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They say the trick to being a good arms dealer is to quietly arm both sides and wait for the repeat business. It would appear Stanley has learned that lesson; they supply security and law enforcement with gear, and now for the other side of that equation the Ultra Bright 5 watt LED spotlight is available for clumsy, teenage vagrants as seen here. It’s a growth market, really.

The spotlight is submersible in 6 feet of water with a dimmer control and a 10-hour runtime. It’s powered by a NiMH battery and seems to throw a nice beam from what we can see in the Blair Witch-esque video. Round that off with the rugged build materials and drop capability, and off the top of our heads we can think of dozens of great places this rig would come in handy. At $30 it looks like getting your hands on one wouldn’t be hard, either.

So when your next poorly-planned escape from faceless entities has you careening through urban tunnels and swampy muck, think Stanley and the Ultra Bright 5 watt LED spotlight.

Ultra Bright LED Spotlight [Stanley Tools]
Spotlight video [YouTube]
Street Pricing [Google Products]


5 Responses to Stanley’s Ultra-Bright LED Spotlight

  1. Rob says:

    I have one. The spotlight only runs for 10 hours at its lowest setting. At the highest setting, it runs for about 45 minutes. The light is very bright at its highest setting, but after a few months I notice the LED is starting to burn out (the light is developing dark spots in the beam and burn marks can be seen on the LED phosphor coating). When first pulling the trigger, the LED lights at a medium setting. For longest LED life, I wouldn’t recommend increasing it unless only temporarily. I plan on returning mine.

  2. lowly says:

    Somebody did modify it, as per comments on Youtube for 10 hours at max setting.

    What I dont get is that this spotlight is listed at 190 lumens – I have an ITP C8 and it does 190 lumens at a fraction of the size of that spotlight, and with only one or two AA’s.

  3. area_educator says:

    What I dont get is that this spotlight is listed at 190 lumens – I have an ITP C8 and it does 190 lumens at a fraction of the size of that spotlight, and with only one or two AA’s.

    Lumens is a measure of “luminous flux,” or (basically) the amount of light per unit area (Actually, per angular measure, but it can be thought of as area at a set distance from the source). It’s not a measure of total output.

    So, while your light and this light might have the same lumens rating, the larger light may do so over a larger area, proividing more total output.

  4. Dave G. says:

    Wikipedia to tha rescue!

    If a light source emits one candela of luminous intensity uniformly across a solid angle of one steradian, its total luminous flux emitted into that angle is one lumen. Alternatively, an isotropic one-candela light source emits a total luminous flux of exactly 4π lumens. The lumen can be thought of casually as a measure of the total “amount” of visible light in some defined beam or angle, or emitted from some source. The number of candelas or lumens from a source also depends on its spectrum, via the nominal response of the human eye as represented in the luminosity function.

    A 23 watt compact fluorescent lamp emits about 1500–1600 lm.[1][2]

    The difference between the units lumen and lux is that the lux takes into account the area over which the luminous flux is spread. A flux of 1000 lumens, concentrated into an area of one square metre, lights up that square metre with an illuminance of 1000 lux. The same 1000 lumens, spread out over ten square metres, produces a dimmer illuminance of only 100 lux. Mathematically, 1 lx = 1 lm/m2.

    A single fluorescent light fixture that produces a luminous flux of 12000 lumens might light a residential kitchen with an illuminance of 500 lux. Lighting a larger area to the same illuminance requires a proportionately greater number of lumens.

  5. Yohohoandabottleofrum says:


    But what in the hell did the video have to do with the light?

    I’m so thoroughly confused by it.

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