The first time i saw the instructables on the original Altoids smalls flashlight, i thought it was the coolest thing in the world. (I love LED's and flashlights.) However, i always thought, with a push button switch, having it in your pocket it was probably likely to be on while it was in your pocket. So i tried thinking of a way to make it so the switch would be inside, but there wasn't much room for a toggle switch (as I love toggle switches) to fit inside the tinny tin. For a while a way to do it eluded me, as the obvious often does. Then it hit me one night lying in bed watching tv. "Of course, a reed switch" or magnetic switch as it is also known. I don't recall how it came to me (i made this about a year ago) but it just did. I couldn't wait to begin... Please read all the way through, because the final product is slightly changed for durability. Here is one of the links i got this idea from. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Better-Altoids-Smalls-LED-Flashlight/ I will be entering this into the "Make It Glow Challenge" contest, so pleeeeease vote for it.