Last year I purchased one of these little lights in a quest to find the perfect little pocket light. I LOVED it. So much so that I purchased about 15 more of them, for giving as gifts, putting on key chains, and for stashing in various packs, etc.
This light has been my EDC since I bought it, using it every day at work. I typically only use it in high mode. Recently it started acting up a bit, with the high mode sometimes acting like a medium mode, even though it only has two modes. It no longer has a consistent low & high mode, even though I have taken very good care of it. It's clean and well-lubed, and yes, I have fiddled with the metal tab.
Additionally, two of the others that I bought have simply stopped working, even though they were hardly ever used.
This is such a BIG disappointment, given that I spent around $150 on these lights. Obviously I acted prematurely, assuming they would be good reliable lights, for much longer than a mere year.
Anyone else have problems with this light?
This light has given me reason to go back to what I have always preferred - clickies. LOVED my MicroStream but it wasn't quite bright enough.
Suggestions for a RELIABLE 1 x AAA clicky welcome. Prefer one with over 50 lumens.
Lesson learned: I will not buy multiple quantities of a light that has not stood the test of time. I could have had a couple Zebralights for what I paid for these Thrunites. Frustrating.