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ThruNite Ti Ti

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Hanzo, Dec 25, 2015.


  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    After hearing so many rave reviews for the ThruNite lights, I thought I would try one out for myself. It is waterproof, small and bright. I like having the moonlite mode for very long run times. It would be nice to have another mode in between the 12 lumen and 162 lumen modes.

    Not fully through its paces yet. But here's the initial indoor beam shots. Wall is about eight feet away.

    Control

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    Moonlite (0.5 lumens for 115 hours)

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    Medium (12 lumens for 6.3 hours)

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    High (162 lumens for 30 minutes)

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    It has a strobe function too, but that is not one that I plan to use.
     
  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Outside beam shots. The Kwan Yin is about 3-4 feet tall and about 20 feet away. Had a little ambient light.

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    Moonlite

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    Medium

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    High

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    Next up will be comparing the ThruNite Ti Ti with the Fenix E99 Ti, my current keychain light. Before doing comparison beam shots, I can already tell you three things I like better about the Ti Ti. One, it has a very long running moonlite mode. Two, it is brighter on high (162 vs 100 lumens). And three, on the high mode, it doesn't drop to the next mode after three minutes.
     
  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Fenix E99 Ti. Same outdoor scenario.

    Low (4 lumens with a 28 hour run time)

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    Medium (27 lumens with a 4 hour 15 minute runtime)

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    High (100 lumens* with a 50 minute run time)

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    *the 100 lumen high mode automatically drops to medium after 3 minutes.
     
  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Inside comparison of the Fenix E99 Ti vs the ThruNite Ti Ti. Range is eight feet and the ceiling fan is a reference point.

    First, Fenix.

    Low

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    Medium

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    High

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    Next ThruNite

    Moonlite (can't see light in picture, but you can with the naked eye)

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    Medium

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    High

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    Fenix vs ThruNite (side by side)

    Low

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    Medium

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    High

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    Observations:

    Fenix is cooler and ThruNite is warmer in tint.
    Fenix had a more focused hot spot and ThruNite has a smooth flood.
    The Fenix head got hotter then the ThruNite.
    For whatever reason, pictures came out clearer with the ThruNite.
    The Fenix is about 1/8 inch shorter, but feels slightly heavier.
    The ThruNite head works on the Fenix body. The Fenix head fits, but does not work on the ThruNite body. (Just Frankensteining)
    For EDC and survival, they are both good. But I think the ThruNite might have an edge. On moonlite, which is useful in very dark, 115 hours on one AAA is awesome. And it has a higher high that does not drop arbitrarily after three minutes. It might at some point, but didn't after about ten minutes. I think for something this small, I would be using it for pretty up close purposes and the smooth flood is more appropriate. Maybe I will test for throw. Not sure. I also like that the ThruNite has a clip so you could attach it to a cap or something.

    Ok, there you go.
     
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