Orion LED Hat Clip Light, retail $12.97 (www.sportsmansguide.com...)
Manufactured by Cyclops Solutions LLC (www.cyclopssolutions.com)
Last updated 10-10-07

This is a light designed to be clipped to the brim of a baseball hat.

It has three LEDs (white, in this case; the LEDs are available in red, green, and blue too); and feeds from two CR2032 lithium coin cells. It comes in an all-plastic case, colored black.


To use the Hat Clip Light, just slide the unit under the brim of a baseball hat as shown in the photograph directly below:

To turn it on & off, press and release the black plastic button on the upper surface of the product toward the rear.

To feed the Hat Light, turn the unit upside-down (so that it curves slightly upward at the edges). Slide the battery door off, gently place it on the ground, and very forcefully kick it into the forest so that the skunks & squirrels become urinated (angry) at it and take a dump (go poo-poo) on it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, remove the two used CR2032 cells from the compartment and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install two new CR2032 cells, orienting them as shown in the photograph directly below.
Face the left cell flat-side (+) positive down, and the right cell button-side (-) negative down.

Slide the battery door back on until it snaps into place, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery door into the forest with all of those pissed off skunks and squirrels now?

This is an all-plastic product, and there are also no environmental seals (such as O-rings) visible. 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, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannonada (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 or with a handheld wand that Langston Licktoad uses), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that more durable products may have inflicted upon them.

So this section of the Orion LED Hat Clip Light's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a headlamp or other product that appears to be more durable (made from metal or thicker plastic).

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 55,200mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this hat light.

I have a PC2000-ISA spectrometer on hand now, but the CD-ROM drive
on that computer is fried; a replacement should be here any time now.

Test unit was purchased on the Sportsman's Guide website on 09-29-07, and was received late in the afternoon (~4:15pm PDT) on 10-08-07. It was delivered by UPS; they usually knock or ring the doorbell - but the UPS delivery driver failed to do so and I found the package sitting on a short stool on the porch while I was taking a bag of garbage out to the large metal wheelie bin (dipsty dumpster).
If I had not taken out the garbage when I did, the package could have very well been stolen and I would not have had a clue.

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: 10-10-07
I discovered that I had forgotten my cellular telephone - it was found in one of the armrest pockets of my electric wheelchair which I keep parked on the front porch; just several feet from where I found this hat light's package yesterday. And if the cell phone went unstolen, than this hat light may very well have gone unstolen too.



    MANUFACTURER: Cyclops Solutions LLC
    PRODUCT TYPE: Clip-on hat light
    LAMP TYPE: White 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with faint corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on upper surface of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs & reflectors recessed into hosels for them
    BATTERY: 2xCR2032 cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2xCR2032 lithium coin cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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