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MagLite Mini Torch
The MagLite Solitaire
The MagLite Mini

Maglite Torches are well known for their high-intensity adjustable light beams, elegant designs, and engineering quality. They come in a presentation case, with Duracell batteries and a spare bulb.

Maglite Torches have a rugged, aluminum construction, with a knurled easy-grip body. The anodized metallic grey finish protects the metal from corrosion, they're shock resistant, and internal ring-seals make them water-resistant. The light beam can be varied from spot to flood, by twisting the end just half a turn.

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Zoom: The MagLite Solitaire.

Zoom: The MagLite Mini.

THE MAGLITE SOLITAIRE

The MagLite Solitaire is the smallest torch in the range. It only uses one battery, but is ideal for reading maps, finding door locks, keeping beside your bed, or carrying in your bag. The wrist loop could be attached to your keys.

It measures 81mm x 13mm, weighs about 25gms, and needs one AAA alkaline battery. The battery life, with the torch full on, is about four hours.

If you keep it in your car or your bag, the presentation box protects it, prevents it turning on accidentally, and can hold a spare battery.

THE MINI MAGLITE

The MagLite Mini is larger than the Solitaire. It only uses two batteries, but is ideal for using at night, keeping in your car, or taking on holiday.

It measures 146mm x 25mm, weighs about 107gms, and needs two AA alkaline batteries. It's a lot brighter than the Solitaire, and the battery life, with the torch full on, is about five and a half hours.

If you keep it in your car or your caravan, the presentation box protects it, prevents it turning on accidentally, and can hold spare batteries. For camping, the end cap can be unscrewed, reversed, and reassembled, so the torch can stand up to make a candle.

NOTES

Very few people read the instructions for things that look easy to use: the torch comes with a spare bulb inside the end cap under the battery-contact spring. The MagLite Solitaire uses an LK3A001 bulb and the MagLite Mini uses an LM2A001 bulb.


Having a small torch is handy for looking at house names and numbers in a dark lane, spotting an eyelash in someone's eye, finding the coin that rolled under the sofa, locating the sock that fell behind the radiator, playing hide and seek with kids in the dark, looking under the floorboards for cables or a leak, checking your teeth, looking at maps in the car, and taking up into the attic. Also, keep one near the fusebox in case all the lights go off.

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