MagLite® XL100 3AAA LED Flashlight
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- Innovative, user friendly, multi-purpose light with MAG-LED™ technology
- Rear push-button tail cap switch rotates through five selectable modes and variable power and strobe settings
- Includes intensity level recall and lockout protection
- MAG-LED design for best balance of bright beam performance and battery life
- Tough MagLite construction—machined aluminum alloy construction with O-ring sealing
Designed for optimum light output from a sleek AAA battery-powered light, the MagLite® XL100 3AAA LED Flashlight delivers user-friendly performance and MagLite's next generation MAG-LED® technology in a compact light. The XL100 includes the Advanced Flashlight User Interface™, a rear push-button tail cap switch that rotates through five selectable modes (Normal, Strobe, Nite Lite, Signal, and SOS), variable power levels, and variable strobe rates. This innovative switch also features intensity level memory recall and a lockout to prevent accidental operation. Like all MagLites, this easy-to-carry flashlight gives you a powerful projecting beam that focuses from spot to flood by simply rotating the head. MAG-LED Balanced Optics™ combine a highly refined reflector with the enhanced LED to deliver a brilliant adjustable beam, while beam power and battery usage are balanced by Intelligent Energy Source Management for maximum performance and battery life. The flashlight's shock resistant housing is constructed of durable machined aluminum alloy (anodized inside and out to resist corrosion) and sealed with high grade O-rings for superior water resistance. 83 lumens on high setting. 134 meter beam. Runs up to 5 hours and 15 minutes on high setting. 4.8'' long. Weight: 3.68 oz. (with included AAA batteries). Comes with three AAA batteries. Manufactured in USA with imported parts.
MAG-LED™ technology combines the proven durability and performance of MagLite® flashlights with the efficient power usage and long lasting durability of LEDs. Not satisfied with the performance of a "regular" LED as a usable light source, MagLite creator Anthony Maglica set his sights on producing an LED light source that would have the kind of durability, reliability, and performance Maglite flashlights are known for. MAG-LED is the result, blending emphasis on energy management, balanced optics, and a projecting beam to give you an LED light source with the superior performance of a MagLite.
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 3 out of 5 by douglyrow complicated
lots of features but too complicated to use especially in the dark trying to look at the opposite end of the flashlight to figure out the settings.
April 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by KnifeFreak Best Flashlight Ever
This flashlight is the best I have ever used. I have the big 6D cell fallshlight and this little sucker rivals it in brightness. It is great for the money, very bright and good size. This flashlight never leaves my pocket I take it everywhere and use it all the time. I have been carrying it for months and its still in great shape.It is made in the USA so if you buy this product you are supporting American labor which is great. This is truly an American product. The other thing i like is it has a god warranty and you can always get replacent parts for it. Its just amazing.
March 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hungryshark Decent buy for the money!
It's a very good and decent investment. I have a football field in my backyard and I was able to see almost the whole length of the field ! (white poles on the other side)
March 10, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by TerryK Brightest Bang for the buck
This is a great little flashlight. I bought it for a number of uses. First and foremost it is a backup light in my Mountain biking backpack. I carry one for use as a worklight at night for changing flats and making repairs. I carry a second one for use as a headlight should I get caught on the trail after dark due to said repairs or flats. :/ Normally, the "flood" function is quite useless on this flashlight as it loses a ton of lumens when used any other way than full beam..... but.... this is perfect for my back up headlight system. I use one of them for the full beam function to see far ahead of me and then flood out the second one on the other side of my stem and aim it low to aid in tight technical turns and switchbacks. Awesome system. When it comes to being used as a flashlight, it's kind of a gadget really. But a well built, sturdy and ultra cool looking gadget at that. It has it's uses for many people but some functions are useless to others. The "strobe" function is AWESOME for night time road biking and makes for some interesting deer encounters! The nightlight function seems useful if you're trying to add a little glow to a tent or read a map so as to not blind yourself. The SOS function would be a must while lying on the side of a trail with 16 broken bones and only the use of one finger. It automatically flashes SOS repeatedly until you shut it off. Great for passing planes, helicopters, boats and the occational UFO. Oh, it's a MagLite... so it's obviously a work of art... that works.
I do NOT view the valid/invalid usage of the functions as a reason to not purchace this light. The flashlight function is NOT hindered or complicated by these functions. As each function is cancelled, it returns to the original "flashlight" function at the brightness you last used.
I have discovered THREE bad design flaws with this flashlight. Flaws that would not have deterred me from purchacing it however. First, the lense seems easily scratched and thin. Second, the rotating lense head is too easily rotated and has little resistance so it is easily moved from a preset focus point. Third, and the most annoying part is the linear knurling of the barrel. Who designed this part??? Did they even play with it after designing it??? It's dumb. Why would you knurl a flashlight that has a REAR pushbutton switch with linear grooves that do nothing to stop the light from sliding through your palm? The PROPER design would have been to knurl crosshatched patterns (like the original maglite, only deeper) or radial grooves. Shame on maglite for that one.
To facillitate use of these lights on handlebars, look up a gadget called "Lock Block" It's a simple velcro/rubber bracket that is virtually weightless and extremely useful.
February 14, 2011
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