The Best ThruNite Flashlights – Some Really Blinding Bulbs

Have you ever used a flashlight and wished it was just a little bit brighter? Maybe you were trying to find a baseball glove that was left in the yard but your light source could hardly illuminate a tree a few meters away. If your flashlight just had a few hundred more lumens, things would have been way easier.

There are a lot of really bright flashlights out there, but few brands can top ThruNite in terms of lumen count. ThruNite flashlights can range from a couple hundred lumens of brightness to ten thousand lumens, and you’ll almost always get your money’s worth. I’ve put together a list of some of the best ThruNite flashlights on the market, so let’s jump right in.

ThruNite Ti3 LED Flashlight

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This one is pretty much your basic flashlight without any of those fancy specs. It emits a reasonable brightness for a single AAA battery, but it doesn’t shine for very long. It almost small enough to conceal in your fist, though, so that makes up for its sub-average lighting specs.

The flashlight turns on when the head is twisted, which can be repeated to cycle through the various light modes. It comes with a reversible clip so that you can stick it in your pocket or mount it on your baseball cap and still have it face the way you want. It also comes with a keyring in case you want to attach to your backpack or wherever else you stick a keychain. If you want a super basic flashlight and don’t have a budget that’s much bigger than a movie ticket, then this one’s for you.

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120 lumens
firefly, low, high, strobe
2.8 inches
30 minutes
one AAA (not included)

ThruNite TN12 LED Flashlight

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Here’s a thoroughly sturdy flashlight that’s a little big but bright enough for any need. It has a dual-switch capability so that you can turn it on with the rear button and change the mode with the button on the side. It’s also compatible with two different types of batteries (no batteries are included, though).

This flashlight might not fit in your pocket, but it does come with a holster in case you want to put it on your belt. It also has a clip for when you want to clip it to something. This flashlight is tough and bright and perfect for anyone who wants their flashlight to have just a little more.

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1050 lumens
firefly, low, medium, high, turbo
5.6 inches
1.5 hours
one 18650 (not included), two CR123’s (not included)

ThruNite Ti4T LED Penlight

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This is a very shiny penlight, but it’s got more than just bling. This model claims a titanium alloy body (it’s probably mostly aluminum), but it’s also got 300 lumens of brightness with a pretty good runtime. It’s also impact- and water-resistant.

It has a tail-end push button for activation and a compatibility with AAA’s, which makes it a lot more convenient to replace the batteries, especially when there’s an emergency. Just clip the thing in your pocket and you’ll be ready to probably not lose it. This penlight offers a simplicity that would be good for anyone who wants to balance style and practicality—and for those who have little more heft in their wallets (well, it’s not that expensive).

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300 lumens
firefly, low, high, strobe
5.1 inches
50 minutes
two AAA’s (not included)

ThruNite T1 Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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You could probably mistake this for a microphone if it didn’t light up an entire backyard. This thing’s quite the powerhouse, which is a lot more impressive when take its size into consideration. At 1500 lumens, you’ll never want for lack of light again (assuming it’s on your person at all times).

With a two way clip, a keyring, and a magnetic tail-end, there are virtually infinite ways to institute the flashlight’s beam. It also has a stepless dimming option in case you want a specific brightness. And did I mention it’s rechargeable via USB? This flashlight just couldn’t any better, and you can’t argue with the price. If you want to push illumination to its limits, then there’s hardly a better or cheaper way to do it.

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1500 lumens
firefly, turbo, strobe, stepless dimming
2.7 inches
1 hour
one 18350 (included)

ThruNite TC15 Rechargeable LED Flashlight

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At half a pound, it’s no surprise that this thing can really shine. It’s very good at being versatile with its streamlined light modes. You just press the side button to switch it on and off and hold it to cycle through the normal modes. Double clicking the button will activate turbo and strobe. It’s pretty ingenious.

It comes with a removeable clip, a holster, a wrist strap, and USB cable for recharging the flashlight. This included battery has a very high charge capacity at 3,100 mAh (a car battery is about 45,000 mAh), which means it’ll last a pretty long time. This flashlight is a great option for anyone who wants all they can get while still being able to carry the thing around.

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2300 lumens
firefly, low, medium, high, turbo, strobe
4.8 inches
2 hours
one 18650 (included)

ThruNite Ti4 LED Penlight

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This penlight is a generation earlier than the aforementioned Ti4T (the shiny one). It’s got most of the same features (or rather, the same lack of features), but it’s a little toned down. It’s not as bright its younger brother, but it still has enough oomph for any normal daily activity. The shape is also a little different with the middle of the body being narrow while the ends are thicker.

The light is activated by pressing the button on the tail and the modes can be changed by twisting the body or by half-pressing the tail button (you can also double-click the button). And whenever you turn it on, it starts in firefly mode, which is good if you’re doing something at night and don’t want to ruin your night-acclimated vision. If you’re looking for a penlight that’s on the cheaper side of the spectrum, then this one should fit the bill.

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250 lumens
firefly, low, high, strobe
5.2 inches
50 minutes
two AAA’s (not included)

ThruNite TH30 Rechargeable LED Right-Angle Headlight

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What a strange-looking flashlight. It’s basically a right-angle flashlight fastened to a head strap and called a headlight. The flashlight part can be removed from the head strap in the case you’d want to use it normally. It also has a clip for just that much more versatility.

At over three thousand lumens in brightness, this little powerhouse will definitely never leave you in the dark. It’s turned on by pressing the “side” button (it looks more like the top button), which can also be held to cycle through the modes. It includes a couple shortcuts to jump to both the firefly and turbo modes no matter the current brightness level. 

This flashlight is definitely a little weighty in the financial department, but given the size-to-brightness ratio, it’s really hard to complain. So, if you’re looking for more light than is necessary because it’s just awesome, then look no further than the TH30.

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3350 lumens
firefly, low, medium-low, medium, high, turbo, SOS
4.2 inches
1 hour
one 18650 (included)

ThruNite TN36 LED “Floody” Flashlight

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This flashlight is bright enough to light up an entire football field and heavy enough to be used as a sturdy paperweight. Basically, this thing is a joke. But it’s also the coolest thing ever.

The four batteries that power this thing total 12,400 mAh (a quarter of a car battery), but it only lasts an hour on the highest setting. It doesn’t have any preset brightness levels other than really dim and really bright, so you’ll have to use the stepless dimming function to increase and decrease the amount of light (which is done by holding down the button).

Everyday carry is pretty much out of the question unless you think hauling this brick around is worth the brightness. But whether you carry it around or not, definitely give this one a try if you have nothing better to do with your hard-earned cash.

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11000 lumens
firefly, turbo, strobe, stepless dimming
5.2 inches
1 hour
four 18650’s (included)

The next time you go outside wielding one of these ThruNite flashlights, you should be able to avoid walking into trees. I bet you could even ride a bike without any problems. You might even be able to unicycle across a tightrope while ironing your favorite dress shirt. Of course, if you did that, then you might accidentally burn your fingers, so you might just want to stick with avoiding trees.

Hopefully you found this article helpful. If you have any ponderings or criticisms or general inklings about the topic, be sure to leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

10 thoughts on “The Best ThruNite Flashlights – Some Really Blinding Bulbs

  1. Flashlights are important to keep around the house and in your cars, as you never know when you need one. Where I am from in the summertime its hurricane season which makes us be without power sometimes. Also, I like to keep a flashlight in each car in case of an emergency like flat tire. During school season it is best to keep a flashlight in your kids’ backpack on treck to bus stop. Which flashlight would you recommend for kids to carry?

    1. Flashlights are crucial during power outages so it’s always a good idea to keep some flashlights around the house for that reason. Also, having a flashlight on you is helpful so that you don’t have to stumble around in the dark to find one. As for kids, I can’t speak for them any differently than an adult except that you probably shouldn’t give them a flashlight that bright enough to blind someone. Instinctively, I would say the ThruNite Ti3 because of its small size and moderate output.

  2. One doesn’t really think about the importance of flashlights until they truly need them. I completely speak for myself. However, I always see my dad use them for everything; regardless of how sunny it may be outdoors.  Finding light bulbs isn’t easy when buying a bad product. I’d go with this one ya’ll. 

    1. I’m always surprised myself at how often I use a flashlight whether I need to get across a dark room or look behind a couch. And if you want something that’s super bright, ThruNite is a good brand of flashlight to consider. They may not be the best, but you can count on their lumen output being high.

  3. Flashlights have become a must have where I live.  We are experiencing a shortage of electricity and often have to survive load shedding.  Living in an apartment that’s on the 10th floor, and having to tackle the staircase can be very frustrating when lights are off and your flashlights is not bright enough.  ThruNite TN12 is just what I need.

    1. Blackouts can be very frustrating when you don’t have a backup light source. The TN12 is super bright and will definitely get you through the next electricity shortage. Glad you found this article helpful.

  4. My family is the kind that like camping. Each of us have a little flashlight that we use during the night. It make a little light just to see where you are going. I would like to get one of the ThruNite TN12 LED flashlights.

    1. A small flashlight is perfect for nighttime use. You only need a little bit of light when it’s dark, especially when camping. The TN12 will definitely be enough light, if not too much.

  5. I do a great deal of camping so a good, bright flashlight is something I really need.  I want a light that is bright, fairly light weight and that can be used for about 1-2 hours.  This is a great review of all the various models available by Thrunight. I was unaware of the rechargeable light.  I think this would be great for us as a family to eliminate the need to constantly be changing batteries.  This may be a silly question, but does Thrunight make a waterproof light.  Weather and boats contribute to a lot of ruined flashlights in our family.  Thank you for this comprehensive article.  Now I just have to decide which flashlight is right for us.  I think several models are needed.

    1. Flashlights are very important for camping and it’s doubly important that you get one that won’t fail on you. If you want something bright that can last a while, I’d recommend the TN12. It’s not super heavy, but it does have some heft. However, it can take quite a beating and is exceptionally water-resistant (it can survive a good dunk), so it should be perfect for boating.

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