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MAGLITE XL50-S3016 LED Flashlight, Black

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  • Durable, rugged machined aluminum case
  • Anodized for corrosion resistance and durability
  • Individually serial numbered
  • Powerful projecting LED beam
  • Compact, pocket-size design
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Color: Black
Technical Details
Part Number XL50-S3016
Item Weight2.4 ounces
Product Dimensions8.9 x 4.9 x 1.3 inches
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Item model numberXL50-S3016
Batteries:3 AAA batteries required. (included)
ColorBlack
MaterialAluminum
Power SourceBattery-Powered
Item Package Quantity1
Type of Bulbbattery
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Warranty DescriptionLimited lifetime warranty
  
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ASINB004JJQ3UY
Best Sellers Rank #9,385 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJanuary 17, 2011
  
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Color: Black

Product Description

"MAGLITE XL50" LED FLASHLIGHT : *Black *Made of machined aluminum *Easy to use features and powerful projecting flood-to- spot focusing LED beam *Push button tail-cap switch has simple on/off *3 selectable modes (On - one click high power, off - two clicks 25% power, three clicks emergency safety strobe *Operates on 3 standard AAA alkaline batteries included *109 Lumens *Carded

From the Manufacturer

Introducing the Maglite XL50 3-cell AAA LED flashlight. The Maglite LED XL50 flashlight, with its compact, pocket-size design and adjustable LED spot-to-flood beam, features a rear push-button tail cap switch coupled with three modes: high power, 25% energy save power, and emergency strobe. This flashlight has an impact-resistant and durable aluminum casing that helps keep it protected. With Intelligent Energy Source Management, the brightness and effective power usage is continuously monitored, allowing for prolonged battery life. Uses three AAA alkaline batteries (included).

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Great little light, very bright and nicely sized for easy carry.
S. Robinson
It is built well, compact, the push-button switch feels solid, and it has a very bright LED light.
Cool Phil
MAGLITE XL50-S3016 LED Flashlight, Black This is a great flashlight.
Enginerd

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129 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Spiced Rum on January 17, 2011
Color Name: Black
I like this XL50 flashlight very much. It is well made and functional.

This Maglite XL50 is a new sister of the older XL100. They are the same size and have some interchangeable parts. The older XL100 has more functions, and a lot of people say it has TOO many functions to the point of being complex. A complex flashlight? Maybe not something you need when you are half asleep at 2AM. So this XL50 is a nice pare down to what you need most.

This XL50 has a quick-click multifunction switch; this quick click to different modes actually seems to work very well (I was skeptical at first):
a) One click and it is on full, and that's what you'd use the most.
b) Two quick clicks and it is dim (25% full), logical that you'd use it next most often. This can be very nice. Sometimes the light is too bright at full and it glares off of surfaces you're trying to see clearly.
c) Three clicks and it is strobe. Strobe can be extremely obnoxious, but sometimes that is exactly what you want. Like when I'm walking in the dark and my crazy driving neighbor goes rocketing towards me, I can go to strobe mode to alert him that I'm walking on the side of the road (I shine it AWAY from him obviously).
d) You don't have to cycle through all the modes to turn it off. Whatever mode you're on, the next click (after about a half a second) will turn the light off.

Pros:
a) Incredibly bright for its size (advertized at 104 or 139 lumens, depending what packaging it came in). It is brighter than the 2AA Maglite LED flashlight.
b) Uses 3 standard and easy to find AAA batteries.
c) The battery compartment is ingeniously labeled for + and - on each battery end, at the end of the compartment. Frustrating if you don't see it, but then voila!
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By NLee the Engineer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on February 13, 2012
Color Name: Black
I recently compared three compact LED flashlights available in the same price range: Maglite XL50-S3016, Rayovac Roughneck RNT3AAA-B and Mini-Maglite SP22017. Here are my findings:

[Batteries]
Both Maglite XL50 and Rayovac Roughneck are powered by three AAA cells, while the Maglite Mini uses two AA cells. In term of battery cost, the Maglite mini is more economical to operate. This is because each AA cell contains about 3x more energy than AAA cell, yet they cost the same to buy.
Point: Maglite Mini

[Size]
See the photos I uploaded to 'Customer Image' sections for size comparison. The XL50 is more compact than the Roughneck. Both are shorter and thicker than the Maglite Mini, making them easier to hold.
Point: Maglite XL50

[LED Light Output]
On paper the Roughneck is rated at an impressive '200 lumen', while the Maglte XL50 is only '104 lumen' and the Maglite Mini is '69 lumen'. In actual side-by-side comparison, however, the beam from XL50 is brighter and whiter than that of Roughneck. See my beam shot comparison photos in Customer Images section.
Point: XL50

[Electronic Switch]
All three flashlights offer multi-function electronic switch to turn the LED on at high power/low power or blinking mode.
- The Maglite Mini's electronic switch is activated by twisting its reflector, which is not easy for one-hand operation.
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53 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Jim Cain on April 6, 2011
Color Name: Black
I've used my Maglite XL-50 for just 6 months. I carry it with me daily, as I mostly wear cargo pants with many pockets. Being an older person, I find occasions where this helps me in situations of low ambient light. It gives a strong light--104 lumens--and I have no complaints there. However, I find the battery life to be disappointingly short. I only use the light for short periods occasionally. The specs say it should run 8h 45 mins on a set of batts. I'd say it's more like 4 or 5 hours at best. I'm on my 4th set of batts in 6 months.

The switch on mine is very sensitive, and on two occasions, it went on by itself in my pocket, just from my moving around. I now put it back lens side down and that has prevented that. Costco sells a set of three similar pocket-sized LED lights for $20--less than the cost of a single XL-50. I have a set and they are very comparable, but slightly thicker.

Would I buy another XL-50? No. I'd look at other options. It seems that more and more high quality, high-tech, tactical LED lights are coming on the market, and the prices are coming down. Look for at least 90 lumens. I've also noted that the LED flashlights that do not state the power in lumens generally are very low-powered.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Enginerd on April 18, 2011
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MAGLITE XL50-S3016 LED Flashlight, Black
This is a great flashlight. It is small enough to carry in a pocket, but much much more powerful than the old 2AA cell Maglites with krypton bulbs. I usually steer clear of LED flashlights because I hate the high color temperature (extreme blue cast) of the light they usually produce. This flashlight has a very comfortable color temperature, just a little bluer than most fluorescent lights in an office building.

As for power, it has plenty! It is painful to look into, even from 25 feet away. The light is mostly concentrated into about a 10° beam with a larger flood area about 45°. The description says the beam pattern is adjustable, but this is pretty ineffective in actual use. I don't find that I need to adjust as much with this as with the old krypton lamp type flashlights, so it doesn't really matter.

One improvement could be made: 1) include a wrist strap (or at least give me a hole to add my own)

I haven't had it long enough to run through a set of batteries yet (about 2 hours use to this point) so I can't comment on battery life.

The good:
- small
- powerful light
- good color light
- decent beam spread

The indifferent:
- beam focus adjustment

The bad:
- no wrist strap
- won't fit in 2AA minimag holster

Gets 5 stars and a recommendation.

Update: after having my flashlight for about 4 months I thought it was broken - every time I turned it on, after about 5 seconds it would automatically dim to the 50% level. Turned out that changing the batteries solved the issue. May be that's the low battery indicator? Still love the flashlight and wont trade it for any others.
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