Nightfire LED Flashlight, retail $27.49 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for River Rock (
Last updated 12-26-08

The Nightfire by River Rock is a medium-sized LED flashlight, using two C cells and a white Cree XR/E LED near the bottom of a heavily stippled (texturised) reflector.

It comes in an aluminum body, and unlike most medium-sized and larger (C cell and D cell) flashlights that have a pushbutton switch on the barrel, the Nightfire has a pushbutton switch on its tailcap.

I was not able to find it on the Target website, so the link above simply leads to their front door.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Nightfire, feed it the included C cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go set fire to the side of a washingmachine factory down the street.

Press the tailcap button until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on in continuous or "hands-free" mode.
Repeat the same action to turn the Nightfire off.

To activate the Nightfire in momentary or signalling mode, press the tailcap button more lightly (before it clicks) and hold it that way to turn the flashlight on; release the button to plunge yourself back into darkness.

To change the batteries in the Nightfire, unscrew & remove the tailcap, throw it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl, yank that silver handle on the front of the cistern down, and flush it away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the dead C cells out of the barrel and dispose of or recycle them how you see fit.

Drop two new C cells into the barrel, button (+) end going in first.

Screw the tailcap back on.
There, you're done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush that tailcap away now?

Current consumption measures 618mA on my DMM's 4A scale.

This is a loaner, and I'm sure its owner will want it back with no dings in the bezel or desiccated rat pellets or yukky old toliet water in the barrel. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over it with a 450 pound electric wheelchair, swing it against the concrete floor of a porch, 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 it that non-loaner flashlights may have inflicted upon them.
So this section of the flashlight's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that is not a loaner sample.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 1,234,000mcd 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 LED in this flashlight.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test unit of this plus two other products sent as loaners by a website fan on 12-20-08, and were received on the morning of 12-22-08.

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



    PRODUCT TYPE: Medium handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White Cree XR/E LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton momentary/on/off on tailcap
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by thick plastic window
    BATTERY: 2xC cells
    WATER RESISTANT: Yes; weather-resistant at absolute minimum
    SUBMERSIBLE: Unknown; possibly to very shallow depths at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x C cells, wrist lanyard
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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