Novelty Incandescent Lantern, retail 50¢
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 07-14-13

This is a novelty keychain flashlight that looks like a hand lantern.

It has an unknown-type incandescent bulb near the bottom of a smooth reflector; that bulb is powered by two unknown-type button cells.

It appears to be disposable; there does not appear to be any way to change the batteries in it.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this flashlight, press the button on the upper surface of the lantern's "handle" and hold it down for as long as you require light; release pressure on the button to neutralise it.

This flashlight is disposable; there is no obvious way to change the batteries in it when they poop out. So this section of the web page will not be necessary.

This was intended to be a disposable product, so even if you do manage to break it, just throw it away and go get another one. At 50¢ apiece, it certainly won't break the bank.

Because this is a disposable flashlight in a somewhat chintzy plastic body, not a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body meant to be trashed, thrashed, bashed, and and abused, I won't try to drown it in the toliet, smash it against a concrete driveway, throw it against a wall, stomp on it, sit down hard on it, viciously huck it at one of those wall-mounted porcelain uranators to see if it explodes (the pisscan, not the flashlight), or otherwise abuse it. So this portion of the web page will be more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of the beam terminus on the test target at ~12".
Measures 7.30cd (in the brightest part of the beam) on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent bulb in this product.

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

A beam cross-sectional analysis would normally appear here, but the computer hosting my ProMetric beam cross-sectional analyser is on the rag again.

Test unit was purchased at a Safeway in Federal Way WA. USA (from a vending machine in a rack with similar machines including gumball machines) on the morning of 06-02-13.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Has a nice physical appearance
Brighter than expected considering the battery type

Definitely has a cheap or "chintzy" feel to it

Uses a wasteful (for those tiny button cells) incandescent bulb instead of an LED

    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Unknown-type incandescent ampoule (bulb)
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Irregular medium spot w/ soft corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2x unknown-type button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x button cells
    SIZE: 41mm L x 21mm W x 26mm H (incl. switch).
    WEIGHT: 9.0g (0.320 oz.) incl. batteries
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown; though presumably China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong
    WARRANTY: Not stated


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