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I modded my maglite. 2060

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I modded my maglite.
« on: October 13, 2010, 12:26:25 AM »
I bought a nie ize led upgrade combo II with regular tail cap switch non IQ.   installed it on my AA mini maglite and I absolutely love it, I never have really had a chance to handle a "high", (30), lumen flashlight before.
EDIT Also gave it a good cleaning of the lens while it was apart.  Much better now. The lens has never been cleaned, I have owned the light for about 10-11 months.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 01:01:04 AM by Agent X68 »

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 12:42:32 AM »
You really need to play with a "high" lumen flashlight.  :D  Many will blow that Maglite away.

Having said that, for sheer reliability you can't go wrong with a LED Mag  :salute:

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 12:51:42 AM »
$10 would have gotten you a more powerful standalone flashlite than the upgraded maglite...
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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 12:55:18 AM »
$10 would have gotten you a more powerful standalone flashlite than the upgraded maglite...

Not all about power though.  Maglites are nice lights in their own right.

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 03:23:42 AM »
Agent,  it's fun to mod things sometimes huh?  Glad your happy with it and it's pumping out the Lumen.  :tu:
It's funny how little lumen it takes to light things up.  I have an E1E rated at 15 Lumen and it's a total surprise
when you click the lil' gaffer on.  :)
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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 04:08:52 AM »
The 2 AA mag is well worth upgrading for a few bucks - really well made kit and a focusable beam  :tu:

I did just that to mine as it was probably the first decent light I bought :)

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 06:29:45 AM »
Mags are bullet proof in their own right.  I have about 10, and I beat the hell out of them! 

Sean

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 11:19:39 AM »
I still have a AA Maglite in my toolbox that I got about 12 years ago. Maybe I'll give it an upgrade. I have brighter lights but like Mercury said they're bullet proof. I consider them an icon.

Erick
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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 12:51:46 PM »
I have a nice collection of maglites and am looking at getting one of the new XL100's.

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 01:12:22 PM »
Nuphoria
Where did you get your upgrade thingy for your 2AA?
Over here? link please  :tu:

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2010, 02:02:52 PM »
Too bad no one seems to have a tail cap switch that works with the newer MAG-LEDs, the multi-mode ones.  That would be a pretty good light for the average joe.

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2010, 02:39:24 PM »
I have two upgrades right now for my 2AA Maglites

One is a TerraLux MiniStar2 Extreme. The other is a Nite Ize LED upgrade with tail cap switch.

The Nite Ize has 3 LEDs and this gives a nice wide beam...but it isn't terribly strong. A nice light to light up a room in the dark though. I love the tail cap switch.

The TerraLux is a bright little upgrade. I would say 2 to 3x as strong as the Nite Ize (subjective). It is brighter then my 3 AA cell LED Maglite.


What I did, I combined the TerraLux head with the Nite Ize tail switch. Now I have a real good Maglite that I am super happy with.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 02:42:01 PM by Chako »

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2010, 06:32:23 PM »
Nuphoria
Where did you get your upgrade thingy for your 2AA?
Over here? link please  :tu:

Mine is the TerraLux TLE-5EX as seen here: http://www.thetorchsite.co.uk/TerraLUX_TLE-5EX.html
I can't remember where I got mine or if it was less than this but I think there might be a discount code around for this site  :think:

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2010, 07:30:04 PM »
Nice usable mod mate. And it's good to see you recycling the torch rather than just replacing it :tu:

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2010, 08:59:04 PM »
Nuphoria
Thanks for that,  :twak: Bugger more things to save up for


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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2010, 09:11:25 PM »
Nuphoria
Thanks for that,  :twak: Bugger more things to save up for




Aww.... poor Tony  >:D

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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2010, 09:19:31 PM »
Its my piggy bank I feel sorry for   >:D





Here piggy piggy  :twak:

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Ambidangerous Mistress of Mod Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,072 I'm not all bad, I'm just drawn that way.
Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2010, 12:21:26 AM »
Oh no  :o



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Re: I modded my maglite.
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2010, 12:51:42 PM »
 :rofl:


Don't make me laugh  :twak:   its very sad!  >:(

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