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Awesome High Power Affordable ThruNite Catapult V6 LED Flashlight

ThruNite sent me their Catapult V6 LED flashlight to review with 750M range and 1,700 Lumens. This light is powerful and affordable.

 

The ThruNite Catapult V6 LED flashlight uses a CREE XHP35 HI LED for long life and super high intensity. And with the larger 26650 5,000 mAh battery it last a long time between charges.

 

Plus this flashlight is USB chargeable which means that you do not need a special battery charger or other bulky equipment to keep this flashlight charged up. You dont ever have to remove the battery. This makes the Catapult V6 a very good survival and tactical tool. You can charge this up with any USB charging port in the car, on the go, hiking or even in a boat. We use portable solar panels while on the go to keep our devices charged. That will be a video for another day though.

 

ThruNite Catapult V6 Flashlight Night Testing

 

When charging the Catapult V6 flashlight the LED on the power button will go from red during charge to blue to indicate a full charge. Purple means a faulty during the charge. During use the LED will turn from blue to  red as the battery becomes drained.

 

 

 

 

The Catapult V6 has the typical ThruNite functions such as firefly mode, low, medium, high, turbo and stobe. Plus it has the normal memory effect so it always turns on in the last mode you used. I love this function a lot when in a hurry to get light in outside. This flashlight also has battery saving circuitry built in and thermal cutoff to extend the life of the LED.

 

The length of time you can use the Catapult V6 in various modes are as follows:

 

Firefly 0.5 Lumens 41 days

Low 22 Lumens 62 Hours

Medium 180 Lumens 9 Hours

High 950 Lumens 165 Minutes

Turbo 1700 Lumens A whopping 150 Minutes

Strobe 1200 Lumens 180 Minutes

 

 

 

To cycle through the different functions you do the following.

 

A long press when the flashlight is off turns on the firefly mode. This is good for night reading or stealth operations.

 

A normal press turns on the light in the last function used. Pressing again cycles through all the normal modes of low, medium and high.

 

A double press puts you into turbo mode and another double press puts you into strobe mode. Another double press takes you out of stobe or turbo mode.

 

The Catapult V6 flashlight is water resistant to 2 meters (IPX8) and I put it to the test by tossing it into the lake with the light turned on. Even with the USB port covered with a rubber seal, no water got into the flashlight. I would think this would be the weakest point for water to enter but it was dry after some time under water.

 

ThruNite Catapult V6 LED Flashlight Under Water Test

 

ThruNite Catapult V6 Water Resistance Testing

 

With a whopping 1,700 Lumens, this flashlight really pierces into the darkness, which you can see on the video. I can clearly see across the lake at the cabin. It lights up the trees like day over there. The camera cannot do it justice.

 

Under water at the lake, you can see the fish swimming around at night. Of course the lake is full of particles and microscopic life forms to the light does not pierce through as you would think. But it sure is bright down there.

 

This is one of ThruNite's best flashlights and it is also very affordable. You can get yours here:

ThruNite Catapult V6 On Amazon

 


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