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Thrunite TC20 2280lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XHP70.2 LED
2280 lm output
25580 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Thrunite TC20 flashlight released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2280 lm output, 25580 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 320 m.

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Thrunite TC20 / TC20

The TC20 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The TC20 flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. The flashlight uses rechargeable batteries. You can recharge them with a USB cable connected to a power source.

Thrunite TC20 specifications

BrandThrunite
NameTC20
TypeTC20
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1421 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Thrunite flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

Thrunite TC20 / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight148 g
Length119 mm
Body diameter33.5 mm
Head diameter42 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The TC20 is generally comfortable to hold for a long time. It is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for TC20 flashlight. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorOP
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 OP reflector is a specific type of reflector, it is commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2280 lm
Intensity25580 cd
Throw320 m
CD/LM factor11.22

The 2280 lm output of TC20 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The TC20 flashlight has 25580 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 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 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The TC20 flashlight's power source is 1 x 26650 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. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents26650 battery
lanyard
microUSB cable
nylon holster
spare USB plug
spare o-ring
spare rubber cover

The included battery is picked to match the power needs of the TC20 flashlight. This ensures reliable and efficient operation. The package includes a holster. It is designed to protectively store your flashlight. The lanyard of the TC20 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 TC20 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
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • battery included
  • protective holster

Cons

  • cool light
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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