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Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 flashlight review

Cree XP-L V6 LED
1100 lm output
14399 cd intensity
1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery

The Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 flashlight released in 2017. It uses Cree XP-L V6 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 14399 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 240 m.

Keen to discover if the Thrunite's flashlight lives up to the hype? Keep reading!

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Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 / NEUTRON2CV3

The Neutron 2C V3 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The Neutron 2C 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. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 specifications

BrandThrunite
NameNeutron 2C V3
TypeNEUTRON2CV3
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1438 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The Neutron 2C V3 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight86 g
Length125 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter25.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 86 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the Neutron 2C V3 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The Neutron 2C V3 flashlight is available in black.

Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

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

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 SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1100 lm
Intensity14399 cd
Throw240 m
CD/LM factor13.09

With 1100 lm, the Neutron 2C V3 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The Neutron 2C V3 flashlight has 14399 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. 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.

Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 / 4

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Neutron 2C V3 flashlight's power source is 1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. USB rechargeable flashlights are more popular now. They are popular because they are convenient and sustainable. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

This light does not have temperature control feature. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 battery
2 x spare o-rings
clip
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster

By including a battery with the flashlight, you avoid the extra expense. You would have to buy a battery separately. The package includes a holster to safely store your flashlight. The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. The lanyard of the Neutron 2C V3 protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. 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 Neutron 2C V3 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Thrunite flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster
  • clip

Cons

  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 / NEUTRON2CV3

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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