Red LED Flasher, retail $TBA
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 02-17-11

This is a flashing LED thing that consists of a flasher circuit on a small board, a battery pack designed to hold two AA cells connected by a short length (~14.0cm) of wire, and a slightly orangish-red 5mm "through hole" LED (this type of LED is just your garden variety T1ū LED in a transparent, colorless epoxy body that many of us are already familiar with).

When you install two AA cells in the attached battery holder, it flashes at a rate of approx. 0.6Hz (one flash every ~1.8 seconds).

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this product, just feed it two AA cells (see below) and it will automatically spring to life.

It was designed to be installed in some other product, such as in a phoney-balogna video surveillance camera; not used as a stand-alone product.

Changing the batteries in this flasher is rather straightforward and intuitive...but if you still don't "get" it, here are the instructions (it's as easy as 1, 2!!!):
  1. Remove the used AA cells from the battery holder, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Please do not flush them away, and for Christ sakes, please o please make certain that you do not toss them into a salmon-filled stream.

  2. Place two new AA cells into the battery holder, orienting each cell so that its flat-end (-) negative faces the spring for it in each chamber.
There, that's it.
The flasher will begin happily flashing away as soon as those new batteries are installed.

This is an LED flasher circuit designed to be installed into something, not a flashlight designed to be bashed, 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 with a 450lb. motorised wheelchair, 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.

Video on YourTube showing the product...what else...FLASHING.
The song "Shocked Straight" by Billy Squier may be audible. This product is not sound-sensitive, so the audio may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

This video is approximately 6.48347632129 megabytes (6,619,804 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty two minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flasher.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test unit was obtained from an unknown source at an unknown time
(I probably received it in the early- to mid-2000s).

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    MANUFACTURER: Unknown (not stated)
    PRODUCT TYPE: LED blinker
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm orange-red LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot
    CASE MATERIAL: None (no case)
    BEZEL: None
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unkown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2xAA cell holder
    SIZE: (PC board itelf) 30.0mm L x 18.50mm W x 7.50m T (from bottom of PCB to top of largest component on it)
    WEIGHT: Not equipped to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown


    Product was not intended to be used in its feral state like a flashlight or safety flare, so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.

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