Hack a $10 Flashlight into an Ultra-bright Premium One

By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 2nd, 2011

If you’re looking for a bright flashlight without paying an arm and a leg this simple hack modifies a cheap $10 flashlight to be as bright as a $95 one.

Sure, when you buy a premium flashlight you’re paying extra for a nicely machined body, water tight seals, and other features. What if you just want a really bright flashlight? Watch the following video to see how you can hack apart a cheap Eveready flashlight to be as bright as premium $95 police flashlight. You’ll still have the old plastic body and bezel but with a radically brighter bulb.

$10 Police Flashlight Hack! [YouTube]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/2/11
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