Minggu lepas Wak berkesempatan melawat kedai Radiant Den, pakar lampu camping, lampu suluh LED dan batteri di Ara Damansara, Selangor. Pasangan Dannie & Diane sudah lama berkecimpung dalam perniagaan lampu suluh LED, pengecas (charger) bateri, bateri kapasiti tinggi dan juga aksesori yang berkaitan. Ini lawatan Wak kali pertama ke kedai mereka.
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.
Here is a short review of Thrunite Ti4 LED torch by Mr. H.Y as posted on Malaysia’s flash light enthusiast Facebook group The Bright Side. This re-post (pictures as well) was taken with permission from Mr. H.Y himself. Credit to Mr Dannie Chua of Radiant Den for facilitating this
Someone asked me recently where to buy every day carry- EDC torch lights in Malaysia. Torch light in my opinion is one of the most important EDC, prepper, survival and self defense tool there is. In almost any imaginable survival scenario, day will turn into night and being able to see in the dark puts you in a better advantage to survive. Having said that, not all torches are created equal (as with cars, packs, knives etc). So, if you wanna receive good and reliable advise on what torches to buy, you may want to check out my ‘go to guy’ for torches, Mr Dannie Chua of Radiant Den.
In Malaysia, Surefire brand of lights is often ‘the’ go to brand. It is highly reputable, collectible and definitely sell-able. I have met a few hardcore collectors and users. I understand their passion fully but as much as I like them, I find them totally lacking in some areas. Hence, it is time I sell off my trusty Surefires.
My Felix LD22 torch definitely failed my version of water test. According to websites, the Fenix LD22 is rated to IPX8, 2 meter submersible. Well, mine did the 2 meters dunk and failed. It still works (with some minor issues) and still a good every day carry light but I think the manufacturer got to review their IPX rating.
So, what sort of test did I put it through? Unlike the usual armchair warriors of bathtubs and sinks, I took the LD22 to a jungle river wading. Yup…it was a good solid 3 to 4 hours river wading with the light hanging from my neck to about my waist. We started at about 8pm and finished in freezing cold water at around midnight. The river water level was about 1 ft to 3 ft. Honestly…there was rather limited real water submersion time.