Couple interesting Vector lights at target.

FluffyGrunt

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Was just browsing around the flashlight section in Target 3 relatively cheap products by Vector caught my eye. One was a small keychain led light that looked like a fish for $5. Second was a lil white globe about the size of a baseball that has an led inside that glows when you squeeze it and shuts off with a second squeeze, it also came with an ac powerpack for charging. It claims to last for 6 hours per charge, it was $20. Third thing I saw was a little keychain laser pointer for $10. It ran on 3 LR-44 batteries and was 650nm. (Maybe someone can explain what this rating means?)
There were also a number of $20-$60 rechargeable and battery powered indoor/outdoor tablelamps but I didn't look too closely at them, and here I thought Vector only made spotlights.
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Oh one more thing they had some keychain lights called Ultra Neo-glow that looked pretty nifty for only $5. (white,red,blue, and green leds) I escaped today without buying anything but that little laser pointer was tempting, guess I'll be headed back to Target in a couple days.
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TheFlashlight wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Third thing I saw was a little keychain laser pointer for $10. It ran on 3 LR-44 batteries and was 650nm. (Maybe someone can explain what this rating means?)
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It isn't a rating, it's a color. It's the wavelength of the light that it puts out. 650nm is in the red part of the spectrum.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Oh one more thing they had some keychain lights called Ultra Neo-glow that looked pretty nifty for only $5. (white,red,blue, and green leds) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those aren't too bad. Nice for cheap giveaways and such. Keep a couple handy for that. They're not as bright as Photons and they run on a funky battery size. (I think it's 1616.) Still, they're nice to give out like candy.
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Maybe create some more flashaholics as people start to realize how nice it can be to have a light around all the time.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by prn:
TheFlashlight wrote:
Those aren't too bad. Nice for cheap giveaways and such. Keep a couple handy for that. They're not as bright as Photons and they run on a funky battery size. (I think it's 1616
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I found these in red and royal blue at Office Depot for $3.99 apiece while I was buying a Double Barrel to ship overseas. I just took apart the blue one, and it does use two CR1616 coin cells ($3 apiece at Radio Shack) and one of the screws is already stripped out.

Let me disembowel the red one and see what kind of battery it uses... the red uses a single CR1616 and a cardboard disc as a spacer or dummy cell so as to prevent rattling.
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The writing on the package reads, "The brightest, most powerful keychain light available featuring Super-Bright High Intensity LED technology."
HORSE PUCKEY!!

They look really cool on the outside, but the brightness sucks and they use "rare" batteries. The buttons on both units I purchased are also hard to activate. So I concur with the majority: they're fine as a freebie but they are status non gratis on a true flashaholic's keyring.
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