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MAGLITE K3A016 AAA Solitaire Flashlight, Black

by MagLite

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  • steel
  • High intensity adjustable light beam
  • Sealed O-rings for water and shock resistance
  • Precision-machined, high strength aluminum alloy case
  • Spare lamp in the tail cap
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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Color: Black
Technical Details
Part Number K3A016
Item Weight0.8 ounces
Product Dimensions3.2 x 4.8 x 0.8 inches
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Item model numberK3A016
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
SizeOne Size
ColorBlack
MaterialAlluminum
Power SourceBattery-Powered
Item Package Quantity1
Type of BulbLED
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
  
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ASINB00002N9ET
Best Sellers Rank #7,616 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableAugust 8, 2003
  
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Product Description

Color: Black

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Here's a nice little light in a tough little package. It's perfect for quick, occasional use, say, to shed some light on a dark keyhole. The built-in key lanyard is long enough to let you use your key and the beam at the same time, and the beam width adjust with an easy turn from spotlight to flood. It's compact enough for a pocket and tough enough to tumble around in a briefcase, backpack or handbag—-it's corrosion-resistant, too. We especially like the extra bulb packed right in the end compartment, so you won't get caught without a light. Granted, the beam could be beefier, but for its purpose, it's a great little flashlight.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste

Product Description

Choose from 3 different ways to light your way with MagLite flashlights. High-intensity light beam changes from flood to spot with a twist of the wrist. Rugged aluminum construction will give you years of reliable use. Water- and shock-resistant. Small (3"), medium (6") and large (10") flashlights cover all your lighting needs. All lights feature a lifetime limited manufacturer's warranty. Batteries included. Made in USA.

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Customer Reviews

It's small and is light wait an fits on key ring.
L.
I needed a small light that was a reliable product the name Maglite is world famous so it was a good buy from my point of view.
Gary Hewitt
Some of the newer LED flashlights are of a similar size but much brighter.
E. M. Van Court

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 86 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 15, 2004
Color Name: Black
The Solitaire is relatively well built, but the poor beam makes it useless. Its not bright even with fresh batteries, and it QUICKLY dims. There is almost no sidespill, even when adjusted to wide beam. It eats up batteries, and has very poor beam quality.
This is the only Maglite model that I rate as below satisfactory. It flat out fails.
There are better options out there. Arc flashlights are very bright for their size, reliable, and have a good beam. They use LED bulbs that never burn out. Plus, they are semi-regulated so that they maintain their brightness for longer periods than the Solitaire. Other pocket lights worth looking at are Photon Microlights and the CMG Sonic (both use LED bulbs). Shop around, decide what works best for you and is in your price range.
That said, I cannot recommend the Mag Solitaire regardless of price. Its poor beam and dim output make it all but useless.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By thassler on November 30, 2005
Color Name: Black
The construction of this Mag-Lite Solitaire is really quite good. It's very sturdy and I've had one run over by my truck and had a 150 pound (68kg) Television drop on another without much visible damage (scratches).

I have received this as a gift and as a corporate tchotchke as well as having bought one and they do come in handy. The problem is that it runs through batteries pretty quickly if you use this for anything more than looking for your keys on the ground or the deadbolt on your door when you forgot to leave on the porch light. The lens cap tends to turn itself on in your pocket or bag... draining away the power. I haven't ever used it as a keychain device as I don't like a lot of bulk.

I haven't ever experienced the reported problem with the end cap loosening. The best task I've found for this light is to hang it on the keyring holder in my laptop bag. It's simply not well suited to a pocket or to a keychain, and I believe that was its intended purpose.

I found the light, itself, to be fairly bright at full power, but with a more robust LED, it would probably be a better unit. It does have a better light distance than an LED would produce, though. All-in-all, a bit of a miss, but I'm a flashlight hound, so I still like it. If you are looking for a good keyring light, get a smaller LED with an on/off switch. This would probably make a good light for a purse or in a glove compartment. I would recommend pairing it with a Lithium Battery (Technuity L92BP4 Battery, Lithium Aaa Photo Battery for example) - especially if storing in car or bag for long periods. Make sure you tighten the lenscap well so it doesn't accidentally turn on.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 22, 2001
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
I just bought a silver one of these maglite solitaires. The flashlight is incredibly small and lightweight. At first I thought it might be lighter than the key I attached it to! and, While on closer observation I was wrong, I think you'll find that you won't notice this flashlight on your keyring. For its size the light is pretty bright. Most keyring flashlights end up being only good for looking like a flashlight and not actually being one. This one is actually very handy. Its best feature is the candel feature (where you can unscrew the head of the flashlight and the bulb asks like the light of a candle). I definitely suggest you buy this product. I plan on purchasing more of these myself.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Van Court VINE VOICE on August 28, 2005
Color Name: Black
The Mag-Lite Solitaire is well designed and well made but simply isn't bright enough. However, if all you use a flashlight for is looking for your keys under the seat of your car or assisting with reading menus, it may be OK. It has a sleek design, and it's appeareance won't draw attention on a keychain. It functions like any other (large) mini mag light, by twisting the end where the light comes out to turn it on and off. Change the battery by unscrewing the other end. A spare bulb is concealed within the end cap.

Pros:

-It's small.

-it's well made, with all components fitting together smoothly, and a clean simple appearence.

Cons:

-it's just not that bright. Some of the newer LED flashlights are of a similar size but much brighter.

Overall, I'd have to give this one a pass, unless I developed a fetish for small, well designed gadgets (like watches, watches are SOOO cool! and miniature sextents, those things are SOOO neat!). OK, so I have this fetish, and this would explain why I have a Solitaire in my toolbox.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 30, 2012
Color Name: Black
I have purchased THREE of these. Each one eventually, somehow, unscrewed in my pocket or purse and all I had left was the cap attached to my keys.

The larger one I've had in my car for FIVE YEARS. It's excellent and I only changed the batteries ONCE and that was because I thought of it (but it was still bright).

Do yourself a favor; buy the larger one instead of multiple tiny ones. Maglite is a great product, but they slipped with this one. YOU MAY REALLY NEED IT SOME DAY!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alex Schira on December 4, 2005
Color Name: Black
I've had one of these lying around in my pocket or behind my ear for close to eight months. It's just the perfect little light for looking in small places, without blinding some one with the LED Mini Mag I also carry. That's right, I actually like that it's not LED, it's nice to have both kinds of lights for different situations. In the eight months of casual to daily use I've put it through, I've had to change the battery three times, but the bulb is still like new. This is very unusual, considering how Mag bulbs usually last a couple months at most.

But I have to agree with the other reviewers, if you do keep it on a keychain or the larnyard it comes with, keep an eye on the battery cover. I personally passed over the keychain and just carry and use it without my mess of keys jingling and pulling the thing apart entirely. This is a decent keychain light, but it won't fall apart on you if just carry it in the change pocket of your jeans, a shirt pocket, without the keychain this light is small enough to fit in a larger wallet if it had to.

And one little not to Mag, they should start advertising the 'candle mode' on this thing as well as their other lights. When you keep twisting the head after turning it on anf focusing, the cap comes off and leaves the small, candle-like but exposed in a miniature lantern effect. Just set the flat end down on a table, rock, floor, any little situation where you need a small area light, and don't lose the cap. And if you really want to use the larnyard, I've also had this thing hang from zippers in tents and from bathroom mirrors in a power outage.

I would have written this sooner, after a few months of using this thing, but yesterday I went out and bought about ten of these in assorted colors.
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