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"CEEMORE" 12-LED FLASHLIGHT



"Ceemore" 12-LED Flashlight, retail (unknown) (URL is unknown too)
Manufactured by (Unknwown)
Last updated 06-12-04





The "Ceemore" 12-LED flashlight was named the "Ceemore" by the person who sent it. It doesn't have a formal name - not one that anybody knows about, anyway. So, Ceemore it is.

The Ceemore comes in an almost all-aluminum body, has 12 white LEDs in the end, and powers those LEDs with three AAA cells in a black plastic carriage inside the barrel. It is turned on and off with a black, rubbery pushbutton on the barrel.


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To use the Ceemore, feed it first (see below), and then you'll be ready to rock.

Press the rubberised button on the barrel firmly until it clicks and then release it to turn the Ceemore on. Press and release it the same way again to turn the Ceemore off.

There is no momentary or "signalling" mode available when the Ceemore is off; however you can blink the flashlight while it is on by depressing the button partway to turn it off, and releasing it to turn it back on. If you don't mind the "backward" feeling, you can blink the flashlight this way if necessary.



Unscrew and remove the tailcap, throw it in the commode, and flush it away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead. ;-)

Tip the open end of the barrel in your hand, so that the black plastic battery carriage slides out of the barrel and into your palm. If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the three AAA cells in this carriage. Insert three new AAA cells into the chambers in the carriage, orienting each AAA cell so its flat side (-) negative faces the spring for it in each chamber.

Orient the carriage so the end with the two positive (+) connections of the batteries faces the open end of the barrel, and insert the carriage into the barrel. Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush away that tailcap now? ;-)

Test the flashlight by pushing the on/off button. If it fails to light, unscrew and remove the tailcap, tip out the battery carriage, turn it around, reinsert it, and screw the tailcap back on.
There are no markings on the carriage to indicate which way it needs to go in, so it is very easy and possible to {vulgar term for intercourse} up here. If this happens, don't get all hot and bothered about it. Just pop the battery carriage out and pop it in the other way. Screw up eliminated.

Current consumption was measured at 336mA on my DMM's 2A scale.
This equals 28mA per LED, since they're direct-drive (no resistors or other circuitry).




Photograph of the Ceemore's business-end, showing the 12 white LEDs.

The Ceemore appears at least reasonably durable, but the table hosting the steel rod I normally use for smack tests is currently hosting a running test on another product, and smacking the Ceemore on that rod right now would very likely queer the other test, so the smack testing will have to wait.

(Edit, late the same day):
The flashlight did survive the smack test. Ten whacks (five on the barrel, five on the bezel), and survived being thrown three or four times. Now it's a "happy" flashlight, and doesn't really need to be punished anymore. Not by beating, anyway. ;-)

To test the finish, I tried to cut through it with the blade of a Swiss army knife, and was successful in penetrating it - and quite easily too I might add.
Would I really try to cut up a brand spanken new flashlight?
You bet your sweet patootie I would, if it's in the name of science.
This test proves the finish is not anodizing, but some kind of paint or other surface dye.

The Ceemore is weather-resistant and splash-resistant at best, but it not water-resistant or submersible. When the tailcap was removed, the Ceemore relieved of its battery carriage, and that dreadful suction test was performed, air had no problems entering the flashlight body. The entry point that allowed the most air in was around the switch rubber, with a much more minor, but still significant leakage through or around the bezel.
So although a little rain or snow shouldn't hurt it, please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of wolf pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toilets, sinks, fishtanks, dog water dishes, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. If you know or suspect it got flooded, take it apart (as you would for a battery change) and set the parts in a warm, dry place for a day or so to be sure it's dry before you reassemble it. If it fell into seawater or if something peed on it, douche the parts off with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your Ceemore to smell like seashells or piss when you go to use it next. Salt (from seawater or potty) can't be very good for the Ceemore, so you'll want that stuff washed out.

Do NOT try to remove the bezel (head) of the Ceemore. There is a spring in there that could become lost if you do, and the Ceemore will not work without it.

The beam from the Ceemore has a distinct bluish tint to it that doesn't exist in most other white LED flashlights. The overall color temperature of the flashlight's hotspot appears to be around 8,000K or even a little higher. While I personally don't find this very bothersome; for some users, the cool color of the flashlight's output might piss them off.



Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 120,200mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
While this is not a fantastic value for a 12-LED flashlight, it isn't a bad one either.
I certainly don't feel the need to complain about it, anyway.



TEST NOTES:
Test unit was mailed to me by a Candlepower Forums member on 06-09-04, and arrived on 06-12-04.


UPDATE: 00-00-00



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CONS:



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 12
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow flood with dim corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on barrel
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs and "reflector" protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 336mA
    WATER RESISTANT: Splash-resistant at best
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: Small lanyard, already attached
    WARRANTY: Unknown

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