Garrity GT-LED 3 LED Headlamp, retail $7.00 (*)
Manufactured by Garrity (
Last updated 11-23-11

The GT-LED 3 LED Headlamp is a fairly small headlamp that uses three 5mm white Nichia LEDs (probably NSPW500CS) behind positive (magnifying) lenses, comes in a plastic body colored predominantly black with orange accents, powers its LEDs with a pair of included CR2032 lithium coin cells, and has two intensity settings.

It has a two-point strap system; but it is light enough in weight (1.30oz (36.8543g)) that you really don't need a three-point strap.

* 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

Feed the GT-LED 3 LED Headlamp its included CR2032 cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go find out what's making that squeaky noise behind the toliet.

Put it around your head as shown in the photograph directly below, and adjust the tightness using the slide buckle.

Product shown affixed to a flashlight tester's head.
I'd have normally used a "Phoam Hed Phred" (styrofoam wig modelling form) for this photograph, but my parents forced me to throw it in the dustbin (garbage can) in December 2008 prior to us moving from Sacramento CA. USA to Federal Way WA. USA around New Years Day 2009.

To turn it on at 50% intensity, press & release the orange button on its top. Do the same thing to increase it to 100% intensity. Do the same thing again to turn it off.

Just like it reads on the backs of many shampoo (or shampee) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, pressing & releasing the button again turns it on in 50% mode.

To feed the GT-LED 3 LED Headlamp, pry the battery door off from the top so that it swings down on its hinge.

If necessary, tip the used CR2032 cells out of the product, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new CR2032 lithium coin cells into the product, orienting the one on the left (as the open battery door faces you) so that its flat-side (+) positive faces up, and insert the other so that its button-side (-) faces up.

Swing the battery door back down, and gently but firmly press in on it until it snaps into place.

Note that since nothing actually comes off the headlamp, I did not advise you to stomp on, throw, kick, sit on, or flush anything away and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

Current usage measures 48.3mA (low) and 72.1mA (high).
Both measurements were performed on my DMM's 400mA scale.

The GT-LED 3 LED Headlamp comes in an all-plastic body that may not withstand serious abuse, not in a metal or thicker plastic body. 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 crashing into a quantum filament
*, send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body may have inflicted upon it.

The GT-LED 3 LED Headlamp appears to be water-resistant and possibly even submersible to shallow depths too. So if it fell into fresh water, just shake it off and keep going. And if it fell into saltwater or fell next to the mailbox and the dog "pist" on it, just take the garden hose to it or douche it off under the faucet...good as new.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 44,300mcd (low) and 67,100mcd (high).

Both measurements were performed with 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 analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this headlamp.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this headlamp; newer spectrometer software settings used.

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 05-27-09.

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

Reasonable intensity
Good pricing
Two intensity levels
Great warranty coverage

Some users may dislike the "moon-style" beam
Batteries it needs may be difficult to find or locally expen$ive

    MANUFACTURER: Garrity Industries
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small LED headlamp
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm Nichia white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: Medium/wide spot with relatively sharp fall-off to extinction
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on upper surface of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Rubberised plastic; LEDs protected by plastic positive lenses
    BATTERY: 2x CR2032 lithium coin cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 48.3mA to 72.1mA
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x CR2032 lithium coin cells
    WEIGHT: 1.30oz (36.8543g) fully loaded
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


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