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Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

by Joseph
Apollo Penlight

Apollo Penlight

This is just me, but my ideal penlight would be one modeled after the one used by The Shadow in his one-man war on crime. But since that probably isn’t going to happen, I’ll have to settle for the Apollo Penlight, a new penlight based on the ones produced for actual NASA astronauts on Apollo missions VII-XVII.

The new line of Apollo Penlights look and feel just like the classic ones that made reading clipboards in zero gravity a pleasure, but inside they have 21st century LEDs instead of the old-fashioned energy-gobblers the old ones had. Here’s an excerpt from the project’s Kickstarter listing that covers another nifty feature of the Apollo Penlight:

“We have consciously limited power to 1 Watt, because this way we can obtain from any set of AA batteries more than 8 hours of stable light, and a power more than enough for the tasks for which this lantern were created.”

If you want more of that sparkling prose, head over to the Barbolight Apollo Penlight’s Kickstarter listing right here, where pre-orders start at about $113 and up.

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