ThruNite TN36 6510 lumen flashlight
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ThruNite TN36 6510 lumen flashlight

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Found 19th Dec 2014
Enthusiast/professional quality flashlight. Not a poorly-made Chinese knock-off. Genuine measure of lumen output. There is no better deal if you want a flashlight that goes over 1500 lumens. To put it in perspective, your phone will likely never have more than 60-80 (using the brightest phone light, the new Galaxy Note 4, as a reference).

-2p per lumen
-18650 batteries likely NOT included *cheap as hell to buy, you actually have these in your laptop)
-It's shaped like a Coke can, so what more could you want?

Note: if you have no need of a flashlight that does this much, then it's not a good deal for you, that doesn't make it a bad deal for someone else.

Note also: Cheap Chinese knock-offs like the following do not have an honest lumen rating. This piece of garbage will never get over 1000 despite claiming 8000 and the ludicrous power consumption and numerous old LEDs it uses:

amazon.co.uk/Tru…men

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A flashlight enthusiast = somebody in need of a life.

^^^^^^ hypocrite?

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qbs

A flashlight enthusiast = somebody in need of a life.


Somebody with no life, who doesn't **** his pants during a power cut.

qbs

A flashlight enthusiast = somebody in need of a life.

Either that or he's carrying a torch for someone.

I'll get my coat...

Can you put your winkie in this one?

It's ruddy bright, but the batteries are an issue unless they are sourced via a reputable dealer who values their name.

Li-ion batts such as those found on deal extreme et al can often be the shonkiest kit around & big old fire hazard, so be warned.
so many have been "re-processed" stuck in a can & the ends soldered, failing in sometimes spectacular flames ..so charge in a safe environ, tin, away from flammable sources of ignition, a box within a box even. (with some fire seal around the lid).

OP what is this led torch's perceived market?

I will not be investing in one of these flashlights today......I'm out

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efc1878

I will not be investing in one of these flashlights today......I'm out


It's over £100 and a flashlight. If you don't need one you already know that you won't pay that sort of price. That doesn't make it a bad deal.

clembo1990

It's over £100 and a flashlight. If you don't need one you already know … It's over £100 and a flashlight. If you don't need one you already know that you won't pay that sort of price. That doesn't make it a bad deal.



Lighten up a bit

May seem expensive to those that know nothing about torches / flashlights but it's a decent enough price.

clembo1990

Somebody with no life, who doesn't **** his pants during a power cut.

You mightn't. But your neighbours would. Headlamps are infinitely more useful in a power cut. Seriously. What are you going to use this for that justifies the cost?

6510 lm is a lot of light, why do you say over 1500 lm in OP? no beam shots on amazon?? surly that's it's main selling point, so why not photo of it?

just ordered one perfect present for the wife

3 times brighter than my daylight bulb. Bloody bright! But trying to imagine when I would need or use a torch that bright.

hot for me.

It's a torch not a flashlight we're in Blighty

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That 'piece of garbage cheap chinese knock-off' actually looks a much better option for forty quid, I may be tempted to get one of those instead

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SanTokiMTB

That 'piece of garbage cheap chinese knock-off' actually looks a much … That 'piece of garbage cheap chinese knock-off' actually looks a much better option for forty quid, I may be tempted to get one of those instead



Eh, you're welcome to but not advised. I have tried buying that brand before and they aren't worth the money.

If you REALLY need a powerful torch, say your job is in security or search and rescue, or if you are just a happy camper, everyone who reviews this stuff recommends you find out how much power you need then buy from a good brand. It's not cheap, but if you really need it you need it to work.

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dusty79

6510 lm is a lot of light, why do you say over 1500 lm in OP? no beam … 6510 lm is a lot of light, why do you say over 1500 lm in OP? no beam shots on amazon?? surly that's it's main selling point, so why not photo of it?


youtube.com/wat…QJw

It came out recently, I think. This guy does a pretty rubbish job at comparing it to another light but tbf it's all I can find until mine comes through the post.

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clembo1990

Eh, you're welcome to but not advised. I have tried buying that brand … Eh, you're welcome to but not advised. I have tried buying that brand before and they aren't worth the money.


The vast majority of reviews on that page disagree with you, so it probably wasn't the best "cheap chinese knock-off" to choose...

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SanTokiMTB

The vast majority of reviews on that page disagree with you, so it … The vast majority of reviews on that page disagree with you, so it probably wasn't the best "cheap chinese knock-off" to choose...



amazon.co.uk/Lum…ght

If you want cheap... Go really cheap. I have one of these and tbh if I dropped it I would think twice before bothering to pick it up. It's still a damn sight better than what 99% of people are used to and it is honestly no way near a bad deal at £2.35

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clembo1990

If you want cheap... Go really cheap. I have one of these and tbh if I … If you want cheap... Go really cheap. I have one of these and tbh if I dropped it I would think twice before bothering to pick it up. It's still a damn sight better than what 99% of people are used to and it is honestly no way near a bad deal at £2.35


That actually doesn't look too bad, I may grab a couple as spares. I've actually took a punt on that £46 one. Seems worth the risk, and I can't justify £140+ on a flashlight (I can't really justify £50 if I actually put any conscious thought into it so I'm trying not to!).

We've come a long way in the last decade... my main bike lights are still a set of 8 or 9 year old Supernova P99s though, complete with a silly £700 price tag. The emergence of Cree LEDs decimated that end of the market
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