3xLED Flashlight, retail $3.00 ()
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 11-28-06

This is a plastic, 3-LED keychain flashlight that was purchased at a dollar store in the eastern United States (the state of Ohio to be specific) in late-2006.

It features 3 white LEDs, feeds from four AG13 (LR44) button cells, and has a rubber covered pushbutton on the tailcap to turn its LEDs on and off.


Press the rubber button on the tailcap until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on, and press it the same way again to turn the flashlight off.

Press the button more lightly (before it clicks) and hold it that way to turn the flashlight on in momentary (signalling mode), release the pressure on the button to turn the flashlight back off.

As far as I am able to determine, this was designed to be a disposable product - there does not appear to be a nondestructive way to change the batteries.

(Update 11-28-06): I have been told that this is ***NOT*** designed to be a disposable product; this is something I'll have to examine and write about here later.

This does not appear to be a very sturdy or durable flashlight, but I believe the price is right. Can't go wrong there. You need not be ashamed to admit you own or use one, or display one dangling from a keychain. They're very cute little things, so they've got that going in their favour too.

Because of its brittle plastic construction, "The Smack Test" really isn't appropriate here.

The flashlight does not appear to be very water resistant. There is an O-ring between the bezel and body, but the area around the swich leaks, so I'd keep this one out of lakes, streams, rivers, oceansides, snowbanks, puddles of rhino pee, sinks, tubs, toilets, fishtanks, or anywhere else water may be found. If your light becomes flooded, take it apart, allow the pieces to dry (douche them out with fresh water first if it fell in seawater or if something peed on it), and it ought to be none the worse for wear. It should be very lightly splash resistant though, so if somebody throws a drink at you and some of it gets on your light, just shake it off and keep going. Be sure you leave the bar; there's probably a darn good tootin' reason why somebody threw a drink at you. A little rain or snow shouldn't hurt it either, so you need not be concerned about using it in lightly to at most moderately foul weather.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 50,200mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

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

Test unit of this and several other products were sent by a website fan and received on 11-25-06.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Small flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/soft fall-off to extinction
    SWITCH TYPE: Rubberised pushbutton on/momentary/off on tail
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 4xLR44 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 4x button cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


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