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Glow Orange Flashlight (White/orange LEDs)/Safety Wand/Flasher/Whistle, retail $6.49 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Life+Gear (
Last updated 09-15-12

This is the Life+Gear Glow Orange Flashlight (White/orange LEDs)/Safety Wand/Flasher/Whistle.

It comes in a plastic body, and has the following operational modes:
  • Flashlight.
  • Glow wand.
  • Both flashlight and glow wand simultaneously (at the same time).
  • Glow wand flashes.
  • Whistle
It has two rather bright 5mm LEDs, and feeds those LEDs from three LR44 (aka. AG-13) button cells.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

The Glow Orange Flashlight (White/orange LEDs)/Safety Wand/Flasher/Whistle comes ready to use as soon as you purchase it -- the batteries are included and already installed.

On the barrel near the front of the light, there is a rubbery black button.

Press it until it clicks and then release it to turn the unit on in "flashlight" mode.
Do the same thing to have both the flashlight and the glow wand on at the same time. Do the same thing again to turn the flashlight part off but leave the glow wand on.
Do the same thing again to cause the glow wand to blink at a rate of approx. 1.25Hz (approx. 5 flashes every 4 seconds).
Finally, do the same thing one last time to turn the unit completely off.

Just like it reads on the backs of many shampoo (or shampotty) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat".
In other words, pressing & releasing the black button starts the cycle anew with the white LED flashlight portion of this product coming on.

To use the whistle, just take the protective cap off the end of the wand, place the end of the wand into your mouth (DON'T DEEP-THROAT THE F****R FOR CHRIST SAKES!!! IT ISN'T A DICK!!! Just put it in your mouth approx. 1" {~25.40-mm} and exhale sharply into it!!!)

Place the cap back on when you are finished with the whistle; this cap helps keep things like dust rabbits, mud, blue whale pee, and other unwanted materials out of there.

To change the batteries in the "Glow Orange" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher, unscrew & remove 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 it 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 THAT!!! So just set it 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 L1154 (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.

Look at each LED, and note which one of them has a yellowish-white material inside. Slide the "guts" back into the barrel so that the LED with the yellowish-white material inside goes in first, and so that the side with the circuit board on it faces the black rubbery button on the barrel.

If you cannot tell which LED is which, press the white button near the center of the circuit board so that the white LED turns on - slide the "guts" into the barrel so that the white LED goes in first - you can then use the button to turn the product off at this point.

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

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

The "Glow Orange" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/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 "Glow Orange" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher is very lightly splatter- and weather-resistant, but it is not submersible. 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 "pist off" at it and subsequently "pyst" on it , rinse the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your "Glow Orange" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/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. Besides, you don't want pee on the part that you put in your mouth.

This evaluation look an awful lot like the one I made for the Life+Gear Glow Purple Flashlight (White/Blue LEDs)/Safety Wand/Flasher/Whistle?
Though you'd say so.
That's because they vary only in LED & body color, so I could use its web page as a template for this one.

Beam photograph (flashlight mode) on the test target at 12".
Measures 44,800mcd.

Beam photograph (glow wand's LED) on the test target at 12".
Measures 29,100mcd.
Both measurements were made on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.

Beam photograph (flashlight mode) with the unit on the floor.

Photograph of the orange LED "glowstick".

Photograph of the flashlight & orange LED "glowstick" on simultaneously (at the same time).

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (flashlight mode) in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (flashlight mode) in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 430nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 452.555nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (glowstick mode) in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (glowstick mode) in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 600nm and 620nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 610.598nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (flashlight mode).

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (glowstick mode).

Images made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

A video on YouTube showing all of the modes of this product.

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WAVE sound file (.wav extension) allowing you to hear the whistle.
This sound file is 30,971 bytes in length.

This file is rather small; I only gave a brief blast to
the whistle so that I would not disturb the neighbours.
But it should allow you to hear what it sounds like.

Test unit was purchased at a Safeway grocery store in Federal Way WA. USA on 10-10-12 (or "10 Oct. 2012" or even "Oct. 10, Twenty Stick-Very-Twirly-Stick" if you prefer).

* From the Star Trek: TNG episode, "Devil's Due".

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Reasonably bright for a one-banger that doesn't focus its LED
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

    MANUFACTURER: Unknown for Life+Gear
    PRODUCT TYPE: Small flashlight/safety wand/whistle combo
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2 (1 ea. white and orange)
    BEAM TYPE: Narrow/medium spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on barrel
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED & reflector protected by plastic window
    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, lanyard
    SIZE: 190.35mm L x 20.5mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 32.80 (1.160 oz.)
    WARRANTY: Lifetime (except batteries & bulbs)


    Star Rating

Glow Orange Flashlight (White/orange LEDs)/Safety Wand/Flasher/Whistle *

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