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  • Led Maglite short review

    Some of you may have noticed these popping up at your local stores and thought about picking one up.
    Here it is!
    Picked this up from a Walmart.
    The 2d led Maglite appears to be just a regular, stock 2D with an led bulb installed.
    Pictured with it are some new batteries and an older 6d Maglite surgically modified with a 1 amp regulator, black osink adaptor and a nice TWOJ binned 3 watt Luxeon led mounted to that.



    Here it is out of the package with new batteries and "2006" owners manual.
    The manual makes no direct mention of the led, but does show a drawing of it and a krypton bulb in the bulb changing instructions part of it now.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...2/DCFC0046.jpg
    Business ends of the 2 flashlights revealing that the bulb holder in the 2d is still plastic with no thermal pathway for the led to get rid of it's heat.
    The good news is that;
    a krypton bulb is included in the tailcap to put you back in business if the led should ever fail for any reason.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...2/DCFC0060.jpg

    Here's a beamshot of the two 3 watt lights at tightest focus.


    Here's another shot of them in flood mode.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...2/DCFC0062.jpg

    Here is a link to a short review I did of just the led drop-in module.
    link

    Here is a link to an absolute excellent technical overview of these and more from Maglite by another cpf member.
    link

    Enjoy. :-)
    Observe and report what you saw with a good flashlight.
    Bedtime at sunrise

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    3 watt LED is much better than the 1-watt flashlights that seem to be popping up everywhere. However, I can get a smaller 3 watt LED Garrity flashlight at Wal*Mart cheaper than a Mag-Lite LED.
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