PK ICON Rogue 1 Flashlight, retail $37.95* (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for ICON in California (
Last updated 05-12-09

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 $37.95 price is for the "stock" version; this version has been "autographed" by Paul Kim aka. PK of Surefire, thus making it worth much more!

 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 reasonably sturdy. Ordinary flashlight accidents should not be enough to do it in. I wanted to administer the smack test on 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), but since this a limited run light that should be loved rather than abused, this particular test will be foregone this time around.

However, I did perform "The Knife Test" on it; with only very minor difficulty, I was able to scratch through to the bare Metalpatamon - er - the bare Metalpegasusmon - um that's not it either...the bare Metalangemon...crap that's not it either...the bare 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!!!) where the knife blade was applied.
This tells me that the finish is very likely a Type II anodizing.

Water-resistance will not be an issue here...if it falls next to the mailbox and the dog lifts his leg on it, just douche it off under the faucet or take the garden hose to it and keep going...good as new!

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.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 136,400mcd (low) and 1,031,000mcd (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 a Digimon plush (Greymon).

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.
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 won on a contest at CPF Marketplace on 03-16-09, and was received at 1:11pm PDT on 04-08-09.

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


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