So I went ahead and just got the 272 lumen AA Pro model without the (+). Got it in grey. What a powerful light! I just can't find the Pro+ in any brick and mortar. Besides, I have the 47 lumen Solitaire, the 60 lumen Surefire, the 100 lumen AAA, and the really old 3 cell D. Who needs a second or third lower setting when I have all of those to choose from?I also got a Nite Ize L.E.D. / tail switch upgrade. I installed only the tail switch and it didn't work. I don't know if it only works in conjunction with the LED it comes with, or if it just doesn't work with a light that is already more powerful.
Right. Maybe I did fall for that little red herring at first, but I soon realized the error. Still nothing. I'll try again tomorrow. Maybe I'm still missing something. The Nite Ize bulb and head yields only about 30 lumen, so if this tail switch is dependent on including that head and bulb, I will abandon it.Interesting how the LED AA is longer than the incandescent AA by about half an inch. Small price to pay for going from something like 14 lumens to 272.
Mornin fellas.Just after 7am here and I can report that using just the tail switch of this NiteIze Innovation LED Upgrade Combo II for AA Mini MagLite (purchased at Home Depot) just does not work on the 272 lumen AA Min MagLite Pro. Again, the NiteIze set comes with a 30 lumen bulb and reflector dish and it may work in conjunction with that. I haven't swapped out the bulb and dish because I'm not willing to diminish the light source by some 240 down to a mere 30 lumens just to find out.It may work for the old school Mini MagLite AA' s, I don't know. Maybe it has to do with the circuitry. The only old-school MiniMaglite I have is NOS NIP bundled with that OG Super Tool, and I can't bring myself to open it for this.Woods, did you allude to knowing of an MTo member who might be interested in that ST MagLite set?
Ok, so I picked up the 111 lumen 2xAAA, and a red 47 lumen Solitaire.They are nice. I slid the Solitaire into the side pocket of my Leatherman Surge. The 111 lumen is nice too, although maybe a little thin for its length and I wouldn't mind if the head was also kindled, like on the Solitaire. I will try both of them later during the dog walk.I tried to compare the brightness and beam to that of my Surefire 60, and then I realized, the batteries in the Surefire are many months old and it is not at its brightest. Will refill the batteries this week and compare again, at the local high school football field to check for distance of beam.I bought the old triple D cell either in the very late 80's or early 90's. It still works, but the crystal is all scratched up, the bulb never seems to quite focus, and the anodized aluminum is all chipped and scratched up as well. I may do an LED upgrade and purchase a new crystal.I was going to buy the 272 lumen 2xAA, however, it was $26 at home depot and did not offer multiple brightness settings, which I thought was an option on the 272 lumen...
I know right!! I did get one as I needed one to stash for the garage. Amazon does have the pro + for 281 lumens. But I like the simple 1 mode and for what I need 200+ lumens is an overkill. I actually found the whole lumen thing confusing. Some sites advertise a different lumen than the pics, and the Maglite homepage doesn’t even list the pro plus 281 lumen. Also the runtime for both pro and pro plus at different lumens is the same 2.5 hrs. But I guess the 9 lumen difference doesn’t really make that big of a drain.