Brinkmann Bulbs

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I have a Maglite 4D and I've heard that Brinkmann bulbs improve on the Magbulbs by a lot, I'm just wondering if this is true since the only data I've found was for the Nexstar Mini Maglite bulbs.......and also can anyone comment about how Brinkmann flashlights are? or should I just stay with the trusted maglite and switch in the brinkmann bulb? is it a Nexstar the brinkmann 4d bulb?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Herky:
I have a Maglite 4D and I've heard that Brinkmann bulbs improve on the Magbulbs by a lot, since the only data I've found was for the Nexstar Mini Maglite bulbs.......about how Brinkmann flashlights are? or should I just stay with the trusted maglite and switch in the brinkmann bulb? is it a Nexstar the brinkmann 4d bulb?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Brinkmann Nexstar bulb is a xenon bipin lamp for the 2AA Brinkmann Nexstar flashlight. It also fits the 2AA and 2AAA Mini Maglites, where it provises a substantial increase in whiter and brighter light. Aside from this lamp, I don't think Brinkmann's larger flashlighs offer anything of an improvement over a Maglite; unless in some discount stores they may be less expensive. Maglites are designed to be tough, reliable lights, and they are. There are newer, brighter flashlights, most made of various polymers, but Maglite pretty well defines the heavy duty aluminum flashlight. The 3D is their largest seller; many to LEO agencies. They are reasonably bright, and make a good emergency baton, a la Rodney King.

I like Maglites; I still use the very first one i bought. The relatively few Brinkmann lights I've purchased over the years have been dissapointing, with the exception of discovering the Nexstar lamp will fit the much smaller Mini Maglite. My Nexstar light itself has long been retired to a dusty shelf, minus the lamp.
 

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Ok I finally picked up a HPR50 from Radio Shack, and hell yah it's a great upgrade from the standard bulb. Very white, very intense, a bit of rings in the beam....but I like it, as Maglites aren't suppose to be precision perfect like Surefires anyway....I've seen someone rate teh HPR50 at 60 lumens...I plan on getting a Surefire 6P soon, and that's rated at 65lumens....I like I like.....hehe.
 
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