Thrunite TN 42 ,a new record in Throw

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Hnnnnnng. I feel a sudden urge to replace my K70….
I don’t have a K70… but I sure am feeling an “urge”…….. Facepalm
What to do, what to do????? Cash

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Very strange indeed. My light is marked exactly the same… but in a different place!

At Taschenlampen their light is marked on the ramped portion of the head, between the bezel and the housing or pill section. My lamp is marked on the bezel.

And here is my light, with the same technical text but placed differently… (mine has the ROHS designations, a production light, while the sample pass-around light does not)

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The TN42 in TLF is damaged at the XHP-35 and has a mark on the reflector. So it can`t be the same one in your hands.

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My battery carrier has blue pcb’s and the black connecting rods don’t have the writing on them.

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Just tried a beamshot that didn’t work out. My wife and I staged out a mile on the country road in front of our house. I was shooting at 320mm with a quality lens, but using a tripod that wasn’t up to the task. My better tripod is set up for quick release plates on my other cameras, this camera is relatively new and I haven’t gotten the plate for it to mount to my better tripod.

AND, unforseen… the gigantic Sodium Vapor lights at the Distribution Center further down the road were directly behind my wife at the mile mark, blowing out the picture such that I couldn’t see her at all in the shot. So I got nothing. But, talking to her on the phone while we were doing this, she said she could look at the piece of typing paper I printed BLF on and see it plainly from my TN42. So there was light hitting her at a mile that she could read by. I just couldn’t get the shot from a mile away.

My wife’s testimony though is that it WAS actually hitting her with notable light, from a mile down the road.

Edit: Picture… I’ll have to find a more wide open mile long stretch for this shot, next time I’ll use my carbon fiber tripod too.

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Simply amazing……… Thumbs Up

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Something stock that performs as well as my modded BOSS1 with a dedomed XPL V6. Interesting... With 2S2P cells, it would need a buck to work with a dedomed XPL, which we don't seem to have for an e-switch light. I would expect better throw in the TN42 with a dedomed XPL running over 6A.

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wow, its really big Big Smile

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Dale , can you send me the link you got the flashlight from ?

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I saw you bragging on the “noticeably brighter spill” elsewhere and this puzzles me. In actual use at the distances the light is capable of, a light that is made for long distance throw is best not having spill. With this “noticeably brighter spill” the eye is filled with close up illumination and long distances cannot be made out, completely destroying the intent of a long distance thrower.

It’s really difficult to look at a picture taken by someone else and comparing the light to another picture taken by yet someone else. The only real way to know how the K70 compares to the TN42 is a side by side comparison. Everything else is simply conjecture. It would be like me saying you must be bald because you chose a user name starting with the letter s.

As far as the serial numbers and text changes go in relation to cloning… I bought the light directly from Thrunite.

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George, I bought mine directly from Thrunite when they announced it. Literally the same day they announced it. I did a pre-order and used their 20% discount code. Wink

Thrunite TN42

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So I had to go look up the AceBeam K70.

422Kcd compares how to 602Kcd? 1400 meters throw to over 1600?

I guess if someone is comparing the numbers on a website, just reading, it looks pretty close. Build a light that makes those numbers, tweak a light from 400 to 600, it isn’t as easy as it might seem.

I personally do not like the magnetic ring switch. I have a K50 and the magnetic ring function has given me issue. I primarily can only use it now in Turbo. SupBeam, AceBeam, whatever they’re called now, it’s a decent light but also pricey and that magnetic ring thing just blows it for me personally.

Other than that I suppose it’s just a personal preference as to style and weight, design, and yesterdays best thrower vs todays. Wink

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The serial numbers and font placement are interesting. Sent some pics to my brother [who works in China] and he said it's highly probable there's already counterfeits on the market. The TN42 is huge and I'm not really seeing an improvement over the K70. The K70 is smaller, has noticeably brighter spill, nearly the same hot spot, and has a better UI. Considering the K70 has already been out for ~7 months, I expected more from the TN42.

This is kind of funny. A thrower that throws better and accused being a fake and having a less bright spill... Wut? Someone has a thing against ThruNite? 7 months? How many new generation LED's has CREE produced in the last 7 months?

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The serial numbers and font placement are interesting. Sent some pics to my brother [who works in China] and he said it’s highly probable there’s already counterfeits on the market.

The TN42 is huge and I’m not really seeing an improvement over the K70.

The K70 is smaller, has noticeably brighter spill, nearly the same hot spot, and has a better UI.

Considering the K70 has already been out for ~7 months, I expected more from the TN42.


Hmmmm, interesting assessment. Thumbs Up
Not very accurate at all mind you, nor based on much of anything other than your opinion and that you “expected more from the TN42”; which all has nothing to do with fact.
What were you “expecting“? Did you want a thrower or something with a bunch of spill? Facepalm
Your post leaves me wondering what your motives were in making it….. Question
You post no numbers or any of your testing results. Just an opinion base on ??????????? Facepalm

EDIT: Oh yeah.. what makes the UI better in the K70??? Please, educate me with some facts.

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Great throwing light, until the next bigger reflector light comes out, no? Not like anybody on any of the forums actually designed and produced it! Nice job Thrunite! And it seems there is the potential for tweaking this one too!

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7 months?
In regards to evolving technologies, 7 months [as you know] is a "long" time. Just being honest, yes I was expecting [or hoping] for more.

50% bump in kcd and better than a blu-ish tint, foggy, whiney K70 in 7 months is pretty good. The High Intensity versions of the CREE LED's were announced in April of 2015, and still make the best stock throwers - nothing new for 1 1/2 years - now that's honest facts.

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Back at it again Seery? Aren’t you the same guy that bashed the TM16GT, and said that it threw worse than the original TK75? While everyone else said otherwise.

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seery, to me this is classic choice-supportive bias. I’m guessing you own a K70?

Both lights are very bright, but the TN42 is a bit brighter. If you can’t handle not having the brightest light, just buy the TN42 and spare us your attempts to justify your purchase.

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George, I bought mine directly from Thrunite when they announced it. Literally the same day they announced it. I did a pre-order and used their 20% discount code. Wink

“Thrunite TN42”:http://www.thrunite.com/tn42-led-searchlight/

Thank you Dale.

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I don’t think it’s fair to judge with the eye , without a side by side comparison.

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Did you sell them because they had worse throw than your TK75? Or because the Fenix logo is nicer?

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I have a pint and I’m telling you I don’t think a quart is bigger.

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seery wrote:
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EDIT: Oh yeah.. what makes the UI better in the K70??? Please, educate me with some facts.

The ability to choose the desired output level BEFORE the light is turned on.


Thank you… that gives (would give) me something to make a decision about. Thumbs Up

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Nah, I’m just sick and tired of people bashing stuff because of being biased.

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Nah, I’m just sick and tired of people bashing stuff because of being biased.
+1
I agree……… Thumbs Up
And I would add to that, using vague innuendo mirroring personal opinions or preferences and not facts.

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I’ve discussed with friends here for some time how it’d be cool to actually go downrange and try to read something by the output of the flashlight at X range. Like, as I’ve posed, if a girl wrote her phone number on the inside of a matchbook cover could you read it with me shining the light from that range? So last night I had the wife assist me, we were on the phone with each other and organized the details between cars and such, and she could actually read by the light produced by the TN42 from a mile away. I turned it off and she was cast into darkness. Very noticeable difference in having the light on or off, she said. I had the light clamped onto my tripod, camera on top of the tripod, so it was stable and the target aim was repeatable.

But the situation there on our country road was not amicable toward me getting the shot with my camera. So, I scouted the area on Google Earth and found a new location. We went this afternoon and scouted the two sites in real time to make sure it was feasible. We’ll be shooting from across the lake, a mile between shores with zip between us. Tonight it might be raining, but this week for sure… new moon on Friday so each night from here out all week will be darker and darker. Last night was perfect because heavy storm clouds had all stars and moon blocked off. But it was very humid as well as other issues. I’m hoping that when this system moves out the air will be nice and clear and we’ll get the shots.

We plan to have 2 tripods, she’ll have my little Canon G1X with her to get a shot of the paper with text, as lit by the TN42 a mile away across the lake. I’ll have my Canon 7DMkII and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS with the IS turned off for a more stable shot on the tripod. If all goes well, we’ll have the shot from both ends and definitively show a discernible text lit by an LED flashlight a mile away.

Wish us luck! Smile

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That sounds great…… good luck!!!!! Wink

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Hmmm, what if I could pull it off to have my wife shine a green laser at me across the lake, lining up the TN42 directly into that laser for spot-on accuracy? Smile

I need a guy to help me, my wife doesn’t care enough to get it this right…

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Wish I were somewhere even semi-close… I would be glad to volunteer for this mission………… Smile

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