5,000,000CP Spotlight, retail $14.97 (www.sportsmansguide.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 07-10-11

The 5,000,000 Candlepower Spotlight is an insanely bright portable (or luggable, anyway) spotlight that sports a pair of unknown wattage (but bright!) halogen incandescent light bulbs, has a dimmer worklight in the handle, and has a 12 volt rechargeable battery built in to power those bulbs.


As with any rechargeable product, it is recommended that you charge it first (see below).

To run the spotlight, press the trigger switch on the inner surface of the handle and then release it.
To turn it off, press & release the same switch.

To use the lower powered work light, slide the grey plastic slide on the back of the product's illuminator head toward the right.
To turn the work light back off, slide the grey slider to the left.

There is a stand on the bottom of the spotlight that you can deploy however you see fit. There are knobs on the sides you can loosen and tighten when you adjust the stand. The stand has a ratcheting mechanism that you can very clearly hear, so there's no mistaking when you're adjusting it.

If you wish to carry this spotlight over your shoulder with the included shoulder strap, affix the metal clips at each end of the strap to the loops provided for it at the top of the unit's illuminator head. You can then shoulder-carry this spotlight.

To charge the spotlight when necessary, there are two ways:

1: Unwind the cord for the AC charger, plug it into the receptacle on the back of the spotlight near the bottom, and plug the large end into any 110 to 130 volts AC 2- or 3-prong household AC receptacle. Leave it charging for approximately 8 hours (simply an estimate here, as there is no documentation with the product stating the actual time), and then (this part is important) unplug both the plug from the spotlight and the AC charger.
While charging, a red LED on the spotlight body right near the plug comes on.

2: Unfurl the cord from the automobile charger, plug the small end of the cord into the same receptacle described above, and plug the larger end in the cigerette lighter receptacle in your automobile.
While charging, a red LED on the spotlight body right near the plug comes on.

You should charge this product every three months even if you don't use it all during that time.
And you should always charge it if you've used it for more than a few minutes - lead-acid batteries really don't like to be left in a state of partial discharge.

There is a female cigerette lighter receptacle on the front of the spotlight directly below the work light; although the product came with no instructions of any type, I'll go out on a limb here and guess that it is for supplying power to the spotlight from your vehicle's battery - which could come in handy if you're stuck out in the middle of nowhere and the spotlight's internal battery is dead. Power is also present when a male cigerette lighter plug is plugged into this receptacle, so you can use the spotlight's battery to power an external device requiring 12 volts DC at less than several amps. Perhaps this is the actual purpose of this receptacle, not the purpose I just finished describing above. I don't know for certain what the receptacle is for (as no instructional materials whatsoever were furnished), but for safety sakes, I'd use this to power an external +12 volts device rather than powering the spotlight with your automobile's battery.

Because this is an incandescent spotlight, sooner or later you're going to need to change the bulb(s).
However, since no instructional materials of any type were furnished, I don't yet know how to do this.

Photograph of the "business-end", showing the bulbs & reflector.

Because this is a spotlight and not a flashlight meant to be carried around all the time, thrashed, and abused, the punishments I bestow upon flashlights will not be bestowed upon the 5,000,000CP Spotlight. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, those photographs, spectrographic, and beam cross-sectional analyses below may very well be it.

Beam photograph at ~12".
Beam is ***NOT*** yellow like this photograph depicts.
Measures 2,750cd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
This value is VERY low because the beam is very wide near the face of the spotlight.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10'.

Those rectangular graphic things in the upper left quadrant of this photograph are marquees from:
Nintendo ''R-Type''
Super Tiger...er...uh...Konami ''Super Cobra''
Midway ''Omega Race''
Sega ''Star Trek''
Williams ''Joust''
Venture Line ''Looping''
Universal ''Mr. Do!'s Castle''
Jaleco ''Exerion''
Gremlin/Sega ''Astro Blaster''
Atari ''Tempest''
Gottlieb ''Q*bert''

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

And that graphic toward the right is:
A "BIG SCARY LASER" poster sent by www.megagreen.co.uk

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the halogen blubs in this spotlight.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the halogen blubs in this spotlight; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the linear incandescent bulb in the handgrip.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis of the spotlight bulbs (1 lamp going).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis of the spotlight bulbs (2 lamps going).

Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Product was purchased on the Sportsman's Guide website on 07-24-07, and was received on the afternoon of 07-26-07.

The AC charger has an output of 12 volts DC at 1,500mA (1.5 amps).
Center of plug is (+) positive, outer can is (-) negative.

UPDATE: 07-10-11
I uncovered this in the garage yesterday after giving it to my dad in late-2008; he recently died and we were having a garage sale. I found that because it had been in total disuse for over two and a half years, the internal battery has gone to pot and it no longer functions (I performed the spectrographic and beam cross-sectional analyses by powering the unit via its charger).

Therefore, that dreadful " " icon will have to be appended to its listings on this website, denoting the fact that the product no longer functions as intended.

Reasonably bright
Has built-in work light that's far less directional than the spots
Has an onboard rechargeable battery -- never have to purchase disposables for it

A bit on the heavy side

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown/not stated
    PRODUCT TYPE: Two-way spotlight
    LAMP TYPE: Halogen incandescent bulbs; cylindrical "courtesy lamp" bulb
    No. OF LAMPS: 3 (2 halogens, 1 cylindrical)
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Trigger switch for on/off
    BEZEL: Rubber; glass window protects lamps and reflector
    BATTERY: 12 volt lead-acid; capacity not known
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Splash-resistant at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: AC charger, cigerette lighter charger, shoulder strap
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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