AdvancedMart LED Flashlight, retail 95 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 09-25-06

The AdvancedMart 95 Flashlight is a very small, Photon-like unit that has a white LED in the end, powered by a pair of CR1616 lithium coin cells inside.

It comes in a plastic case, with a plastic "leaf" over one of the cells inside to function as a momentary switch.


The flashlight came to me ready to use right away, as it did not come in any type of retail packaging.

Squeeze the flashlight between your thumb and forefinger so your thumb presses down near the center or rear of the plastic leaf on the flashlight's top, and hold that way, to turn the flashlight on. Release pressure on your fingers to turn the flashlight off.

There is no continuous or steady-on mode available on this flashlight; please do not look for or expect to find one.

To change the batteries in this flashlight, pull the two flashlight halves apart; use the blade of a knife or other thin object to fit in the seam and gently pry if necessary until you can pull the two halves apart with your fingers. The small split ring that holds the keyring on the tail of this flashlight will hold the two flashlight halves together at the bottom, so you can't easily lose them, yet is large enough that the case halves will easily swing fully open.

Remove the two used cells, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Pay attention to the cathode (-) negative LED lead; a clear plastic sleeve is on it to act as an insulator to prevent it from shorting out the topmost cell.

Insert two new CR1616 lithium coin cells, button-end (-) negative up. Be certain the LED leads go on the outsides of the bottom and top cells, and that the insulating sleeve on the cathode LED lead did not come off. Swing the two flashlight halves back together, and fit them so that a very faint snap is heard and the seam between the halves match. You may not hear this snap; do not be concerned if this is the case. The seam should not be visible over most of the flashlight when you have done this correctly.

There are no parts to flush or stomp on (except for maybe the LED and the insulater), which is why I didn't mention flushing away or stomping on anything.

The flashlight appears at least reasonably durable. I gave it 10 smacks against a 30" rod of steel (5 whacks on the bottom, 5 whacks on the top), and caused no damage or malfunctions. I don't break very many flashlights with this test though; maybe it's time I came up with something even more punishing.

The flashlight is not water-resistant or waterproof. There are no O-rings on it, and part of the battery is even visible around the leaf switch on top. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of wild boar 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.

If it fell in water or you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, dump out the water 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 seaweed or piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or urination) can't be very good for the metal of the LED leads.

These flashlights only cost 95 cents though, so if yours got dredged or peed on, disposing of it (throwing it away) won't piss you off that much. Just try to rescue that LED first if you do decide to get rid of it.

The light output has a slight bluish tinge to it, but if you took the flashlight to a group of people and showed them the beam, the vast majority of them would holler out "WHITE!!!" if you asked them what color they saw.

The saving grace of this flashlight might very well be its diminutive (small) size. Let me demonstrate that with a photograph...BRB...

This flashlight is on the left, a Photon III is on the right.

Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 12,480mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Test unit was sent by a Candlepower Forums member on 09-16-04, and was received on the afternoon of 09-20-04.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Keychain flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow flood, with dim corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary on/off on top of flashlight
    BEZEL: None
    BATTERY: 2xCR1616 lithium coin cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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