1x AA 12x Red LED Flashlight, retail $7.99
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 01-31-13

This is a nice looking metal flashlight, as such things go.
It is made of mostly aluminum; anodized with a handsome (downright attractive actually!!!) slightly light red finish.

It has 12 red LEDs inset into individual hosels in its "business-end", and feeds from a single AA cell.

Because it uses just one AA cell, there is a step-up voltage inverter circuit buried somewhere in the head to boost the 1.5 volts from the AA cell to the approximately 2.4 volts that those red LEDs want.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this flashlight, feed it first (see directly below), and THEN you can make that 3:37am raid of the refrigerator.

To get the flashlight to turn on, turn the tailcap clockwise (as though tightening it) until it lights.

Turn it counterclockwise (as though loosening it) around a quarter of a turn and it ought to shut off.

To change the battery in this flashlight, just unscrew & remove the tailcap, and dump the dead battery in the nearest toilet - I mean - garbage can (or battery disposal box if your community has a battery reclamation program in place).

Insert one new AA cell in the barrel, negative (-) flat-end first. This is the opposite polarity you find in most other flashlights, so you really do need to pay attention here.

Replace the tailcap, and back it off a bit after the flashlight turns on.

Current usage measures a surprisingly low 60.6mA on my DMM's 400mA scale.

The flashlight appears to be reasonably sturdy. Ordinary flashlight accidents should not be enough to do it in. I administered the smack test on it (ten whacks against the edge of a concrete stair; five whacks against the side of the tailcap and five whacks against the side of the bezel), and found the expected damage. There is some fairly minor gouging to the bare Metaltamomon — er — the bare Metalguilmon — um that's not it either...the bare Metalpalmon...er...uh...wait a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! — now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!) on the sides of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected.

The exterior finish is a red Type II anodize, so it should stay new looking for a fairly long time, even if it goes up against keys, coins, or other metal flashlights during storage or transport. I tried to cut through the HuntLight with the blade of a Gerber folding knife, and was successful. That's how I determined it has a Type II anodize.
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 product is not submersible and not even all that water-resistant for that matter. It failed "The Suction Test" rather miserably. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of white rat pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toilet bowls, cisterns, 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 though, so you need not be too concerned about using it in lightly bad weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, unscrew and remove the bezel (head) and tailcap (there is a rather large spring directly behind the bezel; please try not to lose it or let it shoot behind the couch), dump the water out of the barrel and bezel 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 seashells or uranation when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or pee) can't be very good for the insides.

Beam photograph at 12".
I do not yet have the target at my new Federal Way WA. USA location, so I shot this photograph onto the white wall just to the left of one of my "Viva Piñata" posters.
Measures 33,700mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 625nm and 655nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is exactly 638.00nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software & settings used. Spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 635nm and 645nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 637.588nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was purchased on Ebay on 01-29-09, and was received on the evening of 01-31-09.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld red LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm red LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 12
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/slightly ringy, dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist tailcap on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs inset into hosels for them
    BATTERY: 1x AA cell
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light splatter/weather-resistant at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For chrissakes no
    ACCESSORIES: Small lanyard
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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