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Energizer Arc White, retail TBA (http://www.eveready.com)
Manufactured by Eveready Battery Co. (http://www.eveready.com)
Last updated: 11-20-12

Energizer Arc Whit

The Arc White is a compact combination LED & fluorescent flashlight. Using 4 "AA" batteries, you can light things up at a distance with its powerful LED, or light up your campsite with the bright white fluorescent lamp. All of this power is packed in a small, easy-to-hold package that fits just about anywhere.

Size reference

Install the included Energizer batteries (see below) and start using it right away.
To turn the LED torch on, slide the switch forward. To use the slim (but bright) fluorescent, slide the switch back towards you. Placing the switch in the center position turns the unit off.

The flashlight's head is slightly tipped downward (it has a natural, douche-like shape ); this gives the light a comfortable, natural feel to it. A rubber grip on the body of the light helps keep it from slipping out of your hand.

When using the fluorescent lamp, be aware that it behaves a little differently from what you're used to. It will start out fairly dim, and warm up dramatically over the next 20 or 30 seconds. If for some reason the light is briefly shut off and then turned back on after it's been in use for a bit, the tube will come up at near full brilliance with no warmup time. If the weather is exceptionally cold, the warmup time may be a little longer.

Before you can use the Arc White, you'll need to feed it. To do this, locate and remove the battery door on the heel of the light by pressing in slightly while sliding it in the direction shown by the arrows. Once the door slides about half an inch, it will just lift right off.
Insert 4 "AA" cells with the polarity as shown on the outside of the flashlight, and slide the door back on until it snaps closed.

Battery life has not yet been measured. Current reports suggest the CCFT fluorescent tube can run for 6-8 hours on a set of batteries; no figures are yet available for the LED.

Current usage measures 54mA (LED) and 272mA (CCFT) on my DMM's 4A scale.

This flashlight uses what's called a CCFT; this stands for Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube. This is the same kind of light source they use to backlight the screens in laptop computers and small TV sets. Unlike regular fluorescent flashlights, the tube in the Arc White cannot be changed. This is because it has a much longer life than any of the conventional hot cathode tubes that other flashlights use. The reason you have to chage the tubes in other lights so often is that when the battery starts to run down, the tube starts doing strange and scary things which greatly shorten its lifetime. Filaments start to sputter, tube ends blacken, and before long you're out a $4 tube.

This won't happen with the Arc White, because the cold cathode tube design isn't hurt nearly as much by weak batteries, so the tube should last for many, many years even with frequent use. This is why the tube isn't designed to be changed - you probably won't have to for as long as you own the flashlight.
Since I do not have the original packaging, I did not get a chance to read any warranty or figures regarding tube life, but Eveready generally stands behind their products so I'd imagine the light comes with an impressive warranty.

The Arc White does not appear to be water resistant, so care should be taken when used in exceptionally foul weather or around water.
Since the fluorescent portion uses a high voltage inverter, a dunking will most likely kill this if it is on or if it is turned on when wet; however the LED should still function and get you back to your home or campsite.

If the Arc White should become wet, dry it out very thoroughly before attempting to use the fluorescent tube!!
Remove the battery door & batteries, shake it out well, and set the flashlight in a warm place like on top of a computer monitor for at least several days.

Should it fall in sea water or of somebody or something became "pist" off at it and subsequently "pyst" on it , thoroughly flush it with fresh water (immerse it!) as soon as possible and dry as described above. In most cases, this should save the flashlight.

LED flashlight portion on the test target at ~15".
Photograph was deliberately left uncropped to show the beam details.
Measures 55,200mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

CCFT fluorescent area light from ~12"

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the CCFT in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the CCFT in this flashlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 175nm and 379nm to show UV spectral features.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight; newest spectrometer software settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight;; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 458.997nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the CCFT in this flashlight; newest spectrometer software settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the CCFT in this flashlight (newest spectrometer software settings used); spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 175nm and 379nm to show UV spectral features.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis of the LEDw.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis of the CCFT.

You will note that the spot at left-center that queered the second test is a defect in the instrument's CCD imager that I cannot compensate for.
The Arc White's CCFT itself produces a very smooth beam with no "glitches" in it whatsoever.

Images made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was found on the morning of 10-19-11 (or "19 Oct. 2011" or even "Oct 19, Twenty Double Sticks" if you prefer.)
I believe that it was sent by a website fan sometime between 2005 and 2007; if this was you, please pipe up so I can properly thank you for it.

UPDATE: 11-20-12
Performed four additional spectrographic analyses using the newest (03-25-12) spectrometer software settings.

Extremely bright for its size
Compact and easy to use shape
Readily available batteries.

Has a very slight "chintzy" feel to it; however this is a subjective opinion (I may have very well been spoiled by high-end lights!)

Glass bulbs & tubes are notoriously fragile
Light is NOT water resistant; water and high voltage (300-500 volts) do not mix, so dry it out THOROUGHLY if dropped in water.

    MANUFACTURER: Eveready
    PRODUCT TYPE: Handheld flashlight, area lantern
    LAMP TYPE: CCFT (Fluorescent), white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    BEAM TYPE: Moderately defined spot (LED), ~270° flood (fluoro)
    SWITCH TYPE: 3-position slide action
    BEZEL: Reflector with clear window
    BATTERY: 4 "AA" cells
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Unknown (possibly 4x AA cells)
    SIZE: 153mm L x 27.50mm W 83mm D
    WEIGHT: 190.80g (6.730 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown, but presumably 1+ years.


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