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Old 03-03-2012, 04:40 PM
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Bought a 2 pk of LED MagLights today from CostCo for $30. One takes two AA batteries and has a belt holder and the other takes three D batteries. Batteries are Duracell and included.

What I found out when I got home was the smaller light has some new features that I think are very cool. To access the feature you turn the light on then off/on quickly to go to the next feature.

1- 100% full power
2- 25% power
3- constant blink
4- SOS blink mode

This is the first one I bought that was an LED from the start so I do not know how long this feature has been avalible. The others I converted to LED when Lowes had the kits on clearance.

Both LED lights are very bright. The 25% power mode will come in handy too.
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I have a number of AA minimags i have purchased over the years, I have really been impressed wioth increaed amount of light have obtained by using the maglite retrofit kits that are available, that said though I have experienced the push button rear switch to be rather finicky at times
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I just bought the LED minimag too and am really happy with it. Good buy there!
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I just got this the other day and I am thrilled with it...

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I have experienced the push button rear switch to be rather finicky at times
The one AA Mini-Magg in this kit does not have the push button back. Everything is controled by turning the front section.

The upgrade kits I bought have the LED and push button but they are standard 3LEDs. This new one is on a small circuit board and is a flat surface mount type.
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Just an FYI, you can purchase LED bulbs for mag lights for ~$10 and they're rated by the bulb manufacturer to extend the useful battery life by at least 500%.
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The only thing maglite has going for it is you can buy them easily at a store.

Overpriced, underpowered, little to no heat sinking, plastic lenses, no current regulation, bad reflectors, poor anodising, and plastic switches.

If you are looking for cheap your much better off with a Romisen, Solarforce, or ITP. Which are all cheaper, brighter and of higher quality.

Heck for $30 you can buy a lower end Fenix like a E11 or E21.

It seems my life goal on this forum is to steer people away from the maglite.
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I just got this 3 C-cell Maglight from Amazon and I think it's great. Low price, powerful, current regulated, excellent finish and quality, AND made in USA!
Just 25 bucks, with free shipping to boot. Also makes a good weapon...
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I have an XL50 which has served me well over the past few years,
but I can't wait until they come out with the Mag Tac later this year!

250 Lumens, basically an XL Series on steroids.

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