The Catapult mini is an awesome new 18350 thrower from Thrunite. The size and throw is what immediately caught my attention out of box. This little guy packs some serious power for it’s size. It uses an osram KW.CSLNM1.TG paired with a tir reflector which makes this tiny light punch out to 600m at 680 lumens. Amazing!
What’s included in box:
• 2 spare orings
• 18350 battery
• Usb-C Charging cable
• Adjustable lanyard
• Extra charging port cover
Battery and charging:
The Catapult Mini comes with a 1100mah Thrunite branded 18350. It’s easily charged inside the light by the Usb-C cord port. There’s a charging indicator light on the button of the light that will turn red while you’re charging and will turn blue once fully charged.
User interface and specs:
The UI on the mini has the same great UI that Thrunite is known for.
•Single press for on and off
•Hold while on to cycle through Low-Med-High (21Lm/96Lm/235Lm)
•Double click to access turbo(680Lm)
•Hold from off to moonlight (0.5Lm)
As far as the actual light itself. It’s TINY for a thrower. It’s about 3in long and 1.5in wide at the head in diameter and a little under and inch diameter at the tail. This is definitely the smallest thrower in my collection by far and the weight is only a tad over 3 oz.
The TIR optics are really unique in this light, a smooth outside ring with a textured divot in the middle, it’s honestly pretty cool to just look at. The osram plus whatever magic goes into the TIR are what make the mini punch out like a champ. The beam profile is very tight, not much spill at all, basically all focused light.
The tint overall is pretty wonderful for a cool white tint. Compared to some of my other lights around 5000k this doesn’t seem to blue or too cool at all, just almost a perfect white tint, no green or blue. One of the very few cool white tints I like at all, and that says a lot!
Bonus size comparison:
Overall this light has been awesome to carry and I’d highly recommend it if you’re looking for a tiny thrower with a lot of punch. One thing I do hope they do is eventually add an option for an 18650 tube extension just for a bit more options/runtime if wanted. Hope I covered enough for you all.