ICON Rogue 1 Flashlight, retail $37.95 (www.brightguy.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for ICON in California (www.myiconlight.com)
Last updated 11-29-10

The Rogue 1 is a single AA cell flashlight that has a white high-powered LED at the bottom of a stippled (texturised) reflector.

It comes in a thick aluminum body, and has a transparent plastic window in its "business-end" to protect the LED and reflector.

The Rogue 1 is turned on and off using a rubberised button on its tailcap. It is a two-stage light (high and low); these can be easily selected by pushing the tailcap button.

The Rogue 1 was designed by Paul Kim aka. PK of Surefire.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Rogue 1, press & release the tailcap button once to activate it in "high" mode, press & release it again to turn the flashlight off, press & release it a third time to turn the flashlight on in "low" mode, and press & release it a fourth time to turn the flashlight off.

When you desire low mode, you have to turn the Rogue 1 off and back on again within ~2 seconds of initially turning it on.

Just like it reads on the back of many shampoo bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat".
In other words, pressing & releasing the tailcap button again turns the Rogue 1 on in "high" mode.

Momentary (signalling) operation is available by pressing the tailcap button less firmly (before it clicks) and holding it that way for as long as you need light. As for constant-on mode, if you need low mode, you have to turn the Rogue 1 off and back on again within ~2 seconds of initially turning it on.

To change the battery in your brand spanken new (or corroded old) Rogue 1, unscrew and remove the bezel (head), gently place it on the ground, and kick it in the garden so the praying mantids will think it's something yummy to eat and subsequently strike at it...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the old used-up AA cell out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Slide a new AA cell in the flashlight barrel, orienting it so its flat-end (-) negative goes in first. Finally, screw the bezel firmly back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that bezel into the garden with all those hungry, hungry praying mantids now?

Here is what a praying mantis looks like.
I found this guy on the morning of 09-08-06 clinging to the basket of my scooter.

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

The flashlight appears to be very durable and sturdy, and it is. Ordinary flashlight accidents should not be enough to do it in. I administered the smack test on it (I literally beat the living tweedle out of it - ten whacks against the concrete floor of a porch; 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 to the bare Metalgallantmon - er - the bare Metalrapidmon - um that's not it either...the bare Metaldemidevimon...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 feces} up!!!) on the sides of the bezel and tailcap where it was struck. No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected.

I also struck it once on one of the "blades" against the corner of a concrete stair to see what would happen in the admittedly remote chance that a user of the Rogue 1 dropped it on stairs and it just so happened to land that way...as the photograph directly below shows, the "blade" bent inward somewhat - though this does ***NOT*** affect the functionality of the flashlight in any manner.

Note how the "blade" is somewhat bent.
This was a rather easy fix with a screwdriver however; the Rogue 1 involved in this test was quickly repaired and is none the worse for wear.

The primary purpose of this test is not necessarily to see if the exterior of the flashlight would be damaged; it's more about the internal components which would be subject to a high shock load ("G force") every time it strikes the concrete.

I also performed "The Knife Test" on it; with only very minor difficulty, I was able to scratch through to the bare Metalgatomon - er - the bare Metalnefertimon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalangewomon...crap that's not it either...the bare Metalvenommyotismon...er...uh...wait a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've STILL been watching too much Digimon again! - I'm still making {vulgar term for poo-poo up!!!) where the knife blade was applied.
This tells me that the finish is very likely a Type II anodizing.

Low mode uses PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) where the LED is rapidly pulsed. This was evident when the light was activated in low mode and then rapidly waved about.

Water-resistance will not be an issue here...if it falls in the litterbox and the cat piddles on it, just douche it off under the faucet and keep going...good as new!

This evaluation look an awful lot like this one?
Thought you'd say so.
These products are functionally identical (differing only in body color and bezel embossing), so I could use its web page as a template for this one.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 139,200mcd (low) and 1,080,000mcd (high).
Both measurements taken on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet (high mode).

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet (low mode).
Those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piņata" posters, and that clock on the right that looks like a gigantic wristwatch is my Infinity Optics Clock.
You may also be able to see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles and Patrick Star) and two Digimon plush (Greymon and Terriermon).

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.

The lanyard for this product (goes with the spectrum directly below).

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of fluorescence of the lanyard for this product when irradiated with the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

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

Now which ICON is which?

Test unit was sent by PK of Surefire on 04-08-09, and was received at 10:03am PDT on 04-10-09.

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.

The packaging materials indicate that this flashlight is RoHS compliant; that is, there are no heavy metals (read: poisonous metals) like lead, mercury, or cadmium in its construction that could queer the landfill if the product is ever disposed of.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Bright for its size
Nice to look at - whether on or off
Reasonably durable construction
Water-resistant and even submersible to shallow depths

Not hard anodized

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown, for ICON in California
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: High-powered white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/wide corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on tailcap
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 1xAA cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to ~3 feet (1 meter)
    ACCESSORIES: 1xAA cell, two lanyards
    WARRANTY: 1 year


    Star Rating
    There's no rating for an *ALMOST* perfect score here.

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