Flashing Light, retail $1.00 ()
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 09-05-05

A fan of the website found these at a dollar store on the east coast of the US for $1.00 in August 2005.
The "Flashing Light" (as it reads on the package) is a transparent plastic wand with ridges inside that measures 8.25" long, with four LEDs inside that can do seven tricks with the press of a single button on the product's body.

It feeds from three LR44 (AG13) button cells held in a screwed-down compartment in the body.


To use the Flashing Light (hereinafter called a "wand" on this web page), press & release the button once for continuous mode, press & release it again for fast blink mode, press & release it again for slow blink mode, press & release it again a mode that cycles the LEDs from the bottom to the top, press & release it again for the same thing but top to bottom this time, press & release it again for a rapid color cycling from bottom to top, press & release it again for a slow back and forth motion, and finally, press & release it again to turn the wand off.

Like it reads on the back of many shampoopoo (or shampeepee) bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, pressing and releasing the button again turns the wand on in continuous mode.

To change the batteries, use a #00 or #0 phillips screwdriver, remove the phillips screw located approximately 1.45" above the switch, and set it aside.

Lift the battery door off, and set that aside too.

Remove the three dead LR44 button cells from the product, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install three new LR44 button cells in the compartment, orienting them so their flat ends (+) positive face the spring in the compartment.

Place the battery door back on, and screw in the screw you removed earlier.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the device was constructed and how it functions.

This wand isn't the most durable lighting product 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 novelty flashing wand, so I won't have to try and take beamshots or light measurements.

Because this product was meant to be used as a novelty light wand in a relatively dry area, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; I won't try to flush it down the toilet, bash it against the corner of a concrete stair or against a steel rod, let my housemate's kitty cat's ghost go to the bathroom on it, run over it with a 400lb Rascal, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to go through. So this section of the wand's web page will be substantially more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The "continuous on" mode appears to use a method called PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), in which the LEDs are furnished with short bursts of current with an "off" period in between the energy pulses.
When the wand is waved about while in this mode, the LEDs can be seen flashing.

Quicktime movie (.mov extension) showing the wand's blinking patterns.
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Test unit was sent by a website fan, and was received on 08-28-05.

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



    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty flashing wand
    No. OF LAMPS: 4 (2 red, 1 green, 1 blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on product's barrel
    BEZEL: Plastic diffusing wand over LEDs
    BATTERY: 3xLR44 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splash-resistance at best
    ACCESSORIES: 3xLR44 button cells, long wrist lanyard
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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