LED Poinsettia Garland, retail $16.99 (http://www.carolwrightgifts.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 10-11-07

This is a long garland that looks like poinsettia bracts ("leaves"); but it has a little twist: in the center of each leaf cluster where you might normally find little yellow flowers is a red LED (the "flowers" are still there; the LED is an addition).

The LEDs can be set to operate continuously or blink in unison (all together).

The entire string operates from just two AA cells, held in a black plastic battery pack at one end of the string.


Feed the set a pair of AA cells first (see directly below), and then you can go decorate that fireplace mantle.

On the top of the battery box, you'll see a small slide switch.
Slide it to the right (as the switch is positioned to the upper right) until it clicks, and the LEDs should blink in unison at ~1.1Hz (~1.1 flashes per second).
Slide it some more to the right until it clicks again, and all of the LEDs in the set should come on and stay on.

Slide the switch all the way to the left until it stops to turn the LEDs off.

To change the batteries when necessary, look on the upper left portion of the top of the controller/battery box (the side of the unit you'll see the switch) for a square tab with a circular hole in it. Lift up on this tab, remove the battery door, gently place it on the floor, and kick it under that Christmas tree you're always forgetting to water...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, remove the two used AA cells from the compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install two new AA cells into the compartment, orienting them so their flat-ends (1) negatives faces the springs for them in each chamber.

Place the battery lid back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery door under the dead Christmas tree now?

This lighted garland is meant to be used as decorative garland in a dry area, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toylet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannonada (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform with a large readout or with a handheld wand that Langston Licktoad uses), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them. 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.

The total length of the set is ~6 feet (1.83 meters); this includes a good percentage (~4 inches (~10.2 cm)) of lead-in cord.

Photograph of part of the string, showing the red LEDs illuminated.

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Test unit was purchased from the Carol Wright Gifts website on 09-28-07, and was received on the afternoon of 10-09-07.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED-lighted "poinsettia" garland
    No. OF LAMPS: 10
    SWITCH TYPE: On/mode change/off
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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