Olight S30r update- junk pile

Olight S30r update- junk pile

This is a discussion on Olight S30r update- junk pile within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was originally impressed with this light, with a few minor complaints. I'll add a link to the original thread when I get to a ...

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    Olight S30r update- junk pile

    I was originally impressed with this light, with a few minor complaints. I'll add a link to the original thread when I get to a computer. Now to the update;

    I've been carrying this light for a few months now, used as a back up in a work situation. Not to be dramatic, but my work is often life or death situations, I need my stuff to work correctly. I liked the olight enough to use it as a primary light in some situations, mostly because I didn't have to have a over powered torch when all I needed was a modest amount of light.

    Today, while on a training "mission" in a enormous dark warehouse, I noticed my thigh burning like the devil was attached to it. I reach down and pull out the s30r, which was on. I thought I just hit the button accidentally, no big deal. I go to turn it off, no dice. Switch is done. It scrolls through the brightness levels, but won't turn off. I had to unscrew the cap to turn it off.

    So just a few minutes ago, I call customer service. Barely speak English guy answers. All he can do is to tell me to send them an email. Great... Olight in the trash heap category. I'll update of and when they make good.
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    Good thing that happened in a drill situation, and not where it could have had serious consequences.....
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    Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.

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    That is a bummer. Keep us posted on its' replacement.
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    Can you return it to the store where purchased?
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    I know the wattage is low for light but I never have a problem and love streamlight flash lights. With there LEDs now I get almost a full day out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades View Post
    Can you return it to the store where purchased?
    I bought it from olight through Amazon; I have to jump through their hoops which I just started that process tonight.

    I'm also one that once a piece of gear fails me, I rarely will trust that piece again. Especially if I don't understand or can't explain why or what failed. I typically buy premium stuff and expect premium quality. I rolled the dice with Olight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I bought it from olight through Amazon; I have to jump through their hoops which I just started that process tonight.

    I'm also one that once a piece of gear fails me, I rarely will trust that piece again. Especially if I don't understand or can't explain why or what failed. I typically buy premium stuff and expect premium quality. I rolled the dice with Olight.
    I wouldn't recommend carrying it, but it could be a backup light to a backup light. Or a gift to a family member or kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Not to be dramatic, but my work is often life or death situations
    You must be black and make your living, by driving.

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    I have heard that olight turn around time pretty fast

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    Sixto, glad it failed on you during an exercise and not when your life depended on it. The failure sucks, but the timing is fortunate.
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    Sorry for your misfortune, SIXTO, and forgive me while I have a chuckle at your expense. At least your pants didn't catch on fire!

    I've had a case or two of the "hot pants" myself but back in the old days with incandescent xenon bulbs. I like the modern LEDs a lot better.

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    Yeah, it's LED or bust these days. Solid state, no floppy filament to go down on ya. Streamlight is pretty nice for a reasonable piece, and their battery circuitry is nice as it won't deep discharge which tends to make alkalines leak. My single AAA that's my EDC pocket carry the other day was going out, and when I checked the battery, it was just right at 0.9 volts, but still giving appreciable light up until shutoff. I beat the hell out of them, drop them, all that and they keep coming back.

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    At the risk of sounding rigid or snobbish, when it comes to a primary carry light if it doesn't say Elzetta or Malkoff on the side it ain't going in my pocket. I might make an exception for Surefire and Inforce on a weapon.
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    Still no reply from Olight
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    ^^Not a good sign!!
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