"" new "" Maglite Pro Plus AA 332!!! lumens???

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"" new "" Maglite Pro Plus AA 332!!! lumens???

Hey friends…

I have lost track of the new Maglite flashlights that Maglite is offering since a few years ago.

I have seen a “new” (new, at least for me…) maglite Pro Plus with 332 lumens!

If I am not wrong, the first gen was 226 lumens… Then upgrade to 245.. Then to 281.. And now I see 332 lumens!!

Does anyone of you have it??

Does it still have a timed output which reduces a lot of power after a few minutes, like the first one that drop from 245 to about 80 in two minutes?

Is it worth?

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I had one, it is a little brighter than the preceding 272 lumen version, but the tint on mine was bluer, so I stayed with the old one.

The 2C ML25 is a better buy IMO, it has a lot more throw and a much better beam pattern with good tint. The ML25 has lower lumens but who cares? Lumens are good for comparing light bulbs, not flashlights. Throw, beam pattern and tint are what counts. The ML25 runs at full power without any timed step down like on the Mini Mag Pros.

I run my ML25 on a 18650 in a 3D printed adapter, which gives good runtime without much weight.

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Thanks for your answer!!

I prefer AA powered instead of C or D…

Does it have a step down in brightness as the previous ones??

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Don’t know, but I would guess that the 332 MM Pro still steps down, the ML25 is one of the few Mag LEDs that runs flat out without reducing brightness.

If you want an AA Mini Mag, I would recommend the Pro Plus either the 245 or 281 lumen Pro Plus, as they have a very useful low mode.

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Thanks.

I always talk about the pro plus… With a low mode…

But… I may reconsider the ml25 that you are talking about

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The Mini Mag Pro Plus is a great light for what it is, but it is limited by it’s smaller reflector and larger LED chip which means it has a fairly small spill and a big hot spot. The ML25 has a smaller, much brighter hot spot and a huge spill. The spill is bright enough for close up and the intense hot spot gives it a lot throw. The ML25 is obviously a fatter (though not very much longer) light, it is about as compact as a 2C light gets and the larger diameter head/body provides a better grip that is easy to turn on with one hand.

The ML25 can also be run on AA’s or 18650’s in adapters.

For around $20 the ML25 is hard to beat for value. I have the original single mode ML25 – great light but there is a new version that recently came out that has 2 modes that should be even better.

For a more compact light I like the AAA Mini Mag LED. The AAA MM has a beam more like the ML25 – big spill beam for up close with a small hot spot for distance.

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Ok thanks. I will do some searchs on ebay… Still not decided

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Wow, so mag is only 5 years behind the times? Silly