The plastic parts on the S4 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 S4 features a solid aluminium heat-sink, that helps diverting the heat created from the LED, enabling the headlamp to run on the highest level even further.
The S4 has an extremely efficient light control technology that not only delivers an ongoing high lumens output, but also long runtimes. Long runtimes have been an important parameter when designing the S4, as professional users need a headlamp that can run for a whole working day. With the technology in the S4, we have achieved 30% longer runtimes than standard headlamps.
S4 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.
The two lenses can be used separately or together, giving you a very versatile light tool, suitable for any kind of work. 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.
S4 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 S4 extremely versatile and gives you the ability to upgrade your S4 to an S4 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 S4 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 S4 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 S4 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 S4 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 S4 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 S4'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 S4 is designed to be simple and precise. The buttons are solid silicone with an extra traction surface, which makes S4 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 turns the headlamp on and off and toggles between light modes, while the bottom button controls the light level.
Top button: ON/OFF and flood, spot and mix
Bottom button: 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.