NeoGlo keychain lights are small LED lights that you can affix to a keychain or similar articles. You can affix them to your keychain either with the split ring or the lobster claw attachment, both affixed to a swivel.
They come in several colors; the models I'm testing today come in emerald green metallic and inca gold metallic bodies. They also come with sapphire blue metallic and ruby red metallic bodies. The LED colors mirror the body colors: emerald green has a green LED, and so on.
I have a blue one SOMEWHERE around here that I got a couple of years ago, but I don't know where it is, so it won't be tested for this page right now.
The NeoGlo keychain lights come ready to use right out of the package. First, you need to get the flashlight out of the package; I used a sharp swiss army knife blade and slit the packs down one side. Once you've actually got the NeoGlo out of the package though, you can go to town. :-)
To get a shot of light anytime, just press and hold in the grey rubbery button on the side of the flashlight barrel. Release it to turn the NeoGlo back off. This button is momentary-only; you cannot lock the NeoGlo on continuously. Use another flashlight if you need that capability.
The NeoGlo comes outfitted with a split ring and a spring-loaded lobster claw attachment, both on swivels. So you can lock it onto your keyring for good, or clip it on with the lobster claw accessory so you can remove it at a moment's notice.
To change the batteries in your NeoGlo flashlight, unscrew and remove the tailcap, and set it aside. Tip the barrel into your hand or over a garbage can, and get rid of the three dead LR44 cells inside there.
Stack three new LR44 cells onto a table or other flat surface, button-side (-) facing up. Lower the flashlight barrel over them, and slide the now-full barrel to the edge of the table and into your hand (don't let all those batteries fall out and go all over the floor!), and then turn the flashlight so the open end of the barrel is now facing up and the plastic lens is facing down. Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it. Check the flashlight to be sure it works; if it doesn't, you probably got one or more of the cells in there backward.
I tried to take current measurements of both flashlights, but was not successful.
These lights are reasonably durable, but not HIGHLY durable. And they're not very waterproof, so please try to keep them out of sinks, toilets, fishtanks, snowbanks, or other places where water might be found. If it gets wet inside, take it apart and let the pieces dry in a warm, dry place for a day or so.
The yellow model I'm testing has a very "ringy" beam; much more so than the picture below shows. The green model is much less ringy, and produces a fairly solid beam as single green LEDs go. The picture of the green beam model's beam below is much more representative of the LED beam than the picture of the yellow beam model's beam is.
Beam photo of green unit at ~12".
Measures 14,200mcd using a Meterman LM631 light meter.
Beam photo of yellow unit at ~12".
Measures 7,700mcd using a Meterman LM631 light meter.
The reddish tint in this picture is much more than you'd see in real life.
Blame the digital camera for that. :-)
Spectrometer plot of the amber LED in this flashlight.
Spectrometer plot of the green LED in this flashlight.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from WWW.TWO-CUBED.COM.
Test units were sent by a fan of the website, and received on 12-22-03; and are in their initial stages of testing.
MANUFACTURER: Team Products
PRODUCT TYPE: Keychain flashlight
LAMP TYPE: 5mm LED
No. OF LAMPS: 1
BEAM TYPE: Varies depending on color
SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off on barrel
BEZEL: Plastic window protects LED
BATTERY: 3x LR44 cells
WATER RESISTANT: Splash resistant at best
WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated
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