But even though smartphones, which are equipped with small flashlights, are in many people's hands Maglite sales have not been affected, according to Maglica.
"You don't want to be without the phone, so if you use it for 15-20 minutes, you can no longer use the telephone."
Maglica touted the Maglite flashlight, saying the company makes a model that will shine 450 hours on one set of batteries.
"So for an emergency, there is no better life that is out there in the market for one set of batteries," Maglica said.
The 89-year-old hasn't slowed down at all, often working six days a week. He said on "Varney & Co." that America is the only country where his dream could have come true.