Eveready LED Flashlight, retail $7.99 (www.safeway.com*)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Energizer Holdings (www.energizer.com)
Last updated 08-02-09

The Eveready LED Flashlight is well... an LED flashlight.

It comes in a plastic body, has a single 5mm white LED focused by a positive (magnifying) lens, and feeds that LED from a pair of AA cells - which are included so that you do not have to go back out and purchase some before you can use the product.

Because this flashlight uses two AA cells (~3.0 volts) and white LEDs require a little more than that (~3.6 to ~3.8 volts), there is almost certainly a DC-DC inverter circuit in the bezel (head). Let me go check it with an oscilloscope and see what happens...BBS...
Ok, I was not able to detect pulses from an inverter, but those pulses could very well be higher in frequency than the white LED's phosphor decay rate.

* I was not able to find this product on the Safeway website, so the link simply leads to their front door.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Eveready LED Flashlight, feed it the included set of AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go see what's making that squeaky noise under the lavatory.

Slide the grey plastic switch on the barrel of the flashlight forward (toward the LED-end) to turn it on.

Slide the same switch back (toward the tail) to turn the flashlight off.

To change the batteries in the Energizer LED Flashlight, unscrew & remove the bezel (head), carefully toss it to the opposing pitcher at a Seattle Mariners game, allow him to pitch it to the Mariners batter currently at bat, and let the batter smack it out of the park with the basses loaded so that Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus exclaims "Get out the rye bread and mustard grandma!!! It is grand salami time!!!"
* O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, tip the barrel into your hand to remove the two used AA cells, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the barrel, orienting them both so that their button-ends (+) positives face up.

Screw the bezel back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't let a Mariners player hit that bezel out of the park now?

The Eveready LED Flashlight comes in a plastic body, not in a metal or sturdier plastic body that won't mind you abusing it. And there are no O-rings or other environmental seals visible on 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 the upper atmosphere of Aldea
* so that a force field will take it out, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body may have inflicted upon it.

The Eveready LED Flashlight is very lightly splatter- and weather-resistant, but it is not submersible. It failed "The Suction Test" somewhat. Not miserably so, but it did fail it rather handily. If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, remove the bezel & batteries, dump the water out of the barrel 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 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 "pyst off" at it and subsequently "pist" on it, rinse the parts out with fresh water before setting it out to dry. You don't want your Energizer LED Flashlight 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 inverter circuit or the insides of the barrel.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 136,000mcd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.
This high reading stems mainly from the focused, narrow beam.

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 at a Safeway store in Federal Way WA. USA on 07-31-09.

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.

* In baseball, a "grand slam" is when a batter hits a home run with the bases loaded; this results in the score of the team currently batting to be incremented (increase) by four (4).
Mariners play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus shouts the "Get out the rye bread..." line whenever a Mariner hits a grand slam.

* From the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "When the Bough Breaks".

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Uses an LED instead of an incandescent light blub
Decent intensity for a "one banger"
Batteries it needs are common and relatively inexpen$ive
The price is right (O WAIT!!! Isn't that a TV game show?)

Not waterproof or submersible
Seems a bit large for a 2 AA LED flashlight
Some users may dislike the "moon-shaped" beam
Switching mechanism may be prone to failure after an extended time

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Energizer Holdings
    PRODUCT TYPE: Medium-sized LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5m white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/sharp perimeter and outer rings
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on barrel on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED protected by plastic window w/moulded-in lens
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x AA heavy-duty cells
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


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    I'm just not certain whether to rate this product 3― stars or 4 stars, so I just pussied out and gave it both.

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