Jumbo Jewel Patriotic Flashing Ring, retail $3.99 (http://www.partycity.com*)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for DM Merchandising
Last updated 06-28-13

The Jumbo Jewel Patriotic Flashing Ring is a rather large and gaudy ring that you would put on for 4th of July celebrations -- I say "4th of July" because when you press down on it, it begins flashing rather brilliantly with red, white, and blue LEDs -- patriotic colors for those in the United States of America.

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

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Place the ring on your finger much like you'd put any other ring on.

Press down on the ring and then release it to turn the LEDs on.

Press down on the ring and then release it again to neutralise it.

The ring in its natural habitat -- on my finger of course.
Note how large and gaudy the "stone" is.

This ring appears to be disposable; there is no obvious way to change the batteries in it when they poop out. So this section of the web page will not be necessary.

This was intended to be a disposable product, so even if you do manage to break it, just throw it away and go get another one. At $2.99 apiece, it certainly won't break the bank.

And at $2.99 apiece, I was rather surprised to find it has BLUE and WHITE LEDs in it. I expected to find red LEDs in it, but when I turned it on before purchase, it were those blue & white LEDs that clinched the sale.

Because this is a disposable ring and not a flashlight meant to be thrashed and abused, I won't try to drown it in the toilet, smash it against a concrete sidewalk, huck it at one of those wall-mounted porcelain uranators to see if it explodes (the ring, not the walltoliet!), throw it against a wall, stomp on it, sit down hard on it, or otherwise abuse it. So this portion of the web page will be more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

It feels somewhat constrictive on all but my pinkie finger; on that finger it actually feels ok.

It is significantly brighter than I expected it to be -- quite dazzling actually!!!

Photograph of the ring ("illuminurinated" of course!) -- red LED on.

Photograph of the ring with blue LED shown lighted.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this ring.

The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/42/jumbojew.txt

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

This video on YourTube shows nothing more than this ring happily blinking away.

So thrilling!!
So heart-racing!!!

Actually, it kinda "makes" "ewe" "wahnt" "tu" "kik" "uh" "sooiside-rezistent" "prizen" "commbie" "ovorr" "ahnd" "thenn" "pruseed" "tu" "bete" "thuh" "livengg" "tweadle" "owt" "uv" "itt" "withh" "thuh" "handel" "uv" "uh" "uzed" "orr" "broakin" "toliet" "plunjor" doesn't it?

That music you hear is zax from the Atari coin-op arcade video game Roadblaster from 1987. This product is not sound-sensitive; the music may safely be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

This video is 5.5988843481 megabytes (5,709,977 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware. It will take no less than twenty seven minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased at a Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on the morning of 06-25-13

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty holiday-themed finger ring
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm (T1) LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3 (one each red, white, and blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on underside of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Transparent plastic cover protects LEDs
    BATTERY: 3x unknown-type button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    SIZE: 35mm W x 35mm H x 29mm D (15mm I.D. on ring portion)
    WEIGHT: 14.20g (0.50 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated (presumably guaranteed against DOA)


    This is a novelty item (for Independence Day), so it will not receive the usual "star" rating for that reason.

Jumbo Jewel Patriotic Flashing Ring *

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