I just replaced my trusty but annoying 3AA Maglite with the incandescent bulb and twist-on lens. I’ve never been too much of a Maglite fan, but it’s hard to argue with the sheer number of them out there. They work, but now there’s a new hotness in my roll cab’s top drawer.
It’s Dorcy’s 160-lumen, 3AA K2, model number 41-4297. I’ve had it for about six hours, and I have no idea why the switch took me so bloody long. It’s a pocket rocket; I’d swear it’s brighter than a lot of car headlights. At about 5″ long, it’s pretty compact, though the flared lens housing makes it a little uncomfortable in one’s pocket. It’s a small price to pay, though, for swapping my peashooter for a tactical nuke. The switch on the rear is translucent, showing a battery status light that stays green until the battery life drops below 20%, then it switches to red.
Dorcy has the 3AAA K2 on sale for $35 before shipping, which is annoying since I just laid down $40 at Craftsman for it. Better yet, Amazon stocks it for $25, also before shipping. Serves me right for getting it out of the package before I got home. At $25, this one strikes me as a no-brainer if you need a light. And, if the K2 isn’t quite up your strasse, Dorcy makes a huge variety of intensities and sizes.