Product Comparison: Maglite 2-Cell D vs Maglite 3-Cell D

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General Specifications
2-Cell D
3-Cell D
About the Product
The Maglite flashlight, renowned for its quality, durability, and reliability, is now available with the new MAG-LED Technology. Designed for professional and consumer use, Maglite LED flashlights build on the experience in craftsmanship, engineering, and advanced technology evident in all Mag flashlights.
The Maglite flashlight is internationally accepted as the Professional Flashlight. Built tough enough to last a lifetime.
Key Specs
Light Output
168 lumens
168 lumens
Beam Distance
1352 ft.
1352 ft.
Power Source
2 D batteries
3 D batteries
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Maglite 2-Cell D Flashlight, Gray
  • This flashlight is bright - surprisingly so. I can point it towards the top of a 75-100 foot high tree located more than 100 feet behind my house and illuminate the uppermost limbs quite brightly.
  • Try and find a flashlight that throws an effective beam 412m,has great illumination,focus-able,long battery life and all that is maglite.
  • This LED Mag-lite is SUPER BRIGHT with a very impressive range. It is very much like a miniature spotlight.
  • WOW! What a bright light and the length of the beam is amazing.
  • These are intensely bright with the new LED technology
Maglite 3-Cell D Flashlight, Black
  • The flashlight throws a HUGE bright beam that easily lights up reflective surfaces from over one-half of a city block away.
  • It's strong, bright, and you can use it in emergencies or inclement weather or in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
  • Yes. Maglite has made the transition perfectly and - as expected - they appear much brighter and very white light.
  • Extremely bright, well built flashlight. Could very well be the last one you ever need.
  • Feels like it could last forever, and the brightness of this thing is truly exceptional, better than I would have imagined.
Size & Weight
10 in.
12.3 in.
1.6 in.
1.6 in.
1.6 in.
1.6 in.
23 oz.
30 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Maglite 2-Cell D Flashlight, Gray
  • I chose MAGLITE for a reason. What I like most is they're size, rugged durability, design & great price.
  • It is very durable and the metallic gray finish is just plain sexy.
  • Seems very durable, I have dropped it a couple times and so far no issue and it is pretty heavy, which I like in my main flashlight.
  • This flashlight is, like all maglites, built like a tank. It's got a nice heft to it and feels very solid. It is about 12 inches tall and 1 inch diameter at the base.
  • This flashlight is incredible, and a fraction of the cost and weight of that old portable spotlight we had years ago.
Maglite 3-Cell D Flashlight, Black
  • It is solid enough to be used as a weapon if needed.
  • Maglites are really the only flashlight I trust. You can drop them, you can smash them against something, you can probably run over them with a car
  • The traditional Maglite build quality has been maintained. I'll miss the old flashlight for nostalgia reasons, but this new light "outshines" the old one by a wide margin!
  • Got this for my house in case the power goes out. It's also a very heavy and heft flashlight - great if you are camping or outside alone and need some protection.
  • It is so well-made and sturdy. You could kill someone with this.
Output Modes
Single Output
Single Output
Body Design
Body Material/Finish
Lens/Window Material
Head Switch
Head Switch
Water Resistance
MAG-LED technology, Adjustable light beam, Powerful projecting beam
MAG-LED technology, Powerful projecting beam, Adjustable light beam
What customers say about "Features"
Maglite 2-Cell D Flashlight, Gray
  • The construction of the body is all aluminum. I have had no problems with the threads stripping out, or anything else on it.
  • There is also rubber seals in pretty much all of the joints, to seal, and keep the water out very well.
  • The head is adjustable, so you can adjust the beam, from pinpoint, to wide angle.
  • I have other maglite flashlights, that I have dropped in the water, and never had any problems with water getting in them. I would guess that these would be no different.
  • The rubber on the switch is pretty well made too. I have had no problems with it leaking, tearing, or coming off.
Maglite 3-Cell D Flashlight, Black
  • Nice metal construction and bright as you need. "Zoomable" beam by turning front bezel.
  • The adjustable beam is truly potent- now an LED bulb is used.
  • I've used Maglite flashlights for many years and love the durability and ability to focus the light beam as desired for the situation.
  • It is also possible to focus the beam by rotating the front bezel, which is a nice and useful feature.
  • Very bright light and strong aluminum body. It is a bit large and heavy however in order to hold the 3 D batteries, but this was exactly what I was looking for.
Max. Runtime
6.75 hour(s)
80 hour(s)
USB Rechargable
What customers say about "Power"
Maglite 2-Cell D Flashlight, Gray
  • The ST2P096, ST2D096, and STP036 LED flashlights all outshine traditional incandescent-bulb lights, and use less power (last longer).
  • I use these with rechargeable 10,000mah D cells and they perform fantastic
  • It uses 2 economical-D cell batteries which last a very long time in this flashlight and the flashlight uses the LED technology that is so robust.
  • If you are looking for a strong, durable, long lasting flashlight.....go with maglite, they have been around for many years.
  • If you want a 2D cell "standard" sized flashlight, you would be hard pressed to find better. I bought two, and will probably order more as gifts!
Maglite 3-Cell D Flashlight, Black
  • I got the 3 cell, blue flashlight, for my self. I have been using these flashlights for years, and I have never really had any real complaints with them
  • 3 D size batteries seems like a good match between size and capacity, but for sure this isn't a pocket model.
  • These 3 D-cell mag-lites have about 80hrs of life with a set of batteries compared to 6.75hrs with the 2 D-cell ones.
  • The 3 cell is barely larger and has wayyy more life
  • The 3-cell D flashlight is a great inside/outside flashlight, although using 3 D batteries does add some weight to it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
39.00 $
44.00 $

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