Energizer LED 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight and Area Light with Light Fusion Technology, Black/Orange

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Energizer LED 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight and Area Light with Light Fusion Technology, Black/Orange

Energizer LED 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight and Area Light with Light Fusion Technology, Black/Orange

  • Powerful and Portable Spot, Area and Task Light in one
  • Water Resistant and backed by a Lifetime Guarantee
  • Sturdy Fold-out Legs for Hands Free Use & Pivoting head to direct light where you need it
  • Smart Dimming Technology for control of light output and battery life
  • Includes 4 Energizer MAX AA Batteries
  • For initial product use, you will need to disable the Try Me feature. To disable, remove the batteries, wait 10 seconds and re-insert

Our new LED lights with Light Fusion Technology deliver vibrant, uniform light for a variety of tasks. The 3 in 1 handheld light is water resistant and backed by a lifetime guarantee. It provides an area light with up to 150 lumens of light output and run time up to 100 hours and a spot light with up to 100 lumens of light output and 10 hours runtime. The sturdy fold-out legs allow for hands free use and the pivoting head directs light where you need it. With smart dimming technology you h

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2 Comments on "Energizer LED 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight and Area Light with Light Fusion Technology, Black/Orange"

  1. 50 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost Perfcet, April 29, 2013
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    This review is from: Energizer LED 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight and Area Light with Light Fusion Technology, Black/Orange (Sports)
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    This comes so close to being an excellent flashlight, it makes the single design flaw seem much worse than it is. Let’s get this out of the way first so we can focus on what’s so good about this new offering from Energizer.

    CHANGING THE BATTERIES IS IMPOSSIBLE.

    It’s like the person who designed it had a very sick sense of humor and is pranking us. If you see a screw at the bottom of a flashlight, you know that you need to unscrew it to open up the battery case, right? Wrong. First of all, no screwdriver fits because the slot in the screw is really thick and my screwdrivers kept sliding out. I dug through the junk drawer to find something that would (in this case, what worked was a bracket for hanging a drapery rod, but a nickel, I later discovered, also fits). But don’t get all cocky…you’ve just solved the first piece of this little puzzle.

    So you unscrew and unscrew and unscrew and…nada. It doesn’t open. The screw spins around but doesn’t go anyplace. My arms were aching by the time I realized this was another trap. By now I was getting a little steamed and did what i usually do when thwarted: went straght for the gin bottle. Fueled by the olive juice coursing through my veins, I decided to do what I do best, which is brute force. Hey, it worked on three husbands, don’t dismiss it out of hand.

    Anyway I just started yanking at the end piece and it popped off in my hand. No need to unscrew it. In fact, once you get it open, you’ll see it cannot be unscrewed…the screw is held in place with a metal strip. It is there for no other reason than to torture us. And if you are saying to yourself: “Why didn’t she just read the instructions?” It’s because the instructions a)are unreadable, the print being so small and the hubble telescope being unavailable — even with my magnifying glass, my eyes were crossing; and b) they don’t mention this little piece of trickiness.

    Oh, and once you get it open (and be prepared, you have to hold it upside down, use one hand to hold the flashlight and the other one to pull off the cap, so the batteries fly all over the place), you have to wait ten minutes before putting in the new batteries. Why? Because the designer had a lousy childhood maybe…who knows? Anyway, this is his revenge for some early trauma, obviously. Why do you have to wait? I have no idea. And I don’t know what happens if you miss this warning in the unreadable instructions, but probably the thing explodes and life on our planet is compromised for all time, the grid collapses, and a zombie virus is released upon the population.

    Once you figure out the battery changing trick, you have a really good flashlight, but what was the point of torturing us? Especially because flashlights are used in emergency situations where if the batteries die, you need to change them fast. I live in earthquake territory and if the power failed and I was trapped under rubble or couldn’t find the cocktail shaker in the dark, I’d be in big trouble…there is no way to get new batteries into this gizmo if you don’t already know the secret.

    On the bright side, so to speak, the flashlight gives off excellent light. The dimmer is a great idea becaus you can take it from Beacon In The Night to just right for area illumination during a blackout. It is actualy not bad for reading, either, which occupies time and gets your mind off of things like, say, bleeding head wounds, during emergencies and power outages and other unpleasant situations like camping. (Yes, you’re right…the gin will help here too. Maybe even more than the flashlight.) The little tripod is a smart idea for obvious reasons. The flashlight offers you front or side lighting, so you can use it as a spotlight or let the softer sidelight provide non-glare illumination. It’s waterproof, another good thing. I love this flashlight but dread the next battery change and the wrestling match we are going to have. Opening it the first time took out three fingernails and left me with frayed nerves and a bad attitude for the rest of the day.

    The flashlight really does deserve five stars but the fake screw and flying batteries…sorry, Energizer. You had to know that this was going to be a major annoyance and for $30, your customers deserve better.

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  2. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad but has some flaws, May 22, 2013
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    This review is from: Energizer LED 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight and Area Light with Light Fusion Technology, Black/Orange (Sports)
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    Upon first looking over the package, I found a place on the back which said “Open for instruction manual” and had perforated slots to tear open a section. Imagine my surprise upon doing so and finding no instructions behind this removed section! I did notice what looked like a small piece of paper tucked up near the middle of the light, so I set about removing it from the package. The bottom was held by a twist tie which was then sealed between the front and back of the very stiff paper board packaging. I could not get the two sections apart to get to the twist tie, so I finally cut it open with a knife.

    I am generally not the type of person who reads instructions, but wanted to see how good they were for the review. It is no joke that you may possibly need a magnifying glass or some really bright light to read the instructions. I read the parts about operating the light, adjusting the brightness and changing the batteries. What I apparently skipped, though, was the even smaller section labeled “To disable Try Me Mode”. So for the first 2-3 minutes, I was wondering why it kept turning itself off after 10 seconds. Once I read the section noted above, I set about to open the battery compartment. I could tell it would require a nickel, dime or flat head screwdriver to open, which I had all of these readily available. There is a little diagram on the side of the light showing that you should pull up and out to get the battery cover off. The screw was obviously very loose but I still could not get the cover off despite pulling fairly hard.

    At this point, I decided to look at some of the reviews to see if anyone else had problems opening the battery case as I did. Apparently, this is a definite issue with the light. I took a flat staple remover and was finally able to “pop” the battery cover off. After removing the batteries for 10 seconds, I reinserted them and attempted to put the cover back on. This is actually not an easy task since the batteries have a fairly strong recoil pushing against the cover which makes it difficult to hold closed and get the screw tightened again.

    Once I had the light out of “Try Me Mode”, I was able to test the light itself and found it to be fairly substantial. I believe the tripod legs may break fairly easily, more so than the pivoting head of the flashlight itself. The legs do not allow for any versatility in the lighting direction; this is left only to the pivoting head.

    The light dimming feature is useful, but the flashlight does not remember the dimming setting you previously had it on once turned off. Therefore, you must hold the button to reduce the light each time if that is what you want.

    I tend to have a number of flashlights, as I keep one or two in my car, one by the bedside, one in the kitchen and so forth. Therefore, I believe this flashlight will be useful in certain situations where I could use an “area” light and/or need some control over where the light is focused. However, I believe the current price of this light is outrageous. If I am going to pay $30 for a light, I want it to be robust, made from a material which will withstand significant abuse and last for many years. While the LED obviously will not bust if I drop this light, undoubtedly the pivoting head, legs and/or area light section most likely will. One other note, the dimmer switch works for both the area light and the focus light.

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