The S3 features a single red LED which delivers an impressive 30 lumens. This makes this red-light headlamp one of the most powerful on the market. The red LED can easily be activated, and has two levels: 10/30 lumens.
The red light is useful when you want to see in the dark, without loosing your night vision. Further on, the red light don’t disturb sleepers, and this makes the S3 perfect when you need light but don’t want to wake up your camp mates.
S3 is designed with the brand new Suprabeam Dual Energy Concept, which makes it compatible with both rechargeable Li-Po batteries, and regular AAA Alkaline batteries. This flexible battery system gives you the environmental advantages of Li-Po batteries and the easy-to-get Alkaline batteries.
If you take your S3 rechargeable on a trip and run out of power, you can easily swap the rechargeable battery for AAA alkalines. You can also buy the Li-Po battery as a accessory, if you wish to upgrade your S3.
The plastic parts on the S3 are made up by different plastic compositions to obtain maximum strength and durability. This does not only ensure that the headlamp can survive tough handling, but it keeps the wear parts lasting much longer.
The headband features two silicone stripes on the inside, to ensure that headlamp stays in place at all times. For maximum comfort the headlamp has been fitted with a foam pad against the forehead. The headband can be easily adjusted while wearing it, by pulling the two plastic clips forward or backward.
The two-button system in the S3 is designed to be simple and precise. The buttons are solid silicone with an extra traction surface, which makes S3 easy to operate, even with gloves or wet hands.
The buttons are placed on the right side of the headlamp, and they are easy to operate when wearing the headlamp. The buttons are marked with a white and a red ring, that indicates which button controls which LED.
The white LED has three steps (MAX, MEDIUM, LOW)
and the red LED has two (MAX, LOW).
A Suprabeam flashlight is a high drain device, which makes it ideal to use with rechargeable
batteries. You will have the same great Suprabeam light, be environmentally sound and save
money. Here is a quick example to llustrate the difference between rechargeable and alkaline.
In the chart you can see the difference between using Alkaline and rechargeable batteries in your Q3 flashlight. We estimate that the 3XAAA batteries will be changed after 10 hours of use. The prices on batteries are market prices for high end Energizer Alkaline and high end rechargeable Eneloop batteries.