Olight BALDR S Tactical Light Review

Dan Patton

I am an outdoors adventure-seeking junkie. I am always outdoors doing something. Hunting, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, etc. I typically put several of these activities together on my hunting and fishing trips. However, my experience with up-close combat is very limited, and by limited, I mean nonexistent. I have been lucky enough to receive a tactical laser/light combo from the company Olight that is designed to mount onto a weapon to see at night and to acquire your target quickly. 

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BALDR S Tactical Light Review

The Olight BALDR S Tactical Light produces 800 lumens with a 140 minute run time.  The adjustable mounting options are perfect for your Glock or a Picatinny rail mount weapon.  Handgun or Tactical weapons.

Price: $129.95

• 140 minutes of run time
• 800 lumens
• Adjustable mounting options
• Glock and Picatinny Rail Mounts
• 130 meters light throw
• Simple magnetic charging

Features of the Olight BALDR S Tactical Light

This short 2.48-inch laser/light combo weighs only 3.35 ounces. It can quickly attach to any weapon with a Glock or Picatinny rail mount on it. The quick attach lever mount allows quick changes between weapons.  The BALDR S tactical light is ambidextrous due to the dual switch that makes it easy to operate for both right or left-handed shooters. The BALDR S also comes with a magnetic quick-attach charging cord making it super easy to charge even if it is mounted on your weapon. The green laser beam reaches out to 130 meters (427 ft) and the white light has an 800-lumen spotlight for up to 140 minutes per charge.

  • Beam Distance: 130 meters / More focused throw
  • Max. Performance: 800 lumens
  • Candela: 4400 cd
  • Laser: Class 3R, 5mW Green Laser
  • Charge type: Magnetic USB charge base
  • Battery: 3.7V 380mAh Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery (Built-in)
  • Weight: 3.35 oz
  • Head Diameter (in): 1.28
  • Body Diameter (in): 1.42
  • Length: 2.48
  • LED: High-Performance Cool White LED
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First Impression Olight BALDR S Weapon Light and Laser Combo

This thing was blinding when I first turned it on! 800 lumens is no joke at all! It was so bright on the white wall in my room I had to turn it down to the low beam. It easily mounts on any weapon with a rail system, either a Glock or a Picatinny rail system in a matter of seconds once initially set to the width of the rail with a flat screwdriver. I think this can be slightly modified to be adjusted by hand rather than using the screwdriver. It is slightly long for any subcompact or concealed carry pistols and will fit the full-frame better so that it does not stick out past the end of the frame and barrel.

Testing the Olight BALDR S Weapon Light Review

While using the BALDR S with the high beam while testing I realized up close (10ft or less) the green laser can be hard to see with a lighter color background and there is no other light around (pitch dark). This is not the case at further distances, it is easily seen even in regular light. The laser will be hard to see of course in very bright light situations. The red laser in the light is adjustable to move pretty much anywhere in the light which is about an 8-10 inch plate size target in movement all depending on how you shoot your weapon.

Turning the light on takes some getting used to having never used a tactical light of this kind before, however it became very easy to turn on and off with your trigger finger.  The BALDR S has three different modes that the user can quickly switch through with the push of a button.

  • Light only
  • Laser only
  • Light & laser combo
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Olight BALDR S Tactical Light Review Summary

The Olight BALDR S Tactical Light is a great bright light/laser combo. Its quick attach feature makes it very easy to attach to your weapon and has the capability of mounting to a wide variety of brands and styles. This is set up as a great home defense attachment or EDC weapon. The BALDR S light/laser combo is very easy to use and holds a great beam, out to 130 meters. I found the laser to be easily adjusted to align your sight, allowing quick and precise target acquisition.  The BALDR S can be swapped out for multiple weapons if desired and it’s built to last!  

PROS:

  • Bright – 800 Lumens BRIGHT
  • Quick disconnect lever mount
  • Fits Picatinny and Glock
  • Easy to adjust laser for quick and accurate target acquisition
  • Impressive battery life
  • Magnetic charger 

CONS:

  • Location of the mode switch is stiff
  • Rechargeable battery could be both + and –
  • Only available w/ Green Laser

Ready to buy? You can purchase directly from OLIGHT or on Amazon.

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AUTHOR BIO

Dan Patton is a Michigan native, growing up in a small town, He was constantly outdoors: hunting, fishing, camping, and exploring his family property. He now lives in northwest Georgia and has converted to 100% public land activities with no family close by. He has found an even deeper love for adventures all over.

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