Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin, retail $2.99 (*
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Best Blinkers (
Last updated 01-07-13

The Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin is a nifty little gadget that you pin to clothing that not only looks nice, but it catches the eye with flashing LEDs (six red LEDs that "chase" one another in a circular pattern in this case).

The Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin feeds those LEDs from a pair of CR927 lithium button cells.

* Product was not found on the Party City website, so the URL leads to their "front door".

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin, you first have to remove the white tab from between the battery compartment and the light itself (you need only do this once). From that point, just give it a gentle but firm clockwise twist. Careful, not TOO hard. Turning it off is just as easy; twist the other way until it goes off.

To pin it to your clothing, remove the black thing from the bottom of the unit. This exposes a pin.
Push the pin through whatever clothing item you want the unit on (be careful not to stab yourself -- OUCH!!!) and push that black thing back over the end of the pin.

This is the product pinned to my shirt.

To change the batteries in your Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin, unscrew the two halves until they come apart.

Remove the two CR927 button cells from the bottom half of the light, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Place two new CR927 button cells in; orienting them so the flat (+) side is downward. Try to put that first cell in so it's in the center of the chamber, as best as you can get it. Use the tip of a pen to move the cell to the center if necessary. Lay the other cell on top of it, being sure the flat (+) side faces down. With both cells in there, screw the two halves of the light back together, and back off a bit once it springs to life.

If you love shiny, blinky things, you'll love the Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin.

The Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin is meant to be used as a blinking novelty item, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium 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 (yes, I watched four episodes of this program just this last Saturday!!!) - 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), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it 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.

The Best Blinkers Flashing LED Pin produces a wide, 180 degree swath of light. Although it isn't meant to be used as a flashlight, you could use it as a rather dim (short range) one if the need comes up - and the blinking effect does not piss you off, that is.

Photograph of the product; showing the red LEDs on.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flasher.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this flasher; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 620nm and 640nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 633.599nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video on YouTube showing the Best Blinkers Flashing Pin flashing its LEDs in a "chasing" pattern.

That music you hear is zax from the pee-cee computer demo, "Verses" by EMF (Electromagnetic Force).
This product is not sound-sensitive in any manner, the zax may be ignored or even muted if it torques you off.

This video is approximately 31.4745345892 megabytes (31,959,397 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than one hundred fifty seven minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 01-03-13 {or "03 Jan. 2013", or even "Jan. 03, Twenty Stick-Boobs" if you prefer}.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Neato "blinky shiny" thing

The insulator tab was exceptionally difficult to remove in this particular unit!

Batteries it uses could be expen$ive or difficult to locate in a pinch
Appears unusually to crossthread battery compartment lid
Not all that water-resistant

    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty LED blinker
    LAMP TYPE: Chip-type LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 6
    BEAM TYPE: Very wide flood
    SWITCH TYPE: Twist case halves on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Metal & plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by transparent epoxy dome
    BATTERY: 2x CR927 lithium button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x CR927 lithium button cells
    WEIGHT: 5.10g (0.180 oz.)
    WARRANTY: Unknown


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