Husky Heavy-Duty 12xLED Flashlight, retail $5.97 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 08-11-07

This is the Husky Heavy-Duty 12xLED Flashlight. It comes in a handsome aluminum body, and it has twelve white LEDs (~19,833mcd each) behind a clear plastic window.

It comes in an all-metal body, and feeds from 3 AAA cells held in a side-by-side carriage in its barrel to keep its overall length down.


Press the black button on the tailcap firmly until it clicks and then release it to turn the LEDs on.

Press and release the button the same way again to turn the LEDs on back off.

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

The flashlight comes with a wrist strap, already affixed to the unit's tailcap via a hole in the side of the tailcap. This strap is large enough to go around the flashlight, so you can use this strap to hang the flashlight from tree branches, water pipes, toliet pipes, thin rafters, or other long, relatively thin objects with no readily accessible "end".

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

Tip the transparent 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 arrow shown on it points toward the flashlight's head. Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that tailcap now?

Current usage measures 497mA on my DMM's 4A scale.

This is a loaner, and I'm sure its owner will want it back with no dings in the bezel or rat pellets or yukky old toliet water in ther barrel. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannonada (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout or with a handheld wand), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that non-loaner flashlights may have inflicted upon them.
So this section of the flashlight's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that is not a loaner sample.

I did administer "The Suction Test" on it, and it held a good partial vacuum; meaning it is water-resistant and even submersible to shallow depths. So you need not be concerned about using it in rainy or snowy weather, and if it fell next to the mailbox and the dog lifted his leg & pissed on it, just take the garden hose to it or douche it off under the faucet - good as new.

The white LEDs do have a noticeable bluish tint to them, but if you showed the light spot to a group of people and asked them to tell you what color it was, the vast majority of them would holler out "WHITE!!!" in response to that query; though an extremely tiny handful them might holler out "VERY, VERY LIGHT SKY BLUE!!!" instead.
It has a little less of a blue tint than this product, but it's still a bit on the cool side.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
That bluish tint you see in this photograph is not an illusion; it really does exist.
Measures 238,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

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

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis of the LEDs in this flashlight..
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test units of this and one other product were loaned to me by a website
fan on 08-08-07 and were received on the afternoon of 08-09-07.

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



    PRODUCT TYPE: Handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 12
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on tailcap
    BEZEL: Metal; LEDs protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3xAAA cells
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: Wrist lanyard, 3xAAA cells
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


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