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Black Maglite Solitaire £4.78 @ Amazon. Free delivery when order £5, or if Amazon Prime customer.

£4.78 @ Amazon
I listed a deal ( http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5899598 ) for 2 Maglite Solitaires for £10 at Argos the other day, but now I've checked Amazon and its only £4.78 for one! This one com… Read More
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I listed a deal ( http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5899598 ) for 2 Maglite Solitaires for £10 at Argos the other day, but now I've checked Amazon and its only £4.78 for one! This one comes in the presentation box.
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#1
Nice find, heat added
#2
Nice one, h&r
#3
Voted cold for the same reasons as in the other thread
#4
Jetpac
Voted cold for the same reasons as in the other thread


It's not really fair to vote deals cold just becuase you don't like the product. :x

If you didn't like the product then surely you wouldn't waste your time in commenting on 2 different threads?!?
#5
joel3321
It's not really fair to vote deals cold just becuase you don't like the product. :x

If you didn't like the product then surely you wouldn't waste your time in commenting on 2 different threads?!?


its not a case of liking the product. its a case of there being better alternatives at the same price point.
#6
Just realise before ordering that this is a SMALL torch, don't be deceived by the pic!
#7
Jetpac
its not a case of liking the product. its a case of there being better alternatives at the same price point.



What are the better alternatives at the price?
#8
sprint
What are the better alternatives at the price?


Fenix E01. DealXtreme. Maglite killer.
#9
i ordered a better one than this last week ,
it was £2.99 delivered from 7dayshop.com and called a truelite 3 led
it was not in stock so they put it on back order , i wouldn't vote cold as this one takes better more common batteries
#10
It's a torch FFS.

Better alternatives - really. I could understand if it was a 1080P TV or a power tool!

Pedantic *****!
1 Like #11
black knight
It's a torch FFS.

Better alternatives - really. I could understand if it was a 1080P TV or a power tool!

Pedantic *****!


Not really, and you are obviously incredibly ignorant..

Like TVs or power tools all torches are not born equal. its output, flood and battery life all are different features. Its a simple fact people think maglites are Deals at this price because they used to be the king of torches when the incandescent bulb was the only thing available.

However now they are out dated and have been superseded by superior products.
After all no matter the amount you are spending don't you want the best you can get for that money?
#12
Does this have an LED bulb?
#13
RedOnRed
Does this have an LED bulb?


NO - just an old fashioned incandescent / filament type.

Maglite themselves have started making kits to change some of there torches into super-bright led varients but they tend to cost a fortune and you can get far better brand new ones like the Fenix E01 mentioned above (by SampleX), or on flea-bay, just do a search on 5w led torches for example
#14
Voted cold as although I cannot find cheaper elsewhere but - and it's a big BUT - this is incredibly POOR value for a torch and by that definition, not a deal at all.

Maglite Solitaire (starts at 2.3 lumens and slowly drops to 0) = £4.78
Any AAA CREE flashlight (80 lumens continual until it dies) = £10

Maglite Solitare = £2.08 per lumen
AAA CREE flashlight = £0.13 per lumen

A maglite solitaire might be able to help you find where to put your key in your front door, but any CREE flashlight will show you your house from a fair way down a street (say, 100 meters) and last for hours.
#15
Price seems to have risen...

Think ill getone regardless!

EDIT: Just seent he amazon price is to the right of the advert.
#16
Good deal, quality little torch.

Better than the cheaper non-branded ones with battery caps that don't quite fit.

These are waterproof too, (tested!) :)
#17
ZerocoolJ;5929652
NO - just an old fashioned incandescent / filament type.

Maglite themselves have started making kits to change some of there torches into super-bright led varients but they tend to cost a fortune and you can get far better brand new ones like the Fenix E01 mentioned above (by SampleX), or on flea-bay, just do a search on 5w led torches for example


So the batteries will last 5 minutes and the bulb not much longer. Not for me then.
#18
RedOnRed
So the batteries will last 5 minutes and the bulb not much longer. Not for me then.



Well you might get a little more than 5 min's but the light will start to dim shortly after. I got a 'mag' a number of years ago for the car and thought it good until it got a knock which killed the bulb (not for the first time) so I thought I would try a new superbright led model - I never looked back.
I got a 200 lumen Cree led torch which wiped the floor with the mag, so much so that I converted my triple 'D' cell mag to run of a 7w led as well.

Mag-lites are good and well made don't get me wrong and can throw the beam of light a lot greater distance than many led variants - but as I dont want to light something up that is over the length of a football pitch away the Cree / lumen types are excellent
#19
ZerocoolJ
Well you might get a little more than 5 min's but the light will start to dim shortly after. I got a 'mag' a number of years ago for the car and thought it good until it got a knock which killed the bulb (not for the first time) so I thought I would try a new superbright led model - I never looked back.
I got a 200 lumen Cree led torch which wiped the floor with the mag, so much so that I converted my triple 'D' cell mag to run of a 7w led as well.

Mag-lites are good and well made don't get me wrong and can throw the beam of light a lot greater distance than many led variants - but as I dont want to light something up that is over the length of a football pitch away the Cree / lumen types are excellent


I have an 80 lumen CREE XRe Q5 LED based AA torch. That's bright enough to light up objects up to about 50 meters away without any difficulty at all.

I also had an older 3 watt Luxeon star torch (MXDL from eBay) which puts out around 60 lumens (at a guess) but doesn't last as long.

There are a few videos on YouTube and a ton of reviews on the internet that demonstrate the difference clearly. It literally is the difference between night and day.
#20
SampleX
Fenix E01. DealXtreme. Maglite killer.


does DX accept credit card or only paypal?
#21
ZerocoolJ;5930230
Well you might get a little more than 5 min's but the light will start to dim shortly after. I got a 'mag' a number of years ago for the car and thought it good until it got a knock which killed the bulb (not for the first time) so I thought I would try a new superbright led model - I never looked back.
I got a 200 lumen Cree led torch which wiped the floor with the mag, so much so that I converted my triple 'D' cell mag to run of a 7w led as well.

Mag-lites are good and well made don't get me wrong and can throw the beam of light a lot greater distance than many led variants - but as I dont want to light something up that is over the length of a football pitch away the Cree / lumen types are excellent


LED Lenser quite often come up better then Maglite. I've got an LED Lenser LED head torch which I keep in the car just in case I get a puncture or something down a dark country road. Something like that is more useful and practical then this offer.
#22
liddlefeesh
I have an 80 lumen CREE XRe Q5 LED based AA torch. That's bright enough to light up objects up to about 50 meters away without any difficulty at all.

I also had an older 3 watt Luxeon star torch (MXDL from eBay) which puts out around 60 lumens (at a guess) but doesn't last as long.

There are a few videos on YouTube and a ton of reviews on the internet that demonstrate the difference clearly. It literally is the difference between night and day.


Perhaps you miss-read me ...... This is exactly my point ! Mag's are OK but dated - modern superbright led's are excellent and far better but tend not to have narrow beam focusing ability (though some do to a point).

(pps: footballs pitches can be around 120m in length, but lighting up the half-way line is bright enough for me :thumbsup: )
#23
liddlefeesh
Voted cold as although I cannot find cheaper elsewhere but - and it's a big BUT - this is incredibly POOR value for a torch and by that definition, not a deal at all.

Maglite Solitaire (starts at 2.3 lumens and slowly drops to 0) = £4.78
Any AAA CREE flashlight (80 lumens continual until it dies) = £10

Maglite Solitare = £2.08 per lumen
AAA CREE flashlight = £0.13 per lumen

A maglite solitaire might be able to help you find where to put your key in your front door, but any CREE flashlight will show you your house from a fair way down a street (say, 100 meters) and last for hours.


Agreed mate maglites are very poor output wise, I never could understand why they are so expensive. Try this one ( if your 2.3 lumens for the maglite is correct, this one (230lumens) is 100 times more powerful), http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.17401 it is VERY VERY powerful - I have one. If you add the £2.99 postage to this offer theres not much difference in price and output wise its like comparing a candle to a floodlight.
Didnt vote either way.
#24
petermerritt
Good deal, quality little torch.

Better than the cheaper non-branded ones with battery caps that don't quite fit.

These are waterproof too, (tested!) :)


Maglites do look cheap cause they make the non branded ones to!:thumbsup:;-)
#25
G0OSE
Agreed mate maglites are very poor output wise, I never could understand why they are so expensive. Try this one ( if your 2.3 lumens for the maglite is correct, this one (230lumens) is 100 times more powerful), http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.17401 it is VERY VERY powerful - I have one. If you add the £2.99 postage to this offer theres not much difference in price and output wise its like comparing a candle to a floodlight.
Didnt vote either way.


Or if your on a budget then i recommend this one from Dealextreme its a little beauty and throws light out like theres no Tomorrow http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18697
its $9.90 which is around £5.80 and it Pee's all over the Maglite!!
#26
I bought a Stanley LED torch with in built tripod and only £5.34 with free delivery at Amazon here is the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-KEYRING-TRIPOD-TORCH-0-95-113/dp/B000C13Y2S/ref=pd_cp_lp_2

Thisk link shows you all the different types of Stanley Torches available: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss_diy?url=search-alias%3Ddiy&field-keywords=stanley+tripod+torch&x=0&y=0
#27
BalSci:
Maglites do look cheap cause they make the non branded ones to!


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