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Light-Up Halloween Skull Spinner, retail $7.99
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 10-16-12

The Light-Up Halloween Skull Spinner is a novelty product that contains five LEDs (1 blue, 2 orange, and 2 red) on a motorised spinning thing inside a protective plastic globe (in this case, shaped like a skull). The LEDs come on and the motor spins when you press & release the button on the handle.

The LEDs don't just all come on steadily; they rapidly flash independent of one another to give numerous different patterns.


Press & hold the black button near the top of the handle to turn the light show on; release the button to neutralise it (turn the unit off). This is momentary operation.

Slide the button up toward the "skull" to operate the unit in continuous (hands-free) mode. Slide the button down (toward the bottom of the handle) to neutralise it.

To change the batteries, turn the product backward so that the face of the skull faces the floor.

You'll see a battery door secured with a screw. Using a small Phillips screwdriver, unscrew & remove the screw, and set it aside. Lift the door off, carry it to a decrepid old wooden building with boarded-up windows, and throw it through the busted open transom so that the ghosts inhabiting the structure become all pissed off at it, kick it into the fireplace, throw in a Duralog, and light that sucker...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the used AA cells out of the handle and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the barrel, orienting them so that they go in with their flat-ends (-) negatives facing the spring for them in each chamber.

Place the battery door back on, swing it shut, and screw in that screw that you removed earlier.
Aren't you glad you didn't huck that battery door into the old boarded-up house with all of those uranated (ticked off) ghosts now?

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

Because this is a novelty item and not a flashlight, the punishments I bestow upon flashlights will not be bestowed upon the Light-Up Halloween Skull Spinner. 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 who's sole purpose in life is to be a flashlight.

The product appears to be at least *reasonably* durable, and to worry about handling it like an egg would be illogical...o wait!!! Now I'm starting to sound like a Vulcan.
What I meant to say is that this unit is somewhat fragile, but it should not just fall apart through casual use or handling, or very minor accidents like short falls to carpeted floors.

Photograph of the unit in operation.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LED in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 620nm and 650nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 636.022nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the orange LED in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the orange LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 590nm and 620nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 610.947nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the blue LED in this product.
That "hump" at approx. 610nm in the orange is from the orange LEDs, and was unavoidable due to how this product functions.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the blue LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 470nm to pinpoint peak wavelength (two peaks actually), one at 455.844nm and the other at 459.284nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video that shows nothing more than my Light-Up Halloween Skull Spinner being used.

Product is actually a ***LOT LESS NOISY*** than this video would have you believe; the camera's mic is quite sensitive.

This video is approximately 42.7993456378 megabytes (43,263,566 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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Test unit was purchased at a Safeway store in Federal Way WA. USA on 10-11-12.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Light-up "spinner"
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 5 (1 blue; 2 ea. red & orange)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton momentary; slide continuous on/off on front of handle
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by "skull-shaped" enclosure
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light water-resistance (it's designed to go inside of a damp pumpkin!)
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    SIZE: ~195mm H x 70mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 152.20g (5.370 oz.) with batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


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

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