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Thrunite Archer 2A V3 (2016) review

2016
Cree XP-L V6 LED
500 lm output
2912 cd intensity
2 x AA batteries

The Thrunite Archer 2A V3 (A2AV3) released in 2016. It uses Cree XP-L V6 LED, OP reflector and 2 x AA batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 500 lm output, 2912 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 108 m.

This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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Thrunite Archer 2A V3 (A2AV3) specifications

Brand
Thrunite
Name
Archer 2A V3
Type
A2AV3
Rating
Rated 4/5 based on 149 user votes.
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Launch
2016
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
48 g
Length
155 mm
Head diameter
22 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black

System

The emitter of Archer 2A V3 manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The Archer 2A V3 has an orange peel (OP) textured reflector. Orange peel reflectors have smoother beams. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Cree XP-L V6 LED
Color temperature
5000 K, 6500 K
Reflector
OP
Lens
toughtened AR coated glass
Switch
electronic side, mechanical rear

Performance

The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 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.

Flux
500 lm
Intensity
2912 cd
Throw
108 m
CD/LM factor
5.82

Software

The Archer 2A V3 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The Archer 2A V3 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Modes
4 modes
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
no
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
no

Features

The Archer 2A V3 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. A protected battery is recommended as the light itself does not have low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.

Battery
2 x AA batteries
Battery indicator
no
Charger port
no
LVP
no
Thermal regulation
no
Protection
IPx8
AUX LEDs
no
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The clip is useful to keep the light secured in your pocket. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
clip
lanyard
spare o-ring

The performance of the Thrunite Archer 2A 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Thrunite Archer 2A V3, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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