Magnet Light, retail $10.49
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Energizer Holdings (
Last updated 05-10-09

The Magnet Light is a medium-sized (though fairly lightweight) LED flashlight that is designed to be kept ready for use by sticking it to the side of your refrigerator by means of a small magnet embedded inside of it.

I say it was designed to be stuck to the refrigerator because it is labelled as "Kitchen Essentials™".

It features two 5mm white LEDs which are focused by positive (magnifying) lenses built into the end-window.

What makes this flashlight different from most (if not all) others isn't those two white LEDs, and it isn't that magnet either. It's that you can use either two AA cells or two AAA cells - no "converters" or other accessories are required for this!

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Feed the flashlight two AAA cells or the two included AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go down to that dark basement and change that pesky fuse, change a blown out light bulb, or hunt down that wayward fabric softener cap that fell off the bottle and subsequently rolled behind the dryer.

On the barrel, you'll see a protruding switch that looks like it could be a rotary switch - but it isn't. Slide this switch forward (toward the head of the flashlight) until it clicks once to turn it on (with AA cells installed). Slide it some more until it clicks a second time (with AAA cells installed) to turn it on if you have AAA cells in it.

Slide the switch rearward until it stops (the rearmost position) to turn it off.

The flashlight may be "stuck" on any vertical ferrous (magnetic; ie. iron, mild steel, nickel, cobalt, or gadolinium) surface; see the photograph directly below to see this.

To change the batteries, unscrew the tailcap until it comes loose, and gently pull it and the attached battery carriage out of the flashlight's barrel until it stops.

If necessary, remove the two used AA or AAA cells, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Place two new AA or AAA cells into this carriage, orienting them so that their button-ends (+) positives face the front of the flashlight. Use two of the same cell size only; DO NOT USE one AAA and one AA cell!!!

Push the tailcap/battery carriage assembly back in, and screw the tailcap back onto the barrel finger-tight only.

Note that I did not instruct you to stomp on, kick, throw, or flush anything away; this is because nothing is actually ***REMOVED*** from the flashlight.

This is a relatively inexpensive household flashlight in a somewhat brittle-feeling plastic body, not a super sturdy 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 ball peen hammer to bash it open in order to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (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 aka. Party Central), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island; and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on picturesque Piņata Island), 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.

There are no environmental seals (such as O-rings) on the barrel where it attaches to the tailcap or the bezel (head), so while this flashlight might be lightly splatter-resistance at maximum, it is ***NOT*** very water-resistant, and for Christ sakes, it is definitely not submersible!!!

This is the DC-DC inverter that allows the white LEDs (which generally require at least 3.6 volts) to operate correctly from the ~3.0 volts produced by the two AAA or AA cells used by this flashlight.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 172,500mcd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.
The high reading is mainly because the LED beam is focused by positive (magnifying) lenses.

Beam photograph on a wall at ~10 feet.

Those colored graphics toward the left (if you can see them anyway) 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 LEDs 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 at a Safeway store in Federal Way WA. USA on 05-08-09.

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.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Can use AA or AAA cells with no alterations
Decent intensity
Good warranty coverage (lifetime)

Not waterproof or submersible
Has a definite "brittle" feel to it
Some users may object to the lack of "spill beam"

    PRODUCT TYPE: Medium-size LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/fairly sharp perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/off on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by transparent plastic window/lens affair
    BATTERY: 2xAA or AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For God sakes NOOOOO!!!!!
    ACCESSORIES: 2x AA cells
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


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