The Baton series has been a staple of Olight’s lineup for several years. The S version is the flagship of the EDC line. There are many models of the S version in Baton Series, such as S10R, S1R, and so on. Today, we are going to introduce the Olight S15 Baton 280LM LED torch.

Quick Take:

  • Pros:
    • Pocketable EDC
    • Sturdy clip
    • Square threads
    • Side switch made of good quality, not flimsy
    • Long runtime in Moonlight mode
    • Lockout function
    Cons:
    • Run-time on High is a bit short.
    • Switching between modes is not so convenient
  • 88%
    88%
    Ideal EDC Torch

    If you are looking for a high quality flashlight that is small enough to carry around with you every day, this Olight S15 Baton is bright enough to be used for daily or even tactical purposes. It's small which comes in at just over 3inches. But it can output up to 280LM by using a single AA battery to power its CREE XM-L2 LED.

    • Design
      8.5
    • Price
      8.9
    • Quality
      8.9
    • Usability
      9.0
    • Brightness
      8.7

Design

The Olight S15 Baton flashlight is a compact light, at just 3.4-inch in size and 46 g (without battery). It has a solid construction thanks to the anti-scratch type III hard anodizing, along with a coat of titanium alloy. The bezel of the flashlight fits easily in the palm of your hand, while the hard anodized finish allows it to be used as a weapon without causing damage to the light. On its body, there are some aggressive knurling which ensure lasting durability and a stable grip. Tail cap is flat which allows you to easily stand the light on its end. The S15 is built with a side switch which provides access to four brightness levels that range from 0.5 lumens to 280 lumens, as well as a strobe mode.
Olight S15 Design

Performance

Olight S15 is powered by a single AA battery that is easy to find and quite affordable. You can also use ordinary alkaline batteries, NiMh batteries, and a 14500 lithium ion battery. With a single battery you can run the light at High Mode for around 50 minutes. Once those 50 minutes are up the light switches to a Lower Mode where it will last for quite awhile before the battery completely dies. With the extender tube, Olight S15 allows users to run the light off of 2 or 3 AA batteries rather than just one, which increase the runtime of the light itself. However, if you are using a 14500 lithium ion battery you can only use 1, as the extender tube will not work with that style of battery.
Olight S15 runtime curve

Olight S15 comes with the powerful CREE XM-L2 LED which is strong enough to emit 280 lumens. Olight uses thermal management on this torch, in order to prevent the light from overheating. The Olight S15 has a Memory Function which allows you to easily access the last setting that you used with it.

Mode/SpecificationHighMidLowSuper LowStrobe
Output (Lumens)2807070.5300
Runtime50mins4h32h15 days3h
Peak beam intensity1,750cd
Max beam distance84m
Impact resistance2.0 m
WaterproofIPX8 (underwater 2 meters)

Mode Operation

The Olight S15 comes with four different brightness levels that range from 0.5 lumens to a maximum of 280 lumens, as well as a strobe mode. Mode switching and power on / off can be operated by the side switch. From the off position you have the option of using one of three different shortcuts, which is 1 click allows you to access the last used mode thanks to the memory function, hold button for 1 second to access the moonlight mode, and 2 fast clicks will take you to high mode.

The strobe mode can be accessed via any of the four main modes by simply clicking the switch 2 times quickly. To end strobe mode hold the switch for 2 seconds, which will take you back to the 3 main modes. What’s more, you can press and hold the side switch for 2 seconds when the light is already turned off to active the lockout mode.

Specification

ItemsSpecification
BrandOlight
ModelS15 Baton
EmittersCree XM-L2
Emitters Quantity1 x Cree XM-L2
ReflectorAluminum Smooth Reflector
LensToughened Ultra-clear Glass Lens with Anti-reflective Coating
Lumens Range200-500Lumens
Luminous Flux280Lm
Luminous Intensity1750cd
Beam Distance50-100m
Impact Resistance2M
Mode5 (High; Mid; Low; Super Low; Strobe)
Switch LocationSide Switch
Power SourceBattery
Battery TypeAA
Battery Quantity1 (not included)
Mode MemoryYes
Body MaterialAerospace-grade Aluminum Alloy
Waterproof StandardIPX-8 Standard Waterproof (Underwater 2m)
Flashlight Processing TechnologyAerospace Grade Aluminum Body with Anti Scratching Type III Hard Anodization
Available Light ColorWhite
FeaturePocket Clip, Lanyard, Tail Stand, Lock-out Function, Seal Ring
FunctionCamping, Hunting, Walking, Night Riding, Exploring, Household Use, Seeking Survival
Product weight0.046 kg
Product size (L x W x H)8.6 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm / 3.38 x 0.90 x 0.90 inches
Package Contents1 x Olight S15 Baton Flashlight, 2 x O-ring, 1 x Lanyard, 1 x Key Ring, 1 x Tailcap, 1 x English User Manual

Conclusion

Overall, Olight S15 is an ideal flashlight to use for an everyday carry flashlight, as well as a small tactical flashlight. But as with any flashlight on the market, it is far from perfect. If you are looking for a high quality flashlight that is small enough to carry around with you every day, it might be a good choice.

88%
88%
Ideal EDC Torch

If you are looking for a high quality flashlight that is small enough to carry around with you every day, this Olight S15 Baton is bright enough to be used for daily or even tactical purposes. It's small which comes in at just over 3inches. But it can output up to 280LM by using a single AA battery to power its CREE XM-L2 LED.

  • Design
    8.5
  • Price
    8.9
  • Quality
    8.9
  • Usability
    9.0
  • Brightness
    8.7
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