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  • Superbright 1-watt LED throws light farther and uses less battery power than the standard Mini Maglite bulb
  • LED uses less power than an incandescent bulb; 2 AA batteries (sold separately) provide up to 15 hrs. of use with the LED, compared to 5 hrs. with the incandescent bulb
  • LED outputs 55 lumens; bright beam reaches up to 50m and can be focused from flood to spot
  • Nite Ize 1 Watt LED Upgrade II kit is simple to install
  • Please note: installing a Nite Ize LED Upgrade kit voids the Mag Instrument® Limited Lifetime Warranty covering the AA Mini Maglite flashlight

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from hard to install As I tried to install the led into the maglight, the tiny and too long wires broke off. As in another review written here. Just didn't seem to be designed well. I like my other led light, a Fenix, but wanted to use all the old mag lights I have. Glad I only bought one of these!
Date published: 2012-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A New Life I had my mini mag for 14 years now. It was able to travel to 8 countries and experience tropical typhoons and rains. And nothing beats the availability of AA baterries worldwide. i always had to bring a lot of incendescent spare bulbs with me. there was a time the origal bulbs burned out after 10 minutes of replacing them! and the batteries would typically last for 3 hours and suddenly dies out. I didn't want to throw my mini mag away, even after new led flashlights started going out the market. then this Nite Ize 1 watt was introduced and found out REI was selling them and there was an REI store near my area. Now, my mini mag has a new life. Much brighter and with a much longer burn time. The downside is that the base of the led upgrade is quite thick, so only a few turns is needed then the whole flashlight head will fall off. Maybe they could make the base of the led upgrade a little thinner. i guess it's because there are electonics inside it. but since i knew about it, i was extra careful with the flashlight head and never experienced it dropping accidentaly. I never had problems with the installation of the upgrade. It's similar to the incsdescent bulbs with the 2 tiny pins. the only difference is the polarity. If you put it the first time and it doesn't work, make a half turn and put it back in then it will work. overall, i would recommend this to a friend. oh, and this led upgrade is shockproof too, unlike the incendescent bulbs
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of Money I was impressed with this for about a week. That is how long it lasted. The circuit control in the tailcap failed after that. I prefer the tactical, tailcap style of flashlights and give this one a plus for making the MagLight usable in this maner. After it failed, I purchased one of the LED MagLights and found that it was a good bit brighter anyways. This flashlight now has just the simple Nite Ize Tailcap Switch upgrade, and the electronics are in the MagLight itself. I use this frequently in my job as a mechanic. I still prefer my Streamlight Strion for normal day to day use, SO MUCH brighter. And a LOT more expensive... But when out backpacking I can not recharge it via solar and the extra weight is not worth carrying. A Maglight is a fair solution.
Date published: 2011-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice light, difficult install Very happy with this product once bulb is installed properly. Requires patience to install. Bought a second unit for another flashlight. Once installed, works great. Much brighter than old krypton bulb (subtracted 1 star for the install)
Date published: 2013-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as advertised Bright,...yes. But it doesn't let you focus the beam as printed on the packaging. Quite disappointed. I have thought about returning it but have thrown away the packaging.
Date published: 2014-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it is a good idea I bought one several years ago for my mini mag and really liked it. It is a bit "softer" of a light but still very usable and a great addition to the mini mag. I like Nite Ize products and they are a reputable company. I think the 1 star review may have just gotten a bad one. I"m sure Nite Ize would have replaced it in a heart beat. Currently buying one for my boss hence the delay of several years for my review
Date published: 2011-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased this LED a couple of years ago to carry when we're Purchased this LED a couple of years ago to carry when we're at a remote cabin or traveling cross country on the Harley. It fits easily in a pocket or tank pouch. The light output is amazing from the 1 watt LED. Can highly recommend. Store(s) were out of the 1 watt version ... will try the .5 watt LED in my 2nd mini maglite.
Date published: 2013-03-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from seemed like a good idea, but didn't work This seemed like such a good idea ... rather than replace a burned out bulb in a mini mag, i though i could replace it with a super bright, more energy efficient bulb. Unfortunately i couldn't get this to work. The pins on the one i got were either too long or bent such that they would go in completely. Once i straightened them is was able to get it installed, but the unit wouldn't close completely ... if you are used to the solid feel of the mini mag, this felt like something was rattling around loose inside. plus about a half turn and the front piece would separate from the rest of the light. I tried this with two, 2-cell AA sized mini's before deciding to take it back. If you want an LED flash light buy one ... save your self the pleasure of fooling with this one. On an amusing note, the instructions are printed on a slip of paper that might measure 1" x 1" ... somewhat larger than a postage stamp. hard to know what the manufacturer might have been thinking on that one.
Date published: 2011-10-19
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