Light-Up Halloween Necklace, retail twelve for $7.95 (
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Oriental Trading Co. (
Last updated 09-01-07

These are Halloween-themed necklaces that have an LED in them. They come in three LED colors and three shapes:

A ghost with a yellow-green LED,
A Jack-O-Lantern (carved pumpkin) with an amber LED,
A (black) kitty cat with a blue LED.

There are twelve necklaces in the pack; this equates to a price of just ~66¢ apiece.


The necklace comes ready to use right out of the bag.

To activate it, take one end in each hand, put it around your neck (it's a NECKLACE, it's supposed to go there!!! ), and bring each end toward one another until the magnets grab onto one another. This also acts as the switch; the necklace will turn on when the magnetic ends of the clasp come together.

To deactivate it, just pull the clasp apart (it's magnetic; so there are no clips to fuss with).

To change the batteries, unscrew & remove the small phillips screw from the larger of the two clasps. If necessary, pry off the lid with a dull knife (you can use a sharp knife if you don't have a dull one handy, but you'll want to be more careful here), and set that aside too.

Tip the two used LR41 button cells out of this clasp and into your hand, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new LR41 button cells into the compartment in this clasp, orienting them so their button sides (-) negatives go in first.

Finally, place the lid back on and gently but firmly tighten that screw.

Due to how the product was constructed, I am not able to furnish you with a current usage value.

Because this is a holiday-themed (Halloween, in this case) novelty item and not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused, 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, bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannonada (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a scanner-type device on a platform with a large readout or with a handheld wand), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them.

The LED Necklace is not water-resistant or submersible, therefore, water, milk, diet vanilla Pepsi, cold (or hot) coffee, urine, ice cold fizzy root beer, disposable douches, disposable enemas, tranny fluid, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, brake fluid, motor oil, or other liquids could get inside. So please try not to drop it in creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceansides, docksides, snowbanks, puddles of blue whale pee, tall cold glasses (or short lukewarm glasses) of milk, slush piles, mud puddles, tubs, root beer floats, toilet bowls, cisterns, sinks, cups of coffee (hot *OR* cold), fishtanks, dog water dishes, old yucky wet mops, wall-mounted porcelain urinators, leaky water heaters, busted garden hoses, puddles of antifreeze, brake fluid, tranny fluid, gasoline, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. And you'll probably want to cover it up or otherwise get rid of it (such as by putting it in a very large pocket or in a bag) if you need to carry it in rainy or snowy weather.

If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded, dump out the water if necessary, and set it in a warm dry place for a day or so just to be sure it's completely dry inside before you use it again.

If it fell into seawater, got thrown into a glass of milk, if it fell in a root beer float, if it fell into a bowl of "soft-serv" ice cream, if somebody squirted a Massengill brand post-menstrual disposable douche or a Fleet brand disposable enema at it (and hit it with the douche or the enema), or if somebody or something peed on it, rinse it out with fresh water before setting it out to dry. You don't want your necklace to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten piss when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or urination), lactic acid (from moo juice), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the insides.

Several of the units out of the 12 purchased were nonoperational or even visibly broken; but this was somewhat expected of a very inexpensive product of non-US origin - sometimes known as the "Hoo Phlung Pu" brand.

These necklaces have a magnetic-only clasp, so if you get tangled in bushes or something, the necklace will pop right off and will have no chance of strangulating you.

Photograph of the units in operation.

Photograph of one of the necklaces being used - the blue LED "kitty cat" one in this case.
The cat will *NOT* uranate on you or otherwise think you're a cat box; no worries there.

Photograph of all three necklace designs being used.
As you can see, it's just a bit too much.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the amber LED in this necklace.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the yellow-green LED in this necklace.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrometer plot of the blue LED in this necklace.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer on loan from WWW.TWO-CUBED.COM.

Test units (they only come in packs of twelve) were purchased from the Oriental Trading website on 08-19-07, and were received on the afternoon of 08-27-07.

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: Novelty-type light-up necklace
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Switch built into magnetic clasp
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED protected by Halloween figure-shaped plastic diffuser
    BATTERY: 2x LR41 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2 button cells
    SIZE: 22"L (total length when unclasped)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a seasonal, novelty item and will not be furnished with a "star" rating for that reason.

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