Summary : Bright, compact and multiple useful modes, the Maglite XL200 makes a great EDC flashlight or general use flashlight.
Maglite XL200 LED Flashlight
With an increasing number of premium flashlights being developed, designed and distributed by other brands and manufacturers each year, Maglite has had to work very hard at maintaining their lasting reputation within this industry. They have been able to do so successfully by creating such models as the Maglite XL200 LED flashlight. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B005EHL6O8″ cloaking=”default” height=”28″ key=”wide-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestflashhq-20″ width=”176″] This video is for the Maglite XL100 but the function works the same for the XL200. The major difference between the two models is that the XL100 has a max output of 103 lumens for 5.25 hours vs the XL200 is 172 lumens for 2.5 hours.
- Adjustable beam
- Aluminum anodized body
- Regulated output
- Powered by three AAA batteries
- 172 lumens max output for 2.5 hours, low for 218 hours
- IPX4 weatherproof rating
- 1 meter impact resistant
New Model, Same Premium Quality
It is true that the Maglite XL200 is one of the newest LED flashlights to be added to the expanding XL series of portable and compact models. However, this particular model truly has been able to sustain a high level of quality and efficiency that places it right among many of the very best models that have been around for years. For a competitive price, this well-designed compact flashlight has proven that great things do come in small packages.
The Value of Simplicity
One feature that Maglite has been able to include in many of their most popular models, including the Maglite XL200, is that of simplicity and efficiency. Maglite refuses to make a premium flashlight that is difficult for the average consumer to use – even if the consumer has limited experience and knowledge. The Maglite XL200 was even designed with a QuickClick method that makes it easy to select the function that they want to use by clicking the tail switch and twisting the light or rotating it.
Maglite XL200 QuickClick™
- Turns on the flashlight with the high 172 lumens mode. Press and hold the button and turn the light left or right to adjust the power.
- Strobe mode. Turn the light left or right to adjust the rate of the strobe frequency.
- Nite Lite™ Puts the light into the low output until the XL200’s built in motion sensor is signaled by a shock or motion.
- Signal mode lets you turn the light on/off by twisting the light. Useful for morse code signaling.
- SOS mode.
There is also a lockout mode that disables the tail switch. This is activated by pressing the button and rotating the flashlight 180 degrees.
Compact Design for Proven Portability
The fact that Maglite has also been known over the years for their portability and compact designs remains the same with the Maglite XL200 as well. Therefore, not only is it easy and simple to use but it is also specifically designed for portability as well. Whether you simply need to be able to carry it around with you for personal reasons or need to keep it with you as a tool in your profession, the compact design of the Maglite XL200 is definitely a major highlight and selling point that has drawn in many skeptical consumers and critics since it was released.
The Bottom Line
Even though there is a considerable number of premium flashlights from which to choose, your target objective should always be to find the best quality flashlight for the most competitive pricing. Maglite has been able to prove time and time again that they are capable of releasing these types of models to the general public, including the Maglite XL200. Perhaps they will create more models that follow the same revolutionary design pattern as the Maglite XL200 in the near future. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B005EHL6O8″ cloaking=”default” height=”28″ key=”wide-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestflashhq-20″ width=”176″]