Thrunite TN 42 ,a new record in Throw

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Nice pic! Really shows what this bad boy does, love it!

Edit: One of very few reflectors I’ve seen that puts out a column of light that doesn’t cross over, most make an “X” pattern where the optimal focus point crosses over and flares back out, reducing effective distance. This one makes over a mile because of the great collimation of this awesome reflector, ya just gotta love it! Smile

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Nice!! Smile

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casting shadows on the clouds and fog

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Fun light, isn’t it? Big Smile

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DB Custom wrote:
Fun light, isn’t it? Big Smile

sure is Silly
glad im not alone with this light problem ! lol !

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no probs with my tn42 here it is doing what it likes to do Big Smile !https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4174/33833282883_66b06b9b34_b.jpg!

lol!!! Somebody is borrowing[stealing!!] pictures.

A guy on CPF[hahoo] posted the same picture and claims he took it!

It might be him, it might be you or maybe BOTH of you are claiming this is your light! Big Smile

See link below with his post! Post #510 and post #531 where he claims to have taken it!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?424378-TN42vn-Reflect...

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Or maybe…. ‘nodoubt’ (BLF) = ‘hahoo’ (CPF) .. Question
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wolfdog1226 wrote:
nodoubt wrote:
no probs with my tn42 here it is doing what it likes to do Big Smile !https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4174/33833282883_66b06b9b34_b.jpg!

lol!!! Somebody is borrowing[stealing!!] pictures.

A guy on CPF[hahoo] posted the same picture and claims he took it!

It might be him, it might be you or maybe BOTH of you are claiming this is your light! Big Smile

See link below with his post! Post #510 and post #531 where he claims to have taken it!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?424378-TN42vn-Reflect...

man, dont you have better things to do ?
i bet you were a tattletail back in grade school.

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Hi Dear, I have used 99,9 isoprophyl alcohol and window cleaner (blue liquid) none of those were harmful to the AR coating (purplish or greenish) I guess the traces you see when you use 70% isoprophyl is due to the residue left of almost 30% water content. Hope this help you.

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I have to smile when I see you post nodoubt… we had a good friend named Winston that worked in an Automotive parts store who used to say No Doubt! all the time! lol [ie: “These parts are EXPENSIVE!” “No Doubt!”] As such, your tattletale response above elicited an immediate “No doubt!” in my mind, making me laugh at the double entendre. (all this instead of simply saying …)

no doubt… No Doubt! Wink

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
nodoubt wrote:
no probs with my tn42 here it is doing what it likes to do Big Smile !https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4174/33833282883_66b06b9b34_b.jpg!

lol!!! Somebody is borrowing[stealing!!] pictures.

A guy on CPF[hahoo] posted the same picture and claims he took it!

It might be him, it might be you or maybe BOTH of you are claiming this is your light! Big Smile

See link below with his post! Post #510 and post #531 where he claims to have taken it!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?424378-TN42vn-Reflect...

man, dont you have better things to do ?
i bet you were a tattletail back in grade school.

Where is your sense of humor “hahoo”? Not only disrespectful to me on CPF,,,,,,,no sense of humor either! Wink

If people were more like Dogs the world would be a better place. There would be much less conflict and violence,instead there would be true harmony and grace.

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I’m thinking of getting a 2nd TN42, would the CW be better at cloud-lighting than the NW? After all it is a cooler temperature beam that works wonders at illuminating fog than a warm one.

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Cooler tints tend to have more backscatter in general, and so probably would illuminate the surface of a cloud more. When trying to illuminate solid objects to view them, this is a disadvantage, but it might well work better for that.

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CW has the most throw and lumens, NW loses some ground on it in sheer power and downrange punch. It was the CW that I tested at a mile.

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Thanks for the advice. Was torn between the personally better tint of the NW and the cloud-lighting and power of the CW. Guess i’ll be having a CW this time!

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FlashMax wrote:
Hi Dear, I have used 99,9 isoprophyl alcohol and window cleaner (blue liquid) none of those were harmful to the AR coating (purplish or greenish) I guess the traces you see when you use 70% isoprophyl is due to the residue left of almost 30% water content. Hope this help you.

Thanks for the advice. How about 95% denatured ethyl alcohol? What’s denatured even mean anyway?

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If memory serves, 70% alcohol, often labeled “Rubbing Alcohol”, has a small amount of oil in it to not be as drying to the skin. The easily found 91% isopropyl should leave less of a residue.

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DB Custom wrote:
CW has the most throw and lumens, NW loses some ground on it in sheer power and downrange punch. It was the CW that I tested at a mile.
R10500 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Was torn between the personally better tint of the NW and the cloud-lighting and power of the CW. Guess i’ll be having a CW this time!

I’m with you. I much prefer neutral tints. I am working on a Neutral tint TN42 mod for release soon. It will out throw all the TN42 mods to date. Including the CW versions. And this without the lumen penalty going to a smaller die. So best of all worlds. Smile

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saabluster wrote:
DB Custom wrote:
CW has the most throw and lumens, NW loses some ground on it in sheer power and downrange punch. It was the CW that I tested at a mile.
R10500 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Was torn between the personally better tint of the NW and the cloud-lighting and power of the CW. Guess i’ll be having a CW this time!

I’m with you. I much prefer neutral tints. I am working on a Neutral tint TN42 mod for release soon. It will out throw all the TN42 mods to date. Including the CW versions. And this without the lumen penalty going to a smaller die. So best of all worlds. Smile


Cool! Were will you release this or unleash this?

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Like Saturday at the Drag Races huh Scott? Big Smile

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OMG Lumens…. and omg throw, combined. That is what I am interested in. You have my attention. I just saw your post about this item in the other forum. Please keep us posted.

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DB Custom wrote:
Like Saturday at the Drag Races huh Scott? Big Smile

Hahaa great analogy, cutting lights, 60fter’s, but let see what it’s got on the Big end! Beer

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:

Cool! Were will you release this or unleash this?

On my website. onestopthrowshop.com The site is admittedly very barren ATM. For about 7 months now I have been in an intense research phase. No time to make lights. Been working on fundamental technologies to enable a new generation of lights. Something special. It has gotten harder and harder to stay ahead of the game. I really have no desire to push high volumes of product. There are some things that can only be done with time, patience, and a deft hand. Wink

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Like Saturday at the Drag Races huh Scott? Big Smile

Before my flashlight era(BFE) I started a company to make mod and racing parts for Saabs. Saabs were my chief love at the time. My wife started to get spooked about liability however so I pulled out. I have always had a deep love of engineering and I am glad to have an outlet for this in flashlights. As I have said before I will do it until I get bored. Ten years in now and hasn’t happened yet though. Smile
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saabluster wrote:
DB Custom wrote:
CW has the most throw and lumens, NW loses some ground on it in sheer power and downrange punch. It was the CW that I tested at a mile.
R10500 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Was torn between the personally better tint of the NW and the cloud-lighting and power of the CW. Guess i’ll be having a CW this time!

I’m with you. I much prefer neutral tints. I am working on a Neutral tint TN42 mod for release soon. It will out throw all the TN42 mods to date. Including the CW versions. And this without the lumen penalty going to a smaller die. So best of all worlds. Smile

Nice to see you Michael! Thumbs Up

I am Capolini’s twin,,,wolfdog!

I know one thing The OSTS TN31mb that you sold me had the highest lux of any!! It was the last one you sold after the run was done………470Kcd. I bet you could get that up to 600Kcd + with the improvements over the last 3.5 years.

I admit,,,I have used that same bragging line about 4 or 5 times now!!!

If people were more like Dogs the world would be a better place. There would be much less conflict and violence,instead there would be true harmony and grace.

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wolfdog1226 wrote:

Nice to see you Michael! Thumbs Up

I am Capolini’s twin,,,wolfdog!

I know one thing The OSTS TN31mb that you sold me had the highest lux of any!! It was the last one you sold after the run was done………470Kcd. I bet you could get that up to 600Kcd + with the improvements over the last 3.5 years.

I admit,,,I have used that same bragging line about 4 or 5 times now!!!


Yeah I made the connection with you “two”. Recognized your dog. Big Smile
That light could get up to about 650. There are some serious limitations with that platform and available LEDs that would prevent me from going higher. Same thing I have been struggling with trying to create an upgrade path for the DEFT-X and Victor line.
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saabluster wrote:
DB Custom wrote:
CW has the most throw and lumens, NW loses some ground on it in sheer power and downrange punch. It was the CW that I tested at a mile.
R10500 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Was torn between the personally better tint of the NW and the cloud-lighting and power of the CW. Guess i’ll be having a CW this time!

I’m with you. I much prefer neutral tints. I am working on a Neutral tint TN42 mod for release soon. It will out throw all the TN42 mods to date. Including the CW versions. And this without the lumen penalty going to a smaller die. So best of all worlds. Smile

1 mill lux or more ?
vinh has a tn42 thats over 900k lux now, surely your not going to let him whoop up on you! SillyBig Smile

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1 mill lux or more ?
vinh has a tn42 thats over 900k lux now, surely you wont let him whoop up on you! SillyBig Smile

900k with a XHP35 or with a different LED?
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/52857
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saabluster wrote:
DB Custom wrote:
CW has the most throw and lumens, NW loses some ground on it in sheer power and downrange punch. It was the CW that I tested at a mile.
R10500 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Was torn between the personally better tint of the NW and the cloud-lighting and power of the CW. Guess i’ll be having a CW this time!

I’m with you. I much prefer neutral tints. I am working on a Neutral tint TN42 mod for release soon. It will out throw all the TN42 mods to date. Including the CW versions. And this without the lumen penalty going to a smaller die. So best of all worlds. Smile


This is what intrigues me the most, seen/read of some of your work with LED’s! Thumbs Up

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Enderman wrote:
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1 mill lux or more ? vinh has a tn42 thats over 900k lux now, surely you wont let him whoop up on you! SillyBig Smile
900k with a XHP35 or with a different LED? http://budgetlightforum.com/node/52857

XPG2 S4 Dedome i think

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nodoubt wrote:

XPG2 S4 Dedome i think


Well, as you can see from that link some random guy did a lot better than vinh… Silly

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