Sunday, August 4, 2013

SUNWAYMAN S10R- 1xCR123A/RCR123A-REVIEW

Hello
New EDC light from Sunwayman-S10R.
It uses single CR123A/16340/RCR123A battery.
LED-Cree XM-L2.Big OP reflector.
See more in the review below.


Good matte black anodizing.Excellent design.





Accessories:Spare O-ring,Good sturdy lanyard,Spare switch cap.
User manual,Warranty card,Product brochure.


Specification from the Sunwayman website
● CREE XM-L2 LED, with a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours;
● Easy switching of 2 operating systems, 7 output modes
Turbo: 360 Lumens (1hr.) (Automatically enter High mode after 5 mins continuous use to avoid overheat)
Strobe
High: 185 Lumens (2.1hrs.)
Mid: 80 Lumens (6hrs.)
Low: 8 Lumens (60hrs.)
SOS
Slow Flash
● Constant current circuit, constant output
● Effective range of 128 meters
● Intensity: 4080cd
● Uses one single CR123A or one RCR123A/16340 battery
● Working voltage: 3~4.2V
● High quality metal reflector maintains great throw distance and spread with an ideal beam pattern
● Dimensions: 88mm (length) x 25.5mm (head diameter)
● Weight: 47.8g(battery excluded)
● Aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, Stainless Steel retaining ring on the top
● Military Specification Type III- hard anodized body
● Waterproof, in accordance with IPX-8 standard
● Ultra-clear tempered glass lens resists scratches and impacts
● Tail stand capable- can be used as a candle
● Accessories: lanyard, O-ring, rubber cap,reversible SS clip


Nice thick square cut threads.Thick anti revers polarity protection rubber pad.

S10R uses single CR123A or RCR123A/16340 battery.
Too long protected 16340 batteries could be a problem for switching mode group.



There is enough aluminum to deal with the heat.
My sample arrived with no sign of grease on the O-ring.Very hard to unscrew the head.
My first step was to grease it well.The threads are also not as clean as expected.


Side grooves provide excellent grip.
S10R can tail-stand.


Size comparison to other good lights and different battery types.


Practical pocket clip. Good options for attaching.


Can be used as a headlamp.


Reversible clip, made of premium grade 304 stainless steel, sandblasted and matte.
Innovative design pocket clip.The flashlight can be attached head-up or head-down.
Looks very sturdy.Its edges are not smoothed very well.It's not too stiff and is convenient to use.


Good knurling.It's too aggressive in my opinion,but that is made for excellent grip.

Nice tough switch cover with the brad logo.


Well anodized body,but there are some spots between the cooling fins,on my sample.
On the rest of the flashlight anodizing is excellent.Looks very sturdy.
Military Specification Type III- hard anodized body


Thick stainless steel bezel protects the head,reflector and glass from impact.


Deep,wide orange peel aluminum reflector-Diameter ~19,5mm.
Well centered LED.



Anti-reflective coated,tempered ultra clear glass.






The light from the XM-L2 LED used here is nice cool white,no greenish or yellowish tint.The beam is floody-big hotspot with very useful spill.Excellent light for every day use-walking,outdoor sport,close range work,reading etc.



User Interface
There are 7 output modes in two groups.
First group- Head tightened- Low,Medium,High (no memory)
There are also hidden SOS and Slow flash modes.They can be activated after second cycle of the Low,Medium,High.
Low-Medium-High-Low-Medium-High-SOS-Slow flash

Second group- Head loosened-Strobe,Turbo (no memory)

Choosing the mode happens by half pressing the switch.Full press(click)to lock the mode.


While on Low,Medium,High,SOS or Slow flash-Loosening the head activates Turbo.Tightening back activates Low brightness mode.

My sample requires head to be maximum (impossible with one hand) tightened to activate the regular modes group.


Short video,presenting the UI and design specifics.
(turn on annotations)



Beamshots

1/20sec, 1meter
Sunwayman S10R- Turbo-High-Medium-Low

Klarus RS16, 26mm Smooth XP-G R5, Thrunite Ti, 1AA XR-E R2


1/6sec, 5meters
Sunwayman S10R- Turbo-High-Medium-Low


Klarus RS16, XP-G R5(26mm smooth reflector), Thrunite Ti, 1AA XR-E R2 light


Klarus RS16 left,Sunwayman S10R right - 5meters


1/50 sec, 5 meters
Klarus RS16 left, Sunwayman S10R right






Excellent grip for 88mm long flashlight.


Because of the thick water sealing O-ring,tightening and loosening the head is not easy.


Waterproof, in accordance with IPX-8 standard.








Conclusion
Beautiful,very handy flashlight,very useful light for different needs.Nice lightweight body.Good quality for the price.
I would like to see a less bright low mode-about 2 lumens.

Sunwayman S10R is a good choice for an EDC light.


-Gallery-


Sunwayman S10R vs Klarus RS16



Thanks for reading!


Thanks to Sunwayman for providing S10R for review.

 Unscrewing the bezel is easy.
Diameter of the reflector 2cm.
Depth of the reflector 1,5cm.
The LED board is ~18mm.
Under the LED is used thermal paste,not glue.