NOTE: These are no longer for sale from the original
vendor. You may be able to find them in other places
on the Internet.
These cool little silicone rubber O-rings contain a
Glow In The Dark (GITD) substance so that when they
are exposed to light for a few minutes, they glow like
crazy. An excellent addition to any flashlight that
has a shelf, groove, or visible space to place them,
they allow you to more quickly find your light (or anything
else) in the dark.
These are not meant to replace the current O-rings
that are used for waterproofing on a flashlight, since
they would then be hidden from view and that defeats
the purpose of the GITD substance. If you choose to
replace an environmental seal O-ring with one of these
GITD O-rings, you do so AT YOUR OWN RISK since the light
may not retain its original water resistance.
The come in the following sizes, listed out to match
the picture above:
Turn out the lights and this is what you get:
Here they are installed on a Peak LED
Solutions Caribbean (still my favorite carry-around
flashlight). In the first picture you'll see a 4g around
the tail post, and a 7/16 stretched a lot to fit around
the base of the head (they are very stretchy, within
limits). The second picture shows the one at the base
of the head again, and a 5/8 between the reflector and
lens which I used to replace the lens seal. The O-ring
under the lens charges while the light is on and gives
quite a glow when the light is turned off.
Here are two other lights (Fenix and JetBeam) with
O-rings installed, this time around the switch boots.
These are both 7/16.
A 1" O-ring fits nicely around the barrel of a
Surefire G2 in the space between the switch cap and
the body, and is well protected, but doesn't get in
the way at all.
These O-rings are for sale from a member of CandlePowerForums
who is no longer selling them and I am not aware of
any other place to get them.
Published August, 2006