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    Default Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    What's the best and brightest LED upgrade for the 2AAA mini mag, no budget, just simply want the best. Searches point to the Terralux TLE-20 but I'm wondering if there's something better.
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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    Ever since high powered LED flashlights hit the stores, LED upgrades are harder and harder to find.
    With the 2AAA minimag not the most popular mag the TLE-20 and some chinese clones of it are all you will find now. The TLE-20 is not all that bright and the beam is horrible - the hotspot and corona is different colour tint making it hard to see.

    If you want a good light in the 2AAA format the Neutral-white 4sevens Preon 2 is probably your best bet.

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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    I was gonan spend big bucks to upgrade my AA minimaglight... By the time I spend that much, I may as well just pay $25 for another Solarforce LED... So, I just bought the cheap one...

    There are probably other lights similiar in size to your AAA light that would be better than spending the most $ for an expensive upgrade.
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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    On ebay, there is a 20 lumen upgrade for $8.50 delivered and a 18.5lm upgrade for $7.50. And for $12.95, you get the 36 lumen TLE-20.

    The TLE-20 runs at .5 watt. It has been upgraded from 25 to 30 and now rated at 36lm.

    Only thing better is what you make yourself.

    An XPG R5 at 1/2 watt would crank out ~60-75lm and I would guess that it would work well enough direct drive.

    I'm happy with my 20lm upgrade. My 2aaa maglite is very very old and needed a bulb anyway. Its being used again!!!

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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    Yeah I might just go ahead and try the TLE-20. It's a shame that there wasn't more attention towards aftermarket options for the 2AAA mini mag, all the attention was focused on it's big brother, the 2AA. Regardless, I will continue to use my 2AAA, even using the stock incan lamp it is still one of my favorite lights to use.
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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    Quote Originally Posted by deadrx7conv View Post
    I'm happy with my 20lm upgrade
    How is the beam, better than the "horrible" TLE-20 beam reported by LEDninja?

    Can you please provide a link to your upgrade, or a more accurate reference allowing me to find it on eBay?

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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    ebow86 have you bought your TLE-20 yet?
    If not I have a spare.
    No reflector. I do but I have painted it white to try reduce the ringy beam. Now its all flood.
    PM me your address if you are still interested.

    If not please post here so I can offer it to Cemoi.

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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    http://myworld.ebay.com/sinounionechnologyld

    Beam is good enough and definitely better than what the original bulb was.

    The 2aaa mini mag has its purpose, as long as you don't expect it to replace a monster spotlight.

    I'm not a lumen junkie. Most of my cheapo flashlights... have been upgraded with LED. Definitely worth the money vs disposing old & buying new.

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    Default Re: Brightest LED upgrade for 2AAA Mini-Mag

    Would you consider a Preon II? Not sure what your Mini-Mag is like compared to the Preon, but I've got to say, I'm extremely impressed with the Preon. Mind boggling output, three levels, beautiful beam, clicky tailcap.
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