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Old July 9, 2018, 04:35 PM   #1
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Why do I still use my Maglite?

I keep an old 2-Cell D Maglite next to my bed and anytime I hear a noise, power goes out, need a quick light, etc. I grab the big, bulky, dimly lit Maglite and head off.

At 27 lumens, this light packs a significantly smaller punch than my smallest EDC light, a 50/250 Lumen microsrtream, smaller than ONE of the batteries in my Maglite.

Sure, the thing can run for 8 hours with no problem, and I guess one could argue the heft of the damn thing is a weapon in itself.

Anyone else still use an old school Maglite or am I just crazy over here?
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Old July 9, 2018, 04:36 PM   #2
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You keep it near your bed because it can also double as a billy club.....
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Old July 9, 2018, 04:38 PM   #3
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Get the LED Bulb for it. No sense in burning your batteries on the old xenon bulbs. The Maglights do make a great contact weapon. Just ask Rodney King! LOL The smaller lights might be more practical in case you need that hand for other things.
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Old July 10, 2018, 06:09 AM   #4
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I've got 'em scattered through the house, do need to get the LED bulbs to upgrade tho. LOL
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Old July 10, 2018, 07:28 AM   #5
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Beyond use as a club, I don't know why anyone still uses those old Maglights. My Streamlight ProTac (2XAA) cranks out more light than my old Maglight.

I understand the Maglights make decent hosts for serious LED conversions though.
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Old July 10, 2018, 11:56 AM   #6
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Sounds like I need to find me an LED bulb for it!
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Old July 10, 2018, 03:40 PM   #7
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https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Maglite-F...D+for+Maglight

Here you go!
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