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5.0 out of 5 stars No more MiniMags for me, April 24, 2009
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This review is from: Fenix mini LD01 CREE Q5 80 Lumens LED Flashlight - black color, using one AAA battery (Sports)
Even on "dim" this little light puts out plenty of light for walking around in the dark. On "bright" it's bright enough that I can stand in one place and scan my ~10,000 square foot lawn for toys left out. Wow.

Comparing to Maglite, it's roughly as bright as a 3D flashlight (with much shorter run time, of course), or brighter than the AAA flashlights (with longer run time).

Specs:
Dim: 10 lumens, 8.5 hours.
Medium: 27 lumens, 3.5 hours.
Bright: 80 lumens, 1 hour.

Compare with traditional Maglite:
Solitaire: 2.3 lumens, 3.5 hours.
Mini AAA: 15.6 lumens, 2 hours.
Mini AA: 15.2 lumens, 5.5 hours.
2C/D: 36.5-40.6 lumens, 5 hours C, 9-10 hours D
3C/D: 76-82.5 lumens, 5 hours C, 9-10 hours D

(Maglite does not advertise lumen rating or run time for their LED flashlights.)

I have two relatively minor quibbles:
1) Since "dim" is plenty for most uses, I would prefer if the sequence was dim-medium-bright instead of medium-dim-bright.
2) I think (though I am not sure) that I would prefer a pushbutton switch over the twist switch. Not sure where you'd put the button on a lamp this small, though.

[ April 2012 ]

Still carrying it all the time, still happy.

[ May 2014 ]

Still happy.
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Initial post: Aug 5, 2009, 10:18:01 PM PDT
David Chan says:
> Mini AAA: 15.6 lumens, 2 hours.
> Mini AA: 15.2 lumens, 5.5 hours.

Hi, are you referring to the AAA model that's powered by one cell and the AA model powered by 2 cells? If these are the cases, the lumens may not be correct?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2009, 9:37:57 AM PDT
Jordan Brown says:
Those comparison values are for the 2-cell incandescent MiniMag flashlights, taken from:
http://maglite.com/lampspecs_aaa.asp
http://maglite.com/lampspecs_aa.asp
The Solitaire, 2C/D, and 3C/D values are taken from nearby pages.

Posted on Oct 1, 2010, 11:00:49 AM PDT
"Maglite does not advertise lumen rating or run time for their LED flashlights."

According to Maglite web site:
- 2-AA Maglite mini LED flashlight: 69 lumens
- 3-D Maglite LED flashlight: 104 lumens

IMHO, it is meaningless to compare the light output of a LED flashlight against that of older incandescent flashlights.
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