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Tip on reducing the light output of a red, "astronomers" flashlight.
ASTRONOMY Dec 1989 (v.17#12) pg. 6

How to make a camper's headlight (a headband that holds a small flashlight).
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1991 (v.81#12) pg. 76

Tip on building and installing a battery-powered emergency room lighting system utilizing two high-output red LEDs per room.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Feb 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 62
Correction CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Apr 1998 (v.54#4) pg. 43

Dad's Lighthouse. Papier-mache house is painted with a sandstone texture and decorated with doll-house bricks. It is designed to be a storage place for a flashlight.
CRAFTS Jun 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 60, 43

Combination rechargeable emergency light and flashlight uses a bright, high-efficiency LED lamp.

Automatic rechargeable flashlight uses a bright light-emitting diode powered by a rechargeable battery. A charging circuit and step-down transformer complete the unit.
ELECTRONICS NOW Oct 1994 (v.65#10) pg. 65

Automatic, battery-powered emergency lighting goes on if power fails, provided that the ambient light level is low enough to need lighting. Built-in battery charger keeps unit ready for use. A signal can be sent to external equipment (alarm, generator, etc.) signaling the power outage.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1970 (v.10#4) pg. 53

Miniature flashlights for a key ring uses an LED for a bulb and two miniature batteries.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jan-Feb 1974 (v.14#1) pg. 47

Tip on using a short length of stiff electrical cable as a third hand to hold a flashlight pointing exactly where you want it.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 28

Tip on using a battery-powered headlamp when doing close-up work.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 16

Automatic emergency lighting circuit. 12-volt lamp comes on whenever the power line is interrupted.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 24

Flashlight finder. Circuit for a constantly-flashing LED with a very low current drain.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 28

Schematic diagram for a power-outage light which will turn on a battery-powered light whenever the power fails.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 110

How to build an emergency lighting system. A wooden box equipped with a battery, battery charger, and two automobile dome lights, will turn on whenever the electric power fails.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1984 (v.9#10) pg. 58

Make a key chain flashlight that uses one AAA battery.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1979 (v.68#3) pg. 40

Convert a personal flashlight into an night-flying aviation model. Features both a bright and dim white light for use during preflight and a dim red or green LED for use in reading charts and instruments.
KITPLANES Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 40

Belt-hung leather case for a "Mini-Mag" flashlight.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.3#1) pg. Insert

Battery-powered table lamp operates off a 6-volt lantern battery.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #508 Sep 1970 (v.66) pg. 100

Consumer's guide to flashlights and lanterns.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #608 Jan 1979 (v.75) pg. 56

Circuit for a battery powered light that will turn on for just a few seconds every time you touch two metal strips. Powered by 6-volt source.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1978 (v.1#4) pg. 14

Circuit to extend the life of a lantern battery. This circuit doubles the voltage to a bulb, but limits the current drawn to less than before, thus extending battery life. Est. cost: under $9.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1978 (v.1#5) pg. 53

Laptop computer enhancements. (1) Battery-powered fluorescent lamp provides adequate lighting for using liquid-crystal-display screens. (2) Printer stand features a pull-out shelf on which to set the laptop computer when printing. (3) Improving the tractor-feed mechanism on printers to eliminate jams when using "clean-perf" paper.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 50

Make a darkroom flashlight by adding the appropriate filter to an ordinary flashlight.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Aug 1981 (v.45#8) pg. 111

DC-operated fluorescent light works off a 12-volt battery and uses a 6-watt tube. Portable emergency light doubles as luminescence detector.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1965 (v.23#1) pg. 40

A portable, battery-powered fluorescent lamp. Powered by car, boat, or trailer 12-volt battery.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1968 (v.29#6) pg. 55

Miniature trouble lights can be inserted into a crowded electronic chassis to help you see what you are doing when making test, repairs, etc.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1969 (v.31#2) pg. 86

Build a rechargeable flashlight that uses nickel-cadmium batteries.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1973 (v.3#4) pg. 62
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1973 (v.4#3) pg. 8

How to build a battery powered fluorescent lamp. Use it as a black light (ultraviolet) source when prospecting and rock hunting. Tips on locating minerals that are fluorescent under black light.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1975 (v.7#4) pg. 35

Home emergency light for blackouts. Comes on automatically when AC power fails. Has a built-in full-wave battery-charging circuit. Can serve as a lantern flashlight. Has two charging rates, fast and slow.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1975 (v.8#1) pg. 31

Build a fluorescent utility lamp that will operate from a 12-volt dc source.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1977 (v.12#4) pg. 53

Portable fluorescent lamp is powered by the 12-volt battery in a car or recreational vehicle. Has a built in dc-to-ac converter. Turns itself off if battery becomes too low.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1981 (v.19#8) pg. 53
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1982 (v.20#1) pg. 6

Circuit for an emergency light system that turns on a battery powered lamp when the commercial power fails.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1982 (v.20#5) pg. 88

Flashlight finder circuit is an LED flasher circuit that can be attached to your flashlight to make it easier to locate in the dark.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1989 (v.6#9) pg. 27

Fluorescent-tube emergency lighting system combines a 12-volt battery, battery charger, and a high-voltage power supply.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 76

DoorLite keyhole illuminator. A simple circuit using a high-intensity LED will fit inside a dental-floss case. Carry on key ring or mount near lock.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1993 (v.10#11) pg. 55

Build a solid-state penlight. Pocket flashlight uses an LED, diode, and two AA batteries to give an output of over 5000 millicandles and long battery life (up to 40 hours of effective light)
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1996 (v.13#4) pg. 44

Circuit for a battery powered light which turns on whenever the power fails.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1997 (v.14#12) pg. 64

Convert an ordinary flashlight into a rechargeable model.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 65

Inspection probe light for seeing into tight places.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1967 (v.128#4) pg. 182

Build your own blackout light, a lantern that turns on automatically in the event of a power failure.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1970 (v.134#5) pg. 158

Build a beacon into your flashlight. Blinking LED mounted in the head of the case is connected to an integrated circuit and an electrolytic capacitor. Allows you to find your flashlight in the dark and it also warns you if the batteries are low.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1979 (v.151#2) pg. 18

Build your own battery-powered fluorescent light.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1965 (v.186#6) pg. 116

A 12-volt camper lamp with two bulbs and lampshade on a wood base. Lights for 20 hours with a rechargeable battery.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1969 (v.195#3) pg. 62

Buyer's guide to do-everything flashlights that are available.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1971 (v.199#1) pg. 60

Super searchlights. Powered by car or portable batteries, these units are up to 10 times more powerful than automobile headlights. How they work and a review of what is available.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1974 (v.205#1) pg. 72

Astronomer's flashlight hangs around the neck on a strap. Whenever the flashlight is "picked up" for use, the neck strap goes slack and the light turns on.
SKY & TELESCOPE Jul 1987 (v.74#1) pg. 90

Simple emergency flashlight combines a high brightness LED, a switch and two AA batteries.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1996 (v.45#4) pg. 103

Pocket penlight features a wood and brass exterior. The result is similiar to an elegant fountain pen. Requires lathe turning using a standard pen-turning mandrel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 74

Tip shows how to convert a reflector lamp clamp into a holder for a flashlight.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 60