TN35 vs TK75

credo

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It's time my D40A had a bigger brother, and I'm pretty much set on the new Thrunite TN35, it seems to have a great combo of tint, flood and throw. My use would be security, night walks on the beach and general pleasure of owning such a powerful light!

The Fenix TK75 is a possible alternative, with more throw and less flood than the TN35, I wondered if anyone has both and could give their real world opinion? I kind of like the "purity" of the single emitter TN35 with so much output!
 

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I can't add much to selfbuilt's review of the TN35, except to be one more voice singing its praises. The flood/throw balance is great and the tint of these MT-G2 emitters is interior-lighting grade. I don't have the TK75, though I am a fan of Fenix build quality -- still quite happy with my TK45 and TK35. FWIW, I do have an Elektrolumens Big Bruiser, one of the first triple XM-L lights, and direct-driven to 3000 lumens. It's hard to compare brightness with a white wall test because the TN35 is much more focused. But in a ceiling bounce comparison, the overall brightness seems about the same. The main difference is that the TN35 has much better throw and beautiful white tint. And yes, you're right: there's just something awesome about getting that much light from a single LED! In addition to everything else, it's a great conversation piece.
 
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I kind of like the "purity" of the single emitter TN35 with so much output!

And yes, you're right: there's just something awesome about getting that much light from a single LED! In addition to everything else, it's a great conversation piece.

I agree with you. TN35 is a single light beast, and I like the stylish design of the large emitter in the large smooth reflector. Good allround beam character. I really prefer a round clean beam instead of a flower shaped like with TK75. Apart from that the control ring is one of the best features with TN35. So having TN35 in my hand I am not interested in TK75 even if it's slightly brighter and has slightly better throw.
 
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I agree with you. TN35 is a single light beast, and I like the stylish design of the large emitter in the large smooth reflector. Good allround beam character. I really prefer a round clean beam instead of a flower shaped like with TK75. Apart from that the control ring is one of the best features with TN35. So having TN35 in my hand I am not interested in TK75 even if it's slightly brighter and has slightly better throw.
Good point! I'd forgotten about the control ring aspect of the TN35. This is definitely my next light I think. Do I need it? No. Do I want it? By heck, yes!
 
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