7-MODE FLASHING LED
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7-Mode Flashing LED Safety Strobe, retail $7.99
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 09-30-13
I found this being sold on Ebay in early-October 2008, so I took the plunge.
The 7-Mode Flashing LED Safety Strobe 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 7-Mode Flashing LED Safety Strobe (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 flash, 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 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, use a small claw hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (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, a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), 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 seem ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.
Does this evaluation look a lot like the one I wrote for this product?
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Photograph showing the light illuminated.
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs (red) in this product.
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (green) in this product.
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (blue) in this product.
Spectrographic analysis of the red LED in this wand; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software settings used.
Spectrographic analysis of the red LED in this wand; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software settings used. Spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 630nm and 640nm to pinpoint emission peak wavelength, which is 634.640nm.
The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/43/wand-r.txt
Spectrographic analysis of the green LED in this wand; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software settings used.
Spectrographic analysis of the green LED in this wand; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software settings used. Spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 515nm and 525nm to pinpoint emission peak wavelength, which is 518.570nm.
The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/43/wand-g.txt
Spectrographic analysis of the blue LED in this wand; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software settings used.
Spectrographic analysis of the blue LED in this wand; newest (01-13-13) spectrometer software settings used. Spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 467nm and 477nm to pinpoint emission peak wavelength, which is 470.880nm.
The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/43/wand-b.txt
USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.
Windows Media Player video (.AVI extension) showing the wand's blinking patterns.
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This video shows the 7-Mode Flashing LED Safety Strobe in action.
That music you hear is from the computer video game Wolfenstein 3D released by ID Software in 1992.
This product is not sound-sensitive in any manner; the zax may safely be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.
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Test unit was purchased on Ebay on 10-13-08, and was received on the morning of 10-16-08.
PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty flashing wand
LAMP TYPE: LED
No. OF LAMPS: 4 (2 red, 1 green, 1 blue)
BEAM TYPE: N/A
SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on product's barrel
CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
BEZEL: Plastic diffusing wand over LEDs
BATTERY: 3x LR44 button cells
CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at best
ACCESSORIES: 3xLR44 button cells, long wrist lanyard
SIZE: ~210mm L x 17.50mm Dia.
WEIGHT: 16.70g (0.590 oz.) incl. batteries
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown
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