|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.5 x 3.2 x 0.5 inches|
|Item model number||SJ3A016|
|Batteries||1 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Type of Bulb||led|
|Warranty Description||Limited Lifetime|
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Maglite Solitaire LED 1-Cell AAA Flashlight Black
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- Superior quality craftsmanship with weather-resistant seals and anodized inside and out for improved corrosion resistance
- Adjustable and powerful light beam that makes a useful gift and fits perfectly into pockets, purses, attache cases, etc.
- Compact design includes a premium alkaline battery with keychain lanyard and a spare lamp safely inside the tailcap
- A premium drop resistant and water resistant flashlight renowned for its quality, durability and reliability
- Advanced lighting instrument made in America and built tough enough to last a lifetime making it suitable for camping, climbing, fishing, hunting, etc.
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Maglite Solitaire LED also gives you the ability to focus the beam from a wide-angle floodlight toe narrow spot beam. The high-powered LED but-Pound of this tiny titan has enough power to light up objects on the far end of a parking lot, and this keychain flashlight is tiny enough that it can live in your pocket - always there when you need it! LED 1 cell AAA Flashlight..
Top Customer Reviews
as a steamfitter, my job requires me to carry just a few tools with me at all times and weight adds up fast. i can use this light 20-50 times per day. i try to carry the lightest tools possible.
-made in the usa.
-takes an aaa battery. those button cell lights are worthless to me.
-at 37 lumens it's almost too bright inside small pipe. luckily, i'm a green fella and i like nimh batts. and at 1.2 volts, they take a little bite off the brightness while still leaving a very bright light.
-focused beam!!!! yep! if i fancy a flood to walk around the yard, it's there. if i wanna tighten up the beam to see across a big pipe or an otherwise longer distance, i have it! oh, joy; oh, rapture!
-great price. around 15 smackers is a dandy price and it should last years.
-aluminum construction. plastic lights melt on hot pipe.
-pretty tough, yet not described as "tactical". what is the deal with everything painted black being described as "tactical"? whatever. i'm up to my knees in cheap, imported, "tactical" trash. i wish this stupid marketing trend would end.
-it has a lens to ward off lint. cool.
-the threads are poor. when i unscrewed this baby, the bottom threads were loose and rough and the top threads were about the same. personally, i always tighten up the top (bulb end)threads of any maglite by wrapping them with teflon tape. do this at your own risk. i likes my threads smooth and tight. the problem with the bottom threads was mitigated with some very high-dollar never-seize. this also should be done at your own risk. a person could also use a tiny amount of silicone lube. once again, this is at your own risk.
*edit: i actually found that this stuff is the best lube for the threads if you don't want to make a mess with teflon tape. works really good and makes the thread action very smooth::
Silicone Grease 2 0 oz Jar
* edit 2: lets ease up on that con. my light has never failed due to the treads or anything else. still, lube ain't a bad idea.
-with 37 lumens coming from a single aaa batt.,somethings gotta give...and today that something is battery life (i'm comparing this light with my trusty fenix e01 here). the fenix, while only putting off about 10-13 lumens, has a batt. life of way over 20 hrs....this solitaire shuts off at around 2 hrs. with a stout alkaline and at about 90 minutes with a 800 mahr nimh rechargeable. i would really like to see this light knocked down to 20 lumens to bring an alkaline up to 8-10 hrs. but it's american made and we like hot-rods and hot-rods eat fuel, huh? well, i can deal with it with decent rechargeables because everything else about this little light just plain rocks.
-not a huge big deal, but a had to find a pocket clip to fit this. no biggie. a clip from a regular 2 aaa maglite will also work and keeps the light from rolling.
to end, this light was worth the wait. maglite did such a great job with this product. sure the threads need help, but that whole problem was fixed in a few minutes for me. the poor threads and the low battery life is what cost a star. if i could give another half star, i would.
the battery use is just fine for me. i figure i can pop in a fresh nimh cell every 2-3 days and my world will keep spinnin'.
Mag instruments just got my business back.
good job, folks :)
this baby has been through hell and it still performs flawlessly. sure, when i turn it on it sometimes flickers, but that's the nature of the switch and it doesn't really affect anything. this light is always on my person and it does not get babied.
some other guys that i work with have bigger and brighter (too bright imo) lights, but theirs are bigger and harder to carry on their person...so guess who is always loaning out his light? this guy!
i put a fresh battery in it every week and i have not had one go completely dead on me. i always carry an extra battery in my lunchbox, but i haven't had to break one out.
perfect build (after the thread mitigations described above).
this is it. this is the light i have been searching for and i'm glad its an American company that makes it...it has earned it's name....and did you see the price? deal of the century.
but man is it ever beat up.
i average 1 battery charge/week out of this baby.
i don't even bother with a big trouble light when i have to crawl inside of a pipe for a repair (many times it's someone else's weld).
the guys that have the flash lights with a click-switch always have to buy new lights, but my silly little maglight just keeps on going.
after i bought this on, i bought some more because i figured i'd lose it (to a borrower, most likely), but i'm still using the same one.
because the battery lasts about 90 mins.(rechargeable nimh), i carry a fully charged battery in my lunch-box. i"ve never had to change batteries during the work week, so i guess 90 mins. is long enough.
the people that built this need to congratulate themselves.
This may sound odd, but as a flashlight "geek", I have been waiting for this LED light to come out ever since Maglite announced it. I have looked intently for a comparable pocket LED flashlight, and to be honest I have had no luck at an affordable price. This flashlight seems a great blend of features and price.
I wanted a flashlight that had the following features, this light does them all well.
1) LED (currently the brightest and longest lasting technology for a small size)
2) Bright (the Maglite Solitaire LED is 37 lumens compared to 2 lumens for the conventional Maglite Solitaire incandescent bulb)
3) Small size (takes up minimal room in pocket)
4) Runs on a single AAA, for inexpensive and easy to find battery
5) Twist on/off, this is so it is not turned on accidently in a pocket like a push button
6) Rugged construction
7) Has a lanyard hole, for keychain, etc.
8) Easy to find, i.e. not a custom product or special factory run
9) Fairly inexpensive. Some competing pocket lights fit the bill above, but came in at $35 to $60 or more! Yikes!
This Maglite Solitaire LED AAA fit my wish list perfectly. There are many, many small lights out there. Some are excellent in different ways, but looking through my feature wish list, all that I looked at came up short in some way.
One note: A company named Fenix makes an LED model E01 that was the best affordable runner up to this Maglite LED Solitaire. However, it is not nearly as bright at 10 lumens (compared to Maglite's 37 lumens).
Regarding brightness, according to Maglite this light has a 37 lumen LED. That is more than twice as bright as a larger incandescent flashlight by Maglite. The commonly found 2 AA Maglite regular INCANDESCENT flashlight is 14 lumens according to Maglite.
For size comparison, this light is the same size and weight of the "old" traditional Maglite Solitaire AAA light.
Added pros of this Maglite LED Solitaire:
1) It can be used in candle mode. That is, aim up and rest on tail cap to illuminate a room. While this light isn't going to give you reading light, it will allow you to see the furniture or etc.
2) Made in the USA (according to the Maglite website).
3) This light has a lens instead of just the bare LED like some other pocket flashlights I've seen. This is nice for a pocket/bag as it protects the light from getting a lot of lint and obscuring the light.
4) The light goes on when the head is twisted just shy of half way (maybe 45%). This seems a nice balance between too little (could turn on in pocket accidentally) and too much (could prove tedious).
The light rolls easily when on a flat surface like a nightstand or table. But this is easily and cheaply fixed by attaching a key ring or similar clip to the lanyard hole. It doesn't even need keys on it, virtually any ring will do. A ring came in the Maglite package I got this in.
I tested how long a "normal" off-the-shelf alkaline AAA battery would last in this flashlight. After an hour it dimmed ever so slightly and the flashlight itself got very slightly warm, but both were hardly noticeable. Then at 2:16 hours (aka 136 minutes), the light quit abruptly, and the flashlight did not give any more light. These "new" LED flashlights regulate the power so you get the max light for the max time out of the battery, but then when it gets below a certain level, it can't give you any light at all. Immediately after the light quit, I pulled the battery and it measured 0.9 volts (a new one is approx 1.6 volts). So it will do well on diminished batteries (in a pinch), but very dead batteries will give you nothing; not even a slight glow.
Bottom line, this is a great small flashlight. For slightly larger flashlights, see these other two I like below. My reviews on both are also under the pseudonym "Spiced Rum":
MAGLITE XL50-S3016 LED Flashlight, Black
Energizer High Intensity LED-
Energizer High Intensity LED Flashlight with 2AA Battery
Some highlighted features listed below directly from packaging:
1. 55m (Beam distance)
2. Lumens 37 (Light output)
3. 748 cd (Refers to the luminous intensity at the middle of the flashlight beam.)
4. 1h 45min (Run time is defined as the amount of time, rounded to the nearest quarter hour, until output drops below 10%)
5. 1m (Impact resistance from a fall of specified height)
6. Splash resistant from all angles. (Cloud icon with rain)
*Correction from another review. I think they stated lifetime warranty when it's actually 10 year limited.