very much worth the money
September 16, 2011
Simply put, buy them. Buy them now. Easily 3x as good as a standard incandescent bulb. Not quite as bright on the single LED as the “direct from Maglite” LED flashlight but after looking at it I think that is due to the reflector. The Maglite LED reflector is a different color and seems to be of better quality than the regular Maglite reflector
The triple led is brighter, way brighter, but I am not sure if it is really worth over double the price of the single LED. Plus, you can’t focus it in any way because in order to put it in the flashlight you have to remove the reflector. Still, it throws off a lot of light. You can see it on the ground in the daytime.
One thing to note is that it advertised that these are only for 4-6 cell lights. I put them in my 3 D cell units and they work just fine, exactly the same as in my 4 cell. However, when I tried it in my old (like 14 years old) 2 cell it wouldn’t fit. Different form factor on the bulb. However, on the newer 2 D cell light (like 5 years old) it does fit and works. It is about half a bright on the 2 cell as the 3 or 4 cell lights but it is better than the normal bulb. Not sure if it is worth it though in a 2 cell light. But it is a no brainer in a 3+ cell light