"OWL" LED NOVELTY FLASHLIGHT
"Owl" LED Novelty Flashlight, retail 50¢
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 07-08-13
This is a novelty keychain flashlight in a remarkably good looking owl-shaped plastic body.
It has a phosphor white LED, which was a bit surprising given the cost (50¢) and its source (a vending machine amidst gumball vending machines).
It appears to be disposable; there does not appear to be any way to change the batteries in it.
To use this flashlight, slide the yellow-green slide switch on the back of the product forward to activate it; slide it backward to neutralise it.
This flashlight is 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 50¢ apiece, it certainly won't break the bank.
Because this is a disposable flashlight in a somewhat chintzy plastic body, not a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body meant to be thrashed and abused, I won't try to drown it in the toilet, smash it against a concrete sidewalk, 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.
One thing that I noted almost immediately is that the LED is positioned where the vent (bunghole) would be on a real owl.
Photograph of the beam terminus on the test target at ~12".
Light is less blue than this photograph indicates.
Measures 13,570mcd on an Amprobe LM631A light meter.
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product.
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 450nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 443.410nm.
The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/42/owlnov.txt
USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.
Beam cross-sectional analyses would normally appear here, but the computer hosting my ProMetric beam cross-sectional analyser is on the rag again.
Test unit was purchased at a Safeway in Federal Way WA. USA (from a vending machine in a rack with similar machines including gumball machines) on the morning of 06-02-13.
Significantly brighter than I expected
Has a phosphor white LED, which was a bit unexpected given the price & source
Definitely has a cheap or "chintzy" feel to it
Disposable -- that means you're throwing away a perfectly good LED when the batteries go to pot
PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty flashlight
LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
No. OF LAMPS: 1
BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/ soft corona
SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off
CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
BATTERY: 3x unknown-type button cells
CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
SUBMERSIBLE: IL DIAVOLO INDOSSA UN PANNOLINO PIENO DI MERDA, NO!
ACCESSORIES: 3x button cells
SIZE: 76mm H x 34mm W x 17.50mm D (incl. switch).
WEIGHT: 6.60g (0.230 oz.) incl. batteries
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown; though presumably China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong
WARRANTY: Not stated
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