New LED lights in Sharper Image cataloge

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Triple LED torch with three step brightness control...Press once to light up one...twice to light up two...and so on. The 5 1/2 inch long aluminum housing, with rubberized grip...Runs on 3 AAA batts...nylon wrist strap...$24.95 Never seen this one. Looks very nice.

A 3 LED "clip light"...runs on three AAA batts $14.95 Looks like the ones we have all seen.

Another Three LED light...interesting in that it uses TWO AAA batts...cost $19.95. Never seen this one. Looks nice.

Their on page 77.
 

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Well, I hope they're better than the litle keychain micro light I got. (picture... I know I took a picture...)

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Here's the dim-bulb light shining on the target.

And this was supposed to be the light itself, but my server just crapped out.
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This was being marketed starting around October 2001, clearly jerking on the feelings of America following the 9-11 tragedy. It's really a shame they had to put such a lousy LED in it, and the way the LED is mounted also sucks the battery holder is actually a carriage with two sheet metal contacts on top that presses against the LED leads, and it's always screwing up because the LED leads are too short.

Knowing what I know now, I'd *NEVER* buy this light, no matter what it was commemorating. The Beatles could all mysteriously reappear in their yonger forms and start a band again, and I wouldn't buy this light. I wouldn't even buy it if they put it on a space probe and flew it to Barnard's star and back with the world's first warp engine.
That's how much it SUCKS!!
 

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They do look kinda cute - but what's with the obsession with AAA batts? (My experience with those things is that they go dead VERY quickly.)
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I have this one
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and my Arc LE is brighter...

The beam is made out of three partially overlapping circles, giving it a clover-leaf like appearance.

Also, it takes three instead of the stated two batteries.

Tailswitch isn't feeling very sturdy,but some thin foam on the inside makes it a lot better. Lockout is provided by a clear plastic thingie on the lanyard that clicks over the switch-button, thus preventing it from beeing depressed. I broke the thing within a week...

Maybe helpful...
 

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Sharper Image has some neat stuff, but I refuse to buy from them after I saw them on a list of companies that contribute Handgun Contol INC. Any company that actively seeks to abolish my constitutional rights will never see a dime from me.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlackBart:
I have this one
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Damn, that's an ugly, pissy little thing isn't it? Yuk!!
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Your description of its beam & low brightness make me want it even less.
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I "improved" it's appearance by changing the rubber sleeve with a thinner, smooth one,and sanded down back and front,as well as a large portion of the protruding switch, to get rid of the flashy chrome, and also make it flush with the thinner sleeve.

It is pretty easy to exchange the resistors with lesser values, and some careful bending will improve beam-quality much.

It's not watertight, altough you can take it in the rain -no problem-. And it will probably survive beeing run-over by an electric weelchair...
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlackBart:
I "improved" it's appearance by changing the rubber sleeve with a thinner, smooth one,and sanded down back and front,as well as a large portion of the protruding switch, to get rid of the flashy chrome, and also make it flush with the thinner sleeve. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't mind the chrome so much as that "fuggly" twisted rubber thing wrapped around it.
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Makes it look like a poorly-wrapped cheap cigar. Or maybe a vibrator.
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They all look to feminine for my tastes. Plus now that Slick has informed us that Sharper Image supports Handgun Control Inc, they won't see any more of my money either.
 

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by KenB:
<strong>Triple LED torch with three step brightness control...Press once to light up one...twice to light up two...and so on. The 5 1/2 inch long aluminum housing, with rubberized grip...Runs on 3 AAA batts...nylon wrist strap...$24.95 Never seen this one. Looks very nice.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I just got one of these at the Sharper Image store only a few blocks away from home!!

It's rather feminine-looking, but it has surprisingly good light output, especially on its "lower" settings! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="images/icons/shocked.gif" />

It's sold as "Three-Way LED Torch" in a blister pack that you need a pair of scissors or a good knife to open, and you'll need to feed it 3x AAA cells before it'll work.

One LED is right in the middle of the "reflector" and three more are mounted in a special "holder" inset into the reflector. Pressing the rubber button on the front of the barrel once turns on the LED at the bottom of the reflector, pressing it again turns a second LED on inside the "holder", pressing again turns on two more (so all four are lit) and pressing yet again turns them all off.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

<img src="http://safeco2.home.att.net/three1.jpg" alt=" - " />
The rather effeminate flashlight in its feral state.

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And this is the business-end of this bad girl!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />
The first LED to light is the one in the center, the second to light is the middle one in the "holder", and the third & fourth (in the "holder") light up last.
The "reflector" isn't too effective; I believe it is there primarily for looks.

Here are more pics...
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One LED lit. Notice the ring.

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Two LEDs lit.

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Finally, all four LEDs lit.
So this is where all of that hard-earned money goes! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />
 

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Poor use of a reflector. They would have done better using 1 decent LED and proper positioning in the reflector. I have seen stuff like this on eBay.

Browse the Flaashlight are of eBay, and you will see a ton of this sort of junk.
 

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*Edit* Nevermind... my eyes are screwed... it's too late at nite to post...
 

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Originally posted by Slick:
Sharper Image has some neat stuff, but I refuse to buy from them after I saw them on a list of companies that contribute Handgun Contol INC. Any company that actively seeks to abolish my constitutional rights will never see a dime from me.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I agree, any Anti-constitutional company will not only never receive my business, but will also receive the most negative word of mouth advertising they can imagine.

A big Thumbs Down
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to the anti-2nd amendment company.
 

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Didn't know that about SI and HCI. Bummer, too because they had cool stuff when I was a kid. Can get better stuff online now anyways.
 

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I didn't really know about this gun control horse puckey until AFTER the light had been opened & used, and AFTER the cordless beard & moustache shaver I bought with the flashlight had been opened & put on its charging stand and plugged in.
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I have a Sharper Image store only a few blocks away from home here, but I guess I should have checked CPF a bit more closely before I left the house to buy this sh$*.
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Originally posted by tiktok 22:
Definately rather have an Opalec newbeam anyday!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I hear ya loud & clear on this one!!
The quality of the beam is better (IMO) and it goes into a flashlight most of us already own.
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O and it's less effeminate than this thing.
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I thought they had like expensive stuff that was good quality. I was wrong. I bought a Stainless steel flashlight off of ebay from them and when I got it, I see that it's no more than a piece of exhaust pipe polished up with cheap plastic insert holding the head on. Plus it has no metal end cap, a cheap twist piece of plastic holds the batteries in. I'm returning it. 6.45 + 3.95 in total postage and I'll get $10 back for the actual item. So I'm out 10 bucks.

I was going to mod it for a Cyan luxeon, but this light isn't even worthy of the trash can. I could probably recycle the stainless steel for more than the light is worth.
 
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