LED Mini Light-Up Handheld Personal Fan w/ Changing Patterns, retail $1.99 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for PulseTV (
Last updated 02-28-10

The LED Mini Light-Up Handheld Personal Fan w/ Changing Patterns (hereinafter probably just called a fan) is a small, handheld battery-operated electric fan. It has two soft plastic blades and a neck lanyard, but most importantly (for this website sakes anyway), there are five tiny LEDs in one of the blades that create some rather pretty patterns when the fan is used.

There is a circuit of some kind hidden in the fan's body that controls each of the five LEDs individually.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the fan, feed it first (see directly below). As the fan is facing you, push & release the button (located on the right-hand side of the fan's body just below the head) to turn it on. Press & release it again to turn it off.

To change the batteries in this fan, slide the battery door until it lifts slightly, swing it up, remove it, carry it to a bridge over deep water (the Oakland Bay Bridge would be ideal; however, the Juneau-Douglas Bridge would also do in a pinch here), and throw it over the side so that it goes "blub blub blub" all the way to the bottom of Gastineau Channel with all of the bowling balls that were lobbed over that bridge in the 1950s and 1960s...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the two used AA cells out of the fan's body and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the fan's body, orienting them so that the button-end (+) positive of the leftmost cell (as the fan faces you) faces outward, and the flat-end (-) negative of the rightmost cell (as the fan faces you) faces outward.

Place the battery hatch door back on, and be done with it.

Aren't you glad that you didn't throw the battery door over the side of the Juneau-Douglas Bridge now?

This is what the Juneau-Douglas Bridge looks like...or what it lookED like anyway before it was replaced in 1976.

And this is what the bridge looks like now.

This is a portable electric fan, not a flashlight designed to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toylet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, use a small sledgehammer 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), 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 {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments 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 fan is not very water-resistant; and isn't waterproof submersible at all. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, puddles of wild boar pee, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, toliet bowls, cisterns, sinks, fishtanks, dog water dishes, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. You can use it in a very light sprinkle, but any heavier than that and you'll want to stash it away.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, dump out the water if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you reassemble and use it again.

If it fell into seawater or if somebody or something peed on it, douche all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your fan to smell like seaweed or uranation when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater or piddle) can't be very good for the motor, the LED driver circuitry, or the battery contacts.

The LEDs in the fan blade produce beautiful patterns of light that must really be seen to be appreciated. The movie I provide farther down this web page really doesn't do the fan justice, but it's better than nothing at all.

The fan blades are made of very soft plastic, so you will not cut your finger on them if you poke at the blades when the fan is operating.

Photograph of the fan in use.
Yes, that yellow-green LED is considerably dimmer than the others.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this fan.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video clip on YourTube showing most (if not all) of the patterns generated by this product.

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Video clip on YouTube showing the patterns when the fan blades were deliberately slowed.

That buzzing noise is my finger on the blades to slow them down; this may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

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Test unit was purchased on the PulseTV website on 02-07-10, and was received on the afternoon of 02-13-10.

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



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED-lighted battery-powered fan
    LAMP TYPE: SMD "blob-type" LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 5 (2 red, 2 yellow, 1 yellow-green)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on side of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Neck lanyard
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    This product is not intended to be used as a flashlight; therefore, a conventional "star" rating will not be furnished.

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