I sympathize with you CelticCross74. I just received my ThruNite(R) TN36 NW and it does not seem to have that same pink hue on the lens reflection as my Mini TN30 and TN4A.....oh and Im still convinced there is NO glare coating on my lens...
Thanks for the answer, im glad you got them out, and im glad my batts will work.Powerex Imedions will fit the TN4A mine do as do Eneloop Pros. It took a LOT of banging and tapping but I finally got the stuck battery carrier out of my TN4A and pulled the fat 2700mah Powerex cells and put the Eneloop Pros back in. Despite the diffuse hot spot that I dont like the TN4A is still the baddest 4xAA out there. The runtime on turbo is unreal I have yet to have the thermal sensor trip to step it down. This light is SO good that Im ordering the new NW XM-L2 version which shouldnt have the tint shifting problem of the X-PL...hopefully the battery carrier has been tweaked and this one comes with the advertised glare coating....
Usually glare coatings on LED flashlight lenses have a purple tint to them. This is a standard LED light glare coat although it is hard to keep clean it does help light transmit through the lens. LED light glare coats can also be different colors. The green tinted glare coating Armytek uses is the highest grade LED light glare coating Ive yet to see on a light. The difference is how easy it is to keep the lens clean and how hydrophobic and scratch resistant the coating is. The green tint Armytek glare coat is true optical rx grade glare coating and must cost Armytek a fortune to put on their lights. As an optician I am very surprised LED light manufacturers dont offer different levels of glare coating quality like is offered in the rx eyeglass world. Id pay the premium for highest quality most scratch resistant glare coatings with teflon in it.
Good news!!! . My TN4A NW showed up today as promised, along with a 4 pack of Powerex 2700s (in retail blisterpack) . This light does have the lanyard hole AND.............drumroll..........the carrier full of 2700s dropped in with plenty of clearance.(will rattle a little without the cap on ). I may even try an over stretched flat rubber band or thin o-ring around the batts to snug em up. Although there is no rattle once closed. THESE batteries are tough to get out of carrier because of length, once the first one is out, you can pop the rest out from the inside.
I had planned on removing the shrink tube on the "carrier cage rods"( i don't know the proper term)or boring the tube to make room for fat batts, but no need to.
Thanks Thrunite !
For you guys that had tight fits with the early version, I did measure the bore at 36.5mm and the rods at 4.5mm. I don't know which dimension they changed from the earlier version to make room for bigger batts.
Also, on my light the base/bottom of the tail cap is 4.5mm thick, for those that may want to somehow modify their lights for a lanyard connection.
It runs great, great spill and 100 yd steel targets were lit up real nice for a little 4xAA light. The NW tint looks good to me.
It's a keeper .
Do you think yours is actually a different sized carrier than previous owners here? (BTW, I am a newbie here and this is my FIRST quality flashlight purchase. Please be gentle... )