Maglite ML300LX 3D flashlight review

Cree XM-L2 LED
746 lm output
40596 cd intensity
3 x D cell batteries

The Maglite ML300LX 3D flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XM-L2 LED, SMO reflector and 3 x D cell batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 746 lm output, 40596 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 403 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Maglite ML300LX 3D specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Maglite ML300LX 3D / ML300LX3D

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 3 modes of lighting. This flashlight does not have memory function.

Maglite ML300LX 3D specifications

NameML300LX 3D
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1452 user votes.

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Maglite ML300LX 3D / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Length298.5 mm
Body diameter38.1 mm
Head diameter57 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the ML300LX 3D has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. Factors can influence the color choice of the flashlight body. These include intended use, environment, personal style, and requirements.

Maglite ML300LX 3D / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XM-L2 LED
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. It does this into a defined beam pattern. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux746 lm
Intensity40596 cd
Throw403 m
CD/LM factor54.42

With 746 lm, the ML300LX 3D flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The ML300LX 3D flashlight has 40596 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

Features, battery, protections

Battery3 x D cell batteries
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno

The ML300LX 3D flashlight's power source is 3 x D cell batteries. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The ML300LX 3D cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. Use a protected battery. This flashlight lacks low voltage protection (LVP). This light does not have temperature control feature.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the ML300LX 3D flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Maglite flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.


  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • side switch
  • super bright
  • multiple modes


  • moderated performance
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic


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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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