We have come a long way in getting your Maglite engraved with your logo. Before laser engraving, marking metallic objects was done with a mechanical “scratcher”. Jewelers used to do it that way, and may still do it. I don’t know. It’s cheaper than buying a laser engraving machine.
Today, many Maglites come in color that is anodized onto the aluminum barrel. The laser cuts through this anodized layer, exposing the bare whitish aluminum. This results in your white logo neatly placed on a colored barrel.
Since hurricanes Harvey hit Texas 2 weeks ago, and Irma hit Florida last weekend, it’s time to evaluate the best and brightest engraved flashlights for hurricane survival. The winner, hands down, is the “Intense Triple Output LED flashlight, CREE® XM-L2-U2, model FL142” by Starline. It has 5 functions, that you activate by pushing in the button just part way, each time. They are
On the High beam you get 1050 Lumens of brightness. The beam is focus-able by turning the head. The 9 AA batteries are the secret of the brightness, and of course the advanced circuitry. The customer’s corporate logo is laser engraved on the anodized aluminum barrel.