LED Upgrades for Maglite (Top 5 Best)

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Today'sepisode Top 5 best LED upgrades for maglite.

All the bulbs featured in today's episode of the straight drop in type that don't require any modification to the maglite host for use the bulbs be ranked in order of least output to the greatest number five a simple LED replacement bulbs that I picked up from ebay seller rapid2you install is like a standard incandescent bulb it's rated at 260 lumens of output which is the highest i was able to find for a 2 cell light it uses a cree xpg2 LED and it has a solid feel to it it definitely has better heat sinking than some of the other bulbs available and i like the color too vs my niteize bulb it has a single-mode output and maintains the quick focus ability of the maglite retail price on the rapid to youbulb is fifteen dollars and forty cents which makes it cheap easy upgrade to bring your mag light into this decade number for the Malkoff xpg2 drop in the Malkoff has a 325 lumen output and it works in 3-6D cell Maglites has a unique patented design the side pieces cut at an angle which puts pressure on the side wall as the set screws tightened overall it's a sharp-looking product battery contacts are made when pressure is applied to the drop in from above in order to use this bulb you will need to either cut the cam from your existing reflector or purchase one with this done to it from the website the system eliminates the quick focus capability of the maglite but is still fully focusable from spot too wide by twisting the maglite head Malkoff also offers a 2 d-cell bulb and C cell options and has a 700 lumens xml2 bulb i chose the xpg2 version because of the much wider voltage range and because of the lower price retail on this one is forty-seven dollars number three the firefly drop in 800 lumen bulb with a 3 mode user interface high medium and low with memory installed by simply removing the old reflector involve retaining rings then screw the bezel on and gently tighten down the head can be used with 3-6D cells to create xml2 LED and large smooth reflector provide a beam with a tight round hotspot and bright spill firefly comes with a detachable ring which enables it to be used in newer incandescent Maglites with the D and the serial number as well as older mags with the shallower headwear no "D" is present retail price on the fireflies $56 number to the terralux tle 310m thousand lumen conversion kit it works in 426 dsl Maglites and offers users a choice of single-mode or multi mode user interface UI is changed by moving a small switch on the side one direction of the other peering through the optics I can see what looks like three generation one xml meters installed by threading onto the post the bulb holder than unscrewing the head till it reaches the base of the drop-in you'll need to replace the factory Oring under the lens with the thicker one provided the terralux is a fixed focus module with a medium beam profile I'd call it a large hot spot with usable spill retail price on the tle 310 is 69.

95 number one the adventure sport flashlight super bulb this bulb comes in two varieties a 2000 lumen three xml2 bulb and a 5000 lumen 3x hp50 the user interface is programmable so you can choose which mode you want and which one 2000 lumen bulb is designed for use in a 3-cell light and 5000 lumen bulb for a 6-cell light but it can also be used in smaller size mags with lithium-ion batteries the adventure sport bulbs also work in C cell Maglites with the optional expansion ring both bolts have a large hot spot and right spill but they're still useful at a great distance just by sheer volume of the output to install remove the reflector involve retaining ring unscrew the head past the o-ring snug down the bezel and then snug down the head retail price on the adventure sport bulbs is 129 for the XHP and 121 for the XML I did an independent test of the output for each of these bulbs and for this test i went with the best-case-scenario i use the resistance fixed maglite and the maximum number of cells allowed by each bulb follow the balls that can handle 6 cells use the pair of IMR 26650s which will perform much better than alkaline d cells on the left is the factory claim and on the right is the number that i got i also ran a test for the bulbs that could fewer cells to see how they performed on the minimum amount i also tested each of these LED upgrades for being distance of these are the numbers that I got one final test I did was to check the current at the battery in for each bulb using the maximum number of cells i tested each bulb at the maximum output and for the multi-level brightness ones i also tested the very lowest mode the question marks on the adventure sport xml to bulbar because my multimeter won't measure any current less than ten millions the beam shots i did my best to give you guys an idea of what the beam profile as well as the overall output of each bulb is adjusted the lighting on some of the pictures so that i could give the most accurate portrayal of what it actually feels like to hold these lights in your hand both outdoors and inside a room for the inside shots i concentrated mostly on what i would call the ambient light of the beam basically the amount of filled that in the room other than the wash out on the wall I feel like they came out really accurate there's a few things I'd like to get feedback from you guys about this week number one is if you have any of the bulbs we saw in this video what do you think about him the other thing would be are there any bulbs that i missed is there something that you feel like should have been in this video another bulb I didn't know about maybe was thinking for my next video what i could do maybe is a flashlight batteries 101 you know just go over some of the basic chemistry is just the things that you really need to know to run hype our flashlights effectively and safely like charging and discharging and things like that with the advantages of different chemistries are and I thought I'd give your brand recommendations what what ones live up to their names and then maybe talk about how you calculate what runtime you could expect by using different cells you know the capacity and everything and also maybe a video on some of the more creative ways that you can power up these high-powered bulbs like if you wanted to use a a 6-cell ball and a two or three so mag you know get into some of the AAA options and things like that to make it more compact you've enjoyed this video please be sure to like share and subscribe thanks for watching.

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