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1xLaser 8xLED Flashlight (2), retail $TBA
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 09-09-10

This is a nifty little flashlight that turned up in my "Lasers" box on 09-06-10 (or "06 Sep 2010" if you prefer) while I was looking for something else that required spectroscopy.

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 pewter-tone aluminum body, it has 8 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.

This one is a bit different in that it shows the FDA accession number (for the laser) on the laser warning sticker on the product itself: 0310974; it's serialised too -- its serial number is 2006108

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this neat multipurpose flashlight, feed it the included AAA cells 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 (+) sign embossed into the plastic on on one end of the carriage goes in first.

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 152.60mA (LEDs) and 24.30mA (laser) on my DMM's 400mA scale.
This equates to 19.075mA per LED.

Because this product contains a laser, "The Thrash Test" will not be performed. I almost never perform this particular test on lasers or products which lase.

(You may be asking: What in the name of Davy Jones' locker is "The Thrash Test" anyway?!?
It is functionally identical to "The Smack Test"; it just has a more dramatic sounding name)

Although there is an O-ring on the tailcap where it fastens to the barrel, it failed "The Suction Test" slightly but noticeably; so "The Toliet Test" is also a no-no in this instance. Water, milk, diet Pepsi, coffee, uranation, root beer, or other liquids could get inside through the bezel and probably around the switch as well. 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, toilet 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 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 "ready-to-use" disposable enema at it (and hit it with the douche or the enema), if it fell into a root beer float, if somebody dumped vinegar all over it, or if somebody or something got "pyst off" at it and subsequently "pist" on it, douche all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your flashlight to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, salad dressing, or uranation when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, douches, enemas, or pee-pee), lactic acid (from milk or yogurt), acetic acid (from vinegar), or sugar (from root beer and vanilla ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

Beam photograph (LEDs) on the test target at 12".
Measures 134,200mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Beam photograph (laser) on the test target at 12".
Measures 5.26380mW on a Sper Scientific Pocket Laser Power Meter # 840011.

Those artifacts (the "X"-shaped image around the main beam and the dimmer region around the spot) really do exist; I checked the flashlight's window (lens) for contaminants that mighty cause them, and found none.

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

Again, those artifacts (the "X"-shaped image around the main beam) really exist.

Those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piņata" posters, and that clock on the right that looks like a gigantic wristwatch is my Infinity Optics Clock.
You may also be able to see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles & Patrick Star) and a Digimon plush (Greymon).
And those orangish-red spots below and to the left are from my Metrologic ML-868 Neon Laser and may safely be ignored.

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 band narrowed to a range between 645nm and 665nm to pinpoint wavelength; which appears to be 665.80nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (LEDs).

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 is a total mystery -- it turned up on 09-06-10 (or "06 Sep 2010" if you prefer) while I was looking for something else that required spectroscopy.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Nifty 2 in 1 product
Uses LEDs instead of a hot, breakage-prone incandescent lamp
Uses batteries that are common and relatively inexpen$ive

Not completely water-resistant
Laser power is slightly higher than the Class IIIa labelling indicates
Laser beam has an unusually high amount of artifacts (little evil things) in it

    PRODUCT TYPE: LED flashlight/diode laser combo
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LEDs; red-emitting laser diode
    No. OF LAMPS: 9 (8x LEDs, 1x laser)
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/soft fall-off to corona (LEDs); very narrow spot (laser)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on barrel
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs & laser protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 152.60mA (LEDs), 24.30mA (laser)
    WATER- AND PIDDLE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Small lanyard
    SIZE: 108.50mm L x 30mm D at widest part
    WEIGHT: Unable to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown


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