New ThruNite TH30 Headlamp/EDC /// Full Review

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New ThruNite TH30 Headlamp/EDC /// Full Review

This is the Thrunite Th30 Headlamp , sent for my review from Thrunite. No other compensation other than me keeping the light in return for my review.

At the time of this review you can preorder the TH30 for a 20% discount using the code ……. 20%…….at the official ThruNite site………. http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-th30-super-bright-rechargeable-headlamp/

or you can get the light on Amazon also…… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FVK57CZ…..(links are NON affiliated)

The TH30 is the newest headlamp/EDC from the Thrunite lineup. Everything came very well packaged , as I am used to seeing with the Thrunite products. The TH30 “package itself contains the light , 3100mAh Thrunite cell , a clip for EDC , an extra holder for the headband strap , the headband itself , USB charging cord , 2 extra o-rings , extra USB port cover , the instruction manual and thank you card.

This is an 18650 powered light using a “boost” driver to power the XHP70.2 emitter.
The reflector is an orange peel and the TH30 is claimed to be one of the most powerful headlamps out there right now , with listed output of 3350 lumens.

There are some fins on the light (as much as space would allow) , the knurling is well done and the threads are well cut and very smooth.

The TH30 is what I would call “average” size for the 18650 headlamp. It is just a little smaller than the average “tube” light as shown pictured with the BLF A6 and the Olight H2R Nova.

The “Branding” or etching is well done…….

Reverse Side

The Headband is pretty comfortable and stays put with the extra strap across the top of the head. The Clip easily makes this double as a good EDC light also..

The power indicator light on the switch button doubles as a Low Voltage Indicator. When the light is powered on the button lights up in Blue and when the cell is getting depleted the switch light turns to Red , to let you know the cell is getting low. There is also another visual warning for Low Voltage , with that being , the LED will blink 3 times periodically to let you know the cell is at depletion. Once the cell reaches full depletion the LVP will simply turn the light off.This same indicator also shows Red when the TH30 is charging and it will turn blue when the cell is fully charged , when using the USB port , which is listed at 1.5 amps charging rate. The indicator light will also show Purple if the cell is reversed or other problems with the USB charging.

There is mode memory for the last used mode from Low through High. A double click gets you to Turbo from any mode including off and a long press from off for the Firefly from the off postion. A simple click for off or to turn the light back on in the mode memory.
The TH30 is as expected a very floody light with a very broad coverage area , but it does put out a huge amount of light over the area it covers.

3 Feet / White garage door on Firefly and Low

22 Feet / White garage door on Low / Medium / High / Turbo

25 yards and 50 yards on High and Turbo

I have not had time to do Run Time testing due to an Aunt that has fell and broke her hip at 85 years old. Also a very good friend had to have his heart pump/LVAD replaced and undergo a major Hernia surgery all in one long surgery. I have tried to spread my time between those and multiple flashlight reviews lately , so my time has been kind of limited on the reviews.

The TH30 DOES have the “Thermal Step Down” at 1.5 minutes , but I feel it may get overly hot running Turbo mode for a longer period in this small light to be honest.
I tested the TH30 with the provided ThruNite cell , a Samsung 30Q , LG HE4 , LG HG2 and an Efest Purple High Drain 2800mAh. The Lumens were very close with all the cells due to the regulated driver , so I just did an average of all the cells to list in my charts. The amperage in the charts is from the included ThruNite cell only.

Here are the charts with my test results on the lumens and amperage………

My final thoughts on the TH30 headlamp…….
It is a very well made light as with all my Thrunite products . with top notch build quality.
The particular sample I received does fall a little short of the listed specs on the output , but ThruNite was contacted about my sample and they ARE aware of it. I feel they will get any kinks ironed out very soon and hopefully before the full release.

Overall I like this one pretty good and as I say , it does have the ThruNite quality. Even though my sample is a little under the rated lumens , it is still a very powerful headlamp with a massive wall of light when in Turbo and it is very easy to take off the headband and use as an EDC with well spaced modes , without being too bulky.

If there is a particular photo in the GIF images you want to get a better look at , here is the link to all the still photos and GIF images of the light.
https://postimg.cc/gallery/1ssex1h4q/

For those who may want to see the live outdoor comparison with the Olight X7 (at the 3000 lumens setting) and the highly modded BLF X6 with MTG 2 running 2600 lumens on 2 × 16340 cells , that starts at 13:31 of the video timeline.

Video followed by listed specs………..


Specifications: LED: CREE XHP70.2 with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time. Runs on: 1 x IMR 18650 3100mAh battery. Reflector: Orange peel reflector. Working Voltage: 2.75 – 4.2 V. Output mode/Runtime*: Turbo (3350 lumen; 1.5mins+103mins) High (1275 lumen; 90 minutes) Medium (352 lumen; 5 hrs) Medium-Low (130 lumen; 14 hrs) Low (25 lumen; 60 hrs) Firefly (0.5 lumen; 32 days) SOS (645 lumen; 305 minutes) Peak Beam Intensity: 6550 cd. Max beam distance: 155 m. Impact resistant: 1.5 meters. Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard (2 meters). Weight: 123g without battery. Dimensions: 107mm (Length) x 28.5 × 24mm Accessories: Pocket clip x1, Rubber slot x1, ThruNite 3100MAH 18650 IMR battery x1, Spare O-rings x2, USB rubber plug x1, USB Charging Cable x1

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Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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What is the tested lumens with the actual Thrunite battery? I feel like this is more important than an average since it’s actually provided with the light. That way someone who only owns this one light and one battery knows what to expect. If you can get higher outputs with other cells then it’s just a bonus.

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The particular sample I received does fall a little short of the listed specs on the output , but ThruNite was contacted about my sample and they ARE aware of it. I feel they will get any kinks ironed out very soon and hopefully before the full release.

While they may be aware of it, I can’t see them actually correcting anything. At least not in this version. Maybe we’ll see a V2 in the future though if this sells well enough.

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With Thrunite, advertised specs are usually for cool white, and neutral is often a bin or two lower. While the product page doesn’t say that for the TH30, it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s true. Assuming yours is NW since you linked NW on Amazon, the output is exactly what I’d expect it to be in that scenario.

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mcfarlie6996 wrote:
What is the tested lumens with the actual Thrunite battery? I feel like this is more important than an average since it’s actually provided with the light. That way someone who only owns this one light and one battery knows what to expect. If you can get higher outputs with other cells then it’s just a bonus.
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The particular sample I received does fall a little short of the listed specs on the output , but ThruNite was contacted about my sample and they ARE aware of it. I feel they will get any kinks ironed out very soon and hopefully before the full release.

While they may be aware of it, I can’t see them actually correcting anything. At least not in this version. Maybe we’ll see a V2 in the future though if this sells well enough.

With the particular light and cell I received it was 2997 using the Thrunite cell. All the cells were within a 40 something lumen difference is why I actually went with the average. You definitely wont see 20 to 40 lumens difference with the eye at the 3000 lumen range…..lol
You could be right about the V2 if they have very many already done that are under performing though.

This is the first time I have ever reviewed a Thrunite product that wasn’t very close to , or above their rated specs (lumens) though , is why I contacted them about this light not making the listed lumens.

I think most of the companies have around a 10% tolerance they allow though , so 3000 lumens would put my sample right at the tolerance line of the listed 3350 lumens.

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Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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zak.wilson wrote:
With Thrunite, advertised specs are usually for cool white, and neutral is often a bin or two lower. While the product page doesn’t say that for the TH30, it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s true. Assuming yours is NW since you linked NW on Amazon, the output is exactly what I’d expect it to be in that scenario.

This sample is a CW , so it is right on the border for the 10% tolerances.

EDIT: the link I provided was the one ThruNite provided me to link here.

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Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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I measured 3100 lumen for the th30 cw.. lumen are measure with texas ace tube..

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robo819 wrote:
You definitely wont see 20 to 40 lumens difference with the eye at the 3000 lumen range…..lol

Well you wouldn’t see a difference between 3000 and 3350 lumens either. But yeah, if they’re within that much of each other then I see why you used the average. Just not something I would have used since it leaves it open to interpretation of having more extreme differences among batteries.

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It is what it is.. I think thrunite should advertise 3100. Maybe their lumen equipment favor flood lights..

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robo819 wrote:
You definitely wont see 20 to 40 lumens difference with the eye at the 3000 lumen range…..lol

Well you wouldn’t see a difference between 3000 and 3350 lumens either. But yeah, if they’re within that much of each other then I see why you used the average. Just not something I would have used since it leaves it open to interpretation of having more extreme differences among batteries.

I did state right above the charts though……….

I tested the TH30 with the provided ThruNite cell , a Samsung 30Q , LG HE4 , LG HG2 and an Efest Purple High Drain 2800mAh. The Lumens were very close with all the cells due to the regulated driver , so I just did an average of all the cells to list in my charts.

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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Thanks for the review. 3000 lumens for a headlamp is quite impressive. Could be a nice helmet mounted headlamp for light painting.

Would you mind checking if the emitter is easily accessible? Is bezel is screwed down or press fitted? I’d like the option to swap emitters for something warmer or high cri if I’m not happy with the stock neutral white.

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aswang wrote:
Thanks for the review. 3000 lumens for a headlamp is quite impressive. Could be a nice helmet mounted headlamp for light painting.

Would you mind checking if the emitter is easily accessible? Is bezel is screwed down or press fitted? I’d like the option to swap emitters for something warmer or high cri if I’m not happy with the stock neutral white.

The Bezel I think is pressed in. Either way it is done though it IS glued because I tried to get it loose and I can not get the Bezel to budge.
As with most of my Thrunite products , if the bezel is going to come out , it will probably take some heat , force and patience to get it loose without messing something up.

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Thanks for checking. The grooves on the bezel made me hope that its screwed. Removing the bezel and replacing the led of the th20 was relatively easy so I was hoping it would be the same with this. In any case, 3000 lumens and cheaper compared to other xhp50/70 right angle headlamps makes this very tempting.

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aswang wrote:
Thanks for checking. The grooves on the bezel made me hope that its screwed. Removing the bezel and replacing the led of the th20 was relatively easy so I was hoping it would be the same with this. In any case, 3000 lumens and cheaper compared to other xhp50/70 right angle headlamps makes this very tempting.

Well you made me curious so I went and shaped some needle nose pliers to fit exactly in the bezel groves on the TH30. It took a good bit of force , as the bezel was SCREWED in really tight , but I was able to get the bezel loose with the modified needle nose finally. I did not find any glue however , only that it was really tight.



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Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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robo819 wrote:
aswang wrote:
Thanks for checking. The grooves on the bezel made me hope that its screwed. Removing the bezel and replacing the led of the th20 was relatively easy so I was hoping it would be the same with this. In any case, 3000 lumens and cheaper compared to other xhp50/70 right angle headlamps makes this very tempting.

Well you made me curious so I went and shaped some needle nose pliers to fit exactly in the bezel groves on the TH30. It took a good bit of force , as the bezel was SCREWED in really tight , but I was able to get the bezel loose with the modified needle nose finally. I did not find any glue however , only that it was really tight.

Very impressive! Thanks for sharing this; I may try my hand at it. Could you post a pic of your modified pliers? Did you use a bench grinder to shape them?

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Nice. Kudos to thrunite for making it easier to mod or repair. It even looks like you can put in some optics in there. And maybe a shorty tube for times you don’t need the runtimes.

3000 lumens + 5° optics + red film shorty headlamp. Two of these for cyclops role playing.

Joking aside, I’m really itching to get this headlamp although I have too many right now.

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DMsoule said………

“Very impressive! Thanks for sharing this; I may try my hand at it. Could you post a pic of your modified pliers? Did you use a bench grinder to shape them?”

You can use a bench grinder , Dremel Tool, or whatever is on hand I am sure.

I basically just shaped the end of my pliers much like a Sir Clip end would be.

I have always used these same pliers and in the past found that some of the notches on the bezels were a little too small , or angled just slightly too much for the pliers to get a good bite.

I tried them on several light bezels that gave me problems in the past and now they work like a charm on all of them I tried.

The key it seems is to make sure the end is flat , so it will seat down well and make sure you don’t get the grind too small , as it will start slipping in the larger notches.

Not the best picture but I think you can get the idea what I did……..

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Thanx for review – ordered one in cool white

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Thanx for review – ordered one in cool white

Glad to do it…….. Hope you will enjoy the Light.

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Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 / Maxtoch Xsword / M1 Archer *** ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 /  , neutron 2C V3 , TC20 / Catapult V6 / TC15 / TC15 CE *** ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder , PL Mini ,  M2R warrior //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II /  ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S  , TK 18 //// ##WowTac// A4 , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp , A3 //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC