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TREK 200



TREK 200 , retail $29.95 (www.tek-tite.com...)
Manufactured by Tektite (www.tek-tite.com)
Last updated: 01-27-08


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The Trek 200 is a 2 "C" flashlight that uses a xenon-filled incandescent bulb near the base of a smooth reflector. The body is ABS plastic and it has a Lexan lens bezel.

The beam is adjustable by simply turning the bezel (lens ring); the wide mode is also somewhat ringy but this would not usually be a problem in normal usage. Only if you're a "white wall hunter" would this pose any problems whasoever.
The unit is quite serviceable actually.


SIZE



Here's another flashlight you can just rip open the bag and start using almost right away. My test sample came with the batteries already installed, so it was good to go immediately.
If yours doesn't install three "AA" cells (see below) before using it.

To get light, turn the clear lens bezel clockwise (as though tightening it) until the flashlight comes on; to turn it off twist the lens bezel in the other direction.

The beam is adjustable from spot to flood: just twist the transparent part of the bezel (head) clockwise or counterclockwise.

It is equipped with a pair of strap slots under the head to affix it to webbing or backpack straps. It also has a generous wrist lanyard with a padded rubber piece to cussion your wrist; this makes the Trek 200 comfortable to carry even for longer periods.



To change the batteries, unscrew the clear bezel until it comes completely off, throw it to the ground, and stomp on it with old or used bowling shoes until it's smashed up into little bits like that couch that keeps stealing your change...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, dispose of or recycle the used C cells as you see fit.

Holding the flashlight somewhat upside-down (business end tipped toward the floor) when you do this will usually allow the bulb holder & reflector assembly to stay inside the bezel (lens assembly) so they do not become lost.

Insert two new "C" cells, button-end facing up, into the barrel.

Lay the bulb holder / reflector assembly on top of the batteries, and screw the lens bezel back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't stomp on that bezel now?



To change the bulb when necessary, disassemble it as you would for a battery change.
Using your thumb, push straight down on the glass bulb envelope (from the reflector side) until the lamp falls through the brass plate.
Gently place the burned out bulb on the floor, and STOMP ON IT!!!!
Or just dispose of it in a garbage can if you're averse to breaking things.
Push a new bulb up through the hole in the brass base (glass envelope going in first), then reassemble the flashlight as you would when performing a battery change - see directly above.

Light
This is a magnified image of the bulb itself.

You can find replacement bulbs at this link for $2.95 apiece.



Like many other Tektite flashlights, the Trek 200 comes in a tough ABS plastic case with a G.E. Lexan lens bezel.

It appears at least reasonably durable, and it is. Even though it is of all-plastic construction, Tektite flashlights are known to be durable. So I administered "The Smack Test" on it. When I performed that terrible smack test (ten whacks against a concrete sidewalk: 5 smacks against the side of the bezel and 5 smacks against the side of the tailcap), no damage whatsoever was found.
No optical or electrical malfunctions were detected either.

The Trek 200 is also sealed with two O-rings, and is therefore waterproof to 500 feet, so don't worry a bit if it falls in the toilet or if the kids plop it in the fishtank. You can see the O-rings through the sides of the bezel, making it easy to tell if it's sealed right or not.
So, "The Toliet Test" would just be an excersize in futility...I'd never be able to drown it in such shallow water.




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Narrow beam on the target at 12".
Measures 1,601cd.


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Wide beam on the target at 12".
Measures 91.0cd.


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Narrow beam on the wall at ~10 feet.

Those rectangular graphic things in the upper left quadrant of this photograph are marquees from:

Atari ''Tempest''
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''
Gottlieb ''Q*bert''

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

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

That clock to the right of the "Big Scary Laser" poster is an Infinity Optics Clock.

And those faint green spots are from a Laser Stars unit.


Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent blub in this flashlight.


ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (narrow beam).


ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (wide beam).
Images made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.







TEST NOTES:
Test unit was received in May 2001. It was just found today (01-26-08) while I was looking for another product that required beam cross-sectional analysis.

Product was made in the United States.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.


PROS:


CONS:
          MANUFACTURER: Tek-Tite
          PRODUCT TYPE: Handheld flashlight
          LAMP TYPE: Incandescent bulb
          No. OF LAMPS: 1
          BEAM TYPE: Wide spot with darker center
          SWITCH TYPE: Twist-on bezel
          CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
          BEZEL: Clear lexan bezel with ribbed outer wall
          BATTERY: 2 C cells
          CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
          WATER RESISTANT: Yes
          SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to 500 feet
          ACCESSORIES: Alkaline batteries, padded wrist lanyard
          SIZE: 5.7 (15cm) L x 1.9 (5cm) D.
          WEIGHT: 1.00 lbs. (0.27kg)
          WARRANTY: Lifetime


          PRODUCT RATING:

          Star Rating


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