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Spend a bit more and get an LED flashlight,
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This review is from: Maglite Boxed Mini Mag AA Torch - Black (DIY & Tools)
Maglites have always looked good and felt good but their single-bulb technology is now a bit dated. Set the maglite to produce a wide angle beam and you will find a black hole in the middle of the beam, which is the bulb blocking out the reflected light.
Look instead at LED flashlights which offer a much brighter beam, without the black hole, and much better battery life. I have both an LED Lenser flashlight and an AA Maglite. The LED Lenser is so much brighter than the Maglite that it makes the Maglite look like a toy. LED flashlights are a bit dearer but you get a much more usable flashlight.