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Introduction To GotaLight.net Show Case...

Welcome to GotaLight.net... The show case for Flame & Shine Collectibles presenting vintage flashlights, vintage battery operated lanterns and a few vintage cigarette lighters. You'll also find some interesting information and see some rare vintage flashlights, (like a hard to find Delta flashlight) and lanterns located within this website.

I'll be showing these collections in different galleries for your viewing pleasure with information on the flashlights and lanterns. You'll be able to see over 260 vintage flashlights, vintage lanterns, different kinds of vintage emergency flashers, vintage table candle lights and some special vintage flashlights only seen here!

Vintage flashlight or lantern not working? Need a special battery pack? We're proud to say... We now have a connection for vintage flashlights and old battery operated lanterns that needs some kind of work to light up again! Check out the Flashlight Repairs Section.

vintage flashlight

- Vintage Flashlights -

I started collecting vintage flashlights a few years ago and I have over 300 vintage flashlights. I'm only showing some of my better and most interesting vintage flashlights. Some of the flashlights I got when I first started collecting are nothing special, just got me started so I will not be showing those.

Chances are you'll see one or two you've never seen before some where on this website. I hope to keep adding to my collection as I'll be going to yards sales, estate sales and flea markets in search of that one great find. When all else fails, there's always eBay. The Hunt Continues....

Dad's Electric Lantern

- Vintage Lanterns -

Dad's Factories Electric Lantern, (see it shine in the lantern section) is just one of over 50 battery operated lanterns in my collection and I have a few small emergency lights. Some of the lanterns have the red flasher which blinks and puts on a nice light show when they all start blinking. One thing for sure, they take up a lot of space. I also have a few candle type table lights, which isn't a lantern or flashlight, but, still part of the vintage battery operated flashlight family in my collection.

vintage lighter

- Vintage Cigarette Lighters -

I used to collect Old Cigarette Lighters way before I started collecting vintage flashlights. You can view some my collection which I started collecting back in the early 70's and continued in the 80's and 90's as an active collector. I know I have hundreds of old lighters and just don't remember the total count but I'm thinking somewhere between 600-700, could be more as I still have most of my lighters packed away in storage at a friends place. I'll be showing my old lighters in four categories such as old pocket lighters, table top lighters and a few old cigarette case lighters. If anyone is interested in any of the lighters, send me an email.

  1.   Web Site News & Updates

    I have finally added a couple more galleries to the site. One for the vest-pockets lights and the other for the battery operated candles. I also added a few new flashlights/lanterns to some of the galleries and a nice Burgess Penlight display in the Penlight gallery.

    Is the USA Lite swivel heads a true GM accessory? Read about the on going debate in the Collectors Corner. Find out who made the flashlights and was it a GM accessory? We have some interesting facts and ideas from other flashlight collectors, and GM collectors as well. I asked that question by email and here's the ones that shared their ideas. Worth your time.

    Gotalight.net is excited to announce... We now have a rare and very hard to find Ray-O-Vac lantern with the French Battery Company name together on the same lantern, and also a rare Delta flashlight in our Show & Tell section that you will want to check out. You just don't see these every day. Also located in this section is a rare USA Lite. Plus some new lights.

    Things you might not know about the 3 in 1 flashlights, (3 bulbs/3 way switch). How many 3 in 1 flashlights have you seen? Chances are, not all of them because, another one showed up? Interesting article by long time collector... Steve Giterman. View Here

    WARNING: This website changes without notice!
    That's all for now folks! Happy Hunting!

Lift-Lite Candles

Lift-Lite Candle

*FOR SALE* Chadwick, (Made in Hong Kong) Lift-Lite Candles. New in the box and never used. You will need to adjust the screw on the bottom to get the light to turn on and off. Might be some wear from storage but in real nice condition and works! Top globe is plastic. Runs off 2 C cell batteries. $15.00 with FREE shipping. If interested please send me an email.

Pilot Penlights


*FOR SALE* Used Pilots Penlights that have signs of wear and a few scratch marks. I'll sell the best ones first. All come with the red and clear lens. I'm NOT sure these are Justrite penlights, these have NO names of them. Came in a box with other Justrite penlights which are all sold. Most have these numbers printed on them. MS-21998-2 US. P/N 213310-2. Runs off 2 AA batteries and works. $12.00 with FREE shipping and tracking number. If interested please send me an email.

SPECIAL OFFER! If you buy one Lift-Lite Candle, I'll add one pilots penlight. Total for both... $22.00 with FREE shipping.

The Name Flashlight

The term Flashlight comes from the limitations of the early batteries and bulbs. The first zinc dry-cells were very expensive and had a very low capacity, and the early carbon filament bulbs drew so much power, that the first battery powered torches could not sustain long periods of continuous light. To ensure those pricey batteries lasted as long as possible, users would just flash the light on and off for brief periods to see enough to get by, and this is where the name Flashlight actually originates.

Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett

1959 Glow in the dark Davy Crockett Flip Light with blue switch made by Flippo Mgf. Co. The Davy Crockett Tin Lithograph flashlight on the right uses 1 AA battery and was made by BMG. The Burgess AAA battery came in the Flip Light. (I call that a Bonus Fine!) The Flip Light still glows in the dark.