Snake Kight, retail $TBA (appears to now be obsolete)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Black & Decker (
Last updated 06-15-11

This is the venerable old Black & Decker Pecker mean, Black & Decker SNAKE LIGHT that was being advertised on US television some number of years ago.

It is a 3-C cell incandescent flashlight with a bit of a trick up its has a very long, flexible "neck" so you can get it into all kinds of places that an ordinary flashlight will not fit.

It also features something that very few other incandescent flashlights offer: two brightness settings!
Both are easily accessible from the single slide switch on the lower portion of the barrel.
In addition to that, it features a blink setting, also easily accessible from the same slide switch.

If you just need a regular flashlight, the Snake Light can do that too!

Product has been banging around in the garage for a number of years now, that's why it does not look brand spanken new in the above photograph!!!

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Snake Light, install a trio of C cells in it first (see directly below), and *THEN* you can go fix that car motor in the dark.

On the lower part of the barrrel (the stiff part that does not bend), you'll see a yellow slide switch. Slide this forward until it clicks once to cause the Snake Light to flash at a rate of ~1.50Hz (three flashes every two seconds).

Slide this switch upward one more "click" to turn the light on in steady mode at "low" intensity.

Slide this switch upward one more "click" to turn the light on in steady mode at "high" intensity.

Finally, slide the switch all the way backward (toward the tailcap) all the way until it stops moving to deactivate the Snake Light.

You may bend the long "neck" pretty much any way you want -- you can even "pose" it like a cobra about to strike to allow the product to be placed on the floor and used totally hands-free.

If you just need a regular flashlight for some reason or other, the Snake Light can "lose" its snake-like "neck" and do just that for you.
Just behind the bezel/reflector assembly and at the upper end of the rigid barrel, you'll see a pair of ribbed rectangular "tabs" (one on the opposite side of the other). Press these in quite firmly to disengage the "snake" portion, and place it somewhere where you won't lose it.

Orient the reflector assembly so that the two metal prongs in the end of one piece line up with the two slots in the end of the other, and press the two parts firmly together until they "snap". If the pieces won't mate, rotate one of them 180° and try again -- they're polarised so that they'll only fit one way.

To reverse this and turn your light back into a Snake Light, simply reverse the steps shown above -- that is, disengage the reflector ass'y from the barrel and reattach both ends of the "snake" portion where they came from.

Because the bulb socket is polarised, you can use an LED retrofit bulb if you wish.
Nipple-end is (+) positive; outer shell is (-) negative.

The Snake Light feeds from three C cells. To get to them for changing, rotate the yellow tailcap counterclockwise as though loosening it) approximately ¼ turn, and pull it straight off. Roll it across the garage floor down the driveway and into the street so that the dust lorry (garbage truck) that just so happens to be going by at that very moment runs over & flattens it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, tip the three used C cells out of the barrel and into your hand, and recycle or dispose of them as you see fit.

Slide three new C cells into the barrel, orienting them so that their nipple-ends (+) positives go in first.

Place the tailcap back on, and (while gently pressing in on it) rotate it until it "drops" a bit. Then give it ¼ of a turn clockwise (as though tightening it) until it stops, and you're done.
Aren't you glad you didn't roll that tailcap out into the street so that a garbage truck can run over it now?

Since this is an incandescent light, better tell you how to change the damn bulb when it blows at some inopportune moment...

Turn the yellow bezel ring (this consists of the bezel ring itself, the reflector, and the end-window {or "lens" if you prefer, even though it does not focus or modify the light in any manner}) counterclockwise approx. 1/10th of a turn, and then lift it straight off. Set it aside.

In the center of the part you're still holding, you'll see a little light bulb. Pull it straight out and get rid of that sucker (light bulbs are not yet recyclable, which is why I don't offer that option).

Place a new KPR10 incandescent flashlight bub in the socket. Yes, just gently push it straight down without turning.

Place that yellow bezel ring/reflector/lens assembly back over the end, aligning it so that those two little plastic tits on it go into the slots for them on the Snake Light's body, and once it's down flush with the rest of the bulb housing, give it a ~1/10th twist clockwise (as though screwing it in) until it stops.

This product is not mine, so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against a concrete porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats piddle (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a small or medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight that I really own might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that I own and can therefore thrash.

In fact, those photographs plus spectrographic and beam cross-sectional analyses below may very well be "it".

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 103.10cd (low) and 304cd (high) on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the bulb in this flashlight (low mode).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the bulb in this flashlight (high mode).

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 found in our garage on the weekend of July 09 and 10 2011 while preparing for a garage sale.

Since it isn't mine, that dreadful "" icon will be used at once, denoting the fact that I no longer have it available for future analyses or comparisons.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Black & Decker
    PRODUCT TYPE: Flexible neck flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: XPR10 flange base incandescent blub
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch blink, low, high on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; bulb & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x C cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistant at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: Unknown
    SIZE: 83.0cm L x 8.70cm D (reflector ass'y) x 3.0cm D ("snake")
    WEIGHT: Not equipped to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown


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

Snake Light *

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