Flashing Pumpkin Earrings, retail $2.50
Manufactured by (Unknown) for DM Production (URL not known)
Last updated 11-01-09

This is a set of "Jack-O-Lantern" earrings that blink, using a 3mm red LED inside of a pumpkin-shaped sphere.

They are equipped with standard looking hooks for pierced ears.

And they feed from very small button cells; these batteries are quite small, so the earrings do not feel "heavy" in the ears at all.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

On the back of each earring, there is a button near the center. Press and release it once to turn the product on; press & release it the same way again to turn the product off.

Put these earrings in your pierced ears as you would any other "danglies" - the ear hook looks pretty standard to me. These are intended to be used in pierced ears only; there does not appear to be a "clip-on" version of this product available. That doesn't necessarily mean that a "clip-on" version does not exist; it simply means that I was not able to find such a critter.

To change the battery (yes, a single cell in each earring), use a sharp knife to gently pry the two halves of the body apart.

Use the tip of the same knife to push the used AG3 button cell out of the battery retainer; push out from the center of the circuit board. Dispose of or recycle it as you see fit.

Slide a new AG3 button cell into the retainer, orienting it so that its flat side (+) positive faces up.

Carefully snap the two halves of the earring back together until they fit flush with one another.

This is a pair of novelty (and rather seasonal for Halloween) earrings, not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, I won't try to drown them in the potty, bash them against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on them, run over them with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on them, use a small sledgehammer in order to bash them open to check them for candiosity, fire them from the cannoņata, drop them down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again (yes, I watched four episodes of this program just yesterday!!!) - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on picturesque Piņata Island), send them to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on them that a flashlight might have to have performed on it.

So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, the two photographs, two video clips, and the spectrographic analysis you'll find directly below may be pretty much it.

Photograph of the product in it's "ON" cycle.
That yellow color does not actually exist.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in these earrings.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product flashing, while I have one in.
This clip is approximately 2.444 megabytes (2,637,684 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twelve minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

Yes, that's in my right ear...
According to the "earring code" from the 1970s, this is a sure sign that I'm as queer as a $3 bill.
And wouldn't you know it, I'm as gay as a $8 bill.
It's no big secret that I'm a "", so I do not mind showing this video.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the products flashing (both of them on a desk).
This clip is approximately 2.826 megabytes (2,901,498 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than fourteen minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

I cannot provide either one in other formats, so please do not ask.

Screen dump (yes, that's really what it's called!) from the first video clip.

Test units (two earrings) were given to me by my sister on 11-05-08.

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.

UPDATE: 11-01-09
This product is *NOT* disposable after all; battery changing is rather easy to accomplish if you can handle a sharp knife.



    PRODUCT TYPE: Flashing LED earrings
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm (T1) red LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2 (1 per earring)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton switch on/off on back of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Metal & plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED protected inside plastic "globe"
    BATTERY: 1x AG3 button cell per earring
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Button cells (already installed)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a seasonal novelty product and will not be assigned a "star" rating for that reason.

Flashing Pumpkin Earrings *

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