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BF-104 / Battery Size-Free Flash Light


universal design award 2008

universal design award 2008

- D, C, or AA batteries can all be used in this flashlight.
- Any batteries kept in reserve at home can be used in a power cut during typhoons or earthquakes.
- Three types of batteries can be placed in the flashlight at the same time. Even if some batteries run out, the others will keep the flashlight going.
- This flashlight’s specially designed shape allows it to be stood on end at the bedside, and its white color makes it easy to spot in reduced light.
- The non-scratch soft resin protector (gray section) that surrounds the reflector absorbs shock if the flashlight is bumped or dropped.

Client / Manufacturer


Design Company
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan

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Panasonic Design Company
Shiga, Japan

Mr. Akihiko Kotani

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