- The TN12 (2016) XP-L is a portable & practical EDC LED flashlight, which adopts latest CREE XP-L V6 LED to make output up to 1100 lumen.
- Adopts CREE XP-L V6 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
- Uses one 18650 rechargeable battery or two CR123A batteries (not included).
- Max output: 1100 lumens with XP-L V6.
- Working voltage: 2.7V - 9V.
- Versatile mode(Tested with a ThruNite 3400mAh 18650 battery):
-Turbo (1100 lumens /95 minutes)
-Strobe (1100 lumens /3.8 hours)
-High (435 lumens /4.2 hours)
-Medium (175 lumens /11.8 hours)
-Low (18 lumens /5.5 days)
-Firefly (0.4 lumens /74 days).
- Peak beam intensity: 12800 cd.
- Max beam distance: 226 meters.
- Reverse polarity protection design to protect from improper battery installation.
- Aircraft-grade aluminum body.
- Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.
- Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating.
- Smooth reflector gives perfect beam and throw.
- Dimension: 143mm (Length)*25.4mm (Diameter).
- Weight: only 86g (without batteries)
- Accessories: Holster x 1, Spare O-rings x 2, Lanyard x 1, Tail Cap x 1, Pocket Clip x 1.
- Turn ON/OFF
Press the tail switch gently for momentary on or until it clicks to turn on the light. Press again to turn the light off.
- Change Modes
With the light turns on, press the side switch to circle through five different mode outputs from Firefly, Low, Medium, High and Turbo.
- One Key to Strobe
With the light on, press and hold the side switch for about 1 second to enter into Strobe mode (13Hz), and a single press the side switch
will return to the last mode before Strobe.
- Unique Firefly Mode
What’s the use of this 0.4 lumen setting, which is similar to moonlight?
Reading a map while surviving, guiding the way without blinding yourself while awake from sleep,
or just reading in its natural beam to protect the eyes at night.
Firefly mode is what ThruNite keeps doing to be considerate for every user, tactical or normal.
- Use Of Battery
Battery: Uses 1*18650 /2*CR123 batteries.
Battery Replacement: To ensure performance of the flashlight and for your own safety, please use good quality with an integrated protected circuit
and make sure to insert the battery correctly with the positive(＋) polarity pointing to the light head.
Please take out battery if you will not use your light for an extended period of time to avoid battery leakage,which may damage the flashlight components and parts.
- Use of O-rings (if available)
The right amount of lubricant will be used on the O-rings before shipping to ensure the light can be assembled smoothly and protect from oxidizing the O-rings.
If necessary, please replace the spare O-rings attached in the package.
- Max Output
Please mind the heat. When the light runs a long time, there is heat coming from battery discharge, drive circuit and LED, the flashlight head will be very hot.
DO NOT run the light at max mode for a long time. To protect the battery, driver circuit and LED,
we do not recommend you run the light at max mode more than ten minutes.
Best in it's class...
Posted by William on 13th Jul 2017
This light is the best in it's class - from the criteria of size, power, ease of use and most importantly, temperature control. Yes, temperature control (5 stars for this alone). At the highest settings the beam (I have a neutral white) has good color rendition and throw - I find myself taking this one on dog walks more than my others. Other lights heat up to uncomfortable levels on the highest modes, but this light takes much longer to get hot and never gets too hot that it is uncomfortable. The second from highest mode is more than enough to see far out down the road and the color tint is beautiful. The neutral white renders landscape colors very naturally and pleasing. Battery life is very good and this light seems to produce more lumens per run-time than my others, (Manker, ArmyTek, Streamlite, Raybek, Helotex, Prometheus Alpha).
Not the smallest EDC, but the deep pocket carry is fine. Batteries last the longest in this light and it runs cool-ish. My favorite go-to.
Good flashlight but power button fails
Posted by Unknown on 10th Jul 2017
I do own the 2016 version and I have a friend with the previous one. The power button on my TN12 fails most of the time: I click it and the flashlight briefly turns on while I am clicking it but then it turns off. When I click it again, it works. That is, I have to click it twice most of the time to turn the flashlight on. This does not happen on the previous version. It has been this way on my version since I bought it, but I decided to not contact customer support to avoid the hassle of returning it. Other than this, I like the flashlight.
Light didn't work properly when I received it.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 24th Jun 2017
I had to contact ThruNite for help to get light to work. They did correct the problem very quickly.
Only flashlight I haven't killed
Posted by Kristopher Baker on 14th Mar 2017
The best flashlight I've ever owned. I abuse my lights and this one is no different. I've dropped it I've smashed it and I've even put it through the washing machine. Still works like a champ! I would not own another flashlights after this.
The EveryDay Carry you should buy
Posted by J on 30th Jan 2017
Trunite's TN12 is truly a well designed and thought out EDC Torch. Quite miniscule in size; it conceals a versatile choice of lighting setting that make it useful for both indoor and outdoor use. The Crystal Clear Glass Lens, Reflector, High Output Lumen Count and Non Tactical Strike Head make it an excellent choice for anyone searching for an ideal Legal Every Day Carry light. The TN12 (2016) Torch offers a great choice of output levels, great for indoor, (mapreading, studying blueprints, searching a warehouse, working in your garage, etc), and , for outdoor use the lens gives a proper spot (whether near or far) with a sufficient amount of light to allow you to clearly identify surrounding objects as easy as the items in the center of the spot beam. The blinding Strobe and Turbo mode activation options are extremely easy to access ! The unit is well crafted (down to the greased tail cap threads, feels solid and is not heavy in your palm). The only negative is the material used for the tail switch cover. It is thin enough for you to actually feel the edges of the inner switch through the thin rubber. A heavier gauge rubber composite would be a better choice here, for the price paid. I purchased the TN12 (2016) with the TN10 (Headlamp) but when I factored the cost of ThruNite 18650 Battery 3400mAh*2 at $26.95 with the total cost of both Torches, I found it far too costly to warrant the additional purchase. Still, I would like to obtain a set of ThruNite 18650 Batteries to see if the units perform better on the recommended 18650's Thrunite sells.
Works great on the farm
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jan 2017
We haven't really used this new version much yet, but I have had the previous version for sometime. Use it everyday, it's the flashlight I was looking for and would highly recommend it.
Price performance master
Posted by mcwilly on 11th Jan 2017
Coming from a 2x AA flashlight this thing is intense.
TN12 2016 NW
Posted by Unknown on 28th Dec 2016
a classic developed further
Posted by Siggi Engelbrecht on 21st Dec 2016
The TN12 probably is the gold standard in 1x18650 torches. As compared to the 2014 model, the new version features a new side switch, the possibility to choose between cold and neutral white and a more evenly spaced lumen range. The increase in output is numerically, but hardly visible in daily use. I liked the old style side switch with its rubber cover a little better than the new one. With respect to the color temperature, in this case I preferred the cold white version, which surprised me, since usually I'd go for neutral white. Taken together, a very good product with very good features before and after! A must for both flashlight fans and more "standard" users.
Posted by Robin Campbell on 19th Dec 2016
Five well-chosen intensity settings plus a blinding strobe. The super-bright Turbo mode requires a relatively fresh battery charge to operate, which is understandable given how much power it must draw.
The two switch configuration takes some getting used to but serves quite well. I still like the single switch like that on the Mini TN30 (2016) better, for the most part.
The TN12 (2016) XP-L v6 is well made and very lightweight for its output capability.
My only real complaint about this light is the appearance of the side switch. It works very well but looks more like a bolt and washer than a button and bezel. It's just too plain and shiny to be sticking out of the side of a stylish black tube.
Great light, but ...
Posted by Unknown on 14th Dec 2016
The flashlight is a great performer and the price makes it an excellent value. However, I would like to see one change/improvement. It would be nice to be able to charge the light via the USB port without having to turn the light on. I understand that this would be difficult because of the mechanical on/off switch vs. an electronic switch. I think it could be done with a little clever engineering though.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Dec 2016
I went through a lot of flashlights before I fount ThruNite, now I have 4 and use them all the time
Posted by Unknown on 7th Dec 2016
Perfect EDC light, the different modes are great for anything you may need. Great hotspot and a great flood as well!
Posted by Gunnar Fries on 10th Nov 2016
Works fine, as it should.
It needs full power in the batteries to exhibit the turbo mode.
Side switch is easily used, more so than on competitors, but also more easily switched by mistake than the others.
Beam is not the most concentrated, but all right.
A must have tool !!!
Posted by Tasos on 26th Oct 2016
Everything you want and hope for. Light, compact, powerful, with more than average modes that helps battery economy. Just to mention something "negative" too, the turbo mode doesn't have big difference from high mode... (in some cases that turns good though...)!