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Super LED & Laser, retail $4.99 (Spirit Needle* HALLOWEEN**)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Spencer's Gifts (
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Last updated 03-21-11

This is a nifty little flashlight that I found at Spirit Halloween. I bought it because the price was right, and it has both white LEDs and a red laser module in it. Both functions are easily accessible with a single pushbutton.

It comes in a handsome black aluminum body, it has 5 white LEDs and a red diode laser in its business-end, and feeds from three AAA cells that are held in a side-by-side carriage in the barrel.

* There's a Digimon episode called "Spirit Needle", from season 2.
Here, let's prove that with this screen dump:

** I was not able to find this product on the Spirit Halloween website, so this URL simply leads to their front door.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this neat multipurpose flashlight, feed it first (see directly below), and then you can go paint the town red. Or white.

Press the button on the barrel until it clicks and then release it to turn the white LEDs on.
Press the button on the barrel until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight all the way off.
Press the button on the barrel until it clicks and then release it to turn the diode laser on.
Press the button on the barrel until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight all the way off.

Just like it reads on the back of many shampoo (or shampee) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, the cycle starts over with the next press of the button.

To change the batteries, unscrew and remove the tailcap,gently place it on the ground, and kick it in the garden so the praying mantids will think it's something yummy to eat and subsequently strike at it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the black plastic battery carriage out of the barrel and into your hand. If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the used AAA cells from it.

Insert three new AAA cells into the carriage, orienting each cell so its flat end (-) negative faces the spring for it in each chamber.

Slide the now-full battery carriage into the flashlight barrel, orienting it so the arrow (on a white & red sticker) on the side of the battery carriage points toward the flashlight head.

Finally, screw the tailcap back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that tailcap into the garden with all those hungry, hungry praying mantids now?

Here is what a praying mantis looks like.
I found this guy on the morning of 09-08-06 clinging to the basket of my scooter.

Current usage measures 127.0mA (LEDs), and 22.80mA (laser diode) on my DMM's 400mA scale.
This equates to 25.40mA per LED.

Because this product contains a laser, the thrash test will not be performed. I never perform this particular test on lasers or products which lase.

Although there is an O-ring on the tailcap where it fastens to the barrel, it failed "The Suction Test" rather miserably; so water, milk, diet Pepsi, coffee, urine, root beer, or other liquids could get inside through the bezel and more so around the switch. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of Norway rat pee, glasses of milk, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, root beer floats, toliet bowls, cisterns, sinks, cups of coffee, fishtanks, dog water dishes, old yucky wet mops, wall-mounted porcelain urinators, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. A little rain or snow probably wouldn't hurt it though, so you need not be too concerned about using it in lightly to at most moderately bad weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, dump out the water if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you reassemble and use it again.

If it fell into seawater, got thrown into a glass of milk, got nocked into a cup of yogurt, if somebody squirted a Massengill brand post-menstrual disposable douche or a Fleet brand disposable enema at it (and hit it with the douche or the enema), or if somebody or something got "pyst off" at it and subsequently "pist" on it, rinse all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your Super LED & Laser unit to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or uranation), lactic acid (from moo juice), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

The unit appears to have been constructed hastily and somewhat improperly; the entire bezel (head) assembly feels loose, and the product quits functioning at the drop of a hat. Any hat.
Gently (and slightly) turning the bezel one way or the other (but clockwise is preferable) restores operation, however, it is very finicky. For this reason (primarily so anyway), it is not going to receive a very high rating on this website - in fact, it'll probably end up going in "The Toylet Bowl" section of this website, denoting products that are exceptionally "craptastic".

Actually, additional testing has revealed that if the bezel assembly is screwed down *FIRMLY*, proper operation appears to be maintained - though one should never have to do that to a "new-in-the-package" flashlight to begin with.

Beam photograph (LEDs) on the test target at 12".
Measures 49,800mcd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.

Beam photograph (laser) on the test target at 12".
Measures 4.01380mW on a laser power meter.

Beam photograph (laser) on a wall at ~10 feet.

Those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piñata" posters, that clock on the right that looks like a gigantic wristwatch is my Infinity Optics Clock, and that sign that's so colorful and gay
* to the right of that clock (you can see the left edge of it) is my LED ''SIGNS'' Sign.
You may also be able to see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles & Patrick Star) and a Digimon plush (Greymon)

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the laser in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the laser in this flashlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 645nm and 665nm to pinpoint wavelength.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (flashlight).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (laser, X-axis).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (laser, Y-axis).

Images made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was purchased at a Spirit Halloween in Federal Way WA. USA on 10-06-09.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

Laser labelling is not correct; the label indicates that this is a CDRH Class II laser product - emitting less than 1mW, but I measured it at 4.01380mW which makes it a CDRH Class IIIa laser product.

* Gay = bright & lively, ***NOT*** homosexual.

UPDATE: 03-21-11
While setting up the equipment for performing beam cross-sectional analyses of its laser, I noticed that one of the five white LEDs is now out.

Nifty 2-in-1 product (that's why it has ½ star and not the dreadful "Piss On It!" rating)

Quits functioning with little provocation
Not very water-resistant and for heaven sakes NOT submersible
Product is improperly labelled for laser power output

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown/not stated
    PRODUCT TYPE: 2-in-1 flashlight/laser pointer
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LEDs, red diode laser
    No. OF LAMPS: 6 (5 LEDs, 1 laser)
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dimmer corona (LEDs), very narrow spot (laser)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs & laser protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 127.0mA (LEDs), and 22.80mA (laser diode)
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Small lanyard
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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