Thrunites T10T, a quick & dirty review

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Thrunites T10T, a quick & dirty review

I received a new T10T yesterday, that I’d bought and paid for. This one wasn’t a freebie. I was seduced by the current sale price of > $24 on their website.

I won’t re-write their specs, except to say they seem to be accurate. In some respects it’s a great light – in others, not so much.

What I like :

The (neutral) tint is excellent. Not too cool, not too warm. Goldilocks would approve.

The modes are spaced perfectly for me. Moonlight is very low, almost exactly like the Olight S1A. Medium is perfectly adequate for night-adjusted eyes, and will no doubt offer superb runtime. High is solid, and about all one can expect from a single AA cell.

The switch is really firm. I can’t imagine an ‘accidental on’ in my pocket. You have to press with some determination, and the ‘click’ is distinct. A spare switch is included; more on that in a minute.

The head is not glued. Modding, if desired, is quite possible but considering the pleasing tint and modes, I can’t see myself changing anything.

What I’m not so crazy about :

This thing is downright slippery. It is highly polished, has no knurling whatever and even pressing the firm switch will cause it to squirm down through your hand. It’s like trying to hang onto a fish.

The only machining is the six longitudinal grooves on the head; unfortunately they’re on the forward half of the head, and twisting on them results in opening the lens/reflector/emitter. The part of the head that opens the battery tube is as slick as can be.

Which brings up another point – while the manual says that battery load is via the tail, the tail does not open! The only access is through the front. Switch replacement would be via the rear by means of an external lock ring around the switch button, with notches machined into it similar to the back of a wristwatch.

It’s ‘soft’ for what is supposed to be a titanium light. I carried it for two hours yesterday, in the pocket of my jeans and mixed in with loose change and my jack knife. It already shows distinct scuffs. My FourSevens Mini Ti rattled around in there for a year or more, and if anything, looks better than when it started. This one would look ancient in two weeks.

Finally, due to the tint & modes, I’m going to just keep it and use it as if it was rented. But I will have to do something about the ‘slippery’ aspect. Being a good Canadian, I’ll probably just wrap it with hockey tape or maybe shrink on a piece of rubber sleeve.

I’m not in a position to provide any pics right now, I’m kind of scrambling to get some things done, but I’ll try to answer any specific questions later this evening if you should have any.

One thing I have settled on is what my dream 1-AA would be like. I want a titanium Olight S1A, with the tint and mode spacings of this T10T. Then I’d be a happy camper. Are you listening, Olight?

Edited by: Tumbleweed48 on 08/27/2016 - 17:35
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Where is it $24?!

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Gunga wrote:
Where is it $24?!

Directly from thrunite.com’s website. They have several titanium flashlights on sale on their deals page.

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Nice price, ordered!

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Great price! I was tempted by the other deals too but I’m not a huge fan. I ended up buying a t10t. I’ve had it before but sold it. For $24, I’ll keep it. I also have a nice deep carry clip I’ll try with it..

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I saw a Thrunite T10 at amazon a few months ago for about the same price. Like many of us here, I did not really ‘need’ another AA/14500 LED flashlight. There was something about the pic, price so I got it on a whim. It can be a scarry thought to consider how many wonderful things are discovered by accident. That is the case with my T10; everything about it is great! The sturdy clip (removable), 3 settings and wonderful beam spill, throw and tint! It is excellent for inside around the house, in an office, my pants pocket or suit coat pocket it is very handy, easy to use!

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The T10 seems to be at 252 lumens and the T10T at 208 lumens? Why is the T10T lower?

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My T10T has quickly become my favourite EDC.

I wrapped it in grippy tape to deal with the smoothness, so I guess you’d no longer call it ‘pretty’, but it sure works well.

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The T10T is a pretty nice light, the modes are wonderful as well as the tint but the switch has too much play in it…before you depress the switch all of the way…put your finger on it and push and release it several times and you’ll see what I mean. I have the T10 also and that switch has just about zero play in it. I tried swapping them but they are built just a little differently. I’m going to leave my T10T stock but I modded my T10 with a 15mm fet+1 and a XP-L V6 3C.

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Nice review, i am a fan of these lights too, nice quality and good value. I changed the clips on mine to the longer nitecore ones

Group pic, have the T10s CW and T10t NW left now

Have a T10s in work, fed on an efest 14500. You keep the sub lumen, medium is now more like high and guess the high is around 300lm or so(older type). It is brighter than a d25A on 14500 fuel anyway. T10t is at home in the case just as a spare or back up………..not like i need it!

Longer clip fitted

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Triple XP-L HI flavour T10T

I like the lights form but didn’t like the driver so installed a MTN 15mm & copper heatsink

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Is the T10 brighter than the T10T?

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Thats awesome CRX, love it Thumbs Up

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CRX wrote:
Triple XP-L HI flavour T10T

I like the lights form but didn’t like the driver so installed a MTN 15mm & copper heatsink

!{width:60%}[img]http://i.imgur.com/502XRpH.png[/img]!

That’s gorgeous!!! Love

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Thanks guys. It was a tough one, the most difficult triple i’ve done due to the limited space. The legs of the optic are down to about 0.5mm thick and i had to wire link the LED negatives as the MCPCB is sanded down so much there is no trace left but i wanted to see if it was possible.
You lose a lot of light sanding the 10507 like that but it is still very bright pulling 6A on high good for a minute or so before it gets burny hot.
I keep a supply of 1mm & 0.5mm x 4mm magnets to use as spacers which i epoxy onto the top of the clicky to better fix switches like this one.

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