AA Minimag LED Collection - Part 1

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Click HERE for incan minimag thread.

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Thread about minimag collecting, but the LED variety.
 
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Thanks for the new thread. I'll start off by asking if anyone has any ideas of where to find the latest Gen 3 Multi-Mode lights. Z-Battery has the Silver and the Gray. I have been looking for Red, Blue, Black, and Camo.

I have all 3 versions of the Silver. They all have the same model number SP2210HJ. This is the blister pack version. Ordering these online might be tricky, the retailers I have looked at all seem to use the a picture that may or may not represent the actual item. It would be best to ask them, before ordering , which style they have.

I have sent a few notes to Maglite customer support asking where the latest lights are going. The answer is basically ' Maglite sells to a distributor. After that they don't know where they go.' Not really much help there.
 

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Thanks for the new thread. I'll start off by asking if anyone has any ideas of where to find the latest Gen 3 Multi-Mode lights. Z-Battery has the Silver and the Gray. I have been looking for Red, Blue, Black, and Camo.
Locally I've found Grey, Silver, Red, and Black.

EDIT: I forgot that there are 2 versions of the latest (Rebel) mini MagLED - with the lanyard tailcap and the original mini MagLED tailcap (no lanyard hole)
I have to check the store again to see which version they are carrying.
 
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Just a word of caution to anyone wanting a specific generation MagLED. Each Generation in the same color has the same model number. Some online retailers have the right pictures with the light they are selling, some don't. A few will substitute the multi-mode LED ( gen 2 or 3 ) for a single mode light...

If you order on line, it is best to ask which lights they have in stock.
 

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Must be time for some pictures - Here is my Gen 1 Collection

First some 3 AA lights.

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serial numbers

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Now a few 2 AA lights

2AAGen1.jpg


serial numbers

2AAGen1Serial.jpg


whoops - how did this get here ??

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This is the balance of the collection. I have a couple of duplicate Gen 2 MagLEDs. Interesting to note - I have 2 Black ones, one serial starts with 20, the other with 2R. Both are the multi-mode MagLEDs..

2AAGen2.jpg


check out the serial on the black light

2AAGen2serial.jpg


These are the Gen 2 MagLEDs with the Lanyard tailcap, the bodies are a little shorter than the non-lanyard tailcap. So far, I have only been able to get a silver and a gray.

2AAGen2lanyard.jpg


and the serial numbers..

2AAGen2lanyardserial.jpg


and - just to keep it interesting - a little visitor.

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Will,
Great photos! Thanks for sharing with us! Especially the bonus ones! You are a really great photographer.
On another note, could you please post to this new "LED" thread, your definitions of Gen 1, Gen 2 and Gen 3.
Respectfully,
boudreaux
 

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This is my interpretation - subject to change

Gen 1 - single mode light, knurled tailcap, no lanyard hole, serial numbers start with 20 or 2T, 30 for the 3AA models

Gen 2 - Multi Mode light ( Hi, Low, Strobe, SOS ), Rebel LED, knurled tailcap, no lanyard hole. serial numbers start with 2R
( I got one that starts with 20, I think Maglite was using up the bodies they already produced )

Gen 2A, or Gen 3, most places just call it Gen 2. Multi Mode ( Hi, Low, Strobe, SOS ) old style tailcap with lanyard hole, these also have a slightly shorter body. Probably the best is to call them Gen 2 with a lanyard tailcap.

Also take note, Maglite uses the same model number for all 3 styles for the same color, in the same packaging.

The Gen 2 lights are nice little lights for the money - around $20 or so..
 
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Just got back from Target here in Florida. They had one each of the multi-mode mini-magleds in gray, silver, red, and blue. I picked up the red and the blue - These are the 2AAs with the lanyard tailcap.

still missing, and I believe they are not yet in production are the black and the camo.
 

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My local Target and Wal-mart in Northern CA, as well as a Wal-mart in LA that I went to during Black Friday, both have the black Rebel with lanyard tailcap...think I saw it at Fry's too.

A little side note...I saw a grey 2AA at Wal-mart with the Rebel and a S/N that started with TR000XXXXXX. I was a bit wary of it and picked up a 2R000999XXX one instead. Any insights to the "TR" series? It was identical to the one that I got.
 

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I found a red Gen 3 ( with the lanyard hole ) in Lowes. This was mixed in with a box of Gray Gen 2 ( solid tailcap ) LEDs.

It looks like the 4 colors out there for the Gen 3 LEDs are gray, silver, blue, and red.
 

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I got one in red with the lanyard tailcap for a friend at Costco too. Serial number 2R00090XXXX, August 2009 manufacture.

Also saw a blue one with the lanyard tailcap at Target too. Serial number began with TR00XXXXXXX, which would most likely indicate September 2009 manufacture or newer.

I did notice that with newer build, I would say from 2R0009XXXXX onwards, the LED is more of a cool blue.
 

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I haven't seen this discussed in any other threads, so I hope this is not old news. I just looked at Maglite's updated website: The 3AA Mini-Mag is no longer listed. I don't know if it's just an oversight or if a new "multi-mode" version is in the works. For now, it looks like the 3AA model is discontinued.
 
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