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Maglite Solitare torch gift box set - £6.49 from Amazon
Maglite Solitare torch gift box set - £6.49 from Amazon

Maglite Solitare torch gift box set - £6.49 from Amazon

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Great gift for the light in your life! Nice box set for stocking filler or secret santa. You can't beat a quality Maglite gift box for looking like you spent some money.

Not posted as "the best torch" or the brightest - we all know LED torches are great and cheap, but it's a good gift/stocking filler for Christmas, especially for kids. Not posting to start a debate on better torches out there - this is a nice little gift.

- High-intensity light beam
- Twist focus spot-to-flood
- Spare lamp safely secured in the tail cap
- High-strength aluminum alloy case
- O-ring sealed for water resistance

£6.49 with orders totaling over £10 or with Amazon Prime (if you NEED it asap because you are in the middle of a blackout). £6.57 with free delivery from another seller via Amazon.

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6.57 with free deliv on the sidebar also

led lesner k2 is less.. brighter too.. build quality just as good.

amazon.co.uk/Led…IKE
Edited by moderator: "trim link" 14th Dec 2014

Original Poster

Yep, it's cheaper and brighter but not in a gift box or nice looking set. That what I was saying in my post...

Got one of these a few weeks back, very unimpressed with the light it gives out!

I got it to replace a free one the same size I was given by Samsung (which is rip having died in the washing machine).
Edited by: "steve1221" 14th Dec 2014

bluep

Yep, it's cheaper and brighter but not in a gift box or nice looking set. … Yep, it's cheaper and brighter but not in a gift box or nice looking set. That what I was saying in my post...



if torches were all about the gift box this would be fine, otherwise compared to led ..it sucks.
High-intensity light beam!?..my butt
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Original Poster

I dunno, I gave 4 of them to kids in my family as stocking fillers and they were well chuffed. They kept them by their beds for sleepovers and fun stuff... The LED ones in comparison are downright dangerous because they'd shine them in each others eyes. I'm just saying its fit for a different purpose that's all.

bluep

I dunno, I gave 4 of them to kids in my family as stocking fillers and … I dunno, I gave 4 of them to kids in my family as stocking fillers and they were well chuffed. They kept them by their beds for sleepovers and fun stuff... The LED ones in comparison are downright dangerous because they'd shine them in each others eyes. I'm just saying its fit for a different purpose that's all.


Think your mixing up led torches with lasers

20 years ago these were cutting edge. Now... Not so much.

I'd rather have my little CREE Q5 with a 14500 battery. bigger but a stuff load brighter.

Original Poster

snoopy18

Think your mixing up led torches with lasers



Nope I'm not, but a really bright LED torch in your eyes still hurts!

bluep

I dunno, I gave 4 of them to kids in my family as stocking fillers and … I dunno, I gave 4 of them to kids in my family as stocking fillers and they were well chuffed. They kept them by their beds for sleepovers and fun stuff... The LED ones in comparison are downright dangerous because they'd shine them in each others eyes. I'm just saying its fit for a different purpose that's all.



well that's the fault if the user's and parents

royals

well that's the fault if the user's and parents



What a stupid remark. Clearly you're not a parent.

Magister

What a stupid remark. Clearly you're not a parent.


Or an English teacher

Price gone up

Anyone know of a simple LED conversion kit for this torch?

The big maglites are ideal to hit people with..

bluep

Nope I'm not, but a really bright LED torch in your eyes still hurts!



This is true. I' recently upgraded my AA Maglite and accidentally shined it in my eyes, was quite taken a back.

not that long ago they gave these away free with £1 mag subscriptions, over a short period of time i got loads and have given them away to many a happy person, a nice little gift so long as you get them cheap enough

dam missed out

bluep

I dunno, I gave 4 of them to kids in my family as stocking fillers and … I dunno, I gave 4 of them to kids in my family as stocking fillers and they were well chuffed. They kept them by their beds for sleepovers and fun stuff... The LED ones in comparison are downright dangerous because they'd shine them in each others eyes. I'm just saying its fit for a different purpose that's all.



I've had one of these since 2000 when I used it to lock up in SE1 down a dark alley, it was naff then.

Since then i've had a plethora of led torches / headlamps, (of whichpetzl are my hands down favourite workhorse lights), my kid uses em, has done since she was tiny, no "blindness", despite occasionally & accidentally shining it in eyes ..thatswhat happens with light in hands, ...are you sure you've not been subscribing to the daily mail school of fictitious reportage!?

We use em with cubs, & boy are there some stupid & badly brought up little scrotes amongst that lot, ...on night hikes we should have had blinded children a-go-go ((nope)).

Down to being pig thick or similar to encounter that level of stupidity, the natural reflex in bright light is to squint or close eyes, shield & shout at the doofus pointing them in their eyes, ..blindness not once, night vision lost yes, but never blindness, unless no-one has told me & the guide dog is typing this for me! (in which case his spelling is wonderful)

Original Poster

Sigh.
I didn't actually mean dangerous as in blindness, just as in "ARGHHH my eyes..."

amsieg

The big maglites are ideal to hit people with..



That's their purpose. I'm not joking.

Original Poster

irradiated

not that long ago they gave these away free with £1 mag subscriptions, … not that long ago they gave these away free with £1 mag subscriptions, over a short period of time i got loads and have given them away to many a happy person, a nice little gift so long as you get them cheap enough



Exactly what I meant. Not fantastic torches, nowhere near as bright as today's LED ones, not as good as a head torch for camping, but it's a fun little gift in a box and nice for kids. Sorry if this post brought out the "YOU MUST BUY THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST TORCH EVER" brigade.

you can buy upgrade LEDs for Maglites, I've done it and it's the best LED torch I've owned, albeit now quite an expensive one. Also about twice as bright as than those multi-LED torches and head torches you see for around a fiver, that fall apart or you end up having to squeeze to get light.

the red one is still 7.69 if anyone still needs/wants one

I used the use maglites, but the bulbs don't last long and used to be £3-4 for 2 replacements.

Nope, never had that happen either, just the odd quick flash of incorrectly angled light, blinking, spots before the eyes, night vision stuffed for a while, no shouting though, (thought of putting yours on stage) !?
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