3xLED Flashlight (3), retail $1.00
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 03-09-11

This is a plastic 3-LED flashlight that was purchased at a dollar store in the eastern United States (the state of Pennsylvania to be specific) in early-2011.

It features 3 wide-angle white LEDs, feeds from three AAA cells held in a "side-by-side" carriage in the flashlight's barrel to keep the length down, and has a rubber covered pushbutton on the barrel to turn its LEDs on and off.

It comes in a plastic body, colored a rather bizarre shade of metallic green.


Press the rubber button on the barrel until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on, and press it the same way again to turn the flashlight off.

There is no momentary or "signalling" mode available when the flashlight is off; however you can blink the flashlight when it is on by partially depressing this button. If'n you don't mind the "backward" feeling of this, you can blink the flashlight this way.

To change the batteries in your flashlight, unscrew and remove the tailcap, dash it to the ground, and stomp on it with spiked golf shoes...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 cells if they are present in this carriage.

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

Once the carriage is full, insert it into the flashlight's barrel, aiming it so the (+) embossed into one end goes in first. Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

This does not appear to be an excceptionally sturdy or durable flashlight, but I believe the price is right. Can't go wrong there. You need not be ashamed to admit you own or use one, or even let other people see it when you whip it out.

The flashlight appears to be surprisingly water resistant. There is an O-ring between the tailcap and body, but I am not able to test the tailcap for watertightness due to the way it was constructed -- though the front of the flashlight is waterproof and even submersible to shallow depths at minimum.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 222,000mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs 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 of this (plus a bunch of other products) was sent by a website fan on the US east coast, and was received at 4:09pm PST on 02-28-11 (or "28 Feb 2011" or even "Feb 28, Twenty Double Sticks" if you prefer).

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Decent intensity for a 3-banger

Made of a cheap-feeling plastic
Not too water-resistant and *DEFINITELY NOT* submersible
Uses a battery carriage -- one more thing to become broken or lost

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Wide-angle white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Medium flood with pronounced central hotspot
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on tailcap
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by thin plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x AAA cells
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SIZE: 130.00mm L x 41.00mm D


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