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Maglite (also known as MAGLITE, MAG-LITE) is a brand of tactical flashlights created by Mag Instrument, Inc. of Ontario, California (founded by Anthony Maglica), and was first introduced in 1979. The Maglite was an improvement over the Kel-Lite, after which the Maglite was patterned, featuring a variable-focus beam and a waterproof pushbutton switch. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... Image File history File links Flashlight. ... Image File history File links Flashlight. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For the Parliament song, see Flash Light (song). ... Anthony Maglica (New York, 1930- ) is the owner of Mag Instrument, makers of the Maglite, a powerful and durable flashlight. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Kel-Lite was the first of what have become known as tactical flashlights.

Constructed principally of anodized 6061 aluminum, an aluminum alloy sometimes referred to as aircraft aluminum, the flashlights are renowned for their durability and continuence of manufacturing exclusively in the USA. The durability trait has long been a major selling point of Maglite advertising. One Maglite commercial features a tractor-trailer truck driving over a black D-cell Maglite, followed by the driver stepping out and discovering the Maglite still functioning. These inexpensive decorative carabiners have an anodized aluminium surface that has been dyed and are made in many colors. ... 6061 is an aluminum alloy, with magnesium and silicon as the alloying elements. 

Today, the Maglite family of flashlights has a large set of accessories, ranging from belt holsters, vehicle clamps, and auxiliary colored and glass lenses, to attachable fiber optics extensions and a bewildering array of higher-powered incandescent bulbs and LED modules. The accessories are developed and marketed both by Mag Instrument, Inc. and by numerous third-party venders.