Review: ThruNite Saber 1A (updated T10)
ThruNite Saber 1A
|Battery:||1 x AA|
|Modes:||3 (Low, Medium, High)|
|LED Type:||Cree XP-G2|
Features and Specification:
- LED:Cree XP-G2 LED with a lifespan of 20+years of run time.
- Three modes of output:High (169lumen,1.5hours),Low (9lumen,39hours), Firefly (0.09lumen,147hours).
- Memory function to stay at any one of the 3 modes.
- Regulated current for smooth consistent strong output.
- Max 169 lumen output using 1.5V AA battery.
- Air craft quality aluminum body structure.
- Premium type III hard anodized anti-abrasive finish.
- Tempered double coated ultra clear glass lens.
- Stand on tail to serve as candle.
- Water proof to IPX-8 standard.
- Streamlined body design.
- One handed operation.
- Compact easy to use twist switch.
- Reverse polarity protection.
- Accessory: key ring.
- Weight:17 gram without battery.
The ThruNite Saber 1A is the updated version of the version of the Thrunite T10. The T10 used a XP-G LED and the output was 115 ANSI lumens, the new Saber 1A uses a XP-G2 with a output of 169 ANSI lumens.
The first thing I noticed after taking the Saber 1A out of the box was how silky smooth the threads are, for some reason the older T10 was always stiff to tighten and couldn't be twisted on with 1 hand. I think that was party due to a thicker o-ring or perhaps the threads although they both look identical when to my eye. It has squared threads and come pre-lubricated with some light oil as you can see below.
On the back of the driver you can see what appears to be glue, I would guess that the driver and pill is screwed in to the optimal position for the beam and glued in place to stop it from twisting with turning on and off and losing focus.
If you are not familiar with the T10's (or Saber 1A) size it is pretty small and very light, I prefer to use lithium primary due to the weight. It nearly feels like you are holding a stick of chalk in your fingers, with a Ni-MH it feels noticeably heavier. Size comparison below.
Wondering if you can even notice the difference in brightness between the T10 and Saber 1A?
Beamshots coming up next...