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Here’s something that just struck me as a cool idea — a flashlight whose body unfolds into a tripod stand.  I know I’ve personally balanced my share of flashlights precariously on things around the shop (and under the car) trying to put the light where I need it, and this would have made things quite a bit easier: Unfold it, plunk it down, adjust the head to point the light — all done.

An important note: I didn’t really see the utility of this for quite a while as all the pictures I saw showed it in “tripod” mode.  I thought, “Who cares?  Just stick any light you have on a tripod!”  Then I saw how it folds up into a standard flashlight-shaped form-factor.  Bam!  I get it.

Besides the nifty folding trick, this is pretty much a good, solid LED flashlight.  It features a 1.25 watt bright-white LED, and it can make light with just 3 AA batteries, but runs longer if you’ve got six or nine.  Essentially you just put in however many you’ve got.

Street pricing runs about $35, and you can find these all over.  Hell, I saw one this week in CompUSA of all places.

MaxLife2 369 Titanium Finish Tripod Light [Stanley]
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5 Responses to Finds: Stanley’s Tripod Flashlight

  1. Don says:

    Where do the batteries go? Do you put them in the legs?
    Also what is the material of the center section? Rubber?

  2. Matthew says:

    Hey hey, I saw thse at Target on clearance in Glen Burnie, MD for $19.88. Guess they weren’t too hot sellers. I didn’t end up buying one because I couldn’t justify spending a 20 for a flashlight, but now you know…

  3. Ken says:

    I have one works pretty good.Light is bright.Didn’t pay $35 for it.

  4. Michael says:

    The light has three modes. You click the button to turn it on to mode one, then repeat for the next modes and then to turn it off. The first uses 3 batteries, the second six, and the third nine. Yes , the batteries go into the legs. I bought one (the black one) last month and used it in an attic adding insulation. Worked great. The center section is made of a rubber like material, makes it comfortable to hold. The tripod feature has become very useful.

  5. Dale says:

    Got one for Christmas. One of the legs wouldn’t work when I put 3 batteries in it. Once I got it to work it would turn itself off while I was moving the legs. Also there was no stated warranty on the box…… I took it back.

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