By Bob R.
Cape Coral, FL.
December 3, 2019
Easy to replace old incandescent style bulb and the flashlight is no longer using lots of batteries
July 15, 2019
The bulb on my Maglite was so dim, I thought the batteries were dying. I could barely discern a fence line 20m away. On the exact same set of batteries, with this LED bulb, I can clearly identify small critters 150m away.
By Wild T.
New life for old Maglite
May 17, 2019
I wasn't happy with the output of my old 2-D Maglite when the batteries started to get low but this LED bulb sure gave it new life. I had an old version so it took a few minutes with a Dremel bit to enlarge the hole to fit but it dropped in and lit up. This evening I was able to spot my black cat 100 yards away where the old bulb (same batteries) would just make reflectors sorta glow at that range. Great focus, really white light. Wonderful upgrade.
By David D.
Nice Improvement to my MagLite
April 22, 2019
Overall pleased with this bulb. Battery Junction is the only seller I found with a photo of the different MagLite styles and which bulb to order for each style. Output is much brighter than the original MagLite bulb, so am pleased overall. However...while this bulb did eventually work with my 2 cell MagLite, it was necessary to bore the threaded bulb cap to a larger diameter opening in order for the bulb cap to drop down over this wider bulb before it could be threaded down and secured into place. Once I did that, it worked fine. If you don't have a drill press and a step-bit, this might be a tricky (if not unsafe) maneuver. Overall, pleased with the bulb and its improvement to my MagLite.
A Very Good Compromise
December 21, 2018
A very good compromise to brighten older high quality work lights. With a special adapter this works in my older lights.
By sam a.
August 23, 2018
I always wait until it is almost too late, I wanted to convert to LED a while ago. Then I found these conversion kits available and bought 2 of them. One flashlight takes 3 C cells, and the other 3 D cells, who would've known the same kit fits them both. the flashlights are much brighter and better than before, Fantastic! thank you very much.
By Steve G.
Sonoran Desert, Arizona
Revs up an old 2 D cell mag-lite.
November 2, 2017
About 7 years ago I threw in a cheapy, Wally-World led, and I thought it was great. A few weeks ago I got a wild hair and ordered this TLE-6EXB TerraLUX / Lightstar Corp. MiniStar5 LED upgrade for 2-3 C/D cell Maglites. It is fabulous! When you adjust your light to spot, you get VERY bright spot, with a nice usable spill beam! Turning the bezel to flood, the Mag-light hole in the center is still there, but with much more light everywhere else. This is the upgrade to get.
By TOM C.
does not work as infra -red lite
August 1, 2017
March 16, 2017
I didn't know if an LED conversion was available for an old MagLite. I just started looking online and found this one. A definite upgrade from the old incandescent bulb. Definitely recommend.
February 21, 2017
Don't even think about purchasing a new flashlight. Get this Terralux replacement bulb and put it in your old trusty Maglite. You too will be amazed.
ProsEase of installation. Much brighter light. Much better spot light.
December 22, 2016
A great way to update an old flashlight with new technology. worked great, fit perfectly.
November 20, 2016
Easy to install, very bright
June 6, 2016
The new beam is consistent and doesn't have any "weak" spots around the perimeter. I was a little disappointed with the brightness. It's not any brighter than the original bulb. Overall, I like it and would recommend it... just wish it was brighter.
Conswish it was brighter
Much Better Now.
June 3, 2016
So much britter nice white light.
February 29, 2016
What an improvement to my old Maglite. Very bright and hopefully make the batteries last longer.
Easy change over
February 29, 2016
I thought the replacement led would be brighter. However, it does make the maglite a better light.
ProsEasy change over. A whiter light.
Easy and Effective Upgrade
February 28, 2016
This LED replacement bulb is a nice replacement for the original incandescent bulb. It is certainly brighter, and because it casts a very white light, it defines the targeted objects clearly. This is the second one I have installed in a 2 cell light, and find the battery life of both the "C" and "D" flashlights is substantially extended. So, along with the brighter / whiter light, this is a good value upgrade. The beam is still able to be focused, when it is focused into a single spot, the light is coherent and effective. But, when you spread the spot even a little, there is a hole in the middle and the resulting light is more of a ring than a "flood" effect. Since I always use it as a "spot" I don't find this to be a problem, but the user that needs a broad wide flood lighted area might be disappointed.
ProsBright. Extended battery life.
ConsDoughnut hole when focused into a flood light mode.
February 16, 2016
Ultra simple install plus very bright beam and retains focus ability. Recommended
February 7, 2016
Installed very easily. Produces very bright beam and you can still use the focusing function.
bowling green , missouri
February 5, 2016
i have some of the old terralux up grades for my maglites,,,one of them stopped working so i thought i would try this,,,,if my old one was 140 lumens then this one has to be under or around 100,,,not nearly as bright,,,,but better than original bulb,,more bat life just was a little disappointed in the out put ,,,,easy to install and mag works fine with it
Proseasy to install,,,long bat life
Consyellow beam,,,,need more white bright light,,,,,,maybe i would be more interested in one with 180-200 lumens
By Tom H.
Good replacement bulb
November 15, 2015
Not as bright as I expected, far brighter than the standard bulb. Easy install.
By Mike Z.
New life for an old flashlight
November 14, 2015
Took me only a few minutes to change the old bulb out for this beauty, and what a difference! Bright white piercing beam that shines way out there. Haven't had a chance to determine the effect on battery life yet, but based on experience with other LEDs I expect good results. I recommend this to anyone with that old 2-3 cell Maglite sitting in a drawer.
ProsEasy to change, bright light
October 12, 2015
I am very impressed with this light and the minimal amount of battery it requires.
By Amateur H.
Installation issues in Non-Maglite - Not a PR2 direct replacement
September 27, 2015
The body is larger in diameter (a little more than 1/8") than a standard PR2 bulb. I Installed this in an industrial 2 D flashlight that contains a spring that goes around the base of the bulb and rests on the flange. This product did not fit inside the spring and caused issues with the reflector. I was able to bend the spring and make it work, but this may not be possible with other flashlights. Once installed, the LED is much brighter than the previous krypton bulb, although the focus gives a bright ring with darker center. The color is very warm for an LED. Comparing to the Nite Ize 1W (74 Lumen) LED, The TerraLUX is brighter, but Nite Ize has a more uniform beam pattern. The Nite Ize base dimensions seems to match a standard PR2.
ProsBright Warm Color
ConsSignificantly larger than the original PR2 bulb Beam pattern has bright ring, dark center
Lake Erie, Ohio
September 20, 2015
What a great bulb. This thing made a nice light into a really bright light.
ProsReally brightens up your old light; 10x brighter than original bulb!
Make your Maglite a magnum
September 19, 2015
Big improvement in my Maglite; brighter and longer run time.
ProsBrighter; longer run time; and no bulb burn-out to worry about
September 9, 2015
I just put the LED in my Mag-lite. The batteries are 5 years old (2010). The original bulb was very dim because of the old batteries, so I thought this is the perfect way to see how the new LED would perform. All I can tell you is the light is blinding. Even with worn batteries, the flashlight is usable again. Can't wait to see how it performs when the long dark winter hits us.
Needs to be brighter
September 8, 2015
Fits well and works as advertised. Has good focus and color. Why not up the lumens? Would be a nice feature.
ProsFits well; good color; good focus
ConsNot very bright
By nathaniel m.
September 7, 2015
Big improvement over the original bulb.
ProsA lot brighter
Night to day difference
September 6, 2015
Updated a combo of Maglites I had purchased years ago. What a HUGE difference this upgrade makes. Welcome to the 21st century, indeed.
Oak Ridge, NC
September 6, 2015
I've had a 3 D cell Maglite for decades. Once I got some new two CR123 LED lights, I never used the old Maglite again, it's just too dim. I left it in a drawer. But I always wanted to use it, it's so well made and the billy club aspect can be useful. This TerraLUX upgrade is inexpensive, drops right in with no head scratching or fuss, and makes it pretty darned bright. Not like the newest 1000 lumen lights, but plenty bright enough to be useful. I'm completely happy with it; for cheap, it's like I have a whole new light.
Nice bright light
September 6, 2015
I even use these on 4-cell lights. Haven't had a failure and it stays bright even as batteries fade.
This thing is bright
August 30, 2015
After reading several reviews, I felt there was a chance I would get a beam not much brighter than the original bulb. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. I have no way to measure brightness, but this LED produces a beam noticeably brighter than the bulb. I was also happy to see that the focus function still worked. Since I just installed the upgrade, I have no idea how long it will last, but with a 1 year warranty, no worries.
ProsSuper easy to install, takes just a few minutes.
SF Bay Area, CA
August 24, 2015
Perfect fit and much brighter than the stock incandescent bulb.
San Jose, CA United States
August 18, 2015
Works well, much brighter!!! Easy to install too.
August 14, 2015
Delivery was quick and the device just drops into the socket. What a great way to not only much improve the output, but to gain many more years of service from my dependable old Maglite.
ConsMaybe a tad pricey, but ultimately worth it, I think.
Better than incan, but not great
March 14, 2015
This might be 140 Lumers at best. I was a bit disappointed to find the tint on the yellow side and not cool white. It's a step up from incan and will give much more runtime and no more bulbs to break if the torch gets dropped or bumped against something.
By Mike S.
Excellent way to upgrade your Maglite
March 3, 2015
I had a 10 year old 2-C cell Maglite that I had cut down (yes, you read that correctly) to use with an external battery pack for use on my bicycle. I had installed a 6V Xenon bulb in it and it worked well for many years and then the LED revolution took hold so this got put on the shelf. I recently dug it out and saw the deal on the TerraLUX upgrade so I decided to get it. I installed an 18650 into the cut down housing and now have a very compact light that is held on to my bicycle handlebars using a couple of hose clamps. It's rated at 140 lumens, but the "spot" seems to be as bright as a 200 lumen light I have with the additional light given off axis. The color is white and it works well. I've had it running for over 2 hours continuously with no degradation in output (measured with a light meter). I'm very happy with this inexpensive upgrade.
February 18, 2015
So far so good..
An Excellent Update Choice For Me
January 31, 2015
I was tired of the weak yellowish light from my Maglite and Brinkmann two and three cell flashlights. The new LEDs work well and are much brighter. The Brinkmann had a sleeve over the regular bulb, and removing it allowed the LED to fit in nicely and it works well. I cannot comment on battery life or other possible problems. It is too soon to notice anything of that nature. All I know is that I am very happy with the light output, coverage and color.
ProsAn easy change-out and reasonably priced.
ConsNone so far.
Drops in, works well, bright light.
January 13, 2015
This is a great upgrade to the original Maglite bulb. While it may seem silly to put a $17 improvement into a $30 flashlight, it makes the $30 flashlight priceless. Bright, strong light, that make the batteries last longer: what's not to like?
Great upgrade to an old favorite flashlight...
December 30, 2014
This was easy to install and provides an inexpensive way to upgrade your "legacy" Maglite to a modern and efficient LED device.
ProsSimple to use
Port Huron, Michigan
Great upgrade for aging maglite
December 23, 2014
Used in 2 D cell maglite, easy to install, tried with old batteries and found a 100% improvement. Put in new batteries and the difference was fantastic. Haven't had them in long enough to test battery life, but the difference in brightness was well worth the cost.
ProsEasy installation, pure bright white light double the old bulb
December 20, 2014
Brighter than expected, great upgrade.
Upgrade, but Not Dramatic Improvement
December 19, 2014
Used with the 3 D cell version of the Maglite, the Terra Lux LED falls between the factory LED and the incandescent versions. Brighter than the incandescent bulb, but not dramatically better. Has the yellowish beam of a bulb versus the bright white of an LED.
New Orleans, LA
Great update, bright and focused beam
November 20, 2014
I would rate the output at about 180 lumens. Way better than the incandescent bulb. Perfect simple conversion by replacing the original bulb with this unit.
ProsBrighter than incandescent Cheaper than buying a new light focused beam
Consnone that I can think of
Bright White Light
November 17, 2014
I installed this in double C Mag-lite with no issues. The light is brighter than a 2 Watt LED replacement I also own. I am happy with this so far. I have not run it through a set of batteries so I can't comment on that. The focus was good with a well centered light.
Decent Upgrade for Outdated Mag
November 13, 2014
This item proved to be a fairly decent upgrade for an outdated Maglite. While I ended up using a different and more expensive custom drop-in for my personal light, this little item found its way into my dads. He is quite happy with the upgrade and I was also impressed at the improved performance for the money. Good gift for those people you know are clinging on to old mags with incandescent bulbs.
Pros- easy to install - vast improvement over stock bulb - decent lumens for price
Cons- if your looking to make your old mag into something serious this isn't the way to go, but if looking for a simple cheap way to bring it into the 21st century and increase its performance this item is perfect.
Perfect conversion- white clear light
November 13, 2014
replaces old bulb perfectly much brighter longer battery life.
ProsWhiter light less battery drin
Great upgrade for a tired MAG light!
October 28, 2014
This is simply a drop-in replacement that works great! My old light was always dim, so when I put the new TerraLUX LED replacement in, I did not replace the batteries just to see what the difference would be on the same old batteries. It was amazing! I still have not replaced the batteries that I thought were almost dead!
ProsEasy to install, bright light
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