Selfbuilt's Flashlight Reviews
Extensive comparative analyses of modern LED flashlights
My goal is to provide objective testing results, in a readable form, to let you decide what flashlight best fits your needs. My reviews are posted on candlepowerforums, to facilitate ongoing discussions with the user community.
My flashlights are expensive to feed with all the runtime tests I perform, so I gratefully accept donations to my Paypal battery fund.
Flashlight Resources See my Testing Methods for further resources
Video overviews of each of my flashlights, plus additional background primers.
Overview of the ANSI/NEMA standard for flashlight testing (FL-1).
My lightbox design, and how I have calibrated it for estimated lumens.
Overview of all my recent outdoor 100-yard beamshots.
Latest Review: Olight S30R
Olight has updated their popular Baton series of lights with new rechargeable versions. These R-series lights all come with an Olight-branded 3.7V Li-ion battery, and desktop USB-charging dock.
They have recently released a new higher-output compact 1x18650 model, the S30R. Please see my full review to find out how this new model compares to the earlier S20R, and other lights in this class.
February 19, 2015
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