Aris Dynamo LED Torch, retail €TBA ($TBA)* (
Manufactured by Aris LED Technology for TokyoToys (
Last updated 10-19-05

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This is a large LED flashlight that you never have to buy batteries for or find an outlet to plug a charger into. You just flip out the handy dandy handle, and wind it for about one minute; this is said to provide you with ~37.5 minutes
* of light.

You can select one or all three LEDs, depending on how bright you need the light.

The wind-up rechargeable flashlight comes in an attractive plastic body, with rubber grips on the sides to help aid in retention when you're using or recharging the flashlight.

Above, the top photograph shows the product as it would normally appear during use or storage; the bottom photograph shows it with the charging handle folded out.


This flashlight came to me ready to use. When you receive yours, remove it from the package the best way you see fit, unfold the crank, and wind it at two revolutions per second (120RPM) for ten minutes. This is to ensure the internal battery is fully charged and ready to go.

Once this is done, you only need to crank it for one minute to obtain ~37.5 minutes of light.

* One side of the package reads 30 minutes; the other side of the package reads 45 minutes. So I took the value in between.

Press the button on the top of the flashlight until it clicks and then release it to turn all three LEDs on. Press & release it again to turn them all off. Press & release it a third time to turn the center LED on, press & release the button a fourth time to turn the flashlight off.
Just like it reads on the back of many shampoo (or shampee) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, pressing & releasing the button again turns all three LEDs on again.

This product does not use disposable batteries, so this section really isn't needed.

To charge the built-in rechargeable cells when necessary, unfold the crank and wind it (in either direction) at 120RPM (two revolutions per second) for one minute, then fold the crank back onto the bottom of the flashlight body; this should provide you with ~30 to ~45 minutes of light.

Because there are a number of moving mechanical parts inside this flashlight, "The Smack Test" really isn't that appropriate here.

Same with "The Toilet Test". Because of the hand crank, I would not have performed "The Toilet Test" anyway.

So this section of the page will seem more bare than this section of the page on a page about a battery-operated (using disposable batteries or batteries that are externally recharged) flashlight.

The flashlight has grippy rubber pieces on each side, so retention (the ability to hold the flashlight when your hands are cold, oily, or wet) should not be an issue.

The handle on the end of the charging crank is rubber, and it's on a swivel, so it is easy to hang onto while charging the flashlight.

The flashlight is in a very attractive body; with black and chrome highlights. As a whole, it looks a lot like a small starship. Well, a very, very, very, VERY tiny starship.
Kinda reminds me of the Rubicon on the Star Trek DS9 episode "One Little Ship" after it went through that compression nebula or whatever the F it was.

Beam photo at ~16" on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
Measures 100,100mcd (high) and 42,100mcd (low) on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
Photograph was taken at a longer distance from the target to show the outer rings.

Test unit was sent by H.W.of TokyoToys and was received on 10-11-05.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Aris LED Technology
    PRODUCT TYPE: Handheld rechargeable/self-powered flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with ring at perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Rubberised pushbutton on/mode change/off on top of flashlight
    BEZEL: LEDs and reflectors protected by curved clear plastic window
    BATTERY: Internal rechargeable batteries; capacity & chemistry unknown
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splash-resistant
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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Aris Dynamo LED Torch *

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