New Thrunite flashlight for 2018 - Thrunite TN50 16340LM, 4 x 21700

36 posts / 0 new
Last post

Pages

Threadneedle
Threadneedle's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 8 hours ago
Joined: 01/19/2016 - 17:19
Posts: 452
Location: London, UK
New Thrunite flashlight for 2018 - Thrunite TN50 16340LM, 4 x 21700

Apologies for putting this into the 18650 forum. Coincidentally I was thinking about Thrunite the other day and how I do not believe we have seen much innovation from them, if any, in the last few years. Some of their older models remain consistent workhorses, like the TN4A. I received the email from them announcing the TN50. It looks interesting, 4 × 21700 built in (I always prefer removable), 5 modes to include 16340 lumen Turbo S mode, it comes in NW or CW.

MSRP is $289.95.

Additionally, Thrunite have their usual Christmas 20% off promotion going on which brings the total to $231.96.

Anyways, details:

http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-tn50-cree-led-16340lm-super-bright-rech...

Features

ULTRA HIGH OUTPUT: It is an absolute powerhouse with four advanced CREE XHP70.2 LEDs and tremendously output of 16,340 lumens.
ENHANCED SAFETY: the intelligent temperature control, automatically preventing overheating by reducing the output.
LOCKOUT FUNCTION
LOW VOLTAGE INDICATION
BUILT-IN ADVANCED 4×21700 BATTERY PACK AND FAST CHARGING SYSTEM
ERGONOMIC AND USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN
COMPACT & PORTABLE: 4.41 inches long and 2.23 inches diameter. As small as a 330ml-capacity Coke can, the compact TN50 is definitely a perfect moving flooder king, especially with the complimentary holster.
Specifications

LED: 4 X CREE XHP70.2 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
Output mode/Runtime:
Turbo S (16340 lumen<~2964 lumen>; 80 seconds+230 minutes)
Turbo (7600 lumen<~2960 lumen>; 195 seconds+235 minutes)
High (3580 lumen<~3000 lumen>; 12 minutes+235 minutes)
Medium (1157 lumen; 11 hrs)
Low (190 lumen; 50 hrs)
Firefly (1.3 lumen; 62.5 days)
Strobe (2900 lumen; 340 minutes)
Working voltage:10.8V-16.8V
Battery: ThruNite 14.4V 5000mAh 21700 battery pack(built in the light)
Max beam distance: 410 meters
Peak beam intensity: 42000 cd.
Waterproof: IPX-8 Standard (2M)
Impact resistance: 1M
Weight: 650g
Dimensions: 134.5mm(length)*68mm(head diameter)*58mm(tube diameter)
Accessories: Holster x1, Spare O-ring x2, Anti-dust plug x1, Power Adapter x1, User’s manual x1




Edited by: Threadneedle on 12/12/2018 - 05:21
raccoon city
raccoon city's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 44 min ago
Joined: 10/06/2010 - 02:35
Posts: 12627
Location: रॅकून सिटी Palm Desert CA USA

A flashlight that takes 21700 cells, in the 18650 forum, outputting 16340 lumens...

:D

Threadneedle
Threadneedle's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 8 hours ago
Joined: 01/19/2016 - 17:19
Posts: 452
Location: London, UK

Hah, true.

I just realised I didn’t sort out the image sizes. I posted this while on the tube. Will sort it when I get into work.

Jack Kellar
Jack Kellar's picture
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 03/09/2014 - 14:21
Posts: 1651
Location: Throwing bolts at anomalies

The moment I read the 16340 number and processed your apology for posting on the 18650 forum, I thought it’d be one of those minitorches Big Smile

Anyway, yeah. From 1.3 lumen to 190… lel

Lux-Perpetua
Lux-Perpetua's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 8 min ago
Joined: 03/01/2018 - 04:39
Posts: 1416
Location: Germany, 德国, ドイツ, Германия, जर्मनी
Built-in battery pack? Oh dear... Facepalm I prefer to be flexible using my own batteries and being independent from ThruNite's spare part service and lifecycle policy.
wolfdog1226
wolfdog1226's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 10/09/2013 - 20:47
Posts: 2120
Location: Acquasanta,Italia/ Valley Forge, Pa. USA
Lux-Perpetua wrote:
Built-in battery pack? Oh dear… Facepalm I prefer to be flexible using my own batteries and being independent from ThruNite’s spare part service and lifecycle policy.

I agree w/ you 100%!

I NEVER had nor will I ever have a flashlight w/ a proprietary battery pack. I like choosing my own batteries and will not be dependent on a manufacturer for replacement. The cost is also ridiculous compared to buying cells on our own.

Solitude breeds contemplation which creates clarity. 

Environment molds a person. Perseverance changes them. 

                                                                   WOLFDOG 

Lux-Perpetua
Lux-Perpetua's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 8 min ago
Joined: 03/01/2018 - 04:39
Posts: 1416
Location: Germany, 德国, ドイツ, Германия, जर्मनी

I wonder if we have to face more and more flashlights with built-in battery packs in the future. Olight's X7R/X9R, Acebeam's X65/X70, Imalent's new lineup with the R90C/MS12, Nitecore's TM10K...these are just some examples from recent market launches and they all work with proprietary battery packs. Certainly, there might be substantial reasons why a prioprietary battery pack is better than individual cells used by the customer but in the end it will lead to higher cost/prices, more dependency on the manufacturers warranty policies and spare part availability and less flexibility if you take the entire lifecycle of the flashlight into account. I also wonder if any of these manufacturers have a plan how to recycle those battery packs. Call me pessimistic but I expect nothing but to find those battery packs on a remote waste dump in Nigeria some years later.

aginthelaw
aginthelaw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 09/30/2014 - 21:31
Posts: 758
Location: noo joisey

I want a 21,700 lumen light running on 16340’s the size of an 18650 (like a DQG tiny size) or am I asking for too much?

I see it’s about the same size as the tn36ut. I’m strangely intrigued…

never fear shadows…it means a light shines nearby

mgracia85
mgracia85's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 12/01/2017 - 18:35
Posts: 167
Location: East Texas
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

I wonder if we have to face more and more flashlights with built-in battery packs in the future. Olight’s X7R/X9R, Acebeam’s X65/X70, Imalent’s new lineup with the R90C/MS12, Nitecore’s TM10K…these are just some examples from recent market launches and they all work with proprietary battery packs. Certainly, there might be substantial reasons why a prioprietary battery pack is better than individual cells used by the customer but in the end it will lead to higher cost/prices, more dependency on the manufacturers warranty policies and spare part availability and less flexibility if you take the entire lifecycle of the flashlight into account. I also wonder if any of these manufacturers have a plan how to recycle those battery packs. Call me pessimistic but I expect nothing but to find those battery packs on a remote waste dump in Nigeria some years later.

You might be right about the ‘substantial reasons’ but I still think it’s just all about the money. The more you buy from them, the more dependent you’ll have to be. Which means you’ll return, and they’ll continue to make money. Any move any business will ever make, is to make more money. Which makes sense to me if I had my own business so can’t blame them.

I love my wife’s toy poodle

Jack Kellar
Jack Kellar's picture
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 03/09/2014 - 14:21
Posts: 1651
Location: Throwing bolts at anomalies
mgracia85 wrote:
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

I wonder if we have to face more and more flashlights with built-in battery packs in the future. Olight’s X7R/X9R, Acebeam’s X65/X70, Imalent’s new lineup with the R90C/MS12, Nitecore’s TM10K…these are just some examples from recent market launches and they all work with proprietary battery packs. Certainly, there might be substantial reasons why a prioprietary battery pack is better than individual cells used by the customer but in the end it will lead to higher cost/prices, more dependency on the manufacturers warranty policies and spare part availability and less flexibility if you take the entire lifecycle of the flashlight into account. I also wonder if any of these manufacturers have a plan how to recycle those battery packs. Call me pessimistic but I expect nothing but to find those battery packs on a remote waste dump in Nigeria some years later.

You might be right about the ‘substantial reasons’ but I still think it’s just all about the money. The more you buy from them, the more dependent you’ll have to be. Which means you’ll return, and they’ll continue to make money. Any move any business will ever make, is to make more money. Which makes sense to me if I had my own business so can’t blame them.


The main objective of ANY private corporation is to turn a profit. Full stop.

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 29 min ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 3665
Location: Portugal
aginthelaw wrote:
I want a 21,700 lumen light running on 16340’s the size of an 18650 (like a DQG tiny size) or am I asking for too much?
Evil I’m with you on this Big Smile

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 & SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 & A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 & Tool 25

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses:1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 & 1*7135 / Triple TIR & XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

GIVEAWAY: 1

 

mortuus
mortuus's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 15 min ago
Joined: 12/16/2014 - 09:33
Posts: 1891
Location: Sweden

thats an ugly light for sure, but good they did it with 21700 cells atleast.

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

Pocketlight88
Pocketlight88's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 11/01/2018 - 10:40
Posts: 7
Location: Kenosha Wi

Nice light. Since they used 21700, why not push the lumen output higher considering you could do that with 18650. Yea you will have longer run times but you have the X80 pushing 32500 from 18650.yoh could fit another 1 or 2 XHP70.2 in there. I just bought an X7 a week ago but Im still considering this as I love pop can lights!

Fenix TK75, Zebralight SC600 MK III HI, Acebeam X45, Thrunite Catapult v6, Olight X7, Emisar D4, R50VN, PD35, RC09, TN12, 2 Mini Mags, Coleman Lantern, 3D LED Mag, ML25, Solitaire, HID Spotlight and hopefully more to come!

Lexel
Lexel's picture
Online
Last seen: 9 min 5 sec ago
Joined: 11/01/2016 - 08:00
Posts: 5145
Location: Germany

I wonder why no big manufactory simply brings spring less carriers for high power lights, it has been done before and works

either spring pushing a solid copper contact on battery

or a carrier that gets srewed down on the batteries

Dioda
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 02/05/2018 - 09:40
Posts: 312

Would like to see how this compares to Acebeam X45 which is a bit bigger and does not have a proprietary pack.

Newlumen
Newlumen's picture
Offline
Last seen: 16 hours 50 min ago
Joined: 05/27/2017 - 00:19
Posts: 2064
Location: United states
Lux-Perpetua wrote:
Built-in battery pack? Oh dear… Facepalm I prefer to be flexible using my own batteries and being independent from ThruNite’s spare part service and lifecycle policy.

I have a feeling thrunite will release the same light with the battery carrier..

Franz
Offline
Last seen: 6 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 04/03/2013 - 04:09
Posts: 647
Location: Brasil

I’m disapointed with thrunite, not about quality but their lights is boring as hell Facepalm

They project a light with almost the same cooling capacity of tn36 and put more lumens in it? 80s of turbo? 3000lm continuous light?

Boring for sure Facepalm

T18
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 02/14/2016 - 15:29
Posts: 1163

Fairly obvious they didn’t put much effort or thought into this light, rather pitiful actually and ugly would be an understatement, looks like nothing but spare parts and maybe a slightly modded driver .. ? I’ll be passing,
During my quick glance I didn’t notice the battery pack but that would be definite deal KILLER for a fact, never will I buy any light that uses a battery pack.

mortuus
mortuus's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 15 min ago
Joined: 12/16/2014 - 09:33
Posts: 1891
Location: Sweden

Franz wrote:
I’m disapointed with thrunite, not about quality but their lights is boring as hell Facepalm

They project a light with almost the same cooling capacity of tn36 and put more lumens in it? 80s of turbo? 3000lm continuous light?

Boring for sure Facepalm

exactly, i feel design team really doesnt bother, almost all their lights i feel nothing that attracts me to a buy even, there are much better lights both design wise and spec wise…

hard to believe that light costs almost 300$ but looks like its a budget light 50$ max…. Facepalm

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

Threadneedle
Threadneedle's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 8 hours ago
Joined: 01/19/2016 - 17:19
Posts: 452
Location: London, UK

I started this thread slightly frustrated. When I saw the email notification I had high hopes that Thrunite would have come up with something competitive, maybe harking back to their TN4A/Archer/TN36 days, but alas, it was not the case at all.

Thrunite make absolutely solid flashlights but there has been no innovation from them in years. It does feel like they have given up.

mmalive
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 10/30/2017 - 16:56
Posts: 1163
Location: Earth

The light looks soda can style. Wonder it compares with Imalent, Acebeam, Olight, etc…. and other high output lights with proprietor battery packs.

teacher
teacher's picture
Offline
Last seen: 23 min 42 sec ago
Joined: 02/23/2016 - 19:04
Posts: 9323
Location: NE & SW Alabama

I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I like the looks of this light. I don’t see anything ugly about it. It looks kinda streamlined to me, for a semi-large light anyway…. Wink

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

 .................................. "Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast" ...................................

       Texas Lumens Flashlights / M4D M4X Deals : sign up - save $$$$  

         Rudeness Level _ mΩ _ {width:70%} _ LightWiki _ LED Tint Chart  

      Xlamp size chart _ BatteryU _ Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???            TheOriginal _ TAB _ LightSearch _ BatterySearch _ 14500's _ DiCal 

 

                                             

the4ds9
the4ds9's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 10/28/2017 - 17:06
Posts: 151

I wish Selfbuilt was still reviewing flashlights. The last major big-ticket ThruNite model that he reviewed was the TN42. In my opinion, this TN50 is the first major big-ticket ThruNite model since the TN42. I highly value Selfbuilt’s reviews. In fact, all my past ThruNite purchases was after seeing Selfbuilt’s videos and studying his measurements. Crown

Will you ever work your magic on the ThruNite TN50 Selfbuilt?

“Superman, where are you? Superman!?” – Superman II

Jerommel
Jerommel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 01/04/2014 - 13:18
Posts: 5721
Location: the Hague, Netherlands

Looks cool and without BS. Thumbs Up

This is a strange choice of optics though:

Lots of unused frontal surface, LEDs very close together, so big cut offs for each reflector, giving 4 huge petals in the beam, no doubt..

2Q19

Brainsick67
Brainsick67's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 06/09/2018 - 18:53
Posts: 322
Location: United States

Anybody order it yet?

I'm ThatCrazyFlashaholic 67

the4ds9
the4ds9's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 10/28/2017 - 17:06
Posts: 151

Brainsick67
Brainsick67's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 06/09/2018 - 18:53
Posts: 322
Location: United States

the4ds9 wrote:

![url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://i.postimg.cc/BQS9YtCh/C6-D4-EB7-E-E...!


Nice man, hope its good…did you get the CW or NW? Can you tell me what the tint is like? Imma order one Tomm. Thanks

I'm ThatCrazyFlashaholic 67

the4ds9
the4ds9's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 10/28/2017 - 17:06
Posts: 151

Hi B67, I purchased this ThruNite TN50 in the Cool White. Tint should theoretically have a tiny bit of green. However, to me there is no green tint. The beam pattern is excellent. There is practically no overlap, and also there is no donut hole. It lights up everything like no other flooder I have ever used. It is definitely a step above the TN36! My initial impression is that it’s as good as it gets. Its beam pattern is better than a full-functioning Imalent DX80, which means much, because burn-out defect aside, the DX80’s beam pattern had previously been my favorite, until this ThruNite TN50. You can’t beat the 4×21700 design of this ThruNite TN50. It’s the baseline going forward. ThruNite did it. They beat everyone else to the future of flashlights.

I got it with the pre-order discount from ThruNite Direct, but that might be over now. I think there is still a regular coupon discount of 5%.

the4ds9
the4ds9's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 10/28/2017 - 17:06
Posts: 151

Brainsick67
Brainsick67's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 06/09/2018 - 18:53
Posts: 322
Location: United States

the4ds9 wrote:
Hi B67, I purchased this ThruNite TN50 in the Cool White. Tint should theoretically have a tiny bit of green. However, to me there is no green tint. The beam pattern is excellent. There is practically no overlap, and also there is no donut hole. It lights up everything like no other flooder I have ever used. It is definitely a step above the TN36! My initial impression is that it’s as good as it gets. Its beam pattern is better than a full-functioning Imalent DX80, which means much, because burn-out defect aside, the DX80’s beam pattern had previously been my favorite, until this ThruNite TN50. You can’t beat the 4×21700 design of this ThruNite TN50. It’s the baseline going forward. ThruNite did it. They beat everyone else to the future of flashlights.

I got it with the pre-order discount from ThruNite Direct, but that might be over now. I think there is still a regular coupon discount of 5%.

Thanks man, thats great to hear, i will order the CW then.

I'm ThatCrazyFlashaholic 67

USA
USA's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 16 hours ago
Joined: 11/28/2018 - 08:44
Posts: 292

Nice light, neither beautiful nor ugly – it is somehow “in between”. I guess they could’ve put more effort into the design on this one.
But it is good to see a multi-cell 21700 light, although battery packs are always something that doesn’t sound budget-friendly.

Pages