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3xLED FLASHLIGHT



3xLED Flashlight, retail $2.30 (www.favourlite.com/new/)
Manufactured by Favourlite (www.favourlite.com)
Last updated 09-13-04


IMPORTANT: As of 09-13-04, the server at http://www.favourlite.com is not functioning.
So I do not have warranty information about this flashlight.




The Favourlite CA-228 does not have a formal name, so I'll just call it a "flashlight" on the remainder of this web page.

The flashlight has three white LEDs in its business-end. A pushbutton switch on the tailcap allows you to turn them on and off.

Two AA cells in the aluminum barrel power those LEDs.


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To use this flashlight, feed it first (see below), and then you can go paint the town red - or white.

Press the button on the tailcap until it clicks and then release it to turn the three LEDs on. Press and release it again to turn the LEDs off. This is continuous mode.

Press the button more lightly (before it clicks) and hold it that way to get momentary or signalling mode. Release the button to turn the flashlight back off.



To change the batteries in this flashlight, unscrew and remove the tailcap, throw it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl, and flush it away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead. ;-)

Tip the two used AA cells out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the barrel, button-end (+) positive first, and screw the tailcap back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush away that tailcap now? ;-)




Photograph of the light's business-end, with the three LEDs shown.

The unit was broken when I received it; reassembling the switch appears to have cured this problem.

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" steel rod, the flashlight did not break, no damage was detected on the outside, and no electrical malfuctions occurred.

The flashlight is very slightly splash-resistant, but it is not waterproof or submersible. It failed the suction test a bit miserably. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of giraffe 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, but it probably isn't very good for it either. This is a light you'll want to use indoors, or on camping trips where you know there'll be good weather.

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 urine when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or piss) can't be very good for the insides.

The light produced by this flashlight has a noticeable bluish tinge to it. If you took it to a group of people and then showed them the beam and asked them what color it was, many of them would holler out "WHITE!", but a few of them might holler out "LIGHT SKY BLUE!" or "WHITISH SKY BLUE!". So no, it isn't a *pure* white. I might call it an "icy bluish white".



Beam photo (LEDs) at ~12".
Light has a noticeable bluish tinge to it.
Measures 31,600mcd.

Measurement was taken on a Meterman LM631 light meter.



TEST NOTES:
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 09-13-04, the server at http://www.favourlite.com is not functioning.

This flashlight is made in China.


UPDATE: 00-00-00



PROS:



CONS:
No laser warning sticker on flashlight or packaging
Seems to break without provocation - easily "repairable" though


    MANUFACTURER: Favourlite
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow flood with very dim corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Rubberised pushbutton on tailcap
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs recessed into individual cells
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: mA
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance only
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: None
    WARRANTY: Not stated

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star Rating





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