Product Comparison: Maglite XL100 vs Maglite XL200

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General Specifications
About the Product
A revolutionary breakthrough in flashlight technology. Designed for optimum light output, the new MAGLITE® XL100™ LED flashlight delivers user-friendly, performance oriented features (patented and patent pending) in a sleek, tactical design
Key Specs
Light Output
105 lumens
172 lumens
Beam Distance
583 ft.
452 ft.
Power Source
3 AAA Batteries
3 AAA Batteries
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Maglite XL100 LED Flashlight, Black
  • It's bright enough to blind a would be assailant.
  • It runs on three AAA batteries, obtainable almost anywhere in the world.
  • Overall, it's a very versatile, sturdy, powerful light that's well worth a look.
  • The light has a beautiful, streamlined design. It is bright (in my experience not as bright as the Nebo Redline Tactical for sale on Amazon) but it produces a whiter, and more symetrically round, light (ie when shone on a wall).
  • It is not truly focusable from spot to flood, except to the slightest degree. But the spot/flood pattern means that doesn't really matter much.
Maglite XL200 LED 3-Cell AAA Flashlight, Black
  • I'm a Maintenance tech and work indoors where only artificial light is available, I love the fact that the intensity of the light can be dimmed from the highest to the lowest range just by holding the flashlight horizontally holding with the on/off button pressed and twisting my hand.
  • I have owned many maglites over the years, from the small pocket ones, to the large tactical style lights. They have all been incredibly durable and performed very well.
  • Brightness. This is as bright as any flashlight that I have ever owned, save "million candle power models".
  • The light is really very good, and I enjoyed using it, but I'd expect a lifetime longer than one year.
  • The light worked for a week, then stopped. There is an issue somewhere between the switch on the tail of the flashlight body, the battery, or the LED itself.
Size & Weight
4.8 in.
4.8 in.
1 in.
1 in.
1 in.
1 in.
3.68 oz.
3.68 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Maglite XL100 LED Flashlight, Black
  • It feels nice and durable. the rubber for the button is of good quality. It is of a decent size, and changing of the batteries is very easy.
  • Overall, it is the same thing, looking at size, battery, etc, just the toggle switch feature makes it much easier to use.
  • The size and features would be great for a tactical light, it fits perfect in the hand and allows you to have strobe or lock out strobe so you don't accidentally strobe when it would be unsafe.
  • The beam is pretty remarkable for the size of the light and is plenty bright.
  • Great size, a little bigger than my hand so it can be used to jab
Maglite XL200 LED 3-Cell AAA Flashlight, Black
  • This is a nice size, very bright, and has features not found on a light in this price range.
  • The construction is typical maglite quality - very durable and sturdy, no loose parts.
  • This Maglite is very bright for its size and the multiple modes are really convenient for one handed operation. It is more expensive than other flashlights of the same size but has proven itself to be much more durable.
  • The size and functionality are better than I anticipated - for instance, I was dubious about the viability of the rotate to control brightness function.
  • So, for compact, rock solid feel and amazing brightness - this is a winner.
Output Modes
Normal Mode, Strobe Mode, Nite Lite Mode, Signal Mode, SOS Mode
High Mode, Strobe Mode, Nite Lite Mode, Signal Mode, SOS Mode
Body Design
Body Material/Finish
Lens/Window Material
Tail Switch
Tail Switch
Water Resistance
O-ring sealed for maximum water resistance, Anodized inside and out for improved corrosion resistance
Anodized inside and out for improved corrosion resistance, O-ring sealed for maximum water resistance
What customers say about "Features"
Maglite XL100 LED Flashlight, Black
  • It's sturdy enough to use as a small striking weapon.
  • It can be set to a very low light level and will burn (they claim) for 250 hours. I think it's true.
  • A nice little feature where after holding down the button, you can stand it up (on a table) candle-style and it will auto-dim down to a very low brightness.
  • The light also has a lock-out feature. By holding the flashlight vertical (light facing up), you can press and hold the button, rotate it 180 degrees (so its pointing down) then let go of the button.
  • The simple push button control at the back of the flashlight makes it easy to turn the light on and off.
Maglite XL200 LED 3-Cell AAA Flashlight, Black
  • This flashlight has every function that the XL100 does, plus the safety mode (which works exactly like the safety mode on the XL100 did).
  • It is pre-focused to maximum brightness. If you want to light a room more or less evenly, you can unscrew the cap, but otherwise you leave it on and leave it tight.
  • The dim and night light features are especially useful and have been the two most frequently used for me.
  • The functions invoked by clicking the button some number of times. A quick click turns the flashlight on. Push and hold, and you can adjust the brightness.
  • The on and off function is a button on the bottom of the flashlight. You cycle through each function based upon the number of times you depress the on and off button in quick succession.
Max. Runtime
209 hour(s)
218 hour(s)
USB Rechargable
What customers say about "Power"
Maglite XL100 LED Flashlight, Black
  • It uses standard AAA batteries so I can utilize my Eneloop rechargables and man, this thing puts out an incredible amount of light for it's size.
  • Then I got it. Just putting the batteries in I saw this thing was well-built.
  • This is useful when you carry it in your pocket and don't want it to turn on accidently and run the AAA batteries down.
  • It would be an great if it was designed to run on rechargeable batteries, at least it doesn't use 123s, and spare AAA are light..
  • This flashlight exceeds all of my requirements, and feels great. It's easy to turn on, exactly the right size, has great battery life, and is extremely powerful.
Maglite XL200 LED 3-Cell AAA Flashlight, Black
  • Batteries are also more prone to corrode in them, and I use the same exact batteries, Duracels, in all my flashlights.
  • I've had this flashlight for exactly one year and I've only changed out the batteries once since I bought it, with a good amount of use.
  • This comes with batteries and I guess the only complaint we have is that it comes in one of those awful plastic shells that makes it nearly impossible to get out the product easily.
  • Good light for the price...does lots of cool stuff and the awfully bright. But I had both of mine die from leaking batteries.
  • Not 'no-name' junk batteries, but brand-new Duracell and Energizer alkaline batteries that had been in the device for less than 5 months.
Warranty / Certifications
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