Gadget Brando 5 LED Cap Light

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Gadget Brando 3 LED Clip-On Flashlight
which could be attached
to the brim of a ball cap. While that was a good idea and a handy
product, today’s review item takes the same general idea and runs
with it. So without further ado, I present the "http://gadget.brando.com.hk/">Gadget Brando "http://gadget.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=140&cat=Gadget+Hiking&dept_id=1&dept=Gadgets&cat_id=50">
5 LED Cap Light
, an approximately 3.5″ long x 2″ wide x 0.5″
deep five LED bar which clips to the underside of a cap’s brim.

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Two Lithium CR2032 cells are included, and once installed the
light bar will be powered on or off by pressing the small button to
the left of the battery compartment.

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When turned on, the five LEDs glow with an extremely bright
white light. It is enough to illuminate a safe walking path in
front of the wearer, or to put a spotlight on whatever project the
wearer is working.

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Attaching the light bar to the brim of a cap is accomplished by
sliding the two plastic clips over the bill’s edge.

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Once installed, the light bar peeks from underneath. This is the
part of the review where I should mention that if you are the
finicky type that has to get your brim creased just so, then
this product may undo a little bit of what you have worked so hard
to achieve. However, the pay off is that for a slightly less
creased brim the user will get bright illumination for walking,
hiking, or working in a dark area.

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Steve, my ever-patient model, shows that the 5-LED Cap Light
doesn’t add a ton of bulk to the wearer’s cap…

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…and it can be a great way to work on things while shining a
light exactly where it is needed.

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In fact, Steve said he could have really used this product back
when he was restoring Sarah’s Firebird

The Gadget Brando 5 LED Cap light is a clever solution for those
that need an extra hand when working alone. It’s not quite as
obvious as a full head lamp, and it is more powerful than a small
clip-on. As an added bonus, the clip on light can be removed and
held when a hand held flashlight is desired. I think it’s a pretty
clever idea.

 

Product Information

Price:16.0
Manufacturer:Brando
Requirements:
  • A ball cap with a brim
Pros:
  • Instant lighting whereve one's head is pointed
  • Easy to attach
  • Easy to operate
  • Clever idea
Cons:
  • May undo a much loved ball cap's bill crease
Posted in: Gear

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  • Julie March 15, 2006, 1:48 am

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  • flamaest March 15, 2006, 3:14 am

    Can’t say I like the battrey design choice. Would a single AAA [theoretically] fit inside this unit? button batteries are not known for being cheap.

    nice product though.

    F.

  • onlinefleamarketnet September 23, 2007, 7:39 am

    Hello All;
    I was so impressed by the idea of this light that as soon as I saw them, I wanted one. With all the fantastic ideas for these which can be obvious and I am sure there will be some more post on those. I had a shocking advantage with mine tonight, the first night I owned it.
    I had been using a bulky 3 LED 1 Incandescent bulb Bushnell Head Lamp for walking my dog after dark in our rural area. I found that to be not only handy but it was good for safety reasons when traffic would pass.
    Tonight was my first time using this new Cap.Light with the 5 LEDs and as I was walking in my neighborhood at 11:00pm I was approached from behind by a SUV, 2 guys jumped out and were acting aggressively until I turned and looked the driver strait in the eyes. When he suddenly said Holy Sh** and jumped back into the SUV and they left.
    My point being, they were about to MUG me until the driver realized that I was able to blind him and have both hands free to defend myself.
    I feel now that this light may have not only paid for itself on it’s maiden voyage, but possibly saved my life.
    I am so impressed that I am looking for where I can aquire these wholesale to include them on my own web site.
    By the way, wearing this light on my cap , I do not even feel it there unlike the Bushnell headlamp which is so heavy I have to constantly adjust it and occassionally bump my head with it.
    Keet Hensley

  • stewart haught October 26, 2010, 2:03 pm

    What is the actual working voltage of this unit. I have seen them in packages with (2) 3v button batteries and wondered if they ran on 3 or 6v. Thanks

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