The ThruNite TN12 2016 has multiple upgrades from the original 2014 model, including the new stainless steel side switch, the centralized LED bulb, an improved circuit design, and the thicker head design for added durability. For those looking to buy this flashlight, it can be purchased on its own or as part of a bundle with a few handy accessories.
- Everyday carry flashlight
- 0.4 lumens on firefly
- 1050 lumens on turbo
- 74 days on firefly, 5.5 days on low, 11.8 hours on med, 42 hours on high, 95 minutes on turbo, 3.8 hours on strobe
- 1 x 18650 rechargeable battery or 2 x CR123A batteries (none included)
- 6 modes, including firefly, low, med, high, turbo and strobe, stainless steel side switch for modes, tail switch for On/Off
- 218 meters beam range
- 2.89 ounces without batteries
- 5.6 inches in length, 1 inch in diameter
- Aircraft-grade aluminum body with a premium type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish, toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating, CREE XM-L2 U2 LED
- Black body, cool white or neutral white LED
- Batteries, charger, O-Rings, holster, lanyard
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Impact resistant up to 1.5 meters
- Reverse polarity protection, improved circuit design, smooth reflector, IPX-8 waterproof, pocket clip
- Upgraded version available in 2016 (original in 2014)
The ThruNite TN12 is comparable the Nitecore P12 and the Fenix PD35 TAC flashlights.
The Nitecore P12 includes a SOS and location beacon, has a higher beam range than the ThruNite TN12 at 232 meters, and can be accessorized with a remote pressure switch or a weapon mount. It has almost the exact same dimensions as the TN12, but it is a bit heavier. It also only has a maximum lumen level of 1000 lumens.
The Fenix PD35 TAC has the same mode settings and waterproof rating as the ThruNite TN12. It uses both a tactical and an outdoor mode, is a bit smaller, and has numerous accessories that can be purchased separately, including a remote pressure switch, rail mount, diffuser, traffic wand, and a bike mount.
Its maximum output is less than the TN12, at 1000 lumens, it is a bit heavier, has a lower impact rating, and its beam range is only 200 meters.
Though all three are excellent flashlights, the Nitecore P12 and the Fenix PD35 TAC are more suited to tactical situations. For an EDC flashlight, the ThruNite TN12 is the best option.
The ThruNite TN12 has been rated 4.6 stars. It is compact and easy to use, making it an excellent EDC flashlight, but its durable body and multiple modes mean can also be used as a tactical flashlight. For home use, outdoor sports and adventures, members of the military or law enforcement, this handy flashlight will meet all expectations.
- Multiple modes
- Upgraded from original
- 2 battery options
- Batteries only included if purchased in a bundle