10xLED Flashlight, retail $13.50 (www.favourlite.com/new/)
Manufactured by Favourlite (www.favourlite.com)
Last updated 09-10-04

IMPORTANT: As of 09-10-04, the server at http://www.favourlite.com is not functioning.
So I do not have warranty information about this flashlight.

The Favourlite CA-10 does not have a formal name (other than "Aluminum LED Handtorch"), so I'll just call it a "flashlight" on the remainder of this web page.

The flashlight has ten white LEDs, and is powered by four AA cells in its rubber-covered aluminum barrel.


Remove the flashlight, the four AA cells, and the nylon belt holster from the plastic package first. This package opens easily, and does not require the use of sharp instruments like knives, scissors, or razor blades.

To use this flashlight, feed it first (see below), and then you can go to town.

Press the button on the barrel and then release it to turn three LEDs on. Press and release it again to turn all ten LEDs on. Press and release it again to turn the flashlight off.

A small lanyard is included, already affixed to the back of the flashlight.
It will not fit over a hand very easily, and it doesn't loop all the way around the flashlight.
But you can use it to hang the flashlight from a nail, hook, or other projection on the wall. In my case, I'm using the lanyard to hang the flashlight from one of the adjustment arms on a tripod hosting a test instrument.

This flashlight comes with a nylon belt holster. The flashlight can be placed in it either bezel-up or bezel-down. A flap closes over the top and fastens to the holster with a Velcro fastener. The holster itself can be affixed to belts up to just under 3" wide. Since I do not own or use pants that require the use of a belt, I cannot test this accessory in the manner in which it was intended to be used.

To change the batteries in this flashlight, unscrew and remove the tailcap, throw it to the ground, and stomp on it with bowling shoes...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!!
So just set it aside instead. ;-)

Tip the battery carriage out of the barrel and into your hand, and remove the batteries from this carriage if necessary. Dispose of or recycle the used cells as you see fit.

Insert four new AA cells into the carriage, flat-end (-) negative of each cell facing the spring for it in each chamber.

Once the carriage is full, insert it back into the flashlight barrel, metal contacts on one end facing the flashlight head. Rotate the carriage clockwise or counterclockwise until it drops farther into the barrel. Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now? ;-)

Photograph of the light's business-end, with ten LEDs and the reflector shown.

Let's do that smack test now...BRB...ok, after ten whacks (five against the bezel, and five against the barrel near the tailcap) against a 30" rod of steel, no damage was visible and the flashlight did not malfunction.

The flashlight is weather- and splash-resistant, but it is not waterproof or submersible. It failed the suction test. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of Siberian tiger pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toilets, 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, so you probably don't need to worry too much about it.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, remove the tailcap and batteries, 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 urine) can't be very good for the insides.

The flashlight does emit an unusual "rubbery smoky" odour, somewhat similar to a piece of rubber burning in a Little Chief® upright electric salmon smoker. This odour is not objectionable - not by any means. Just a bit unexpected, that's all.
The smell is coming from the rubbery grip on the barrel.

Speaking of "grip", the rubbery material on the barrel, and areas of knurling (diamond-shaped texturising) on the tailcap, front of the barrel, and bezel help aid in retention (the ability to hold the flashlight when your hands are cold, wet, or oily). So I really don't think that will be a big problem.

Beam photo (3 LEDs) at ~12".
Measures 38,400mcd.

Beam photo (all ten LEDs) at ~12".
Measures 106,200mcd.

Measurement were taken on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Test units of this and a number of other China-made flashlights were provided by a website fan, and received on the morning of 09-10-04.

IMPORTANT: As of 09-10-04, the server at http://www.favourlite.com is not functioning.

This flashlight is made in China.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Favourlite
    PRODUCT TYPE: Medium sized handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 10
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Rubberised pushbutton on barrel
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs and reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 4xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Weather- and splash-resistance
    ACCESSORIES: Small lanyard, nylon belt holster, 4xAA cells
    WARRANTY: Not stated


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