Patriotic Light-Up Bracelet, retail $9.95 for 12 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Oriental Trading Co. (
Last updated 05-09-07

These are flashing plastic bracelets, designed to be used on or near Independence Day (July 04) in the United States.
Being a seasonal item, the price is a very low 83 apiece - this price may or may not rise as the holiday approaches (it's 05-09-07 right now).

Six of the bracelets arrived nonfunctional, but this was somewhat expected out of low-priced bracelets of non-US origin - sometimes known as the "Hoo Phlung Pu" brand.

The cost was $9.95 for twelve units; as I just mentioned, this comes to ~83 apiece.


To use the bracelet, gently pull one side of the soft plastic tube out of the hard plastic shell, put the bracelet around your wrist, and insert the loose end of the soft plastic portion back into the hard plastic shell.

In the center of the hard plastic portion, there is a small on/off button. Press and then release it once to turn the bracelet on. Press & release it again to turn the bracelet off.

This product appears to be disposable, so I don't have battery changing instructions for you today.

The Patriotic Light-Up Bracelet is reasonably durable - at least to the point where it won't just fall apart or go out during normal use. This product is intended specifically to be used on your wrist, not abused or manhandled like a regular flashlight. So I won't try to slam it against a steel rod, smack it against the concrete floor of a patio, or flush it down the can. I did throw it to the floor a few times, and did not damage it in any way I can detect.

Photograph of one of the bracelets on my arm.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the LEDs flashing.
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Test units were purchased at the Oriental Trading website on 04-30-07, and arrived on the afternoon of 05-09-07.

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



    PRODUCT TYPE: Light-up bracelet
    No. OF LAMPS: 2
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown type button cells; 2 for red, 3 for blue
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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