Eveready 2D Flashlight, retail (see below) (www.eveready.com)
Manufactured by Eveready Battery Company (www.eveready.com)
Last updated 10-02-04

The Eveready 2D flashlight is an incandescent flashlight that uses two D cells and a PR2 incandescent bulb. This is a VERY common flashlight, and I think most viewers of this website have owned or used one of these over time.

It comes in a plastic body, has a slide on/off switch on the barrel, and its bulb and reflector are protected by a clear plastic window.

This particular unit was found in a dollar store in the eastern United States for $1 in May 2004; you may pay around $3 for one at a grocery or hardware store.

Batteries are not supplied, so you'll need to get two D cells to feed this flashlight first before you can use it.


To use this flashlight, feed it first (see below), and then you'll be ready to roll.

Slide the rectangular switch on the barrel forward (toward the head) to turn this flashlight on, and slide it backward (toward the tailcap) to turn this flashlight off.
Things just don't get much easier than this...well, not flashlights, anyway. ;-)

There is no momentary (signalling) mode on this flashlight, so please don't expect to find one.

To change the batteries in your flashlight, unscrew the head, dash it to the floor or ground (if outside), and stomp on it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead. ;-)

Tip the two used D cells out of the barrel, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Drop two new D cells in the barrel, flat side (-) negative first. A large spring at the bottom of the barrel will cushion them, so you don't need to be particularly careful when you load the batteries in. Just be sure you insert them in the right direction - flat side first - and you'll be alright.

Screw the head back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on it now? ;-)

Due to the way the flashlight is constructed, I cannot take a current measurement.

Because this is an incandescent flashlight, sooner or later you'll have to change the bulb. To do that, unscrew and remove the flashlight head. Turn it over. Pull that black plastic piece straight off (jiggle slightly if necessary). Remove the burned out bulb, and dispose of it. Insert a new PR2 bulb, glass first, into the opening. Place that plastic piece back on, and push it down until it won't go any farther. Screw the head of the flashlight back on the body, and there, you're finished.

Here's the battery discharge analysis of this flashlight.
Runs for approximately 20 minutes to 50% intensity, and 15 hours 20 minutes overall.
Radio Shack Enercell alkaline cells were used for this test.

This flashlight is reasonably durable, in that it withstood 10 whacks (5 on the barrel, and 5 on the head) against a steel rod. Very few flashlights are damaged or destroyed by this test, so maybe I ought to come up with something else. Love breaking flashlights, ya know.
It should do well in a toolbox or flashlight drawer, but *try* not to drop it.

This flashlight is splash-resistant, but it's not waterproof or submersible. So you'll want to steer clear of creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docks, puddles of dingo pee, snowbanks, ditches, sinks, tubs, toilets, etc. If it falls into water or water-like liquids, take the head off, remove the batteries, dump out the water if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a day or so to ensure it's completely dry when you reassemble it. If it fell into seawater, an unflushed urinator or john, or if something peed on it, douche the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your flashlight to smell like seaweed or urine when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or pee) can't be that good for the contacts.

The beam that comes from this flashlight is tight; it also has that sickly yellow color we've all come to know and love (cough, sputter, sound of a toilet flushing).
It's not a horrible, awful beam, but there are better.

The flashlight is made in the USA, if that means anything significant to you. It does matter to some people, that's why I said it.

Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 530cd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Test sample was sent by a website fan and was received on 05-19-04.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Eveready Battery Company
    PRODUCT TYPE: Handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Incandescent PR2
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow spot with dim corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on barrel
    BEZEL: Plastic; bulb and reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 2x D cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splash-resistant at best
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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