Unknown CR2 Flashlight, retail $TBA
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 11-12-09

* I know I have this light on my website *SOMEWHERE*, but darned if I can find it...so it gets a new web page.

The Unknown CR2 Flashlight has a 3 watt Luxeon white LED at the bottom of a slightly stippled (texturised) metal reflector (protected by a mineral glass window), and feeds from a single disposable CR2 or rechargeable RCR2 cell in its aluminum barrel.

* With the assistance of a Candlepower Forums member, I have in fact determined that this flashlight is the Orb Raw; and because it is intended to use a rechargeable RCR2 cell and not a CR2 primary (disposable) cell, the 4-Star rating I gave it will go up.


Turn the bezel (head) clockwise (as if tightening it) to turn it on.
Turn the bezel counterclockwise (as if loosening it) to turn it off.

Yes, it really IS that easy.

To change the battery when necessary, unscrew and remove the bezel, dash it to the floor, look at it all funny, cock your head like a puppy that doesn't understand what it had just been told, and kick it into the closet...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the used CR2 cell out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of, recycle, or recharge it as you see fit.

Insert a new CR2 cell, flat-end (-) negative first into the barrel.

Screw the bezel back on, and unscrew it slightly when your Unknown CR2 springs to life.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that bezel into the closet with all those boxes, overstuffed plastic bags, busted "vaccuummnnes", and piles of dirty wash now?

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

The Unknown CR2 Flashlight appears to be durable, and it is. I performed "The Smack Test" on it...after beating the living tweedle {to borrow a phrase from Ciscoe Morris} out of it (ten whacks against the concrete floor of a porch; five whacks against the side of the tailcap and five whacks against the side of the bezel), only some gouging to the bare Metalgeogreymon - er - the bare Metalkumamon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalbeelzemon...nope, still trying...the bare Metalvenommyotismon...er...uh...wait a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!) on the sides of the bezel and tailcap where impact occurred was found. No optical or electrical damage was detected.

The primary purpose of "The Smack Test" is not necessarily to see if the exterior of the flashlight would be damaged; it's more about the internal components which would be subject to a high shock load ("G force") every time the poor, innocent, defenseless flashlight strikes the concrete.

The Unknown CR2 is only very slightly water-resistant, but is definitely ***NOT*** submersible. When I had it apart to do the battery change, I did not see an O-ring between the case halves. So water, milk, diet Pepsi, coffee, urine, root beer, or other liquids could get inside around the bezel & barrel interface. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of Siamese cat pee (What? No litterbox?), 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 uranators, 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 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, if it fell in a root beer float, if it fell into a bowl of "soft-serv" ice cream, 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), if it fell into your car's radiator while the radiator cap was off, or if somebody or something got "pist off" at it and subsequently "pyst" on it, rinse the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your Unknown CR2 Flashlight to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten pee 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 Unknown CR2 can be stood up on its tail to function as an electronic candle; beaming its white goodness on the ceiling and illuminating a room that way. Assuming of course, your ceiling is painted white or in a light color.

The light output by the Unknown CR2 is a pure white, with no red, pink, yellow, blue, purple, or "rotten octopus urine green" tint to it.
Not in the hotspot, not in the corona either.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".

Measures 340,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10'.

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 is my LED ''SIGNS'' Sign. You should also be able to rather easily see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles & Patrick Star) and a Digimon plush (Greymon)

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was found while I was looking for another product requiring spectroscopy on the afternoon of 11-09-09.

I strongly suspect that this product was made in the United States. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

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

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Durable casing
Decent intensity for its size

Not all that water-resistant (there goes the last ½ a star)

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small keychain flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White 3 watt Luxeon LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium flood with dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist bezel on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by glass UCL window
    BATTERY: 1xCR2 cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: "Lobster claw" clasp on swivel
    SIZE: 2.15"L, <0.75" D
    WEIGHT: ~1.2oz) (Including battery and key ring)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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