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Spotted this was a huge box full of them in Morton Park B&Q Darlington all reduced down to 3 pounds was at the entrance had proper offer sticker on them, also checked the other store in town on my way home and they had them so hopefully this Nationwide


High-intensity adjustable light beam (Spot to Flood)

Rugged, machined aluminum construction with knurled design

Anodized inside and out for improved corrosion resistance

Water and shock resistant

Spare lamp safely secured inside the tailcap

The distinctive shapes, styles and overall appearances of all Mag® flashlights, and the circumferential inscriptions extending around the heads of all Mag® flashlights are trademarks of Mag Instrument, Inc. The circumferential inscription on the head of every flashlight signifies that it is an original Mag® flashlight and part of the Mag® family of flashlights. U.S. Trademark Registrations for the shape, style and overall appearance trademarks of Mag® flashlights and for circumferential inscription trademarks of Mag® flashlights include Nos. 1,808,998; 2,074,795; 2,687,693; 2,745,460; 2,765,978 and 2,765,979.
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#2
Rubbish light but good price.
#3
pghstochaj
Rubbish light but good price.


i thought maglite were one of the best?
#4
pghstochaj
Rubbish light but good price.


please explain ?
#5
Guaranteed there will be none at any B&Q near me.
#6
Did they only have them in the one colour?
#7
Just black and Silver there was around 50 left in the Morton Park one and 15-20 at the North Road B&Q.
I only bought one as i like to leave for other people.
Also managed to pick up a roll of Stanley Spanners in Chrome vanadium for £5 but that was a 1 of special reduction orange sticker jobby
#8
Hot from me I will be calling in to Morton Park on my way to work today.
I have one already and I have to agree with pghstochaj that its not the greatest torch, it doesn't really have a great beam on it, but for £3 its still a good buy. Its handy to take on holiday or have to hand for the many power cuts I have.
#9
welshd1k
please explain ?


These are pretty pathetic compared to the Cree LED torches you can pick up cheaply these days. I have 3 maglites lying redundant now (2 AA models and a AAA) as the light they produce doesn't come close to that of my cheap single AA LED torches from dealextreme.

Granted, £3 is a good price for a maglite but for a few pounds more you can have something that uses less batteries and puts out more than 3 times the light.

I was round at a friend's house recently, he pulled out his 4C cell maglite and even it didn't throw as far or shine as bright as my little single AA Cree torch.

Only reason I'd buy an incandescent torch now would be to use for light trails in night photography. And for that reason, I'm voting this a hot deal.
#10
pghstochaj
Rubbish light but good price.


Rubbish quote more like! Some people just like to behave idiotically on these boards.

You can get better LED lights nowadays, but the MiniMags are still great for most people. And for this price, a bargain!
#11
eddieitman

I only bought one as i like to leave for other people.


I like that , heat and rep left
#12
This is a good SAVING so its hot from me.

Granted the product might not be equal to other small LED torches etc on the market.
#13
pghstochaj
Rubbish light but good price.


Yes, cheap LED torches with much better battery life have done for this type of torch.
#14
you can convert these to LED quite cheaply. Then they are really excellent torches.
#15
kingborris;6212665
you can convert these to LED quite cheaply. Then they are really excellent torches.

How would you go about converting to LED?
I have a couple of these lying around and never thought of converting them.
#16
more than you ever wanted to know about torches here http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/index.php?
#17
just a question of buying a new LED unit which replaces the bulb and new reflector. You can get kits from various places including fleabay. A quick seach looks like it will cost £10-15, but if you already have the torch, then you end up with an excellent torch.

have a google for LED maglite upgrade
#18
Good price but now effectively redundant due to cheap LED torches.
#19
comicmankev
Rubbish quote more like! Some people just like to behave idiotically on these boards.

You can get better LED lights nowadays, but the MiniMags are still great for most people. And for this price, a bargain!


I have numerous torches and there is no way whatsoever that this stands up against modern competition in terms of light (which is the purpose of a torch is it not). I have one and it is awful compared to moderm LED torches. It was fine when I bought it 7-8 years ago, but things have moved on. I also have a 4D maglite and again, it is awful.

Sadly my blunt quote is perfectly true.
#20
Have converted my mag to a 3LED torch, much whiter brighter light and batteries last longer (and no having to buy the lamps either)
Still fairly bullet proof too so a win win.
#21
Cozworth806
Have converted my mag to a 3LED torch, much whiter brighter light and batteries last longer (and no having to buy the lamps either)
Still fairly bullet proof too so a win win.


This is one main use of a maglite, they are reasonable bodies (though not great) and can therefore be used to make a decent overall torch (i.e. with a reasonable light output). The other thing I can think of is that if you need a low and yellow light instead of white and bright LED. The sad thing is that you can get keyring lights far brighter than a maglite.
#22
kingborris;6213078
just a question of buying a new LED unit which replaces the bulb and new reflector. You can get kits from various places including fleabay. A quick seach looks like it will cost £10-15, but if you already have the torch, then you end up with an excellent torch.
have a google for LED maglite upgrade

Thanks:thumbsup:
#23
can anyone else confirm they've picked their own one up ?
#24
great find thanks x
#25
pghstochaj
I have numerous torches and there is no way whatsoever that this stands up against modern competition in terms of light (which is the purpose of a torch is it not). I have one and it is awful compared to moderm LED torches. It was fine when I bought it 7-8 years ago, but things have moved on. I also have a 4D maglite and again, it is awful.

Sadly my blunt quote is perfectly true.


There's a lot of difference in someone giving a response that actually tells someone something, than a response that doesn't. Your first response was a waste, it didn't tell anyone anything, it wasn't blunt because it didn't explain a thing!

Your second response was much better:thumbsup:
#26
Oh, and all this talk of LEDs are still not keeping on track. With most deals there are bigger and better, but I have yet to see a post where I can go in and get a cree LED for £3, then I would certainly want to hear about it, and would certainly buy one, or three!! Especially if it was on the high street like this deal!!!!!!!

But fact is, crees are not at that stage yet, and, yes you may well get one delivered for $9.99 from DX, but it still it is not £3!!!!!

And one thing that hasn't change is the light. If it was good enough 7-8 years ago. it will still be good enough now. Doesn't mean you can't get better. And one thing maglite do very well is quality, and they still are quality.
#27
comicmankev
There's a lot of difference in someone giving a response that actually tells someone something, than a response that doesn't. Your first response was a waste, it didn't tell anyone anything, it wasn't blunt because it didn't explain a thing!

Your second response was much better:thumbsup:


I was on my blackberry waiting to get my hair cut, writing an essay on a BB is not much fun, it was concise and to the point.
1 Like #28
comicmankev
Oh, and all this talk of LEDs are still not keeping on track. With most deals there are bigger and better, but I have yet to see a post where I can go in and get a cree LED for £3, then I would certainly want to hear about it, and would certainly buy one, or three!! Especially if it was on the high street like this deal!!!!!!!

But fact is, crees are not at that stage yet, and, yes you may well get one delivered for $9.99 from DX, but it still it is not £3!!!!!

And one thing that hasn't change is the light. If it was good enough 7-8 years ago. it will still be good enough now. Doesn't mean you can't get better. And one thing maglite do very well is quality, and they still are quality.


Is that not why most people are saying "good price, rubbish light"?

You can get better performing torches for £3, but they won't be of a decent quality, a minimum of £10 would be needed for that. I have a cheap energizer LED torch that cost me £2 and it is brighter than my 2 AA maglite.

I have learnt many times; buy cheap, buy twice (or more). Sometimes it pays to pay more.
#29
pghstochaj;6215073
I have learnt many times; buy cheap, buy twice (or more). Sometimes it pays to pay more.
"The quality remains, long after the price is forgotten." - Sir Frederick Henry Royce

Never a truer word
#30
can't go wrong at this price but they aren't as good as led lights, but thats why they are cheap - check out 7dayshop.com, they ofter have led lensers cheap and they are good quality and brighter
#31
comicmankev


But fact is, crees are not at that stage yet, and, yes you may well get one delivered for $9.99 from DX, but it still it is not £3!!!!!



Nobody said you'd get a cree torch for £3. What was said is that for a few pounds more you'll get a torch that trounces any incandescent maglite on the quality, quantity and throw of light while consuming less battery power.
#32
kingborris
have a google for LED maglite upgrade


you mean one of these?
http://www.copshopuk.com/acatalog/Nite_Ize_AA_Mini-Maglite_LED___Switch_Upgrade_Kit.html

If that's the case, then buying this and the upgrade comes to £13... not bad considering the rrp for the magnite is £13 :whistling:
#33
kentc81
I like that , heat and rep left


ditto
#34
LED Mini Maglite £9.99 in B&Q today.
#35
I have a 3AA 3 Watt LED maglite and that is bright. A very good thing about maglites is that they have a lifetime guarentee. A generic battery leaked and got suck inside the barrel of the mag I just mentioned, and I sent it to them and they gave me a brand new sealed one completely free. I doubt DX would do the same!
#36
vale of clwyd
more than you ever wanted to know about torches here http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/index.php?

That is without doubt the strangest forum I have visited :-D
#37
MightyHumungus
"The quality remains, long after the price is forgotten." - Sir Frederick Henry Royce

Never a truer word


"The quality remains, and oh, I remember that I got it for a real bargain." - The Toecutter
#38
pghstochaj
Rubbish light but good price.


This ^^^^
#39
out4nowt
That is without doubt the strangest forum I have visited :-D


I bet your torch knowledge has increased tenfold though.
#40
The Mags all have quality alu barrels and good weatherproof seals, just remember to lube the threads once in a while.

Combine it with a 1-watt Luxeon upgrade, or the three led job mentioned earlier, and you'll have a great torch that'll last you for years, not that this one unmodified at a mere three quid is anything to sniff at. Hot.

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