Thrunite Archer 1A V3 Review
- LED: CREE XP-L V6 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
Modes & Run-time:
- Max output: 200lumens using one Ni-Mh AA battery.
- Max run time: 17days (Firefly mode)
- Working voltage: 0.9v to 5.0v.
- Battery: 1 AA
- Max beam distance: 66 meters.
- Peak beam intensity: 1088cd.
- Impact resistant: 1.5 meters.
- Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (1.5meters)
- Weight: 42g without battery
- Dimensions: 110mm in length, 23mm bezel diameter.
- Accessories: Pocket clip x1, Spare O-ring x1, Lanyard x1.
First Look :
Flashlight comes in a nice little box :
Package Contains :
- User manual
- "Thank you" card
- 2x O-rings
- Pocket Clip
- Extra rubber boot
- E-switch rubber "sealing"
Let's take a closer look :
Flashlight is slightly longer compared to classic AA/14500 lights (110mm) due to the tail switch and e-switch (takes some space between driver and led board) :
Flashlight has a nice OP reflector and AR coated lens :
Note: Led used is Xp-l V6
It has e-switch for mode change (and tailcap switch works as an on/off switch) :
Flashlight and tailcap :
- Tail switch is FORWARD clicky .
Square threads , anodized , allowing taicap lock-out :
How it works (&modes) :
Flashlight uses the switch at the taicap for on/off function . E-switch navigates easilly through modes , with a short press(Firefly - Low - Medium - High) . Long press activates Strobe Also flashlight has mode memory .
Lumens on highest setting (high mode) :
- Using AA : 195Lm
- Using 14500 : 440Lm
Tailcap measurements (amp draw) :
- Using AA : Firefly (6.17mA) , Low (95.5mA) , Medium (400mA) , High (1.57A)
- Using 14500 : Firefly (3,49mA) , Low (55.8mA) , Medium (160.9mA) , High (1.25A)
Factory Runtimes using AA :
- Firefly: 0.1lumen(17days)
- Low: 17lumen(22hours)
- Medium: 75lumen(5hours)
- High: 200lumen(115minutes)
- Strobe: 200lumen(3.5hours)
My test , with thermal data :
AA (battery removed @ 0.93V) :
- Low Voltage protection activates at 0.90V .
14500 (battery removed @ 1.57V) :
- At the 3-4 minute mark , there is a visible stepdown .
- It doesn't have Low Voltage Protection , use ONLY protected cells.
Led in lower modes is PWM controlled , but the frequency is so high that it is nevertheless flicker-free for the eye.
AA : 988cd (56 Lux @ 4.2m)
14500 : 2,328cd (132 Lux @ 4.2m)
Here are 2 beamshots to show the difference between AA and 14500 , with the same setting on the camera (Iso 250 , Shutter Speed 1/15s). Wall @ 12m) :
Using AA :
Using 14500 :
(!!) Flashlight (using AA) is slightly brighter than captured above , but the goal of these Beamshots is to show the difference between using AA and 14500 .
High quality Edc AA/14500 flashlight from ThruNite , with long runtimes for a good amount of light (using AA baterry) , and shorter runtimes for twice the output (using 14500 battery) . Due to the OP reflector the beam is smooth , without big differences between hotspot and spill . On the plus side ,working temperature is fairly low using AA .
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