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Offline bykfixer

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Maglite 2019 what say you?
« on: January 26, 2019, 11:48:45 PM »
Ok, the days of building a Maglite as bright as a beacon light are gone. Pre-made LED lights nearly capable of being seen from the space station are available and cheap. A site where the old school flashlight builder could chat without SureFire drama has settled into pre-made lighting tools.

So is Maglite still on anybody's radar?

I use them for times when I need uber runtime. A 3D ML300 on 'eco' for example lights my 3 foot circle plenty when tailstood and touts hundreds of hours. And the latest Solitaire can compete with even the lie-ing-est triple A that says it can put out X number of lumens for 33 seconds before settling down to a realistic output.

And the triple A minimag is pretty dawg gone bright in my view.

So while lumen wars are on holiday due to stale battery tech and CREE has discovered neutral is a good thing, Maglite quietly goes about putting lights in the hands of a lot less people than at one time, but they still make pretty good flashlights for day to day uses.
John 3:16

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Re: Maglite 2019 what say you?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 03:43:00 PM »
(crickets chirping)
Nuf said.
John 3:16