The ThruNite TN36 2017 is an upgrade of the TN36 flashlight which represents a significant increase in output from 7300 to 10000 lumens. This powerful floodlight would definitely be of use to first responders, cavers and search and rescue personnel. The compact TN36 2017 measures 133mm long with a head diameter of 64mm. The flashlight weighs 427 grams without any batteries installed.
The TN36 2017 is housed in an aerospace-grade aluminum body which features a stainless steel bezel which protects the core components from damage and an anodized anti-abrasive finish. The flashlight utilises three Cree XHP 70 LEDs and a toughened, ultra-clear glass lens. The TN36 2017 is powered by four rechargeable 18650 (ThruNite 18650 3400Mah) Lithium Ion batteries which are inserted into a battery carrier and then placed inside the light. The batteries can be recharged using the charger included in the flashlight pack. A low voltage indication light in the switch turns from blue to red to alert a user as to the need to recharge the batteries.
The ThruNite TN36 2017 produces a maximum output of 10000 lumens, a beam throw distance of 319 meters and five light modes: Turbo 10000 Lumens 1Hr 15Min; High 7000 Lumens 1Hr 30Min; Low 70 Lumens 2Days 4Hr; Firefly 2 Lumens 28 Days; Strobe 7000 Lumens 1Hr 30Min. The flashlight features ITC (Internal Temperature Control) technology which causes the light to downshift light modes to avoid overheating when temperature in the LED or driver rises to 80 degrees centigrade.
The TN36 2017 is operated by a stainless steel side switch which features gold plating. Press or click the switch to turn on/off the flashlight. With the light turned on, long press the side switch to cycle through High and Low. Double click the switch from any mode to activate Turbo. While in Turbo click the switch to access Strobe. With the flashlight turned off press the switch for a couple seconds to access Firefly or double click to activate Turbo. The TN36 2017 will turn on the previously used brightness level other than Firefly, Turbo and Strobe. The ThruNite TN36 2017 flashlight pack includes a holster, lanyard, two O-rings and a spare side switch cap.