Maglite Solitaire LED Torch - only £11.90 (for grey) delivered from Torch Direct
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Maglite Solitaire LED Torch - only £11.90 (for grey) delivered from Torch Direct

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Found 30th Jul 2014
A well known torch that comes in very handy has been upgraded with a LED bulb, giving it an impressive 37 lumens from an AAA battery.

The torch costs £9.95 for the grey (£16.95 for other colours) plus £1.95 postage.

NOTE: Only the grey is available at this price!

Some blurb:

The new Maglite Solitaire LED torch features the classic look of our original Solitaire torch introduced in 1988 and it works in the same simple way, just twist the head to turn on, turn off and focus spot to flood.

Thanks to a new, state-of-the-art LED light engine, you get something you just wouldn't expect to see coming out of a torch so small; a 37 lumen blast of power that can light up an object at the far end of the car park.

Compact, durable and dependable this torch has features and functions exclusive to the Mag name. An icon in its class, features include superior brightness with an intense light beam, candle mode, water and shock resistant - all housed in a lightweight yet strong aluminium alloy case.

Weighing in at only 24 grams with the battery fitted and 81 mm in length, the Maglite Solitaire LED torch offers the same precision engineering and craftsmanship found in every Maglite torch.

With its unique shape, the Maglite Solitaire LED torch fits conveniently into pockets, purses, briefcases etc.

Additional Product Features

High-intensity light beam
Innovative key ring allows the light beam and keys to be used together in the same direction
High-strength aluminium alloy case with O-ring seal for water resistance
Vented tail-cap (patented) reduces chance of gas buildup
Design balanced optics and power for improved performance
Individually serial numbered

Technical Details

Type: Key ring / Pocket torch
Operating Modes: On / Off / Candle Mode
Luminous Flux: 37 lumens
LED: LED Chip
Focus: Twist Action; Spot to flood
Beam Range: 55 m
Batteries Required: 1 x AAA (included)
Run Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Overall Length: 81 mm
Barrel Diameter: 12.7 mm
Weight: 24 grams
Colours Available: Black / Red / Grey / Blue
Body Material: Precision machined high strength aircraft aluminium alloy case
Window Type: Polycarbonate
Electrical Contacts: Plated contacts to enhance conductivity and reduce oxidation
Switch Type: Bezel twist action
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: High grade rubber O-rings to ensure water and shock resistance
Warranty: Manufactured in the USA and protected by a lifetime guarantee
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS

15 Comments

Whilst Maglite torches used to be good back in the 90's they are seriously dated nowadays - even their LED offerings.

Plenty of Chinese / Ultrafire stuff on ebay or DealXtreme that will out-perform this at a lower price

Non LED models available for:
£5.99 on eBay: ebay.co.uk/itm…f6b

Also £7.97 from a 3rd party seller or £9.27 from amazon themselves: amazon.co.uk/Mag…ire
Edited by: "alphamusic" 30th Jul 2014

Original Poster

Mark3270

Whilst Maglite torches used to be good back in the 90's they are … Whilst Maglite torches used to be good back in the 90's they are seriously dated nowadays - even their LED offerings. Plenty of Chinese / Ultrafire stuff on ebay or DealXtreme that will out-perform this at a lower price



I disagree with everything you say after the term '90's', especially the part about Ultrafire etc. In fact, I challenge you to find me one that will match the light output and spread. Don't forget that any comparison will need a lifetime warranty, as well.

Original Poster

alphamusic

Or £5.99 on eBay: … Or £5.99 on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAGLITE-SOLITAIRE-Torch-AAA-Black-NEW-Boxed-Camping-Keyring-Pocket-/111393435499?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item19ef90ef6bAlso £7.97 from a 3rd party seller or £9.27 from amazon themselves: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maglite-Boxed-AAA-Solitaire-Torch/dp/B0001GS0DM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406744146&sr=8-1&keywords=maglite+solitaire



Neither of them are the LED model.

True, I'll update my comment

Darwa

Neither of them are the LED model.

Mark3270

Whilst Maglite torches used to be good back in the 90's they are … Whilst Maglite torches used to be good back in the 90's they are seriously dated nowadays - even their LED offerings. Plenty of Chinese / Ultrafire stuff on ebay or DealXtreme that will out-perform this at a lower price



Sadly... and I mean sadly as Maglites iconic

I agree, a Convoy C8 at sub £10 (China) kicks the **** out of my Maglite 4D
Edited by: "Huggett93" 30th Jul 2014

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Huggett93

Sadly... and I mean sadly as Maglite iconicI agree, a Convoy C8 at sub … Sadly... and I mean sadly as Maglite iconicI agree, a Convoy C8 at sub £10 (China) kicks the **** out of my Maglite 4D



Aye, any Maglite offering larger than this is pretty bad at the moment, but they are rolling out new tech at last. However, don't look over this one if you're in the market for a keyring torch.

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Only 2 left in stock (compared to 18 when I posted the deal), so be quick!

Yes you can buy cheap chinese tat that will outshine any maglite. But as said, the maglite has lifetime guarantee. I still have a 6D cell mag, 15 years old and still going strong. Bet you won;t be saying that in years tie about the cheap chinese torches.

I have a 2 x aa maglites professional not cheap but not far off my surefire and there was about $150 difference. I have some of the cheap Chinese and yes they throw out more candle power and can spread the beam wider but they won't last like the maglites

Ok - forget Ultrafire (who I agree might have questionable build quality at times) but I would rather have a Nitecore T2 or T5 @ £20 / £30 respectively. Far more lumens & respectable build quality too.

I used to be a big fan of Maglite's (indeed still own 3 myself - all upgraded to LED drop-ins) and yes have called on their lifetime guarantee too a couple of times, but quite simply Maglite have not kept pace with the times. They're bringing out stuff now that was on the market 5 or 6 years ago. Heck - even HM Constabulary don't permit the carry of Maglites anymore down here due to their (possible) use as a weapon

Impressive 37 lumens ??? Sorry it's very very weak.

Original Poster

Mark3270

Ok - forget Ultrafire (who I agree might have questionable build quality … Ok - forget Ultrafire (who I agree might have questionable build quality at times) but I would rather have a Nitecore T2 or T5 @ £20 / £30 respectively. Far more lumens & respectable build quality too. I used to be a big fan of Maglite's (indeed still own 3 myself - all upgraded to LED drop-ins) and yes have called on their lifetime guarantee too a couple of times, but quite simply Maglite have not kept pace with the times. They're bringing out stuff now that was on the market 5 or 6 years ago. Heck - even HM Constabulary don't permit the carry of Maglites anymore down here due to their (possible) use as a weapon



Yeah, the Nitecores are good, I'll give you that. However, you're talking about an 18.5% increase in output for 93% increase in cost.

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packard

Impressive 37 lumens ??? Sorry it's very very weak.



Compared to something like an LED Lenser X21R, then yes. Hell, even Portland Bill is brighter!

*rolls eyes*

packard

Impressive 37 lumens ??? Sorry it's very very weak.



What do you expect from a single AAA battery. Other manufactures use standard cree tech, whereas maglite develop there own tech.
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