Halloween Blinking Safety Light (2), retail $1.99
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Halloween World (www.halloweenworld.com)
Last updated 11-17-10

The Flashing Safety Light is a product designed to be carried by Trick-Or-Treaters on Halloween night to allow them to be more visible to drivers and pedestrians.

It has a bimetal (self-blinking) incandescent bulb near the bottom of a mirror-smooth reflector; this is protected by a transparent, yellow-tinted plastic window. A white skull-shaped piece can be slid over the bulb/reflector assembly if desired.

It comes in an all-plastic body (surprise, surprise, surprise ***NOT*** considering it cost less than two dollars!) and feeds from 2 AA cells housed in the product's body and secured behind a door fastened with a screw.


To use the Blinking Safety Light, slide the "skull" up over the reflector until it stops; press & hold down the circular button on the front of the product's body for as long as you want the light on; it will start blinking within several seconds. This lights up the skull. Release the button to turn it off.

Slide the "skull" down to near the bottom of the light; the lamp should then come on and start flashing a moment later. This allows a yellow beam of light to be generated.
Slide the "skull" back up to turn the light off.

The product comes with a break-away neck lanyard; this is intended to "break away" when the user gets tangled in some bushes or hung up in a fence while busy TPing a house (covering it with bungwipe) while out Trick-Or-Treating (or "Mug-A-Treating" as it is sometimes known to older children).

To change the batteries, take a small phillips screwdriver (size #0) and unscrew & remove the screw in the belt clip. Throw the screw into the graveyard so the skeletons crawl out of their graves, put Halloween masks on, drag a heavy concrete grave marker to where the screw landed, kick it over the screw, jump on top of the grave marker, and then start dancing on it - and maybe even uranate on it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.
Remove the battery door and throw that int...er...uh...set that aside as well.

Remove the used AA cells from the compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install two new AA cells into the chambers for them, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives face the leaf springs for them in each chamber (polarity markings are also embossed into the bottom of each chamber).

Place the battery door back on, and screw in that screw.
Aren't you glad you didn't throw that screw into the graveyard with all those rotting, desiccated skeletons now?

Unable to measure current due to how the product was constructed and how it functions.

Although this product uses an incandescent light bulb (and they do burn out after a time), I have not yet figured out how to change it when necessary.

This is a Halloween safety light (and a rather cheaply-made one too if I do say so myself), not a flashlight designed to be carried around all of the time, thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toliet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of an outdoor patio, use a medium claw 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), 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 flashlights (that were born to be flashlights and nothing but flashlights) may have inflicted upon them.

So this section of the Flashing Safety Light's evaluation will appear SIGNIFICANTLY more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The battery door is secured with a screw; this serves to help keep those dangerous AA cells out of children's mouths; the screw should not be intentionally removed for this very reason. It is a safety feature, and a rather important one at that.

Photograph of the light beam on the test target at 12".

Photograph of the skull head, illuminated of course.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the bulb in this safety light.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the bulb in this safety light; filtered by the skull.

Spectrographic analysis of fluorescence of the yellow lens of this product when irradiated with the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Video on YourTube showing the product flashing.

This clip is approximately 14.099956564285 megabytes (14,393,186 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than seventy minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased at Raleys in Sacramento CA. USA in (I believe) late-September 2008.
I do not know why this product failed to appear on my website; consider this as my rectification to this little matter.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Flashing safety light for Halloween
    LAMP TYPE: Bimetal blinking incandescent bulb
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Somewhat irregular medium spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off on front of unit
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; bulb & reflector behind transparent, orange-tinted plastic window
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Break-away neck lanyard
    SIZE: 133mm L x 48mm D (incl. clip & "skull")
    WEIGHT: Unable to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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

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