Red LED Blinker, retail $ (Unknown)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 01-31-11
This is rather simple actually...it is a flashing red light that clips to your clothing (pants wasteband or shirt pocket).
It comes in a transparent plastic body with a prismatic front section to help diffuse the light from the LED and make the unit visible from a much greater range of angles than just an LED alone.
It feeds from a user-replaceable CR2032 lithium coin cell.
Using this blinker is relatively straightforward.
On the back of the unit is a small grey clip. Clip it to clothing such as a pants wasteband or a pants or shirt pocket.
On the top of the unit's front you'll see a sticker with a red star on it. Firmly press and then release the red star to activate the flasher, and do the same thing to deactivate the unit.
To change the battery, slide the two halves of the product apart in the direction of the arrow embossed in the lower half.
Carry the upper half portion 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...0 W4!+!!! Y0U'11 N33D +H4+!!! So just set it aside instead.
Lift the circuit board up & out of the bottom half of the unit, paying attention to the position of the LED and the grey pants clip underneath.
On the circuit board, you'll see a large metal clip-like thing. This is the battery carriage. Use a small-diameter object like a jeweller's screwdriver to push the expended CR2032 cell out toward the right (as the LED is facing away from you); use your fingers to grip it and pull iot out the rest of the way. Dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.
Slide a new CR2032 lithium coin cell into the same opening that the old one came out of; orienting it so that its flat-side (+) positive faces upward.
Place the circuit board back in the lower half of the casing in the same orientation
Aren't you glad that you didn't throw the upper half of the light 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 product is meant to be used as a flasher clipped to a piece of clothing, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed and abused, so I won't try to flush it down the toilet, bash it against the concrete floor of a porch or a steel rod, let my sister's kitties uranate all over it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity electric wheelchair, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to go through. So this section of the web page will be more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.
The product is weather-resistant -- to the point of where you don't need to worry about using it outdoors anyway. It is NOT submersible though, so please do not take it diving with you or even throw it in the bathtub.
This is the blinker in its "on" state.
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flasher.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.
This video on YourTube shows the unit blinking -- exactly what it was designed to do.
This clip is approximately 5.793454573465 megabytes (5,929,962 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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I obtained the test unit from a totally unknown source many, many years ago -- possibly as early as 2001 or even 2000. It surfaced while I was looking in bags for another product that required several analyses.
If you sent this, please pipe up so I can properly thank you for it.
PRODUCT TYPE: LED safety flasher
LAMP TYPE: 5mm red LED
No. OF LAMPS: 1
BEAM TYPE: N/A
SWITCH TYPE: Dome-type pushbutton on/off on front surface of product
CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
BEZEL: Plastic; prismatic plastic case front diffused LED light
BATTERY: 1x CR2032 lithium coin cell
CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light sprinkle- and weather-resistant only
SUBMERSIBLE: FOR CHRIST SAKES NOOOOO!!!
WEIGHT: Not equipped to weigh
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown
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