New EDC torch Thrunite TN12

The Thrunite TN12 runs on a single 18650 battery and boasts a max lumens of 1050.
The Thrunite TN12 runs on a single 18650 battery and boasts a max lumens of 1050.

After a few weeks of travelling, I needed a new ‘gadget’ fix. I lost my Fenix LD22  a few months ago,  hence a new EDC torch is needed as a replacement. I visited my good friend Dannie Chua of Radiant Den and after much deliberation, I decided to try out the Thrunite TN12, operated by a single 18650 battery.

I am starting to use my new EDC torch Thrunite TN12 on a daily basis.  I love the fact that it is running on a 18650 battery.  I love the 18650 batteries as I have quite a number of gadgets that run on them. I probably bought most of my 18650 batteries from Dannie and they have all been working really well.  Currently, Dannie has the following 18650 batteries on sale at his store.

The Eagletac 3400mAh and the Keeppower 3100mAh 18650 batteries. Both are protected batteries
The Eagletac 3400mAh and the Keeppower 3100mAh 18650 batteries. Both are protected batteries

 

The unprotected 18650s (more uuumph?) batteries. The panasonic 3400mAh and the LG HG2 high drain 3000mAh batteries
The unprotected 18650s (more uuumph?) batteries. The Panasonic 3400mAh and the LG HG2 high drain 3000mAh batteries

One is always spoilt by choice at Dannie’s store. After much debating, I decided to go with the unprotected Panasonic batteries with a new Xtar brand battery charger as well. One can never have too many batteries and chargers.

My new EDC torch, the Thrunite TN12 with new unprotected 18650 Panasonic batteries and XTar charger....wooohoooo!
My new EDC torch, the Thrunite TN12 with new unprotected 18650 Panasonic batteries and XTar charger….wooohoooo!

 

Now that I am seated down at home looking at the pictures I took at Dannie’s store, I realize now how much resemblance the Thrunite TN12 is to my old Fenix LD22. Perhaps the many ‘familiar’ features on the TN12  to the LD22 made me decide on it.

Easy and smooth operations on the Thrunite TN12 tailcap clicky
Easy and smooth operations on the Thrunite TN12 tailcap clicky (on/off button)

 

The 'mode' switch is more pronounced, easier to locate in the dark IMHO
The ‘mode’ switch is more pronounced, easier to locate in the dark IMHO

 

Cool white (Left) and neutral white. Both running on CREE XM-L2 U2
Cool white (Left) and neutral white. Both running on CREE XM-L2 U2

 

The TN12 has modes ranging from firefly (74 days) right up to strobe (3.8hrs) with a maximum beam distance of 218 meters. That’s a lot of meters for a small light that fits snugly into my palm. For more specifications and details, see Radiant Den website.

So far, I am liking my new EDC torch Thrunite TN12 very much. It probably reminds me a lot of my old Fenix but so far, its been performing well (if not better). The run time has been awesome and I am now tempted to bring it out on a camping trip for an extended field test. When time permits perhaps.