Far exceeds my anticipation. I can't believe how bright that little LED is. You can't look at it directly. It seems to be similar to the strength of a laser. Albeit, not as extreme, but real bright. In the "candle" mode, when place high on a dresser, it lights up the entire room to the point where you would think it is early morning or late evening. The LED casts off the white ceiling and puts light even on the floor. I'm stunned. The battery only lasts for 2.5 hours, but for the power this Mini Mag Pro puts out, that is no big deal. It's no problem to keep a few extra batteries around. Super product. My first Mini Mag lasted for years. Dopey me, I kept the batteries in to the point that they swelled up and leaked - destroying the Mag. I'll be sure to change the batteries every spring along with the smoke detector batteries and Daylight Savings Time clock change.
About This Item
MAGLITE LED 226 Lumens Flashlight:
- Super-bright LED
- Candle mode feature
- O-ring sealed for water resistance
- High-strength aluminum alloy housing
- Compact, lightweight construction
- Includes belt holster
- Aluminum flashlight requires 2 AA batteries (included)
- 226 lumens
- 2.5 hours of run time
- Easy on/off rotating head design
- Comfort grip
- Offered in black, blue, gray, red and silver
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5.00 x 1.31 x 11.00 Inches
Customer reviews & ratings
Whoa! It is BRIGHT
Review of Mini Maglite Pro LED Flashlight
Walmart did a very good job of shipping the item to me quickly. I've had great luck with Walmart on-line, so far. The item arrived very quickly and was as advertised. This is a very bright and handy little flashlight. It's great for the glovebox of the car.
Bright, clear light when you need it
My husband lost his last mini maglite pro, and after hearing numerous times how much it helped him on the job to see clearly into dark spaces, got him a replacement for fathers day. He uses an old leather belt clip to hold it in place from a mini maglite made many years gone by - just wish maglite would come up with a more secure yet easy to remove holder for the light.
Maglite meets 21st Century
Great Maglite quality you expect, 21st Century light system. I have used Maglite's for 30+ years. I have multiple 3-4 D cell Mag's for vehicles, home, shop, work. Have multiple Mini Mag's in tool boxes, etc. They are great lights, but they are nothing in brightness to the newest generation! This is the newest brother to the traditional Mini Mag 2AA, but with LED bulb! It is identical to the Mini Mag 2AA, but maybe a 1/2 inch longer, same features/functions. Came with 2 Duracell's and the open top belt sheath. Although my order said a 226 lumen light, I got a 272 lumen light, so I think the picture is of a older flashlight. Incredible beam brightness and distance. If you use a Mini Mag, this is a must update/upgrade. If you want a great, high quality, powerful, small, dependable light, that is well made with high quality parts, you won't be disappointed!
Mini Maglite Pro super flashlight
Small enough to carry on your belt with the holster provided and very bright. I have used the convential mag lite for years but this new LED is much better, love it.
You can't beat a Maglite!
I first ordered one of these in Black, which was rated at 226 Lumens. I was quite happy with it. Then I ordered a second one in Blue. Well this one came rated at 272 Lumens! It must be a newer, upgraded version. You can tell the difference when you turn them both on and aim them at a wall. The difference isn't tremendous, but there is definitely a difference. The 272 Lumen version has a whiter, brighter light. Now I am kind of disappointed that my Black one is only 226 Lumens. But, to look on the bright side, I am grateful that the Blue one is 272 Lumens. It's funny, both packages are marked exactly the same as far as Model name and they both say NEW-Ultra Bright. The only difference in the packaging is that one says 226 Lumens and the other says 272 Lumens, and this part of the labeling is a separate insert placed in the package. If I knew I'd get another 272 Lumen light, I'd order another one in Black, but there is no way of knowing which one you will get. I guess you'd have to buy one at the store to make sure you got the new version.
great light hate how it twist to turn on
Things you should know
This is a good LED light, and because of it, the light is very bright. Most LED lights these days are bright too. If you look at the light, you will see a number called "Lumens" on it. This one has a 226 on it. Basically, the higher the number, the brighter it is. to give you a comparison, if you know old flashlights, an old incandescent (one with a bulb) maglite flashlight, the single AAA ones, are 2 lumens, the 2 AA ones are 14, and the 2D ones are 19. I am sure you can see the comparison there, and imagine just how bright a 226 lumen one is by now. So yes, it is very bright. One bad thing about brightness is, the brighter the light is, usually, the faster it will go though the batteries. If you do not need the extra brightness, or are thinking about battery life, you may want to consider the regular version of this. They have multiple versions out, the most common, would be the regular LED version, and the PRO version. The biggest difference between the two of them is the PRO version is over twice as bright, and goes though batteries much faster. The pro version has a 2 1/2 hour battery life, at 226 lumens, where the regular version comes in brightness of anywhere from the upper 60's to something like the 80's in lumens, but has a life span of about 18 hours on a set of batteries, vs 2 1/2 hours. Also, the regular version also has a setting, that is about half brightness on it, and that has a life span of about 31 hours on a set of batteries. the regular LED version is pretty decent in brightness too, so it might be worth considering. In case you dont know much about maglites, maglite flashlights are made here, in the USA, out in california, if I remember right. They are made out of aluminum, and are very well made. I am not sure if the LED's they use are made here, or in china, or somewhere else, but the rest of it is made here. The LED's that maglite uses in their flashlights are Phillips brand LED's too. If you dont know anything about them, you probably have heard of CREE LED's. That is another brand of LED. The Phillips brand ones are better, and more efficient, with an average life span of about 100,000 hours before they burn out. Also, I have found that Phillips brand LED's are brighter then CREE brand LED's too. For example, my maglite 100 lumen flashlight is just as bright as another brand one I have, that has a CREE LED in it, and the CREE one is rated to 160 lumens. So either Phillips greatly under rates theirs, or CREE over rates theirs. CREE is Chinese, so it would not surprise me if they exaggerate their specs. Also, The phillips brand ones are much more efficient too, then the CREE brand ones, so yes, maglite picks the better LED's when they put them in their lights, to make a better product. also, in case you are wondering, unlike fluorescent type of lights that have more of a yellow/orange glow, LED types are more of a bright white light too. and in case you have not figured it out yet, which I am sure most of you have, these are LED flashlights. that means, they have a LED in them to produce light, not a bulb. If you look in the end of the light, you will see a little tiny box on the circuit board. That is the LED. So there is no need for bulbs, or even spare bulbs, as the LED's in these last 100,000 hours, so you pretty much do not have to worry about them burning out. I am just pointing this out as I saw one person bought one of these and then complained that it did not have a bulb. It is LED, not incandescent, so there is no bulb. FYI, I think the average life span of a bulb in the old type was about 15 hours, or somewhere around there. So you will get your money back plus some just not having to buy tons of bulbs over the life span of the flashlight,. vs the extra that you are paying for an LED light vs the cheaper incandescent, bulb type of light. Overall, I love maglite flashlights, and have many different versions and types of theirs, from AAA ones to D sized battery ones, (I have something like 6 different types and models) and can say with confidence, that they are all made very well, and are also, all LED (I got rid of my old non-LED ones, but those were made well too). if you want to save even more money, i suggest you look into rechargeable batteries too. They cost pennies to recharge. If you are using the light constantly, any rechargeable will work, but if you dont use the light very often, i would recommend the eneloop ones. the only reason I say this is standard MiMh rechargeable ones loose about 1% of their power per day, or are almost dead in about 3 months. Some brands say that they will hold power about 3 times longer then standard NiMh rechargeable ones. that leaves them to be dead in 9-10 months. The eneloop ones say they will hold most of their charge for years. This is great if you want it for emergencies and not have to recharge them constantly to know that there is a charge for them to work. While this is a good flashlight, I prefer the lower, regular LED version because it is still very bright for what I need it for, but also because the batteries last many times longer in them too. and I stick with my 3D LED ones for any need I have for a brighter light, which is not too often. My 3D one is 168 lumens bright, and I can see it partly brighten up the side of the wall of the building a block and a half down the road. this pro version is even brighter, which is why i say you may not need anything this bright. But yes, I do recommend and love this brand of flashlights.
Nice to see Maglite upgrade to a powerful LED.
Pros: I've owned a few of the old heavy-duty Maglites and welcome their upgrade to the LED age. This little light is very powerful and maintains the ability to twist the head for differing pattern preferences. Quality on-off switch. Water resistant. The strong aluminum barrel is still there too. Cons: they can eat batteries up quickly, at full brightness settings. A bit overpriced, in my opinion.
Light kept flickering
I purchased this light because it stood out from all other brands sold on the same shelf. I recognized the brand as a quality brand that I have owned and enjoyed in the past. For the price, it is the best deal on the shelf. It is by far the brightest and has the longest battery life compared to the other flashlights. Out of the package, it feels and operates like a normal Maglight. The beam of light is extremely bright and can be focused from a flood light to a spotlight. This light can easily spotlight something in the dark at 80+ yards away. My only issue I had with it was when I used to change a tire and I placed the flashlight on the concrete surface and it started to roll and flicker. Thats when I noticed any movement to the very top of lens would cause it to flicker. i thought this was a defect so I exchanged it for another. The next one did the same thing, so I just returned it and bought a different brand. I still have old Maglights that work great so I know they can make quality flashlights, i guess this particular model has a design flaw that was overlooked.
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