Maglite LED

Submitted: Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 10:37
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Has anyone bought or tried the Maglite torches with LED module like this one
led torch


Also does it make much difference in light output going from a 2 cell to 3 cell or to 4 cell?

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Reply By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 11:10

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 11:10
also look at Deal Extreme as there are great deals and prices include delivery
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Reply By: AJD - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 12:16

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 12:16
I got an LED replacement globe from Jaycar and it works a treat, nearly as bright as standard too.
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 16:12

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 16:12
Do ya know if they supply the LED replacement for the 3 battery maglite??
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 16:19

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 16:19
Signman,

If you mean 3 x 'D' cells, yep. From memory I think they're around $20+.

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Reply By: paul.as - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 13:41

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 13:41
same here, bought a led upgrade from cutter electronics

leds are the way to go.

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Reply By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 14:51

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 14:51
I got the Luxon upgrade from Jaycar for my AA Maglight and it is fantastic...$30 and includes a switch on the rear that gives me three brightness settings and two flashing settings!!

Just have to find where I left it...temporarily displaced!
I hope someone else didnt like it more than me!!!

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Reply By: Member - Serg (VIC) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 15:09

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 15:09
I do have Maglite and I did upgraded to LED. In my opinion it is tad dimmer then standard bulb, but probably it is due to different color – LED is much bluish in comparison to bulb. But you definitely gain much longer battery life. I did upgrade to LED because I love my Maglite – it is SWMBO present on birthday. But I would not suggest anyone upgrade unless your Maglite has sentimental value to you, but rather buy brand new dedicated LED torch. I have 2xAA torch with 1W LED and it beats Maglite upgrades to dust. Smaller, lighter, brighter. LED technology is definitely way to go.

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Reply By: awill4x4 - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 19:00

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 19:00
I converted my Maglite 3 cell to a generic LED globe but I wasn't happy at all with the results. My 3 cell 1 watt Dorcy LED from Dick Smith is much brighter than even the standard incandescent globe Maglite 3 cell.
I've since bought a Fenix P3D pocket light Fenix torch that absolutely kicks butt, for its size the light output is unbelievable. It uses the Cree 7090 XR-E white LED and uses 123A batteries, it's pricey but it is really good.
I bought it from Torchworld
and I have no affiliation just a happy customer.
It's great sitting around the campfire and everyone goes on about how bright their torch is and you bring out this tiny little torch that blows nearly everything else away.
Here's a link from flashlight reviews an American site that reviews torches. flashlight reviews
Regards Andrew.
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Follow Up By: mattie - Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:24

Saturday, Jun 07, 2008 at 18:24
I would have to agree with the 2 above posts i have a 3d cell mag with the brite eyes (not sure how it is spelt) 1watt replacement and was disappoint, i have 3watt 3c cell cresent torch and it is twice as good as the mag and smaller alloy body etc. worth a look.
I wouldn't waste the money unless of course the genuine bulb is better but i think that it is more to do with the reflector.

Mattie
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 20:56

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 20:56
I got one and its better than the std maglite IMHO and the batteries last forever
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