Flex Time

Clever Scope is a new take on a flashlight—long, thin, and bendable, it can shine in places that a typical flashlight can’t. And its magnetic ends can help you retrieve items that may be out of reach. (Dropped your car keys under the seat, anyone?) This flexible work light illuminates those hard-to-see—and reach—places with an ultra-bright LED at each end. It can curve behind furniture, fit under the car, or serve as additional lighting while working on projects or reading in bed. The bendable design is strong and stable, and can hold itself up. Bend it, wrap it, or hang it—and when you’re done, it compacts easily for storage. That’s pretty clever, indeed.

Clever Scope

Flexible Task Light

Flex Time

Clever Scope is a new take on a flashlight—long, thin, and bendable, it can shine in places that a typical flashlight can’t. And its magnetic ends can help you retrieve items that may be out of reach. (Dropped your car keys under the seat, anyone?) This flexible work light illuminates those hard-to-see—and reach—places with an ultra-bright LED at each end. It can curve behind furniture, fit under the car, or serve as additional lighting while working on projects or reading in bed. The bendable design is strong and stable, and can hold itself up. Bend it, wrap it, or hang it—and when you’re done, it compacts easily for storage. That’s pretty clever, indeed.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Dylan
    Dylan

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Clever Scope to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • James
    James
    2/19/2016 10:20 AM

    Hi, Dylan!

    Can you elaborate on replacing the batteries? Thanks!

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:39 AM

    @James Hi James, Each flashlight uses 4 “LR44” cell batteries(1 Clever Scope used 8 batteries). These are small flat batteries that can be purchased at most stores that sell batteries. To replace old batteries in Clever Scope simply unscrew the flashlight head and the battery compartment will be revealed. You can easily pop out the old batteries and put new ones in. Thanks!

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 6:15 PM

    @Dylan

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    2/19/2016 10:26 AM

    My question is also about batteries -- which ones does it use?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:41 AM

    @Lisa The battery type is “LR44” cell batteries. 4 batteries are used in each flashlight head.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    2/19/2016 12:32 PM

    @Dylan Thank you -- just tried to order. They are unavailable???

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:35 PM

    We are sold out, Lisa. We're already in the works to re-stock it as quickly as possible!

  • Ruth
    Ruth
    2/19/2016 10:38 AM

    Also, what type of LED bulb does it use and are they replaceable?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:57 AM

    @Ruth We use 3 standard LEDs in each flashlight head. They are not replaceable.

  • Amily
    Amily
    2/19/2016 3:12 PM

    @Dylan - FYI, I'd pay more for it if the bulbs were replaceable - so it won't end up in a landfill some day. Otherwise it looks like a nifty thing to have around.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:26 PM

    That could perhaps be a future iteration, Emily!

  • Mary
    Mary
    2/19/2016 6:47 PM

    @Mike Ditto for me on the lightbulbs. I was just about to order one for my husband, but will now wait til it's updated. Please, keep us updated on this, would you? Love this product!

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    2/19/2016 10:43 AM

    How many and what size batteries?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:54 AM

    @Teresa To replace batteries in both flashlight heads you will need 8 - LR44 cell batteries.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    2/19/2016 10:45 AM

    Hi, Dylan.

    How does your product differ from the Bell & Howell Clever Scope?

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 11:02 AM

    @Kathleen

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:29 PM

    It doesn't, Kathleen, it's the exact same product!

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 11:03 AM

    ARE THE BATTERIES EXPENSIVE?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 11:27 AM

    Hi, no they are fairly inexpensive to replace.

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 11:04 AM

    HI DYLAN WHAT DO THE BATTERIES COST?

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    2/19/2016 11:08 AM

    @Guest one can order 50 for less than $6.

  • LINDA
    LINDA
    2/19/2016 11:17 AM

    @Kathleen where?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 11:41 AM

    They can be purchased at just about any store that sells batteries.

  • Laura
    Laura
    2/19/2016 12:21 PM

    @Mike I can sometimes geet these batteries at my local dollar store at $1 for a four pack.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:27 PM

    There you go, Laura. It should be a long time before you have to replace them.

  • Bill
    Bill
    2/19/2016 4:58 PM

    @Mike I haven't priced the batteries, but where do you get 50 for $6? A 4 pack for $1 is very pricy. Just curious. El Capt

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 5:05 PM

    Maybe Kathleen will chime back in, but if not, they are easy to find at most stores and should be fairly inexpensive.

  • Shelley
    Shelley
    2/19/2016 6:56 PM

    @Mike you can buy batteries at Walgreen, Amazon, Radio Shack, Walmart... Whoever found them for 6/$1 found a great buy. At Amazon a pack of 6 is about $5. For my hearing aid, this type of battery generally runs about 8/$4 ON SALE. They are not particularly cheap.

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/19/2016 11:05 AM

    Good morning Dylan,

    My question is...how long is the run time on a fresh set of batteries?

    Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:06 PM

    They can run for over 100,000 hours without running out, Gary!

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 2:28 PM

    @Mike You have just claimed that with a fresh set of batteries the lights can be turned on and will stay on for over 100,000 hours.

    This sounds a bit (~1000x) longer than common sense would suggest. Even 100 hours would be rather good. Are you sure you have the correct value?

  • Amily
    Amily
    2/19/2016 2:58 PM

    @Dave & @ Mike - the Details page indicates the LED bulbs last 100,000 hours, but I'm guessing the batteries may need to be replaced in that time. How long do the batteries last before they need to be replaced - or how many hours should a new set of batteries last?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:25 PM

    Whoops, good catch, Emily, my mistake. There is no set amount of time the batteries will last. Their lifespan will vary with how Clever Scope is used.

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 5:36 PM

    @Mike Right, a review here says this:

    "The only negative issues for Clever Scope seem to be that it gets hot and the batteries quickly drain if it’s on too long. For this reason, some people have recommended against using it as a reading light. Therefore, we’re going to say Clever Scope may be a “clever” gift for the handyperson in your life, but not for the bookworm."

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 6:00 PM

    Well there you go. Thanks very much for the info, Dave!

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 6:04 PM

    @Mike

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 6:06 PM

    @Dave Oops..sorry for the truncated post. I was about to say it looks like one of the slicker and more useful of the many LED flashlights on the mkt. The magnet is a small stroke of genius.

  • Steven
    Steven
    2/19/2016 11:05 AM

    does it come with batteries?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 11:25 AM

    @Steven Yes it includes a set of batteries for each flashlight head.

  • Tresa
    Tresa
    2/19/2016 11:08 AM

    Dylan;

    Hello. Would you kindly please explain where it turns off and on??

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 11:26 AM

    @Tresa There is a small button near the top of the flash light for on/off function. Each flashlight has its own on/off button.

  • Tresa
    Tresa
    2/19/2016 11:18 AM

    Dylan, another question... Is it available is a rainbow of colors????

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 11:47 AM

    @Tresa It is only available in black right now. We hope to make more colors in the future.

  • BETH
    BETH
    2/19/2016 11:26 AM

    Where is this made?

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/19/2016 11:31 AM

    @BETH It says China up above. When you click on the 'Buy' button it gives you a list of features & facts.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:04 PM

    Thanks, Gary!

  • Robert
    Robert
    2/19/2016 11:28 AM

    wondering how many lumens each bulb produces

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:24 PM

    10 lumens per bulb, Robert!

  • l w
    l w
    2/19/2016 3:03 PM

    Dear Dylan,

    I would use the flexible task light while on a boat at night when night vision is important. Does the light come with red lens filters as an accessory so as not to spoil night vision ?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:59 PM

    Hi L W, that is a terrific use for it, but unfortunately it does not come with red lenses at the moment. Perhaps a future iteration!

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    2/19/2016 3:09 PM

    I am also interested in the amount of lumens each bulb produces...does it spread enough light to assist elderly parents when taking a dog out in a pitch black night sky? I can see this as being a super useful hands free tool for the elderly (or anyone for that matter) when pottying a dog if it is indeed bright enough for that application.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 4:12 PM

    Hi Melissa, each bulb produces 10 lumens. And yes, it should disperse light well enough to be used when walking the dog. If it isn't, you can always check out X-Cap!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Clever Scope

Flexible Task Light

Flex Time

Clever Scope is a new take on a flashlight—long, thin, and bendable, it can shine in places that a typical flashlight can’t. And its magnetic ends can help you retrieve items that may be out of reach. (Dropped your car keys under the seat, anyone?)

This flexible work light illuminates those hard-to-see—and reach—places with an ultra-bright LED at each end. It can curve behind furniture, fit under the car, or serve as additional lighting while working on projects or reading in bed.

The bendable design is strong and
stable, and can hold itself up. Bend it, wrap it, or hang it—and when you’re done, it compacts easily for storage. That’s pretty clever, indeed. Read More Read Less
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Dylan
    Dylan

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Clever Scope to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • James
    James
    2/19/2016 10:20 AM

    Hi, Dylan!

    Can you elaborate on replacing the batteries? Thanks!

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:39 AM

    @James Hi James, Each flashlight uses 4 “LR44” cell batteries(1 Clever Scope used 8 batteries). These are small flat batteries that can be purchased at most stores that sell batteries. To replace old batteries in Clever Scope simply unscrew the flashlight head and the battery compartment will be revealed. You can easily pop out the old batteries and put new ones in. Thanks!

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 6:15 PM

    @Dylan

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    2/19/2016 10:26 AM

    My question is also about batteries -- which ones does it use?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:41 AM

    @Lisa The battery type is “LR44” cell batteries. 4 batteries are used in each flashlight head.

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    2/19/2016 12:32 PM

    @Dylan Thank you -- just tried to order. They are unavailable???

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:35 PM

    We are sold out, Lisa. We're already in the works to re-stock it as quickly as possible!

  • Ruth
    Ruth
    2/19/2016 10:38 AM

    Also, what type of LED bulb does it use and are they replaceable?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:57 AM

    @Ruth We use 3 standard LEDs in each flashlight head. They are not replaceable.

  • Amily
    Amily
    2/19/2016 3:12 PM

    @Dylan - FYI, I'd pay more for it if the bulbs were replaceable - so it won't end up in a landfill some day. Otherwise it looks like a nifty thing to have around.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:26 PM

    That could perhaps be a future iteration, Emily!

  • Mary
    Mary
    2/19/2016 6:47 PM

    @Mike Ditto for me on the lightbulbs. I was just about to order one for my husband, but will now wait til it's updated. Please, keep us updated on this, would you? Love this product!

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    2/19/2016 10:43 AM

    How many and what size batteries?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 10:54 AM

    @Teresa To replace batteries in both flashlight heads you will need 8 - LR44 cell batteries.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    2/19/2016 10:45 AM

    Hi, Dylan.

    How does your product differ from the Bell & Howell Clever Scope?

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 11:02 AM

    @Kathleen

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:29 PM

    It doesn't, Kathleen, it's the exact same product!

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 11:03 AM

    ARE THE BATTERIES EXPENSIVE?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 11:27 AM

    Hi, no they are fairly inexpensive to replace.

  • Guest
    Guest
    2/19/2016 11:04 AM

    HI DYLAN WHAT DO THE BATTERIES COST?

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    2/19/2016 11:08 AM

    @Guest one can order 50 for less than $6.

  • LINDA
    LINDA
    2/19/2016 11:17 AM

    @Kathleen where?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 11:41 AM

    They can be purchased at just about any store that sells batteries.

  • Laura
    Laura
    2/19/2016 12:21 PM

    @Mike I can sometimes geet these batteries at my local dollar store at $1 for a four pack.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:27 PM

    There you go, Laura. It should be a long time before you have to replace them.

  • Bill
    Bill
    2/19/2016 4:58 PM

    @Mike I haven't priced the batteries, but where do you get 50 for $6? A 4 pack for $1 is very pricy. Just curious. El Capt

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 5:05 PM

    Maybe Kathleen will chime back in, but if not, they are easy to find at most stores and should be fairly inexpensive.

  • Shelley
    Shelley
    2/19/2016 6:56 PM

    @Mike you can buy batteries at Walgreen, Amazon, Radio Shack, Walmart... Whoever found them for 6/$1 found a great buy. At Amazon a pack of 6 is about $5. For my hearing aid, this type of battery generally runs about 8/$4 ON SALE. They are not particularly cheap.

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/19/2016 11:05 AM

    Good morning Dylan,

    My question is...how long is the run time on a fresh set of batteries?

    Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:06 PM

    They can run for over 100,000 hours without running out, Gary!

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 2:28 PM

    @Mike You have just claimed that with a fresh set of batteries the lights can be turned on and will stay on for over 100,000 hours.

    This sounds a bit (~1000x) longer than common sense would suggest. Even 100 hours would be rather good. Are you sure you have the correct value?

  • Amily
    Amily
    2/19/2016 2:58 PM

    @Dave & @ Mike - the Details page indicates the LED bulbs last 100,000 hours, but I'm guessing the batteries may need to be replaced in that time. How long do the batteries last before they need to be replaced - or how many hours should a new set of batteries last?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:25 PM

    Whoops, good catch, Emily, my mistake. There is no set amount of time the batteries will last. Their lifespan will vary with how Clever Scope is used.

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 5:36 PM

    @Mike Right, a review here says this:

    "The only negative issues for Clever Scope seem to be that it gets hot and the batteries quickly drain if it’s on too long. For this reason, some people have recommended against using it as a reading light. Therefore, we’re going to say Clever Scope may be a “clever” gift for the handyperson in your life, but not for the bookworm."

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 6:00 PM

    Well there you go. Thanks very much for the info, Dave!

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 6:04 PM

    @Mike

  • Dave
    Dave
    2/19/2016 6:06 PM

    @Dave Oops..sorry for the truncated post. I was about to say it looks like one of the slicker and more useful of the many LED flashlights on the mkt. The magnet is a small stroke of genius.

  • Steven
    Steven
    2/19/2016 11:05 AM

    does it come with batteries?

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 11:25 AM

    @Steven Yes it includes a set of batteries for each flashlight head.

  • Tresa
    Tresa
    2/19/2016 11:08 AM

    Dylan;

    Hello. Would you kindly please explain where it turns off and on??

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 11:26 AM

    @Tresa There is a small button near the top of the flash light for on/off function. Each flashlight has its own on/off button.

  • Tresa
    Tresa
    2/19/2016 11:18 AM

    Dylan, another question... Is it available is a rainbow of colors????

  • Dylan
    Dylan – Special Guest
    2/19/2016 11:47 AM

    @Tresa It is only available in black right now. We hope to make more colors in the future.

  • BETH
    BETH
    2/19/2016 11:26 AM

    Where is this made?

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/19/2016 11:31 AM

    @BETH It says China up above. When you click on the 'Buy' button it gives you a list of features & facts.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 12:04 PM

    Thanks, Gary!

  • Robert
    Robert
    2/19/2016 11:28 AM

    wondering how many lumens each bulb produces

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:24 PM

    10 lumens per bulb, Robert!

  • l w
    l w
    2/19/2016 3:03 PM

    Dear Dylan,

    I would use the flexible task light while on a boat at night when night vision is important. Does the light come with red lens filters as an accessory so as not to spoil night vision ?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 3:59 PM

    Hi L W, that is a terrific use for it, but unfortunately it does not come with red lenses at the moment. Perhaps a future iteration!

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    2/19/2016 3:09 PM

    I am also interested in the amount of lumens each bulb produces...does it spread enough light to assist elderly parents when taking a dog out in a pitch black night sky? I can see this as being a super useful hands free tool for the elderly (or anyone for that matter) when pottying a dog if it is indeed bright enough for that application.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/19/2016 4:12 PM

    Hi Melissa, each bulb produces 10 lumens. And yes, it should disperse light well enough to be used when walking the dog. If it isn't, you can always check out X-Cap!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.