2-in-1 Laser/8 LED Light, retail $7.97 (www.cheaperthandirt.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for SEŽ (URL not known)
Last updated 03-21-11

It's a laser module...o wait, it's a flashlight...actually, it's both!

This is an 8-white LED flashlight and a red laser module in one handy-dandy package. It comes in an aluminum body. The LEDs and laser diode feed from three AAA cells, held in a carriage in the unit's barrel.

Notice I call it a "module" on this website, not a "pointer".
This is because the output of the laser is 9.44mW; too powerful to call it a "pointer".


To use this product, firmly press & then release the button on the side of the barrel once to turn the LEDs on.

Do trhe same thing again to turn the LEDs off and the red laser on.

Do the same thing yet again to turn the unit all the way off.
Just like it reads on the backs of many shampoopoo (or shampeepee) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, pressing & releasing the button again to turn the LEDs on.

There is no momentary or signalling mode available when the flashlight/laser is off, however, you can blink the product while it is on by partially depressing the tailcap button. If you don't mind the backward or reverse feeling of this, you can blink the flashlight/laser this way.

To change the batteries in your flashlight/laser, unscrew and remove the tailcap, dash it to the ground, and stomp on it with spiked golf shoes...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the black plastic battery carriage out of the barrel and into your hand. If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the used cells if they are present in this carriage.

Insert three new AAA cells into the carriage, one in each compartment. Orient each cell so the flat-end (-) negative faces a spring for it in its compartment.

Once the carriage is full, insert it into the flashlight's barrel, aiming it so the end with the small button (protrusion) goes in first. Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

Measures 161.3mA (LEDs) and 41.7mA (laser) on my DMM's 400mA scale.

I normally don't beat things that lase, but this flashlight/laser appears to be reasonably sturdy. Ordinary flashlight accidents should not be enough to do it in. I administered the smack test on it (I beat the urine out of it {or "the living tweedle" out of it} - twelve whacks against the concrete floor of a patio; five whacks against the side of the tailcap and seven whacks against the side of the bezel), and found the expected damage There is some minor gouging to the bare Metalwargrowlmon - er - the bare Metalraidramon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalimperialdramon...er...uh...wait a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! Now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!! ) on the sides of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected. I also scraped a spot on the barrel to the bare metal with the blade of a Gerber folding knife; this tells me that the finish is a Type II anodizing - not the HA-III found on some of the high-end flashlights.

Would I really try to cut up a brand spanken new flashlight I paid perfectly good money for?
You bet your sugar-coated toilet muscle (sweet patootie) I would, if it's in the name of science.

As for mechanical damage, the end window did pop out after "The Smack Test" (see directly below), but I was able to easily pop it back in, and water-resistance appears to have been maintained.

Photograph showing how the end window popped out during this test.

Water-resistance is a big "10-4 Roger".
When I unscrewed the tailcap, relieved the barrel of its battery carriage, and then performed that dreadful suction test on it, no air leakage was detected. So if it falls into water, just shake it off and keep going, And if somebody or something got "pist" off at it and subsequently "pyst" on it, just take the garden hose to it or douche it off under the faucet...good as new!!!

The product comes with an FDA Accession number; something desired when a laser is built into the product.
That number is 0310974.

The laser warning on the product's label is incorrect though; it claims to be a Class IIIa instrument, while in actuality it is a Class IIIb instrument because its laser power output exceeds 5mW.

Beam photograph (LEDs) on the test target at 12".
Measures 217,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph (laser) on the test target at 12".
Measures 9.44mW on a Sper Scientific Pocket Laser Power Meter # 840011.

Beam photograph (laser) on a wall at ~10 feet.

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

Nintendo ''R-Type''
Super Tiger...er...uh...Konami ''Super Cobra''
Midway ''Omega Race''
Sega ''Star Trek''
Williams ''Joust''
Venture Line ''Looping''
Universal ''Mr. Do!'s Castle''
Jaleco ''Exerion''
Gremlin/Sega ''Astro Blaster''
Atari ''Tempest''
Gottlieb ''Q*bert''

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

That graphic toward the right is:
A "BIG SCARY LASER" poster sent by www.megagreen.co.uk

And that clock to the right of the "Big Scary Laser" poster is an Infinity Optics Clock.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the laser in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight; newer spectrometer used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the laser in this flashlight; newer spectrometer used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the laser in this flashlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 650nm and 660nm to pinpoint wavelength, which is 653.77nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (flashlight mode).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (flashlight mode; different settings used).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (laser, X-axis).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (laser, Y-axis).

Note if you will that the laser beam is being rather severely vignetted (cut off) by the housing; yet it still manages to output well over 9mW.

Images made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was purchased on the Cheaper than Dirt website on 09-26-07 and was received on the afternoon of 09-29-07.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Brighter than expected considering the price
Nice looking body
Has some level of water/weather-resistance

Advertised as a CDRH Class IIIA laser product; but outputs power that brings it to Class IIIB levels
Uses a battery carriage -- one more thing to become lost or busted
Laser beam appears a bit "dirty", as though the diode's end-window had contaminants on it

    PRODUCT TYPE: Combination LED flashlight/laser
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED, directly-injected red diode laser
    No. OF LAMPS: 9 (8 LEDs, 1 laser)
    BEAM TYPE: Wide spot w/soft perimeter (LEDs), very narrow spot (laser)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on barrel
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs & laser protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3xAAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 161.3mA (LEDs) and 41.7mA (laser)
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: 3xAAA cells, carrying holster
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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