I know, there have been several reviews and posts about the upgraded S70S. I never owned an S70 so I have nothing to compare the differences, for that matter, never owned any 2x26650 lights. I do know that I really like this light. The machining and anodizing is nice and clean, and total weight with batteries is 28.2oz (800g)
I’m using the iJoy 30A 26650 (reviewed here), with a blob of solder so they make contact with each other.
The UI is very simple. One click of the tail switch puts it standby mode and lights up the side switch button
If you hold down the side switch, it goes into a 1 lumen moonlight mode. One more click turns the light back into standby. As far as I’m concerned, that’s plenty low for a big light like this.
A single click while in standby puts the light into Low (65lm), Med (320lm), High (1800lm), Turbo (3960lm). A double click from anywhere (while on standby), activates the 1800lm strobe. To me, it’s not easy to accidentally click into turbo since the button is somewhat stiff. Someone with a nervous clicky thumb might accidentally select it, but it can be deselected just as easy. As long as you just normally click through the modes, you won’t select it. All modes except moonlight and strobe are memorized.
After 5 minutes in Turbo, the light steps down to the high mode. Heat management seems really good. I was out on the golf course last night for about a half hour shining it around an taking some pictures, mostly in turbo. The light got warm but never hot. Was around 50°F (10C), so it wasn’t real cold outside.
There was a lot of moisture in the air and the grass on the golf course was wet. This light seems to have a 6500k XHP70 emitter which shows by reflecting off the moisture in the air. I plan on changing it out to a 5000k XHP70 N4 3C, or possibly a 4000k XHP70 M4 40H which should cut through the air better. Anyway, heres a few beam shots.
According to google maps, it’s 425m to the end of this road, which is where those furthest street lights are
And the furthest trees lit up are 350m
A random shot through the trees to the other side of the fairway
I like this light, it’s a keeper