4 D cell Maglights heads-up

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4 D cell Maglights heads-up

Postby J Smith » Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:32 pm

I just got a sale paper from Lowes.Friday only they will have 4 d Maglights for 9.97.
I think I will pick up a couple.
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Very cool, great price.

Postby Ray.Hood » Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:33 pm

I have one, keep it in the car. Doubles as a nightstick.

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Postby klattman » Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:08 pm

I though maglites were awful. Until I threw away the bulbs and got an "everled". No more yellow light, almost as bright, never needs replacing, much tougher than a regular bulb, and runs for more than half a day on one set of batts.

Just a suggestion. There are many great drop-ins for maglites that improve them. And if you can pick up a few at that price, customization is reasonable.

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Postby CKE » Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:54 am

Mag Lites are great...I think I have one in every vehicle and room in my house. My Streamlight Scorpion is on me though :)

How are the tail cap switches for the Mini-Mags????
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Postby Mancer » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:40 pm

Ye Mags are awsome flashlights, got a 6D cell myself, is blinding light and solid.
Great build quality, would hate to take a shot to the head with that thing.

Thanx for the heads up on the 4D

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Postby Stevie Ray » Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:17 am

I used to keep a 3D maglight in the car full time. I had 2 or 3 of them ruined due to battery leakage (just the ones that were left in the car full time). I swapped over to an upgraded plastic body flash for vehicle duty .... no problems .. Go figure. The only thing I could think of was that there was some interaction between the batteries, the mag's aluminum body and changes in the weather.

I keep a couple of mag lights in the house ... and I've never had a problem.
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MiniMag 2xAA

Postby Ted » Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:23 am

Does anyone how much the Maglite MiniMag (2xAA) costs at the moment at big shops like Wallmart?

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Postby rycen » Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:32 am

About 8 dollars.

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Postby J Smith » Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:07 pm

I just picked up 2 of the 4 Ds.
Ted,I will keep an eye out.Sometimes they run them at about 4.00 this time of year.
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Postby Ted » Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:21 pm

$8 :)
$4 :D

That's EUR 6 / EUR 3 WOOHOO HAA HAA
They go for EUR 15-20, if not more, here...
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Postby rorschach » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:34 pm

Picked up a nice blue 4D today. Will put an EVERLED bulb replacement in and keep it in the truck.

Ted, I highly recommend a madmax or badboy to put in your new minimag. I have one and it is brighter and whiter than my ARC LS.
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Postby Ted » Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:17 am

rorschach, I'll try do those. I was planning for an Opalec (already have on and like it a lot), but this will be a good oppertinity to try those out!

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Postby Jurphaas » Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:04 am

Ho,Ho,Ho - Gentlemen, now you are talking. I hear you, customizing MagLights???? I don't consider MagLights the best choice one can make but, I must admit they are cheap and they are everywhere, just everywhere.

Sure Ted, I'll bring you everything you would like to have, no sweat! Special delivery for a FF (forum friend).

Please explain all the customizing possibilities and explain the parts needed and where one can obtain these parts...

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Postby Ted » Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:12 am

Jur,

I currently use an Opalec Newbeam upgrade in my MiniMag.

http://www.opalec.com/products.html

This is a fully regulated (current+voltage) 3xled module. It gives a very nice flood light. You don't need the reflector anymore in the Minimag.
Very good for camping and close-up work. On 2xAA it runs at about 10 hours at full brightness. When it runs out of battery power, a small red-led indicates that.

What I've also used is TerraLUX MiniStar2. Now my brother-in-law has it.

http://www.terralux.biz/products/

This is a Luxeon Star led (like you have in your Arc LSL), which comes with a modified reflector. This one has much more light output and because you can still use the reflector, it has more throw (a narrower beam). Battery life is shorter of course then the Opalec.

Terralux also recently made a MiniStar1, which has 4x3mm leds. I haven't tried that one out yet.

What Rorschach is suggesting are the MadMax (MM) and BadBoy (BB) modules offered by TheLedGuy. There's a forum on CPF dedicated to these modules.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/ubbthr ... wichShoppe
I honestly still haven't figured out if these modules are ready to insert in a MiniMag, or if other stuff is required.

Another good upgrade for a MiniMag is a kroll switch. That's the same switch that's on your Arc LSL-L. What you can try is unscrew the rubber switch from your Arc LSL. Then unscrew the tail cap of your minimag and screw the rubber switch on the MiniMag. Now you have a clicky-MiniMag :)
Kroll switches are availble from the same site that sells the MadMax & BadBoy stuff.
http://www.anlighten.com/shop/default.php

My ideal EDC would be an Opalec module that run's on a 1x123 battery in a very small housing, like this one here:
http://dmcleish.com/CPF/E1E-NewBeam/index.html

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Postby rorschach » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:45 am

Ted wrote:
...MadMax (MM) and BadBoy (BB) ...

I honestly still haven't figured out if these modules are ready to insert in a MiniMag, or if other stuff is required.
Hi Ted, because I regularly use alkalines, I really like my MadMax (maxed out for brightness.) Once you buy one of the complete drop in modules , it is very easy to install . I also got the NX05 optic upgrade($1) , it works well.

Good luck!
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Postby Ted » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:52 am

Rorschach, thanks for the link. Never found that one before.
Do you know which model has the most throw/highest output/narrowest beam? (and doesn't melt the minimag... :p )
Probably one with a fraen optic?

Thanks,
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Postby rorschach » Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:10 am

Yes, I think it is very close, and depends on the batteries you use. I think the Madmax will stay brighter longer, but BadBay initial brightness will be better. To complicate matters, I have an older MadMax, so things have likely changed.

I'll refer you to some newer data here
and here
and also here
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Postby J Smith » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:53 pm

I just found some copper color AA maglights at Target tonight.
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Postby J Smith » Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:08 pm

Rorschach where did you get the EVERLED and how bright is it compared to the incan bulb.
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Postby rorschach » Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:27 pm

Jeff, I got mine from LED Supply (on sale now five bucks off through tomorrow)
and they are brighter and longer lasting than the stock incan bulbs. Here's a runtime and brightness graph
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