Light-Up Nail Clipper, retail $3.49 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 08-01-10

This is a pair of fingernail clippers with a couple of twists: a magnifying lens to help you see what you're cutting, and a light - also to help you see what you're cutting.

Although this product is advertised to use a white LED as its light source, the set I received uses a very feeble incandescent bulb...SO feeble & useless in fact that the light really doesn't do you any good.

Because the lamp is so dim and because the lamp type was grossly misrepresented, I'll be giving it the dreadful "Zero Stars: Whip Out Your {vulgar slang term for male tallywhacker; five letters, starts with "P" and ends with "R", two vowels and three consonants, rhymes with 'meter' (P373R)} or Sit on the Water Closet and Piddle On It" rating at once.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

You may use these much as you'd use an ordinary set of fingernail clippers. That is, they'll function properly whether the light is on or not (as if you'd even be able to tell unless you snip off your damn fingernails in the dark!!! )

On the underside of the clippers, there is a diamond-coated nail file that allows you to get rid of those pesky rough edges when you've finished clipping your nails.

To use the 3x magnifying lens, just tip it up and forward (it swivels) until you can see the end of the blades and the target fingernail.

Fold it back down when finished.

To use the dark bulb , slide the magnifying lens assembly forward (toward the clipper blades); slide it backward (away from the clipper blades) to turn it off if it did you any good at all.

Photograph showing how the light is directed at the target fingernail.
NOTE: Photograph shows the light ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** brighter than it actually is.

To change the battery, turn the product upside-down, and look on the underside of the lower piece (the part with the magnifying lens on it) for a rectangular chamber with a cover on it. Push up on the slightly protruding end of this cover until it pops off, carry it to the kitchen dustbin (garbage can), drop it in, remove the bin liner (plastic garbage bag) from the dustbin, tie it off, carry it to the outside wheelie bin (outdoor wheeled garbage can), slam the bin liner into that, take the wheelie bin to the curb, and patiently wait for the dust lorry (garbage truck) so that the dustman (garbage man) dumps the wheelie bin into the back of his dust lorry and drives away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the used AAA cell from the compartment, and recycle, dispose of, or otherwise destroy it as you see fit.

Insert a new AAA cell into the chamber, orienting it so that it's nipple-end (+) positive faces the rear of the instrument (away from the cutting end). You may need to press down on the (+) end of the AAA cell firmly until it hits the bottom of the chamber.

Put the cover back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't throw that cover into the dustbin (garbage can) now?

This is a set of light-up fingernail clippers, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused. Therefore, I won't try to drown them in the toliet tank, bash them against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch in effort to try and expose the bare Metalmarineangemon - er - the bare Metalkumamon - um that's not it either...the bare a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!), let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) on them, hose them down with a gun, run over them with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on them, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to bash them open to check them for candiosity, fire them from the cannoņata, drop them 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 them to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on them that a flashlight might have to have performed on them.

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 that was born to be a flashlight and nothing but a flashlight.

Although this was advertised to have a white LED, the set I received has a very dim, very yellow incandescent light bulb. This is the primary reason why I rated the product so low. That bulb also flickers rather noticeably; that doesn't help too much here either.

Beam photograph on the test target.
I was not able to do a "12 inch" photograph; this one shows the clippers right against the target.
I was not able to measure the intensity because it's too low to register on the instruments at my disposal.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent bulb in these nail clippers.
I would have also liked to have used the PC200-ISA spectrometer here, but I no longer have it.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
I might have just as well left the lens cap on.

ProMetric analysis
And this is what you get when you really *DO* leave the lens cap on.

Images made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was purchased on the PulseTV website on 11-05-09, and was received on the afternoon of 11-09-09.

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.

Because of the gross misrepresentation (incandescent instead of LED) and because that bulb is so dim, dim, dim, I'll be giving this product the much coveted {cough, sputter, sound of a walltoliet flushing} "Zero Stars: Whip Out Your {vulgar slang term for male tallywhacker; five letters, starts with "P" and ends with "R", two vowels and three consonants, rhymes with 'meter' (P373R)} or Sit on the Water Closet and Piddle On It" rating.

UPDATE: 11-13-09
I was issued a *FULL* refund (product cost and shipping) from the retailer I purchased these from; although this will not eliminate the "Zero Stars..." rating, it does help ensure that I will make additional purchases from this retailer in the future.

I was also told that this misrepresentation had been corrected on the PulseTV website, but as of 9:33am PST on 11-12-09, the mistake still existed on the page I made the purchase from. This tells me that this product appears on the PulseTV website in more than one location; by furnishing them with the exact URL, I expect this to be fixed well within the next 24 hours.

UPDATE: 11-13-09
No, you aren't seeing things.
Yes, a same-day update.
As of 1:11pm PST on 01-12-09, the web page on the PulseTV website has been corrected - much as I though that it would.

UPDATE: 12-13-09
I used them to snip off my fingernails yesterday; as nail clippers, they're really great.
The cut fingernail fragments stay inside of the clippers until you dump them out into the wastepaperbasket; no worries about them shooting across the room or falling into the rug.

UPDATE: 01-08-10
I used them to snip off my fingernails a couple of days ago; so I'll say it again: as nail clippers, they're really great.

UPDATE: 02-06-10
As I reported on 01-08-10, I used them to snip off my fingernails the day before yesterday; so I'll say it yet again: as nail clippers, they're really great.

UPDATE: 06-06-10
As I reported on 01-08-10 and again on 02-06-10, I used them to snip off my fingernails the day before yesterday; so I'll say it yet again: as nail clippers, they're really great.

UPDATE: 08-01-10
As I reported on 01-08-10, 02-06-10, and again on 06-06-10, I used them to snip off my fingernails the day before yesterday; so I'll say it yet again: as nail clippers, they're really great.

Works like regular clippers but with enhancements
Uses a battery type that is very common and relatively inexpen$ive
Cutting blades are sharp and do the job quite nicely

Ad copy reads LED; product actually has a very feeble, yellow, incandescent bulb (this is what did the most to kill its rating)
Flickers quite noticeably in operation (and this doesn't help either)
Dim, dim, dim!!! (get the picture?)
Magnifying lens is of rather poor optical quality

    PRODUCT TYPE: Lighted fingernail clippers with 3x magnification
    LAMP TYPE: Incandescent bulb
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide magnifying lens on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; blub recessed into hosel for it
    BATTERY: 1x AAA cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

Light-Up Nail Clipper *

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