The plastic parts on the S2 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.
S2 is created with two different optical lenses. The right lens has a 60° wide flood light, while the left lens has a 20° spot beam with 60° stray light. The flood light gives you a very wide beam, making you able to orientate in a wider area. From the other lens, the light is focussed into a spot beam, making you able to see up to 85 meters ahead.
Flood light is perfect for nearby tasks, and inspection work. It gives you a wide field of vision, making you able to work as if there were daylight. Spot light on the other hand, is perfect when you need to locate objects in the distance or orientate further ahead.
Both lenses have 3 light levels, which makes it possible to finetune the light to your needs.
S2 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.
The Dual Energy Concept makes the S2 extremely versatile and gives you the ability to upgrade your S2 to an S2 rechargeable, by buying the rechargeable Li-Po battery separately. You can still easily swap the rechargeable battery out for Alkaline AAA batteries, if you run out of power or forget to charge the Li-Po battery.
This feature makes the S2 perfect for professional use, where the headlamp is shared between employees, as you will always have a working headlamp, even if someone forgets to charge the battery.
The S2 can be used in a number of different ways. Besides using it with the headband included, you can acquire a specially designed S-series helmet clip as an accessory. The helmet clip makes it possible to securely mount your S2 on a safety helmet, using the mounting sloth featured on most safety helmets. The clip can also be used to fasten the headlamp to pockets on your work wear. If your safety helmet does not have a mounting slot on the front, the S2 can easily be mounted with our silicone headband as well.
Fitting your safety helmet with a headlamp has several advantages, even if you work in a partly lit construction site or building. There will always be areas that the projectors or work lamps cannot reach, and to avoid any hazards in those areas a mounted headlamp is ideal.
Further on, due to the shape of the headlamp, the S-series can be used as small work lamps. The shape enables you to place the S2 in many different positions, so you can light up the desired work area.
All the headlamps of the S-series are completely sealed, which makes them waterproof down to 1M. This ensures that the headlamps can be worn in any weather conditions, without you having to worry at all.
This is very practical when using the headlamp on a daily basis, as you will never have to take it off or detach it from your helmet, even if it rains hard. This way you will have a professional light, right where you need it.
IP (International Protection) Rating - Clarification
The first digit is the protection rating against solid foreign objects (i.e. dust) and the second digit represents the protection against the ingress of water. The S2's first digit 6, means that it is protected against dust. And the second digit 8, explains that the product is protected against complete continuous submersion in water.
The two-button system in the S2 is designed to be simple and precise. The buttons are solid silicone with an extra traction surface, which makes S2 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 top button activates the flood lens, and shuffles between the three light levels for that lens. The bottom button activates the spot lens, and shuffles between the three light levels for that lens.
Top button: Flood – Max, Medium, Low
Bottom button: Spot - Max, Medium, 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.