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    Default Torchlight help

    anyone here has any info regarding waranty status of maglite torchlights? i was doin some experimental product shots and was juz trying to play around with another lightsource. reached for my maglite, twisted it to switch it on as pernormal but felt something was grinding away at the screw area (for the lack of a better word)

    tried but it juz wont light up, to my surprise, the bulb was gone. looks like someone broke it


    now my qs is, was there a warranty card or something placed at the plastic when we first bought it? if so dat means im screwed........

    P/s before someone flames me and asks why i dun i juz email maglite, well if doing that as well.
    juz hopin someone here who has gone thru such procedures can enlighten me



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    Default Re: torchlight help

    apparently my email to the guy bounced, and it seems ive got a spare bulb in the tailcap, only ive no clue how to get it out
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    There is a spare bulb in the tailcap, wic is normally protected by the spring which holds the batts together. try unscrewing the spring like a screw and you will be able to access the spare bulb.

    BTW, from my previous experience with torches, Maglite bulbs are very fragile and don't have a very long life span. if you intend to be using the torch for long periods of time, i suggest you look for other brands of torches.

    Oh... and never leave Energiser batts inside the Maglites for a long period of time ... the batts will leak very badly and you may not even be able to open your tailcap.

    sorry for the long winded reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubus View Post
    apparently my email to the guy bounced, and it seems ive got a spare bulb in the tailcap, only ive no clue how to get it out
    got the small one like urs..

    mine jus drop put by tapping the 'backside' of the back cap.. its protected by a red plastic..

    take out, 'shove' the bulb in on the top and 'viola', it work again..
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyfoot17 View Post
    There is a spare bulb in the tailcap, wic is normally protected by the spring which holds the batts together. try unscrewing the spring like a screw and you will be able to access the spare bulb.

    BTW, from my previous experience with torches, Maglite bulbs are very fragile and don't have a very long life span. if you intend to be using the torch for long periods of time, i suggest you look for other brands of torches.

    Oh... and never leave Energiser batts inside the Maglites for a long period of time ... the batts will leak very badly and you may not even be able to open your tailcap.

    sorry for the long winded reply.
    i agree that the bulb is fragile, but when u say they dont have long life span ??

    hmm, mine has been using for 10 months, using almost daily... but its is now a lot dimmer when i first used, i suppose its going to 'die' soon..
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    thanks for the resposne guys, i think ihave reconnected everything together again. but its still not woring. perhaps there was another piece dat i may have overlooked?
    haiz, come to think of it, it might be a little fragile
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    Quote Originally Posted by k3nn3th03 View Post
    i agree that the bulb is fragile, but when u say they dont have long life span ??

    hmm, mine has been using for 10 months, using almost daily... but its is now a lot dimmer when i first used, i suppose its going to 'die' soon..
    Oh, I mean long life span as in if u need to turn it on for a long period of time,eg, doing theatre work, rigging, etc, the bulb just doesnt last in the long run. u will need to replace yr bulb very soon. it becomes dimmer and dimmer and then when u need it the most, the bulb blows. the bulbs r quite ex too and a little rare to find sometimes ...

    if u use it for short periods of time and occasionally, i guess they r fine ...

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    Hi, perhaps you might want to consider upgrading your maglite bulb to LED. The beam is white and so much brighter. Runtime extends from 41min (50%) to 5hr 25min (50%) for a mini Mag AA. But the LED is not cheap, abt US$20 (ex. shipping)

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Original mag AA
    http://www.flashlightreviews.com/rev...ht_minimag.htm

    Mag AA upgraded with Terralux LED
    http://www.flashlightreviews.com/rev..._ministar2.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by flame2000 View Post
    Hi, perhaps you might want to consider upgrading your maglite bulb to LED. The beam is white and so much brighter. Runtime extends from 41min (50%) to 5hr 25min (50%) for a mini Mag AA. But the LED is not cheap, abt US$20 (ex. shipping)

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Original mag AA
    http://www.flashlightreviews.com/rev...ht_minimag.htm

    Mag AA upgraded with Terralux LED
    http://www.flashlightreviews.com/rev..._ministar2.htm
    after fiddling with my maglite for a while, got it to shine again. but i think i may have assembled it wrong or it might juz be broke........ cos on default, i should twist counter clockwise to switch it on. now the light is always on when the top (head assembly) is tightened.


    perhaps if my maglite is properly fixed, i might try out the other bulb, how did u get it?
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    you might want to PM CatEYE for advice on torchlights...he specialises in this area IIRC..
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    Quote Originally Posted by incubus View Post
    perhaps if my maglite is properly fixed, i might try out the other bulb, how did u get it?
    Just google for "Terralux LED". There are a lot of places selling them online. Maybe you would like to check with the local guys to see if anyone is carrying them.

    There are a few places online you can get but it's quite ex. And for the price to pay for the just one Terralux LED, it's enough for you to get another Luxeon LED flashlight.

    http://www.led-replacement.com/index.html

    http://www.zbattery.com/magparts.html
    Last edited by flame2000; 1st October 2006 at 01:47 PM.

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    If you're not into flashlights, you can get a Fenix L2T at fenix-store.com.
    Runs on common 2xAAs, excellent regulation for 2hr+ of light, dual output level selection. Suitable for everyday user like you and me

    It's a 3W Luxeon so, its one of the brightest LED you can get for 2xAA. May be a little costly for $70 but LEDs lasts for years. Oh, its waterproof too.

    Used it for a few months on a daily basis Now trying to modify it further..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramius View Post
    If you're not into flashlights, you can get a Fenix L2T at fenix-store.com.
    Suitable for everyday user like you and me

    May be a little costly for $70 but LEDs lasts for years. Oh, its waterproof too.
    kind of expensive for an everyday user like us who's not into flashlights eh?
    haha.

    uve bought from the sites with no probs?
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    Did not buy from the site; got it from my someone I know. 2 of my friends did buy from the site without issues, took a little while though.

    Army folks should get one of them LEDs, preferably with intensity control (tactical light discipline yada yada ) Spend a bit more and you'll find shock resistant and divable bodies. Good for river-crossing For the rest of us, splash proof and corrosion resistance (contacts especially) is good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incubus View Post
    kind of expensive for an everyday user like us who's not into flashlights eh?
    haha.

    uve bought from the sites with no probs?
    I bought quite a few lights from Fenix store before, very safe. The seller, David aka 4sevens is a CPF member. Delivery is a bit long....about 12 to 15 days. But they offer free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyfoot17 View Post
    Oh... and never leave Energiser batts inside the Maglites for a long period of time ... the batts will leak very badly and you may not even be able to open your tailcap.
    oh! that's what happened to my maglite too.. the batteries melt and fused inside.. got to dump the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenscapes View Post
    oh! that's what happened to my maglite too.. the batteries melt and fused inside.. got to dump the whole thing.
    sorry to hear that. anyone can recommend a good torchlight in the likes of maglite?
    im pretty new to this, and pretty much only know of maglite.

    perhaps with a budget of $20? possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by incubus View Post
    sorry to hear that. anyone can recommend a good torchlight in the likes of maglite?
    im pretty new to this, and pretty much only know of maglite.

    perhaps with a budget of $20? possible?
    Cateye has a model 310H which is below $20. Compact and quite bright for its size. You can PM him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gymrat76 View Post
    Cateye has a model 310H which is below $20. Compact and quite bright for its size. You can PM him
    PM on HWZ would be better..he responds faster there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    PM on HWZ would be better..he responds faster there..
    HWZ is also a seller on this touchlight ??
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