I still have a two "D" cell Maglite purchased in 1987. It's been used on numerous camping trips. It's been dropped down concrete steps, dropped numerous times on pavement, left out in the rain & snow and even dropped in standing water a few times.My poor Maglites are primitive now.
I have those in my 3xD cell and one of my 2xAA cell Maglites. They cost about £20 each and make a big difference, both to battery life and brightness. You want the Luxeon ones though, not the 3 x LED array ones, which are pretty lame. Alternatively, Maglite now have a range of LED flashlights.I've got a 3 'D' cell Maglite too, Steve. Those things are weapons. I see you can get replacement LED heads for them now - should up the burn time a lot. They're not cheap, though.
interesting,I just got into flashlights.
Bought a Fenix P3D Premium 100 and one of FiveMega's Maglite mods.
A standard Mag3d makes like 75 lumens IIRC. The one I have makes around 1400 lumens .
It was a typo. More like 1450 Lumens :-d.It sounds similar to what I have in my 3 D cell Maglite, only it's 140 lumens not 1400 lumens. If that wasn't a typo - I want one! :-d