Forever Flashlight, retail $2.99 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 12-30-08

The Forever Flashlight is a flashlight that never needs batteries or bulbs, and never needs to be plugged in either. So it will always work when you need it.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Forever Flashlight, charge it first (that's always a good idea with *ANY* rechargeable product) {see directly below}, and then you can fly up to Seattle and go NOT set fire to the side of the Bemis Industries building (Bemis Industries is the largest toliet seat factory in the world).
It isn't blindingly bright, but it isn't super dim & useless either.

Slide the small slide switch on the flashlight body forward (toward the LED-end) to turn it on, and slide the switch backward (toward the flashlight's tail) to turn it off.

Because this product does not use disposable batteries or need to be plugged in, this section can be skipped.
In any case, here is a video clip showing how it should be charged:

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product being charged.
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As you can see, you slide the latch at the back of the flashlight back (toward the flashlight's tail) in order to release the charging pump handle, then repeatedly squeeze & release the handle.
According to the instructional materials, this pumping action should be performed for 20 to 30 seconds, but in my opinion, 20 or 30 MINUTES would be more appropriate here.

Squeeze and hold the pump handle, then slide the latch forward until it clicks in order to lock the handle in that position.

Because there are a number of moving mechanical parts inside this flashlight, "The Smack Test" really isn't that appropriate here. Same with "The Toliet Test". It should offer light splash-resistance at minimum, but it is definately not waterpoof or submersible.

That simply mreans that I will not let my sister's kitty cats or my parent's dog's ghost piddle on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a large claw hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on this flashlight that flashlights with few moving parts might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page about the Forever Flashlight will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that does not use a dynamo of any type.

So this section of the page will seem more bare than this section of the page on a page about a battery-operated (using disposable batteries or batteries that are externally recharged) flashlight.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 30,600mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Those rectangular graphic things in the upper right quadrant of this photograph are marquees from:

Sega ''Star Trek''
Atari ''Tempest''
Venture Line ''Looping''
Jaleco ''Exerion''

upright coin-op arcade video games from the 1980s.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Product was purchased on the PulseTV website around 12-20-08, and was received on the morning of 12-26-08.

This will very likely be the last new product evaluation I publish in
This is also very likely the last new product evaluation I publish from Sacramento CA. USA.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: "Hand pump" dynamo flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/slightly ringy corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on upper surface of flashlight's body
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by positive (magnifying) lenses
    BATTERY: Unknown type/number of cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Pete sakes no!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Small lanyard
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

Forever Flashlight *

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