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Good built but too dim
on 1 September 2012
The body of this torch is very smooth and well built. However, the light is extremely dim. In the days of LED lights, this is simply not up to the job. If you need this torch as a small portable light to use to see anywhere in the dark, forget about this and get a LED torch instead. I wanted to get some LED upgrade, but for this AAA Solitaire the LED bulb that I could find didn't seem very good (not fitting properly into the case) and they were more expensive than a new LED torch.
I later got a Fenix E05, and although its build feels much more rough and less finished, there is no comparison with the amount of light.
I could see that this torch might make sense if you need an intentionally small amount of light (e.g. if you need to use the torch right in front of your eyes for near objects) - but even in that case, the short life of incandescence bulbs might not make this a very good option anyway.
So, it's a bit of a pity that this nice torch body is left with an obsolete dim bulb - Maglite, just put a LED in this and it will be a great product.