Thorfire TG06S review by ZozzV6

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Thorfire TG06S review by ZozzV6

Hello Everybody!
This is a review about Thorfire TG06S. I got it kindly from Thorfire direct. They sent me the light and I make a honest review for it.
You can buy this light from Amazon.com

The flashlight uses Cree XP-G2 led and the factory data claimed 500 lumens with 14500 li-Ion battery and 150 lumens with AA non rechargeable battery.
It only accepts button top batteries. It came with two spare O-rings and a lanyard and a user manual in a cardboard box.
It has four modes plus a hidden strobe mode.
My biggest problem with it that it is always starts on high and it has no mode memory. So it is good outside and for an EDC in your pocket but to leave it next to the bed and at night you want to go out of the room and BAM! Blinded by the 497 lumens. So that is not the best.
For the strobe you need to quick double tap the switch from any mode.

I measured it only with Solder blobbed unprotected PKCELL 14500 Li-Ion battery.

Here are the numbers:
-High: 1,76A and 497 lumens
-Mid: 0.53A
-Low: 0.13A
-Firefly: 0,03A
It has a turbo stepdown with lithium battery as you can see it stepped down to about 40% after 3 minutes. At 3 minutes I measured 44°Celsius on the head warmest point. The stepdown is instant and noticable.

-Intensity: 4800 cd

-Throw:138m

-Size: 95,85 mm length and 22mm thickest diameter on head.

-Weight with 14500:

Disassembled into 3 pieces:

Further disassembly:
-Tailcap


The switch is an Omten type 1288 switch. The spring has some coating on it. And it is stainless steel. The switch board retaining ring uses separate thread from tailcap.

The rubber switch boot is 14mm diameter and it has a very soft material like in VG10S and VG15S.
The tailcap has two lanyard holes so you cen put in lanyard and the light still can tailstand.

-Tube
On the head side it uses regular threads.

Buton the tailcap side it uses square threads.

The thread on the tailcap end is anodized so you can lockout the light mechanically here. The tube end is nicely chamfered and no sharp edges anywhere on the whole flashlight.

It has a very firm and secure stainless steel pocket clip. The style is same as on Eagle eye X6 and Convoy S8 and some other lights. You can put it on the head in reverse and use it as a cap light.

The knurling is nice and not slippery. The tube has O-rings on both sides so the waterproofness guaranteed. And the threads came well lubed.

-Head
Look at the business end Smile


It has glass lens without AR coating, and a smooth reflector. The glass has O-rings and the head has a hexa design part which for anti rolling.
The driver accepts only button top cells sadly for me. but I solder blobbed one flat top to fit.

The driver held in by a retaining ring which uses the same threads as the tube.

Mechanical reverse polarity protection.

The other side of driver:

The led shelf is a thread in type so it presses the MCPCB to reflector and lens and the O-ring in front.

Size comparison from top to bottom: Thorfire TG06S, Zanflare F3, Lumintop TOOL AAA

Left to right: Lumintop TOOL AAA, Zanflare F3, Thorfire TG06S

Utorch UT01 and Thorfire TG06S

Beamshot is dim because that is the setting how I shooted my all flashlights for my big flashlight measurement and beamshot collection.
Please open my google tables and you can compare data and beamshots with a lot of other flashlights.
So in person it is brighter.




Summary:
It is a pretty bright flashlight for its size and It throws as far az 2800mA convoy S2+ lights because of smooth reflector and small XP-G2 led. And it has overall good quality and machining and anodization. Just that start on high without mode memory bugging me. And I think it is a good alternative of UT01 for those who don’t really like side switch or it is a pretty head to head for Lumintop TOOL AA but I haven’t got a TOOL AA yet to test.

Thank you for reading through!

Edited by: ZozzV6 on 12/23/2017 - 06:45
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Is this review that bad? Crying

I added more photos from the modes near to a wall.

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I didn’t catch your review – things can get buried quickly sometimes Glasses

How was the PWM on your sample?

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I don’t measured it with anything but I didn’t noticed it so it is not bad.

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ZozzV6 wrote:
I don’t measured it with anything but I didn’t noticed it so it is not bad.

If you get chance, try it on a moving object, such as a spinning wheel or fan.

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Sweet, been looking for more reviews on this light!!!

Can’t decide between this or the Thrunite T10. Then i learned about the Tool AA, so i’m still deciding!!! Every review helps though!! Thanks Zozz!!

Should my information be incorrect in the slightest please inform me as i am always learning as well and may not recollect everything properly. ALSO, ANYTHING I WRITE PLEASE TAKE WITH A THOUSAND GRAINS OF SALT AND YOUR OWN LIABILITY, AS YOU SHOULD WITH ALL INFORMATION.

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Thanks. If I got a Tool AA from somewhere I will test it.

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Like the review, hows the tint, looks nice and warm by the piccys?

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Dirt wrote:
Like the review, hows the tint, looks nice and warm by the piccys?

The wall is a little yellowish so maybe it is tricking you. It has about 5000-5500K Neutral -ish tint.
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Nice review ZozzV6

I missed this review also. My latest Tg06, purchased in Nov, has no PWM. I just gave it away as a gift, and never noticed the stepdown. Good idea, though. They will eat through a battery pretty quick, if left on high. I tend to agree about not having memory, but I just use mine as a pocket EDC, so it’s not really an issue. Earlier models had PWM in the lower modes. It is a definately a different driver design, on the new model. It seems my earlier model also has a slightly lower, moonlight mode, although It’s likely all modes are slightly lower on the old one. I have given quite a few of these away as gifts, over the last year or so. Some may think there too big for pocket carry. If you have skinny legs, and a fat belly, your pocket will have plenty of room Facepalm

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Great review Zozz.
Somehow I missed it on the initial release.
Have several TF lights but none of the S models. I understand the mechanical reverse polarity ring but I would definitely have to remove that ring around the button for my flat top 14500’s,

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No problem! Smile
I want to remove it too but I thinking about to start a giveaway soon because I had left 1000 posts a while now and I will be giving away this flashlight and a 3D printed surprise. So I will keep it stock.

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Nice…
I missed my 1000 as it was bad timing. May try to make up for it @ 2000 (SOOON) but here in USA, it is kinda Expensive to ship outside USA as it may cost way more than my gift. So I can understand if you keep it within your continent. But I am anxious to see what the printed item is.

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Not a big secret. Lens cap for a choosen flashlight with unique text what the winner wants. The flashlight need to be what I have too to try fitting after print to avoid size problems.

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Thanks for the review. What is the diameter of driver?

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Great news! it is 17mm so if you want to use 14500 battery you have plenty of options. The only thing you need to use one sided driver and instead of a spring use a flat brass button or solder blob on driver for positive contact.. I don’t know why I missed to measure that.

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Thanks for checking. 17mm would be great, indeed Smile

But apparently there are some different versions of TG06S…

On AE there is information that it is 300lm light, which would suggest that this is TG06 version (without “S”), but in customers’ pictures it is visible TG06S marking on the box:

Another interesting thing is that in other review driver seems to be 12mm.

So I don’t know which version is currently sold.