LIGHTER/LED
FLASHLIGHT COMBO



Lighter/LED Flashlight Combo, retail $4.99 (www.wallgreens.com)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 12-26-05





This is a combination LED flashlight/cigerette lighter in a weighty metal body. The flashlight features a 3mm (T1) white LED at the bottom of of a smooth, semicircular reflector. This reflector is there mainly for cosmetic purposes; it does virtually nothing to modify or redirect the light, since the LED's own lens does the vast majority of that.

The cigerette lighter uses butane, and has three "jets" (for lack of a better term) that produce a hot, blue flame when actuated. Some users may term this a crack lighter, but it lights cigerettes, cigars, and pipes - I've never tried crack, so I don't know how well this lighter would work on it.

For the purposes of this web page, I'll focus mainly on the flashlight , even though I show the flame from the lighter and a photograph of the lighter lighting a cigerette just below.

I was not able to find this product on the Wallgreens website, so I have no URL to furnish you on this web page.


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To use the flashlight, press and hold in the black button just behind the flashlight head. Release the button to turn the flashlight back off.

To use the lighter portion of this product, flip the flashlight head of the unit up so it's tipped approximately 80 to the side.

Firmly press the silvery plunger on the side of the unit down until it clicks, and hold it that way for as long as you need fire.

Release this plunger and flip the flashlight head back down when you are finished using the lighter.

The striker is a piezoelectric element that produces a high voltage spark, not a flint that needs to be replaced on a periodic basis, so that's one less thing for you to worry about.


Photograph of the flame the unit produces when the lighter is actuated.


Photograph of the unit lighting a cigerette.



I have not yet figured out how to change the batteries when necessary - nor do I even know what kind or how many batteries are necessary, so this section of the web page will remain blank for the time being.




Photograph of the "business-end" of the flashlight portion, showing the LED, reflector, and end window.


Photograph of the "business-end" of the lighter portion, showing the three butane "jets".

Because this product was meant to be used as a lighter and emergency flashlight to be used occasionally, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around all the time, thrashed, and abused; I won't try to flush it down the toilet, bash it against the corner of a concrete stair or against a steel rod, let my housemate's kitty cat's ghost go to the bathroom on it, run over it with a 400lb Rascal, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to go through. So this section of the lighter's web page will be substantially more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight who's sole purpose in life is to be a flashlight.

The flashlight produces a dim, wide beam; this makes it ideal for locating dropped objects in the dark within relatively close proximity to you, and for reading restaraunt & bar menus in dimly-lit establishments.



Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 6,680mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.



Photograph of the lighter's flame.



TEST NOTES:
Test unit was purchased at Wallgreens on 09-29-05.

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.


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PROS:



CONS:



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown
    PRODUCT TYPE: Flashlight/cigerette lighter combo
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off
    BEZEL: Metal; LED and reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: Unknown size/type/number of cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splash-resistant at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries for LED, butane (pre-filled)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated

    PRODUCT RATING:

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