Everyday Carry

ThruNite BSS W1 Limited Edition Flashlight

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Bernard Capulong
ThruNite BSS W1 Limited Edition Flashlight

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Thanks to advancements in flashlight technology, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your EDC light. However, many new lights are pushing the envelope of portability and getting smaller, or on the other end of the spectrum, pursuing sheer output and getting larger. For general EDC use, the ThruNite BSS W1 comes in as a solid middle ground with its just-right size and form factor, complete with modern features and an impressive 693 lumen output to boot. And with a design that’s geared more towards outdoor and urban use than tactical applications, it’s a compelling all-rounder light you can carry as your city-to-mountain torch.

ThruNite collaborated with Black Scout Survival for this limited edition of the W1, giving its EDC-friendly form factor a forest green anodized aluminum finish to fit the outdoor theme. At 2.68“ long, it's sized perfectly for a compact pocket carry and in-hand user experience: not too small like some keychain lights can be, and not nearly as bulky as other outdoor lights either. The shorter body accommodates a single, included micro-USB rechargeable 16340 battery. An electronic side switch lets you navigate its intuitive UI to access its 6 well-spaced brightness levels. It even grants quick access to specific modes with shortcuts, like a double press for Turbo mode and a long press to access Firefly mode.

The BSS W1 features an SST20 LED to achieve its maximum 693 lumen output and 544 ft throw on Turbo mode. Besides its Low, Mid, and High brightness settings, the BSS W1 also boasts a useful 0.5 lumen Firefly mode for extended runtimes (13 days!) and preserving night vision, as well as a Strobe feature for emergency situations. The W1 remembers your last used setting as well, making it convenient to get back to the task with just the right amount of light you need.

The ThruNite BSS W1 comes with plenty of EDC-friendly features to match its performance at the business end. It’s IPX-8 waterproof and impact resistant to 1.5M, equipped with a detachable dual-direction clip for your pocket or hat brim, and able to tail stand like a candle or mount to magnetic surfaces thanks to its flat, magnetic tail cap. Best of all, the BSS W1 comes with an affordable price tag, making it a great value for any EDCer on a budget. You can even save 20% off this light with promo code BSS202012at checkout, available on Amazon at the link below.

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Bernard Capulong

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

About the Author
Bernard Capulong is an everyday carry (EDC) gear expert, entrepreneur, all-around nerd, and the founder and editor-in-chief of EverydayCarry.com—the largest online community for EDC gear enthusiasts. Since founding Everyday Carry in 2009, he’s built over a decade of experience in the industry, reviewing and highlighting brands and products, including pocket knives, flashlights, wallets, watches, bags, pens, and much more.

Bernard is known for bringing everyday carry out of obscurity and into the mainstream, having been published or featured in various publications such as GQ, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, VICE, HYPEBEAST, Outside, and many others. He has also played a part in curating, designing, and developing digital and physical products, resulting in successful crowdfunding projects or limited edition collaboration products with established softgoods brands. He stays on the pulse of the EDC industry by attending trade shows, participating in online interest communities, and actively engaging with fellow gear enthusiasts on social media.

In addition to being the editor-in-chief and main social media personality for EverydayCarry.com, Bernard is an avid gearhead and collector in general. His personal collections span technical bags, fountain pens, digital cameras, retro gaming hardware, personal hi-fi audio gear, and mechanical wristwatches, to name a few. Bernard Capulong is a prominent figure and trusted authority in the everyday carry industry with a career dedicated to helping people discover this hobby and stay prepared with quality gear.

Discussion (1 total)

Jeff Golenski ·
Looks great, but your review doesn't include one photo of it turned on in the dark being used. Come on! You gotta try harder if you want us to use your affiliate links! haha