FLT-1013 KEYCHAIN
LED FLASHLIGHT



FLT-1013 Keychain LED Flashlight, retail $3.95 (www.ledtronics.com...)
Manufactured by LEDTronics (www.ledtronics.com)
Last updated 02-12-06





The LEDTronics FLT-1013 Keychain LED Flashlight is a diminutive little light that is ready to provide light at a moment's notice.

Housed in a brushed aluminum body, this flashlight was designed to be kept on your keys or on a purse zipper and always be ready for you when you need to shed some light on the subject.

Powered by four LR1120 button cells and sporting a white LED, this tiny 1.92" long by 0.39" diameter flashlight was designed to be with you for life.


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The FLT-1013 comes in a hinged presentation case with the flashlight and batteries in cutouts in the stiff foam liner for them. Install the included batteries first (see directly below), and then you can go paint the town red...or in this case, a bluish-white.

Press and hold the button on the barrel to turn it on; release the button to turn it off.
Yes, it really is as easy as that.



To change the batteries, unscrew and remove the tailcap, and set it aside.

If necessary, remove the four expired LR1120 cells from the barrel, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Stack four new LR1120 button cells on a flat surface like a desk, button-side (-) negative up.

Lower the flashlight barrel over the cells, slide it to the edge of the desk, and place your finger where it will cover the open end of the barrel when you slide the flashlight away so the batteries don't fall out. Invert the flashlight, so the open end faces up.

Screw the tailcap back on, and you're finished.

Measures 47.2mA on my DMM's 400mA scale.



This flashlight appears reasonably durable, and it is. When I performed that dreadful smack test on it (five whacks to the side of the barrel against the corner of a concrete stair), the expected damage was found. Some minor scratching and gouging was detected on the barrel when I examined the FLT-1013 with another flashlight (only a true flashaholic would use a flashlight to examine another flashlight); no optical or electrical malfunctions were found.

This flashlight is splatter-resistant at minimum, but it is not waterproof or submersible. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of golden retriever pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, fishtanks, dog water dishes, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. A little rain or snow probably wouldn't hurt it though, so you need not be too concerned about using it in lightly to at most moderately bad weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, dump out the water if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you reassemble and use it again.

If it fell into seawater or if somebody or something peed on it, douche all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your flashlight to smell like kelp or piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or urination) can't be very good for the insides.

The light produced by the FLT-1013 is a noticeably bluish-white in tint, but still offers a decent color rendition if you require that in a flashlight.

Because the light output is low (by modern keychain light standards), you can use this to illuminate automobile dashboards, aircraft cockpit instruments, astronomical instruments, or for other illuminating jobs where having a super bright light might be detrimental to your night vision abilities.
From the light's web page about its possible uses, comes the following:

Map Reading
Instrument and Watch Illumination
Military and Police Operations
Astronomers
Emergency Lighting
Cabin Lighting While Driving at Night
Key-hall Illumination
Restaraunt Menu Reading



Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 10,610mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.





TEST NOTES:
Test unit was sent by J.P. of LEDTronics on 02-08-06 and was received on the afternoon of 02-11-06.


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    MANUFACTURER: LEDTronics
    PRODUCT TYPE: Keychain LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Wide spot w/very dim corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LED recessed into cell for it
    BATTERY: 4xLR1120 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 47.2mA
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at minimum
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: 4xbatteries, small/medium split ring, swivel, presentation case
    SIZE: 1.92" long by 0.39" diameter
    WEIGHT: 0.6oz
    WARRANTY: 3 years

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