Duracell LED Keychain Light, retail $5.99 (www.rightaid.com)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Duracell (www.duracell.com)
Last updated 07-31-07

The Duracell LED Keychain Light is...well...an LED keychain light. It comes in a blue & black plastic housing, and features a large plastic clip that can be used to affix it to your keychain or other ring-type surface.

This isn't a "Suuuper-DEE-DOOOOOOper" (as Barney the Purple Toliet Dinosaur might say) flashlight, but it's perfectly adequate for general use, and for showing off that "newfangled" LED technology.


To use it, slide the black corrugated switch on its side forward (toward the LED) to turn it on, and slide this switch backward (toward the clip) to shut it off. Yes, it really is as easy as that.

To change the batteries, unscrew and remove the small screw with a phillips screwdriver (the #0 with a 1.6mm shaft diameter from my set of jeweller's screwdrivers did the trick here), and set it aside.

Grasp the upper and lower surfaces of the flashlight, and gently but firmly pull the clip off. Gently place it on the ground, and kick it into the garden so the hungry, hungry praying mantids will think it's something yummy for their insect tummies and subsequently strike at it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Pull the upper and lower halves of the flashlight apart (as shown in the photograph directly below).

Here is the unit disassembled as it would be for a battery change.

Remove the two used CR2025 cells, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Lay two new CR2025 coin cells into the flashlight half with that copper contact in it; orient them so their button-sides (-) negatives face down.

Lay the other half of the flashlight (the half with the LED) over the part with the batteries in it. While holding the two halves of the flashlight together, snap the clip end back on, orienting it so that the screw hole in it goes over the screw hole in the flashlight body.

Finally, insert and tighten that screw.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that clip into the garden with all those hungry, hungry praying mantids now?

Here is what a praying mantis looks like.
I found this guy on the morning of 09-08-06 clinging to the basket of my scooter.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the flashlight was constructed.

The flashlight appears to be at least *REASONABLY* durable, but it is not indestructible. Because of its all-plastic construction, "The Smack Test" really isn't all that appropriate here. Same with "The Toliet Test, not because I don't want to do that test, but because I know it will leak.

When the LED-end was suctioned, a significant leak was detected. There are no environmental seals (O-rings) visible on it, so that confirms my findings that it is not water-resistant. Therefore, therefore, water, milk, diet vanilla Pepsi, cold (or hot) coffee, urine, ice cold fizzy root beer, disposable douches, disposable enemas, tranny fluid, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, brake fluid, motor oil, or other liquids could get inside. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, snowbanks, puddles of mountain lion pee, tall cold glasses (or short lukewarm glasses) of milk, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, root beer floats, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, cups of coffee (hot *OR* cold), fishtanks, dog water dishes, old yucky wet mops, wall-mounted porcelain urinators, leaky water heaters, busted garden hoses, puddles of antifreeze, brake fluid, tranny fluid, gasoline, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. And you'll probably want to cover it up or otherwise get rid of it (such as by putting it in a pocket or bag) if you need to carry it in rainy or snowy weather.

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, if it fell in a root beer float, if somebody squirted a Massengill brand post-menstrual disposable douche or a Fleet brand disposable enema at it (and hit it with the douche or the enema), or if somebody or something peed on it, rinse all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your light to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or urination), lactic acid (from moo juice), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 33,900mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

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

Test unit was purchased at Right Aid late on the morning of 07-31-07.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Keychain flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Wide spot with dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off on side of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED partially recessed into hosel for it
    BATTERY: 2xCR2025 lithium coin cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: 2xCR2025 coin cells
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


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