"Handycam"-Shaped Lighter/Flashlight, retail $6.99
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 03-27-12

This is an LED cigerette lighter in a plastic body that looks like a miniature video camera -- it even includes a fold-out "LCD" "viewfinder".

The cigerette lighter uses butane, and produces a rather ordinary-looking flame when called upon to do so. It also includes a surprisingly bright single white LED flashlight.

For the purposes of this web page, I'll focus mainly on that LED , even though I show the flame from the lighter farther down this web page.


To use the lighter of this product, hold the unit rightside-up, firmly press down on the black "eye cup" until it clicks, and hold it that way for as long as you need fire.

Release this "eye cup" when you are finished using the lighter.

The striker is a piezoelectric element that produces a high voltage spark, not a flint that needs to be replaced on a periodic basis, so that's one less thing for you to worry about.

To use the flashlight portion, look on the front of the unit (where the "lens" is) for a small black button. Press & hold down this button to cause a bluish-white light to shoot out of the "lens"; release pressure on the button to douse the light.

I have not yet figured out how to change the batteries when necessary (it actually appears that the batteries are not changeable by the end-user!!!) - nor do I even know what kind or how many batteries are necessary (probably three cells, but don't bet the farm on this), so this section of the web page will remain blank for the time being.

To refill this lighter with butane, hold the lighter upside-down, and insert the nozzle of the butane canister into the hole provided for it. Use one of the nozzle tip adapters provided with the butane if the nozzle does not fit. Gently pump the canister up and down several times, and pull off the butane canister. It is perfectly normal for a small amount of butane to spray back from the valve on the lighter when you pump the canister and when you remove the canister when the lighter is full.

I haven't refueled a butane "siggeret" "lyter" in many years, so I'm kinda flying by the seat of my pants here.

Because this product was meant to be used as a lighter with an occasional-use flashlight built in, and not as a flashlight meant to be carried around & used (as a flashlight) all the time, thrashed, trashed, and abused; 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, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform with a large readout, with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that I might inflict upon a flashlight.

So this section of the lighter's web page will be substantially more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight who's sole purpose in life is to be a flashlight.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 11,620mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Photograph of the lighter's flame.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this lighter.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this lighter; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this lighter; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 430nm and 480nm to pinpoint peak native emission, which is 447.500nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this lighter's flame.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.

Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was purchased on Ebay on 02-15-11 (or "15 Feb 2011" or even "Feb 15 Twenty Double Sticks" if you prefer), and was received at 3:33pm PST on 03-01-11 (or "01 Mar 2011" or even "Mar 01, Twenty Double Sticks").

UPDATE: 03-27-12
While I was performing spectroscopy and attempting to determine how the batteries might be changed, a miniscule wire broke off the equally tiny swich, effectively snuffing out the "flashlight" function permanently (since having that serious brain operation in late-2002, I no longer have the necessary manual desterity necessary for soldering such a fine wire to an itty bitty switch lug); therefore, the dreadful "" icon will now be appended to its listings on this website, indicating that *PARTIAL* product failure has occured.

    PRODUCT TYPE: Cigerette lighter/flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED protected by transparent plastic window
    BATTERY: Unknown type/size button cells; probably three of them
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries, may or may not also be possibly prefilled with butane
    WARRANTY: Unknown


    Prouct was not meant to be used as a flashlight on a regular basis, so the conventional "star" rating system will not be employed here.

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