"PIG" LED NOVELTY FLASHLIGHT
"Pig" LED Novelty Flashlight, retail 50¢
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 07-12-13
This is a novelty keychain flashlight in a pig-head-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 generously-sized white 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 trashed, thrashed, bashed, and and abused, I won't try to drown it in the toliet, smash it against a concrete driveway, throw it against a wall, stomp on it, sit down hard on it, viciously huck it at one of those wall-mounted porcelain uranators to see if it explodes (the pisscan, not the flashlight), 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.
Photograph of the beam terminus on the test target at ~12".
Light really is as is blue (if not a bit more!!!) as this photograph indicates.
Measures 7,120mcd 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 450nm and 460nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 422.480nm.
This is somewhat shorter in wavelength than is usually found in white LEDs.
The raw spectrometer data (comma-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/42/pignov.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.
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
Light has a very distinct blue tint -- the kind of blue that you see in overloaded white LEDs as they let you know that they're really pissed
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: ¡¡¡EL CONEJITO DE PASCUA QUE SE CEPILLA LOS DIENTES CON UN CEPILLO DE DIENTES QUE CAYÓ EN EL HIGIÉNICO, NO!!!
ACCESSORIES: 3x button cells
SIZE: 40mm H x 44mm W x 32mm D (incl. switch).
WEIGHT: 8.50g (0.30 oz.) incl. batteries
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown; though presumably China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong
WARRANTY: Not stated
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