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ThruNite TN12 (2016) XP-L v6 Max 1100 Lumen Flashlight


Product Description

  • 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.


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  1. Great light, but ... 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  2. The Best 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  3. Fantastic light 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!

  4. Good flashlight 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  5. A must have tool !!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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...)!

  6. Spans the Gap 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  7. Great EDC Flashlight 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  8. Solid performer 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

  9. great value 4 Star Review

    Posted by 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$.

  10. Battery should be included 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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

  11. What? 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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?

  12. Great for the price!!!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jul 2016

    This is my first thrunite product I have ever purchased my friend recommended it to me and I recommend it them to everyone shipping was fast the light is very durable and can take a real beating and still perform fantastically . Granted the 18650s it runs on are a bit expensive but they offer them for a decent price.

  13. On/Off switch failed in less than one (1) day! 2 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2016

    The LED performance is outstanding. However, the tail end power switch failed during the first day. This is to say the unit would not stay in the ON position, it clicks and you can feel the plunger at a lower level but the contacts within the switch will not hold a closed circuit without continuous pressing force. Have yet to contact ThruNite for resolution.

  14. 1x18650 Value King 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jul 2016

    Ill start by saying first I got the NW 2016 TN12 but for some reason the tint was bright violet have no idea why. TN having the outstanding CS that they do took care of me but this time I went with the CW when I leaned the emitter is an XP-L V6 which you almost never see.

    The 2016 TN12 is 100% just like so many reviews I have seen have seen it-as an up armored 2014 TN12 V2.0. Just now it is even a better value with the tougher construction and better mode spacing, The in hand feel is excellent quality. The new steel side switch is arguably the best side switch in this class of lights.

    Machining and anodizing is perfect. Threads came properly lubed. One of the little things about Thrunite that makes them stand above the rest is that despite most of their catalog being well below $80 the holsters that come with TN lights are much better quality than 90 percent of the competition.

    Fit and finish is perfect. Emitter is perfectly centered. It is probably just my vision but the 2016 model appears to have a slightly steeper reflector than the 2014.

    The new mode spacing is greatly appreciated and much more practical. Finally being able to tell quite clearly when you go from high to turbo is a good thing.

    The 2016 TN12 is still a 1000+ OTF lumen flame thrower that I am sure comes out juuuust a bit higher max output than the competition again. The CW is XP-L white but not harsh to look at white like some high output XP-L lights are.

    I must admit I was surprised to learn the light is not thermally regulated but timed. I have no problem with it guess I had just assumed. I am running the flat top 3500mah 10amp GA 18650 in this light and it works extremely well. I do not have to charge the cell as much as a protected cell. Not sure why but it is pretty nice.

    To sum up, once again TN knocks unbeatable value out of the park with the light.

  15. Did not recive the flashlight 1 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jul 2016

    I ordered this for my boyfriend and did not recive it i contact thrunite and still no flashlight and no return yet verry stressfull

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