Spinning Disco Ball Party Light, retail $4.99 (www.partycity.com*)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Amscan (www.amscan.com)
Last updated 11-05-13

The Spinning Disco Testicle...er...uh...um...I mean Spinning Disco BALL Party Light is a product that contains a wide-angle phosphor white LED inside of a black spinning globe; this globe has 19 colored apertures (openings) to allow the light to escape, and the globe itself also spins.

It feeds the whole mess from three AA cells.

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


The Spinning Disco Ball Party Light needs to be fed three AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you'll be able to liven up that dull, boring-ass party.

On the side of the base, you'll see a rocker switch.
Rock this switch upward to turn the unit on.
Rock this switch downward to neutralise the unit (turn it off).

To change the batteries, turn the unit upside-down. Unclip and remove the battery door, take it to a pet sematary, and huck it into an open grave so that the kitty & doggie ghosts see it, become all pissed at it, and (the dog ghosts) lift their legs on it while the cat ghosts bury it with dirt from the mound next to the grave...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Remove the three used AA cells out of the compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Do not throw them into the same grave as you chucked the battery door into, and for God sakes please do not drop them into a salmon-filled stream!!!

Insert three new AA cells into the compartment, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives face a spring for them in each chamber.

Place the battery door back over the opening, and press it into place until you hear (and feel) it click closed.
Aren't you glad you didn't huck that battery door into a grave at the pet sematary now?

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.

Because this is a novelty item (a party light, actually) and not a flashlight, the punishments I bestow upon flashlights will not be bestowed upon the Spinning Disco Ball Party Light. 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 who's sole purpose in life is to be a flashlight.

Photograph of the product itself, illuminated of course.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
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 (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/44/disco4.txt

Video allowing you to see the Spinning Disco Ball Party Light in action.
It's kind of a piece of {vulgar slang term for a fece}, so don't expect this video to be as exciting as videos of real disco ball lights!

That music you hear is zax from the Atari coin-op arcade video game, "Road Blasters" from 1987.
This product is not sound-sensitive in any manner; the choon may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

This video is approximately 6.9926735237 megabytes (7,254,039 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than thirty five minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was purchased at the Party City store in Federal Way WA. USA on 11-02-13.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Reasonably nice looking, whether on or off
Uses batteries that are readily available


Way too dim to be effective at all (this is what "earned" it the, "ZERO STARS -- PISS ON IT!" rating)

    MANUFACTURER: (Unknown) for Amscan
    PRODUCT TYPE: Mirror ball party light
    LAMP TYPE: Wide-angle white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Rocker switch on/off on base
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SIZE: 123mm T x 81mm Dia. (base) x 69mm Dia. (ball)
    WEIGHT: 181.50g (6.40 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA


    Star Rating

Spinning Disco Ball Party Light * www.partycity.com

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