Laser Light Top, retail 99
Manufactured by (unknown)
Last updated 07-25-06

The Laser Light Top is a novelty product that is designed to be spun on a hard surface like a top, and produces a mini "light show" from its five LEDs when spun.

The LEDs are activated with an automatic centrifugal switch that closes when the top is spun, and opens when the top is stationary.

Product was purchased at a Wallgreens in the eastern US in mid-July 2006.

O no, I'm holding my pinkie out like a {vulgar slang term for a homosexual male, sort of rhymes with the last name of AFV host Bob Sagget}!!!

The top comes with batteries included & installed, so it is ready to use right away.

Place it on a hard surface, spin the rod between your thumb and forefinger, and let go when the top has spun up to speed.

To change the batteries when necessary, turn the unit rightside-up, and unscrew & remove the two screws with a #0 phillips screwdriver (the #0 with the 2mm diameter shaft from my set worked well here).

Remove the upper surface of the top, and set it aside.

Remove the circuit board, and turn it over.

Use your screwdriver to gently push the used AG10 cells out of the holder. Remove the used cells from that blue plastic sleeve.

Place three new AG10 button cells in the sleeve, orienting them so they're front to back.

Slide the now-full sleeve back into the battery holder, orienting it so that the flat-end (+) positive faces up as the battery holder faces up.

Place the circuit board back in the lower portion of the top, orienting it so the battery holder goes in first and the "back" of the circuit board faces up.

Place the top portion of the product back over the bottom portion, and gently but firmly tighten those two screws. Don't overtighten them, or else you might strip the threads in the screw posts.

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

This novelty top is meant to be used as a novelty top, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toilet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's kitty cats go to the bathroom on it, run over it with a 400lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to go through. 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.

Looks like the rest of this web page will be the photograph & the movie below.

Be careful not to stab yourself in the eye with the rod on this top's upper surface, or you'll develop a case of "toilet tongue" so severe, the casting director for National Lampoon's new movie "@*$%! You and @*$%! The @*$%ing @*$%! Too!" might call and want you to play the lead role.
This is the only thing that appears even remotely dangerous about this top.

Photograph of the product, turned on of course.

Quicktime movie (.mov extension) showing top's LEDs in action.
It is approximately 4.4 megabytes (4,674,916 bytes); dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twenty minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

This movie shows a lot of gaps that do not exist in real life; the
camera's shutter simply cannot cope with the PWM used by this product.

Test unit of this and several other products were sent by a website fan and received on 07-20-06.

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 LED top
    No. OF LAMPS: 5 (2 red, 1 yellow, 1 yellow-green, 1 blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Centrifugal switch; actuates when top is used
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LEDs protected by plastic window
    BATTERY: 3xAG10 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a novelty product which will not be rated.

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