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SEEING THE LIGHT.,
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This review is from: Maglite Boxed AAA Solitaire Torch - Black (DIY & Tools)
There are more powerful keyring lights, some smaller and some with multiple functions. I have used several. This one take easlily purchased, long lasting aaa batteries and has a decent loop attachment ( I take the tough cord off and simply use the ring directly through the torch base and onto my keyring.). Try buying the right button cells at your hotel or corner shop. An AAA battery? no problem.
I had one on my car key spat for a dozen years, (three Duracell battery changes). The black torch got rubbed down to its aluminium case against my other keys. Dropped in mud, on pavements, continued to work fine until I lost it- and have purchased the same again. Enough light to look for a dropped purse/wallet in the cinema, read a book durring a power cut or find your way home on unfamiliar forest paths.
There are none as small, hardy, cheap, with such universally obtainable batteries and as reliable. The only downside is the case colour will dissapear after several years of company with several keys, though it doesn't affect the function.The fancy led alternatives I have used don't take kindly to sharp knocks. Even with a broken seal ( easily replaced) the SOLITARE is washed out , dried, seal replaced and its up and running. Led electronics are fine 'til they get wet or battery corrosion strikes... the SOLIARE's simplicity avoids all that. Also led's torches I have used have all tended to switch on when stuffed in pocket with a bunch of keys. The MAGLITE SOLITARE needs to be twisted to switch on and avoids accidental wasteage. Really a good basic design, hard to beat- at any price.
IN A NUTSHELL:-
Portable Keyring Power That Continues To Shine When Others Fail.