We just received our first batch of Maglite Solitaire LEDs! I believe we are the first to have them in stock. I don’t have any pictures from mag yet, but we took some ourselves. They look nice and its way past due for the ancient incandescent Solitaire.
I don’t have any official specs on these yet, I have seen about 40 lumens mentioned. I should know more tomorrow. The first batch we have is in a presentation box and I have no output specs (I checked in the booklet too). Candle mode at this power level is actually useful now.
It seems brighter then a fenix LD01 I have for comparison, but I don’t think I’m a good judge at light output. The narrow spot setting is much more narrower then the LD01.
Put down “BLF FREE SHIP” in the order comments and I’ll ship free via first class mail to the lower 48 US… probably until about Wednesday. Ignore the shipping charges, I’ll zero them out, but remember to write in the comments.
Actually that kind of appeals, I like simple on/off lights still. Saves faffing about getting the mode you want, or having to compare modes to which is best…
Also I must have read a hundred times over at CPF that people love the M mode on AAA lights and find them most useful. I think M for many of them is 30-40 lumens. And I agree, that amount of light is enough to be useful, not too much that it’ll be blinding or cause glare if you are using it as a map light and low enough to offer good run times.
Do I think it’s the best or world changing, no. But I can see it being highly useful and versatile and great for people who simply aren’t into flashlights like we are.
Great to see these finally released. The 2-lumen Solitaire was pathetic, but this one is pretty reasonable. I read at CPF that they are using a Luxeon C LED which is similar to the Rebel, but maximum current is 500mA.
Glad to have you here, molight. Thanks for offering a discount! (is the discount still available?)