Creeper Work Light, retail $8.00 (*)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Team Products (
Last updated 05-15-09

The Creeper Work Light is a somewhat funny looking but ultimately useful little light that has three flexible "arms" that allow it to be affixed to many objects, has four white LEDs, and uses three AAA cells (included) to power those LEDs with.

It comes in a yellow flattish oval body, and the "arms" are black and are covered with a rubber-like material to make them slip-resistant.

This is shown as the model # CRPL100 - CYCLOPS.

* Not found on the Big Lots website; so this URL simply leads to their front door.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Electrically, the Creeper is extremely easy to use...just press & release the transparent "lens" to turn it on; repeat the same action to turn it off...yes, it's really that easy.

The Creeper is equipped with three "appendages" (arms?) composed of firm but flexible stalks. These arms may be bent to affix the Creeper to many surfaces, such as automobile hoods, closet rods, fusebox / breaker panel doors, the tops of cribs, and many other places.

The Creeper shown affixed (via its flexible arms) to the keyboard drawer on my desk.

To change the batteries in the Creeper, turn it upside-down. Near the center of the unit, you'll see a battery door fastened by a clip. Unclip & remove this door, stow away aboard a space shuttle (the Enterprise would be preferable because it might have transporter technology; but the Atlantis will do in a pinch), wait until its orbit brings it somewhat in line with Venus, do an EVA (you *DID* remember to kype a space suit, didn't you?), and use a slingshot to shoot the battery door toward Venus...if you're extremely lucky, the battery door will enter the Venusian atmosphere in a few thousand years and subsequently burn up...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, remove the three used AAA cells from the compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

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

Place the battery door back on, and snap it into place.
Aren't you glad you didn't sneak aboard a space shuttle and shoot that battery door into interplanetary space now?

The Creeper Work Light is designed to be used as an occasional-use work light (which also comes in a plastic body), not used as a super sturdy "barrel-style" flashlight in a metal body that won't mind you abusing it. 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 front porch, use a medium claw hammer to bash it open in order to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (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 (located at Piņata Central), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, shoot it into a cosmic string fragment
*, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body may have inflicted upon it.

This product has a somewhat brittle feel to it; although having it fall to a concrete floor from chest-height may not cause breakage, I cannot guarantee that this will be the case. Since I only have one, and testing this theory might result in the product becoming busted and subsequently making additional comparisons & analyses no longer possible, I cannot actually test this.

The Creeper is not very water (or other fluid, for that matter)-resistant.
If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, remove the battery door & batteries, dump out the water if necessary, and set it in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you use it again.

If it fell into seawater, got thrown into a glass of milk, if it fell in a root beer float, if it fell into a bowl of "soft-serv" ice cream, 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 got "pist off" at it and subsequently "pyst" on it, rinse it out with fresh water before setting it out to dry. You don't want your Creeper to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten pee when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or uranation), lactic acid (from moo juice), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 52,700mcd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Those colored graphics toward the left (which you may *OR* may not see) are my "Viva Piņata" posters, and that clock on the right that looks like a gigantic wristwatch (which again, you may *OR* may not see) is my Infinity Optics Clock.
If you examine this photograph rather closely, you may also be able to see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles & Patrick Star) hanging to the left of the clock, and a Digimon plush (Greymon) in the light spot itself.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this work light.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

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

Test unit was purchased at a Big Lots store in Federal Way WA. USA on 05-13-09.

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.

* From the Star Trek: TNG episode "Disaster".

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Decent intensity
Flexible "arms" make it rather versatile
Uses batteries that are common and relatively inexpensive

Not all that water- or other fluid-resistant
Has a somewhat brittle feel to it

    PRODUCT TYPE: Cordless work light
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 4
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot with dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Press "lens" on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by transparent plastic "lens"
    BATTERY: 3x AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Christ sakes NOOOOO!!!
    ACCESSORIES: 3x AAA cells
    WARRANTY: 1 year


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