Cool portbl light for QRP a-field

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From: James R.Sharp (lobar@doitnow.com)
Date: Sat Sep 27 1997 - 22:01:25 EDT


Hi everyone !

Went to Price Costco today and they have a tiny, professional looking
reading lite.
It's about the size of a handheld GPS with the battery pack. The pack is
separate from the light. The light is designed to mount on and illuminate
the page of a book your reading...very small, really kwool.

It uses four, size C cells and a 4.8 volt 2.4 watt bulb. The box says use a
2.4 watt or smaller bulb so I believe a lower power bulb can be used.
By my calcs this bulb sinks abt 0.4 amps at 6v so by using C alkaline cells
this puppy should be good for abt 17750 hours or 443 days continuous operation!

Boy that doesn't sound right to me but according to the figures for a
Duracell Energizer a C cell has a 7100 ma capacity and at 0.4 amps that's
abt right.

Okay it's called "The Itty Bitty Booklite" made by ZEICO ? Price Costco is
selling them for $9.99 each less batteries of course.

The usual disclaimer applicable!!!

Have fun out there !!!

72 73 dit dit
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