Lightning Strobe Light, retail $4.99 ()
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Pumpkin MastersŪ (
Last updated 10-14-12

The Lightning Strobe Light really isn't a "STROBE light" in the truest sense of the word, but it is a nifty light designed to be used instead of candles in a Jack-O-Lantern (carved pumpkin) that causes the insides to flash in a spooky manner.

It comes in an orange, pumpkin-colored plastic case, and has three white LEDs that are responsible for the spooky lighting effects.

The whole rig feeds from two AAA cells that you supply yourself.

Unlike candles, there is no smoke, soot, melted wax, or fire hazard to worry about.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Lightning Strobe Light, feed it first (see directly below), and THEN you can go and relax the embouchure
* - er - uh - I mean - make a Jack-O-Lantern all spooky and scary and frightening and stuff .

On the upper surface of the unit, you'll see a small circular button.
Press & release the button, and place the Lightning Strobe Light inside a Jack-O-Lantern where you might otherwise place a candle.

Press & release the button to neutralise the unit (turn it off) when finished using the product.

To change the batteries in the Lightning Strobe Light, unscrew the small Phillips screw, remove the battery door from the underside of the unit, and throw them into the graveyard so the zombies find them, drop them into an open grave, whip out their {vulgar slang term for multiple male penuses, seven letters, begins with "p" and ends with "s", rhymes with "wreckers", and uranate on them...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THOSE!!! So just set them aside instead.

If necessary, remove the used AAA cells from the compartment, and recycle or dispose of them as you see fit.

Install two new AAA cells into the compartment, orienting each one so its flat-end (-) negative faces a spring for it in each chamber.

Place the battery door back on, screw that screw back in, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't throw that battery door & screw into the graveyard with all those smelly, rotting, yucky zombies with full pissinary bladders now?

This is a Halloween light for use inside a Jack O Lantern, not a flashlight designed to be carried around, 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, swing it against the concrete floor of an outdoor patio, use a small ball peen hammer 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 flashlights (that were born to be flashlights and nothing but flashlights) may have inflicted upon them.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, disassemble it as you would for a battery change, dump out the water if necessary, and set the parts in a warm dry place for a couple of days or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you reassemble and use it again.

If it fell into seawater, got thrown into a glass of milk, if it fell in a root beer float, 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), or if somebody or something peed on it, rinse all the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your Lightning Strobe Light to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten piss 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 insides.

So this section of the Lightning Strobe Light's evaluation will appear SIGNIFICANTLY more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

There is a warning on the packaging materials that states the following:

CAUTION: Choking hazard. May contain small parts. Not for children under 3 years of age.

Photograph of the product's beam terminus on the test target at ~12".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the white LEDs in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the white LEDs in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 420nm and 460nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 435.233nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video on YourTube showing nothing more than the strobing effect of the Lightning Strobe Light.
We don't yet have a Jack-O-Lantern (carved pumkin) primarily because it's too early for Halloween so I cannot show it being used in one.

This video is approximately 54.0421672679 megabytes (54,535,706 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than two hundred seventy minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased at a Right-Aid store in Federal Way WA. USA on 10-11-12.

* From the Star Trek: TNG episode "Future Imperfect".

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    MANUFACTURER: (Unknown) for Pumpkin MastersŪ
    PRODUCT TYPE: Replacement "candle" for Jack-O-Lanterns
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on upper surface of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs recessed into concave "dome" for them
    BATTERY: 2x AAA cells
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light water-resistance (it's designed to go inside of a damp pumpkin!)
    SIZE: 76.50mm Dia. x 27mm H
    WEIGHT: 55.40g (1.960 oz.) with batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a seasonal novelty product (it is intended to replace the candle in a Jack O'Lantern) and will not be assigned a "star" rating for that reason.

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