Swivel Flashlight, retail $1.00
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Greenbrier Int'l
Last updated 09-09-12

This is a rather unusual looking flashlight, as flashlights go.

It comes in a yellow & black plastic body, and has a black plastic bezel.

It has an unknown-type incandescent lamp near the bottom of a slightly texturised (prismatic) reflector, and feeds its unknown-type bulb with a pair of AA cells that you furnish yourself.

Its most notable feature is that the head can be rotated (in the X-axis; horizontally) a full 360° and swivelled (in the Y-axis; vertically) with a range of approx. 53°.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Feed the Swivel Flashlight first (see directly below) and then you can go and
NOT set fire to the side of the Bemis Industries building in south Seattle WA. USA.*

Slide the large yellow slide switch toward the front of the prouct to turn it on; slide it toward the tailcap to neutralise it (turn it off).

To change the batteries in your Swivel Flashlight, turn it upside-down so that the yellow battery door is visible at the end of the barrel. Slide the battery door off in the direction indicated by the arrow embossed into it, take it to a bridge over deep water (the Golden Gate Bridge would be ideal; however, the Juneau-Douglas Bridge would also suffice here), and throw it over the side so that it goes "glub glub glub" all the way to the bottom of Gastineau Channel with all of the bowling balls that were lobbed over that bridge in the 1950s and 1960s...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Dump the used AA cells out of the barrel and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the barrel, orienting them so that the one closest to the side that the battery door slid off goes in nipple-end (+) positive first and the other one goes in flat-end (-) negative first, and slide the battery door back on.

They will fit & work if the polarity is reversed; though you may have some difficulty in fitting the battery door.

Aren't you glad that you didn't huck that battery door over the side of the Juneau-Douglas Bridge now?

This is what the Jueau-Douglas Bridge looks like...or what it lookED like anyway before it was replaced in 1976.

And this is what the bridge looks like now.

Current usage measures 247.10mA on my DMM's 400mA scale.

Although this is an incandescent flashlight that will need to be relamped from time to time, I cannot figure out what type of ampoule (bombilla, bulb, etc.) it uses, and cannot figure out how to nondestructively remove the one that's in there.

This flashlight comes in a somewhat flimsy plastic body, not a sturdier plastic or a metal body; it is also not waterproof. So I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a carport in effort to try and expose the bare Metalmarineangemon - er - the bare Metaltrailmon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalsusanoomon...er...uh...wait a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!) (But wait! Where's the bare metal anyway?!?), let my mother's big dog's ghost, her kitties, my kitty or my sister's kitty cat piddle (uranate) on it, hose it down with my mother's gun, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (now I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata 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 cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. Therefore, this section of the laser's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight in a sturdier plastic or a metal body.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 143.70cd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~8 feet.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent bulb 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 was sent to me by D.K. from Philadelphia PA. USA on and was received on 08-31-12.

* Bemis Industries is the world's largest toliet seat factory.
This flashlight isn't very bright; you would not be able to set anything ablaze with it unless you exposed the ampoule (bombilla; bulb), busted it, set the flashlight in a puddle of gasoline so that the bulb's filament contacts the liquid, and then turned the flashlight on.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

The price is right (O WAIT!!! Isn't that a TV game show?)
Nice concept (an anglehead light that swivels & rotates)
Uses batteries that are common & relatively inexpen$ive

Bulb cannot be replaced when it blows out (this is what took out the most stars from its rating!)
Not waterproof or very water-resistant
Somewhat "chintzy"-feeling (cheap-feeling) plastic body

    PRODUCT TYPE: Swivel-head incandescent flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Unknown
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium/narrow spot with a medium/wide corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; bulb & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SIZE: 108.50mm L: (with head aimed forward) x 40mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 87.20g (3.080 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

Swivel Flashlight *

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