Make A Tactical Led Flashlight

An LED can provide light for a tactical flashlight.

A tactical flashlight illuminates a target in low light or dark situations. The tactical flashlight is attached to the barrel of a gun so you can fire a projectile at whatever the beam of light is hitting. You can make your own tactical flashlight from a commercially purchased white LED flashlight and some parts commonly found around the house. When using it, you’ll be able to see your target even when the lighting is not optimal.

Instructions

1. Put a newspaper down on a table. Put the acrylic sheet down on the newspaper. Draw a 5-inch x 3-inch rectangle on the acrylic sheet using the ruler and pencil.

2. Cut out a rectangle from the acrylic sheet using the utility knife. Discard the rest of the acrylic sheet.

3. Place a piece of wax paper beneath the acrylic rectangle.

4. Shake the black spray paint can. Spray the exposed side of the acrylic rectangle with the black spray paint. Let the black spray paint dry for three hours.

5. Turn the acrylic rectangle over on the wax paper. Shake the black spray paint can. Spray the exposed side of the acrylic rectangle with the black spray paint. Let the black spray paint dry for three hours.

6. Remove the battery cap from the back end of the white LED flashlight. Insert two fresh “AA” batteries into the battery compartment. Close the battery cap back onto the battery compartment.

7. Put a piece of wax paper on the table. Put the white LED flashlight on a piece of wax paper. Use cellophane tape to affix a piece of wax paper to the reflector on the end of the white LED flashlight.

8. Wrap cellophane tape around the seam of the battery cap on the other end of the white LED flashlight. Put a piece of cellophane tape over the “on” button on the white LED flashlight.

9. Shake the black spray paint can. Spray the exposed side of the white LED flashlight with the black spray paint. Let the black spray paint dry for three hours.

10. Turn over the white LED flashlight. Shake the black spray paint can. Spray the exposed side of the white LED flashlight with the black spray paint. Let the black spray paint dry for three hours.

11. Remove the wax paper from the white LED flashlight’s reflector. Remove the cellophane tape from over the “on” button and from around the seam of the battery cap. Discard the wax paper.

12. Apply bonding glue to the exposed side of the acrylic rectangle. Place the white LED flashlight onto the acrylic rectangle with the “on” button facing up and the front reflector lined up with one of the edges of the acrylic rectangle.

13. Press down on the white LED flashlight to engage the bonding glue. Let the bonding glue dry for a day.

14. Hold the acrylic rectangle against the bottom of the barrel of a toy gun. Line up the reflector of the flashlight with the front end of the barrel. Wrap duct tape around the barrel and the white LED flashlight at the front and back ends of the acrylic rectangle.

15. Go into a room and close the door. Turn off the lights. Press the “on” button of your tactical flashlight. Train your toy gun at “targets” around the room as your tactical flashlight illuminates them for you.