Garrity Power Lite, retail $7.09 (
Manufactured by Garrity (
Last updated 04-26-07

Thuh kompeny thaat maiks thuh Power Lite kant spel thuh werd "light", but I think they make a decent product.

This is a large LED flashlight that you never have to buy batteries for or find an outlet to plug a charger into. You just flip out the handy dandy handle, and wind it.
It has three white LEDs; you can run just one or all three with the use of a single pushbutton switch on the top of the product.

The wind-up rechargeable flashlight comes in an attractive plastic body, with rubber grips on the sides to help aid in retention when you're using or recharging the flashlight.


This flashlight comes to you almost ready to use. Remove it from the package the best way you see fit, unfold the crank, and wind it at two revolutions per second (120RPM) for ten minutes. This is to ensure the internal batteries are fully charged and ready to go.

Press the button on the top of the flashlight until it clicks and then release it to turn all three LEDs on. Press & release it again to turn the center LED on, and press & release the button a third time to turn the flashlight off.
Just like it reads on the back of many shampoo (or shampee) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, pressing & releasing the button again turns all three LEDs on again.

This product does not use disposable batteries, so this section really isn't needed.

To charge the built-in rechargeable cells when necessary, unfold the crank and wind it (in either direction) at 120RPM (two revolutions per second) for one minute, then fold the crank back onto the bottom of the flashlight body.

Because there are a number of moving mechanical parts inside this flashlight, "The Smack Test" really isn't that appropriate here.

Same with "The Toilet Test". 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.

The flashlight has grippy rubber pieces on each side, so retention (the ability to hold the flashlight when your hands are cold, oily, or wet) should not be an issue.

The handle on the end of the charging crank is rubber, and it's on a swivel, so it is easy to hang onto while charging the flashlight.

Beam photograph (1 LED) on the test target at 12".
Measures 22,700mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph (3 LEDs) on the test target at 12".
Measures 45,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the LEDs in this flashlight.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from TWO-CUBED.

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

Test unit was purchased at a Longs Drugs in Sacramento CA. USA on 04-26-07.

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: Dynamo-charged LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/fairly sharp perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on top of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs & reflector protected by plastic window w/lenses moulded into it
    BATTERY: 3xNiMH cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


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