Nifty itty bitty flashlight fits on a zipper pull

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/07/09/nifty-itty-bitty-flashlight-fi.html

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Every Barbie needs this before her next camping trip in the backyard.

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1/5th of the lumens than that of a common smartphone flashlight which you, most probably, are already carrying

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Is this better than the little LED flashlights which were about the size of 2 quarters taped together?

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Is it watertight?
'Cause if it clipped to my clothing, it’s going through the washer…

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This one is meant for “sadly challenged” guys on in-car dates.

At Thanksgiving a few years ago a friend of a friend showed us this tiny light he had, roughly the size of the one here, that charged via USB. I have not been able to find that light anywhere. I ended up buying the “bullet” lights advertised here on BB a few years ago, and they were poorly designed (loop falls off = flashlight gets lost). This light looks like an improvement.

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The Nitecore Tini might come close. There is a flashlight dedicated forum at https://www.candlepowerforums.com/ , which may know of smaller lights, a quick search there turned up the XTAR X-CRAFT.

I’d be tempted to attach it to my jeans zipper

I have had ones similar to this for years. One sits on my keychain and while it’s not the brightest in the world, it’s a damn sight better than nothing. It’s not always easy or smart to dig out your expensive phone when all you need is a bit more light.

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But can I attach it to the zipper on my facemask?

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I have a Fenix UC02 on my keychain. It’s about the size of the one offered here. It has a micro USB port and uses a removable 10180 Li-ion battery. Output is 10 lumens on low, 130 on high, i.e. pretty bright.

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Maybe you meant keychain? If you keep a flashlight attached to your flashlight, then maybe you could just carry a spare battery.

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(Thanks-- that looks like it.)

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Well, I

But I really like flashlights

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remember a story a few years back of day hikers getting caught up mountain when darkness fell, exhausting their smartphone battery by using the light before they realized they should have called for help…

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Illuminated Pockets

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This one was still to large for me. I bought the Streamlight Pico flashlight: it’s the size of a grain of rice.

From the listing:

Water Resistance: None

My kids have the even cheaper Wilko version.