Panic Alarm & LED Light, retail $9.49 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Energizer Holdings (
Last updated 03-03-09

This is an LED flashlight that does more than just light up the night...when called upon to do so, it also emits a very loud, somewhat obnoxious warbling sound that's virtually loud enough to wake the dead!!!

It comes in an oval plastic body, primarily colored red with a white switch button, has a 5mm white Nichia LED (rank & bin not stated, but advertised as "PREMIUM"), and feeds from a single A23 (12 volts) cigerette lighter battery (and it really is a "battery" too, not a cell!!!)

The alarm sound is rated at 115 decibels at a distance of 5.0" from the product.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use your brand spanken new (or corroded old ) Panic Alarm & LED Light, press the white button on its upper surface until it clicks, and then release it. This turns the LED on.
Perform the same action to turn the LED back off.

To activate the panic alarm, just pull the lobster claw & nylon strap out of the back of the light.
To silence it, plug it back in.

The following photographs (and the video clip farther down this web page) are used to demonstrate this:

Left (or top): Alarm disengaged (silent).
Right (or bottom): Alarm sounds.

The Panic Alarm & LED Light uses a type A23 12 volt cigerette lighter battery to power itself. When it poops out, just follow these easy instructions for changing it.
  1. On the underside of the product, you'll see a battery door held in with a phillips screw. 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 screw, and set it aside.
  2. Lift off the battery door, take it into a dark alley, and callously throw it into the dipsty dumpster so that the dustman (garbage man) empties the dumpster into his dust lorry (garbage truck) and hauls it off to the dump......O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.
  3. Remove the used battery, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.
  4. Install a new A23 cigerette lighter battery, and press it into the battery compartment, orienting it so that its flat-end (-) negative faces the larger of two contacts at each end of the compartment.
  5. Finally, place the battery door back on and screw in that screw.
Aren't you glad you didn't huck that battery door into that smelly, overflowing dipsty dumpster now?

Current usage for just the LED measures 29.0mA on my DMM's 400mA scale.

I cannot measure current usage for the panic alarm function simply because it's so darn diddly-arn loud and would disturb the other three people I share this home with - so I simply cannot take that measurement.

This is a lightweight plastic flashlight with a loud, rather obnoxious alarm built in, not a super sturdy flashlight in a metal body that won't raise a stink when you abuse it. 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, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, use a large claw hammer to bash it open in order to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (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), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body may have inflicted upon it.

So this section of the Panic Alarm & LED Light's web page will appear significantly more bare than this section of the web page about a flashlight that doesn't raise cain when you beat up on it.

Having said that, it does appear to be lightly weather- and splatter-resistant, but it is ***NOT*** waterproof or submersible. I suctioned the back where the panic alarm trigger plugs in, and noted significant leakage. 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 white rat 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 at least several days 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 Panic Alarm & LED Light 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 circuitry and the transducer (speaker).

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 43,700mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

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.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product "going off".
This clip is approximately 1.432 megabytes (1,561,416 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than eight minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

That sound you hear is the "panic alarm" itself; the video component was left in place so you could see how to activate & deactivate it.

Back in the very late-1980s, I discovered the gay community in Seattle WA. USA; we were given these metal "rape whistles" that made a very loud, shrill noise when blown - these were given out to help thwart "fag bashings" as they were called then (and still are in 2009); this product produces a very loud, somewhat obnoxious "warbling" sound that would have worked very well as a rape whistle in the late-1980s had this product been available at that time.

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 Energizer Holdings
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small LED flashlight w/panic alarm
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Elliptical medium spot w/wide corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Click on/off pushbutton on upper surface of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED & reflector protected by curved plastic window
    BATTERY: 1xA23 cigerette lighter battery
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistant at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Christ sakes NO!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Battery, short nylon strap, "lobster claw" clasp
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


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