Product Specifications :
Water-Resistant : Yes – IPX4
Color : Black
Drop Resistance : 1 m
Type :Full Size
Lumens : 694 lm
Length: 18.879 in. (479.52 mm)
Beam Distance :415 Meters
Barrel Diameter: 1.5 in ( 38.1 mm)
Run Time High: 71 Hours
Run Time Low: 73 Hours
Run Time Eco: 177 Hours
Head Diameter : 2.235 in ( 57 mm)
Batteries : Not included
Battery Type: D Cell Alkaline
Battery Quantity: 6
Power Management: No
Weight With Batteries: 50 oz (Ounces) ( 1417 g)
Peak Beam Intensity: 43067 cd (Candela)
- 4 Function Sets
- Spot To Flood with less than 1/4 turn of the head
- Eco Mode with extended run-time
- The Light For All Your Needs
- Ultra Bright
- Multi-mode electronic switch
- Advanced focus system (adjusts from spot to flood with less than 1/4 turn of the head)
- Up to 694 Lumens
- Up to 177 hrs on-time (Eco Mode)
- 4 Activity based function sets to choose from (see chart)
- Full Power (Maximum Lumens)
- Low Power (up to 163 Lumens)
- Eco Mode (a super power saving mode that yields up to 76 Lumens with greatly extended run-time)
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Reviewed By Customer on Amazon.com :
- One phenomenally good LED flashlight in the traditional 2D style. Highly recommended: (Review)
Note first of all that there is significant potential for confusion with respect to the different versions of Maglite LED flashlights with two D-cell batteries. To be certain that you know which version you are getting, it is best to go by the lumen rating, which is 524 lumens for this flashlight, the 3rd generation, ML300L.
This is an excellent flashlight. There are “tactical” flashlights that use AA or AA cells, that are as bright, possibly brighter. The advantages of the traditional 2D style flashlight are that (1.) the batteries don’t run down as quickly while you use the flashlight compared to AA flashlights (2.) the total cost of batteries is only a fraction of what it is for AA flashlights, (3) the flashlight does not get hot like the tactical flashlights, (4.) the 2D size of flashlight is not so large as to be cumbersome. The 3D and larger lights are cumbersome and heavy in my opinion.
(REGARDING THE SMALLER, 2-AA MINI MAGLITE PRO AND PRO+ The 2D 524 lumen flashlight is noticeably brighter than the Mini Maglite Pro – 272 lumens – that I also recently purchased, but the difference is not as great as I anticipated. Part of what motivated me to buy the 2D ML300L was the amazing brightness of that Mini Maglite Pro. I recommend either it or the similar Mini Maglite Pro+, for anyone wanting a smaller, 2AA flashlight that is still amazingly bright. The Pro+ provides two settings so that you can select between max brightness vs. longer battery life, which you cannot do with the Pro. But the Pro+ is ever so slightly less bright than the Pro. Not so much that you would likely even notice.)
One potential quibble with the ML300L is the sensitivity of the switch/button, which is more of an electronic switch as compared the heavier electrical switch of the old Maglites. But there is a reason for the switch to be this sensitive: it is needed in order for the flashlight to have the different settings that you select by how many times you rapidly click the button. Nevertheless, it is very easy for the ML300L to turn on accidentally, in the glove box or wherever. This leads me to another notable difference between the new and old Maglites. The cap at the base of the older lights is difficult to screw back on once removed, owing to the stiffness of the steel spring. The spring is not nearly so stiff in the newer ML300L, which is good from several standpoints. For one thing, it is not the least bit of a hassle to simply turn one of the two batteries around the other direction, to prevent the flashlight from coming on accidentally. This is something that I’ve always done with flashlights, and is one reason that I will not buy any flashlight with 3 cells. When there are an even number of cells and half of them are turned the opposite direction, the voltages cancel and no current flows.
There are three brightness settings that you control via the number times you quickly tap the button. If you tap it once and release, you get full brightness; two quick taps gives low, and three gives “eco”. But no matter how many times you tap, the light comes on instantly, so you always get the brightest setting for the first fraction of a second. This is a bit annoying, because if you aren’t careful you can temporarily blind yourself. This is probably my only significant quibble: it would be better if you had to tap three times to get the brightest setting.
Additionally there are four separate modes, one of which is the mode I just described, where you get three brightness settings. The other two modes offer other combinations of functions, i.e., functions associated with single-tap, double-tap and triple-tap. To change the mode, you unscrew the base far enough so that the flashlight does not come on (less than 1/4 turn), then, while holding down the button, you screw the cap back in fully and continue to hold down the button. While you hold it down, the flashlight blinks once then pauses for a few seconds, then blinks twice then pauses for a few seconds, then does this again with three blinks and finally with four blinks. You release the button during one of the pauses, and thereby select one of the four modes. The default mode, Home, gives you the three power settings. In the Outdoor mode, the eco power setting is replaced by the strobe setting, where the led flashes at a rate of 12 blinks per second. In Law Enforcement mode and also Tactical mode, the 1-click operation is replaced by momentary operation, i.e., the light is on only while you hold down the button. The 2-click operation in Law Enforcement and Tactical is the full power setting. In Law Enforcement mode, the 3-click operation is the eco power setting, while in Tactical mode, the 3-click operation is the strobe.
All in all, this is an excellent flashlight, with a lot to like and very little to grip about. Without question it is one of the best flashlights you can purchase today. You can go spend a hundred dollars or even two hundred dollars on a little 2AA or 4AA tactical flashlight, but if you actually use it, you are going to be buying a lot of AA batteries. I spent some time researching the other lights, including the other Maglites, and I concluded that this is best all around. After playing around with the flashlight, I went back and read up more on “tactical” flashlights, and I am even more convinced that the 2D ML300L was the best choice. Just be careful about the potential to blind yourself when you first turn it on. And when leaving the flashlight in the glove box or trunk or wherever, either remove the batteries, or turn one of them around, or put a piece of cardboard or plastic between the battery and the spring. (Don’t use tape for this – the glue will leave a residue.)
- Works Awesome With Eneloop Pro Rechargables in 3xAA to 1xD Parallel Adapters (Review)
After having owned several of the old-school incandescent Maglites in both the 3 and 4 D Cell versions going back more than two decades now, I finally got around to upgrading to this newer 3 D-Cell ML300L LED. and at the same time I also ordered a pack of Uxcell 3xAA to 1xD Size Parallel Battery Adapters to use with my Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA High Capacity Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries. I felt I was taking a bit of a gamble as I wasn’t positive these adapters were going to fit in the Maglite as they do have a very slightly larger outer diameter than a standard D Cell, but it turned out well as they fit just fine with no issues. Works great and is noticeably brighter by a LOT than my old 4xD cell incandescent Maglite with a new replacement Xenon bulb.
I’m so glad the 3xAA to 1xD adapters do fit because I really can’t stand throwing away money with disposable batteries. Rechargeables are a costly investment but they are so worth it, especially these Eneloops (and AmazonBasics). They outlast any/all disposables runtimes on a single charge and especially so in how long they store a charge when not in use, and can be recharged hundreds and hundreds of times. I didn’t want to resort to having to use Eneloops AA to D Cell adapters because they employ just a single AA to D which works fine but at a much reduced runtime. Even though they are rechargeable the less often I have to replace and recharge them the better. These 3xAA-to-D or 4xAAA-to-C adapters are much much better in that regard.