Best Blinkers "Princess" LED Pin, retail $2.99 (*
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Best Blinkers (
Last updated 06-29-13

The Best Blinkers "Princess" 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 (four red LEDs and five blue LEDs) that "chase" one another in a circular pattern in this case).

The Best Blinkers "Princess" 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 "Princess" 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 "Princess" 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 "Princess" LED Pin.

The Best Blinkers "Princess" 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 cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" 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 Piñata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata 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 "Princess" 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.

Photograph of the product; showing some of the red and some of the blue LEDs on.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LEDs in this flasher.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red LEDs in this flasher; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 640nm and 650nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 644.550nm.

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the blue LEDs in this flasher.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the blue LEDs in this flasher; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 475nm and 485nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 478.580nm.

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This video shows the Best Blinkers "Princess" LED Pin doing what it was designed to do...BLINK of course.

O boy, blinking lights!
So thrilling!!
So heart-stopping!!!
Actually, it kinda makes you want to "kik" "uh" "Prinsess" "telafone" "oph" "thuh" "wal" "ahndd" "thenn" "pruseed" "tu" "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "thuh" "handel" "uv" "ann" "olde" "orr" "yuzde" ("orr" "evunn" "busstid") "garton" "spaide" doesn't it?

That music you hear is zax from the TBS (The Brain Slayer) pee-cee computer demo, "Collapse" from 1992. This product is not sound-sensitive; the music may safely be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

This video is approximately 12.8872343418 megabytes (13,054,381, bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware. It will take no less than sixty four minutes to load at 48.0Kbps

Test unit was purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-25-13 {or "2013 25 Jun.", or even "Jun. 25, Twenty Stick-Boobs" if you prefer}.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Neato "blinky shiny" thing
LEDs are somewhat brighter than expected


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

    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty LED blinker
    LAMP TYPE: Chip-type LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 9 (4 red, 5 blue)
    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
    SIZE: 40.50mm W x 30mm H x 19mm D (incl. pin)
    WEIGHT: 3.90g (0.140 oz.) incl. batteries)
    WARRANTY: Unknown


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