I got mine at target when they first came out. At first I didn't see much of a point to the (20%/43 lumen) low mode because, inside at least, it was hard to tell it from full power. Take it outside and you can tell the difference at a distance and you also get the much increased runtime, but I would like it better if they changed it to 10%/21 lumens - even at this level it still would be a couple lumens brighter than the old 2D with a krypton bulb.The updated 2D classic is a bit over 200 lumens, has a several hours runtime and an optional low that appears nearly as bright but has like 10x the run time of high.
When it first came out in 019 Grainger hardware store was the only place to buy it and only available in black but now Maglite sells it at their site in several colors. Classic 2D only better.
The LX's were crimson red type 3 ano'd, more of a blood red than the standard fire engine looking type 2 anodized red.Red or orange makes any flashlight at least twice as cool. At least.
I remember seeing a red ml50lx for sale at some point. Now that was a cool looking light.
I haven't tried it, but I think it would probably work. You would need to swap the switch with the LED module for the incan switch assembly.It's a 2D from Maglite's site earlier this year. They show is separate from the 'normal' colored 2D incans. [At some point I'm going to see if the updated classic LED light assembly (or the 168 lumen one) can directly swap with the midnight blue light assembly.]
I read 3D was even more popular than 2D back in the day.
It seems D cell lights were way more popular than C cell lights back then.
Back in 018 or 019 (iirc) I bought a 3D ML300 and 3C ML50 from Sprawl Mart. The C was 52,xxx. The D was 199,xxx. They both sit next to eeach other in my LED Maglite collection.
I like the 3C better myself but perhaps the masses go for the larger size.