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    Default Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C
















































    This is not released on the Maglite's official website yet but I just got some on Ebay....
    Maglite is such a strange company that it is still developing incandescent lights... in 2016 but this is a good thing for Maglite / incan lovers

    This 2C light is very short and cute. It uses 2-Cell bi-pin bulb just like the new Maglite 2C incans and it offers 30 lumens.
    This is basically an incan version of the ML25LT LED light.
    It is very well built and reliable.
    I think maybe this is the last classic Maglite....

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    Looks like you're good and stocked up on these.

    I hope it's the next classic instead of the last classic by MagLite and was very happy to see this one in incan.

    Check out the 3 cell model when you can.



    Here's a 3 cell version next to the classic 2C.


    Edit:
    Did you get some with ultra-low serial numbers?
    One of mine was #00000109 ⊙▁⊙
    Last edited by bykfixer; 11-23-2017 at 06:26 AM.
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    Default Re: Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C

    Just curious, does anyone know if the Malkoff drop ins will work with these?

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    No. The full size bi-pin holder is easily removed from full size lights making it easy for swapping in the Malkoff.
    This one has the bi-pin holder fixed kinda similar to a mini mag. So without removing and disassembling the switch assembly only a bi-pin LED drop in will work.

    Now I tried a TerraLUX and Nite Ize mini mag drop in that will work. But it's fitament does not allow the head to be used as an on/off switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Looks like you're good and stocked up on these.

    I hope it's the next classic instead of the last classic by MagLite and was very happy to see this one in incan.

    Check out the 3 cell model when you can.

    Here's a 3 cell version next to the classic 2C.


    Edit:
    Did you get some with ultra-low serial numbers?
    One of mine was #00000109 ⊙▁⊙
    2C is my favorite light
    My 2C-cell black ML25ITs are 000003XX and the silver one is 000009XX

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    No. The full size bi-pin holder is easily removed from full size lights making it easy for swapping in the Malkoff.
    This one has the bi-pin holder fixed kinda similar to a mini mag. So without removing and disassembling the switch assembly only a bi-pin LED drop in will work.

    Now I tried a TerraLUX and Nite Ize mini mag drop in that will work. But it's fitament does not allow the head to be used as an on/off switch.
    I do think that there is a way to disassemble the light and replace the bi-pin socket with a P13.5S/PR bulb (xenon / krypton / led) because I believe Maglite just installs the old plastic bi-pin socket = the one used in new version C/D cell Maglites.
    But the hole of the plastic reflector needs to be expanded in this case.

    The easiest mod for now is to insert a 6-cell bi-pin bulb and use 2x 3.7v li-ion or 3x CR123A batteries.
    I think the plastic socket will work fine with 6-cell bulb because the 6D-cell Maglite use the same thing but I think the plastic reflector will be melted because the hole is too small and too close to the bulb, it is not like the C/D cell reflectors.

    Just forget about the LED... If you want LED you can just get a ML25LT or other LED Malites...

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    Not a simple 1 2 3 but can be done.

    19mm socket to the top of the switch, about 3-5 good whacks towards the tail and you get this...




    ^^ this is the LED assembly.



    ^^ top one has a TL3 bulb, and 1 amp Li-ions, bottom a 4 cell bulb and LifePo4's


    ^^ the gap filler material


    ^^ the 2 cell LT


    ^^ the modified 2 cell IT
    Last edited by bykfixer; 11-23-2017 at 06:28 AM.
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    Default Re: Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C

    The 2C model can be had for 15.7€ on german amazon. Just thought I would share this to fellow forum members from europe.
    Last edited by dadel; 08-19-2016 at 03:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadel View Post
    The 2C model can be had for 15.7€ on german amazon. Just thought I would share this to fellow forum members from europe.
    Where!? I only see one for 20 euros. Would be nice if Maglite finally fixed their European availability.

    I've not done much with modding lights lately. All I did was fix two 9AA packs by getting Eneloops for them. I just found out Maglite changed it's lineup. The new head on the C lights looks nice. I always thought the D-head on the C-maglites looked wrong. But where did the 4D, 5D and 6D go? But ok, I guess too few people bought those anyway.

    So sad that they stick to C cells. Would be so nice to be able to stick 26650's in there. 5200 mAh, yum yum.

    The newer Lithium tech makes longer-runtime incans easier though. A mag85 runs a lot longer on 3x26650 than on 9 Eneloops I guess, if it doesn't pop early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcvjcvjcvjcv View Post
    Where!? I only see one for 20 euros. Would be nice if Maglite finally fixed their European availability.

    I've not done much with modding lights lately. All I did was fix two 9AA packs by getting Eneloops for them. I just found out Maglite changed it's lineup. The new head on the C lights looks nice. I always thought the D-head on the C-maglites looked wrong. But where did the 4D, 5D and 6D go? But ok, I guess too few people bought those anyway.
    It is the one for 20€ that I got, but the price seems to move around a bit. The day I ordererd, price went up from 15€ to 15.7€ in a couple of hours... I still think that 20€ is quite a good price for a new 2C mag model in Europe though.

    Oh, and the 4D, 5D and 6D didn't go anywhere yet! At least online they are all available. I actully bought red versions of the 4D and 6D lately, just to make sure I have enough of these nice and small flashlights.

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    Default Re: Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C

    Does a normal C mag head work with this light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Does a normal C mag head work with this light?
    I'm pretty sure it doesn't fit. Since this is a complete redesign with a mini-mag kind of switch, my guess is that the threads are steeper. I don't have a old C-mag to compare with, but even if the threads would be the same, the reflector would need some serious mods to make the switch operational.

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    Default Re: Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C

    I'd really like to see 4 and 6 cell models, but in AA. C cells seem to be kind of the black sheep of the incan world. Unless you're modifying it to a lithium-ion light. I don't really like keeping C cells around, they just aren't used in much these days, although it is my favorite form factor of light.

    They could even do an 8AA 12 volt model that is roughly the size of a 2D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dadel View Post
    It is the one for 20€ that I got, but the price seems to move around a bit. The day I ordererd, price went up from 15€ to 15.7€ in a couple of hours... I still think that 20€ is quite a good price for a new 2C mag model in Europe though.

    Oh, and the 4D, 5D and 6D didn't go anywhere yet! At least online they are all available. I actully bought red versions of the 4D and 6D lately, just to make sure I have enough of these nice and small flashlights.

    €38 now;
    https://www.amazon.de/Mag-Lite-Torch...eywords=ML25IT
    https://www.amazon.de/Mag-Lite-Torch...eywords=ML25IT
    And two different versions, with weird differences. (length, year)

    €20 was too good to be true anyway looking at past prices of Maglites here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcvjcvjcvjcv View Post
    €38 now;
    https://www.amazon.de/Mag-Lite-Torch...eywords=ML25IT
    https://www.amazon.de/Mag-Lite-Torch...eywords=ML25IT
    And two different versions, with weird differences. (length, year)

    €20 was too good to be true anyway looking at past prices of Maglites here.
    I got the one in the first link a couple of weeks ago for 15.7€ and now the price is +150%!! Wtf? It is even 10€ over the led version...
    Somebody is buying them though. When I bought mine, there were 7 in stock. Then the number went down to 3, then up to 18, and now there is 4 in stock.

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    Default Re: Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C

    I have question, about this flashlight.
    It is possible to swap driver in this module ? Whoever have a photo how it's looks ?
    Because I bought this flashlight as a backup to the car, but current is 0,55A (I used 3xAA Energizer lithium 1,5V), and I no need that brightness and would like extend the run time, and lower the current to 0,25-0,3A


    Someone will tell me if it is possible ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Does a normal C mag head work with this light?
    No,
    Different threads. Same with the tailcap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    No,
    Different threads. Same with the tailcap.
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C

    Quote Originally Posted by - Arturo - View Post
    I have question, about this flashlight.
    It is possible to swap driver in this module ? Whoever have a photo how it's looks ?
    Because I bought this flashlight as a backup to the car, but current is 0,55A (I used 3xAA Energizer lithium 1,5V), and I no need that brightness and would like extend the run time, and lower the current to 0,25-0,3A


    Someone will tell me if it is possible ?
    There is no driver, this is an incandescent flashlight in which the bulb is connected directly to the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by - Arturo - View Post
    I have question, about this flashlight.
    It is possible to swap driver in this module ? Whoever have a photo how it's looks ?
    Because I bought this flashlight as a backup to the car, but current is 0,55A (I used 3xAA Energizer lithium 1,5V), and I no need that brightness and would like extend the run time, and lower the current to 0,25-0,3A


    Someone will tell me if it is possible ?



    Sounds like might you have a 3C LED ML25?

    If so, I don't know a way to mod it to a lower output, but I am sure it could be done, but likely not easily. Probably better to get something like the ML50 which has a couple of lower modes.

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    X2 on the ML50 for low output. The head size is not near the size of classic Mags and only a bit larger than the ML25's.

    The 2C is nice and portable. Think I'll use mine tonight actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    X2 on the ML50 for low output. The head size is not near the size of classic Mags and only a bit larger than the ML25's.

    The 2C is nice and portable. Think I'll use mine tonight actually.

    Both are great lights! The 2C ML50 and 2C ML25 are the lights I go to most often (other than the LED Solitaire on my keys). The eco mode on the 50 is outstanding - bright enough for just about anything up close with near forever runtime! Maybe some day Mag will come out with a Plus version of the ML25 with a low mode, but the big spill beam combined with a throwy spot is about ideal for a single mode light, though a low mode would of course increase runtime.

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    I did a runtime on the 2C and 3C ML25's when they first came out. (LED versions). The 2c stayed rock solid for a little over the specified 2 hour runtime using Rayovac alkalines. Then it quickly dimmed over the next 30 minutes. When the head started feeling warm I turned it off figuring low voltage from the batteries were over taxing something.

    The 3c dimmed to about 50% over the rated 18 hour period. I cut it off at 24 because I was leaving home. It was still putting out a very useable light. Again, Rayovacs.

    One thing about the ML25 is a tailcap can cut the circuit so when you dial in your beam, loosen the tailcap about a half turn.

    Same for ML50's but the electronic switch prompts it to off when the power is cut. But cutting power ensures no parasitic drain.
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    ^ That's why I recommend the 3 cell version to people running alkalines! I run NiMHs in these, either AA Eneloops or Tenergy or Soshine NiMH C's, so I am not all that concerned with runtime, though even with Eneloops, the 3 cell ML25 LED will run more than twice as long as the 2 cell version. The 2C hits the batteries up pretty hard for current, I noticed that the cells were very warm at the end of the run test. The 3C ML25 is a great light for ordinary people looking for a simple, quality alkaline fueled LED that is built to last at a modest price!

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    Default Re: Got the NEW Maglite ML25IT 2C

    Interesting that Maglite releases a new series of incandescents in this age. I like the design and would like one modified with an LED...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedpat View Post
    Interesting that Maglite releases a new series of incandescents in this age. I like the design and would like one modified with an LED...
    Yeah, Mag was 25 years late with these! - the incan ML25's would have sold like crazy back in the late 80's and 90's. BUT of course Mag did not forget the LED ML25's - great lights.

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    It was a bi pin bulb in a ceramic core. It just screamed "hot wire" so some of us used LifePo4 18500's and 4 cell bulbs in the 2 cell and 1amp capable 18650's in the 3 cell version. Puts out same amount of light as the LED version with that toasty warm glow.

    Some went high amp capable cells for more light but that melts the factory reflector. One guy did a Streamlight Stinger reflector mod in his and was getting about 300 lumens from his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    One guy did a Streamlight Stinger reflector mod in his.
    Streamlight Stinger uses plastic lens. If possible, better use Streamlight TL-3 which has glass lens.

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    Good reminder FM.

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...s-ML25IT/page2
    Here is the mod spoken about in detail and some fivemega input too.
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    Would a 5 or 6 cell Mag bipin work with a couple of 18500's?

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