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I currently have two torches by model designation of " Maglite". One of them is a five cell, and the other torch a six cell. Have owned them for about 15 years by now. There was a time when i was not aware they existed on the market. My decision to purchase this particular model was influenced by a relation. Used to own torches purchased from supermarkets, and they were cheap and nasty.

The relation as in brother was highly amused. What have you got there? He then commented something to the effect of " That's not a torch! You need a real torch. I'll show you what a proper torch is. Check this out" My smile was consistent as he demonstrated the functionality and quality of his " Maglite". Adjustable focus for spot and wide beam. Globe can be changed over for something with more performance.

The weight and balance felt comfortable. Overall build quality is pleasing. The length of light beam on a dark night is acceptable. Obviously not the power of flood lights but for a torch it is impressive. To summarise my brother influenced the decision to purchase this quality built product. I also acquired a mini maglite.

Have no regrets in context of this model. During those 15 years no componentry has been replaced. Obviously batterys are changed for new when they are flat. The life span of globes is acceptable. My other influence is that some emergency services down under use ' Maglites'. Reliability and quality would be the important criteria. :) :thumb:

Lost the mini maglite recently. Will purchase a little compact maglite for versatility. The mini version is quite practical, as women might find the large six cell models a tad heavy and cumbersome. I found the little mag just the trick for use in the car. Fits anywhere. In your pocket or within console or glove box. :)
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Good review. I have a couple Mags myself. Costs more, but the quality of build and performance is so superior it negates the additional cost. I have one that is about 15 years old as well. My two mini's are about the same age. :thumb:
:clap: Great Review there Stone! I have a coupel smaller ones too. They hold the AA and AAA batteries. They put out awesome light and what I like, you can focus the beam as needed. Again, thanks for the post, I never would have remembered to think about flashlights.............. :doh:
P.S. Your comment about the women....... , "as women might find the large six cell models a tad heavy and cumbersome" Here in the states. Women carry (sometimes) Large Purses a six cell is just the ticket to carry for them. For when a bloke (punk) decides to attack them. They pull out the 6 cell, right in the head or down-under (between legs) and guaranteed, that "They saw the light"........... :beer:
If I didn't get torches free from work, I'd be buying Maglite. They really are worth the extra money. The large ones are handy if you get into a spot of bother too if you catch my drift. :bang:
Yes. Maglites are great, until you need a new bulb... 11 dollars! :shock: With my penchant to lose flashlights (and everything else for that matter) I'll stick with the "cheapies"
I have the 4 D cell, three AA unit, and two 2 cell AA units. Been using them for years at work. I converted my three and four cell to LED. Which puts them at 3 WATTS of power. Very bright.
I was just going to suggest the LED conversion, you beat me to over a week! DUH! No grass growng under my feet. Too much shade!
jonas1022 said:
I was just going to suggest the LED conversion, you beat me to over a week! DUH! No grass growng under my feet. Too much shade!
:hyst: I'm usually guilty of that.
i use my mini mag on a daily basis as a mechanic i find it very useful
I keep a huge red one in the back of Ellie. Takes 4 D batteries...hasn't failed me yet!

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