Mossberg® 12xLED Flashlight, retail $14.97* (www.sportsmansguide.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Meyerco (www.meyercousa.com)
Last updated 02-14-08

This is a nice looking metal flashlight, as such things go. The Mossberg® flashlight has twelve (12) LEDs in its head, comes in an aluminum body, and feeds from two AA cells held in its barrel.

Because it uses two AA cells, there is almost certainly a step-up inverter in there to boost the ~3.0 volts from the batteries to the ~3.6 to ~3.8 volts the white LEDs need.

* This flashlight is only sold in pairs; this equates to a price of ~$7.49 apiece.


The Mossberg® 12xLED Flashlight is ready to use as soon as you get it out of the package.

To get a shot of light anytime, first be sure the tailcap is turned just so the light goes out. Pressing in on and holding the tailcap then turns the flashlight on, and releasing the tailcap turns it off.

To get continuous light, turn the tailcap clockwise (tighten) until light comes out the other end. Turn the tailcap counterclockwise (loosen) until the light shuts off.

To change the batteries in your Mossberg®, unscrew & remove the tailcap, and set it aside. Tip the two dead "AA" cells into the garbage (not a toilet bowl) and kiss their sorry butts goodbye. Or recycle them if your community has a battery reclamation program in place.

Place two new "AA" cells in the flashlight barrel, orienting them so their button-ends (-) positives go in first.

Once both cells are in, screw the tailcap back on, and back it off a bit when the Mossberg® comes on.

The Mossberg® appears to be reasonably durable, and it is. When I performed that terrible smack test on it (ten whacks against the concrete floor of a patio: 5 smacks against the side of the bezel and 5 smacks against the side of the tailcap), only very, very, very minor damage was found. There is some extremely minor denting and gouging to the bare Metalgrandkuwagamon - er - the bare Metaldemidevimon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalmalomyotismon...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 poop} up!!! ) on the sides of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck.

No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected.

This light seems a little dimmer than expected, but it's not useless by any means. Not by *ANY MEANS*.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 81,700mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

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

Atari ''Tempest''
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''
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

Below the "Big Scary Laser" poster is a calendar my sister gave me.

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

And those faint green spots are from a Laser Stars unit.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.

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

Test units (they're only sold in pairs) were purchased on the Sportsman's Guide website on 02-09-08, and were received on the afternoon of 02-12-08.

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: Handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 12
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dim corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist tailcap on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs recessed into hosels for them
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    WATER RESISTANT: Moderate weather-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2xAA cells, small lanyard
    WARRANTY: 1 year


    Star Rating

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