Victorinox 2xAA LED Flashlight, retail $TBA (
Manufactured by Emissive Energy (
Last updated 10-04-09

The Victorinox 2xAA LED Flashlight (hereinafter, probably just called a "flashlight" on much of the remainder of this web page ) is a flashlight in an almost all-aluminum body with a wide band of red rubber gripping material on the barrel. It uses a high-powered white LED (type of LED not known) near the bottom of a somewhat matte-finish (brushed metal) reflector (protected by a plastic window), and feeds that LED with a pair of included AA cells.

Because it uses just two AA cells (~3.0 volts) and white LEDs require at least 3.60 volts to perform well, there is almost certainly a DC-DC step-up inverter inside the bezel (head). I attempted to confirm its presence with an oscilloscope & silicon solar cell, but was not successful - there's a very high degree of probability though that the pulse rep rate is simply too high for my solar cell to be sensitive to.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Feed the flashlight the included pair of AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go find what's making that grinding noise behind the water closet.

To turn it on, twist the bezel (head) clockwise (as though tightening it).
And to turn it off, twist the bezel (head) counterclockwise (as though loosening it).

There is no momentary or "signalling" function available, so please do not look for or expect to find one.

To change the batteries, unscrew & remove the bezel (head). Take it to a bridge over deep water (the Golden Gate Bridge would be ideal; however, the Juneau-Douglas Bridge would also suffice here), and throw it over the side so that it goes "bulb bulb bulb" all the way to the bottom of Gastineau Channel with all of the bowling balls that were lobbed over that bridge in the 1950s and 1960s...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the used AA cells from the barrel, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the barrel, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives appear at the top of the barrel (ie. their button-ends (+) positives go in first). This is opposite of how the batteries are installed in most other barrel-style flashlights, so please pay attention to polarity here!!!

Screw the bezel back on, unscrew it slightly when the flashlight springs to life (so that you don't waste those brand spanken new AA cells you just put in) and be done with it.
Aren't you glad that you didn't throw that bezel over the side of the Juneau-Douglas Bridge now?

This is what the Jueau-Douglas Bridge looks like...or what it lookED like anyway before it was replaced in 1976.

And this is what the bridge looks like now.

Unable to measure the unit's current draw due to how it was constructed.

The Victorinox 2xAA LED Flashlight comes in a metal body that won't mind you abusing it; but this flashlight is a loaner and I'm sure its owner would appreciate receiving it back with no dings in the bezel or yukky old toliet water or desiccated (dried-up) rat pellets in the barrel. 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 with a 450 pound electric wheelchair, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch in effort to try and expose the bare Metaltentomon - er - the bare Metalkabuterimon - um that's not it either...the bare a sec here...THE BARE METAL (I guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm simply being silly and just making {vulgar term for poo-poo} up!!!), 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 (O NOOOO!!! Now 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; 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, shoot it into a quantum filament
*, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight that is not a "loaner"may have inflicted upon it.

This flashlight quite handily passed "The Suction Test" I administered both to its barrel and bezel (head). It held a good partial "vaccuummnne" (vacuum) in both locations. "The Suction Test" is totally nondestructive, and was appropriate to perform on a "loaner" flashlight.

This evauation look an awful lot like the one I made for this product?
Thought you'd say so.
That's because these products are fairly similar - and even sold by the same outfit - so I could use its evaluation as a template for this one.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 575,000mcd 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 sent by a website fan on 09-30-09 and was received on 10-02-09. It originally came in a gift tin and was sold with a Swiss Army knife.

Product was made in the USA.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

Sample is a loaner; therefore, the dreadful "" icon will be appended next to its listings on this website when it is returned; denoting the fact that I no longer have the sample for comparisons or additional analyses.

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

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Durable construction
Uses an LED instead of a fragile, hot incandescent light blub
Batteries it needs are common and relatively inexpen$ive
Weather- and splash-resistant

None that I have yet to discover

    MANUFACTURER: Emissive Energy
    PRODUCT TYPE: Smallish LED flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: High-powered white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow spot w/wide corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist bezel on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Aluminum
    BEZEL: Metal; LED & reflector protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Very likely NO WAY HOZAY!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries, wrist lanyard, Swiss Army knife, gift tin
    SIZE: 4.70” long, 0.750” diameter at head
    WEIGHT: 2.140 oz.
    WARRANTY: Lifetime


    Star Rating

Victorinox 2xAA LED LED Flashlight *

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