ThruNite T1 Magnetic Tailcap 18350 **Review**

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ThruNite T1 Magnetic Tailcap 18350 **Review**

Hello BLF! Been a while! Thrunite contacted me after a long haul of no reviewing and not much flashlight nerding out either. I stop in once and a while and check the recent posts. Lurk around a bit. But I thought this little guy sounded pretty neat so I accepted.


 


More info (both links non aff.): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8T1SWK/ (first 100 reviews eligible for a Thrunite ti3 announced on Facebook@thrunite)

http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-t1-magnetic-tailcap-pocket-flashlight/ COUPON CODE: 20% ENDS THIS MONTH!!!


 


Okay let’s get rolling here.


 


From their website:  


The T1 is a tailcap-magnetic rechargeable LED flashlight,equipped with CREE XHP50 LED to make output up to 1,500 lumens and max beam distance of 102 meters. Lockout Function can prevent accidental activation in bag or pocket.


Features



  • ULTRA BRIGHT – Max 1500 lumens flashlight CREE XHP50 LED bulb producing an intense beam of bright light  up to 335 ft / 102 m.

  • MAGNETIC TAILCAP FREE YOUR HANDS – Hands-free use with magnetic tailcap, dual direction clip, perfect for any hands free mechanic work. 

  • VERSATILE MODES – Firefly/ Turbo/ Strobe and stepless dimming modes.Long press side switch to activate stepless dimming, choose your desired brightness freely.

  • RECHARGEABLE – Powered by an included  rechargeable 1100mAh Lithium-ion Battery.Built-in USB charging port and cable and no extra new battery will be needed. It will remind you to charge when battery voltage is low.

  • COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT – Compact design fits comfortably in your pocket, backpack, 2.5oz, 2.7 inch in length.


Specifications



  • LED: 1 X CREE XHP 50 LED.

  • Output mode/Runtime:

    • Turbo: 1500Lm-408Lm (3mins+80mins)

    • Strobe:700Lm(120minutes)

    • Infinity High: 685Lm(80 minutes)

    • Infinity Low: 15 Lm(36 hours ) 

    • Firefly: 1 Lm(14 days)



  • Working voltage:2.7V-4.2V

  • Battery: ThruNite 3.7V 1100mAh 18350 battery included

  • Max beam distance: 102 meters

  • Peak beam intensity: 2600 cd.

  • Waterproof: IPX-8 Standard (2M)

  • Impact resistance: 1M

  • Weight: 71.5g with battery

  • Dimensions:69.5mm*26.5mm*22mm

  • Accessories: Pocket clip x1, Spare O-rings x2, Lanyard x1, ThruNite 1100mAh 18350 battery x1, USB Charging Cable x1, Spare USB Rubber Cover x1


Operation 



  • Lock/Unlock
    Under the lockout mode, press and hold the side switch for 3 seconds to unlock the flashlight. When the flashlight is off, press and hold the side switch for 1 second to enter firefly mode. Under firefly mode, press and hold the side switch for 3 seconds to access the lockout mode.

  • Turn ON/OFF
    Press the side switch to turn the light on/off. 

  • Change Modes 
    With the light is on, long press the switch to circle through infinity high and infinity low. Shortcut to firefly: When the light is off, press and hold the side switch for 1 second to get firefly mode. Double click to turn to turbo from any mode. Triple click to get strobe.

  • Memory Function
    The light will turn on in the last mode used, except firefly, turbo and strobe.

  • Recharging Function: The max charging current is 500mA.During charging, the indicator is RED. After being fully charged, the indicator will be BLUE. When indicator flashes purple, it means abnormal charging. Only firefly and low modes are available while charging.
  • My thoughts….

    This light is very compact and throws a wide beam from an orange peel reflector that washes everything pretty much right in front you. I actually realized how much I liked that large beam pattern after wandering a dark mechanical room with it. I didn’t have to keep aiming it up and down trying to see everything as it puts out a pretty large pattern right at your feet and in front of you. For me it doubled as a headlamp as I was clipping it to the bill of my hat. It’s not super secure on the hat as you’ll see but it works for my use. Below you’ll see pictures comparing the beam pattern and tint of the T1(cool white) to a BLF A6(warm white). The second pic of the mechanical room is trying to show that you could work with the power out in a fairly wide (about 20 feet) swathe of light. The tail magnet came in handy here. The u.i. is fairly simple and easy to use. The lit e-switch doubles as a charging indicator and battery check. It has electronic lockout and you can also utilize tailcap lockout. While it seems I can almost go months without grabbing a new battery for my edc A6 This guy only went a couple weeks but the weight and compactness made up for it. Also this is my first usb rechargeable so charging it in the truck is handy. On the topic of charging you musn’t lose the cable they send with it. The charging port is is deep within the head (probably for head assembly purposes) and a standard usb cable will not work. One last issue and I have disscussed it with Thrunite in the past…. The green tint. I became a warm white snob from the beginning of my flashlight fetish and they really didn’t ask about tint choice before they sent it so no biggie. It is bright – I wish I had the equipment to check the claims on the manual but it does rival if not beat my spring bypassed A6 in a ceiling bounce test. It did get fairly hot but not horrible. Firefly is definitely lower than moon mode on the A6 as well if that’s what you’re into. In the end this guy has earned an EDC spot in my work-pant pocket for weight and versatility.

    Pics!!!

    BLF A6 beam pattern outlined in red

Dustin

Edited by: dudunphy on 06/22/2019 - 08:41
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Review finished. I hit save on accident earlier. Thanks for looking!

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Now, with pics!!

Nice review dudunphy.

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Thanks Kindle haha!

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I just got mine. Plugged it in to a usb cable I use for everything with no problems. Got bored waiting and put the battery in my charger to finish off. The ramping is slow but hey at least it has ramping and the magnet is impressive. Not a bad effort from Thrunite.

Bonum commune communitatis.

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Nice review and a nice light it seems, thanks.

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Thanks for reviewing the light!

What is the 20% off Coupon code?

The thrunite link seems to be disconnected.

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http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-t1-magnetic-tailcap-pocket-flashlight/

The code is: 20%

Sorry about that link I can’t figure it out hopefully this one works. Thumbs Up

Dustin

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I see, sorry !

I ordered one from Amazon.

Thanks again!

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Is this the 3V or 6V xhp50 that they use?

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First Thrunite in years that caught my interest. It almost look like the perfect EDC. I think this light could be a hit.

Patiently waiting for the neutral white version…

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I just bought one from Amazon and it exceeded my expectations. For the current sale price of $39.99, it is an extremely good deal for the best 18350 usb rechargeable light on the market. Super well built and very bright. I plan to put a 4xE21A in it in the future.

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Anybody know if the magnet can be removed from this light?

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Not removable but why would you want that? The magnet makes this thing super practical.

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The magnet is removable. I checked first with Thrunite customer service. You have to fish down the barrel with a pair of tweezers to remove the spring and the magnet drops out. Having said that, I couldn’t get the spring back in its slot but the light works normally.

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middle age man wrote:
The magnet is removable. I checked first with Thrunite customer service. You have to fish down the barrel with a pair of tweezers to remove the spring and the magnet drops out. Having said that, I couldn’t get the spring back in its slot but the light works normally.

Thanks for the info!

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Does the bezel unscrew by hand to access the reflector and MCPCB?
Is it mod friendly for an LED swap?

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Thread is glued but just wrap it with a wide rubber band and twist it. It comes off fairly easily. The ID of the head is 19.0mm so it should accomodate any mcpcb smaller than that. I’m going to put a 4xE21A VR16SP4 in it later.

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SKV89 wrote:
Thread is glued but just wrap it with a wide rubber band and twist it. It comes off fairly easily. The ID of the head is 19.0mm so it should accomodate any mcpcb smaller than that. I’m going to put a 4xE21A VR16SP4 in it later.

Awesome, thanks!

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Btw, NW version is instock now and it is still on sale for $39.99 with a $2 clippable coupon. Best deal ever. I just bought another one for a gift light. One of the best gift lights I’ve seen.

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I ordered the NW version July 6. If you are sensitive to green tint, don’t get NW.

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I bought this light as well, however I find it difficult to get used to turning the light on in firefly mode, then having to turn it off and then back on just to get to another brightness. For those of you who have the light, are you getting used to that?

I find myself needing to start in firefly and wanting to be able to ramp up because I’m preserving night vision or i need to be discrete.

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FYI: The magnet in the T1’s tailcap is removable. It’s not glued in.

To remove, use needle-nose pliers to compress and remove the spring. The magnet then just falls out. The hard part is getting the spring back in. I used tweezers, but it took around 10 minutes to get it slotted in place.

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Anyone able to point me to a Thrunite rep here? Bought my dad a T1 for his first EDC, which he absolutely loves, but the rubber switch came off in his pocket. How can I get him a new switch?