Thrunite TN 42 ,a new record in Throw

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If your batteries are topped off, I give it 2 hours of you playing with it before you dismantle it and put a mod or two in place.

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Dang it i just bought a acebeam k70 and now this arghhh technology i just cant keep up!Does any one know of any body able to mod the Acebeam K70?

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Dang it i just bought a acebeam k70 and now this arghhh technology i just cant keep up!Does any one know of any body able to mod the Acebeam K70?

Vinhnguyen54 over at CPF, you can contact him at vinhnguyen54@gmail.com

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My TN42 will be here tomorrow. Smile Excited a little, lol.

And I’m excited to see what your gonna do with it.

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Thanks Alex

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Just got the TN-42. Day late, but hey…

This is a gorgeous and quite large light! The knurling is heavy, very easy to hold. It’s lighter than I would have expected. Battery carrier inserts in either direction. Samsung 30Q flat tops might be a bit short, they rattle. My side button is not showing a blue indicator light like the paperwork suggests, not sure what’s up with that.

I’m a numbers freak, admittedly, and this is serial number 2. Very cool!

The reflector. OMG! Shocked MASSIVE! My TM36Lite looks small beside it.

UI, somewhat different. Click to turn it on for access to L-M-H modes with last mode memory. Long press to turn it on in firefly. Double Click to hit Turbo from anywhere. A second double click for strobe.

I’m not sure I’m buying into the 600Kcd thing, the spot on the wall isn’t convincing me, but my meter will tell me something here in a little while.

Did I mention that the reflector is astonishing? The reflector is astonishing. The AR coated glass lens lets you really see the astonishing reflector. Flippin awesome! lol.

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Ah, ok. Blue light in L-M-H modes when on. Firefly doesn’t trigger it. Turbo and Strobe do, of course. ‘s all good. Wink

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Serial number 2! Wonderful. Excited to hear stock numbers.

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Same here…can’t wait to see beamshots Big Smile

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Got sidetracked and just got back to it, but the meter numbers I got for lux are kinda stupendous really. Mind you, I loaded it with Samsung 30Q cells, brand new and recently charged. (Early this morning)

I test at 5M, it’s the only place I have to do it. That said I couldn’t believe it when I saw 28100 on my meter (281 showing in x100 mode)! That’s 702.5Kcd! 1676.31M or 1835.235 yds or 1.0416 miles. Holy Cow! Can’t wait to see what some other people test at, as, frankly, this is pretty unbelievable!

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On the lightbox, I get these numbers (same cells, not recharging between lux and lumens tests)

Rated at 0.8 lumens……. I got 01.2765
Rated at 38 lumens…….. I got 56.166
Rated at 256 lumens…… I got 337.065
Rated at 780 lumens…… I got 1010.85
Rated at 2000 lumens…. I got 2463.3

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How does it compare to the K70? Cool

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Isn’t the K70 rated at like 560Kcd? I don’t know, I don’t have one.

Looking into the reflector on this TN42 it’s really impressive!

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Beam shot comparison to my other main throwers, 610 yds to the white barn.

MaxToch Shooter 2X with XHP-35 at 3.13A doing 2986 lumens for some 332Kcd

Convoy L6 with de-domed XP-G2 S3 0D and mtn Buck driver on 2 26650’s at ~5.5A for 439Kcd

Thrunite TN42 XHP-35 at a measured 2463 lumens and 702.5Kcd

I shot this with the beam pretty much parallel to the road some 250 yds to the right. A car stopped and watched, not sure if it was Johnny or not but when I was done they went on. Wink

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That’s astonishing. Good job thrunite! And good job on that convoy l6, Dale. That’s prtty amazing throw.

I need to get me one of these tn42’s but with another driver if possible. I would like turbo to be memorized.
You can prolly get 3000 lumens and 750k lux with your mods.
Gosh, I wonder what one can get with dedome xpl or a xpg2 lol. 1million k lux?!

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Turbo is a double click away, from any position.

Hard to wrap the mind around a million candela, isn’t it? The K is of course a thousand, 1Mcd, the K is dropped and replaced with M. I don’t know if a bare XP-G2 would hit that or not, the lumens would be half at around 1100 as compared to 2463 and that would difficult to overcome. Not sure how it’d play out. Makes me wish the L6 were made a little differently, more like an D01, so the bare emitter I have in the L6 could be staged in the massive TN42 reflector…

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Is the TN42 reflector larger than the K70’s? If it is then it makes sense that the TN42 does throw better, of course this doesn’t take away the fact that the TN42 is one insane thrower, 700kcd is on par with my 55W HID spotlight!

Btw do you have any mod thread of your modded Convoy L6? 436kcd wow, does it have smooth or the stock OP reflector?

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100mm head, it’s big! Like, virtually the same size as a BTU Shocker…

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I was fortunate enough to get a prototype smooth L6 reflector. JDub is having me and KawiBoy do some testing and make recommendations, we have done so, hoping to see a final release soon that is mod friendly for us all. Smile

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I noticed on the Taschenlampen forum that the pass-around sample TN42 was serial number 001. So how cool is it that I actually got serial number 002? Big Smile

Numbers freak, it’s so flippin awesome when the numbers have a story to tell. lol

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Woah..

That is really huge.

Modding is making something how you want it to be, not how it comes stock...

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I’m gonna put it on a chain and wear it around my neck on Halloween. Silly

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Why not? Nothing to be ashamed of Thumbs Up

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That is Cool, so are you going to do the passaround here in the States??? ShockedWinkThumbs Up

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Alex, I’ll shine it your way, you grab the beam… Wink

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I actually got serial number 002

Well, mine is cooler, 007 Facepalm

Was quite surprices from the lumen output/candelas too yet DB Custom mentiones similar results…it seems that its a secretly bumped revision…lets hope they wont “nerf” the next revision.

My idea was to open and mod it asap but it so great …and the reflector is so good..i wonder how long will it last this way.

A great hunting offhand torch indeed, especialy the NW- when i ordered those the tint was only cool white yet its aint cool but more or less like 1D

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prototype smooth L6 reflector

By default they aint that bad, even non modded, even paired with an XHP0 emitter, the “cross” is very small indeed by default and the CDs went from 62k up to 90
Then again it needs tuning to be as the L2 one but i am pretty sure Simon will manage it

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Hnnnnnng. I feel a sudden urge to replace my K70….

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Interesting, I forced my internet to open the Taschenlampen page again and guess what? They have many pictures of a Thrunite TN42 SN:BM09 00002!!! EXACTLY the same as mine! Huh? Is this the actual pass around light that was in Germany?

<—- scratching head

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LIke 3 months ago BG were cleaning their EU warehouse and i got several M3X- they got same serial numbers , all of them..
Maybe its a glitch in their system, maybe its a mistake….who knows, yet i am pretty sure yours was not just for the tests in Germany , that shipping all over the planet would nuke its final price.

Does it have ““chips”, nips or something? Usualy TN torches come in a perfect shape

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