I don’t often write reviews here, mostly because I initially did them in my native language which is French.
Although, being so new and not yet massively reviewed here, I took the chanc of writing a text about the new Olight S-mi.
Olight sent me a sample, which I choose to be the Ti BB version for my aesthetic pleasure.
Here are a few glamorous shots before diving in the technical considerations :
A few differences are to be noted though
The second one is the clip, which can’t anymore be rotated in your favorite position. It’s in a fixed position, opposite from the button. If you want to remove it, you have to know that there will be at least two scratches : one from the initial installation and another one from the removal.
Beamshot comparison :
Left : S1 Right : S-mini
Both are NW, the beams are exactly the same (same LED, same TIR optic)
The brightness on all modes is really similar.
Olight claims that the S-mini has 100 lumens more…but with naked eyes it’s impossible to see.
Anyway, there’s plenty enough light for all day use
- REALLY compact
- Well finished
- New UI is faster, cycling through modes is so much pleasant
- No tail magnet
- Clip not adjustable
- Price ?