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Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black

Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black

Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight, Black
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Features

  • Multi-mode electronic switch with 5 available modes: Momentary, Full Power, Low Power, Eco Mode and Strobe
  • Advanced focus system that adjust from spot to flood with less than 1/4 turn of the head
  • Four activity based function sets to choose from: General, Outdoor, Law Enforcement and Tactical
  • Run Times: High=71h, Low=73h, Eco=177h
  • Superior quality craftsmanship with weather-resistant seals and anodized inside and out for improved corrosion resistance

Description

Whether you are a professional using a flashlight for work or security, an outdoor enthusiast, or an occasional user wanting it for emergencies at home or on the road; the new Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight is the light for all of your needs.


Manufacturer Mag Instrument


Part Number ML300L-S6015


Item Weight 1.1 pounds


Product Dimensions 18.88 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches


Item model number ML300L-S6015


Batteries 6 D batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Black


Color 6-D Cell


Material Metal


Power Source Battery-Powered


Item Package Quantity 1


Type of Bulb LED


Luminous Flux 694


Included Components One Maglite ML300L 6-Cell D LED Black Flashlight


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? Yes


Battery Cell Type Alkaline


Average Battery Life 177 Hours


Warranty Description Limited Lifetime


ASIN B0168UNMJG


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 428 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #12,366 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #175 in Handheld Flashlights


Date First Available February 29, 2016


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Features

  • Multi-mode electronic switch with 5 available modes: Momentary, Full Power, Low Power, Eco Mode and Strobe
  • Advanced focus system that adjust from spot to flood with less than 1/4 turn of the head
  • Four activity based function sets to choose from: General, Outdoor, Law Enforcement and Tactical
  • Run Times: High=71h, Low=73h, Eco=177h
  • Superior quality craftsmanship with weather-resistant seals and anodized inside and out for improved corrosion resistance

Description

Whether you are a professional using a flashlight for work or security, an outdoor enthusiast, or an occasional user wanting it for emergencies at home or on the road; the new Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight is the light for all of your needs.


Manufacturer Mag Instrument


Part Number ML300L-S6015


Item Weight 1.1 pounds


Product Dimensions 18.88 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches


Item model number ML300L-S6015


Batteries 6 D batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Black


Color 6-D Cell


Material Metal


Power Source Battery-Powered


Item Package Quantity 1


Type of Bulb LED


Luminous Flux 694


Included Components One Maglite ML300L 6-Cell D LED Black Flashlight


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? Yes


Battery Cell Type Alkaline


Average Battery Life 177 Hours


Warranty Description Limited Lifetime


ASIN B0168UNMJG


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 428 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #12,366 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #175 in Handheld Flashlights


Date First Available February 29, 2016


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Multi-mode electronic switch with 5 available modes: Momentary, Full Power, Low Power, Eco Mode and Strobe
  • Advanced focus system that adjust from spot to flood with less than 1/4 turn of the head
  • Four activity based function sets to choose from: General, Outdoor, Law Enforcement and Tactical
  • Run Times: High=71h, Low=73h, Eco=177h
  • Superior quality craftsmanship with weather-resistant seals and anodized inside and out for improved corrosion resistance

Description

Whether you are a professional using a flashlight for work or security, an outdoor enthusiast, or an occasional user wanting it for emergencies at home or on the road; the new Maglite ML300L LED 6-Cell D Flashlight is the light for all of your needs.


Manufacturer Mag Instrument


Part Number ML300L-S6015


Item Weight 1.1 pounds


Product Dimensions 18.88 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches


Item model number ML300L-S6015


Batteries 6 D batteries required.


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Black


Color 6-D Cell


Material Metal


Power Source Battery-Powered


Item Package Quantity 1


Type of Bulb LED


Luminous Flux 694


Included Components One Maglite ML300L 6-Cell D LED Black Flashlight


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? Yes


Battery Cell Type Alkaline


Average Battery Life 177 Hours


Warranty Description Limited Lifetime


ASIN B0168UNMJG


Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5 stars 428 ratings 4.5 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #12,366 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #175 in Handheld Flashlights


Date First Available February 29, 2016


abunda_amazon_reviews Maglite's runtime specs for the 6 D-Cell version are listed as: 71hr - high 73hrs - low That seems a bit odd, that "high" is only two hours less than "low". It should understood that Maglite is using the ANSI FL-1 spec that allows runtime to be defined as the amount of time it takes for the initial output (100% brightness) to reach 10%. ALSO, it should be understood that Maglite uses ALKALINE batteries for their runtime tests. With all that in mind, I have indeed verified that their listed runtimes are accurate. Attached are two runtime test, one for "high", and one for "low". To achieve Maglite's runtimes - you MUST use some of the better alkaline batteries, in this case I used Duracell Quantum D cells. The only negative I have for this light is the off current (parasitic drain), which measured 678ua. This current draw is due to the electronic switch, which draws a small amount of current when the light is off. If you aren't going to use this light for several months, I would unscrew the tail cap about a half turn - which breaks the circuit. As a reference, my Zebralight SC700D only draws 34ua.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Runtime Specs Accurate (but off current rather high);;terryoregon;;;For almost 100 bucks it should be top of the line quality however this Maglite is lighter and has plastic internal parts in the focusing mechanism which were metal on my 3D ml 300. It has a lighter cheaper feel than old 6D Maglite. The good news is the beam focus works well and it is very bright with a clean white color. It's the best brightness and focusing I've ever seen in any Maglite and the light quality is comparable to a malkoff converted LED Maglite which I put together for about 120 bucks. Other people had problems with the switch so far mine's working. Mag should continue to make heavy solid lights. What they don't realize is that is why people buy their product (for just 10 or 15 bucks you can actually buy a brighter LED these days) mag can only rely on people's love of their older product for so long before we stop buying..;;Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Not as heavy duty as the old mag 6D but a very good light;;Linda Gonzalez;;;Note first of all that there is significant potential for confusion with respect to the different versions of Maglite LED flashlights with two D-cell batteries. To be certain that you know which version you are getting, it is best to go by the lumen rating, which is 524 lumens for this flashlight, the 3rd generation, ML300L. This is an excellent flashlight. There are "tactical" flashlights that use AA or AA cells, that are as bright, possibly brighter. The advantages of the traditional 2D style flashlight are that (1.) the batteries don't run down as quickly while you use the flashlight compared to AA flashlights (2.) the total cost of batteries is only a fraction of what it is for AA flashlights, (3) the flashlight does not get hot like the tactical flashlights, (4.) the 2D size of flashlight is not so large as to be cumbersome. The 3D and larger lights are cumbersome and heavy in my opinion. (REGARDING THE SMALLER, 2-AA MINI MAGLITE PRO AND PRO+ The 2D 524 lumen flashlight is noticeably brighter than the Mini Maglite Pro - 272 lumens - that I also recently purchased, but the difference is not as great as I anticipated. Part of what motivated me to buy the 2D ML300L was the amazing brightness of that Mini Maglite Pro. I recommend either it or the similar Mini Maglite Pro+, for anyone wanting a smaller, 2AA flashlight that is still amazingly bright. The Pro+ provides two settings so that you can select between max brightness vs. longer battery life, which you cannot do with the Pro. But the Pro+ is ever so slightly less bright than the Pro. Not so much that you would likely even notice.) One potential quibble with the ML300L is the sensitivity of the switch/button, which is more of an electronic switch as compared the heavier electrical switch of the old Maglites. But there is a reason for the switch to be this sensitive: it is needed in order for the flashlight to have the different settings that you select by how many times you rapidly click the button. Nevertheless, it is very easy for the ML300L to turn on accidentally, in the glove box or wherever. This leads me to another notable difference between the new and old Maglites. The cap at the base of the older lights is difficult to screw back on once removed, owing to the stiffness of the steel spring. The spring is not nearly so stiff in the newer ML300L, which is good from several standpoints. For one thing, it is not the least bit of a hassle to simply turn one of the two batteries around the other direction, to prevent the flashlight from coming on accidentally. This is something that I've always done with flashlights, and is one reason that I will not buy any flashlight with 3 cells. When there are an even number of cells and half of them are turned the opposite direction, the voltages cancel and no current flows. There are three brightness settings that you control via the number times you quickly tap the button. If you tap it once and release, you get full brightness; two quick taps gives low, and three gives "eco". But no matter how many times you tap, the light comes on instantly, so you always get the brightest setting for the first fraction of a second. This is a bit annoying, because if you aren't careful you can temporarily blind yourself. This is probably my only significant quibble: it would be better if you had to tap three times to get the brightest setting. Additionally there are four separate modes, one of which is the mode I just described, where you get three brightness settings. The other two modes offer other combinations of functions, i.e., functions associated with single-tap, double-tap and triple-tap. To change the mode, you unscrew the base far enough so that the flashlight does not come on (less than 1/4 turn), then, while holding down the button, you screw the cap back in fully and continue to hold down the button. While you hold it down, the flashlight blinks once then pauses for a few seconds, then blinks twice then pauses for a few seconds, then does this again with three blinks and finally with four blinks. You release the button during one of the pauses, and thereby select one of the four modes. The default mode, Home, gives you the three power settings. In the Outdoor mode, the eco power setting is replaced by the strobe setting, where the led flashes at a rate of 12 blinks per second. In Law Enforcement mode and also Tactical mode, the 1-click operation is replaced by momentary operation, i.e., the light is on only while you hold down the button. The 2-click operation in Law Enforcement and Tactical is the full power setting. In Law Enforcement mode, the 3-click operation is the eco power setting, while in Tactical mode, the 3-click operation is the strobe. All in all, this is an excellent flashlight, with a lot to like and very little to grip about. Without question it is one of the best flashlights you can purchase today. You can go spend a hundred dollars or even two hundred dollars on a little 2AA or 4AA tactical flashlight, but if you actually use it, you are going to be buying a lot of AA batteries. I spent some time researching the other lights, including the other Maglites, and I concluded that this is best all around. After playing around with the flashlight, I went back and read up more on "tactical" flashlights, and I am even more convinced that the 2D ML300L was the best choice. Just be careful about the potential to blind yourself when you first turn it on. And when leaving the flashlight in the glove box or trunk or wherever, either remove the batteries, or turn one of them around, or put a piece of cardboard or plastic between the battery and the spring. (Don't use tape for this - the glue will leave a residue.);;Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2015;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;One phenomenally good LED flashlight in the traditional 2D style. Highly recommended.;;Kaiser Soze;;;I bought the $90 6 D-cell maglite, the ML300L that's 694 lumens. The flashlight acceded my expectations as far as the design and light focus with the new 1/4 turn focus. The only negative side is I was testing it for different situations and the light cuts on and off when I shake it a little up and down. I don't know why it does that and was a little disappointed because I loved everything else so much. Also after using it for a week my 6 D batteries died. I used it for maybe 7 hours. Idk if it's the flashlight or a bad batch or energizer batteries. I'll update my post if the batteries last longer next time. UPDATE: I bought a really bad batch of energizer batteries, I have since put a set of 6 Rayovac batteries in the flashlight and it has been running fine for over 2 weeks now with no signs of the batteries dying. So if your flashlight dies quickly it's the batteries, not this amazing light. I've also changed my rating from 3 to 5 stars.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great light, just don't the shake it up and down;;Amazon Customer;;;This flashlight is incredible. If you love Maglites, buck up and spend the $$$ on a 6 cell. You wont regret it. It is a great defense mechanism, a wonderful conversation piece, and above all; a great flashlight. The LED 6 cell Maglite is a must for a pitch-black-at-night piece of property like mine. I can keep an eye on my dog taking a crap for about 400 yards. He doesn't appreciate it, but neither do intruders trying to steal things from my bedroom at night.;;Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;If you love Maglites, buck up and spend the $$$ on ...;;Mike C;;;At first, I was excited, it was sturdy and really bright, but after like 3 days it kept turning off by itself and the batteries are new so that wasn't the problem. I work night shift and need to inspect things in the dark and this light proved unreliable. For the price, I was expecting more. I am really disappointed with this purchase, it was nothing more than a waste of money.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Turns of by itself, Extremely unreliable;;L. Aguilar

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By terryoregon - Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
Runtime Specs Accurate (but off current rather high)
Maglite's runtime specs for the 6 D-Cell version are listed as: 71hr - high 73hrs - low That seems a bit odd, that "high" is only two hours less than "low". It should understood that Maglite is using the ANSI FL-1 spec that allows runtime to be defined as the amount of time it takes for the initial output (100% brightness) to reach 10%. ALSO, it should be understood that Maglite uses ALKALINE batteries for their runtime tests. With all that in mind, I have indeed verified that their listed runtimes are accurate. Attached are two runtime test, one for "high", and one for "low". To achieve Maglite's runtimes - you MUST use some of the better alkaline batteries, in this case I used Duracell Quantum D cells. The only negative I have for this light is the off current (parasitic drain), which measured 678ua. This current draw is due to the electronic switch, which draws a small amount of current when the light is off. If you aren't going to use this light for several months, I would unscrew the tail cap about a half turn - which breaks the circuit. As a reference, my Zebralight SC700D only draws 34ua.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Linda Gonzalez - Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
Not as heavy duty as the old mag 6D but a very good light
For almost 100 bucks it should be top of the line quality however this Maglite is lighter and has plastic internal parts in the focusing mechanism which were metal on my 3D ml 300. It has a lighter cheaper feel than old 6D Maglite. The good news is the beam focus works well and it is very bright with a clean white color. It's the best brightness and focusing I've ever seen in any Maglite and the light quality is comparable to a malkoff converted LED Maglite which I put together for about 120 bucks. Other people had problems with the switch so far mine's working. Mag should continue to make heavy solid lights. What they don't realize is that is why people buy their product (for just 10 or 15 bucks you can actually buy a brighter LED these days) mag can only rely on people's love of their older product for so long before we stop buying..

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kaiser Soze - Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2015
One phenomenally good LED flashlight in the traditional 2D style. Highly recommended.
Note first of all that there is significant potential for confusion with respect to the different versions of Maglite LED flashlights with two D-cell batteries. To be certain that you know which version you are getting, it is best to go by the lumen rating, which is 524 lumens for this flashlight, the 3rd generation, ML300L. This is an excellent flashlight. There are "tactical" flashlights that use AA or AA cells, that are as bright, possibly brighter. The advantages of the traditional 2D style flashlight are that (1.) the batteries don't run down as quickly while you use the flashlight compared to AA flashlights (2.) the total cost of batteries is only a fraction of what it is for AA flashlights, (3) the flashlight does not get hot like the tactical flashlights, (4.) the 2D size of flashlight is not so large as to be cumbersome. The 3D and larger lights are cumbersome and heavy in my opinion. (REGARDING THE SMALLER, 2-AA MINI MAGLITE PRO AND PRO+ The 2D 524 lumen flashlight is noticeably brighter than the Mini Maglite Pro - 272 lumens - that I also recently purchased, but the difference is not as great as I anticipated. Part of what motivated me to buy the 2D ML300L was the amazing brightness of that Mini Maglite Pro. I recommend either it or the similar Mini Maglite Pro+, for anyone wanting a smaller, 2AA flashlight that is still amazingly bright. The Pro+ provides two settings so that you can select between max brightness vs. longer battery life, which you cannot do with the Pro. But the Pro+ is ever so slightly less bright than the Pro. Not so much that you would likely even notice.) One potential quibble with the ML300L is the sensitivity of the switch/button, which is more of an electronic switch as compared the heavier electrical switch of the old Maglites. But there is a reason for the switch to be this sensitive: it is needed in order for the flashlight to have the different settings that you select by how many times you rapidly click the button. Nevertheless, it is very easy for the ML300L to turn on accidentally, in the glove box or wherever. This leads me to another notable difference between the new and old Maglites. The cap at the base of the older lights is difficult to screw back on once removed, owing to the stiffness of the steel spring. The spring is not nearly so stiff in the newer ML300L, which is good from several standpoints. For one thing, it is not the least bit of a hassle to simply turn one of the two batteries around the other direction, to prevent the flashlight from coming on accidentally. This is something that I've always done with flashlights, and is one reason that I will not buy any flashlight with 3 cells. When there are an even number of cells and half of them are turned the opposite direction, the voltages cancel and no current flows. There are three brightness settings that you control via the number times you quickly tap the button. If you tap it once and release, you get full brightness; two quick taps gives low, and three gives "eco". But no matter how many times you tap, the light comes on instantly, so you always get the brightest setting for the first fraction of a second. This is a bit annoying, because if you aren't careful you can temporarily blind yourself. This is probably my only significant quibble: it would be better if you had to tap three times to get the brightest setting. Additionally there are four separate modes, one of which is the mode I just described, where you get three brightness settings. The other two modes offer other combinations of functions, i.e., functions associated with single-tap, double-tap and triple-tap. To change the mode, you unscrew the base far enough so that the flashlight does not come on (less than 1/4 turn), then, while holding down the button, you screw the cap back in fully and continue to hold down the button. While you hold it down, the flashlight blinks once then pauses for a few seconds, then blinks twice then pauses for a few seconds, then does this again with three blinks and finally with four blinks. You release the button during one of the pauses, and thereby select one of the four modes. The default mode, Home, gives you the three power settings. In the Outdoor mode, the eco power setting is replaced by the strobe setting, where the led flashes at a rate of 12 blinks per second. In Law Enforcement mode and also Tactical mode, the 1-click operation is replaced by momentary operation, i.e., the light is on only while you hold down the button. The 2-click operation in Law Enforcement and Tactical is the full power setting. In Law Enforcement mode, the 3-click operation is the eco power setting, while in Tactical mode, the 3-click operation is the strobe. All in all, this is an excellent flashlight, with a lot to like and very little to grip about. Without question it is one of the best flashlights you can purchase today. You can go spend a hundred dollars or even two hundred dollars on a little 2AA or 4AA tactical flashlight, but if you actually use it, you are going to be buying a lot of AA batteries. I spent some time researching the other lights, including the other Maglites, and I concluded that this is best all around. After playing around with the flashlight, I went back and read up more on "tactical" flashlights, and I am even more convinced that the 2D ML300L was the best choice. Just be careful about the potential to blind yourself when you first turn it on. And when leaving the flashlight in the glove box or trunk or wherever, either remove the batteries, or turn one of them around, or put a piece of cardboard or plastic between the battery and the spring. (Don't use tape for this - the glue will leave a residue.)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018
Great light, just don't the shake it up and down
I bought the $90 6 D-cell maglite, the ML300L that's 694 lumens. The flashlight acceded my expectations as far as the design and light focus with the new 1/4 turn focus. The only negative side is I was testing it for different situations and the light cuts on and off when I shake it a little up and down. I don't know why it does that and was a little disappointed because I loved everything else so much. Also after using it for a week my 6 D batteries died. I used it for maybe 7 hours. Idk if it's the flashlight or a bad batch or energizer batteries. I'll update my post if the batteries last longer next time. UPDATE: I bought a really bad batch of energizer batteries, I have since put a set of 6 Rayovac batteries in the flashlight and it has been running fine for over 2 weeks now with no signs of the batteries dying. So if your flashlight dies quickly it's the batteries, not this amazing light. I've also changed my rating from 3 to 5 stars.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mike C - Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2016
If you love Maglites, buck up and spend the $$$ on ...
This flashlight is incredible. If you love Maglites, buck up and spend the $$$ on a 6 cell. You wont regret it. It is a great defense mechanism, a wonderful conversation piece, and above all; a great flashlight. The LED 6 cell Maglite is a must for a pitch-black-at-night piece of property like mine. I can keep an eye on my dog taking a crap for about 400 yards. He doesn't appreciate it, but neither do intruders trying to steal things from my bedroom at night.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By L. Aguilar - Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2018
Turns of by itself, Extremely unreliable
At first, I was excited, it was sturdy and really bright, but after like 3 days it kept turning off by itself and the batteries are new so that wasn't the problem. I work night shift and need to inspect things in the dark and this light proved unreliable. For the price, I was expecting more. I am really disappointed with this purchase, it was nothing more than a waste of money.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By terryoregon - Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
Runtime Specs Accurate (but off current rather high)
Maglite's runtime specs for the 6 D-Cell version are listed as: 71hr - high 73hrs - low That seems a bit odd, that "high" is only two hours less than "low". It should understood that Maglite is using the ANSI FL-1 spec that allows runtime to be defined as the amount of time it takes for the initial output (100% brightness) to reach 10%. ALSO, it should be understood that Maglite uses ALKALINE batteries for their runtime tests. With all that in mind, I have indeed verified that their listed runtimes are accurate. Attached are two runtime test, one for "high", and one for "low". To achieve Maglite's runtimes - you MUST use some of the better alkaline batteries, in this case I used Duracell Quantum D cells. The only negative I have for this light is the off current (parasitic drain), which measured 678ua. This current draw is due to the electronic switch, which draws a small amount of current when the light is off. If you aren't going to use this light for several months, I would unscrew the tail cap about a half turn - which breaks the circuit. As a reference, my Zebralight SC700D only draws 34ua.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Linda Gonzalez - Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
Not as heavy duty as the old mag 6D but a very good light
For almost 100 bucks it should be top of the line quality however this Maglite is lighter and has plastic internal parts in the focusing mechanism which were metal on my 3D ml 300. It has a lighter cheaper feel than old 6D Maglite. The good news is the beam focus works well and it is very bright with a clean white color. It's the best brightness and focusing I've ever seen in any Maglite and the light quality is comparable to a malkoff converted LED Maglite which I put together for about 120 bucks. Other people had problems with the switch so far mine's working. Mag should continue to make heavy solid lights. What they don't realize is that is why people buy their product (for just 10 or 15 bucks you can actually buy a brighter LED these days) mag can only rely on people's love of their older product for so long before we stop buying..

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Kaiser Soze - Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2015
One phenomenally good LED flashlight in the traditional 2D style. Highly recommended.
Note first of all that there is significant potential for confusion with respect to the different versions of Maglite LED flashlights with two D-cell batteries. To be certain that you know which version you are getting, it is best to go by the lumen rating, which is 524 lumens for this flashlight, the 3rd generation, ML300L. This is an excellent flashlight. There are "tactical" flashlights that use AA or AA cells, that are as bright, possibly brighter. The advantages of the traditional 2D style flashlight are that (1.) the batteries don't run down as quickly while you use the flashlight compared to AA flashlights (2.) the total cost of batteries is only a fraction of what it is for AA flashlights, (3) the flashlight does not get hot like the tactical flashlights, (4.) the 2D size of flashlight is not so large as to be cumbersome. The 3D and larger lights are cumbersome and heavy in my opinion. (REGARDING THE SMALLER, 2-AA MINI MAGLITE PRO AND PRO+ The 2D 524 lumen flashlight is noticeably brighter than the Mini Maglite Pro - 272 lumens - that I also recently purchased, but the difference is not as great as I anticipated. Part of what motivated me to buy the 2D ML300L was the amazing brightness of that Mini Maglite Pro. I recommend either it or the similar Mini Maglite Pro+, for anyone wanting a smaller, 2AA flashlight that is still amazingly bright. The Pro+ provides two settings so that you can select between max brightness vs. longer battery life, which you cannot do with the Pro. But the Pro+ is ever so slightly less bright than the Pro. Not so much that you would likely even notice.) One potential quibble with the ML300L is the sensitivity of the switch/button, which is more of an electronic switch as compared the heavier electrical switch of the old Maglites. But there is a reason for the switch to be this sensitive: it is needed in order for the flashlight to have the different settings that you select by how many times you rapidly click the button. Nevertheless, it is very easy for the ML300L to turn on accidentally, in the glove box or wherever. This leads me to another notable difference between the new and old Maglites. The cap at the base of the older lights is difficult to screw back on once removed, owing to the stiffness of the steel spring. The spring is not nearly so stiff in the newer ML300L, which is good from several standpoints. For one thing, it is not the least bit of a hassle to simply turn one of the two batteries around the other direction, to prevent the flashlight from coming on accidentally. This is something that I've always done with flashlights, and is one reason that I will not buy any flashlight with 3 cells. When there are an even number of cells and half of them are turned the opposite direction, the voltages cancel and no current flows. There are three brightness settings that you control via the number times you quickly tap the button. If you tap it once and release, you get full brightness; two quick taps gives low, and three gives "eco". But no matter how many times you tap, the light comes on instantly, so you always get the brightest setting for the first fraction of a second. This is a bit annoying, because if you aren't careful you can temporarily blind yourself. This is probably my only significant quibble: it would be better if you had to tap three times to get the brightest setting. Additionally there are four separate modes, one of which is the mode I just described, where you get three brightness settings. The other two modes offer other combinations of functions, i.e., functions associated with single-tap, double-tap and triple-tap. To change the mode, you unscrew the base far enough so that the flashlight does not come on (less than 1/4 turn), then, while holding down the button, you screw the cap back in fully and continue to hold down the button. While you hold it down, the flashlight blinks once then pauses for a few seconds, then blinks twice then pauses for a few seconds, then does this again with three blinks and finally with four blinks. You release the button during one of the pauses, and thereby select one of the four modes. The default mode, Home, gives you the three power settings. In the Outdoor mode, the eco power setting is replaced by the strobe setting, where the led flashes at a rate of 12 blinks per second. In Law Enforcement mode and also Tactical mode, the 1-click operation is replaced by momentary operation, i.e., the light is on only while you hold down the button. The 2-click operation in Law Enforcement and Tactical is the full power setting. In Law Enforcement mode, the 3-click operation is the eco power setting, while in Tactical mode, the 3-click operation is the strobe. All in all, this is an excellent flashlight, with a lot to like and very little to grip about. Without question it is one of the best flashlights you can purchase today. You can go spend a hundred dollars or even two hundred dollars on a little 2AA or 4AA tactical flashlight, but if you actually use it, you are going to be buying a lot of AA batteries. I spent some time researching the other lights, including the other Maglites, and I concluded that this is best all around. After playing around with the flashlight, I went back and read up more on "tactical" flashlights, and I am even more convinced that the 2D ML300L was the best choice. Just be careful about the potential to blind yourself when you first turn it on. And when leaving the flashlight in the glove box or trunk or wherever, either remove the batteries, or turn one of them around, or put a piece of cardboard or plastic between the battery and the spring. (Don't use tape for this - the glue will leave a residue.)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018
Great light, just don't the shake it up and down
I bought the $90 6 D-cell maglite, the ML300L that's 694 lumens. The flashlight acceded my expectations as far as the design and light focus with the new 1/4 turn focus. The only negative side is I was testing it for different situations and the light cuts on and off when I shake it a little up and down. I don't know why it does that and was a little disappointed because I loved everything else so much. Also after using it for a week my 6 D batteries died. I used it for maybe 7 hours. Idk if it's the flashlight or a bad batch or energizer batteries. I'll update my post if the batteries last longer next time. UPDATE: I bought a really bad batch of energizer batteries, I have since put a set of 6 Rayovac batteries in the flashlight and it has been running fine for over 2 weeks now with no signs of the batteries dying. So if your flashlight dies quickly it's the batteries, not this amazing light. I've also changed my rating from 3 to 5 stars.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Mike C - Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2016
If you love Maglites, buck up and spend the $$$ on ...
This flashlight is incredible. If you love Maglites, buck up and spend the $$$ on a 6 cell. You wont regret it. It is a great defense mechanism, a wonderful conversation piece, and above all; a great flashlight. The LED 6 cell Maglite is a must for a pitch-black-at-night piece of property like mine. I can keep an eye on my dog taking a crap for about 400 yards. He doesn't appreciate it, but neither do intruders trying to steal things from my bedroom at night.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By L. Aguilar - Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2018
Turns of by itself, Extremely unreliable
At first, I was excited, it was sturdy and really bright, but after like 3 days it kept turning off by itself and the batteries are new so that wasn't the problem. I work night shift and need to inspect things in the dark and this light proved unreliable. For the price, I was expecting more. I am really disappointed with this purchase, it was nothing more than a waste of money.