Skull Spinning Light (Halloween), retail $2.99 (*)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Ideal Distributing
Last updated 10-14-13

The Skull Spinning Light is a novelty product that contains five T1 (3mm) LEDs on a motorised spinning thing inside a translucent (milky) protective plastic globe (in this case, shaped like a skull).

The LEDs come on and the motor spins when you press the button on the handle.

The LEDs don't just all come on steadily; they rapidly flash independent of one another to give numerous different patterns.

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


Press & hold down the black button near the top of the barrel to turn the light show on.
Release it to neutralise it. This is momentary mode.

Slide the same button up toward the "skull" to turn the product on in hands-free mode.
Slide it back down to turn it off.

To change the batteries, turn the product upside-down so that the globe faces the floor.

On the lower side of the handle/barrel, you'll see a battery door secured by a small screw. Use a small Phillips screwdriver to unscrew & remove this screw. Set it safely aside. Lift the door off, buy yourself an airline ticket and fly yourself plus the battery door to Hollywood (put it in checked baggage if necessary), bring it to the set of the new movie, "Halloween V: Season of the Bitch", have the special effects crew grind it into microscopic bits to have those itty bitty bits implanted into millions of Kotex and Tampax tampons, and...
O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So save your airfare & just set it aside instead.

Tip the used AA cells out of the handle and into your hand (gently pry them out with your fingernail if necessary), and dispose of or recycle them (if your community has a battery reclamation program in place) as you see fit.

Insert two new AA cells into the battery compartment, orienting them so that the flat-ends (-) negatives face the springs for them in each chamber.

Finally, place the battery door back on, swing it shut, and screw that little screw back in.

Aren't you glad that you didn't fly that battery door to Hollywood where it would get ground into microscopic bits for the sake of some phoney-bologna fake Halloween movie now?

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

Because this is a seasonal novelty item and not a flashlight, the punishments I bestow upon flashlights will not be bestowed upon the Skull Spinning 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.

The product appears to be at least *reasonably* durable, and to worry about handling it like an egg would be illogical...o wait!!! Now I'm starting to sound like a Vulcan.
What I meant to say is that this unit is somewhat fragile, but it should not just fall apart through casual use or handling, or very minor accidents like short falls to carpeted floors (yes, I actually did this -- but once the unit was activated, no malfunctions were detected).

The unit vibrates quite noticeably during operation (and vibrates strongly enough to make a fair amount of noise and spin slightly when stood up on a hardwood floor), but this was somewhat expected from a cheap product of non-US origin (sometimes known as the, "Hoo Phlung Pu" brand

Does this eval. look an awful lot like the page I made for the Ghost Spinning Light?
Thought that you'd say so.
That's because these products are virtually identical; differing mainly in the "skull" covering at the top and the graphic elements on the handle & spinner.

Photograph of the unit in operation.

Brief video that shows the Skull Spinning Light in action.
No music is overlaid so as to allow you to hear that vibrating noise caused by the light itself.

This video is approximately 125.8699435672 megabytes (126,471,326 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than six hundred twenty nine (!) minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Test unit was given to me by my sister as a Halloween gift; she purchased it at the Safeway store in Federal Way WA. USA on 10-11-13 {or "11 Oct. 2013", or even "Oct. 11, Twenty Stick-Boobs" if you prefer}.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



That blue LED is considerably dimmer than the one in this product

    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty-type light-up device (seasonal - has body colors of white & black)
    LAMP TYPE: T1 (3mm) LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 5 (two red, two orange, and one blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton/slide switch on/off on handle
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2x AA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PUMPKIN PEE-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    SIZE: 200mm H x 65mm W x 70mm D x 40mm Dia. (barrel)
    WEIGHT: 169.30g (5.970 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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