Dorcy L.E.D. Super 1 Watt, retail $19.99 (*)
Manufactured by Dorcy (
Last updated 05-25-09

The Dorcy L.E.D. Super 1 Watt is a small, sturdy handheld flashlight that uses a 1 watt white Luxeon LED positioned near the bottom of a mirror-smooth reflector. It comes in an almost-all metal body, and has a transparent plastic window (or "lens" if you prefer, even though it does not alter the light in any manner) to protect the LED & reflector from dirt, dust, splashes, etc.

It feeds from a single CR123A lithium camera cell, which is included - so you need not run out and purchase one before the flashlight can be used.

* Product was not found on the Target website, so this URL simply leads to their front door.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

The Dorcy L.E.D. Super 1 Watt is quite easy to use...feed it the included CR123A cell first, and THEN you can go change that flat tire (or "tyre" if you prefer).

Press the tailcap button fairly firmly and then release it to turn it on.

Repeat the same action to turn it back off.

There is no momentary or signalling mode available when the flashlight is off, however, you can blink the L.E.D. Super 1 Watt while it is on by partially depressing the tailcap button. If you don't mind the backward or reverse feeling of this, you can blink the flashlight this way.

To change the battery, unscrew & remove the tailcap. Walk over to the dustbin (garbage can), drop the tailcap in, take the bin liner (garbage bag) to the outside wheelie bin (wheeled garbage can), drop it in that one, and wait for garbage day so that the dustman (garbage man) dumps the wheelie bin into his dust lorry (garbage truck) and drives off...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, tip the used CR123A cell out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Drop a new CR123A cell into the barrel, orienting it so that its button-end (+) positive goes in first.

Finally, screw the tailcap back on.
Aren't you glad that you didn't drop that tailcap into the dustbin (garbage can) now?

Current usage measures 632mA on my DMM's 4A scale.

The L.E.D. Super 1 Watt appears durable, and it is. I performed "The Smack Test" on it...after beating the living tweedle out of it (ten whacks against the concrete floor of a porch; five whacks against the side of the tailcap and five whacks against the side of the bezel), only some gouging to the bare Metalgeogreymon - er - the bare Metalkyuubimon - um that's not it either...the bare a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!) on the sides of the bezel and tailcap where impact occurred was found. No optical or electrical damage was detected.

The primary purpose of "The Smack Test" is not necessarily to see if the exterior of the flashlight would be damaged; it's more about the internal components which would be subject to a high shock load ("G force") every time the poor, innocent, defenseless flashlight strikes the concrete.

The L.E.D. Super 1 Watt is water-resistant, but it is not submersible. It should survive an accidental dunking into shallow water provided that you fish it out right away, but "The Suction Test" showed that it has a fairly small leak either around or through the bezel (head) - so falls into deeper water will cause it to slowly flood.

The light produced by the L.E.D. Super 1 Watt appears pure white, with no purple, blue, yellow, pink, red, or "rotten giraffe urine green" tint to it at all.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 402,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Those colored graphics toward the left are my "Viva Piņata" posters, and that clock on the right that looks like a gigantic wristwatch is my Infinity Optics Clock.
You may also be able to see two of my SpongeBob SquarePants plush (Squidward Tentacles & Patrick Star) and a Digimon plush (Greymon)

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight.
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 in a Target store in Federal Way WA. USA on 05-23-09.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Resonably bright for its size
Durable casing

Water-resistant but *NOT* submersible
Battery it requires could be difficult to find and/or expen$ive

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small handheld flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 1W white Luxeon LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Tailcap pushbutton on/off
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 1x CR123A lithium camera cell
    SUBMERSIBLE: No (would survive brief exposure to shallow water)
    ACCESSORIES: 1 CR123A cell
    WARRANTY: 1 year


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