LED Illuminated Safety Glasses, retail $9.98 (www.thingsyouneverknew.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Regal
Last updated 06-15-09

This is a standard-looking pair of safety glasses with a twist: reasonably bright white LEDs that face generally forward (their position along the Y-axis is adjustable). The temples (the rods that extend from the eyeglass frames and go behind your ears) are adjustable in length, so these glasses should fit most users.

The lenses are made from an impact-resistant plastic; the type of plastic is not stated but I suspect it is polycarbonate.


Put these on as you would any ordinary pair of safety glasses. The temples (the rods that extend from the eyeglass frames and go behind your ears) are adjustable in length, so these glasses should fit most users.

To turn the LED(s) on, look for the little LED modules attached to the sides of the glasses, and slide that little silvery switch forward (toward the LED) on one or both LED modules.

To turn them off, slide the same switch back (away from the LED).

Here is a photograph of my Phoam Head Phred with the safety glasses on.

The LED modules can pivot vertically (up & down) as needed, so you aren't just stuck with the light aimed one way only.

I haven't yet figured out how to change the batteries, so for the time being anyway, this section will remain empty.

This product is meant to be used as a pair of safety glasses, not as a flashlight meant to be abused, thrashed, and trashed. So I won't throw them against the wall, stomp on them, try to drown them in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over them, swing them against the concrete floor of a front porch, use a medium claw hammer to bash them open in order to check them for candiosity, fire them from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send them to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, shoot them into a cosmic string fragment
*, or inflict upon them punishments that a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body may have inflicted upon it.
So this section of the web page will appear significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 30,400mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in these glasses.

Spectrographic plot
Same as above; newer spectrometer used.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Glasses were purchased from the Things You Never Knew Existed website on 02-02-08, and were received at mid-afternoon on the afternoon of 02-07-08.

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.

* From the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Loss".

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Novel use of LED technology that really does work!
Glasses portion indeed appears to be correct for "safety glasses" format

Batteries it needs (unknown) may be difficult to locate

    PRODUCT TYPE: Safety eyeglasses w/forward illumination
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    BEAM TYPE: Medium flood w/soft perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switches on/off for each LED
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: None
    BATTERY: Unknown type button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Christ sakes NOOOOO!!!!!
    ACCESSORIES: Button cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

LED Illuminated Safety Glasses * www.thingsyouneverknew.com...

Do you manufacture or sell an LED flashlight, task light, utility light, or module of some kind? Want to see it tested by a real person, under real working conditions? Do you then want to see how your light did? If you have a sample available for this type of real-world, real-time testing, please contact me at ledmuseum@gmail.com.

Please visit this web page for contact information.

Unsolicited flashlights, LEDs, and other products appearing in the mail are welcome, and it will automatically be assumed that you sent it in order to have it tested and evaluated for this site.
Be sure to include contact info or your company website's URL so visitors here will know where to purchase your product.

WHITE 5500-6500K InGaN+phosphor 
ULTRAVIOLET 370-390nm GaN 
BLUE 430nm GaN+SiC
BLUE 450 and 473nm InGaN
BLUE Silicon Carbide
TURQUOISE 495-505nm InGaN
GREEN 525nm InGaN 
YELLOW-GREEN 555-575mn GaAsP & related
YELLOW 585-595nm
AMBER 595-605nm
ORANGE 605-620nm
ORANGISH-RED 620-635nm
RED 640-700nm
INFRARED 700-1300nm
True RGB Full Color LED
Spider (Pirrahna) LEDs
True violet (400-418nm) LEDs
Agilent Barracuda & Prometheus LEDs
Oddball & Miscellaneous LEDs
Programmable RGB LED modules / fixtures
Where to buy these LEDs 
Links to other LED-related websites
The World's First Virtual LED Museum
Legal horse puckey, etc.
LEDSaurus (on-site LED Mini Mart)

This page is a frame from a website.
If you arrived on this page through an outside link,you can get the "full meal deal" by clicking here.