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Thorfire TG06 AA or 14500

Great little EDC light very bright for a single AA battery flashlight, even brighter with a 14500. 3 Modes. In order are 1st Low 2nd High 3rd Medium. The only change I would have made is to have momentary on but that’s a personal preference. I’ve had the light for 2-3 weeks already carrying it daily and using it as much as I can no problems with it yet. Barely notice its in my pocket its pretty small I own some AAA flashlights that are almost the same size. The glow ring at the bezel is a great addition as well. Great price also only $15.99 on Amazon Thorfire TG06 . Anyone else have this light ? any thoughts on it ?

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How sturdy is the clip? I almost ordered it yesterday.

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Its surprisingly sturdy. It hasn’t snagged on anything yet the part that curves up at the end of the clip doesn’t stick out much and the knurling is isn’t going to destroy your pocket

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Hmm looks nice. I like the tail clicky, anti-roll head, belt clip. The UI is ok, but i think i would prefer LMH. It’s a little more than I want to pay for a AA light, I think I’ll wait to see if the price comes down.

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but does it tailstand?

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wonderr how this compares to the tg05

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I spoke to them about the UI. At first I didn’t like the UI but after using it I started to like it for around the house use and EDC carry its more of a moonlight mode. Forgot to mention has a OP reflector.

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Yes it tail stands. I actually have it tail standing right now

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Also the clicky glows. I didn’t think the price was so bad compared to the prices I’m used to paying for some AA flashlights.

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Compared to the TG05 it can take a 14500 – 1.2..4.2 V

Also newly available at Banggood, better price with discount code BLF?!
http://www.banggood.com/ThorFire-TG06-CREE-XP-G2-R5-185LM-EDC-LED-Flashlight-AA14500-p-974335.html?p=2S2600080932201209GD

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Antenne wrote:
Compared to the TG05 it can take a 14500 – 1.2..4.2 V

Also newly available at Banggood, better price with discount code BLF?!
http://www.banggood.com/ThorFire-TG06-CREE-XP-G2-R5-185LM-EDC-LED-Flashlight-AA14500-p-974335.html?p=2S2600080932201209GD


that is my thought too, i will have to compare them when the tg06 comes in this weekend.

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I haven’t tried the TG05 it looks good I’m just not a fan of all those modes. I prefer a more simple UI. 5 modes is just annoying thats just my personal preference though. The TG06 also takes the 14500

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A good multi mode AA clicky with no strobe? Just what I like. Add an angled head and I’d buy a handful.

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Hmm looks nice. I like the tail clicky, anti-roll head, belt clip. The UI is ok, but i think i would prefer LMH. It’s a little more than I want to pay for a AA light, I think I’ll wait to see if the price comes down.

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Also newly available at Banggood, better price with discount code BLF?!

That’s right.
It is a nice fashion light, it reminds me another (old) AA flashlight, maybe a Fenix. Pretty cool with a XP-G2.

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Just got my tg06 and this is a really nice light. Modes are nice, goes from low to high and then to med.

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Glad you like it. Its a really good light in my opinion. pretty bright with the 14500. Haven’t stopped carrying it since I got it.

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ASLopez wrote:
Glad you like it. Its a really good light in my opinion. pretty bright with the 14500. Haven’t stopped carrying it since I got it.

It is skinner than the tg05, I like that a lot.

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It is pretty thin compared to most AA lights I own or have seen. Only things I would have changed is adding a momentary on and a smooth reflector has pretty good throw as it is though.

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Well thanks to your mini review here, I picked one of these up. Seems to be a good solid AA light. Thank you for your review and I am running a 14500 in mine which makes a world of difference. It may replace my MicroStream with the 10440 battery as my primary work light due to the longer run time of the Thorfire TG06. I actually like the UI, but there is a tiny bit of PWM strobe on mine on the Moonlight setting, not a big enough deal to worry about for this price. This would be a bargain at $10, but it is a solid light for $16.

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This would be a bargain at $10, but it is a solid light for $16.

$11.99 is the best price i have atm…
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$11.99 works for me!

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M4D M4X,

Thanks for the code and heads up, I did not see that. I do not feel bad about it at $16, but I will be picking up more at $12. Solid little lights like these are why I joined BLF. This is a great forum…. Thanks again.
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Got my TG06 today from Banggood. Compared it with the TG05 that I already own (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36061) and found these differences (to my taste):
Pros:
- cheaper
- will take 14500
- nice clip, can be reversed
- anti roll design
- a little bit smaller but not much (shorter+diameter)
- anodized threads
- no blinkies
- GITD ring behind the lens
Cons:
- even colder, bluish tint (compared to the cold white of the TG05)
- has to be driven by a 14500 to reach the same brightness as the TG05 with AA/Eneloop
- always starts with moonlight ( a little bit annoying compared to the mode memory of the TG05)
- no holster and wrist strap (both came with the TG05)
- lubing was a little bit overdone (some grease on the outside, not that much of a deal)

Other features are almost identical (XP-G2 R5, knurling, both tailstand, high quality+finish, OP reflector and beam).
Both are “out of the box” very nice and usable lights with no need to modify, which can be a good thing.

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I got mine as well. Very nice looking light.. especially considering its price.

But!

The PWM is the worst I have ever had in my whole flashlight collection..  and the led is purplish blue. If you can live with that.. buy it.. if not, mod it....or don't buy it..

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Why do good quality budget brands make L-H-M (Thorfire) or M-L-H (Xeno) UIs is out of my comprehension.

WHY can’t they just make a L-M-H like the premium brands? It would not cost more.

Other than that, I like a lot the fact it always start at the lowest setting, I understand some may prefer mode memory but all in all that preserves unwanted high output in the wrong situations and MED / HIGH are just a double / triple click shortcut away from OFF.

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ChibiM wrote:

I got mine as well. Very nice looking light.. especially considering its price.

But!

The PWM is the worst I have ever had in my whole flashlight collection..  and the led is purplish blue. If you can live with that.. buy it.. if not, mod it….or don’t buy it..


that is wierd, mine has just a small amount of PMW and the LED is white/blue.

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On low the PWM is very noticeable. I used it for a few minutes just slowly swinging it and I already noticed it.. moving it much faster resulted in seeing "the dots of light" about 5 cm in between. Which means slow.

AAbout the led, I think they probably just use any led they have, with all its variations.

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I really like this light, the clip when reversed fits on my hard hat at work and holds fast enough for what I am doing. The light size is great. I am getting the modding bug with this thing. I cannot for the life of me figure out how the head goes together. The tail has the bezel ring with the divots to unscrew it, but the head looks like two solder blobs hold the driver in. If anyone has any ideas about how to remove the driver/pill/emitter assembly, please let us know….

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I know 1st hand they have a great customer service regarding their products 1 of the 3 lights I purchased had the same flickering problem on low mode and they took care of it faster than it took Streamlight to reply to me about an issue with several of their Microstream lights I had purchased to give as Christmas presents. Would definitely recommend contacting them about any problems with the lights

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I got the head apart on my TG06, I will try to post pictures tomorrow. The pill is brass and is solid where the star sits. The trick is to use the pliers to unscrew the pill via the two solder plugs on the back of the driver…. You will have to unsolder the driver, but it looks very easy to mod after this…

Now what to put in this thing… I would like to stay on just AA Alkaline batteries as I can get them at work for what I do, having the 14500 option is nice, but not necessary…

I am looking at a boost driver obviously, now what kind of NW emitter and a copper base for it…

Any help in a single AA mod is more than welcome…

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This is my 1st time hearing about flashlight Mods ? How can you Mod a flashlight ?

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