Folomov 18650S 900-Lumen Tactical Flashlight
Folomov 18650S 900-Lumen Tactical Flashlight
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Running on a single 18650 battery, the Folomov 18650S offers 900 lumens, nine different modes, and a host of features to prevent it from harm in the field. In terms of output, the flashlight casts a beam 167 meters long for up to 5 hours Read More

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Pointy
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Apr 28, 2019
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I don't really like how the Chinese always have to put a brand name on everything and almost always use a string of random English-looking letters like AICOK, KINBOOFI, OMOTON, VASAGLE, Ekouaer, FAMLIFE, DEWENWILS, Nulaxy, SAILEAD, TILLYOU, Amoner, VANMASS, ATTCL... (just pulled these off of the first few pages of Amazon deals of the day)
Apr 28, 2019
roamy360
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Apr 26, 2019
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I didn't see anything about charging the battery. There is no picture or info on a charging cord included in the deal. Did I miss it?
Apr 26, 2019
glennac
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Apr 26, 2019
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No cable apparently. But then who doesn't have a drawer full of spare Micro-USB cables gathered from multiple devices over the years. Also, the battery will recharge just fine in a dedicated charger. If one is a collector they probably already have one. This is similar to the one I have: https://smile.amazon.com/XTAR-Battery-Charger-Display-Multi-Functional/dp/B07HDRZYPS/ref=sr_1_3?crid=XRXDK9CTMYG2&keywords=xtar+battery+charger&qid=1556301975&s=gateway&sprefix=xtar+battery+charger%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-3
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Apr 26, 2019
Trankster
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May 24, 2019
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Mine came with a USB cable and I looked all over the flashlight for the charging port. I finally found it on the battery itself. Pull out the battery and you will find a USB connection. The instructions that came with a flashlight are not helpful.
May 24, 2019
rbateman
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Jan 23, 2019
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I have the S2R olight Love it But I paid 60 bucks for it so for 25 this 900 should be a steal getting for my wife for our walks at night .Hope it performs well will join discussion another time to give my opinion for what it's worth.
Jan 23, 2019
MikeMCC
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Jan 20, 2019
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Looks like massdrop did not research this flashlight very well!
Jan 20, 2019
captain
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Jan 19, 2019
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There are no hyphens in a genuine IP code. IPX-8 (for example) is thus an invalid IP code.[1]

Jan 19, 2019
Pointy
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Apr 28, 2019
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The dash probably means "not tested for ingress of solids" since the first digit is the solids ingress code. This is more commonly represented by an "X" instead of a dash. The 8 means tested for continuous immersion > 1 meter, the specifics specified by the manufacturer.
Apr 28, 2019
RayF
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Jan 17, 2019
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Looks suspiciously like my Fenix LD02. They are remarkably easy to loose. As a mater of fact, I would argue they are specifically designed so that they will be lost--and you will be forced to replace it with another; which will inevitably fall victim to the same fate! You're probably thinking: this guy sounds like some kind of paranoid, conspiracy theorist! Think what you will, but I'm already on my third one. Coincidence?--I think not!
Jan 17, 2019
inventbot
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Jan 17, 2019
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Is it easy to lose because it breaks free of the pocket clip (it looks detachable), or for another reason?
Jan 17, 2019
RayF
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Jan 17, 2019
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True, the clip is not the most secure way to carry it, but in my case it was mostly operator error.
Jan 17, 2019
Ortep
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Jan 17, 2019
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900 lumens? That's not tactical, that's "Can I borrow your flashlight, the floods lamps died at Wrigley Field..."
Jan 17, 2019
djozz
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Jan 16, 2019
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Beware. I have this light, as quite a few others from the BLF forum, and many found that the 219D led used in this light can not handle the current that this flashlight runs at. At lower modes the light is pleasantly warm, but the led turns angry blue at the maximum setting , which indicates that it is overdriven and will not survive long. Otherwise this is a very nice flashlight and really compact. The e-switch at the rear is a pleasure to operate. The grooves and edges on the body are pretty sharp but that is a matter of taste. Because that is what I do with my lights, I changed the led to a Samsung LH351D 4000K 90CRI which handles high current much better, and now it is a very nice cycling light in the holder on my handlebar.
Jan 16, 2019
jayonnaise
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Jan 18, 2019
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How difficult is that swap to perform?
Jan 18, 2019
djozz
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Jan 18, 2019
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A swap is not obvious. The construction of the head is different from normal: the ledboard is sitting over a hole, on the back of the ledboard a pillar is soldered (a thick piece of FRP-board with a couple of via's) that is sticking through the hole and makes directly contact with the +pole of the battery. So the core of the board is +, the flashlight body is minus controlled by the driver in the rear of the flashlight. So under the board all that separates batt+ from driver- is a layer of anodisation. This is less bad than it sounds because there still is a driver between batt- and body, in case of a short that will probably burn out instead of blowing the battery. Concerning the led-swap, you either have to unsolder the pillar, then swap the led, then resolder it (that is how I did it, on a hotplate), or easier is using a hot air device from above.
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Jan 18, 2019
zenzic
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Jan 15, 2019
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What kind of switch does this light have? Is it the clicky tail cap with momentary on when partially depressed or do you have to fully depress and release to turn it on? Also, will it accept other 18650 batteries? That charger built into the battery makes me wonder just how long it is and whether that would make a regular 18650 too short.
Jan 15, 2019
inventbot
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Jan 15, 2019
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This looks like a good light, but am curious as to whether I am alone in wanting a beam focusing slider on the front of my lights? It seems like none of the lights we see on MD have this feature. I have a handful of cheap Ultrafires that are zoomable and find the feature very useful. I had a similar Olight that I much preferred for its smoother feel, but unfortunately the pocket clip snapped and I subsequently mislaid it. They are small enough to fit comfortably in one's palm, while putting out plenty of light for night hikes. I prefer their size over AAA lights, as I have given up on using non-rechargables or even Eneloops in favor of 18650s. Are there any AAA size batteries that are rechargable Li-Ion? This Folomov is a step up from what I have since it is IPX-8 rated and has more mode like moonlight. It is appealing, but my concern is that I will miss the beam focuser.
Jan 15, 2019
zenzic
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Apr 26, 2019
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@glennac I probably couldn't agree more. I have a few flashlights that feature a variable beam width. One is a Coast, which actually implements this feature fairly well, though I rarely find much use for it. Most, however, when the beam is tightened all the way, actually throw an image of the diode itself. I can't begin to describe how annoying I find this rectangular beam pattern, so I just avoid adjustable beam flashlights in general. Having said that, I freely acknowledge that it's nothing more than a personal preference and I wouldn't think of criticizing anyone that likes them (not that @glennac did in any way). There are probably at least as many uses of flashlights as there are people using them, and if a zoomer fits your needs, I'm glad that they are available to you.
Apr 26, 2019
inventbot
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May 3, 2019
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Thank you both for the insightful responses. I got the Folomov and have been very happy with it, and might end up getting another since the price is good and the battery is included. I see your point about the beam focusing. Since the Folomov is a lot brighter than the focusing lights, I think I won't miss the focus feature after all. Now I no longer need to tighten the beam to concentrate the light on a particular item to be able to see it well.
May 3, 2019