Reddit Reddit reviews ThruNite TH20 520 Lumen Headlamp Flashlight - Lightweight Waterproof IPX-8 with CREE XP-L LED Headlamp for Indoor & Outdoor Hiking,Camping, Cycling - NW

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ThruNite TH20 520 Lumen Headlamp Flashlight - Lightweight Waterproof IPX-8 with CREE XP-L LED Headlamp for Indoor & Outdoor Hiking,Camping, Cycling - NW
A high output headlamp with max output of 520 lumens (CREE XP-L V6 LED) in turbo mode powered by one Li-ion 14500 750mAh battery.The logarithmic scale brightness adjustment system allows any brightness from 1.6 lumens to 250 lumens. Furthermore, the TH20 features a built-in SOS signaling mode which is important when roaming out in the wild or confronting dangerous situations.Unlike other light-weight headlamps which are made with plastic, the TH20 is made with aircraft grade aluminum which gives it exceptional durability and excellent heat dissipation allowing it to maintain high output for extended periods of time.The advanced design gives the TH20 a light weight of 96g (battery excluded).The TH20 can also use an easy to get AA battery which makes it a great choice for daily reading, camping and a tool light when you want your hands free.
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48 Reddit comments about ThruNite TH20 520 Lumen Headlamp Flashlight - Lightweight Waterproof IPX-8 with CREE XP-L LED Headlamp for Indoor & Outdoor Hiking,Camping, Cycling - NW:

u/mpak87 · 7 pointsr/flashlight

That's kind of a tough set of requirements. Most of the lights we generally recommend have done away with the red mode in favor of a very dim white. While there are some military requirements that dictate its use, generally speaking you need a lot more red brightness to see what you're able to with a lower level of white. For many years it was hard to make a white light dim enough to do this properly, but technology has caught up. We can probably recommend some, but they aren't going to be the best lights around.

Next issue is the rubber strap. There are probably some available, but none that I know of off the top of my head. Most lights use an elastic fabric strap. You could probably replace it with some rubber if necessary, but the industry standard is something else.

The Skilhunt H03 mentioned in another comment is a really excellent light, it uses an 18650 size battery, which is the best compromise of size versus runtime that you'll find, and an unbeatable light for the money. You can find one here. You'll also need a couple of Batteries and a charger. This is the best setup you'll get for the $50 budget.

If by single-strap you mean that you don't want one going over the top of the head, an AA form factor light would probably be your best bet. The Thrunite TH20 is a steal for $30. It runs on normal AA batteries (not recommended because they leak, but doable in a pinch) or 14500 lithium cells. With the 14500 cells, it has over 500 lumens of brightness at the top level, and a ramping interface that lets you choose exactly the amount of light you want. It's lightweight, tough, waterproof, and the controls are intuitive. It has a very low moonlight mode that I'd rather have than any of my previous red mode lights, and there's a direct shortcut to it so you don't have to scroll through higher modes in order to get to it. If you go this route, you'd need some of these batteries and the charger I linked to above. Note that the battery and charger links are not to Amazon, there is a risk of counterfeit batteries buying there, so most people here buy from or

I realize these suggestions are a bit of departure from what you are asking for, but based on what I understand of your use case I think they would be your best options.

u/Virisenox_ · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Haha, no, that's not too bright. It has multiple settings.

You won't be able to find a headlamp that's as bright as your handheld flashlight that doesn't use rechargeable batteries. You can always buy more cells and a charger. 18650s are very high capacity (about 5 AAs), so they'll last a long time if you're not using the brightest mode.
If you're really hung up on that though, the ThruNite TH20 is good from what I've heard.

u/UncleHayai · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Just get the Thrunite TH20 in neutral white:

If you find that 250 lumens isn't bright enough for you (keeping in mind that high-end incandescent headlamps put out ~10-50 lumens), come back and ask about getting a 14500 lithium-ion battery and charger.

If that still isn't bright enough for you, know that even 18650 Li-ion headlamps can't sustain more brightness than that for long without getting too hot.

u/bombadil1564 · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp

Button turns on/off, recalls last used brightness. Ramp feature accessed by holding down button to ramp up or down the brightness. Very intuitive and user friendly. Very bright with a standard AA, or get more brightness with a 14500. Latter is rechargeable li-ion which needs special care and an inexpensive charger. Also runs very well on rechargeable NiMH.

u/bmengineer · 3 pointsr/flashlight

High end was the wrong term to use, high output would be more appropriate - I think an 18650 powered headlamp would be a bit ridiculous on a child-sized head. That being said, an AA light would be a great option. Popular choices include the Manker E03H (Nichia option), Thrunite TH20, or a Zebralight H53Fw. All except the Thrunite can be used as handheld lights as well as headlamps just by taking them out of their straps.

The big benefit here is everywhere he looks will be bright. Headlamps don't have a ton of throw, but that's usually not an issue camping because there's trees everywhere. If he wants to see further across a lake or clearing, put a Convoy C8 or an Emisar D1S in his hand. Those two lights both have huge throw, and he can actually carry them, unlike the TN42.

You'll have 2 lights instead of 1, but:

  • He can keep his hands free to play around

  • The combined weight is still less than the huge lights you were looking at

  • A headlamp and a compact thrower are probably more fun for him

  • You'll spend less money

  • You'll have more flashlights
u/DriftMonkey · 3 pointsr/flashlight

The ThruNite TH20 (neutral white) is right in your range, but I think something with an optic/frosted lens would be better suited for working on cars. So...

It's a bit over your stated $30, but I think the Skillhunt H15 (neutral white) fits the bill. The TIR optic should spread the beam nicely and work very well for working on cars. There is a group buy thread over on BLF that might knock down the price some as well.

Both of these are AA/14500. If you'd be willing to go with a 18650, you could get something with more output/runtime, but that'd be up to you.

u/zerostyle · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Would like the Thrunite TH20 for car use! Thanks for doing this.

u/object_in_space · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!
ThruNite TH20 NW

u/what-are-birds · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I've had my eye on the Thrunite TH20 for a while! If I win, I'll be sure to weight it for you!

u/amspratt · 3 pointsr/flashlight

You're a credit to flashlight nerds everywhere! Cheers!

u/Wolczyk · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Which lights are you looking at?

This or This are excellent starting points for a headlamp, have awesome run times and the batteries are rechargeable (although, not when the light is running).

If you go with either of those, get the neutral white version, not cool white.

u/Pacoboyd · 2 pointsr/flashlight

ThruNite TH20 NW -

Thanks for the give-away!

u/parametrek · 2 pointsr/flashlight

> I was wondering what your thoughts on the Tiara C1 Pro were compared to the standard Wizard?

It is bulky for a 16340 light but okay for an 18350 light. You can't lock yourself out of the Tiara Pro (or the regular Wizard), while you can lock yourself out of the Wizard Pro.

The Pro features include a boost driver, flashing modes and a battery voltage check. It also comes with a magnet but Armytek sells the magnetic tailcap as an upgrade for the plain lights.

The biggest downside is the headlamp mount. The 18650 lights have a great plastic clip. The Tiaras are still using the old silicon rubber mount. The new mount is more comfortable and very easy to pop the light in/out of.

Another small 16340 option to consider is the Olight H1 Nova. Though I prefer 1xAA for a small headlamp, like a Thrunite TH20.

u/william_tells · 2 pointsr/flashlight

This is an amazing thing you do! ThruNite TH20 Neutral White headlamp

u/waterboy4242 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ThruNite TH20 NW.

Thanks for doing this!

u/Corvus_Antipodum · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/PatientlyPainting · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/hendern5 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ThruNite TH20 NW -

Thanks for the give-away!

u/spinuch · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/RdVortex · 1 pointr/flashlight

Could use a better headlight, so ThruNite TH20 it is. Hell, even if I'm not chosen, I might just order one myself.

ThruNite TH20 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp (TH20 Neutral White)

u/IcebearWantsJustice · 1 pointr/flashlight

Ty, awesome idea!

TH20 on amazon

u/potatopotatopotato · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for doing this.

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp Flashlight (NW)

u/rio-goose · 1 pointr/flashlight

Would love the get my collection started with a TH20 NW!

u/pwebyd90 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp Flashlight (NW)

u/Pop_Bottle · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thrunite TH20 in neutral white tint is my favorite work headlamp. It’s tiny and incredibly durable for $29. You’ll need a few rechargeable AA batteries and a charger. Nice thing is the headlamp only takes a single AA so the other batteries can be ready to go for backup.

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen

EBL AA Rechargeable Batteries - haven’t used before but this one comes with USB input with the charger so you could hook it up in your car or house

u/Lycurgus_of_Athens · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/thesoulless78 · 1 pointr/flashlight

In for a TH20 please! Thank you!

u/az_mike_miller · 1 pointr/flashlight

I need to do some crawling in my attic to do electric and networking wiring so this would be awesome. Thanks for the giveaway :D

u/i42dk · 1 pointr/flashlight

Awesome as always dude :)

I'm going for the ThruNite TH20 (I'm in the EU)

u/Arschengel · 1 pointr/flashlight

My entry!

Thanks for the giveaway!

u/SvenWalker · 1 pointr/flashlight

A ThruNite TH20 would be a perfect way to introduce my dad to good headlamps.

Thanks a lot and good luck to everyone!

u/Sir_Sleepy · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/technically_not · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks, may as well give it a go!
Thrunite TH20 Neutral White