LED Portable Mini Strobe, retail $9.99 (Spirit Needle*...er...uh...Spirit HALLOWEEN)
Manufactured by (Unknown/not stated)
Last updated 10-19-12

The LED Portable Mini Strobe is a "strobe light" that operates from a pair of AA cells, has six wide-angle white LEDs positioned near the bottom of a "spider web"-shaped reflector, and has two blink speeds: fast and slow.

* There's a Digimon episode called "Spirit Needle", from season 2.
Here, let's prove that with this screen dump:

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the LED Portable Mini Strobe, first load a pair of AA cells (not included) into it, and then you'll be ready to cause Trick-Or-Treaters to uranate all over themselves.

As you're holding the unit so that the LEDs face the front, slide the little switch on the back of the product toward the left to activate slow flash mode.

Slide it to the center position to turn it off.

Slide it to the right of center to activate fast flash mode.

To change the batteries, turn the product upside-down (so that the LEDs face down). You'll see a rectangular battery door secured with a small phillips screw. Using a small phillips screwdriver (the #0 with a 2.40mm shaft diameter from my kit of jeweller's screwdrivers worked beautifully here), unscrew & remove this screw. Carry it and the battery door to the nearest graveyard, and huck them into an open grave so that the yucky, rotting stinky zombies find them, become angry at them, stomp on them, and possibly even uranate on them...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THOSE!!! So just set them aside instead.

If necessary, remove the two used AA cells, and recycle or dispose of them as you see fit.

Place two new AA cells into the chamber, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in the chambers.

Place the battery door back on, and screw that screw back in.
Aren't you glad that you didn't chuck that screw & battery door into the graveyard amongst all those smelly zombies with full bladders now?

Because the is a Halloween accessory, and not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch in effort to try and break it, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) on it, hose it down with a gun, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

This is not a "strobe light" in the truest sense of the word; the "on time" is far too long to cause stroboscopic ("stop motion") effects; however it *IS* spooky enough to be used in a Halloween setting.

The large reflector is there primarily for cosmetic purposes; very little of the LED light is actually reflected by it.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Photograph deliberately left uncropped to show beam details.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this strobe.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this product; newer spectrometer software settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 430nm and 460nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength of 446.200nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video clip on YourTube allowing you to see the product
being used in both "fast" and "slow" modes.

This clip is approximately 1.626578 megabytes (1,665,778 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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Test unit was purchased at a Spirit Halloween in Federal Way WA. USA on 10-19-09.

This product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown/not stated
    PRODUCT TYPE: LED "strobe" light
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm wide-angle white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 6
    BEAM TYPE: Medium flood w/"stripe"-type artifacts
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide on/mode change/off on back of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by plastic dome
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Three plastic "feet"
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a seasonal novelty product and will not be assigned a "star" rating for that reason.

LED Portable Mini Strobe * www.spirithalloween.com...

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