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Minimag LED shuts off

I have been a Maglite user since 1983. I will continue to do so. However, I recently purchased two Minimag LED lights and both of them seem to have developed a heat problem; they will run briefly and then shut off. The serial numbers are: 20001480260 and 2T002158136. Is there indeed a problem with these instruments? I would have returned them but I somehow lost the receipts and anyway the Home Depot I purchased them from seems to have de-listed this model. What can you do to assist in this problem? Nick Roberts (noprobs@telus.net)

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Hi,

First question is what type of batteries have you been using.. A fault was found by Petzl a last year that identified a problem with using certain rechargeable batteries or lithium batteries in LED lights. The problem was that the batteries have a higher output than normal batteries and the heat created was damaging the LED's, shortening their life and in a couple of cases causing burning. Petzl have fixed the problem in their models and sent out warnings to outdoor stores to warn of the problem but I don't think that has spread too far across the industry..

Hope this helps..

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