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Old 01-03-2011, 05:51 PM
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Yeah buy a new one. Im not shitin ya here, I shined the red one down the street, It was lighting up a house at least 4 blocks away. Very impressive!

Stay away from the LED upgrade bulbs, spend your $10 on batteries....
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:28 PM
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have you tried swapping the ebay bulb into the red mag light?I ask because you said the old mag light was dim with the original bulb.you may have a corrosion problem causing low voltage
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:26 PM
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have you tried swapping the ebay bulb into the red mag light?I ask because you said the old mag light was dim with the original bulb.you may have a corrosion problem causing low voltage
They dont come out of the new ones, at least I couldn't get it out...IDK

Mine wasn't dim, I think thats the other guys post.

anyone know if the led comes out of the new style...?
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:55 PM
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I saw one of the OEM led models today at WallyWorld... $40 for a 2D, PSHEW!!!
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:14 PM
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no no, a new LED mag lite that comes with an led is good to go, that is the brite one in my pic. The replacement LEDs to convert older lite over is no good.
Depends on the wattage of the bulb. The LED one you got off eBay, does it look like the one you already have in your other maglite (the one you bought with the LED already in it)?
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:44 AM
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Digging this thread back up just in time for Halloween...

I found an old 2AA maglite... really old like when it was called Brinkman or something like that, but the reflector was cracked & I obviously haven't used it in years.
I tried using one of my 20k mcd 5mm led's after a little modding to the reflector, & it was definitely whiter than the old bulb, but still nowhere near as bright as I wanted.

A quick evilBay search found this item #390353331941 a led conversion & tail cap switch combo. It came with a new reflector to fit the larger bulb assembly which has 3 led's & a tiny circuit board under it as well as the new tail cap switch.

All I can say is OH MY GOD WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!
It's like night & day. I grabbed my newer 2aa maglite with a stock bulb & this new/old one with the led conversion & the old one looked like a dim candle half a mile away while the led was almost like looking into one of my ohc led panels.

I also saw a single led version that uses the old reflector which should allow the focusing to remain intact, but I needed a new reflector, so I got this one. I'm thinking about getting one of the single led kits for my newer 2aa maglite now.
Don't quote me on the specs, but I think the led kit I got produces about 8 lumens of light & I believe the other aa version does around 30 - 40 lumens.

With that said, I've also seen a few new led replacements for the 2d+ lights that produce upwards of 140 lumens & one that claimed 500 lumens. I'm gonna have to add one of those to my list to see if Santa will bring me one this year

Looks like there might be hope for those of us who want to get more light out of our maglites & more life out of the batteries.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:27 AM
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Digging this thread back up just in time for Halloween...

I found an old 2AA maglite... really old like when it was called Brinkman or something like that, but the reflector was cracked & I obviously haven't used it in years.
I tried using one of my 20k mcd 5mm led's after a little modding to the reflector, & it was definitely whiter than the old bulb, but still nowhere near as bright as I wanted.

A quick evilBay search found this item #390353331941 a led conversion & tail cap switch combo. It came with a new reflector to fit the larger bulb assembly which has 3 led's & a tiny circuit board under it as well as the new tail cap switch.

All I can say is OH MY GOD WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!
It's like night & day. I grabbed my newer 2aa maglite with a stock bulb & this new/old one with the led conversion & the old one looked like a dim candle half a mile away while the led was almost like looking into one of my ohc led panels.

I also saw a single led version that uses the old reflector which should allow the focusing to remain intact, but I needed a new reflector, so I got this one. I'm thinking about getting one of the single led kits for my newer 2aa maglite now.
Don't quote me on the specs, but I think the led kit I got produces about 8 lumens of light & I believe the other aa version does around 30 - 40 lumens.

With that said, I've also seen a few new led replacements for the 2d+ lights that produce upwards of 140 lumens & one that claimed 500 lumens. I'm gonna have to add one of those to my list to see if Santa will bring me one this year

Looks like there might be hope for those of us who want to get more light out of our maglites & more life out of the batteries.


Pictures or I call shenanigans
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:13 PM
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lol

I'll try to get some comparison pics tonight.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:49 PM
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I have an LED unit in my 2AA maglight as well. Its very old, probably from 8 years ago when LED's were just coming out for this kind of thing. Even that old thing works great in the small light. I can easily see it not working so well in the larger ones as they're designed to use the reflector to make big light.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: Can I buy just a bulb for my Maglight?

I went to Wall Mart today and looked in there flashlight section. I couldn't find any bulbs. You have to buy the whole flashlight instead of a bulb. Damn it. I think Im gonna look on evilbay and see if I can find a l e d bulb.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:56 PM
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hope this helps; you need to buy the led conversion from maglite or at retail maglite place [lowes] there are cheap nockoffs out there, if you buy genuiwine mag it will make a big difference i have convereted several. http://www.nalpak.com/Maglite try this site. last time i was at lowes they had a nice size collection
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:33 PM
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Usually a spare in the end cap of all of them.
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I went to Wall Mart today and looked in there flashlight section. I couldn't find any bulbs. You have to buy the whole flashlight instead of a bulb. Damn it. I think Im gonna look on evilbay and see if I can find a l e d bulb.
You can get just the bulb over at Lowes!
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:47 PM
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Trust me. Purchase a 2cell mag with LED. There only like $20 now. The LED bulb to replace is junk.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:20 PM
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OK ladies, here's a few pics.... all taken tonight in my totally dark garage from the same distance from the garage door, about 8 feet.

Stock AA Maglite


AA Maglite with my single 5mm led mod


AA Maglite with Nite Ize led mod (3 led's)


Darcy 3x AAA light, single led


2D Maglite stock


My AA small flashlight 9v Krypton bulb mod


I'm seriously thinking about making a few of my small AA 9v modded lights to sell if anyone is interested....


After a little more research, I've found this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001I9TI4Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER to be the most popular led bulb swap for the 2-3 C & D cell Maglites.

Next time I get a gift card for Amazon, I'm probably gonna grab one to see how it works.

140 lumens, the same as the $40 led maglites at wallyworld. If you already have a 2-3 c or d maglite, this might be a good option.
The Nite Ize version doesn't seem to be as popular nor as bright.

Oh, Dcrymes... if you can't find any regular or Krypton bulbs let me know I grabbed a few the other day for some new experiments. It will probably cost more to ship it than I paid for the bulb though
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