LED KeyLite / Gemlite, retail $5.99 (www.rightaid.com)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Garrity Industries (www.garritylites.com)
Last updated 03-02-09

This is a handsome, sleek & modern looking version of the white coin cell flashlight that's all the rage these days. The case is held together by six screws, and is the size and shape of those "flat" laser pointers that Sharper Image was promoting five or six years back and of the Stick of Gum laser pointer you can get now.

Inside you'll find a 5mm white LED and a trio of LR1120 alkaline button cells, and the light is activated by pressing the silver button near the front.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

The Garrity LED KeyLite is ready to use right out of the package. Pressing on the silver button (and holding it down) turns it on; letting go turns it off.

To change the batteries in the Garrity LED KeyLite, turn it over so that the switch button faces the table (or dresser top, bed, cistern lid, or wherever you're changing the batteries). Use a small phillips screwdriver (the #0 with a 1.6mm shaft diameter from my set of jeweller's screwdrivers did the trick here) to unscrew & remove the six screws from the underside of the KeyLite. Drop them into the sink and run the cold water to flush them down the drain...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THOSE!!! So just set them aside instead.

Carefully lift off the bottom half of the light, and set it aside too.

Lift out and dispose of or recycle the dead batteries.

Place three new LR1120 alkaline button cells into the compartments for them, orienting each cell so that its button-end (-) negative faces down.

Put the back of the light's body back on, and insert & tighten those six screws.
Don't OVERTIGHTEN them; just tighten them snugly and no more.

Well yeah, it's cheap plastic. But it sure looks cool.
It's thin and small, and will fit unobtrusively in a shirt or pants pocket if you remove the flat-sided split ring. You can also hang it from your keychain, or dangle it around your neck on a lanyard. It has a swivel attachment, so it won't get tangled up when you grab it and find you need to turn it around to push the button. I like swivels on things like this.

The LED is recessed in a special hosel (think of the LED sitting inside the screw-in part of a golf club head), and is therefore a bit less likely to become damaged, especially if the unit falls onto the floor face-first.

When I had it open for a battery change, I did not see any O-rings or other environmental protection, therefore, the KeyLite is not water-resistant or submersible. Therefore, things like water, milk, diet Pepsi Lime, cold (or hot) coffee, urine, ice cold fizzy root beer, disposable douches, disposable enemas, tranny fluid, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, brake fluid, motor oil, or other liquids could get inside. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, snowbanks, puddles of blue whale pee, tall cold glasses (or short lukewarm glasses) of milk, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, root beer floats, toliet bowls, cisterns, sinks, cups of coffee (hot *OR* cold), fishtanks, dog water dishes, old yucky wet mops, wall-mounted porcelain urinators, leaky water heaters, busted garden hoses, puddles of antifreeze, brake fluid, tranny fluid, gasoline, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. And you'll probably want to cover it up or otherwise get rid of it (such as by putting it in a pocket or in a bag) if you need to carry it in rainy or snowy weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, 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 & use it again.

If it fell into seawater, got thrown into a glass of milk, if it fell in a root beer float, if it fell into a bowl of "soft-serv" ice cream, if somebody squirted a Massengill brand post-menstrual disposable douche or a Fleet brand disposable enema at it (and hit it with the douche or the enema), or if somebody or something peed on it, rinse the parts off with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your KeyLite to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or uranation), lactic acid (from moo juice), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 35,100mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.
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 at a Right Aid store in Federal Way WA. USA on 02-27-09.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Garrity Industries
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off on upper surface of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED slightly recessed into hosel for it
    BATTERY: 3xLR1120 alkaline button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistant at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Christ sakes NO!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries, split ring on a swivel
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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