Review : Jetbeam WL-S2 (XP-L , 18650 / 2x CR123)

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Review : Jetbeam WL-S2 (XP-L , 18650 / 2x CR123)

Overview :

Product name: JETbeam WL-S2 XP-L 1080LM LED Flashlight
Brand: JETbeam
Model: WL-S2
Emitter Type: XP-L
Material: Aluminum
Total Emitters: 1
Mode: Ultralow,Low,Mid,High,Turbo,Strobe,SOS
Max Lumens: 1080LM
Max Runtime: 1500h
Battery Configurations: 1 × 18650 / 2 × 16340 / CR123 / RCR123 battery (Not included)
Switch Type: Clicky
Switch Location: Tail cap
Peak Beam Intensity: 13700-19500cd
Impact Resistant 1.5m
Range: 234-280m
Waterproof: IPX-8
Weight: 103g (Without battery)
Size: 145mm(L) x 28.5mm(Head) x 25.4mm(Body)

First Look :

Flashlight in it’s box :

Closer look

Package Contains :

  • Flashlight
  • Holster
  • Manual and some other cards . Photos : #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
  • 2x O-rings
  • Pocket Clip
  • Extra rubber boot

A closer look :

Flashlight is slightly longer compared to classic 18650 lights (145mm) due to the space tail switch and e-switch takes :

Flashlight has a nice OP reflector and AR coated lens :

Tail switch (on/off function) :

It changes modes through the e-switch :

Clip (removable) :

Anodized , non-square threads :

Flashlight’s Parts :

You can see in order : 18650 battery for reference , flashlight head , battery tube and tailcap

Flashlight head , with brass button :

Tailcap :

Tailcap assembly coming soon …

Flashlight’s Holster :

Holster is designed for WL-S2 :

How it works (&modes) :

Flashlight uses the switch at the taicap for on/off function . E-switch navigates through modes , with a short press (Turbo – Hogh – Medium – Low – Moonlight Low) . Long press activates tactical Strobe (and another long press if you are in Strobe activates SOS) . Also flashlight has mode memory .

Moonlight mode is really low .

Battery indicator :

Flashlight has a very simple battery indicator , on the e-switch :

Measurements :

Samsung INR18650-30Q was used in all measurements

Lumens on highest setting (higher mode) : 958

Tailcap measurements (amp draw) :

  • Moonlight – 0.040A
  • Low – 0.15A
  • Medium – 0.55A
  • High – 1.51A
  • Turbo – 2.95A

My test , with thermal data :

Highest Mode , first 30 minutes (actual runtime ~90 minutes) :

PWM :

Led in lower modes uses PWM , but the frequency is so high that it can’t be seen ( even by “sensitive” eyes ).

Intensity :

WL-S2 : 10.23kcd

Beamshots :

Wall @ 12m :

Turbo :

High :

Conclusion :

An interesting light , made from high quality components , but maybe not so powerful . It stays cool in all modes , even for long times , with the cost of not-so-high output .

Comment if you want me to check something on the flashlight , or tell your opinion . Thanks !

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Edited by: giorgoskok on 01/10/2017 - 13:47
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Can you compare color temperature of Jetbeam and Thrunite.
Is there any PWM in modes?

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Tangra wrote:
Can you compare color temperature of Jetbeam and Thrunite. Is there any PWM in modes?

Both tints are cool white , without any hint of blue or green (well , some thrunites have a little green corona )

Not visible PWM…