Glo Lite, retail $1.99
Manufactured by Garrity (
Last updated 11-21-10

The Glo Lite is a smallish-medium sized handheld flashlight with a bit of a twist:

No, it's not the KPR4 bulb near the bottom of a mirror-smooth reflector (protected by a plastic window).
And no, it's not the two AA cells in its plastic barrel that power the lamp.

It's that pretty much the entire flashlight is made from a GITD (glow in the dark) material, which gives off a ghostly greenish glow in the dark after it's been exposed to light.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Use the Glo Lite much as you would many ordinary "drugstore" flashlights: slide the black switch on the barrel forward (toward the reflector) to turn it on, and slide the switch backward (toward the tailcap) to turn it off.

There is no momentary or "signalling" mode in the Glo Lite; please do not look for or expect to find one.

The instructional materials indicate that you should "charge" the GITD body of the Glo Lite for approximatly two hours in direct sunlight or household lighting; this is said to provide ~2:30 of glow.

To change the batteries, just unscrew the head until it comes off.
Set it aside.

Dump the two dead AA cells into whatever container you see fit to dispose of or recycle them in.

Drop two new AA cells into the flashlight barrel, button-end (+) positive facing up.

Screw the head back on, and be done with it.

Because this is an incandescent flashlight, sooner or later the bulb is gonna cash it in; here's how you change it:
  • Unscrew & remove the head, and set the barrel aside.
  • On the underside of the head, you'll see a black thing with a metal ring surrounding it. Unscrew it from the head.
  • Remove the burnt-out bulb, and dispose of it. Light bubs are not yet recyclable, which is why I did not offer that option here.
  • Place a new KPR4 bulb in the head assembly, glass part first.
  • Screw that black plastic thing back on.
  • Screw the head back onto the flashlight barrel.

The flashlight is tough, but not indestructible. So try not to roll it under the wheels of a moving vehicle, or drop it off a rooftop onto a concrete driveway. It might crack or even become broken if you did that.

Having said that, I did perform a slightly modified version of "The Smack Test" on it. I smacked the Glo Lite against the concrete floor of the front porch ten times (five against the side of the bezel, and five on the side of the tailcap) with slightly less force than I'd use on a metal flashlight, and was not able to damage the flashlight severely at all; there is some minor denting to the side of the tail where it was struck. No mechanical or electrical malfunctions were detected; though the filament in the bulb was deflected somewhat - the beam is now rather ringy - not that unlike the beam from Captain Proton's flashlight on the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Night".

Here, let's show you with a photograph...
And it's off to the Fotomat we go:

See how the beam is ringy and shaped somewhat eccentrically?

The Glo Lite comes with a hanging ring built into the tailpiece. Swing the ring out to use it, fold it back down when you're finished with it. This ring is made out of plastic, so try not to reef on it too hard, or it could become broken.

The bezel has anti-roll fins built into it. So if the surface you set the Glo Lite on isn't perfectly level and flush, the light won't just summarily roll away from you. Speaking of "flush", I don't believe the light is 100% waterproof and submersible, so you probably don't want to throw it in the toilet to check. There are no O-rings anywhere in the flashlight that I can see, so try not to drown it.

This product look an awful lot like the AB UV Glo Lite Mod?
Thought you'd say so.
That's because a Garrity Glo Lite was used for this modification, so I was able to use its web page as a template for this one.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 614cd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Those rectangular graphic things in the upper right quadrant of this photograph are marquees from:

Sega ''Star Trek''
Atari ''Tempest''
Venture Line ''Looping''
Jaleco ''Exerion''

upright coin-op arcade video games from the 1980s.

And those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piņata" posters.

Photograph of flashlight after having been irradiated with a blue LED for several seconds.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent bulb in this flashlight.

Spectrographic analysis of fluorescence of the green body of this flashlight 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.

Test unit was purchased at Raleys in Sacramento CA. USA on 10-28-08.
It was found with the Halloween decorations, not in the usual flashlight section.

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.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Incandescent flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: Incandescent bulb, type KPR4
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dimmer, somewhat ringy corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; plastic window protects bub & reflector
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light weather-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x AA cells
    WARRANTY: 1 year


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