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  • Rich Wood
    Per a review I found light output of the 3AA Mini Maglight is approximately 60 lumens. This is considerably more than the figures I have seen for comparably
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      Per a review I found light output of the 3AA Mini Maglight is
      approximately 60 lumens. This is considerably more than the figures
      I have seen for comparably priced bike headlights.

      Rich Wood


      --- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, "Rich Wood"
      <astronut1001@...> wrote:
      >
      > For those who only occasionally need a bike headlight
      > Batteryjunction.com lists Twofish flashlight to bike handlebar
      > adapter/holders at very reasonable prices currently, about half
      off
      > claimed MSRP at under $8 for either version. One web site I found
      > wanted $72 for the same thing, a total ripoff. Two versions are
      > listed. One is designed for AA flashlights and the other for ones
      > that take C size cells per the batteryjunction web site.
      >
      > I just received the 3AA LED Mini Maglite and it is very bright for
      > it's price. I found it for under $20 on Amazon with batteries and
      a
      > carrying holster. Puts out lots of light compared to anything I
      > have seen in it's price range and the beam is adjustable. I will
      > give it a try on a bike once I receive the Twofish mount to hold
      > it. I would estimate output to be in the 80 lumens range, maybe a
      > bit more.
      >
      > Beam focusing does not put a central hole in the light pattern at
      > reasonable focus adjustments as the Incandescent Maglites and mini
      > maglites do. It uses a LED specific reflector that is IMO much
      > better than the reflectors on regular Maglites and Mini Maglites.
      >
      > Remember that LED lights should have a long life and are not
      subject
      > to lamp failure from vibration or similar causes as are
      incandescent
      > lamps. Solid state devices such as LEDs typically fail very
      quickly
      > or last for thousands of hours.
      >
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