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    Default ThruNite Turbo Mode Test / Damage ???

    Every time i got a new Flashlight i test Turbo mode to see how it behaves...
    Testing is very simple, i Turn on The turbo mode and measure and collect data...
    I monitor with light sensor how the light behaves (drops down lumens, stay stable...)...
    Down here are some of my tests... and I hope that it will help someone to learn more about the lights I tested...
    Lumens values are relative to the values claimed by ThruNite... I did not measure Lumens, just the duration and dropping down of lumens...

    I have a question for more experienced members:
    My testing means that I turn on the Flashlight in Turbo mode and leave it until it turn off or go to firefly mode...
    Flashlights got very hot after some time, but i do not turn it off, I let them run until they turn off...

    Is this kind of testing bad for flashlight, and can I damage the light with that...?
    I usually do not use turbo mode for long times in real life... only when I test them...

    So my question is: Did I damaged my lights in some way because of this one time test run on Turbo Full Time...!

    ThruNite TH01
    Output & Runtime Claimed by ThruNite (Tested with ThruNite 1100mAh 18350 battery):
    Turbo (1500-430 lumen; 5 mins+80 mins)
    High (450 lumen; 3 hrs)
    Output & Runtime - Measured: (Tested with ThruNite 1100mAh 18350 battery):
    Turbo (1500 lumen 3 min. + 1000 lumen 3 min. + 450 lumen 50 min + 250 lumen 2-3 min - Red Light Flash)
    High (450 lumen 1h:10min. + 250 lumen 2-3min. - Red Light Flash)

    ThruNite T1
    Output mode/Runtime Claimed by ThruNite (Tested with ThruNite 1100mAh 18350 battery):
    Turbo: 1500Lm-408Lm (3mins+52mins)
    Infinity High: 685Lm(65 minutes)
    Output mode/Runtime - Measured: (Tested with ThruNite 1100mAh 18350 battery)
    Turbo (1500 lumen 1min. + 1400-700 lumen 1min. + 700-430 lumen 1min. + 430 lumen 1h + 230 lumen 1-2min. - Red Light Flash)
    Infinity High (685 lumen 8min. + 430lumen 1h. + Red Light - 230 lumen 1-2 min. - Red Light Flash)

    ThruNite Neutron 2C V3
    Output mode/Runtime Claimed by ThruNite (Tested with ThruNite 3400mAh 18650 battery):
    Turbo (1100 lumens / 2.2 hrs)
    Output mode/Runtime - Measured:
    (Tested with ThruNite 3400mAh 18650 battery):
    Turbo (1100-650 lumens 1h:10min. + 650-OFF lumens 30 min.)
    (Tested with ThruNite 1100mAh 18350 battery):
    Turbo (1100-650 lumens 22 min. + 650-OFF lumens 6-7 min.)
    (Tested with XTAR 650mAh 16340 battery):
    Turbo (950-500 lumen 21min. + 500-300 lumen 3min. + 300-OFF lumen 1min.)

    ThruNite TN12 V4
    Output mode/Runtime Claimed by ThruNite: (Tested with ThruNite 3400mAh 18650 battery):
    Turbo (1100 lumens /95 minutes)
    Output mode/Runtime - Measured: (Tested with ThruNite 3400mAh 18650 battery):
    Turbo (1100-950 lumens 10min. + 850-800 lumens 35min. + 800-550 lumens 35min. + 550-OFF lumens 32 min.)

    ThruNite T10 V2
    Output mode/Runtime Claimed by ThruNite: (Tested with AA 2450mAh battery):
    Medium (54 lumens /8 hours)
    High (160 lumens /140 mins)
    Output mode/Runtime - Measured: (Tested with Rechargeable NiteCore 14500 850mAh 1.2V battery):
    High (550-400 lumens 20min. + 400 lumens 15min. - OFF)
    Medium (400-220 lumens 50min. + 220-90 lumens 10min. - OFF)
    Output mode/Runtime - Measured: (Tested with Rechargeable Panasonic eneloop pro AA 2500mAh 1.2V battery):
    High (160-150 lumens 10min. + 150-110 lumens 1h:25min. + 110-Medium lumens 10min. + Medium-Low lumens 10 min. + ...)

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    Default Re: ThruNite Turbo Mode Test / Damage ???

    Heat is the enemy of most electronics
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    Default Re: ThruNite Turbo Mode Test / Damage ???

    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Heat is the enemy of most electronics
    I Agree, I just don't think that one or few times runing it on turbo full time will damage the led and electronics, at least I hope it wont... Every light I tested had a step down of lumens as temeprature was going up... so it was not full turbo all the time from on to off...

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