Review: Thorfire TG05 XP-G2 R5

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Review: Thorfire TG05 XP-G2 R5

Thorfire TG05 XP-G2 R5

Brand Thorfire
Model TG05
Retail Price $15.99
Battery Type 1.5v or 1.2V AA
Emitter XP-G2 R5
Demensions 97.5mm(length) x 21mm(diameter)
Weight(No Battery) 50g
Features Type 3 hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Available Bangood.com

Thoughts

I have owned the Thorfire C5 and absolutely loved it. The quality of the product was very good and this product did not disappoint either. The anodizing on this light is very well done. The TG05 looks and feel very good in my hand for a smaller light. My only other single AA light was the SK68 and this is definitely more pleasing to EDC everyday than the sk68. This light looks like it took the best parts of the Fenix E12 and updated it with better products

User Interface

The Modes are very well placed and has mode memory if the light is in the mode desired for 5 sec or more.
High (100%) 280 lumens> Medium (45%) 120 lumens > Low (10%) 28 lumens – Strobe – SOS

Flashlight teardown

The pill is not a solid pill but it does have a shelf for the emitter.

Packaged Extra’s

I don’t know if this was because it was a dealer handout for a review but this light came with alot of extra’s.

Pro’s
  • Solid build quality
  • amazing heat dissipation
  • Will use Enloop’s
  • Lots of Extra parts
  • Pre-Lubed from factory
  • Decent light ouput
  • Tail stand
Cons
  • Will not use 3.7v 14500 Batteries
  • Soldered Driver to pill
  • Heavy OP reflector

Conclusion

I really enjoy this light and was amazed buy output. I had it on high while outside for 25 minutes looking for my dog that got outside of the fence and this light didn’t even heat up, this surprised me. For a small light and small OP reflector, this light threw quite well, I was able to see my shed from my house clearly and my shed is 15-20 meters from the house. This light lit it clearly.
I think this light is one of those jewels in the rough that you have not heard about. I would give this light a 4.5 out of 5 stars and this is based on the soldered driver to the pill.

PS
I am still waiting on my fluke to come back from repair and as soon as it does, i will get numbers for the review and I am still waiting on Thorfire to get me the Lumens numbers. Lumens added to review

Extra Images

Full Light

Body

Inside tail

reflector and emitter

Side of head

BLF Community Battery Pull Thread http://budgetlightforum.com/node/32720

Edited by: downlinx on 12/02/2014 - 08:32
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Thanks for the review

Can you add some more close up pics if you have time?

Looks very simlar to a AA version of this: http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1846

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ezarc wrote:
Thanks for the review

Can you add some more close up pics if you have time?

Looks very simlar to a AA version of this: http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1846


I can do that, not a problem

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additional images added

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Thanks, looks good.

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Interesting light…thanks for the review

AA sized pocket light w/ tail clicky…NICE!

What is diameter of driver?

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Thanks for the review— nice light

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Thanks for the review!

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Thanks for the review.

Nice little light and it looks great for modding with the copper pill (17mm driver, 16mm ledboard?), I may have to buy one Smile

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djozz wrote:

Thanks for the review.

Nice little light and it looks great for modding with the copper pill (17mm driver, 16mm ledboard?), I may have to buy one Smile


it looks like a 19mm driver and 17mm ledboard, but i will get more accurate measurements tonight for you.

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Thanks for the review

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Did you ever get that driver measurement?

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yea the driver is 17mm, sorry i totally forgot to update the post.

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Awesome, now to find it for >$19.99 again.

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