ThruNite Ti Christmas Limited Edition (Unboxing & mini vid review)

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ThruNite Ti Christmas Limited Edition (Unboxing & mini vid review)

Here is a quick unboxing and mini review:

Sorry, I didn't get to include the lumens measurement but will do that with the full review. Spoiler is that I hit ~120 or so on my PVC LMD but closer to ~200! with 2x NiMH AAA's (informal testing since I jerry-rigged two AAA's together and was hand holding the light over my PVC LMD).


Below taken from mfg page:

Features and Specifications:

 - Small but powerful one AAA flashlight, max output up to 162 lumen.

    Four output modes: firefly, low, high and a hidden strobe.

LED: Cree XP-L V4 LED with a lifespan of 20+years of run time.

Battery: 1 AAA battery (Working voltage: 0.9-3V)

Dimension: 70mm(length)*14mm(head diameter)

- Weight: 16 gram without battery.

 

OP Reflector give perfect flood.

Titanium alloy(TC4) body with polished finish.

Waterproof to IPX-8 standard.

Convenient twist switch for one hand operation.

Output and run time:

  Firefly: 0.5 Lm(115h), Low: 12 Lm(6.3h), High: 162Lm(0.5h), Strobe:162Lm(1 hour)

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162 lumens from what cell??? Is there a 3V AAA cell? I just got the Ti3 and the EagleTac D25AAA. This would be a nice edition!

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Thanks for the video review turboBB!   

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Please try a Efest 10440, i know you say that it is not supported but as far as know on the Ti3 it should work and this should be the same if not a very similar driver.

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Sorry I cant see the video. Is it the one here

29.95$ seems a very good price. How much did you get it?

They say working voltage is 0.9V-3V.

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Yes it is not supported, but that doesn’t mean that it is not working with a 10440, i have a Olight i3S that only supports max 3v, and it is working beautiful with a 10440 putting out almost 300 lumens.

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saypat wrote:
162 lumens from what cell??? Is there a 3V AAA cell? I just got the Ti3 and the EagleTac D25AAA. This would be a nice edition!

That is from a normal 1,5v cell, it is because it is a XP-L V4 led that it is making 162 lumens instead of the usual top for the XP-G2 of 120 lumens from a single aaa battery.

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Nice little light, thanks for the review!

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Hmm, i just realized that turboBB said that he only got 120 lumens when he measured it……i most have missed that before, if that number holds up in others reviews of the first single AAA with an XP-L, i have to say i am a little disappointed that the XP-L is not upping the lumens at all from the XP-G2 AAA ones, who many are showing around 120 already.

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And thanks for the unboxing video turboBB Smile in all the excitement it totally forgot Wink

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The regular xpg2 ti3 tests around 175 lumens, so 120 lumens out of this is actually quite weak.

BLF

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Interesting, i didn’t know that, i thought the xp-g2’s AAA lights like my olight i3s only got to max 120 lumens, if that is the case thats even weaker then Sad

EDIT
I just checked selfbuilt’s review of the Ti3 and you where of course right, it is strange that the XP-L is so much weaker in this light because it shouldn’t be, for the same amp it should be much higher.

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  Thanks - looking forward to the full review. 

 

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I got mine in and just love it! The polish on the Titanium is exquisite and it’s the kind of light weight that Ti is known for, like a feather.

I’ll stick mine in the lightbox and see what it says. I put an Energizer Lithium AAA in it and the beam is floody, nice color, cool little light.

Will get back with some numbers…

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Nice so you got one Dale that is good news, please check if you see any way of modding this one by upgrading the driver, is is probably not possible but if anyone can find a way it is probably you Wink
And you know i can’t wait for the numbers Smile

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In this little beautiful Ti twisty the Lithium battery I’m using is out of my razor, so it’s not new. Silly

Energizer Lithium AAA

0.03A for 0.1 lumens
0.09A for 10.6
1.35A for 155

Efest IMR10440

0.04A for 0.31 lumens
0.78A for 251
2.25A for 600

The head of the light is ground isolated from the driver, providing lock-out for the twisty action. It’s so tiny my fingers weren’t cooperating to get amp readings, I need to go get a piece of sheet copper or brass and I’ll get some numbers. Will return…

Edit: Added amperage figures.

Edit: I had spoken with Thrunite about the binning of the emitter and was told it is an XP-L V4 1C

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nice review! nice light!

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[quote=DBCstm]In this little beautiful Ti twisty the Lithium battery I’m using is out of my razor, so it’s not new. Silly

Energizer Lithium AAA

0.03A for 0.1 lumens
0.09A for 10.6
1.35A for 155

Efest IMR10440

0.04A for 0.31 lumens
0.78A for 251
2.25A for 600

Did I read this correctly??? On an Efest IMR 10440, this light puts out 600 lumens???????? Is it safe to use this cell? If not, why would u take a chance on ruining a great lil light? Sheeesh, I’ll settle for the medium mode output! Get hot on high? Dumb question? Thanks for a soon reply as I have an Amazon gift card Smile

I’m not battery sabe. Could u give a few pointers on the IMR? Thanks.

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I won’t be using the IMR cell in this one. It’s a very pretty little light and I don’t want to mess it up…yes it gets hot and in true Titanium form it keeps the heat in the head and stays warm for a while after you use it.

Great little light with the Lithium Energizer, I’ve got my Texas Poker running close to 1000 lumens off the Efest IMR10440 if I need that level of output. May end up gifting this Ti light anyway. Wink

The Efest IMR10440 puts out the most power in this size cell of any out there. It’s only 350mAh capacity, but will deliver over 3A in my FET driven Texas Poker. Great little cell. Too much for this little light and may damage the driver if used very long.

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DBCstm wrote:
I won’t be using the IMR cell in this one. It’s a very pretty little light and I don’t want to mess it up…yes it gets hot and in true Titanium form it keeps the heat in the head and stays warm for a while after you use it.

Great little light with the Lithium Energizer, I’ve got my Texas Poker running close to 1000 lumens off the Efest IMR10440 if I need that level of output. May end up gifting this Ti light anyway. Wink

The Efest IMR10440 puts out the most power in this size cell of any out there. It’s only 350mAh capacity, but will deliver over 3A in my FET driven Texas Poker. Great little cell. Too much for this little light and may damage the driver if used very long.

thanks Dale for your prompt reply, much appreciated. Question please: Would it be safe to run this light on the medium mode with the Efest, or not? Thanks in advance.

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Medium on the IMR is less amperage than high on the Lithium Energizer so it should be fine.

I really don’t get it though. Why is 1.3A on the AAA…never mind, it’s half the voltage. Duh!

But still, medium on the IMR is .78 vs approx .6 with the AA cell so it should be fine, as long as it’ll run without burning your fingers.

The real danger is having someone leave it laying with the IMR in it and on High, it’ll overheat and probably desolder the emitter. While that, in and of itself, isn’t such a bad thing…if the de-soldered positive lead touches a ground surface and shorts the cell….

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does anyone have a li-fe they want to try in it?

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

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what final price did you guys get it? 

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CryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCry ThruNite don't sell in China.   

It's limited edition, are they out of stock or they just don't want to sell in China?

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@fishinfool - Thx buddy and aloha!

@cajampa - Thx and sorry, not ready to try a 10440 yet, don't want to let the magic smoke out before I get a chance to wrap up this review. However, Dale has already tried it with measurements posted.

@WWEFANS - Vid should be viewable and yes, it's the one in your link. My sample was provided by ThruNite for review. It's a shame they don't sell this one in China, are you able to order from Amazon?

@djozz & netrpince - Thx!

@r9dmMT - Such a small pack and it was really gritty though... Wink

@DBCstm - Dale, are you using a PVC set up? If so, mind sharing your feedback in my revived thread (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/8054). I recalibrated and remeasured in 400 range on my light meter and got pretty much the same numbers w/NiMh as you did with lithium cell (10.6 on L and ~150 on max).

@saypat/mm - wouldn't really recommend using any cells other than NiMh or a primary lithium. Even a LifePO4 would charge over 3V, that's not to say that I'm not tempted (just don't have a cell to try with). However, as with lights using similar driver, output will be between the Lithium and LiIon measurements Dale provided.

EDIT: What might be a good compromise is a 1 x AAA extension to turn this into a 2 x AAA light (should one want slim light w/max output).

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Thanks Dale, 600 lumens that is crazy……..and thanks for thinking ahead for me, i don’t own a titanium light so that kind of info was exactly what i needed to setting me straight.

I think i will wait for an updated aluminum Ti3 or an i3s with a XP-L that may stand the heat a little better so i can use it like i want Smile

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I think the XP-L is proving out nicely, enabling small lights like this to make real output with less than 1A current. 250 lumens at just over 750mA is fantastic and you could use that without worry of heat in my opinion.

Those ugly yellow/orange little Solitaires are a thing of the past, Thank God!

I have a chopped AA MiniMag that uses a single 14500 and runs a quad XP-L. (crazy, well, Yeah!) Couple THOUSAND lumens, from a very small light. Yeah Baby! Silly

Small thrower? I have an XP-E2 in a Micro Mag, a very chopped AA MiniMag that runs on a single 14250 and makes 500 lumens with a tight hot spot, crazy small, difficult to turn on one handed as there’s not much body under the AA Mag head. And it’s Purple! Gorgeous!

But how in the world can Thrunite give us this Ti beauty, superbly polished, for $30? How could I have possibly passed that up? Well done Thrunite, well done!

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But how in the world can Thrunite give us this Ti beauty, superbly polished, for $30? How could I have possibly passed that up? Well done Thrunite, well done![/quote]

ok, ok, you’re talking me into it. I’ll get this for my 2nd Titanium light, and I’ll order some Efest from Richard.. Does the flat top Efest cell work in this light??? It won’t work in the EagleTac.

thanks. Hoo-yah!

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Flat-top's likely won't work since there isn't a nodule on the positive side. Would need a cell with a tip on it. Wouldn't recommend a magnet since there are solder points very close to the positive junction.

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turboBB wrote:

Flat-top’s likely won’t work since there isn’t a nodule on the positive side. Would need a cell with a tip on it. Wouldn’t recommend a magnet since there are solder points very close to the positive junction.

could one solder a blob on the flat top? Is that safe? Thanks. Or, if not, recommend me a cell, please? Thanks.

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Yes a solder blob will work, as long as it's done properly so there's no risk of it breaking off and causing a short.

 

As for cells, I tend to be risk adverse so would suggest sticking with AAA Eneloops  but as Dale mentioned, as long as you are prudent with the usage, you should be able to use LiIon cells. 

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The Efest IMR 10440 is the top of the class and readily available. It only comes one way, and it works in this light. No solder bumps, magnets or funny faces.

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