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    Default Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    I've done my share of head scratching today. First, I stood in the isle of my local ACE Hardware store pondering one of the strangest ideas for a flashlight I have seen in a long, long time and then I came home and sat in front of my computer trying to decide where best to post about this thing. I guess it is an LED flashlight after all, so I'll try posting it here and see what happens.

    I'm talking about the ACE LED Flashlight Extension Cord Adapter. It is an inline three prong extension cord adapter with a built in 50 lumen LED flashlight! 10,000K! (no high CRI here, folks) I really wish I had a photo of the actual package because what caught my eye was that the product is shown as a hand held light on the end of a long heavy duty extension cord!

    Anyway, here's a screen shot from the ACE web site and the specs.

    • Flashlight adapter with LED light for extension cords
    • Plug into the female end of any extension cord
    • 13 amps
    • 125 volts
    • 1.2W LED
    • 30,000 hour LED lifetime
    • 50 lumen LED
    • 10,000 Kelvin temp LED
    • Has female end so you can plug additional items into the cord if needed
    • Bright LED light make it easy to find the extension cord at night
    • Great for the back yard and job sites
    • Yellow
    • UL approved

    What will they think of next?


    Last edited by EZO; 03-04-2012 at 01:37 PM.

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    I want one!

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    Awesome find, I wants one too
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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    It might be cool to get three of them and use one of these multi-socket cords!


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    Quote Originally Posted by EZO View Post
    It might be cool to get three of them and use one of these multi-socket cords!

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    Ran across an odd flashlight I bought years ago, called the Fliklite. Still in its box, I guess I forgot all about it.
    There is a review of it at flashlightreviews.com Any one else have this light?

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    I don't really understand their intended/recommended use for it ???

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
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    I don't really understand their intended/recommended use for it ???

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    Yes, TMG, That's exactly why I mentioned the head scratching.

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

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    Well then ... seems the intended purpose is to start a RASH on one's head .




    i'm itching too

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
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    I don't really understand their intended/recommended use for it ???

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    WAIT! I think I've got it!! With one of these you would never have to worry about batteries and you would have ultimate runtime!

    EDIT: And I live on a 30 acre property in the middle of nowhere and I must have at least 300 feet of 16-10 gauge extension cable lying around my home, barn, studio and shop!....plus all the regular 18 gauge extension cords I've got all over my house. You know, this could really work!
    Last edited by EZO; 02-15-2012 at 06:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EZO View Post
    WAIT! I think I've got it!! With one of these you would never have to worry about batteries and you would have ultimate runtime!
    Well ... in that case ... they should make it bigger and brighter , and where's the STROBE ?

    ( not very TACTICAL )

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    Working with power tools as it gets dark, trying to finish an outdoors job, like building a deck etc...it looks like it would come in handy, can never have too much light ( or too many)

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    ACE LED Flashlight Extension Cord Adapter, Product description at Amazon says:
    Bright LED makes is easy to find the extension cord at night.
    Great for the backyard and job sites.

    “Yellow Jacket Brand Name” extension cords have had lighted ends for years now, it’s so you can tell if the cord has power on it, find it in the dark and see how to plug other cords into it....I have several of these.
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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    Lots of extension cords have LEDs in them these days. They are basically pilot lights. This thing is distinctly being marketed as a flashlight on ACE's web site and packaging and it is being touted as putting out "50 Lumens". Your quote from Amazon is pretty funny, Sway. "Bright LED makes is (sic) easy to find the extension cord at night" assumes you've already got the ACE LED Flashlight Extension Cord Adapter plugged in.
    Last edited by EZO; 02-15-2012 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Yet another typo.

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    Not sure why I need one, but I do. It does fall in my price point for weird LED lights that I seem to accumulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Turtle View Post
    Not sure why I need one, but I do. It does fall in my price point for weird LED lights that I seem to accumulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Turtle View Post
    Not sure why I need one, but I do.
    Flying Turtle, if that isn't the exact textbook definition of "flashaholic", I don't know what is.

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    That is going to be my new EDC flashlight, my friends will be so jealous.

    Sorry guys I had to
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    You won't be able to get very far from home .

    Sorry guys I had to

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooManyGizmos View Post
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    You won't be able to get very far from home .
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    Don't be ridiculous. That's why they invented extension cords.
    ;-)

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryFatKidGT View Post
    It remains to be seen how well this product really works in the field but I love the name....Tactical Balls??

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    You could use it in the car with an inverter!

    I'm sorry, if I'm on a job site, I don't want the light to be moving every time someone needs a cord, and 50 lumens at 10,000K? not really needed to locate your cord end.

    I'll bet they sell alot of them though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EZO View Post
    It remains to be seen how well this product really works in the field but I love the name....Tactical Balls??
    I KNOW! BRIGHT TACTICAL BALLS!

    And I doubt that 10,000K is accurate that would be so purple.
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    I found this one on a Swedish site. I'm not sure weird is the best word to describe it, but it is certainly a nontraditional design.




    Some information and specifications according to the site where I found it:

    New innovative design, high quality.
    Credit card size.
    "Collapsable lightbulb"
    "Unfold" to turn the light on.
    Colour: Warm white.
    Weight: 14 g.
    Powered by Cr1220 (included, replaceable).
    Size [cm]: 8.6 * 5.3 * 0.3
    Price: 29 SEK ~ 4 USD
    Last edited by Swede74; 03-02-2012 at 11:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    That light bulb one looks kind of cool.

    I may have to get one of the Ace ones...for the price, what the hell.

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    I have a smaller version in Xmas tree format. Had it on my computer monitor at work all season.


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    while to many it seams a pointless idea, i do alot of my work at night . and while the work sight is well lit, the bit between the site and the genny or transformer is frequently dark. i would of put a cheap Nicd in there to provide a back up find me light.

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    Looks handy for garage or home projects, if u don't have a flashlight. Won't have to find batteries. But its rather useless for walking and looking for the dogs.

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    Default Re: Weirdest flashlight concept I've seen in quite awhile

    If you about 300 of them, and plugged them in end to end to end.... You could line your driveway, sort of like an airport. That would be cool. lol

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