Thrunite TN 42 ,a new record in Throw

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DB Custom wrote:
Sometimes the numbers are hard to chase, if the lights put lumens downrange so you can see, then it’s doing what you bought it for. Getting all the numbers to line up can be frustrating. I use em more for comparative purposes than as a solid indication of what the light can do. Testing it at an actual mile was me not believing the numbers. lol

My meter is the Dr. Meter, LX1330B

10-4….thats the one i got close to specs on…
it reads higher than the extech by a good bit
just wish it had a backlight

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When I have done longer throw tests, I’ve set up a point and shoot camera near the meter and video’d the test. Then it was easy to go back and see exactly what the meter was reading as I went through the modes and moved the light around. Wink

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Forget my noob question but I am looking for some suitable batteries for my (soon to arrive TN42), could someone give me some pointers? Looking through this thread it seems that I should look for button top batteries (instead of flat top batteries) with a capacity of 3000+mAh but I cannot figure out what the minimal maximal continuous discharge current should be (e.g. 15A).

Thanks in advance!

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Look what I just found. It’s for 181.29 USD with coupon code: BXYD
http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_451784.html?wid=21&lkid=10316044
Cheers!

yeah, but i wonder how many weeks or months it will take to be delivered?
ive heard some bad things about gearbest
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R.D. wrote:
Forget my noob question but I am looking for some suitable batteries for my (soon to arrive TN42), could someone give me some pointers? Looking through this thread it seems that I should look for button top batteries (instead of flat top batteries) with a capacity of 3000+mAh but I cannot figure out what the minimal maximal continuous discharge current should be (e.g. 15A).

Thanks in advance!


No problem with these.. https://www.imrbatteries.com/lg-mj1-18650-3500mah-10a-button-top-battery/ Enter BLF15 at check out for 15% off!

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nodoubt wrote:

yeah, but i wonder how many weeks or months it will take to be delivered?
ive heard some bad things about gearbest
Have you ever actually bought anything from GearBest so that you are speaking from your own experience, or would you just be repeating “something you heard”?

HERE, HERE, HERE, & RIGHT HERE are a few personal experiences with GearBest I have had.

Shipping times have always been very good, to outright amazingly fast!
Pretty much ‘Free Shipping’ also, a couple of time I paid under a dollar for a “faster time”.
Never bought insurance, never paid for a tracking number.

The only issue I have ever had was with my very first order with GearBest.
I had a L6 arrive DOA, just the breaks of the game; not GearBest fault.

One short email/PM with customer service and I had a complete refund and $10 worth of points placed in my account, for my trouble they said; in less than 24 hours too!!!!!
The L6 was out of stock, so I just reordered in a few days when it was re-stocked.

Oh, and you happened to mention the TN 42 in your comment.
Just so happens I got my TN42 from GearBest. It took a whopping 4 days to get from China to Southwest Alabama. Wink
Not to shabby as far as I am concerned. Thumbs Up

Now I completely realize this may not be representative of everyone’s experience.
BUT, it sure is my experience that covers 22 orders in the last 10 months or so.
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Contact M4D M4X for a code also. WinkThumbs Up

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no, never delt with them..
ive seen good and bad about them though
good to see your results
how long ago did you get your tn42?

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no, never delt with them..
ive seen good and bad about them though
good to see your results
how long ago did you get your tn42?
Hey man, there is good and bad about any & everything at times. Wink
My results with them have been stellar, I agree.

I got my TN42 back in the first week of December. … The thing is amazing!!!!! Big SmileWink

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nodoubt wrote:
no, never delt with them..
ive seen good and bad about them though
good to see your results
how long ago did you get your tn42?
Hey man, there is good and bad about any & everything at times. Wink
My results with them have been stellar, I agree.

I got my TN42 back in the first week of December. … The thing is amazing!!!!! Big SmileWink

u get the nw, or cw ?
and have you checked the lux?

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My TN42 is Cool White. I test in a PVC “P” Trap lightbox that’s been calibrated by 25 known factory ANSI rated lights initially, then continuously checked over a hundred plus lights since. I also went to the extreme of setting up a true one mile test and got pictures of an 8 1/2 × 11 sheet of paper with text legible by the light from the TN42 one mile away. Beyond the numbers, an actual one mile test proved it out. I think my meter is a 1330B, will double check it when I get back to it. I normally test at 5M, where I have control distance.

ok thanks for that sir
saw your 1 mile test, that was great! tx for doing that
reason im asking, i have a few vn modded lights, a tk61vn, and a newly acquired tn40svn, that are putting out about 120k lux less than the quoted spec
ive checked them on 4 different lux meters, and the only that came close was the dr meter one, it showed about 460k for the tn40svn
others include, my dmm cen-tech, that has lux meter built in, a supposed good quality extech, lt300, that i just got tody , and a cheaper one that got good reviews, and a Holdpeak 881C…
the tn40svn is supposed to put out 500k lux, but i can only get around 390k or so, same for the tk61
he also measured a stock tk42 at 700k lux, just like you did is the reason im asking
about to drive me nutts trying to figure out the true numbers !
ive shot the lights with fresh batteries at any where from 2 meters, all the way up to 10 meters….

tx…..

When ALL of your high output (big reflector) lights are measured so low, whon’t you think it might be due to the way you measure, the distance, or the light meter itself?

I bought an Extech 450HD because my LX1330B was……unreliable to say the least. Depending on battery voltage it would measure either to high or to low, or constantly dropping during testing.
The Extech is very reliable, although it measures around 10% lower then Djozz’ Gossen Mobilux.
Knowing that, I can compensate.

Just giving you my experience with throw measurements.

Cheers
Nico

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koyotee wrote:
Remembering the deft-x, which will looks like soon be surpassed.

Yeah it is amazing to see how far the manufacturers have come. This light still puts them 200-300Kcd away from the DEFT-X. They still have a fair ways to go to catch up to my Victor Enthusiast though;) 1.3Mcd. But then I’m on the move again. Working on a new class of throwers.

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My TN42 is Cool White. I test in a PVC “P” Trap lightbox that’s been calibrated by 25 known factory ANSI rated lights initially, then continuously checked over a hundred plus lights since. I also went to the extreme of setting up a true one mile test and got pictures of an 8 1/2 × 11 sheet of paper with text legible by the light from the TN42 one mile away. Beyond the numbers, an actual one mile test proved it out. I think my meter is a 1330B, will double check it when I get back to it. I normally test at 5M, where I have control distance.

ok thanks for that sir
saw your 1 mile test, that was great! tx for doing that
reason im asking, i have a few vn modded lights, a tk61vn, and a newly acquired tn40svn, that are putting out about 120k lux less than the quoted spec
ive checked them on 4 different lux meters, and the only that came close was the dr meter one, it showed about 460k for the tn40svn
others include, my dmm cen-tech, that has lux meter built in, a supposed good quality extech, lt300, that i just got tody , and a cheaper one that got good reviews, and a Holdpeak 881C…
the tn40svn is supposed to put out 500k lux, but i can only get around 390k or so, same for the tk61
he also measured a stock tk42 at 700k lux, just like you did is the reason im asking
about to drive me nutts trying to figure out the true numbers !
ive shot the lights with fresh batteries at any where from 2 meters, all the way up to 10 meters….

tx…..

When ALL of your high output (big reflector) lights are measured so low, whon’t you think it might be due to the way you measure, the distance, or the light meter itself?

I bought an Extech 450HD because my LX1330B was……unreliable to say the least. Depending on battery voltage it would measure either to high or to low, or constantly dropping during testing.
The Extech is very reliable, although it measures around 10% lower then Djozz’ Gossen Mobilux.
Knowing that, I can compensate.

Just giving you my experience with throw measurements.

Cheers
Nico

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As I understand,most of us have the cheap HS1010A LCD Digital Light Meter.Have you compared your Extech meter with this cheapie?
I have two of them,one HS1010 plus a HS1010A one, and I see that they give the same reading for a light,which I think says something about their reliability.
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wonder why this light is so hard to find?
been out of stock forever at amazon, and on the thrunite store as well?
are they still making them ?

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At what distance do you measure? I use 8 meters as minimum for big throwers.

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At what distance do you measure? I use 8 meters as minimum for big throwers.

Sorry Nicolaas. You talking to me or someone else?
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u get the nw, or cw ?
and have you checked the lux?
I got the CW – 4 × 18650 version & have not checked the lux.

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I found 722,000Cd.

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I found 722,000Cd.

unreal these things are coming off the line this hot
thats 120kcd over stock ratings
wow

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Has anybody observed their NW TN42 to appear pretty warm? Is that sure evidence that the LED is being overdriven? Does that mean the CW will look NW instead?

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This is what my TN42vn is:

Spec 1 XHP35 HI CW 6500K $250 (Recommended)

ANSI
Lumen: 2400
Lux: 775
Throw: 1760m

I got it for $205. Capo special connection price!

Actually I like my TK61vn V4 better. For several reasons.

Much nice beam profile,,,no rings, less artifacts, more defined hot spot, more spill and does NOT get as hot. I am not mentioning the tint because I chose the cool white[mostly becuase of a little more output!] The PDT tint on the TK61vn is warmer and very nice.

I am getting a holster that will work for the TK61 and TN42. Was made for the TN42. I am looking forward to getting it. One thing about the straps.

The design of the strap and how it attaches is superior on the TK61.Both ends swivel, scratching is at a bare minimum w/ TK61 and you do not need a ring to attach to the tail cap hole. That attachment for the TN42 constantly gets stuck while the pivoting attachments for TK61 have no issues whatsoever.

None of this will matter when I get my Holster from HKE next week! Thumbs Up

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R10500 wrote:
Has anybody observed their NW TN42 to appear pretty warm? Is that sure evidence that the LED is being overdriven? Does that mean the CW will look NW instead?

I have the cool white. I doubt the NW is over driven. My CW does not look anything like NW…….I wish it did!

Also, Mine is NOT stock, it is modded.

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I suppose not overdriven as much as the K70..
My tn42 nw is around 5000 K.

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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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hmmmmm. Just started looking at this thread. Mine is also marked like yours.Theirs in not only marked in a different location, but they separate Thrunite and TN42! I think that means OURS has a bit more output! Wink I know mine does[VN]!

Hold on a second! I found something on my tail cap that neither you or Taschenlampen have!

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I have to ask…

Is all that throw very useful, especially with a narrow beam? Doesn’t atmospheric scattering (especially with cool white) limit how far the beam can go, and how well you can see “around it” (with all the light being scattered back)?

I don’t have any LED lights approaching anything like that kind of throw, but I used to have a 200w spot-light that would throw like that. Since it wasn’t LED, it was large and heavy and impractical, but it sure threw out a wall of photons. So, I understand the fun part, but is it really useful?

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if there’s fun, of course it’s useful too!

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I have to ask…

Is all that throw very useful, especially with a narrow beam? Doesn’t atmospheric scattering (especially with cool white) limit how far the beam can go, and how well you can see “around it” (with all the light being scattered back)?

I don’t have any LED lights approaching anything like that kind of throw, but I used to have a 200w spot-light that would throw like that. Since it wasn’t LED, it was large and heavy and impractical, but it sure threw out a wall of photons. So, I understand the fun part, but is it really useful?

It is useful to me and my Husky Capo! Because the beam intensity at 300,400 or 500 yards is worth it. You can light things up like a barn, Deer or small animal. I am able to put a lot of light on a target I would not normally be able to see.

Then there is the fun of seeing it travel over 1 mile, along with a friend who was at the target[cell tower]. Thumbs Up

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In addition to the two replies located above this post: Of course it is useful. It all depends on what range your target is at, and what size of the target. I like the rifle cartridge caliber analogy. Short range low power is a 30-30, short range high power is a .458. Long range low power is a .257, and long range high power is a .378. So, whether you need a 257 or 30-30 or 458 or .378 depends on size and distance of target. That is why I have more than a few lights. Largest lights for the most power at far range, smallest lights for low power at short range, and in between lights for in between range and in between power. All of the zillions of "Flood versus Throw" topics that are so popular in the flashlight forums all boil down to this: What you want, what you like, what you need. Not what someone else needs/wants/likes. My TN42vn cw is tops for two things: Small target far away, and the fun of such. Also, because the beam is narrow, there is very little self-glare; the target appears crisp, clear and sharp.

Acebeam X45vnXHP70.2, K70vn, EC50vn, two X65Vn. Eagletac SX25L3 MT-G2, MX25L4CvnT XP-L. Fenix TK75vnQ70 dome on. 47's MMU-X3. Manker MK34Vn. Nitecore TM06Svn 4 x XHP50.2. Niwalker MM15, and MM15MBvnSpec1. Noctigon Meteor M43vn XP-L dd. Olight S2 Baton. P60vn Quad XP-L HD 2 cell host Cryos Cu head. Thrunite TN36UTvn, TN42vn.

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Since I modified mine for my own use it didn’t get an engraved DB Custom on it. Wink

I actually did a stupid thing and traded mine off in a deal for an Alienware laptop. Wish I’d been smarter, oh well.

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DB Custom wrote:
Since I modified mine for my own use it didn’t get an engraved DB Custom on it. Wink

I actually did a stupid thing and traded mine off in a deal for an Alienware laptop. Wish I’d been smarter, oh well.

Well then! Since you traded it you should have had your DB Custom on it! Wink

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