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Me and my Maglites.
Maglite 3D Cell Torch
Member Name: springtide
Maglite 3D Cell Torch
Advantages: Clear spot and wide flood light ,mega reliable
Disadvantages: None for me.
I don´t know what you keep in the top drawer of your bedside cabinet but I keep a Maglite 3D! In fact we have two of these bad boys ,one on the boat and one at home, because you just never know when you might need it, even for a power cut!
I think everyone is familiar with how a Maglite looks ,black ,shiny and forbidding and a starring role in many U.S. cop movies but close up they are just as impressive and add a certain gravitas to the person who is carrying it, even if you are a 7stone girlie like me.
We have had one of our Maglites for so long that neither of us can remember where we bought it but it is easily 15years old, the second is a baby of three years and was bought in the U.S. because we had had such good service from the first one.
Both of ours are black,they come in red and blue as well but to me that is like asking Clint Eastwood to wear a frock! The 3D contains as you would expect 3 batteries , the long cylindrical body is easy to grip as about a third of it is etched with diagonal lines to improve grip. The on/off button is situated at the top end of the case near the bulb casing so it is easy to hold as if throwing a javelin ,with your finger on the on/off switch. This switch will also do a quick pulse of light if you need it. Flanking either side of the switch is the torches identity number and "patented made in U.S.A."
The head is a little fatter than the body and contains a White Star ,high density krypton gas lamp.There is a knurled ring close to the head of the lamp which enables you to change the beam from spot to flood with half a turn. The head also bears the legend in white "Maglite mag instrument- Ontario, California, USA. At the base of the torch is another knurled ring which when turned gives you acess to the inside of the body. In the very base, snuggled in foam, inside the contact coil, is a spare bulb.
The 3D has 14hrs+ burn time
Why buy a Maglite?
Because they are so damn good,and here are some of the details that make it still beloved of the emergency services.
Made from aircraft spec aluminium
Water and shock resistant, ours has bounced many a time.
O ring sealed for water resistance.
Self cleaning rotary on/off switch.
Comes with a limited lifetime guarantee in the western hemisphere.
Maglite history, I did not know this untill I looked up the website but Maglites were created by Anthony Maglica who was born in New York, his family then returned to his mothers country of Croatia and Anthony arrived back in the U.S. around 1950 hardly speaking any English. He put his training as an experimental machinist to good use and in saved his money until he could put $125 down for a lathe. His buisness weform with the emphasis always on quality and excellence. In 1979 the emergency services adopted his torches and they have since then gone from strength to strength, winning many awards and being called "A work of Art that works"
When you need a torch ,you need a torch, and we have quite a few , but I know that the Maglite is the one that I can rely on and I would recommend it to anyone!
Price around 25pounds form on-line stores chandlerys and good hardware stores.
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: Don´ t mess with me and my Maglite!
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