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I don’t think I’ve ever owned a maglite, so after some thought I decided my first will be a minimag aa LED warm white. It comes with a silver tailcap which looks weird so I bought a replacement tailcap in black to match with the rest of the body.
 
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My first mag, I like it!

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It is the warm white LED version and it doesn’t disappoint. The tint is indeed warm and pleasing to the eye.

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After a while of searching I finally have a surefire C2 on the way!
 
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I bought my first headlamp, a fenix HM23. Don’t know why I went so long without owning one as they are often very convenient for my work.

When I need a headlamp I would always use a hat and clip the light to it. This is a good method but also has its downsides. It doesn’t work well when in a tight crawl space for example.
 
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Finally found a Sunwayman V10r Ti! Hopefully it's here this week.
 
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It has been some time since I scored a vintage Maglite for my collection but today I found another well preserved old school Maglite 6C. :geek:
 
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Couple Malkoff Wildcat heads to replace the M91s I sold.
 
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I bought my first headlamp, a fenix HM23. Don’t know why I went so long without owning one as they are often very convenient for my work.

When I need a headlamp I would always use a hat and clip the light to it. This is a good method but also has its downsides. It doesn’t work well when in a tight crawl space for example.

You'll never know how you lived so long without one.
 
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My first mag, I like it!

It is the warm white LED version and it doesn’t disappoint. The tint is indeed warm and pleasing to the eye.
Nice. I have the XL50 warm and really like it. It's very capable and I've recommended it to a few non-enthusiast friends and family members. Great little AAA lights for the price.

I have a Pelican M3 Incan coming, and need to order a nice 2xAA drop in to follow it.
 
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The lastest lights that came in were a zebra H600w II, G2X pro 200lm model & incan. streamlight strion.

Like that Incan. Strion choice. Mine served several years flawlessly in fairly tough use in a heavy industrial setting and has never let me down to this day. Yes, it was moved to 'backup' status by an LED Strion.
 
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Like that Incan. Strion choice. Mine served several years flawlessly in fairly tough use in a heavy industrial setting and has never let me down to this day. Yes, it was moved to 'backup' status by an LED Strion.
I just got it. I love the simplicity and design of those classic lights. Still plenty bright for most tasks & the ergos are just fantastic. Modern lights with their milling look fancy but ive found something like an old school mag-lite or round body 6p to be much more comfortable. I wonder why manufacturers went away from that? No need to reinvent the wheel.

Its always great to see older lights like this still brand new and unused. Even the battery still measured at 4V, which surprised me. Spare bulb in the tailcap. Works great.
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I ordered a malkoff VME head and an M31W. I’m gonna have a lot of fun with these.

I ought to sell most of my other lights, since none of them bring me the joy that malkoff/surefire combo’s do.
 
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I just got it. I love the simplicity and design of those classic lights. Still plenty bright for most tasks & the ergos are just fantastic. Modern lights with their milling look fancy but ive found something like an old school mag-lite or round body 6p to be much more comfortable. I wonder why manufacturers went away from that? No need to reinvent the wheel.

Its always great to see older lights like this still brand new and unused. Even the battery still measured at 4V, which surprised me. Spare bulb in the tailcap. Works great.
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Cool! First gen type. Nice low S/N too!!

Apparently customers complained that it was not grippy enough so Streamlight cut circular grooves along the body to aid grip. And it is more grippy.

Below (bottom to top) is a 1st gen, a TerraLux upgraded 2nd gen and a 275 lumen LED version
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The TerraLux is much brighter but if you ever decide to go back stock the pins of the TerraLux have oversized the holes enough to cause the bi-pin light bulb to come out easily if the rubber grip ring around the light bulb (attached to the reflector) has become brittle over time and crumbles.
 
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Cool! First gen type. Nice low S/N too!!

Apparently customers complained that it was not grippy enough so Streamlight cut circular grooves along the body to aid grip. And it is more grippy.

The TerraLux is much brighter but if you ever decide to go back stock the pins of the TerraLux have oversized the holes enough to cause the bi-pin light bulb to come out easily if the rubber grip ring around the light bulb (attached to the reflector) has become brittle over time and crumbles.
The cell has "2004" printed on it. Im just surprised the battery still holds a charge considering its almost 2 decades old.

Are those TerraLux kits still available anywhere?
 
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Received a new Zebralight H502pr Photo Red AA Flood Headlamp. I have absolutely no idea what I'll do with it, but she's a beauty.
Cree Red XP-E Photo Red (650-670 nm) LED.

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