Ghoulish Glow Candle, retail $11.99
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 03-20-10

This is a battery-operated candle that "flickers" due to having three LEDs that change intensity in a pseudo-random fashion.

The orange "candle" portion is held aloft by a skeletonised "hand" that appears to be rising from the dirt of a graveyard, so it fits the Halloween season quite nicely. The dirt and bones are made of a handpainted polyresin, so it does look quite realistic.

It uses two AA cells that you supply yourself; they are concealed inside a compartment in the base of the product.


Feed the unit two AA cells first (see directly below), and THEN you can go light up that Halloween holiday (or non-holiday) window.

On the side of the candle's base, there's a slide switch.
Slide it to the "on" position to activate the candle.

Slide the switch the other way to the "off" position to turn it off.

To feed the hungry, hungry candle, unclip the battery door at one end, lift it off, throw it into the graveyard so the skeletons crawl out of their graves, put Halloween masks on, drag a heavy concrete grave marker to where the battery door landed, kick it over the battery door, jump on top of the grave marker, and then start dancing on it - and maybe even go potty on it...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 alkaline AA cells into the compartment, orienting them so that the flat-ends (-) negatives of the cells face the spring in each chamber.

Place the battery door back on, press in on it until it snaps into place, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't throw that battery door into the graveyard with all those smelly, yucky, desiccated (dried out) skeletons now?

The Ghoulish Glow Candle is a household lamp, not 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 ball peen 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.

Photograph of the Ghoulish Glow Candle, lighted up of course.

Photograph of the Ghoulish Glow Candle looking down from the top, so you can see the LEDs.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this candle.

Spectrographic analysis
Same as above; newer spectrometer software setting used.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Windows Media Player (.avi extension) video showing the candle in action.
This clip is approximately 1.909 megabytes (1,984,694 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than nine minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

That sound you *MIGHT* faintly hear is the TV channel "CNN".
This product is not sound-sensitive; the sound may be ignored or muted if desired.

Windows Media Player (.avi extension) video showing the LEDs in the candle flickering.
This clip is approximately 3.178 megabytes (3,238,052 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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That sound you might hear is music from the 1987 Sega coin-op arcade video game "Afterburner II".
This product is not sound-sensitive; the sound may be ignored or muted if desired.

This is a video on YouTube showing the Ghoulish Glow Candle in action.
The product was not at maximum candiosity
* INTENSITY ;-) when this video was made; however the flicker circuit behaves identically to how it behaves when known-new AA cells are used.

This clip is approximately 5.90045646428 megabytes (6,088,642 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twenty nine minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

I cannot provide any of these videos in other formats, so please do not ask.

Test unit of the Ghoulish Glow Candle was purchased at Raleys in Sacramento CA. USA on the morning of 10-14-08.

Packaging indicates this product is 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.

* The term "candiosity" (pronounced "") refers to a piņata's
level of candy fill; it is also the title of a Viva Piņata episode.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED "candle"
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm wide-angle orange LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on side of product base on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Polyresin
    BEZEL: Plastic "candle" protects LEDs
    BATTERY: 2xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistant at best
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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Ghoulish Glow Candle *

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