What were these lights from back in the day?

Smaug

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They had a Star Trek phaser form factor. A button on the top, a few LEDs on the front. Several modes, from very dim and long-lasting to a bright flood. They ran on a single 9 V battery.
 

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Perhaps you remember the Pal lights? 9volt....
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Or, the AA powered Eternalight ?...
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Omg! I was going nuts trying to figure out what OP was describing. That may be it.
 

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The early 2000s had a ton of invention and experimentation going on. Technology Associates still has the Eternalite Elite Max available. Remains a very useful area and waterproof emergency light with the modification to new high cri 5mm emitters. The "new " owner is a very nice and knowledgeable chap.
 
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I had both the Etetnalite and the PAL lights at one time. Gave the Etetnalite to a family Girl Scout for a camping trip, and gave the PAL to her younger brother to help avoid sibling squabbling. Neither became a flashaholic, but both have a better than average appreciation for a quality pocket torch, so I suppose that's something to celebrate.
 

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The CPF edition with the user replaceable led holders was made for a bit. There wasn't a lot of options in the 3mm and 5mm realm at that time. Still using and appreciate the design. My wife likes the blue beacon to locate the light.

 

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Sadly, the elitemax had a nice translucent lexan case. The case was BAD about cracking at the screw anchors. The cheaper, solid black, abs cases did not do this.

I've owned 4 and still have 2.
 

Flynn's Arcade

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I have the Ergomarine, yellow body, I never thought of changing the LEDs. On the lowest setting it runs for a very long time.
 

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I still have both the Eternalite Elite Max and many Pal lights and still use them. I also have an Eternalite Derringer as well, whose momentary function is perfect for hanging on a neck lanyard and using to check equipment.
 

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