Thrunite Archer 1A V3 200lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Thrunite Archer 1A V3 (A1AV3) released in 2016. It uses Cree XP-L V6 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 200 lm output, 1088 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 66 m.
The Archer 1A V3 lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Since the Archer 1A V3 flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels or additional features unless specifically required. The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers
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Thrunite Archer 1A V3 (A1AV3) specifications
|Name||Archer 1A V3|
Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.
|Head diameter||20 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 42 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for Archer 1A V3 flashlight. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L V6 LED|
|Color temperature||5000 K, 6500 K|
|Lens||toughtened AR coated glass|
|Switch||electronic side, mechanical rear|
Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer and has a track record of delivering high-quality and innovative lighting solutions. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The Archer 1A V3 uses orange peel (OP) textured reflector. The orange peel (OP) reflector is a specific type of reflector commonly used in flashlights. It is named after its distinctive textured surface, which resembles the skin of an orange.
The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The Archer 1A V3 uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. This is particularly helpful in situations where you need to hold or manipulate objects with one hand while using the flashlight with the other hand.
The Archer 1A V3 has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation. The Archer 1A V3 has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The rear switch of Archer 1A V3 is designed to be rugged and durable, capable of withstanding harsh conditions and repeated use.
If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 200 lm can be adequate. 1088 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The Archer 1A V3 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The strobe function on the Archer 1A V3 flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.
|Battery||1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery|
The power source of the Archer 1A V3 flashlight is 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. The Archer 1A V3 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. The Archer 1A V3 flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The protective circuit of battery helps safeguard the battery from various potential risks and ensures safe and reliable operation.
Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions, such as prolonged high-output use or exposure to high ambient temperatures. The Archer 1A V3 flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
When the flashlight is clipped to a suitable location, it can be angled or positioned to provide hands-free illumination. The lanyard of Archer 1A V3 helps protect the flashlight from accidental damage by preventing it from falling or hitting the ground. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Thrunite Archer 1A V3 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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