Aluminum LED Keychain Flashlight, retail AU$5 (
Manufactured by G-Nor for (
Last updated 04-05-04

The Aluminum Keychain Flashlight aluminum keychain flashlight. :-)

It features 1 white LED, feeds from 3 AG13 (LR44) button cells, and has a rubber covered pushbutton on the tailcap to turn its LED on and off.


To use the keychain flashlight, first remove it and its included batteries from the package. This is easy to do: just slide the outer box off, and your new flashlight and its included batteries are ready for you to get. Feed the flashlight (see below), and then you'll be ready to go to town.

Press the rubber button on the tailcap until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on, and press it the same way again to turn the flashlight off.

Press the button more lightly (before it clicks) and hold it that way to turn the flashlight on in momentary (signalling mode), release the pressure on the button to turn the flashlight back off.

The flashlight is equipped with a spring-loaded keyring clasp, so you can easily affix it to and remove it from a keychain without having to fumble with jingling keys. You can also affix it to clothing with this clasp.

To change the batteries, unscrew and remove the tailcap, and set it aside. If necessary, remove the three expired AG13 cells from the barrel, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.
Stack three new AG13 button cells on a flat surface like a desk, button-side (-) negative up. Lower the flashlight barrel over the cells, slide it to the edge of the desk, and place your finger where it will cover the open end of the barrel when you slide the flashlight away so the batteries don't fall out. Invert the flashlight, so the open end faces up. Screw the tailcap back on, and you're finished.

Measures 61mA on the DMMs 2A scale.
The LED is overdriven, but there are flashlights that drive them even harder from button cells.

The aluminum keychain flashlight appears to be reasonably durable. When the tailcap was removed and the flashlight was suctioned, it held a vaccume, so it's not just weather-resistant, it is probably water-resistant too. So if it falls into shallow water, just fish it out, shake it off, and keep going.
But if it falls over the side of a boat in the middle of the ocean, you're probably screwed.

The beam quality is a bit on the low side, but not so bad that you would become angry with the flashlight and flush it or dash it into one of those wall urinators and then take a whiz on it.

More later...for now I just want to FTP this page up and call it a night.

Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 9,100mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
The LED could be brighter, but this isn't an awful, horrible reading.

Test unit was sent by L.T. from ATA, and was received on the afternoon of 04-05-04.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Keychain flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Wide spot, a ring, and a dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off/momentary on tailcap
    BEZEL: Clear plastic window protects LED and reflector
    BATTERY: 3x AG13 button cells
    WATER RESISTANT: Splash-resistant at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: Three AG13 button cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown


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