Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by flashlightgeek Very good quality flashlight and very long throw
I was a little hesitant to buy the MagLite 3D because of the relatively low lumen level for this large of a flashlight. Maglite.com says the 3-cell D puts out 131 lumens which isn't spectacular compared to other state of the art LED flashlights (but will still make you see stars if you look right at it!). But what I LOVE is the range of this flashlight (364 meters per FL1 standard)! That's the best thrown I've seen out of a $30 flashlight (excluding 12 volt spotlights). And the rating is pretty accurate. This thing puts light out there! It has a very narrow beam when focused down. I can easily see into fields 200 yards with this light. [Side note - I compared this light to my Dad's 'tactical' flashlight (non-MagLite brand) that is rated at 200 lumens. His light is a little brighter within about 10 feet, but beyond that this 3D Mag blows its out of the water (due to the excellent focusing ability). His light doesn't have as good of optics so much of the light scatters.] The 79 hour battery rating is awesome. I haven't used it enough to know how true the battery rating is. But if I got 40 hours I'd be happy! Another great thing is this is still a typical heavy duty MagLite. It's very well constructed and feels very solid. This light will handle a lot of abuse. The only thing MagLite could do to make me happier is put a brighter LED in it (which would of course reduce the battery life but I'm willing to make that trade). A 200+ lumen LED in this flashlight would be amazing! However, I would still be happy paying $50 for this flashlight as is. I just got a couple after Thanksgiving for half price (that includes Energizer "D" batteries)! That's a steal.
November 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by AFofNY The BEST flashlight in the market
Awesome flashlight, rugged aluminum body, shock and water resistant. The LED bulb produces a very bright light. The adjustable beam focus is a great feature. The battery last a long time, I have been using my flashlight for one year without having to replace batteries. If you are looking for a good flashlight, donât look any further.
November 24, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by csweet little payback/large payout
Purchased considering it a long-term investment (as far as flashlights are concerned). It worked, sort of, for one season. The light had difficulty staying on and had to screw and unscrew quite a few times to get it working. After the first season, used the batteries in something else. Next camping season, put the batteries in the light and it sometimes lit up while screwing in the cap. Now nothing. Cost to get it fixed is about US$30 (shipping + return shipping). They cannot fix this type of flashlight in any mag-lite repair shop other than the California one. No spare parts. Unfortunately, I am now soured on the mag-lite brand as anything you purchase from them, regardless of price, appears to be a throwaway (cheaper to buy new than to fix), and does not appear, in this case, to be a product with staying power.
Tried new batteries: Old batteries still fully power my other, not as bright, much cheaper flashlight.
Tried resetting the spring several times
January 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by ikes Good and Bad
The flashlights (I bought two) are great. Much brighter than the incandescent and should last for decades. The one complaint I have about them is the cheesy rubber cover over the switch. It is a thin piece of rubber that pops off when you turn the light on and off. The rest of the light is the usual rugged maglite quality. I was very disappointed with the thin cover. I am sure this light is not water resistant due to the flimsy switch cover.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Mountainman Excellent Flashlight
This is a great flashlight, very sturdy and very bright, I would recommend this item to anyone who is looking to buy a flashlight, and I love the camo on mine !!!!
September 16, 2014