Nightsight 2AA, retail $TBA (appears to now be obsolete)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Coleman (
Last updated 07-23-11

The Coleman Nightsight is a small flashlight in a plastic body. It feeds from a pair of AA cells. It isn't superior, but it will get the job done if nothing more robust is handy at the moment.

It has a krypton-filled incandescent ampoule (bulb) near the bottom of a mirror-smooth reflector, and (as I just said) feeds from two AA cells.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use your brand spanking new (or dirty old) Nightsight Flashlight, feed it the two included AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can ***NOT*** go set fire to the side of the Bemis Industries building just south of downtown Seattle WA. USA. (this factory makes toliet seats)

Slide the red slide switch on the barrel forward (toward the "business end") to turn the flashlight on.

Slide the red slide switch on the barrel back toward you (away from the "business end") to turn the flashlight back off.

To change the batteries in the Nightsight Flashlight when they poop out, unscrew the bezel (head) until it comes off, walk over to the kitchen dustbin (garbage can), drop the bezel in, take the bin liner (garbage bag) to the outside wheelie bin (wheeled garbage can), drop it in that one, and wait for garbage day so that the dustman (garbage man) dumps the wheelie bin into his dust lorry (garbage truck) and drives off...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 two used AA cells that come out.

Slide two new AA cells into the barrel, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives go in first.

Screw the bezel back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't throw that bezel into the kitchen dustbin (wastepaperbasket) 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 thing on the underside of the reflector, and set that aside as well.
3: Tip the burned out ampoule (bulb) out of the reflector, 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.
4: Insert a new KPR2 incandescent ampoule (bulb) into the underside of the reflector assembly; glass-end first.
5: Screw that black thing back on, and screw the bezel back onto the barrel.

Ampoules (light bulbs) are not yet recyclable; that's why I did not offer that option.

The Nightsight Flashlight has an all-plastic construction that has a somewhat brittle feel, so I will not perform "The Smack Test" on it. As this product does not belong to me, this test would not have been performed regardles of what the casing was made from.

I did administer "The Suction Test" however as it is a totally nondestructive analysis: it passed this test quite handily; retaining a good partial vacuum even when the switch was actuated a number of times! So yes, the Nightsight Flashlight is weather-resistant and even submersible to shallow depths, so you need not be concerned about using it in nasty weather; and if it falls next to the mailbox and the dog piddles on it, just take the hose to it or douche it off under the faucet...good as new!!!

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 374cd (in the "hottest" part of the beam!) on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent blub in this flashlight.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test unit was left at my place on the table on 07-20-11 (or "20 Jul 2011" or even "Jul 21, twenty double sticks" if you prefer) most likely because it required new batteries (it belonged to my late father). I fed it new batteries and it immediately sprang to life.

Since it does not belong to me however, that dreadful "" icon will be appended to its listings on this website, denoting the fact that I no longer have it at my disposal for future analyses or comparisons.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Coleman
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small incandescent flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: KPR2 PR-base incandescent bulb
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Torus-shaped medium spot woth outer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; bulb & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: None (that I'm aware of)
    SIZE: 148mm L x 36mm D
    WEIGHT: Unable to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown


    Product is obsolete, so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.


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