(Image removed from quote.)Stumbled across this MiniMag that I'm pretty sure my dad threw in my Xmas stocking during my young adult years as a "Now that you're a man, you need a man's flashlight"-type deal along with a mechanic's tool set. Never found much need for it but have thrown it in my bag now that I'm dabbling in the EDC world as the Endtimes loom large. Never knew about this quirky "candle" mode - neat!
Wow - thats a blast from the past. Does anyone know if these are being improved upon? I have had several of the regular Minimags, and I got an LED version when I first saw it years ago. Are the new LED versions particularly good?
I have a Solitaire LED on my keys and can't beat it for a keychain light.
I came here to ask about that. I see amazon has it for under $5. I just bought the olight keychain for $18 (no regrets, that thing is BRIGHT).Was just curious how the Solitaire is being that it is so cheap.
seems to me that the < $5 Maglite is the incancescent Solitaire... ?
You would be correct.
I've gone throught my fair share of these, and the trouble Ive had is that eventually I can't get the tailcap unstuck to replace the battery. I suppose it overtightens due to daily torque and pulling on the keys. So they wind up becoming disposable. According to the specs, the LED solitaire is as bright as one of my camping flashlights... So that's not bad at all. I'm not afraid to admit it to my friends here, but I just went through the exercise of deciding on an Olight for EDC... as one does on a Saturday morning. I did manage to stop myself from submitting the credit card info... just now... as I remembered (by reading MY OWN smurfin' previous post) how many flashlights I have laying around unused.
Selfmade Maglite Wall lamp (Image removed from quote.)Gesendet von meinem SM-A600FN mit Tapatalk
My kinda wall light! In regards to the AA Maglite, I have an older incan version I've thought about doing the conversion on. Also, I've thought of just getting an LED mini Maglite AA. Is it worth doing the conversion on the incan I have or just getting the LED version?
[/b]It depends; if, like me, you don't like to throw away still-working tools/appliances, etc., or it has sentimental value then yes. If it is cost versus function, no. The Terralux modules (last I checked) were close to 100 lumens and priced at $18-24 USD, and the Nite Ize is 30 lumens for $8-10 USD a new LED Minimaglite has closer to 200lumens and priced at $24-28USD (there's a Mini Pro with 240 lumens and multi function switch, but cannot comment on it as I don't have it). The incans are somewhat shorter (by about 1/4" or 6mm), and the light head is stubbier.Hope this can help.
I was comparing between the mod kit and a new aaa led and it almost makes sense to go with the new one. Yet again, there are so many flashlight choices out there. .I'm sure I could find a place to stash my incan aa Maglite if I went with something else.