Rechargeable 16xLED Flashlight, retail $12.98 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 11-27-07

The Rechargeable 16xLED Flashlight is just that: a flashlight that plugs in to recharge, and has 16 white LEDs to produce its light.

It comes in a blue-colored plastic body, and has the charging circuitry built in, so all you have to do to charge it is plug it in.


To use this flashlight, charge it first (see directly below), and then you'll be able to light up that pesky fusebox with the stupid dumb blown fuse (or that asinine popped breaker) in it.

To turn it on, slide the black slide switch (located on the barrel near the front) forward (toward the LEDs).
To turn it off, slide the slide switch backward (toward the tail).

There is no momentary or signalling mode available in this flashlight; please do not look for or expect to find one.

To charge the flashlight, turn it so the tailcap faces up, and slide that black plastic thing toward the edge of the flashlight body. This extends the AC charger prongs.

Plug it into any standard (in north America anyway) 2- or 3-slot 110 to 130 volts AC 60Hz household receptacle.

If the outlet is energised and the flashlight is plugged in properly, a red LED on the barrel near the tail will come on to indicate charging in progress.

According to the instructional materials furnished with the flashlight, charge it for ***NO MORE*** than 15 hours.
Do ***NOT*** simply leave it plugged in all the time; the batteries can become damaged if you do.

After 15 hours tops, unplug the flashlight, turn it so the tailcap faces up, and slide that black plastic thing toward the center of the flashlight body. This retracts the AC charger prongs.

This photograph shows the AC prongs extended, as they would be when you plug it in for charging.

This product is made primarily of fairly lightweight plastic, so "The Smack Test" would be inappropriate.

The product is also not too water-resistant; water would literally pour in through the slots for the AC prongs and probably around that slide switch too. So "The Toliet Test" would also be inappropriate here; unless of course I wanted to ruin a perfectly good flashlight with nice, sparkling clean water from the cistern (toilet tank).

The unit rattles very noticeably during even casual handling; I believe it is the battery pack just rattling around loose inside. This cannot be that good for the wires that connect it to the charge circuitry and/or the LEDs & switch. I just now opened the bezel and found that the battery pack is supposed to be fastened to the inside wall with silicone sealant; but the battery pack in mine has broken free for an as-of-yet unknown reason.

Let's get a photograph of it's off to the Fotomat we go.

See where the battery pack should be fastened to the left hand side of the inside of the barrel?
It has broken free and just rattles around loose inside now.

This flashlight functions as it should, so I am probably not going to deem it a "catbeat segment of poo-poo momma farker" (toylet words replaced with innocous ones - the correct acronym is PWPOSMF) and award it the prestigious (cough, sputter, sound of a wall-mounted porcelain urinator flushing) "Zero Stars. Whip Out Your {vulgar term for male urinator/inseminator; starts with a "p" and rhymes with 'wrecker'} or Run to the Lavatory, Sit Down, and Take a Whiz On It!" rating; but it will probably not receive a really high rating either specifically because of this battery issue.

Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 85,500mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
The greenish tint you see is the camera; no greenish tint is visible to the eye.

Beam photo at ~10'.

The color you see in this photograph is more representative of the true color than the above photograph depicts.

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

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

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

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.

Test unit was purchased on the Things You Never Knew Existed website on 11-20-07, and was received on the afternoon of 11-23-07.

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: Medium handheld LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 16
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with soft fall-off at perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on barrel
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: Three cells; unknown voltage/chemistry rechargeable
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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