|Part Number||Archer 1A V3 Cool White|
|Product Dimensions||17.3 x 10 x 5.2 cm; 91 Grams|
|Manufacturer reference||Archer 1A V3 Cool White|
|Pattern||Archer 1A V3 Cool White|
|Item Weight||91 g|
ThruNite Archer 1A V3 200 Lumens AA Flashlight,CREE XP-L V6 LED EDC Flashlight - CW
|Price:||+ $7.85 Delivery|
- LED & Modes -- CREE XP-L V6 LED
- Power Souce --Economical power source; Readily accessible; Powerful even on AA batteries
- Versatile Applications -- EDC, law enforcement, security, emergency, medical services, camping, duty light and self-defense.
- High Quality -- Constructed from aerospace grade aluminum body with military grade Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish.
- Compact & Lightweight: The compact and lightweight design are convenient to be taken anywhere.
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Model Name: ThruNite Archer 1A V3
LED:CREE XP-L V6 LED.
Output & Run-time: Firefly: 0.055 lumen (408 hours); Low: 17 lumen (22 hours); Medium: 75 lumen (5 hours); High: 180 lumen (115 minutes); Strobe: 180 lumen (3.5 hours)
Battery: 1 AA or 14500 battery (not included)
Max output: 180 lumen using one Ni-Mh AA battery
Max run time: 408 hours (Firefly mode)
Working Voltage: 0.9V - 4.2V
Working Temperature: -20℃ - 40℃
Peak Beam Intensity: 1261 cd
Max beam distance: 71 meters
Waterproof to IPX-8 standard (1.5 meters)
Weight: 60 gram（without batteries）
Impact resistant: 2 meters
Dimensions: 110mm in length, 23mm bezel diameter
Accessories: Pocket clip x1 Spare O ring x2 User's manual x1
Press the tail cap halfway to momentarily activate the light. Fully click the tail switch to turn the light On and Off.
Five modes in total: Firefly, Low, Medium, High, plus hidden Strobe. When the light is on, single press the side switch to rotate among firefly, low, medium and high. Long press to get strobe and then single press to end it.
The light will turn on in the last mode accessed, except for strobe.
Battery Replacement: Take off the tail cap, insert the AA battery into the battery tube of the flashlight with anode (+) end of battery towards the LED and screw on the tail cap.
Please remove the battery from the light when not using it for a long period. There will be a leakage when the battery drains. The leakage will cause permanent damage to the light.
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Now to this 5 for the ThruNite Archer 2A V3: I learned the hard way that going cheap on a flash-light is a bad move. I bought several cheapies an got what I paid for.... junk. Junk that was of poor quality, hard to use and fragile.
I hike a good amount and must have a reliable, intuitive to use, durable and light flashlight. Wirecutter rated the ThruNite Archer 2A as its top pick. So that is what was purchased. This flashlight is outstanding and exceeds this selection criteria. And talk about bright, 500 lumens lights of the woods at night.
Want to save some money? Don't go cheap like me, buy quality like the ThruNite Archer.
The light is 15.5 cm long and 2.2 cm wide. It weighs 48 grams without the batteries installed. As usual, it is built of aircraft-grade aluminum, with a type-III hard anodizing. It has the usual specifications, with an IP-X8 rating and two-meter drop rating. The main body tube is splitinto two sections, one knurled and the other smooth. The knurling is appropriately deep without being to aggressive, but I’m really not sure why the entire tube is not knurled. This may be some sort of artifact of the Archer 1A’s design, as this is just an extended version of that light, but it just seems like a strange design choice to me. Still, it feels great in the hand, and the light has plenty of useful grip.
Another design feature that makes very little sense, however, are the grooves cut into the body to allow for the clip to be attached. There is a groove cut into the tube right below the head, and one below the knurled section, while the rest of the tube is smaller in diameter and also allows for the clip to be attached. The clip was apparently intended to be attached to this center portion, and this is how it comes out of the box. I think everyone agrees though that this is kind of stupid, and the clip is basically useless here. Personally I can’t think of any reason to attach it here, as it is way mope functional at either the top or bottom of the light. At least they give you options, I guess.
Moving on, the light has square cut and fully anodized threads, which are cleanly cut and smooth. These are of course accompanied by nirtrile orings. The interior of the battery tube is fully anodized as well.
The tailcap has a firm, thick gold-plated spring, while the head has a flat contact that is unfortunately not gold-plated. The light has electrical reverse-polarity protection. The rear of the light has the usual clicky switch, which is of a good quality. The two fins on either side allow for both tailstanding and lanyard attachment. The pill lacks heatsink grooves, and has a faceted ring with the side switch, which has a stainless steel cover and ring. This is a digital mode button which is nice and clicky.
The head of the light has an integrated aluminum bezel, which is crenulated but isn’t too sharp. Beneath this and sealed with another o-ring is the lens, which is the usual hardened mineral crystal glass. It has a very nice dual-sided anti-reflective coating. The reflector is aluminum andhas a nice textured quality, and surrounds a CREE XPL HI V6 LED. The emitter is not perfectly centered, but on the plus side, the optical assembly here is actually very clean, which is good to see.
This light uses an interface which should be very familiar to Thrunite fans at this point, with two separate buttons - the rear tail switch being used to turn the light on and off, and the side switch being used to cycle through the modes of the light.
While the light is on, pressing the side button cycles through Firefly-Low-Med and High, for which the light has mode memory. While on, pressing and holding for about one second activates strobe mode, and pressing again deactivates it.
I don’t have much to say here, the interface is simple and intuitive, and it works very well. I really like this UI, but it lacks some of the more useful features of more advanced lights, such as instant access to minimum and maximum modes. When I’m done using the light, I always just set it back down to firefly before turning it off, which works quite well for me. Overall it’s well-designed and executed, and I do think that the target market for this light will probably be perfectly happy with this interface.
The performance specs here are very good for a flashlight running off of two AA batteries. Thrunite claims a maximum of 500 lumens, which is accurate, and is definitely a lot of light. However, users should be aware that the higher output modes are direct drive, which means that output will drop as battery level declines. Lights running off of alkalines tend to be much less consistent in my experience, and performance will vary with the quality of the batteries being used.
Unfortunately, the head of this light is very small, and it lacks a dedicated heatsink, and as a result, there is really nowhere for the heat to go. The good news is that this driver is not pushing the emitter too hard, and as a result the LED itself won’t generate too much heat. In use, it never really gets more than just warm, and doesn’t reach the point where it becomes unbearable to hold. However, I will admit that I haven’t used it on High for longer than about 5 minutes, because I suck as a reviewer and am not very thorough. Just be aware that the manual states that it should not be run for longer than ten minutes.
Runtimes across the board are also very good. The Low and Medium modes are probably the most useful here, as they provide a useful amount of light and last a reasonable amount of time. Low will output 17 lumens for a solid 4 days, while Medium puts out 75 lumens for about11 hours. High is certainly quite high, but only runs for around an hour and a half, and won’t output its maximum for the whole runtime. The truth is this is really about as good as it will get for a flashlight using 2 AAs, so I can’t really complain here.
One final note here: as I stated before, the light’s performance will be heavily affected by the batteries being used. Alkalines will provide slightly better performance than NiMH, but the rechargeable nature of NiMH and LiFePo cells will be far cheaper in the long run.
The quality of the beam itself is very good. The light has a fairly wide spill and a somewhat soft hotspot. The beam is clean and has no visible artifacts. Tint shift is very minor, with the hotspot being slightly warmer than the spill. This is the neutral white version of the light, and it just so happens that I was able to geta hold of a second light owned by a friend to compare the two. Between the two neutral white lights, there is a slight amount of variation, with one being just a tiny bit cooler in tint than the other. This is however a very minor difference, and is unnoticeable in real life. The light has a maximum rated intensity of 2,912 candela, with a beam distance of 108 meters. Personally, I wish that the beam was slightly wider, but as it is, the beam is very useful and provides a good amount of reach.
I think this is an excellent flashlight. Performance is good, the light quality is great, and the build quality is impressive. The only real issue is the strange decision to put the clip in the center of the light. For the price, this is a really fantastic light, and it’s one that I consistently recommend to others. I know many people want a quality light, but are reluctant to deal with lithium ions and don’t want to spend too much. For them, this is a great option. I also think this is a nice backup light to own, as it is always good to have something capable of running off alkaline cells, as they are cheap and widely available. So overall, if you’re interested in the Archer 2A, I’d say it’s worth purchasing.