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Review: ThruNite Ti4 300 Lumen Penlight

by Shane McGlaun
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I’d wager a lot of you out there know what EDC stands for. If you don’t, it stands for “Everyday Carry.” In other words, EDC is the stuff that we all take with us on a daily basis. Say EDC to some folks and they might think of a concealed handgun, but it’s a lot more than that. EDC can be used to talk about pocket-sized things like knives and flashlights that you have with you all the time.

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I carry a knife all the time, and it comes in handy for opening boxes at work or cutting off strings more often than not. I’ve wanted to add a small flashlight to my EDC pack for a while, but the catch is I couldn’t find one that was as small as I wanted. The folks over at ThruNite sent me over one of their very small penlights called the Ti4 and this is the perfect flashlight for EDC.

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It’s very small and just about the size of a pen, making it very easy to fit in a bag or pocket. It uses bright CREE LEDs for the light source with a lifespan of about 20-years. The flashlight comes with a pen clip on it to keep it from falling out of your pocket.Power for the Ti4 comes from a pair of AAA batteries that you have to add yourself.

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The light has three settings, and you choose the brightness by clicking the power cap on the bottom of the light repeatedly. There are several settings, with the lowest wattage called “Firefly” making a scant 0.4 lumens, Low producing 32 lumens, and High making 300 lumens. If you cycle through all of the settings once and go back through them again you can get a Strobe setting that flashes the bulb very quickly.

The Ti4 is waterproof to IPX-8 standard and is made using aircraft grade aluminum to survive drops from up to 2 meters. It’s very light at 22.3 grams without the batteries and with the batteries in you can hardly notice it in your pocket. Another cool feature is a short memory function. That means if you have the light on low (or any other setting) and you turn it off and then turn it back on in under 10 seconds it will go back to the same setting it was on last.

ThruNite backs up their products with a nice warranty as well with a 30-day refund period for any reason and a 24-month replacement if it breaks. The company also offers lifetime limited maintenance if needed. One of the things I like best about the Ti4 is the low price. It sells for $19.99 right now and ThruNite was kind enough to offer our readers a discount code good for another 5% off that price. All you have to do is head to their website, and enter THRUNITE at checkout to get the extra discount.

You can bet I will be keeping this light in my pocket. It performs very well, is super bright, lightweight, and cheap enough that if it gets lost it’s not a big deal. This is an excellent addition to your EDC loadout that you will definitely find handy.

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