- 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.
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...)!
Spans the Gap
Posted by Tom on 25th Oct 2016
From twilight mode that lasts 70 plus hours to the turbo that lights up the darkest night, you can't ask for more for the price.
Could not find anywhere in the accompanying info sheet concerning battery type. Had to go on line to confirm. thought that was a little odd.
Great EDC Flashlight
Posted by bestsoh77 on 28th Sep 2016
First off, I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised that I received this flashlight (TN12 1100 lumens) in the mail within one or two days of ordering it! Fantastic! I have been using it as my EDC light for about 2 1/2 weeks now and I love it. Some of you may think that it's just too big to use as and EDC light, but honestly, it's not too big or heavy at all. I slip it into my right front pocket, using the (included) pocket clip, and I'm good to go. It's handy to have right there, ready to go. And, for roughly $50, you can't beat it. 1100 lumens? In a comfortable EDC flashlight? Are you kidding me? Like I said, I love this flashlight. It's sturdy, rugged, feels good in the hand, and blows most of my other cheaper flashlights out of the water. You won't regret purchasing this light. It came with a belt sheath, a lanyard, extra "O" rings, an extra tail cap, and an instruction booklet. Nice. So far, my experience with this flashlight has been excellent. Great job ThruNite! You have another satisfied customer. Keep up the good work.
Posted by t3chiman on 4th Sep 2016
I was looking for a light with a bit more capability than my AA lights. The TN12 fits the bill perfectly. The moonlight mode is fine for walking around a dark house; the super bright level is fine for any mission short of quarter-mile search and rescue. I got the natural white LED version; its beam is noticeably warmer than that of most LEDs (which I find too bluish for my tastes). The mode switch is touchier than I would like; it's easy to start a cycle towards super-bright, or engage the strobe mode.
Posted by Alan on 29th Aug 2016
the TN12 2016 XPL-V6 is a great flashlight. with 1100lumen max output is more than enough for general use. I love this light but like to see a stainless/aluminum tail clicky button because rubber wears out overtime,and smoother button feel...the tail clicky assembly feels a bit like a plastic clicky pen..thrunite please if you're listening,use a higher quality metal clicky switch assembly in future updates I would gladly pay the extra for quality mechanical parts.:) for the price though the TN12 2016 XPL-v6 might be the best light just under 50$.
Battery should be included
Posted by Justin on 9th Aug 2016
I love the light. It's great in every mode. I been looking for a good light for my pocket for a while and I finally found it. It was nice I just so happened to have a lithium battery but it would be great to include one with having to pay extra. All in All great
Posted by Juan Hernandez on 4th Aug 2016
I just got an email invitation to write my review of the tn12. Here it is. Was given one. Have purchased 3. And about to order 2 more. Any questions?