Every since I converted my tired Mag2D into a Mag11 I couldn't have been more happy with the light output. I've used it around the house a bit and horsed around with it a bit at work.
Last night I'm actually using it at work to look for someone who didn't want to be found. I'd had the light on for about 15 minutes....on and off....All of the sudden the light went out....I figured the batteries had died and was ticked off as the batteries should have lasted about three times that long....
However, all was not lost, I pulled a small wonder from inside my shirt....some know it as the Lioncub, and finished my work.
I put my mag in the trunk of my car and didn't look at it until this morning. I was about to charge the batteries when I noticed that it was not the batteries that were out, but that the bulb had basically exploded inside the head of the flashlight- filling the head with broken glass and covering the reflector with white crud.
Now this bulb only had, at most, two hours of usage prior to it departing this earth. I love the light output, but I'm hoping future bulbs will be a bit more reliable. Even if I had a bulb in the tailcap to replace it, it's going to take some work to clean up the reflector well enough to use it again.
This bulb was potted, and I'm wondering if using a potted bulb is somewhat less reliable than using a straight bi-pin setup.
I'm thinking I'll replace the bulb with a ROP bulb and try out that setup. Seems that ROP users are pretty darned happy...besides, then I can say I made a ROP also.