iTP Superior Flashlight, "Orange Peel" Reflector, retail $49.00 (
Manufactured by iTP Light Electronic Co., Ltd (
Last updated 10-13-11

The iTP Superior Flashlight is an insanely *BRIGHT* flashlight!!!

It comes in a almost all-aluminum body with a Type III hard-anodized finish, uses a Cree 7090-XR-E Q5 LED, behind a glass window (or "lens" if you prefer, even though it does not modify the light in any manner), and has a stippled ("orange peel" texturised) reflector.

It operates from two CR123A lithium camera cells (or "batteries" if you are more comfortable with that term).

It has multiple (at least 64!) intensity settings, one strobe (flash) mode, and an SOS mode, plus steady-on.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this flashlight, feed it first if necessary (see directly below), and THEN you can go set fire to the side of a bathtub/shower factory.

Press the tailcap button firmly until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on in "steady" mode.
Press & release it the same way again to turn it off.

Press the tailcap button firmly until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on in fast blink ("strobe") mode.
Press & release it the same way again to turn it off.

Press the tailcap button firmly until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on in SOS mode - the light will blink the Morse code SOS signal (three long flashes, pause, three short flashes, pause, three long flashes, pause, repeat).
Press & release it the same way again to turn it off.

To adjust the intensity, turn the flashlight on in "steady" mode, then rotate the bezel (head) counterclockwise approximately ¼ of a turn; the light will then slowly but smoothly decrease in intensity. When the light level is where you want it, give the bezel ¼ turn clockwise to have it stay in that mode.

If you are already in a dimmer mode, just do the same thing - the flashlight will brighten instead of dim this time.

While moving in either direction, once the minimum or maximum setting is reached, the light will announce this by flashing - a series of two quick blinks, a brief pause, then a third blink.

The flashlight "remembers" the intensity setting you had, so that when you turn the unit off and then later, back on, it comes on at the same setting you had it. Even when you change the batteries, this setting is "remembered".

To change the CR123A cells when necessary, unscrew and remove the tailcap, dash it to the floor, and stomp on it with old or used bowling shoes...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the used CR123As cell out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Insert two new CR123A cells, button-end (+) positive first into the barrel.

Screw the tailcap back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

Current usage measures 10.7mA (lowest) to 734mA (highest).

According to the packaging materials, you can use a 18650, 16430, and 17670 rechargeable lithium ion cell, in addition to the two CR123A disposable lithium cells that you may already be familiar with.
The working voltage of this flashlight is +3.0 volts to +8.4 volts.

This flashlight appears at least fairly durable, and it is!!! When I performed that terrible smack test on it (ten whacks against the concrete floor of a porch: 5 smacks against the side of the bezel and 5 smacks against the side of the tailcap), only very, very, very minor damage was found. There is some extremely minor gouging to the bare Metalvenommyotismon - er - the bare Metaldemidevimon - um 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) on the side of the bezel where it was struck. No optical or electrical anomalies were detected.

The primary purpose of "The Smack Test" is not necessarily to see if the exterior of the flashlight would be damaged; it's more about the internal components which would be subject to a high shock load ("G force") every time the poor, defenseless, innocent, helpless (or "hapless") flashlight strikes the concrete.

The iTP Superior Flashlight has a Type III hard anodized finish; I tried to cut through it with the blade of a folding knife, and was not successful.
Would I really try to cut up a brand spanken new flashlight?
You bet your sugar-coated toilet muscle (sweet patootie) I would, if it's in the name of science.

The front window is made out of glass, not plastic. I tried to gouge it with the blade of a folding knife, and I was not successful.
Would I really try to cut up the lens of a brand spanken new flashlight?
You bet your sweet patootie (sugar-coated toilet muscle) I would, if it's in the name of science.

The iTP Superior Flashlight is water-resistant. When I removed the tailcap and performed that dreadful suction test on it, no air leakage was detected. There is an O-ring between the tailcap and the body, and another between the bezel (head) and the body; these should help seal out things like water, diet Pepsi, coffee, tea, bird poop, mud, snow, pee, and other liquids and semiliquids; keeping them outside the flashlight where they belong. If it falls into water, just shake it off and keep going. And if it fell in the cat box and the kitty pissed on it, just douche it off under the faucet - good as new.

The light output by the iTP Superior Flashlight is a pure white, with no red, pink, yellow, blue, purple, or "rotten octopus urine green" tint to it.
Not in the hotspot, not in the corona either.

The dimmer functions are *NOT* PWM (Pulse Width Modulated); as I can observe absolutely no flickering when the unit is switched to one of the dimmer levels and then waved about rapidly.
The following photograph of an oscilloscope screen illustrates this:

Note that the trace (line) on the oscilloscope's screen is flat; it does not show a waveform of any type.

This evaluation look an awful lot like the one I made for the iTP Superior Flashlight, Smooth Reflector?
Thought you'd say so.
These products are functionally and visually identical to one another (differing only in reflector style), so I could use its web page as a template for this one.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
That "rotten polar bear urine green" tint does not actually exist.
Measures 4,900,000mcd (high) and 148,600mcd (low) 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.

Those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piñata" posters.

Spectrographic analysis
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.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product in action.
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In this video, you can see the flashlight being increased in intensity, being decreased in intensity, being put into fast strobe mode, and being placed into SOS mode.

Video showing what happens when the batteries start to poop out. Note that the light winks off and back on three times in rapid succession, then runs steady-on for awhile (looks like ~six seconds), then the sequence repeats.

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Test unit of this and one other iTP flashlight was sent by The LED Light on 10-14-08, and was received on the afternoon of 10-16-08.

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: 03-13-09
The price of this light has been sharply reduced - from $77.00 to just $49.00!!!

I have also decided to apply the light's final rating today - 4½ Stars and placement in this website's Trophy Case!!!

Tough & durable construction
Insanely bright
Multiple modes/intensity levels which are easily accessible
No PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) at lower levels - therefore, no flickering

The price is a bit on the high side - or *WAS* anyway

    MANUFACTURER: iTP Light Electronic Co., Ltd
    PRODUCT TYPE: Smallish handheld multimode flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: White Cree 7090-XR-E Q5 LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on tailcap
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; glass window protects LED & reflector
    BATTERY: 2xCR123A cells; or one 18650, 16430, and 17670 Li:ION rechargeable cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 10.7mA (lowest) to 734mA (highest)
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to unknown depth
    ACCESSORIES: Nylon belt holster, wrist lanyard, two O-rings, two switch rubbers
    SIZE: 5.99" long, 1.62" diameter
    WEIGHT: 165g
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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iTP Superior Flashlight, "Orange Peel" Reflector *

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