- Mini Mag lite LED conversion
It was under £10 but you are of course correct – if I was converting it today (and not a couple of years ago), I could have saved some pennies. I would still convert the mag lite though. I like tinkering with stuff and don’t see the point of land filling absolutely everything… From al’s previous posts I suspect messing with an existing torch would be of more interest than buying a new one.Posted 4 years agobillybouldersMember
I’ve had my mini mag lite since 1991 and it’s done sterling weekly service throughout. Was even my most powerful bar and then helmet mounted light for a while before l.e.d. tech. caught up.
I did a single l.e.d. conversion that slots in the existing bulb wire holder in about 2006, obviously a vast improvement over the incandescent bulbs and still going strong now. I did lose a bit of beam adjustability though, the l.e.d. is alot bigger diameter than the original bulbs so the hole is bigger on the reflector and makes a dark spot as you wind it out. The l.e.d. conversions may be better now though? Good torches.
I’ve got a $6 DX torch I keep in the pocket of my big dog walking coat, it way outshines the maglite and I’ve obviously got better bike lights as tech. has moved on but none of that kit is 20 odd years old yet. I dunno if my DX bastid will ever have the same emotional attachment as my maglite either TBH.
Nice right angle beam diffuser mod. BTW boblo 😆Posted 4 years agoDibbsMember
Has anyone done this for a Solitaire mag lite?
I was looking for Solitaire LED conversions last week and I could only find them available in the USA. Even then they were only about 15 lumens as opposed to a LED Solitaire which was 35 lumens and around £12, so hardly worth doing.Posted 4 years ago
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