Help me ID an old light (by description)

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Help me ID an old light (by description)

I’d like to find a light like one I had back in the eighties.

In about 1983, I got a backpacking flashlight that was just a little bit bigger than a CR123 cell. The back part was translucent colored plastic, and the front was clear, with an O-ring between the two parts.

There was a reflector and halogen lamp, and you turned the light on by screwing the front on all the way and off by unscrewing it. I think there was a lanyard ring on the back.

Very minimal, but also very small and lightweight.

Anyone have any idea what this was or where I might find one?

Thanks in advance.

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I hope someone here can help you identify your light.

In the meantime, you might look around on FlashlightMuseum.com for it.

You can search by brand or type on this page.

By default, search results are sorted by oldest flashlights first.

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goshdogit wrote:
I hope someone here can help you identify your light.

In the meantime, you might look around on FlashlightMuseum.com for it.

You can search by brand or type on this page.

By default, search results are sorted by oldest flashlights first.

Thanks—I hadn’t come across that site. Too bad there are no search options like year or battery type. I’ll have to poke through.

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moderator007 wrote:
About All I found was this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Early-Winters-Eternacell-Flashlight?

That’s similar, although of course with a “C”-sized cell, that one would have been a little bigger.

Thanks for the link!

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Sounds like some version of the Pelican mitylite or the L1.

I have a mitylite 2xAAA that has an opaque battery tube, and a translucent head. It’s an old xenon.

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goshdogit wrote:
I hope someone here can help you identify your light.

In the meantime, you might look around on FlashlightMuseum.com for it.

You can search by brand or type on this page.

By default, search results are sorted by oldest flashlights first.


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Thanks for that link, goshdogit . Thumbs Up
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Reminds me of an Underwater Kinetics 2xAAA I had way back then. Sounds like similar design, wrong battery though.

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Tekna Splash-Lite? They came in different colors. They still make an LED version:

https://tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=TEKNA_SPLASH_LITE_LED

I have the older (lower output) led version and an incan. They are nice. The incan used a #222 style screwbase bulb. There was also a bigger 1×123 light that used a bi-pin bulb but I don’t think it is what you are thinking of. It looked sort of like this in general styling, but was usually black, I think:

https://tek-tite.com/proddetail.php?prod=TREK_LITHIUM

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bansuri wrote:
Reminds me of an Underwater Kinetics 2xAAA I had way back then. Sounds like similar design, wrong battery though.

Yes I was thinking the same thing, still have a few of these I believe, OP didn’t say what battery his light was, only “just a little bit bigger than a CR123 cell”

Here’s a UK 2xAAA:


Mine are probably from the 1990’s