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Electronics May 2003
By Ben Ellison

NightStar Flashlight

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This is the science fair of flashlights, combining the wondrous energy efficiency and durability of LEDs with a "Magnetic Force" energy supply. With this second-generation model, a mere 30 seconds of gentle shaking (internal magnet through coil) pushes enough juice into its capacitor to produce ten to 15 minutes of light that can be seen a mile away and illuminate a five-foot-diameter circle at 50 feet.. The unit is ten inches long, waterproof to more than 400 feet, operational in extreme temperatures, and its switch glows in the dark. The NightStar costs $45 and is warranteed for five years; batteries neither included nor needed.

Weems & Plath Phone: (800) 638-0428.

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This article originally appeared in the April 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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