Sunway 1W LED Flashlight, retail 29.00 ($35.01)* (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for TokyoToys (
Last updated 10-16-05

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The Sunway 1W LED Flashlight is an LED flashlight that uses a Luxeon I LED at the bottom of a smooth reflector.
Although the packaging is labelled "Sunway", there is no indication of its actual manufacturer or country of manufacture.

It comes in an almost all-aluminum body, clear anodized for protection, has a rubbery pushbutton on the tailcap, and has three AAA cells in a side-by-side carriage in its barrel to feed that LED with.


To use this flashlight, feed it first (see below), and then you can go to town.

Press the black tailcap button firmly until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on. Repeat the same action to turn the flashlight off.

There is no momentary or signalling mode available when the flashlight is off, however, you can blink the flashlight while it is on by partially depressing the tailcap button. If you don't mind the backward or reverse feeling of this, you can blink the flashlight this way.

To change the batteries in this flashlight, unscrew and remove the tailcap, very gently place it on the ground, and stomp on it with the heels of old or used bowling shoes...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the clear plastic battery carriage out of the barrel and into your hand. If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the used cells if they are present in this carriage.

Insert three new AAA cells into the carriage, one in each compartment. Orient each cell so the flat-end (-) negative faces a spring for it in its compartment.

Once the carriage is full, insert it into the flashlight's barrel, aiming it so the spring on the end goes in first. Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

Measures 229mA on my DMM's 4A scale.

The flashlight appears to be reasonably sturdy. Ordinary flashlight accidents should not be enough to do it in. I administered the smack test on it (ten whacks against the corner of a concrete stair; five whacks against the side of the tailcap and five whacks against the side of the bezel), and found the expected damage. There is some minor gouging on the sides of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected.

I believe it is covered with a clear Type II anodized finish, so it should hold up reasonably well if it is stored in a toolbox or if it goes up against coins, keys, or other flashlights in your pocket. This is not the toughest finish available, so it may become scuffed up after spending a lot of time fighting with other metal articles during storage or transport.

The flashlight is water-resistant and even submersible to shallow depths. So you need not be concerned about using it in rain or snow, and shallow water landings should not kill it either. It should also survive if the dog gets upset at it for some reason and takes a leak on it. If this happens, just take the garden hose to it or douche it off under the faucet - good as new.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 583,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~15'.

That red star thing on the wall is from an American DJ Laser Widow.

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

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White Luxeon I LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on tailcap
    BEZEL: Metal; LED and reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3xAAA cells
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths anyway
    ACCESSORIES: 3xAAA cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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