Optics and Run Time

High-quality optics can also play a role in slowing battery consumption and prolonging Run Time.  As LED technology continues to advance, the number of watts of power consumed per lumen of light generated goes down; but it is still true to say that the more lumens you want, the faster you will consume battery power. […]

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Optics Matter

Since the beginning, Mag Instrument has prided itself on its beam-forming optics — the quality of its precision-designed and precision-crafted reflectors, and the versatility of its spot-to-flood beam focusing mechanism.  High-quality optics help a flashlight to direct light in a useful way without excessive power consumption – something that the “brute force” approach of maximizing […]

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Light Output Versus Beam Distance Part 3 of 3

So while a flashlight’s Light Output – its “lumen rating” – tells you nothing at all about how good or bad a job the flashlight does at forming a useful beam of light, the flashlight’s “Beam Distance” rating is all about its ability to form light into a useful beam and send it in a […]

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Light Output Versus Beam Distance Part 2 of 3

Why is this possible?  Because Light Output is simply a raw measure of the rate at which a light source generates light – i.e., how many photons, how much “luminous flux,” the source generates per second.  It tells nothing about how well or poorly that light is gathered and directed.  Beam Distance, on the other […]

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Light Output Versus Beam Distance Part 1 of 3

Judging from questions and comments we receive, the distinction between Light Output and Beam Distance is a source of some confusion.  It is important to understand that these two concepts – Light Output and Beam Distance – deal with quite distinct characteristics which, surprisingly to many people, don’t necessarily go hand in hand.  A flashlight […]

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Collectible

With stunning colors, premium anodizing, and a unique American Flag motif, these specially-decorated MAGLITE® and MINI MAGLITE® flashlights make treasured gifts – or they can put the exclamation point on your own Mag® flashlight collection. Explore and Shop our Maglite® flashlights in this Category (Click Here)

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Tactical

Mag offers the non-rechargeable MAG-TAC® tactical flashlight in two versions – plain and crowned bezel.  Designed with input from military and police tactical users, these flashlights both operate on high-energy CR123 lithium batteries and produce over 300 lumens. They have multiple functions, user-selectable by “quick-clicking” the tailcap switch. Also popular as a tactical flashlight is […]

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Rechargeable

Mag offers 4 different LED rechargeable flashlights.  The largest and brightest (643 lumens, nearly 13 inches long and weighing 28 oz. with battery) is the new LED version of the long-renowned MAG CHARGER® flashlight.  It operates on a Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery and has a multi-mode electronic switch, offering the user a choice among […]

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Compact

Mag offers 8 different LED, and 3 different incandescent, flashlights in compact (AAA or AA battery) size.  In brightness they range from 2 to 272 lumens, in length from 3 ¼ to 6 ½ inches, in weight (with batteries) from about ¾ oz. to 4 ¼ oz., and in diameter from ½ to 1 inch, […]

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Mid Size

Mag offers 8 different LED, and 3 different incandescent, flashlights in the mid-size (C-cell battery) range.  In brightness they range from 31 to 611 lumens, in length from about 6 ½ to 12 ¼ inches, in weight (with batteries) from about 11 to 22 oz., and in head diameter from 1.7 to 2 ¼ inches.  […]

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