Coleman 1xAA Incandescent Flashlight, retail $ ()
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Coleman (
Last updated 02-15-10

The Coleman 1xAA Incandescent Flashlight is a single cell incandescent flashlight. It comes in a plastic body, and outputs a craptacular light () from a prefocused incandescent bulb.

I can't "diss" this flashlight too badly though; even though its light output is craptastic (low cd value and poopy beam), it comes in a plastic body that's considerably more durable than it looks.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Twist the bezel clockwise (as though tightening it) to turn it on.

Twist the bezel counterclockwise (as though loosening it) to turn it off.

Yes, that's all there is to it.

To change the battery in the Coleman 1xAA Incandescent Flashlight when it poops out, unscrew the bezel (head) until it comes off, gently place it on the ground, use your foot to push it to the doorway leading to the basement stairs, and kick it down those stairs so that the hungry, hungry piss ants will think it's something yummy for their insect tummies, find it unpalatable, and take it to the queen -- who just sniffs at it, goes potty on it, and instructs the worker ants to do the same...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the barrel into your hand, and dispose of or recycle the used AA cell that comes out.

Slide one new AA cell into the barrel, orienting it so that its flat-end (-) negative goes in first.

Screw the bezel back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that bezel down the stairs with all of those ants with full bladders now?

Because this is an incandescent flashlight, sooner or later the ampoule (bulb) will blow and require changing. Here's how to do it:

1: Unscrew & remove the bezel; set the barrel aside.
2: Unscrew & remove the black ring near the top of the bezel, and set the bottom portion of the bezel aside as well.
3: Remove the reflector assembly from the piece you should still be holding.
4: Unscrew the bulb assembly from the reflector itself, and set the reflector aside.
3: At this point, I believe you're supposed to unscrew the burned out ampoule (bulb), gently place it on the floor, and {spoken like Butt-Head} STHOMMMMP ON IT!!! Or just throw it in the garbage can if you're averse to breaking things. However, I was not able to remove the bulb at this point (it appears "stuck"), so my assistance in this matter ends here.

Reverse the above steps to reassemble the flashlight in the correct manner.

Light bulbs are not yet recyclable; that's why I did not offer that option.

The Coleman 1xAA Incandescent Flashlight appears to be somewhat brittle, but Coleman is sometimes known for making products that appear somewhat delicate but are in fact I gave it "The Smack Test" - (I beat the living tweedle out of it - 10 whacks against the concrete floor of a porch {5 whacks each against the sides of the tailcap and bezel}) and found no damage whatsoever!!! No electrical or significant optical malfunctions were detected. I expected to (at minimum) see some scuffing, but no damage whatsoever was found.

The primary purpose of this 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 helpless (or hapless) flashlight strikes the concrete.

The Coleman 1xAA Incandescent Flashlight is weather-resistant but I do not (for one second) believe that it is submersible at all.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 5.450 cd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent bub 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 given to me by my stepmother on 02-08-10 in trade for a better LED-based flashlight.

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.

Test unit flickers badly, and has this somewhat pronounced urinous yellow glow that I'm just not used to seeing out of a modern-day flashlight. The split ring also became broken during testing (I believe I was simply attempting to relamp the flashlight).

UPDATE: 02-15-10
I have disposed of this truly "crapacular" product; therefore, the dreadful "" now appears appended to its listings on this websitre -- indicating that I no longer have it available for comparisons or additional analyses.

More durable than it appears
Uses batteries that are common and relatively inexpen$ive

Craptactular beam
Bulb it uses may be difficult to locate
Flickers & dims quite readily

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Coleman
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small incandescent flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Incandescent prefocused bulb (similar in size to a # 222)
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/ rings & blotches
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist bezel on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; bulb & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 1x AA cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER-RESISTANT: Light splash-resistant at minimum
    SUBMERSIBLE: Unknown; but probably a rather emphatic "NO WAY HOZAY!!! "
    ACCESSORIES: Medium split ring, possibly an AA cell
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


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