[Review] - ThruNite T1 - XHP50 Neutral White, 1500lm, 18350, micro-USB - by Lock

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[Review] - ThruNite T1 - XHP50 Neutral White, 1500lm, 18350, micro-USB - by Lock

Hi guys ... In this review we will see the ThruNite T1 : pocket EDC with a 1500 lumen Turbo, equipped with Cree XHP50 LED and powered by 18350 lithium batteries. Here link of products. Coupon code to use in the official website: "20%" for 20% off. The Thrunite T1 is also on Amazon Here

Packaging and content
The ThruNite T1 comes in a rigid cardboard box with the company logo and the design of the product printed on it. Inside the package we find, neatly arranged:
• The Torch "ThruNite T1"
• 2x spare O-rings
• USB charging cable
• 18350 protected 1100mAh top button battery
• Laynard
• Belt clip
• Replacement cap for the micro-USB port
• User Manual

Main features
• Use a CREE XHP50 HD NW or CW LED
• Maximum output 1500lm
• Maximum luminous intensity 2600cd with 102m shooting
• Working Voltage 2.7V - 4.2V
• Dimensions: 69.5 (length) x 26.5mm (head diameter) x 22mm (body diameter)
• Weight: 71.5g (with battery)
• High quality aluminum alloy material
• Lens with anti-reflective treatment
• IPX8 waterproof up to a depth of 2m
• Max runtime up to 14 days
• Ramping Mode
• Power supply: 1 x 18350 (included)
• Magnetic tailcap
• Lockout function

The body and the materials
The ThruNite T1 is a small EDC, light and compact, with a powerful turbo and a lot of beam. The version in my possession has a Cree XHP50 HD LED in Neutral White version (tending to warm) which guarantees excellent color rendering especially in nature.

The T1 to the touch offers a beautiful sensation of solidity and strength. The quality of the materials is evident, the thicknesses are abundant and the finishes are cared for down to the smallest detail.

The torch body has a beautiful non-slip knurling with vertical and horizontal milling. The grip is excellent in all conditions.

Anodizing is perfect as is the lettering (well centered and without smudges).

The tailcap is smooth, without any particular processing. Being flat, the torch can be positioned like a candle (tailstanding). Inside there is a neodymium magnet that allows the T1 to be attached to any ferromagnetic surface, even in a vertical position.

The tailcap there has a hole for inserting the laynard.

The threads are anodized, but the current is carried out through the smooth, non-anodized part seen in the picture.

Physical lockout in addition to the electronic one is allowed. At the negative pole we have a thick golden spring, while at the positive pole a small protruding button. The circuitry is visible.

The torch can be powered with 18350 cells of any type. Bundled comes an 1100mah top button cell branded Thrunite. Flat top batteries with or without PCB can also be used.

The electronic switch is rubber, slightly protruding and with a status LED inside it.

On the opposite side of the switch is the micro USB port for charging that is well protected by a rubber cap. A spare cap also comes bundled

In your hand the T1 is very comfortable, it holds well. The easily detectable and operable button.

The belt clip is made of steel, it is installed from the side of the tailcap but allows the torch to be attached either with the head facing upwards or downwards.

The optical part is composed of a small and shallow parabola with orange peel finish and a lens with anti-reflective treatment. The LED is the XHP50 HD.

User interface
The T1 interface is simple and intuitive. There is the possibility to select the output levels by Ramping within a preset brightness range (Infinity High - Infinity Low)

On / Off
With a click on the switch the torch turns on, with another click the torch turns off.

Lock / Unlock
To lock the torch, simply access the "firefly mode" by pressing the switch for 1 second and then hold the switch for another 3 seconds. To exit the electronic lock just hold the switch for 3 seconds.

Variation Output Levels
When the light is on, a long press on the switch will allow you to vary the brightness from the "Infinity Low" level to the "Infinity High" level. Pressing the switch again will switch to reverse Ramping and therefore the output will decrease steadily until the switch is released. A double flash of the LED indicates when the lowest or highest level is reached.

Direct access to the firefly level
Pressing the switch for a second, from torch off, will access the firefly level.

Direct access to the Turbo / Strobo
Double click for direct access to the Turbo. Triple click for the Strobe.

Memory mode
The T1 will switch to the previously used level every time it is turned on. This function does not apply to Firefly, Turbo and Strobo levels.

Recharge function
The maximum charging speed is 500mA. During charging, the status LED under the switch will be lit in Red (Blue at the end of the charge). When the status LED flashes purple it means that there is a problem with recharging.
Only firefly and low levels can be used during the recharge phase.

Output Levels
Thanks to the Ramping function between the "Infiniy High" and "Infinity Low" levels, it is possible to select as many outputs as desired. The output levels of the ThruNite T1 are divided as follows:

Turbo: 1500+408 lm declared(measured 1560 + 659lm) – 3mins + 80mins
Infinity High: 685lm declared(measured 680lm) – 80mins
Infinity Low: 15lm declared(measured 15lm) – 36h
Firefly: 1lm declared(measured 1lm) – 14days
Strobe: 700lm declared(measured 680lm) – 120mins

Below is the discharge curve for the Turbo and High levels:

Beam, Tint and Beamshots
The LED of the ThruNite T1 is the big and powerful Cree XHP50 HD NW version. Alternatively, the Cool version is also available for purchase.

The aluminum reflector is shallow and with an orange peel treatment. The beam is particularly flood, geometrically clean without strange artifacts. The tint is uniform with a slight color change on warmer colors at the end of the spill. Color rendering is excellent.
To follow some shots in the night.

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Final considerations
The ThruNite T1 is a small and complete EDC. Size and weight are reduced, the torch is easily transportable inside a pocket or pouch.

The package is rich and also includes a 18350 1100mAh battery.

Personally I find the 18350 format very apt, which manages to guarantee good power and a reasonable runtime.

The electronic switch is of quality. Very precise and responsive. Easy to operate it allows to interact with the user interface in a very easy way.

Nothing to say about the UI: there is Ramping Mode, direct access to the Turbo, Strobo and firefly. The power to the Turbo is satisfactory, well 1500lumen usable for a short time and then move on with the stepdown to about 700 lumens.

The materials are of quality, the finishes with attention to detail, the abundant thicknesses. Anodizing and knurling are perfect, as is the lettering which is precise and well centered.

Inside the tailcap there is a magnet that allows the torch to be attached to ferromagnetic surfaces even in a horizontal position. There is also the possibility, given the flat tail, to use the torch in a permanent fashion.

The color in my copy is neutral tending to Warm, fairly uniform. The beam is flood but not too much, ideal for everyday use.
Great product, definitely to recommend !!!

Thanks for reading

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Good review. It is a pity there is no additional pipe 18650
If possible, please measure a temperature body starting in Hi-685lm mode .

Sorry for my poor english.

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How fast is the strobe?

Judging by runtime, I’m assuming it’s pretty fast?

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Great review. Thanks!

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So this is 6V emitter and driver is boost?

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

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Can anyone recommend a sheath/ belt holster for this, the one I have is a bit small and the flap barley meets the velco fastener.
thanks in advance