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COUNTY COMM SUPER
TOUGH LED LIGHTS



County Comm Super Tough LED Lights, retail $2 (www.countycomm.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for County Comm
Last updated 05-20-04





The County Comm Super Tough LED light really IS tough. If you get one of these, you can attach it to a keychain or just stuff it in a pocket, and nothing bad will happen to it. Well, not the flashlight body anyway.

It has two CR2016 lithium coin cells in it; these power a 5mm white LED in the flashlight's business end. You can change the batteries when needed, so you don't have to throw the flashlight away when it poops out.


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This flashlight is ready to use as soon as you receive it.
Press down firmly and hold down the button on the top of the flashlight to turn it on, and release the button to turn it off. This flashlight does not have a continuous on function, so if you need that function, you might want to choose another flashlight.

This flashlight comes with a medium sized split ring attached to a swivel connector on the tail end of the flashlight. You can attach it to your keys if you wish, or just stuff the light in your pocket if you wish.



To change the batteries in this flashlight, turn it over. Unscrew and remove the four screws with a #0 phillips screwdriver, and set them aside. Seperate the case halves. The case halves will remain attached to the small tail ring, so you don't have to worry about losing one. If there is any power left in the batteries, the LED will come on at this point; this may be ignored.

Remove and dispose of or recycle the two CR2016 cells. Insert two new cells, button-end (-) negative end facing up. Try not to bend the LED leads in the process. The LED will come on when the batteries are installed correctly. Flip the case half back over the batteries/LED assembly, and gently press the edges together if necessary. The LED will go out. Screw the screws back in, and there, you're done with it.

You should perform this battery change on a table or other flat, stable surface. It isn't difficult by any means, but you do have to pay attention to what you're doing.
And please, try not to lose those screws.



This flashlight appears quite durable, but I don't believe it is too water-resistant. When I had it apart for the battery change, I did not see an O-ring between the case halves. When the LED-end was suctioned on, there was significant leakage from somewhere along the rear half of the flashlight case. Since air came through around the LED, the front half of the flashlight case will leak too.

So you'll want to steer clear of creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of cat pee, snowbanks, irrigation ditches, mud puddles, or any other place where water or water-like liquids might be found. If it fell into water or you suspect it got flooded, take it apart (as you might for a battery change) and set the parts in a warm, dry place for a day or so to be sure it's dry when you reassemble it. If it fell into seawater or if something peed on it, douche the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry.


I don't often show lights under the wheels of my 400lb electric wheelchair, but I think it's appropriate here because these are being sold as "Super Tough" flashlights. I ran over it back and forth four times, and did not damage it.

I beat it against a steel rod 10 times (five whacks against the back, and five whacks against the switch), and did not damage it that way either.

More later...let me just FTP this page up for the time being...



Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 14,200mcd.
The beam really does have that greenish tint at its perimeter.
This time, the camera really DOESN'T lie. :-)





TEST NOTES:
Light was sent by a fan of the website (P.R. of California), and was received on 05-20-04.

Note that you will need to purchase a bag of 10 lights ($20); I don't believe they are available singly. Not from this source (County Comm), anyway.


UPDATE: 00-00-00



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CONS:



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown, for County Comm
    PRODUCT TYPE: Keychain LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Wide spot with greenish perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary, press flashlight top
    BEZEL: None
    BATTERY: 2xCR2016
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Some light splash resistance only
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: Splitring, swivel, batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star Rating





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