Warm White LED Novelty Flashlight, retail 50¢
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 06-13-13

This is a novelty keychain flashlight in a remarkably good looking shiny chrome-finished plastic body.

It has a warm white LED, which was a bit surprising given the cost (50¢) and its source (a vending machine amidst gumball vending machines).

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 & hold the small black button on its barrel; to neutralise it, simply release the button. There is no continuous ("hands-free") mode; do not look for or expect to find one.

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 thrashed and abused, I won't try to drown it in the toilet, smash it against a concrete sidewalk, throw it against a wall, stomp on it, sit down hard on it, 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"..

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 450nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 452.590nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 550nm and 600nm to pinpoint phosphor emission peak wavelength, which is 572.980nm.

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/42/wwnov.txt

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

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 06-01-13.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Significantly brighter than I expected
Has a warm white LED, which was unexpected given the price & source

Definitely has a cheap or "chintzy" feel to it

Disposable -- that means you're throwing away a perfectly good LED when the batteries go to pot

    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm warm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/ soft corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton momentary on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3x unknown-type button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 3x button cells
    SIZE: 42mm L x 12mm Dia. (not incl. power button)
    WEIGHT: 4.70g (0.170 oz.) incl. batteries
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown; though presumably China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong
    WARRANTY: Not stated


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Warm White LED Novelty Flashlight *

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