Super Bright 20xLED Pivot Lantern, retail $74.99* (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Innovage Outdoor
Last updated 04-19-08

This is a nice looking desk lamp that uses 20 5mm white LEDs as its light source. It casts a pure, somewhat cool white light on your work surface, not a yellow color you might expect out of an incandescent desk lamp. It has two intensity settings (10 LEDs or 20 LEDs), and a pushbutton switch on the "neck" of the lamp allows you to set the mode you want.

It also has a small fold-down hanging loop on its top so you can hang it from a nail, hook, or other relatively thin object with an easily-accessible "end".

This lamp is powered by three D cells, so you can use it in places where you don't have an AC outlet available.

* Product can be found on the internet for $29.95; the $74.99 price was shown on the packaging material as "suggested retail".


To use this lamp, feed it first (see directly below), and THEN you can go light up the desk in front of and the keyboard of that do know what a "typewriter" is, right?

Press the black button on the back of the lamp's "neck" until it clicks and then release it to turn it on in "low" mode (10 LEDs).
Press & release the button the same way again to turn it off.
Press & release the button the same way again to turn it on in "high" mode (20 LEDs).
Press & release the button the same way again to turn it off.

Just like it reads on the back of many shampoopoo (or "shampeepee") bottles, lather, rinse, other words, pressing & releasing the button a fifth time turns the lamp on in "low" mode.

The illuminator head pivots on a ratcheting mechanism with a range of over 180°. The head stays where you set it; it does not have a loose or wobbly feeling to it at all. And a metal loop on the upper surface of the illuminator head folds out to allow you to hang the lantern from a nail, hook, or other virtually any other stubby horizontal object with a maximum diameter of ~0.95".

The product also sits comfortably (using four rubberlike feet on its base) on any reasonably flat, reasonably level surface like a countertop, table, desk, the lid of a cistern, large flat rock, or similar surfaces.

To change the batteries, turn the unit upside down, remove the battery door, and set it aside.

If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the three used up old D cells from the battery compartment.

Insert three new D cells, orienting them so that the flat-ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each chamber.

Finally, place the battery door back on.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush away tha...o wait, I didn't advise throwing that battery door into the {vulgar term for feces}bowl and flushing it away now, did I?

Current usage measures 246mA on "low" and 454mA on "high".
Both measurements were performed using my DMM's 4A scale.

This is a desk lamp meant to be used as a household lamp/camping lantern in a dry area, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the cistern (toliet tank), bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's kitty cats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a large claw hammer in order to smash 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, with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses (nothing on this program gets bashed open to check for candiosity; all tests are performed with scanner-type noncontact devices!); and the cannonada is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to have performed on it. 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.

This was also a Christmas gift from my two best friends Phillip & Paul in Seattle WA. USA, so I would not have beaten it regardless of what type of product it was. I know you like to see me try and break things (like Beavis & Butt-Head might have done when they found an overhead projector in the school parking lot - "Yeah yeah yeah yeah STOMP ON IT! Break it, break it, BREAK IT!!! huh huh huh I hate those things!"), but "ain't" "gonna" happen today, folks!

The instructional materials advise against leaving this lantern outdoors for prolonged periods or at all in bad weather, so water-resistance will probably be minimal at best. Using it briefly in a light sprinkle should cause no harm to befall it, but try to avoid using it outdoors in weather more severe than a light sprinkle. Since there are no environmental seals (like O-rings) visible on it, 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 Kodiak bear 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, puddles from leaky water heaters, near busted garden hoses, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found.

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 lantern 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), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

The lantern has a fairly narrow "neck", making it easy to carry and use.
Just hold it somewhat as you might hold the handgrip of a pistol; you'll see how easy and comfortable it is to carry - even with those heavy "D" cells in it.

This web page look a lot like the one I wrote for the Pivot Lantern?
Thought you'd say so.
The products are rather similar to one another, so I could use its web page as a template for this one.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Distinct bluish tint is mainly a camera artifact, and is exaggerated in this photograph.
Measures 99,000mcd (low) and 194,000mcd (high) on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10'.

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

Atari ''Tempest''
Nintendo ''R-Type''
Super ''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

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

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this lamp.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was received as a Christmas gift from my two best friends Phillip & Paul in Seattle WA. USA on the afternoon of 12-29-07.
Because it was a gift, the more damaging or even potentially destructive tests will not be performed, and the "Gift - no abusive testing" icon will appear next to its listings on this website.

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.

This will probably be the last evaluation (new web page) that I publish in

UPDATE: 04-18-08
I used this light frequently between 04-14-08 and 04-17-08 after our electric power service was disconnected because my sister forgot about the bill.



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED desk/portable lamp
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 20
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton low/high/off on product's neck
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3xD cells
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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Super Bright 20xLED Pivot Lantern *

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