With the traditional styling of the original Mini Maglite 2AAA, Maglite’s new Mini Maglite 2AAA LED brings modern LED technology and performance to this compact flashlight. Although the incandescent and LED versions of the light look nearly identical, the new Mini Maglite 2AAA LED has 84 lumens of output and an extended runtime. Small and simple to operate, this updated LED penlight from Maglite uses two common AAA batteries that can be found just about anywhere.
- Output: 84 lumens
- Intensity: 3,380 candela
- Runtime: 5h 45min (TBD)
- Battery: 2 x AAA
- Length: 5.0″
- Diameter: 0.75″ bezel, 0.5″ body
- Weight with Batteries: 1.7 oz.
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime with $3 Handling Fee
- MSRP: $15.99
Pricing & Contents
MSRP for the Mini Maglite 2AAA LED is $15.99, and the light is available in black, silver, grey, blue, or red.
Included in the blister packaging are: Mini Maglite 2AAA LED Flashlight, 2 x AAA Duracell alkaline batteries, and pocket clip.
Like the original Mini Maglite 2AAA, the LED version of the light operates on two AAA batteries. ANSI FL1 specifications for the lights are for alkaline batteries, but NiMH rechargeable and lithium primaries can also be used.
If you have an original Mini Maglite 2AAA, the LED version of the light will be very familiar. There are no changes to the exterior of the light, so any existing accessories will work with the LED version. As with most Maglites, the aluminum body is type-II anodized.
The head features a plastic window and a smooth reflector. Optimal focus can be achieved with a quarter turn of the head, or the head can be removed for “candle mode.”
Knurling on the head and body provides grip for twisting the head, much like the larger Mini Maglite 2AA.
Since this is a twist-operated light, there’s only a lanyard hole on the tail cap.
Using a Philips Luxeon C LED, the Mini Maglite 2AAA LED is rated for 84 lumens. As with all Mini Maglite models, the 2AAA LED can be operated in Candle Mode for area lighting (shown below without batteries installed).
At the point when the light turns on, the beam pattern is unfocused and requires another quarter turn to reach optimal focus.
If you haven’t read our article about runtime graphs and the ANSI FL1 Standard, please click here.
Our runtime tests for the Mini Maglite 2AAA LED showed a much shorter runtime than Maglite’s specifications, and we will update this section once we receive a response from Maglite.
Included with the light is a pocket clip, which slides onto the barrel of the Mini Maglite 2AAA LED.
As with most of Maglite’s products, the Mini Maglite 2AAA LED offers great value and is easy to use. Compared to the original 2AAA light, which has an output of only 9 lumens, the LED version will make the incandescent bulb seem like a faint glow. The Mini Maglite 2AAA LED is bright enough for most common tasks, and having an MSRP of less than $20 makes the 2AAA LED very affordable.