The Best Upgrades for Mini Maglites 2AA and 2AAA

The Best Upgrades for Mini Maglites 2AA and 2AAA

While we love our old trusty C and D model Maglites they can be quite hefty to carry around. Maglite knew this and started making the 2AA and 2AAA mini flashlights which we love just as much.

The problem with many of the older Maglites both large and small is their poor performance compared to the newer flashlights of todays time. This is how our business was started and why we continue to make better upgrades.

We now carry a full range of upgrades for the 2AA Mini and 2AAA Mini Maglites. Our Super Dimmable LED Bulbs are the best we have to offer and the performance gains over factory output is pretty astounding if you ask us.

*Pictured below are the factory bulb, our 104 lumen upgrade, and our Super Dimmable 180 lumen upgrade.

2AA Ultimate 180 Lumen LED Upgrade Compared to 104 Lumen LED Upgrade Compared to Factory Incandescent Bulb

We offer two different LED upgrades for the 2AA. Our 104 lumen upgrade is pictured in the middle and our Super Dimmable 2AA LED Bulb is on the right which produces over 1,200% more light over stock with an output of 180 lumens. For reference the factory bulb produces a mere 16 lumens. Our super bulb is also dimmable with each power cycle to preserve battery life and offers ~65 lumens on this mode.

*Pictured below is our 2AAA 130 lumen upgrade vs the factory bulb.

Our Super 2AAA LED Bulb offers up to 1,300% more light over the factory bulb with its 130 lumen output. It is also dimmable with each power cycle to offer a battery saving mode. We also offer a 61 lumen LED upgrade is still quite a bit brighter than factory. 

*Pictured below is our 2AAA tail-cap switch

All of our bulbs pair very nicely with a tail-cap switch which we offer for both models of mini mags. The benefit of the tail-cap switch is one handed operation and that you can set and forget your light focus. Meaning you only have to focus your mini mag once and no longer need to focus it each time you turn the light on.

 If you have any questions or comments please reach out to us through via our contact us page




  • Chief

    My wife’s Mini Mag light bulb expired, and she really likes the Mini Mag. My job to find a bulb and I thought an upgrade would be good. Boy, is she happy now. I installed the 104 lumen upgrade and she is very happy. Now uses it frequently evenings fixing dinner on the BBQ.
    I am happy too. I have two “D” Mag lites and one “C” Mag lite that will get upgrades when available.

  • Litt Industries

    @Todd Fix we do have install instructions in several places. There is a QR code on our packaging. There is a link to install instructions on our product pages as well. Here is a link:

    Please email us and we will assist you in getting our upgrade working as designed.

  • Todd Fix

    How come you don’t have installation directions with the AA mini mag conversion? I installed your conversion in my mini mag AA flashlight and it does not operate properly. The flashlight will not turn off any more when you rotate the front of the flashlight.

  • Jeff Psolla

    Great upgrade! Made my old Maglite SO much brighter. Great customer service, too!!

  • Callahan

    I upgraded my Mini Maglite with the TerraLUX TLE-5EX Ministar2 Extreme Upgrade Kit, the XCAPE Glass Breaker Tail Cap and the Ultra Clear Glass Lens.

    I emailed TerraLUX asking if it was okay to use lithium batteries (the kit advised not to) and they replied that they didn’t know because they’d never tried them!

    This was the reason that they advised not to use lithium batteries on their kits!

    They also said that the LED module shouldn’t have any problems with lithium batteries, though not having tried them they they couldn’t say for sure.

    I fitted lithium batteries and they worked perfectly and have done so in my personal Maglite and the six additional ones I bought and upgraded as described above to give to friends.

    These seven Maglites have run lithium batteries for many years without any problems whatsoever!

    In case any of the seven Maglites was ever lost, stolen or irreparably damaged, I bought a complete set of the above described items to keep as spares (including a Mini Maglite) so that I could put it together immediately it was ever needed.

    Experience has shown that good things can become unavailable (as the TerraLUX upgrade kit did) so I’m very pleased that I bought a spare!

    These have been my experiences of upgrading Mini Maglite 2AA

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