Thrunite Archer 2A V3 500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

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.

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The Archer 2A V3 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. You don't have to do this each time you turn on the flashlight. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Thrunite Archer 2A V3, then tell us.

Thrunite Archer 2A V3 (A2AV3) specifications

NameArcher 2A V3
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1366 user votes.

Flashlights are unlike ambient or overhead lights. They let you aim the light where you need it.


Weight48 g
Length155 mm
Head diameter22 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The Archer 2A V3 is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the Archer 2A V3 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. The Archer 2A V3 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.


EmitterCree XP-L V6 LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The designers of the Archer 2A V3 incorporated an orange peel reflector to enhance the beam. It does this by diffusing the light from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens.

The Archer 2A V3 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off. This removes the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.


Flux500 lm
Intensity2912 cd
Throw108 m
CD/LM factor5.82

500 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The Archer 2A V3 flashlight has 2912 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.


Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode 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, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.


Battery2 x AA batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The Archer 2A V3 flashlight's power source is 2 x AA batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The Archer 2A V3 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.


Package contentsclip
spare o-ring

The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Thrunite Archer 2A V3 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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