Variable brightness dual red LED astronomer's flashlight

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This Celestron variable brightness red LED flashlight uses two red LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) to help you read star charts and operate your scope without affecting your dark-adapted vision. The Celestron VLED combines an on-off switch with a rotary thumbwheel variable brightness control that lets you easily adjust the brightness over a wide range with a simple flick of your thumb.

Turned to maximum brightness, the 4.25” long red light is bright enough to let you locate missing items in the grass and take down your telescope after an observing session. Medium brightness levels illuminate star charts without affecting your dark-adapted vision. Turned nearly all the way down, the light is just bright enough to let you read your watch, the focal length on an eyepiece, or the Wratten number on an eyepiece color filter.

The light is powered by a single 9-Volt alkaline transistor radio battery (supplied) that will last for up to 600 hours (the exact length of time depending on the temperature and brightness level). When replacing the battery, an alkaline or lithium battery will give the longest life. A 20” long looped cord lanyard is supplied that lets you hang the light close at hand around your neck when it’s not in use. The body is not water-resistant, so be careful you don’t put the light down in dew-soaked grass, snow, or a puddle in the darkness when it’s not in use.

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1. Jay on 5/22/2013, said: AstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomics
This is a standby design that's been around for decades, for good reason.

I especially like the variable brightness - it can go from very faint use near scope, to adequate ground check for walkabouts at night. Since it's only red light, unlike some otherwise good red / white sporting headlamps, you'll avoid a bright white light mistake with this light.

The 9V battery lasts a long time.

The lanyard lets you wear it as a necklace, or hang it as a trip warning from a tripod.

The one thing to watch out for is the ease of bumping off the front end (this also comes off to change the battery). I have 2 of these and while they never broke, it can be hard at night to find the clear lens that is held under the front cover. Practical, but avoid bumps to keep from unintentionally coming apart.
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2. Richard on 3/14/2013, said: AstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomics
This is a NEED tool. Looking at star maps with white light blinds your eyes at night. This emits a red light and lets you see your star charts and your hot cup of coffee with ease. I like it, and would purchase it again.

Thank you 50 times Richard
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This Celestron variable brightness red flashlight uses two red LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) to help you read star charts and operate your scope without affecting your dark-adapted vision . . .





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