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    Any one else been haveing problems with the maglite led models . ( has the low power and blinker)

    I got one of the two AA LED ones last. year i carrried on the belt holster.

    I use it for work its used to look at cars being serviced in auto .

    So it can be harsh duty but I am not useing it to do do the repiars .

    This is the second one I had to get replaced at Wally World.

    It may just be me but I still have some of the old Mag lights ( 4 d cells that are over 20 years old )

    Never had a replacment other than batts. Not sure if I am a big fan of LED.


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    I used to have the same 2 AA flashlight when I was a mechanic. Had nothing but problems, it would last for a month or two and then get really dim. I tried buying a few of them from different stores and all had the same problem. Also tried fresh batteries and had the same problems. Switched to the Streamlight stylus Pro and love it.

    I do have several of the D-cell LED maglites and those have proven to be pretty reliable, no issues. Just seems to be the 2 AA ones.

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    I have one that I carry at work. It doesn't get a lot of use, but I've not had any problems with it. I do think that the more they "trick" stuff up with HI/LO settings and another setting that flashes SOS, the more prone to problems that it's going to be. They still make the 2 AA LED Maglite without all the trick stuff on it (I think). You might find that to be more reliable unless the LED itself is what's failing. Somebody told me the LED's were supposed to be good for 50,000 hours of continuous use.
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    Is it the LED going out or just sucking batteries dry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    Is it the LED going out or just sucking batteries dry?
    Its doing bolth .

    Wally world replaces them no questions asked .

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    I had to send a XL100 back to maglight for repairs. Had it back in about 2 weeks. Works great now.

    I have a XL50 that works great.

    I had a Maglight brand led bulb for a 4D flashlight that lasted 4 years of use in my work truck. I replaced it with a bulb from another manufacturer.

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    I used to use one of the large rechargeable Maglites, until I came across a post-xmas sale at HD, a 5-pack of 10LED flashlights for $19.00. They run on 3 AAAs and last about 3 months of daily use. they're small, light, and bright (though sometimes you've gotta give them a smack on the side to get them to work at full brightness). Not something I'd trust for HD, but for work they're great. One in the pocket, 2 in the toolbox, 2 in the car, and 1 for a gift.

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