Favor Patch Flashing Pumpkin Earrings, retail 99Ē* (www.partycity.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for DM Merchandising (URL not known)
Last updated 10-09-12

This is a set of "Jack-O-Lantern" earrings that blink, using a 3mm red LED inside of a pumpkin-shaped flattened sphere.

They are equipped with standard looking hooks for pierced ears.

And they feed from very small button cells; these batteries are quite small, so the earrings do not feel "heavy" in the ears at all.

* This is what I paid for them on 09-30-12; the price listed on the website as of 10-07-12 is $1.99

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

On the back of each earring, there is a button near the center. Press and release it once to turn the product on; press & release it the same way again to turn the product off.

Put these earrings in your pierced ears as you would any other "danglies" - the ear hook looks pretty standard to me. These are intended to be used in pierced ears only; there does not appear to be a "clip-on" version of this product available. That doesn't necessarily mean that a "clip-on" version does not exist; it simply means that I was not able to find such a critter.

To change the battery (yes, a single cell in each earring), use a sharp knife to gently pry the two halves of the body apart. Turn the earring so that the "face" of the Jack-O-Lantern faces down (toward the floor). Carefully swing them horizontally (not vertically like a clamshell!) as they will remain attached by the ear hook.

Use the tip of the same knife to push the used AG3 button cell out of the battery retainer; push out from the center of the circuit board. Dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Slide a new AG3 button cell into the retainer, orienting it so that its flat side (+) positive faces up.

Carefully swing the two halves of the earring back together and them "snap" them closed until they fit flush with one another.

I say "carefully" here because the rubber portion of the switch and the plastic button can very easily fall off and fall prey to the hungry, roaring vacuum cleaner!!! I already lost these two components in the earring I had apart so that I could write the battery changing instructions here and they have yet to turn up.

This is a pair of novelty (and rather seasonal for Halloween) earrings, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, I won't try to drown them in the potty, bash them against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on them, run over them with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on them, use a small sledgehammer 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 (yes, I watched four episodes of this program just yesterday!!!) - 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 picturesque 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 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.

In fact, the photograph, video clip, and the two spectrographic analyses you'll find directly below may be pretty much it.

Photograph of the product in it's "ON" cycle.
That yellowish-white color does not actually exist.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in these earrings.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in these earrings; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 620nm and 66 0nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 644.312nm.

Video showing the Flashing Halloween Earrings doing...what else...FLASHING in my ears.
Yes, I have both ears pierced; according to the "earring code" from the 1970s, that means that I'm a F46607.
It's absolutely, positively, 100% true that I'm a "homosexicle" (from the movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry") and I've been "out" for decades, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I had a rather serious (Crash Course in) Brain Surgery {obscure Metallica reference here} in late-2002 that robbed me of my ability to smile, so I look a bit pissed in this video even though I am not.

This video is approximately 19.4446764347 megabytes (19,974,718 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than ninety seven minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test units were purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 09-30-12.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Quite holiday-themed
Light weight despite being battery-operated
The price is right

The ear hooks seem to be mounted to the earrings rather stiffly
Battery changing appears to be unnecessarily fiddly

    PRODUCT TYPE: Flashing LED earrings
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm (T1) red LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2 (one per earring)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton switch on/off on back of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic & metal
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 1x AG3 button cell per earring
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Button cells (already installed)
    SIZE: 31mm T x 30.50mm W x 18.50mm D (incl. pushbutton)
    WEIGHT: 4.20g (0.150 oz) each
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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

Favor Patch Flashing Pumpkin Earrings * http://www.partycity.com...

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