The Nugget 6x LED Flashlight, retail $3.99 (*
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 03-14-13

The Nugget is a remarkeably nice looking flashlight, colored yellowish-gold and silver, that features 6 white LEDs and is powered by a pair of CR2032 lithium coin cells held in its barrel.

It is made out of aluminum with fine circumfrential grooves milled into its bezel, body, and tailcap.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use your shiny new (or corroded old ) Nugget flashlight, just press the tailcap buutton until it clicks & then release it to activate it.

To neutralise The Nugget, just do the same thing again.

It comes equipped with a spring-loaded carabiner-style clip; this allows you to clip it to clothing, backpacks, luggage, tent ceiling apexes, etc.

To change the batteries in your shiny new (or corroded old ) Nugget flashlight, unscrew & remove the tailcap, carry it to the edge of the nearest forest you can get to (drive or fly there if necessary), look for a moose, take careful aim, and huck it at the moose so that it clocks it right between the antlers; causing the moose to become pissed off at the tailcap and subsequently begin to waddle and soon piddle all over it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead!!!

Tip the battery carriage out and into your hand, remove the two expired CR2032 lithium coin cells from it, and recycle or dispose of them as you see fit. Do not attempt to dispose of them by flushing, don't try to hide them in a ball return hole at Channel Bowl in Juneau AK., and for Christ sakes, please don't lob them over the side of the Juneau-Douglas bride so that they hit a clam as they near the bottom of Gastineau Channel!

Insert two new CR2032 cells into the battery carriage, orienting them so that their flat-ends (+) positives face the lip in the battery carriage that holds them in place.

Place the now-full battery carriage back into the Nugget's barrel, orienting it so that the end with the batteries' flat-end (+) positives faces downward.

Finally, screw that tailcap back on. It is a bit fiddly in that it tends to try and go crossthreaded, but once you have it on there straight, it will screw on all the way down.

Aren't you glad that you didn't chuck that tailcap into the woods and hit a moose with it now?

Current usage measures 92.10mA on my DMM's 400mA scale.

The flashlight appears to be reasonably sturdy. Ordinary flashlight accidents should not be enough to do it in. I administered the smack test on it (ten whacks against a concrete carport; five whacks against the side of the tailcap and five whacks against the side of the bezel), and found the expected damage. There is some fairly minor gouging to the bare Metaltamomon — er — the bare Metalguilmon — um that's not it either...the bare 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!!!) on the sides of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected.

The exterior finish appears to be a Type II anodize, so it should stay new looking for a fairly long time, even if it goes up against keys, coins, or other metal flashlights during storage or transport.

This product is not submersible but at least somewhat water-resistant. It failed "The Suction Test" -- not by a whole lot, but some air leakage occurred. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of white rat pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, fishtanks, dog water dishes, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. A little rain or snow probably wouldn't hurt it though, so you need not be too concerned about using it in lightly bad weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change: unscrew and remove the tailcap & battery carrier, dump the water out of the barrel if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you reassemble and use it again.

If it fell into seawater or if somebody or something peed on it, douche all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your flashlight to smell like seashells or uranation when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or pee) can't be very good for the insides.

The Nugget has fine circumfrential grooves milled into its bezel, body, and tailcap. Although they primarily serve to make the flashlight more attractive, they can also aid slightly in retention -- the ability for you to maintain your grip on the unit when your hands are cold, oily, or soaked with diet Cherries & Cream Dr. Pecker, orange juice, sludge, bird {vulgar slang term for caca}, coffee, water, etc. (but hopefully just water!!!)

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 42,900mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~8 feet.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 430nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 437.750nm.

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 purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 03-09-13.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Very nice looking unit!


Not submersible
Batteries it uses may be difficult to find and/or locally expen$ive
LEDs aren't all that bright (7,150mcd each) for a flashlight sold in 2013

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 6
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with soft corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on tailcap
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs behind plastic window
    BATTERY: 2x CR2032 lithium coin cells
    ACCESSORIES: Spring-loaded carabiner-style clip, batteries
    SIZE: 42mm L x 29mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 42.60g (1.50 oz.) incl. batteries COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE:


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