Quaggy Light, homemade (No URL available)
Manufactured by N/A
Last updated 09-04-06

I received the Quaggy Light sometime in late 2002 while I was "away", and found it in mid- or late-winter 2003 after I got back home. I lost it shortly thereafter (how do you lose a flashlight? Well, you can if it's barely bigger than a 9v battery snap!!!)

The Quaggy Light features a bright white LED and a momentary pushbutton on its top, and a standard snap connector on its bottom that fits a standard alkaline 9 volt battery.


To use the Quaggy Light, just snap it to a rectangular 9 volt battery, and blaze away.

To get light, press and hold in the momentary pushbutton on top of the light.
To not get light, just release this button.

Changing the battery for the Quaggy Light is an easy job. Just unsnap the old battery, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit. Take a new 9v battery, and line it up so the large terminal goes to the smaller connector on the Quaggy Light, and the small terminal goes to the larger connector on the light. Press the two straight together until the connectors snap into place, and you're done.

Published lifetime is 15 hours on an alkaline battery.

Measured 21.6mA from a regular alkaline 9 volt battery. I used a not-quite new Radio Shack Enercell for this test.

The Quaggy Light and its battery are not covered, so it's not waterproof. But if you keep its use confined to the house, office, car interior, fairweather camping trips, or similar place; water shouldn't be much of a problem here.

Some suggest uses from the sheet that comes with the Quaggy Light:
  • Locating small lost objects
  • Looking behind your computer to see which plug fell out
  • Checking that there is nobody under the bed
  • Searching for fossils after dark
  • Reading a book under the blankets without your Mum knowing
  • Finding your way around at night
  • Illumination for note-taking in a dark lecture hall that has a bad slide projector in it
  • Sending Morse code messages to a friend (he or she needs a Quaggy Light too)
The instructional material also states that your Quaggy Light can be operated from 9v batteries that are too dead for their original use - toys, bathroom scales, etc.

Beam photo at ~12".
Measures 14,400mcd using a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the LED in this flashlight.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from TWO-CUBED.

Unit was sent to my home in late 2002 while I was "away". It was found in mid- or late-winter 2003, and then lost again shortly thereafter. I just found it yesterday (10-19-03) while I was looking for an LED. The Quaggy Light was never meant to go on this website, but here ya go anyway. Just in case you have one. :-)

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Unit is of a homemade nature, and will not be rated like a commercial product.

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