GARRITY 9XLED FLASHLIGHT



Garrity 9xLED Flashlight, retail $7.99 ()
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Garrity (www.garritylites.com)
Last updated 12-04-06





This is a plastic flashlight with a soft, rubbery texture. It has nine bright white 5mm LEDs in the end, powered by three AAA cells held in a side-buy-side carriage in its barrel.

It is predominantly made from a red plastic.


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Press the black tailcap button firmly until it clicks and then release it to turn the flashlight on. Repeat the same action to turn the flashlight off.

There is no momentary or signalling mode available when the flashlight is off, however, you can blink the flashlight while it is on by partially depressing the tailcap button. If you don't mind the backward or reverse feeling of this, you can blink the flashlight this way.



To change the batteries in your flashlight, unscrew and remove the tailcap, dash it to the ground, and stomp on it with spiked golf shoes...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the black plastic battery carriage out of the barrel and into your hand. If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the used cells if they are present in this carriage.

Insert three new AAA cells into the carriage, one in each compartment. Orient each cell so the flat-end (-) negative faces a spring for it in its compartment.

Once the carriage is full, insert it into the flashlight's barrel, aiming it so the raised button on one end goes in first. Screw the taiilcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

Current usage measures 174.1mA on the AAA cells that came with the flashlight.



I smacked this flashlight against the concrete floor of a patio ten times (five against the side of the bezel, and five on the side of the tailcap) and was not able to damage the flashlight in any manner, other than causing some rather minor gouging to the bare Metalgreymon er the bare Metalstingmon um that's not it either...the bare Metalwormmon...er...uh...wait 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!!!)...O WAIT!!! There's no metal on the outside of this flashlight!!! ...rather minor gouging to the plastic on the sides of the tailcap and bezel where it was struck. No optical, mechanical, or electrical malfunctions were detected.

There are O-rings on the barrel between the bezel and the tailcap, but it failed "The Suction Test" from both ends. So water, milk, diet Pepsi, coffee, urine, root beer, or other liquids could get inside. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of Norway rat pee, glasses of milk, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, root beer floats, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, cups of coffee, fishtanks, dog water dishes, old yucky wet mops, wall-mounted porcelain urinators, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. A little rain or snow probably wouldn't hurt it though, so you need not be too concerned about using it in moderately bad weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, dump out the water if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you reassemble and use it again.

If it fell into seawater, got thrown into a glass of milk, fell in a root beer float, or if somebody or something peed on it, douche all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your flashlight to smell like seaweed, sour milk, or piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or urination), lactic acid (from moo juice), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

The barrel has square shapes moulded into it, and the bezel and tailcap have longitudinal grooves moulded into them, so retention (the ability to hold onto the flashlight when your hands are cold, oily, or soaked in water, coffee, 7-Up, pee, etc.) should not be an issue.



Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 141,400mcd 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 NOTES:
Test unit of this product was sent by a website fan and was received on 12-04-06.

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



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CONS:



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 9
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/soft fall-off to perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on tailcap
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; plastic window protects LEDs
    BATTERY: 3xAAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 174.1mA
    WATER RESISTANT: Yes; splatter-resistant at minimum
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: 3xAAA cells, small lanyard
    WARRANTY: Lifetime (see above)

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