1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Mag Lite upgrades

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Cutter_, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Nov 12, 2018 at 9:53 PM
    #1
    Cutter_

    Cutter_ [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Member:
    #213600
    Messages:
    324
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '02 Tacoma 3.4 SR5 PreRunner, '98 HD Fatboy Anniversary
    I have an old Mag Lite flashlight that uses 4 D-size batteries and an incandescent bulb. I've seen there are many upgrades for Mag Lites online. I would like to get an LED conversion conversion for it with as many lumens as I can; as well as a Li-Ion rechargeable battery.

    Where are the best places to get these?
     
  2. Nov 12, 2018 at 10:11 PM
    #2
    Tacotoast

    Tacotoast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Member:
    #255379
    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 Sport DCSB 4x4 6MT
    TRD Pro SEMA rims OEM cast aluminum running boards
  3. Nov 12, 2018 at 10:17 PM
    #3
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Member:
    #156893
    Messages:
    7,294
    Gender:
    Male
    Kirkland, WA
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR MGM
    Go Hawks!
    I’ve got the same Maglight flashlight. Maglight offers LED conversion bulbs. However I’ve compared it to their LED from the ground up flashlights and the reflectors are different. You can just buy some high capacity rechargeable D-batteries and a charger for it. However, it is more economical to buy a new LED flashlight than retrofit an old one.

    I have the Duracell 1000 lumen flashlight which is only $20, and the build quality and output seems better than the old Maglight. I’ve also compared it to my friends LED Maglight and the Duracell is far brighter, it also has an adjustable beam. Food for thought.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Duracell-1000-Lumen-LED-Flashlight-with-Batteries-TC060A00/301844171
     
    bvbull200 likes this.
  4. Nov 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM
    #4
    Tacotoast

    Tacotoast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Member:
    #255379
    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 Sport DCSB 4x4 6MT
    TRD Pro SEMA rims OEM cast aluminum running boards
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2018
  5. Nov 14, 2018 at 9:49 AM
    #5
    hikerduane

    hikerduane Stove & lantern collector, retired

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Member:
    #174876
    Messages:
    1,181
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Duane
    Meadow Valley, Jefferson USA
    Vehicle:
    '16 Blazing Blue Pearl TRD Sport AC V6 manual, tow pkg
    RCI sliders fuel tank skid plate, tail gate insert
    I'm disappointed in my old Maglite, eats the batteries, defective batteries ruined another. Better stuff out there. Don't use then anymore, but the D cell size one would be a good weapon.
    Duane
     
  6. Nov 14, 2018 at 12:10 PM
    #6
    bvbull200

    bvbull200 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2016
    Member:
    #187193
    Messages:
    3,013
    Gender:
    Male
    DFW, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB SR5 Prerunner Texas Edition
    Fresh wiper fluid

    I have this flashlight, too. It's fantastic.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2018 at 2:36 PM
    #7
    DirtJumper14

    DirtJumper14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Member:
    #1918
    Messages:
    929
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD OR
    5100's, BDF grills and light bracket, big 3 upgrade, ATH bed braces, snugtop xtra vision shell, (bed, shell, hood, rock, front, rear, footwell, glove box, center console led lighting), MESO Gasshole, MESO dome and map lights, Flyeyez center console light, custom fuse panel, TRD CAI, toyota bed mat, 2013 black carpet, 2015 side mirrors, BedRug, AJT key fob, ultraguage, 8 cadillac horns acdf, pop n lock tailgate lock, energy suspension bushings, spicer greasable ujoints, Rigid lights everywhere, kenwood stereo, led tube taillights (red), 2018 T4R trail wheels, rokblok mud flaps, TRD skid plate, RCi gas tank skid plate
    I have the same 4D mag lite and converted it with their led bulb. It was ok until I purchased a Nitecore MH25. Blows the maglight out of the park in every way. No big batteries to store and it's so much smaller and BRIGHTER with a solid beam. The maglite didn't have a solid beam and was spotty with the led bulb. Have had the MH25 light for at least 7 years with zero issues. I have 5 Nitecore lights now. MH25, MH25GTS, MH10, MH12 and SRT9. And like stated above you don't have to worry about the D battery leaking and ruining the maglite. They are a little more than what I paid for my maglite years ago but worth it. Just food for thought. O-light makes some nice lights too.

    20181114_142457[1].jpg
     
  8. Nov 14, 2018 at 2:41 PM
    #8
    crazysccrmd

    crazysccrmd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Member:
    #181592
    Messages:
    3,235
    Gender:
    Male
  9. Nov 14, 2018 at 2:42 PM
    #9
    DirtJumper14

    DirtJumper14 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Member:
    #1918
    Messages:
    929
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD OR
    5100's, BDF grills and light bracket, big 3 upgrade, ATH bed braces, snugtop xtra vision shell, (bed, shell, hood, rock, front, rear, footwell, glove box, center console led lighting), MESO Gasshole, MESO dome and map lights, Flyeyez center console light, custom fuse panel, TRD CAI, toyota bed mat, 2013 black carpet, 2015 side mirrors, BedRug, AJT key fob, ultraguage, 8 cadillac horns acdf, pop n lock tailgate lock, energy suspension bushings, spicer greasable ujoints, Rigid lights everywhere, kenwood stereo, led tube taillights (red), 2018 T4R trail wheels, rokblok mud flaps, TRD skid plate, RCi gas tank skid plate
    Another valid use for an old maglite. That's pretty awesome.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2018 at 12:33 PM
    #10
    Cutter_

    Cutter_ [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2017
    Member:
    #213600
    Messages:
    324
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '02 Tacoma 3.4 SR5 PreRunner, '98 HD Fatboy Anniversary
    I don't get it, is the mag lite supposed to be a supressor? what's inside the mag lite?
     
  11. Nov 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM
    #11
    crazysccrmd

    crazysccrmd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Member:
    #181592
    Messages:
    3,235
    Gender:
    Male
    It’s a suppressor built with a maglite body. There’s a few different ways to do the baffles inside. Search google and you’ll find some good examples. As always, not legal without the right paperwork.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top