Compact 1W LED Flashlight with Clip, retail $3.95 (www.dealextreme.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown/not stated)
Last updated 03-05-08

The 1W LED Flashlight with Clip is an aluminum-bodied light that has a single 1 watt white LED in the end, powered by a single AAA cell held in its barrel. The LED & reflector are protected by a plastic window (or "lens" if you prefer).

A DC-DC inverter circuit in the flashlight's head boosts the ~+1.5 volts from the AAA cell to the ~+3.6 volts the LED needs.


Getting this light to work is as easy as pressing the button on the tailcap until it clicks & then then releasing it.
Perform the same action to turn the flashlight back off.

To change the battery in this flashlight, unscrew and remove the tailcap, dash it to the ground, and stomp on it with spiked golf shoes...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the open end of the barrel into your hand, and dispose of or recycle as you see fit the used AAA cell that comes out.

Insert a new AAA cell in the barrel, orienting it so its button-end (+) positive goes in first, and screw the tailcap back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

Current usage measures 65.1mA on my DMM's 400mA scale.

I beat the living tweedle out of it (gave it ten firm whacks against a concrete sidewalk; five whacks against the side of the tailpiece and five whacks against the side of the bezel), and found the expected damage. There is some significant (not minor, but not major either) gouging to the bare Metalcherrymon - er - the bare Metalsquidmon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalarukenimon...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 poopoo} up! ) on the side of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected. It still works as well now as it did when I received it two days ago.

This flashlight is splash- and weather-resistant at absolute maximum, but it is *NOT* submersible. There is no O-ring on the barrel where the tailcap comes off, plus the flashlight failed "The Suction Test" rather notably; which shows it will also leak at the bezel (head) as well. Water, milk, diet vanilla Pepsi, cold (or hot) coffee, urine, ice cold fizzy root beer, disposable douches, disposable enemas, tranny fluid, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, brake fluid, motor oil, or other liquids could get inside. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, snowbanks, puddles of concentrated camel urine, tall cold glasses (or short lukewarm glasses) of milk, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, root beer floats, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, cups of coffee (hot *OR* cold), fishtanks, dog water dishes, old yucky wet mops, wall-mounted porcelain urinators, puddles from leaky water heaters, near busted garden hoses, 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 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, got thrown into a glass of milk, if it fell in a root beer float, if somebody squirted a Massengill brand post-menstrual disposable douche or a Fleet brand disposable enema at it (and hit it with the douche or the enema), or if somebody or something peed on it, rinse all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your light to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or uranation), lactic acid (from moo juice), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

I'm not familiar with the LED used in this flashlight, so please no emails asking this.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 54,300mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
This is a surprisingly low value for a 1 watt LED.

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 unit was ordered on the DealExtreme website on 02-01-08, and was received on the afternoon of 02-29-08.

UPDATE: 03-05-08
The LED in this flashlight is *DEFINITELY NOT* a 1 watt lamp; it is a 0.5W LED at best.
Yes, I disassembled the product in order to determine this.



    PRODUCT TYPE: Small LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 1W white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dim corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on tailcap
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 1xAAA cell
    WATER RESISTANT: Splash-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Pocket clip
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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