I was wandering around that company's website...I won't say the name, just in case...
Anyways, it came to me that, more than likely, the reason that the M-light's aren't improved or substantially redesigned (i.e. stipled reflector, Li-power, etc etc) is that if Mr. M. can't patent the design, he will not use the design. He has 81 patents registered, on just about everything flashlight related, and sues everybody (Brinkmann, Bison, Streamlight, etc) whom he thinks has infringed on his related patents.
I personally think he's stifling his own company's development...
Did you all see the legal-beagle info on the website, the agreement to "use" the website reads like a legal sourcebook...And, don't forget, if you submit any ideas, suggestions, new product designs, they become the property of Mr. M...
Don't use the M word, anymore...it may be dangerous...
IIRC, some years back our boy lost half or more of his company in a nasty divorce. They awarded his wife/partner something like $90 million. (He lived a couple miles from me at the time so it was hot local news)
Maybe the lawyers for the ex-spouse are in on this fiasco too?
I am glad to say that I never bought too many of "those lights" and have absolutely no need to buy any more of them. There are plenty of other nice lights out there from the cutting edge companies to save up for and buy one day. That is where my $$$ goes. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
So as I start to count my pennies for a badboy or madmax pill, what other flashlights will it fit into? The examples on Dat2Zip's page show one of the above talked about lights, but I might prefer an alternative.
Among Flashlight freaks (termed Flashaholics) we find the Maglite line of flashlites
to be among the best built lighting devices out there.
I KNOW youve heard this before. If you would offer an orange peel or otherwise
faceted reflector option, we cant help but feel that C and D cell Mags would FLY
into the hands of we who are serious about light.
I mean no disrespect. I own 2 Solitaires, 1 Mini Mag 2AA, 1 2C, 2 2D, 1 3D, and 1 4D.
The C cells in particular would be fantastic with faceted reflectors!
As you can see there is a 'thumb up our nose' at us!!!