When I got home I contacted a man whose fame in lamp-making had not just reached, but almost engulfed me. He did conversions of defective lamps. Upon seeing a picture he figured he could do that with mine, so I sent it to him. Upon receiving it he said the circuit was dead as king Tut; he suspected water damage. Not THAT surprising given my reputation for jumping into any body of water I can find underground. But it could be repaired!
One day I got it back. It looked cool! And I can't directly compare it with my old lamp, of course, but I can show the difference in brightness with my back-up lamp. One can see why I am eager to try this new piece of technology in a befittingly dark and gloomy place!
My back-up light
My new light