Olight S15R for $22.99 at GearBest

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Olight S15R for $22.99 at GearBest

Update 01-Nov-2015

Ok, they just replied that they are out of stock and don’t know when they’ll get more, so no S15R for me. I would also recommend that you not buy this if you haven’t made an order yet. Sorry for the bum steer.

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http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_112105.html $22.99

This is a fantastic deal. I already own an S15R, but I just bought this one for a backup. In my opinion it’s probably the best general purpose 1xAA format light out there, and at this price it’s a no-brainer:

  • Included high quality rechargeable 14500 Li-Ion battery and charger stand, but also bright with any common alkaline or NiMH battery in a pinch
  • Low battery indicator
  • Nice LED tint, almost neutral
  • Three useful modes with electronic thumb switch near the head, not the tail
  • Very low parasitic drain, battery lasts forever in storage
  • Hidden moonlight mode (fantastically long runtime)
  • Hidden strobe
  • Tailstands and also has a magnetic tail
  • Glow-in-the-dark O-ring
  • Nice slender side with useful removable clip

This is one of my EDC lights, and it’d probably also be great as a safe gift for someone who you normally wouldn’t want to give a Li-Ion light to.

By the way, I wasn’t paid or compensated for this post in any way, I just ran across the deal and wanted to share it.

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Edited by: sb56637 on 11/02/2015 - 22:37
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looking around and they have an m21× 18650 for $33 too. best price I’ve seen

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I wish they’d put up the S20R on closeout clearance… 14500 just doesn’t have enough runtime imo.

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I don’t normally like Olights, and I’ve been resisting this deal for awhile, but I finally caved. If I don’t like it, it’ll at least make a great gift set.

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i bought one and received it last week, i like it a lot! used it today while i was fixing my car, quite small and handy for that.

has anyone tried to make the tailcap magnet stronger? i think it is too weak right now.

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This code will bring it to 21.95

OlightS15R

NON AFF !!!!

Works now, just got one.
Enjoy!

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I ordered one of these at that sale price from GB a few weeks ago. (waiting for it to arrive.) I have a standard S15 too with the extension tubes, great light. its my current fav 2-AA light with the tub installed. I modded mine with a TIR and 4C emitter last year.

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Need some advice…

Currently I EDC a Nitecor D10 (old version) and wanted some opinions on if this would be a good replacement.

Similar size and think it might work. I like the functionality but can’t seem to tell if its going to give me longer runtime or more light.

Basic question — I know. Appreciate the help

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decypher wrote:
Need some advice… I like the functionality but can’t seem to tell if its going to give me longer runtime or more light.

Should give you noticeably more brightness (280 lumens S15R vs. 140-odd for the D10) and equivalent or better long runtime on low, as it has an excellent moonlight mode.

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sb56637 wrote:
Should give you barely noticeable more brightness (180 lumens S15R vs. 140-odd for the D10)
Shouldn’t it be 280 lumens w/ 14500? Also I believe 280 is noticeably brighter compared to 140.
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Got one of this coming up too….a real no-brainer of a deal

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BLightSam wrote:
sb56637 wrote:
Should give you barely noticeable more brightness (180 lumens S15R vs. 140-odd for the D10)
Shouldn’t it be 280 lumens w/ 14500? Also I believe 280 is noticeably brighter compared to 140.

Oops, very true. I stand corrected.

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How hard is an LED swap in these? Glued head?

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How hard is an LED swap in these? Glued head?

they can be tricky to get the pill removed, as the switch tends to hook on the body when pushing it out towards the front, breaking a piece from the switch if your not careful.

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I have the latest version of the S15 (not rechargeable) with the S15R switch on it.

I took a chance on buying it, as ‘selfbuilt’ cautioned that if you are particular about tint, then you may want to look at a different light. – Or something like that.

I bought it, maybe some 8 months ago?… I was sucked into the idea that since it had been some time, the tint would have been Fixed by then – NOT! – I LOVE Everything about it, except for the tint). – A Sickly, yellow green tint, that apparently doesn’t seem to bother most people?

If tint doesn’t matter to you – Buy It! – That’s Cheap, and it’s a Great Light!

For me – 23 Bucks and the SAME Tint, Plus the recharge feature, and a Free battery? – I’ll pass.

I Really Hate that Puke Tint:-(

JMO. – Sorry.

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Luckily for me, a Nichia 219B on a 16mm noctigon fits well. That and a 45 degree flood optic and I’m super happy.

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That’s Cool! – Wish I had the skills to mod.

I really do Love everything else about the light – It’s just that awful tint!

Thanks!
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chuckhov wrote:
That’s Cool! – Wish I had the skills to mod.

I really do Love everything else about the light – It’s just that awful tint!

Thanks!
-Chuck

Could you send it to a modder? I ended up liking the UI a touch more then zebralight. Less chance of blinding yourself. Tempted to get another but I never end up keeping doubles. Maybe an S10r II?

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unknown00101 wrote:
I wish they’d put up the S20R on closeout clearance… 14500 just doesn’t have enough runtime imo.

S30 is now for $32.99. It’s not R, a bit larger form factor than s20 but has better mode spacing
http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_142228.html
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The price is $26.73 when you add it to your cart and the code RMNTGB is working.
Total $24.59 for the S30.

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Got in one this one a few weeks ago. It’s a nice deal, but like other olights I own, not a huge fan of the cool white tint.

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After reading thread on the “other” forum regarding S30R problems with tail cap design, I have a feeling that we are getting screw** !

S15R has the same tail cap/charging dock design and it will most likely cause same problems.

Such a nice light for a great price sounded just too good to be true but I presumed they were put on sale as a new model is released by Olight, turns out that may not be the case…

Real shame as S15R is really nice, has excellent tint for a cool white emitter (without green tones) And most importantly driver is current controlled (I’m extremely sensitive to PWM) Dock charging feature is awesome for people that are not skilled, which makes it very suitable for gifts.

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Ewen wrote:
The price is $26.73 when you add it to your cart and the code RMNTGB is working. Total $24.59 for the S30.

That is an amazing price. It sadly falls by a small margin into the ‘it might get stopped at customs’ range in the UK but at that price it still works out cheap even if I get caught out for the £8.00 handling charge.

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Ugh. I didn’t realize the s30 was so cheap. You guys will be the death of my wallet. Ordered.

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that s30 is awesomely priced… must resist! must wait for s30r II XPL hi!

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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chiefinspectorfinch wrote:
After reading thread on the “other” forum regarding S30R problems with tail cap design, I have a feeling that we are getting screw** !

S15R has the same tail cap/charging dock design and it will most likely cause same problems.

I haven’t really had any problems with my S15R and the charging dock, except for when connected to a cheap USB charger that probably isn’t giving enough current. Unless this is a defective batch? In which case I will promptly initiate the refund process.

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Bought two myself, one of them had tiny piece of annodization chipped off near the switch, probably during assembly and defective annodization on its tailcap, but for what Im getting I wont complain, just accepted 3$ store credit from Gearbest and will be happy user.
Using it as EDC light it will be visually messed up in no time :D!

Could it be that they are churning out factory seconds for some reason?

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presterjohn wrote:
Ewen wrote:
The price is $26.73 when you add it to your cart and the code RMNTGB is working. Total $24.59 for the S30.

That is an amazing price. It sadly falls by a small margin into the ‘it might get stopped at customs’ range in the UK but at that price it still works out cheap even if I get caught out for the £8.00 handling charge.

Got it for $25.38(£16.44) once Paypal had taken a slice of the action with the poor exchange rate they gouge us users with. Now I just have to hope that customs don’t notice that it is £1.44 over the limit and charge me an arm and a leg for that £1.44.

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S30 $22.69 with no discount code right now at Gearbest.. Got one.

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Looks like the s30 is $22 now.

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Dang it. Invoking price protection. Just orderee a couple hours ago!

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