Mini Maglite led bulb

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mercalia
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Mini Maglite led bulb

Postby mercalia » 11 Jan 2017, 5:41pm

Mini Maglite led buld upgrade

I ve had one of these for some time and down to the last bulb so was glad to see that you can get pop in led replacements at not too high a price so I got one. very bright and the focus does still work but maybe not (not sure if less good) do well as with the less bright normal bulbs

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271996803264?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Brucey
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Re: Mini Maglite led bulb

Postby Brucey » 11 Jan 2017, 6:45pm

I've had a Nite Ize LED conversion for (about seven?) years. Similar power, similar price, can still focus OK.

They now do a mini-Maglite conversion that includes a replacement tailcap, with a switch in it. This is quite handy because this way the torch will retain whatever focus setting was last used.

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mercalia
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Re: Mini Maglite led bulb

Postby mercalia » 11 Jan 2017, 10:18pm

Brucey wrote:I've had a Nite Ize LED conversion for (about seven?) years. Similar power, similar price, can still focus OK.

They now do a mini-Maglite conversion that includes a replacement tailcap, with a switch in it. This is quite handy because this way the torch will retain whatever focus setting was last used.

cheers



is this it?
http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/nite_ize_led_upgrade_ii_combo_light__replacement/?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=directory&utm_content=GBR&currency=GBP&country=GBR&SelectedBundle=171319&SelectedItem=604797&gclid=CI6n2IqQu9ECFe0A0wod98gMyg


the blurb says 30 lumens where as the one I got says 100 if u believe it

one of the things I like about the led upgrade is now can use rechargeable batteries?

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Re: Mini Maglite led bulb

Postby Brucey » 11 Jan 2017, 11:37pm

the manufacturers claim 55 lumens...

http://www.niteize.co.uk/products/1-watt-l-e-d-upgrade-ii

I would take it all with a pinch of salt; as well as the output, the actual brightness of the beam depends on how well focused the beam is.... I think that close-up, if the torch were more powerful, it would perhaps be too bright and rather uncomfortable to use.

Mine is an earlier model Night Ize, which IIRC also came with a replacement reflector. The light output is 'warm white' which is much nicer to use. The new reflector is designed to better match the light output of the LED and doesn't give a 'hollow beam'. [Possibly the 'stalk' geometry of the LED you have bought is a better match for the original reflector design than older LED conversions.] However the replacement reflector is also shorter than the original one, thus making the engagement of the screw threads in the focusing assy the same as it was originally. Most conversions space the front of the torch outwards, losing a turn or two of screw thread engagement, because there is a thick base to the new LED.

I don't know that all conversions work equally well with different voltage batteries; I find that the brightness varies with the state of the batteries, even if the colour temperature of the light doesn't.

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Re: Mini Maglite led bulb

Postby mercalia » 12 Jan 2017, 2:41am

well mine does give a hollow beam of reduced brightness it seems, when not in beam mode ie when screwd out but will give a concentrated beam as before, realy surprising how strong a beam it is. should have done this before but didn't know it was possible only found it from an ebay search for the normal bulbs. good enough for me

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Re: Mini Maglite led bulb

Postby Boyd » 12 Jan 2017, 6:56pm

I use company for replacement bulbs for old lamps but they maglites as well
http://www.reflectalite.com/LEDpage.html
Replaced a bulb on an old rear light, very very bright.