Review: Thorfire TK15S

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Review: Thorfire TK15S

Hello everyone, Tru3s1lv3r here with another review!

I was contacted by Thorfire to provide my review and feedback of their TK15S model.

Amazon Link: Thorfire TK15S

Now with, courtesy of Miranda from ThorFire, a 20% off coupon code: 343BVDCN

This model is an updated version from the TK15 model and has some nice features.

It has a CREE XP-L2 emitter centered in a roughly A6 sized reflector. I measured the head diameter at .948” and OAL at 5.155”.

The light came nicely packaged with the standard replacement set of o-rings, a user manual, and a pocket clip already attached to the light.

User Manual

Here is the light itself.

The driver retainer ring is glued into place on my model. I am assuming this is to help maintain correct switch orientation, but it does make modding a bit more difficult.

Here is the light in comparison to an EagleEye x7, BLF a6, and a Samsung 30Q.

Below is a beamshot against the only white surfaces in my house, the doors! The top is the BLF A6 in 3D tint, the bottom is the Thorfire TK15S. The tint is relatively neutral, slightly cooler than the A6. There does not appear to be any AR coating on the lens.

In my opinion, this is a solid offering in the EDC department for Thorfire. I have carried the light in my pocket for the past few days at work and I have grown to like it. It took a minute to get used to the UI as I am used to lights with only a clicky switch in the tail. The rear clicky switch only turns the light on and off. The side switch at the head of the light changes the modes.
From off, a single click of the rear switch turns the light on in the last mode you left it. Pressing the side switch cycles the modes from MOON>LOW>MED>HIGH>MED>LOW>MOON. When on from any mode, holding the side switch enables BIKE mode where the light goes into medium and “stutters” in a pattern every few seconds. Double clicking the side switch from any mode enables strobe. Click again to return to normal mode selection.

Overall, if you are looking for a decent EDC light, this is one to look at. Sure, it’s not as bright as other lights in it’s category, but it has good run-time and intuitive controls.

-Tru3s1lv3r

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Edited by: tru3s1lv3r on 08/02/2017 - 23:16
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tru3s1lv3r wrote:
From off, a single click of the rear switch turns the light on in the last mode you left it. Pressing the side switch cycles the modes from MOON>LOW>MED>HIGH>MED>LOW>MOON.

Hmm. Not really a fan of ramping modes. It’s different, but I’d still prefer a 12341234… mode order.

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tru3s1lv3r wrote:
From off, a single click of the rear switch turns the light on in the last mode you left it. Pressing the side switch cycles the modes from MOON>LOW>MED>HIGH>MED>LOW>MOON.

Hmm. Not really a fan of ramping modes. It’s different, but I’d still prefer a 12341234… mode order.

Yea, it’s definitely not traditional, that’s for sure. It took me a minute to get used to it, but now it seems normal after a week of using it.

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tru3s1lv3r wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
Hmm. Not really a fan of ramping modes. It’s different, but I’d still prefer a 12341234… mode order.

Yea, it’s definitely not traditional, that’s for sure. It took me a minute to get used to it, but now it seems normal after a week of using it.

I tried. I really tried. Played with my Sofirn SP31 for over a week, using it at the slightest provocation at work, at home, critter-spotting at night, etc.

With a 4-mode light, it’s easy to know which mode you’re in if you go from 4 down to 1, and can then “count up” to 3 or 4, whichever you want. Once you start back down on a downward ramp, you’re like, “Wait… it’s 4 down to 3, so then next is ❄click❄ 2, then next is ❄click❄ 1, now ❄click❄ 2…”, and it’s just a smidge easier to “lose your place” and get lost in the modes. Not much, but just enough to get in the way.

Iow, it’s not a 4-step cycle, but a 6 step cycle. So 4 modes, but 6 steps to go ‘round.

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