COLOR-CHANGING LIGHT STICK



Color-Changing Light Stick, retail 99 (www.homedepot.com)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Glowspek Industries (www.glowspek.com)
Last updated 10-23-07





The Color-Changing Light Stick is a battery powered LED light designed to replace chemical lightsticks. Like chemical lightsticks, this product is designed to be disposable, but you can turn it on and off as many times as you want before the batteries poop out. The Color-Changing Light Stick features a light emitting stick approximately 5.00" long, with a small battery carriage and switch on the end. The entire light is approximately 7.0" long. It has three 3mm (T1) LEDs inside it; I determined this not by taking it apart, but by using a laser as shown on this web page.

The model I'm testing has six different modes:
  1. Rapid "white" strobe (shake side-to-side for red, green, and blue)
  2. Rainbow morph
  3. Solid color (all three LEDs on; emulates white)
  4. Green flash
  5. Red flash
  6. Blue flash
It is specifically designed to be used on Halloween, but it can be used any time a reasonably bright, color-changing light is desired, such as at 4th of July fireworks parties, nightclubs, raves, etc.


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The Color-Changing Light Stick comes ready to use; so just rip it out of the package and start using it right away...
I mean *NOW* man!!! (just joking!!!)

Press & release the button on its barrel near the tailcap one or more times to access each of these modes in this sequence:

Rapid "white" strobe (shake side-to-side or up & down for red, green, and blue flashes)
Rainbow morph
Solid color (all three LEDs on; emulates white)
Green flash
Red flash
Blue flash
Off

The light comes with a break-away lanyard that you can use to loop the light around your neck. If the break-away link breaks away, you can re-connect the snap that came apart on you, just by pushing the two halves together firmly until they snap.
The lanyard has a tie dye appearance to it; this necklace (as they call it) also fluoresces (glows) quite strongly under blue light to "blacklight" (ultraviolet type A) radiation.



The Color-Changing Light Stick is disposable; you're supposed to just chuck it and buy a new one when it poops out.
So I don't have to tell you which part to remove, chuck under the porch of the nearest house (probably the one you just TPd while out Trick Or Treating), and then tell you not to.

According to the package, this product can last up to 8 hours.



The Color-Changing Light Stick isn't the most durable flashlight you can buy, but it should be able to withstand most common flashlight accidents (like falls, being knocked into walls, etc.) with impunity. But you probably didn't buy it to use as a flashlight anyway, you bought it as a glowstick, so I won't have to try and take beamshots or light measurements.

It should be somewhat water-resistant, so don't be afraid to use it in the rain or snow. It might leak if it fell in the toilet or tub, so try not to throw it into one of those fixtures. At least, not one with water in it. But a little rain or snow shouldn't hurt it.

A pen clip already affixed allows you to carry it in pants or shirt pockets with reduced risk of it unexpectely falling out and subsequently becoming lost.



Photograph of the product lighted up.



Photograph of the product in "rapid 'white' strobe (shake side-to-side for red, green, and blue)" mode; being rapidly waved about.


WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product's different modes.
This clip is approximately 4.4 megabytes (4,489,400 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twenty two minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

That sound you might hear is a game show on the boob tube.
This product is not sound-sensitive; the sound may be ignored or muted if desired.



TEST NOTES:
Test unit was sent by a fan of the website on 10-18-07, and was received on 10-20-07.

Product was made in China.
A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.


UPDATE:00-00-00






PROS:



CONS:
Disposable - could be refillable because of those nifty LEDs and versatile driver circuit.


    MANUFACTURER: Unknown
    PRODUCT TYPE: Disposable light stick
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: Three (one each red, green, blue
    BEAM TYPE: N/A
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on side of barrel near tailcap
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: 5.0" long plastic diffuser
    BATTERY: Unknown quanty/type button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: Break-away neck lanyard, batteries sealed inside
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star Rating





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