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    Default I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    I've seen the MAG-LITE 3W LED upgrade at stores, I assume it's either a Luxeon or a CREE? Will this be a decent bright & quick upgrade? or is there something else I could drop in there, like mebby a CREE Q5?

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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    IIRC, Mag's drop-in uses Luxeon 3 led. There are many other drop-ins too, for example Malkoff drop-ins have good reputation in CPF.

    If you are interested in modding your Mag, have a look on modified flashlights reference database. You can find nice step-by-step modding tutorials there.

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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    Don'T know if you can read german
    http://daoriginal.da.funpic.de/

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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    I would buy a Fenix L2D-CE. Its gives you much more output and fits in the Mags battery tube easily. Its even cheaper than those dropins.

    Carrying a Mag only makes sense if you need the much room for a serious mod.


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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    Quote Originally Posted by worldedit View Post
    I would buy a Fenix L2D-CE. Its gives you much more output and fits in the Mags battery tube easily. Its even cheaper than those dropins.

    Carrying a Mag only makes sense if you need the much room for a serious mod.
    i dont get it? put the Fenix L2D-CE in the Maglite battery area? ? ??
    Last edited by Bushman5; 09-30-2007 at 04:22 PM.

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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
    I've seen the MAG-LITE 3W LED upgrade at stores, I assume it's either a Luxeon or a CREE? Will this be a decent bright & quick upgrade? or is there something else I could drop in there, like mebby a CREE Q5?
    How bright do you want your maglite to be? Gene's drop-in is the brightest, but has the shortest runtime; around 8 hours in a 4D maglite. TerraLUX's TLE-6EX is not as bright as Gene's Drop-in, but will last about 2-3 times as long in the same maglite. Mag Instruments Maglite drop-in is not as bright as the first two, but will last nearly twice as long as TerraLUX's TLE-6EX.
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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    Quote Originally Posted by Nereus View Post
    IIRC, Mag's drop-in uses Luxeon 3 led. There are many other drop-ins too, for example Malkoff drop-ins have good reputation in CPF.

    If you are interested in modding your Mag, have a look on modified flashlights reference database. You can find nice step-by-step modding tutorials there.

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    Those Malkoff's look awesome! too bad they are sold out

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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    Quote Originally Posted by Der Wichtel View Post
    Don'T know if you can read german
    http://daoriginal.da.funpic.de/

    (offtopic) don't worry even if you don't know German. Use translate.google.com :-) Google stock is going 600 ....

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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
    Those Malkoff's look awesome! too bad they are sold out
    Uh huh... tell me about it! I just purchased a TerraLux TLE-6EX-B for my 3D Mag, still it's way better than the stock incan' bulb setup it originally used

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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    Quote Originally Posted by M@elstrom View Post
    Uh huh... tell me about it! I just purchased a TerraLux TLE-6EX-B for my 3D Mag, still it's way better than the stock incan' bulb setup it originally used
    Hmm...very interesting mod/replacement! I wonder if they'll update that with CREE Q5's ... that would be awesome
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    Default Re: I want to upgrade my old MAG-LITE 4D

    If I have enuff $ left over after this OKTOBERFEST weekend I am all over this TerraLux Upgrade.
    Collection: P1D CE Q5 Silver w/SMO | DX Torches: SAIK RC-A3, Ultrafire C3 & Super-Bright Cree Q4 | MAGLITE 4D w/TeraLUX TLE-6EX | PT EOS 25 lm

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