste. Because that is what I do with my lights, I changed the led to a Samsung LH351D 4000K 90CRI which handles high current much better, and now it is a very nice cycling light in the holder on my handlebar.
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djozz
How difficult is that swap to perform?
jayonnaise
A swap is not obvious. The construction of the head is different from normal: the ledboard is sitting over a hole, on the back of the ledboard a pillar is soldered (a thick piece of FRP-board with a couple of via's) that is sticking through the hole and makes directly contact with the +pole of the battery. So the core of the board is +, the flashlight body is minus controlled by the driver in the rear of the flashlight. So under the board all that separates batt+ from driver- is a layer of anodisation. This is less bad than it sounds because there still is a driver between batt- and body, in case of a short that will probably burn out instead of blowing the battery. Concerning the led-swap, you either have to unsolder the pillar, then swap the led, then resolder it (that is how I did it, on a hotplate), or easier is using a hot air device from above.
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What kind of switch does this light have? Is it the clicky tail cap with momentary on when partially depressed or do you have to fully depress and release to turn it on? Also, will it accept other 18650 batteries? That charger built into the battery makes me wonder just how long it is and whether that would make a regular 18650 too short.
This looks like a good light, but am curious as to whether I am alone in wanting a beam focusing slider on the front of my lights? It seems like none of the lights we see on MD have this feature. I have a handful of cheap Ultrafires that are zoomable and find the feature very useful. I had a similar Olight that I much preferred for its smoother feel, but unfortunately the pocket clip snapped and I subsequently mislaid it. They are small enough to fit comfortably in one's palm, while putting out plenty of light for night hikes. I prefer their size over AAA lights, as I have given up on using non-rechargables or even Eneloops in favor of 18650s. Are there any AAA size batteries that are rechargable Li-Ion? This Folomov is a step up from what I have since it is IPX-8 rated and has more mode like moonlight. It is appealing, but my concern is that I will miss the beam focuser.
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Thank you Zenzinc! I figured it would have a longer runtime, but it's good to know approximately how much. I wonder what the community's opinions are on focusing options . . . .
inventbot
Yes, there is a 10440 battery that is similar in size to a AAA and puts out the same voltage as an 18650, though flashlights using the 10440 are quite rare. There is also a 10180 battery, which has inspired perhaps a 10-12 super-tiny flashlights with over 100 lumens and Micro-USB chargeability. The 10180 is slightly less than half the height of a AAA battery and about the same diameter.