Flexible Light, retail $2.99 (www.coghlans.com...)
Manufactured by Coghlan's (www.coghlans.com)
Last updated 04-28-09

The Flexible Light is a small light that clips onto clothing and has a # 222 incandescent bulb at the end of a flexible "gooseneck". This allows you to "shed some light on the subject" totally hands-free.

It feeds from a pair of AA cells that you supply yourself (well, for $2.99, did you really expect that they'd be included? )

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Flexible Light, feed it two AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go change that spark plug, pick up that dog poop, water that poor neglected begonia, pich that tent, or whatever else.

Rotate the bezel (head) clockwise until it clicks to turn it on, and rotate it counterclockwise (or "anticlockwise" if you prefer) to turn it off.

The Flexible Light is equipped with a large clip; this allows you to clip it to clothing articles such as pants wastebands and jackets - even heavy winter coats; this allows you to use the product totally hands-free.

The Flexible Light also has a flexible gooseneck measuring ~3.0" (~7.60cm) - this gooseneck may be bent to direct (aim) the light more precisely.

To change the batteries in the Flexible Light, unscrew the gooseneck assembly from the battery barrel, carefully toss the gooseneck assembly to the opposing pitcher at a Seattle Mariners game, allow him to pitch it to the Mariners batter currently at the plate, and let the batter smack it out of the park with the basses loaded so that Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus exclaims "Get out the rye bread and mustard grandma!!! It is grand salami time!!!"
* O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

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

Insert two new AA cells into the barrel, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives go in first.

Screw that gooseneck assembly back on.
Aren't you glad that you didn't toss that gooseneck assembly to a baseball pitcher now?

Because this is an incandescent product, sooner or later the bub will blow and the product will require relamping. As soon as I figure out how to do that, I'll place that information here.

The Flexible Light is designed to be used as an occasional-use tool for jobs requiring the use of both hands, not as an EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight meant to be carried around all the time, thrashed, trashed, and abused - so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cat spring a leak (uranate) on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a small sledgehammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, shoot it into the upper atmosphere of the planet Tau Alpha C
**, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that was born to be a flashlight and nothing but a flashlight.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 38.3cd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.
This measurement was taken from the brightest region of the beam.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the bulb in this light.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

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

Test unit was purchased at a Right Aid store in Federal Way WA. USA on 04-25-09.

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.

* In baseball, a "grand slam" is when a batter hits a home run with the bases loaded; this results in the score of the team currently batting to increase by four (4).

** From the Star Trek: TNG episode "Where No One has Gone Before".

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Uses batteries that are common and relatively inexpensive

Cheaper-than-desired construction
Not very water-resistant
The on/off switch seems to be a bit "fiddly" or flakey

    PRODUCT TYPE: Flexible-neck clip-on light
    LAMP TYPE: # 222 screw-base incandescent bub
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Wide, somewhat blotchy spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist bezel on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; lamp recessed in bare reflector
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Christ sakes NOOOO!!!
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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