Pink LED Glow Stick+Flasher, retail $1.99 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Life+Gear (
Last updated 10-06-12

This is the Life+Gear LED Glow Stick+Flasher.

It functions as a steady-on "glow stick" and can also flash its glow stick.

It has a phosphor pink 5mm LED, and feeds that LED from three LR44 (aka. AG-13) button cells.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

The Life+Gear LED Glow Stick+Flasher comes ready to use as soon as you purchase it -- the batteries are included and already installed.

Simply hold the body (the pink part) with one hand, and use the other to give the wand a little clockwise twist (as though tightening it ) to turn the wand on in steady-on mode. Twist the other way until it turns off, and twist it clockwise again to turn the wand in flash mode.Twist the other way until the wand has been neutralised (turned off).

Just like it reads on the backs of many shampoo (or shampotty) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In oter words, giving the wand a little clockwise twist activates it in steady-on mode again.

To change the batteries in the LED Glow Stick+Flasher, unscrew & remove the small phillips screw from the body located near the barrel/wand interface, unscrew the wand from the body, walk over to the dustbin (garbage can), drop the wand & screw in, take the bin liner (garbage bag) to the outside wheelie bin (wheeled garbage can), drop them in that one, and wait for garbage day so that the dustman (garbage man) dumps the wheelie bin into his dust lorry (garbage truck) and drives off...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THOSE!!! So just set them aside instead.

Tip the "guts" out of the barrel and into your hand, and set the now-empty barrel aside as well.

Using the point of a knife or similar instrument, pry one of the cells out of the chamber; the other two should come out without tools. I attempted to use a fingernail for this task on this one, and promptly busted it (the fingernail - not the light!!!) - that's why I recommend using a knife or similar instrument. "Lesson learned" as they say.

Dispose of or recycle the used-up cells as you see fit. Do not flush them down the commode, and for God sakes, please do not throw them into a trout-filled stream.

Insert three new LR44 (or AG-13) button cells into the chamber, orienting them so that their flat-ends (+) positives face the (+) legend printed in the bottom of the chamber.

Slide the "guts" back into the barrel so that the LED points outward, and so that the side with the circuit board on it faces the black rubbery button on the barrel.

Screw the wand back on; snugly but not too tightly, screw in that screw you removed earlier, and be done with it. Aren't you glad that you didn't throw that wand & tiny screw in the garbage now?

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

The LED Glow Stick+Flasher is not intended to be used as a flashlight that is needed frequently and bashed, trashed, thrashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar term for caca}bowl or the cistern, run over it with a 450lb electric wheelchair, swing it against the concrete floor of a front porch, use a medium claw hammer to bash it open in order to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (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), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, shoot it into the upper atmosphere of Ventax II
*, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body may have inflicted upon it.

The LED Glow Stick+Flasher is very lightly splatter- and weather-resistant, but it I do not believe that it is submersible -- well it is to shallow depths for short periods of time at minimum (if you retrieve it reasonably quickly, you'll very probably be OK in this regard).
Although there is an O-ring where the wand and body meet, it failed "The Suction Test" a bit - not a whole lot of air was admitted, but it *DID* leak. If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded (because you didn't fish it out right away), remove the wand and the insides, take the batteries out, dump the water out of the wand and body if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you use it again.

If it fell into seawater, got thrown into a glass of milk, if it fell into a root beer float, if it got nocked into a bowl of "soft-serv" ice cream, if somebody squirted a Massengill brand post-menstrual disposable douche or a Fleet brand disposable enema at it (and hit it with the douche or the enema), if it got kicked under a leaky car radiator, or if somebody or something got "pyst off" at it and subsequently "pist" on it , rinse the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your LED Glow Stick+Flasher to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten pee when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or uranation), lactic acid (from moo juice), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the flasher circuit or the insides of the barrel.

Photograph of the "glowstick".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 430nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 439.236nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 630nm and 660nm to pinpoint phosphor emission peak wavelength, which is 644.993nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This video shows nothing more than the glow stick flashing happily away.

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

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Appears to be at least reasonably durable at minimum
Water-resistant -- even submersible to shallow depths for a very brief time

Uses batteries that may be locally expen$ive and/or diffult to locate in an emergency
Requires a small phillips screwdriver for battery change

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Life+Gear
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small safety wand
    LAMP TYPE: Phosphor pink 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Torroidal (360° x 180°) flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist wand on/mode chante/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3x LR44 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes; to shallow depths for a very short period of time anyway
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    SIZE: 193mm L x 21.10mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 28.80g (1.020 oz.)
    WARRANTY: Lifetime (except batteries & bulbs)


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