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jon_slider
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clarification

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olightstore sale:

S1 Mini is not on sale
S1A is not on sale
Copper S Mini, Rose S Mini, and Rainbow Ti S Mini are on sale for 40% off plus shipping..
the Ti is NW, the Coppers are Cool White
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illumn sale:

if someone wants the Ti S Mini Polished (no bead blasted), illumn has it for 30%off, same with the S1A Copper,
they also have the S Mini Black for $35 (illumn shipping is free)
there are no S1 Mini at illumn

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I have a Copper S Mini and really like it. though I hate CW, I improved the tint with a 1/2 minus green filter, but it is still not High CRI

I added a USB rechargeable 16340, highly recommended (sold by 0Light, Fenix and Klarus)

fwiw, the PicoPull XL pictured, is from https://countycomm.com/collections/view-all-storage-products/products/xl...

and the 16340/18350 black storage container is from https://www.oveready.com/flashlight/basic-battery-capsule-18350-16340/
though it looks like a film canister it is actually 1/2” shorter and .4” narrower.. iow, much smaller..

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ToyKeeper wrote:
For beam / tint, the obvious winners are S Mini Ti and S1 Mini HCRI.

I thought maukka hated the tint shift on the S1 Mini HCRI. Have you heard/seen other reports that it’s not that bad?

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bmengineer wrote:
I thought maukka hated the tint shift on the S1 Mini HCRI.

correct, the high CRI XP-G3 is very green
all the CW 0Lights are green tinted

green tint is not as noticeable during the day, when our brain is adapted to a sunlight

and most people don’t notice how green their LEDs are, unless they compare them to high CRI Nichias

I use Lee Filters to reduce green tint, maukka has some too
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1117960#comment-1117960
scroll down that page for pics of my CW Copper S Mini with and without minus green filtering

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bmengineer wrote:
I thought maukka hated the tint shift on the S1 Mini HCRI. Have you heard/seen other reports that it’s not that bad?

Oh, I recalled that backward, thinking it was the low-CRI one which had beam issues. Post updated.

In any case, seems like a good sale for getting a copper or titanium model. Would be nice if they made copper in neutral white.

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sbslider wrote:
Another flash sale is coming on the S1 mini,

OOPS, looks like a typo on my part, it is the S Mini on sale, not the S1 Mini. and the price is 40% off what is on the web page normal price.

jon_slider wrote:
sbslider wrote:
Another flash sale is coming on the S1 mini,

which is nicer, copper or rose gold?

If you like antibacterial tarnished raw copper like me, don’t buy the PVD rose gold.

If you prefer no tarnish titanium plating get rose gold.

I love my copper Maratac AA, but I rarely carry it since I got my S1R. It’s good to know the S Mini copper will tarnish, as I do like that in copper.
I find the mode spacing, easy of carry, and ability to get 300 or more lumens very attractive in the S1R. I also like the magnet, which the S Mini does not have. But I may get the copper S Mini anyway. As much as I like warmer tints, the tint of my S1R is not terrible, in fact unless I compare it directly to my Maratac or Manker Boney nichia I don’t mind it at all.

bansuri wrote:
I love the 3 minute timer, wish it was a bit longer.

You can also program for 9 minutes, at least you can with the S1R, but maybe that is too long?

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Would be nice if they made copper in neutral white.

X2

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Another light in the Olight S1 format:
The UTorch S1 seems interesting. UI similar and in NW. No reflector only a lens = a lot of flood

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1280588#comment-1280588

Is this worth a try?

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joechina wrote:
Is this worth a try?

Its not High CRI

I just ordered an Olight S1 Mini High CRI, intended as a donor for my Copper S Mini to upgrade to N219b

started reading posts by maukka, and made a collage of some of his charts

Compare the size of the RED R9 CRI bars

the zebras have the lowest Red
the S1 mini has low Red also
which maybe helps explain why those lights have a dominant Green Tint

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I bet you saw my modded S-mini now with 219C 3000K 90+ CRI Silly
The S1 mini HCRI is worth buying to salvage the optic and put a Nichia under it (or really, just swap the XP-G3 for a Nichia if you succeed in not killing the driver while disassembling…)

"Hey -X3-, do you have a flashlight ?"   "-X3-, can I borrow one of your flashlights ?" 

My Flashlight public album (mods, emitter swaps, eye candy)

My reviews channel (French language, Olight, Thorfire : 30+ lights tested)

My personal channel (including Olight SR mini, S1, S2, S1A and S-mini disassembly)

M4DM4X blog, saves you $$$ 

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X3 wrote:
I bet you saw my modded S-mini now with 219C 3000K 90+ CRI Silly
The S1 mini HCRI is worth buying to salvage the optic and put a Nichia under it (or really, just swap the XP-G3 for a Nichia if you succeed in not killing the driver while disassembling…)

yes, your mod is my inspiration Smile

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1233137#comment-1233137

X3 wrote:
So I managed to fry the driver… don’t know how, but it doesn’t work anymore.
I opened my S Mini Ti (my EDC), dropped the XP board from S1 Mini with a 219C reflowed on it, put the new frosted XP TIR and have now the pefect EDC.
Nichia tint, Olight UI !

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How do the limited edition colors similar or regular counterpart?

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Update pic : my two EDC
Left : Thrunite T10 with 219B 4500K
Right : Olight S-mini with 219C R9050 D200 3000K and S1-mini HCRI optic

"Hey -X3-, do you have a flashlight ?"   "-X3-, can I borrow one of your flashlights ?" 

My Flashlight public album (mods, emitter swaps, eye candy)

My reviews channel (French language, Olight, Thorfire : 30+ lights tested)

My personal channel (including Olight SR mini, S1, S2, S1A and S-mini disassembly)

M4DM4X blog, saves you $$$ 

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