The K3A is the most economically-priced of all the promotional Maglights. Sometimes they are on sale for only $7.94. That fits into most budgets for appreciation gifts. It does come with an alkaline battery and a carry strap. There’s no need to wrap this one up as a present. It already comes with a permanent hard plastic hinged gift box.
The other popular one has an LED bulb and 2 AA batteries. It puts out an extreme amount of light for its size. LED flashlights are often requested by business owners who want to give a high quality gift to their employees.
When you are shopping for Maglite flashlights, you will be faced with the decision of whether to get an LED (light emitting diode) or incandescent bulb. Which one should you choose? It’s kind of like choosing between a Lincoln Navigator and a Ford Fusion. There’s a difference in price, and a difference in
The LED bulb is much brighter, but more expensive than the original incandescent bulb. So, do you want more quality, or more economy. Both types of Maglite® are popular, and as far as I know, neither one is destined for cancellation.
Another feature of the LED Maglites is the ability to have different modes. You can have different brightnesses, strobe, and SOS. All this is possible because of an advanced electronic circuit.
I hope this makes it easier to make your decision.
When you need a rugged USA-made flashlight, you normally choose Maglite Flashlights. But here’s a new reason to choose America’s favorite torch:
Choose the NEW Maglite® with the Red Light bulb. Why red?
Red light is easier on the eyes than white light.
Red light is easier on the eyes than any other color, especially blue.
Red lighting is used in confined spaces like airline cockpits, boats, and truck cabins. The visual spectrum of light goes from red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. As we go from red to violet, the “energy” and frequency of the light increases. The higher the energy and frequency, the more disturbing it is to the eyes. I once had a car with red lights instead of blue ones in the dash. I noticed how pleasant the red lighting was.
Here is the newest wavelength technology from Maglite®…
The history of Maglites® has been rich in innovations. The introduction of LED bulbs, lighting modes, and rechargeable flashlights have been the beacons of success. Now the newest development in promotional Maglites® is the “red bulb”. Why red? If you took physics in high school, you might remember that the visible light spectrum goes from red to violet. Red is at the low energy end, and violet is at the high energy end of the spectrum. So the low energy red is easier on your eyes, because it has less energy. It is preferred by pilots and truck drivers and boaters.
The Solitaire LED Spectrum-Red j3asw2 has the new red bulb. Safer for your eyes when you are in confined spaces.
Flashlights have come a long way in the last 70 years. They used to have an incandescent bulb, and 2 D batteries. The batteries would leak throughout the flashlight as it sat in a drawer for a few months. This would destroy your torch. Sometimes the battery company would replace your flashlight if it was ruined by a leaky battery.
Today we have:
LED bulbs, which are brighter than incandescent bulbs.
CREE bulbs, which are brighter LED bulbs.
COB bulbs (chip on board) which are really bright.
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.
Maglites are the best USA-Made flashlight. They are built tough, and will last a lifetime. But, here are 5 secrets you probably didn’t know about Maglite Flashlights.
LED (the bulb on an LED Maglite, or any LED flashlight) doesn’t last forever. It doesn’t burn out. It just gets dimmer and dimmer with age. Don’t worry. Depending on your usage, it should remain very bright till a time between 50 years and 2,000 years from now.
Maglites® are designed to be highly water resistant. However, they are not advertised to be waterproof.
Maglites® are not tested to be explosion-proof or intrinsically safe. Some workers who use a flashlight in highly volatile environments need that type of flashlight.
There are flashlights made for that purpose.
Old and weak alkaline batteries can damage your Maglite® just as they can damage any other flashlight. Maglites® are built tough, but guarding against a leaky battery is above and beyond the call of duty. Many battery manufacturers have a repair/replacement policy if your flashlight is damaged by one of their leaky batteries.
The ANSI standard of rating the power of flashlights was started only in 2009. Mag Instrument has agreed to abide by the ANSI standard, and rates its flashlights so you can compare one with another. ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute. The parameters used are: