New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: ML25IT

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Looks like Mag adapted their new ML25LT to incandescent. It's a slimmer design, probably coat-pocketable.

ZBattery has 'em. Ostensibly it operates like a beefed up MiniMag. Kinda neat! 2x26500 with a 5-cell lamp would be pretty nice :cool:

Whoops: typo in thread title. Should be ML25IT
 
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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Good to see incans are still alive. I have started building Mags again recently, with the new lithium batteries, we don't need AA adapters any more. I will order a 3C soon and see if it will fit 26650s and report back.

I have been using a 2D with 26650s and I think the 3C will fit it a coat pocket better.
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Looks like Mag adapted their new ML25LT to incandescent. It's a slimmer design, probably coat-pocketable.

ZBattery has 'em. Ostensibly it operates like a beefed up MiniMag. Kinda neat! 2x26500 with a 5-cell lamp would be pretty nice :cool:

Whoops: typo in thread title. Should be ML25IT

So the ML is now available in both incan and LED???
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

It's not on the website yet in true Mag fashion but it's in the product catalogue.
Not sure I can post the link so if you search
MAGLITE_CATALOG_1215B.pdf
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Very similar but enlarged to fit pair of 26500 cells, built in G4 ceramic socket, 10 Amp tail switch and M*g C head.

2C001.jpg~original
 
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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Lets see what the inner diameter is going to be,

Here you go...

Mag%20ML25IT_zpsyblbnchh.jpg
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Hmm, 26650's were too tight to fit on a mag C before.
But two 18650's in a 2C mag is a classic mod that still works great today.
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

2C,

You remove the spring in the tail cap and remove the anodizing in it and the second cell sits in the cap actually.
Put some copper tape around a piece of foam down in the tail. Thing is I had to use unprotected li-ion blue top Sanyos to fit.
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

So...which came first...the chicken or the egg?

As in the "IT" or "LT" version?

As of yesterday the web site did not show any C size incans.
Yet the catalog shows all the popular ones (thankfully)
Even the incan solitaire...
 
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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Received my M25ITs yesterday.The IT uses a bi-pin bulb like the other newer Mag incans.The stock 2 cell bulb isn't all that great,I have too many LED lights too be impressed at all by the standard bulb. I will probably look into the 5-cell bi-pin bulb driven by 3XCR123 just for fun.
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

I figured out that if you unscrew the bezel a few turns with the light head in off mode until the light turns on...then switch it on/off by the tail cap, beam improves greatly.

It's a 2 cell mag star like what comes in 2C/D lights and it protrudes way too far.

By unscrewing the bezel it allows the reflector to move forward about a milimeter making the spot wider and that filament shadow you see on the wall all but disappears.
Next I'm going to give it a light orange peel with krylon high temp clear coat.

Mag coulda/shoulda done better imo. But I still like the platform.

Like you said a 3x123 with a 5 cell bulb should be sweeeeeeet!
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Just to keep the record straight, a true C size cell is 25550. So two 18500 cells with a 100mm spacer (preferably copper and suitably shrink wrapped or insulated) would be ideal.

I have never been a fan of the method by which Mag does their so-called 'flood' beam. It is really just a spot beam unfocused to allow the light rays to bounce all over the place instead of staying together in a spot beam. In an incandescent, to created an unholy amount of artifacts. I haven't personally seen an LED Mag, so don't know if that is any better.
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

I will probably look into the 5-cell bi-pin bulb driven by 3XCR123 just for fun.
Why not 2 protected 18500 with TL-3 bulb for brighter beam and free lumens?
 
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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

It wasn't me! It was Fivemega!!! (Beamshots, please, by the way...) :)
 

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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

^^ coming up.

I've got some TL3 bulbs on order along with some 'good' 18500's. But a trip to batteries plus bulbs yielded some 'solar light' 1000 maH batteries and I have a few 4C mag xenons in stock.

2 cell bulb was an insta flash with the 18500's. But the 4 cell bulb has a few minutes on it and so far so good.

Brb...
I'm back.

First a couple of photos from the light in stock form.

^^ yuck!!
That was the best beam I could muster.


^^ eh, not so bad for a measely 30 lumens.

But thanks to a tip from fivemega and a nudge from scout there is better.


^^ big dif


^^ even better


^^ good ole Mag hole begins


^^ double heck yeah!!!!
The garage in the distance is about a football field away.


^^ let there be throw... ala incan.
The neighbor several doors down shaded his eyes going 'oh no not again'...

So as you can see there is a huge difference. Not only is it a lot brighter but the quality of the beam went from junk to not bad at all. And now instead of picking the least ugly spot, it can go from a pencil spot to one about 3x wider before the black hole sets in, and become a decent flooder before the rings of saturn set in.

Edit:
The supplied lens gets mighty warm mighty quick. So I emailed flashlight lens .com to see if they will be selling replacement 40mm's and to see if glass will be available.
So in other words my little $15.99 + s&h + batteries flash light is up to about $60...so far.
 
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Re: New Mag C-cell incandescent twisties: M25IT

Why not 2 protected 18500 with TL-3 bulb for brighter beam and free lumens?

Not a big fan of rechargables outside of eneloops but I might be willing to give it a try on this light.I like the small 2C platform just not sure how much I will use an incan these days with so much available on the LED side now.
 
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