Value Tools Tool Set+Flushlight, retail $1.50 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for East-West Distributing Company
Last updated 02-09-08

Ok, so maybe calling it a "flushlight" is a bit too cruel, because it is brighter than a lot of other two-cell incandescents. But it's still kind of a POS, so the term "flushlight" stands.

I was not able to find the specific URL on the Wallgreens website, so I did not furnish one.

This is a 2-AA cell incandescent flashlight that came in a package with two screwdrivers and a third tool consisting of a handle and six screwdriver tips you can put in it. The whole thing was just $1.50 at Wallgreens, so you know the quality of the tools and the flashlight aren't going to be that high.


To use the flashlight, feed it first (see directly below), and then you'll be ready to rock.

Slide the slide switch on the barrel forward (toward the head) to turn the flushlight on, and slide the switch backward (toward the tailcap) to turn the flushlight off.

See, that's all there is to it.

To change the batteries in the flushlight , unscrew and remove the bezel (head), and set it aside.

Tip the barrel of the flushlight into your hand, and dispose of or recycle the two used AA cells as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the barrel, button-end (+) positive end facing outward.

Screw the bezel back on, and be done with it.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the flushlight was constructed.

Because this is an incandescent flashlight, sooner or later you'll need to change the blub. As soon as I figure out how that is done and what kind of replacement lamp it needs, I'll add that procedure right here on this web page.

This unit is of all-plastic construction, so "The Smack Test" really wouldn't be appropriate here.

Same with "The Toilet Test"...not because two other people share the commode here, but because the product is not waterproof or submersible. When I suctioned the switch area and the bezel, substantial air leakage was detected. I think it is very lightly splash-resistant at best, but it is not waterproof or submersible. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of Kodiak bear pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, fishtanks, dog water dishes, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, remove the bezel and batteries, empty the water out of the body if necessary, and set all 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 or if somebody or something peed on it, douche it out with fresh water before setting it out to dry. You don't want your flushlight to smell like seashells or wee-wee when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or piss) can't be very good for the insides.

The light produced by the flushlight is a distinctly yellow-white, but not nearly as dim as many other two-AA cell flashlights. So yes, it would indeed be more useful in dark situations than many other two cell incandescents of similar size.

The flushlight has a small, thin lanyard attached via a small metal ring to its tail end. This lanyard fits comfortably around two fingers; it is not large enough to go around the wrist, a doorknob, or the flushlight itself. The lanyard is a "catbeat segment of poo-poo momma farker" (toilet words replaced with innocous ones - the correct acronym is PWPOSMF), but you could hang the flushlight from a nail or a hook if desired.

Although I do not advocate disposing of perfectly good flashlights, you could do yourself a favour here and throw this one in the garbage can (don't worry about getting rid of perfectly good batteries - they're not included with this product) & replace it with one of the one- or two-cell LED products out there.

Beam photograph at ~12".
Measures 58.4cd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent bulb in this flashlight.

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

Test unit was purchased at Wallgreens on 09-09-05.

Product was made in China (it reads so on the back of the package). A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 07-18-06
I just now successfully removed the collar from the bottom of the reflector, and the bulb is a tall, narrow wire-lead type - not all that unlike the incandescent bulbs found in miniature Christmas light sets.

This bulb is also non-changeable; one of the visible wires is connected to the center terminal with a rivet. Now I guess that really *DOES* make it a "flushlight" - even if you keep it, when the bulb goes you can dispose of the flashlight by flushing.

Useful enough if no other flashlight is available

Somewhat fragile construction
Not too water-resistant
Whimpy, way-too-short lanyard
Dim for a two cell incandescent
Urinous yellow light color
Unknown-type bulb - relamping the product could be a challenge

    PRODUCT TYPE: Tool set with flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Incandescent, wattage not known
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with artifacts in corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on barrel
    BEZEL: Plastic; plastic window protects lamp & reflector
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splash-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Screwdrivers (light is part of a small tool set)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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