Color-Changing LED Pool/Bathtub Light, retail $9.98 (
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 06-27-07

This is a disc-shaped light meant to be used in swimming pools, bathtubs, koi ponds, and other water areas with a smooth side at the surface of the water. I say "with a smooth side" because the suction cup on the back requires a smooth surface to adhere properly. But it does float if the suction cup fails, so it can be easily fished out of the water and stuck back where you had it.

It has five (5) LEDs in it: one each white, red, amber, green, and blue. You can set it to do a "color wash" with the four colored LEDs, set the white LED to slowly fade on and back off, and CRYSTAL"freeze" (O crap!!! There I go thinking about the TV program Digimon again) the display at any color of the colored LEDs or brightness of the white LED.


Feed it first (see directly below), and then you can light up that pool, bathtub, sink, toilet tank, spa, hot tub (with smooth plastic walls inside, not wooden ones), wall-mounted porcelain uranator, etc.

Press the center button until it clicks and then release it to turn the unit on.
Do the same thing again to turn it off.

With the unit on, press the leftmost button until it clicks and then release it one or more times to change modes as follows:
  1. White LED - fades up and down slowly
  2. Color wash: blue, amber, green
  3. Color wash: green, red, amber
  4. Color wash: amber, blue, red
  5. Color wash: red, green, blue
To "freeze" the unit at any color of the colored LEDs or brightness of the white LED, press & release the rightmost button.

To change the batteries in this unit, turn the unit upside-down, rest it in your palm, use your other hand to turn the base clockwise (as though tightening it) approximately 1/12th of a turn, lift it off (turn it *FIRMLY* if necessary; it may be on there fairly tightly), and set it aside.

Inside the unit, you'll see a rectangular battery door with a clip on each side. Press in on these clips, lift the battery door off, gently place it on the ground, and kick it into the garden so the hungry, hungry praying mantids will think it's something yummy to eat and subsequently strike at it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, remove and dispose of or recycle the 4 AA cells as you see fit.

Insert four new AA cells, orienting each one so its flat end (-) negative faces the spring for it in each chamber.

Place the battery door back over the opening, and gently press in on it until it clicks.

Place the circular base back on, and rotate it until it snaps into place. Press down firmly while turning it counterclockwise (as though loosening it) approximately 1/12th of a turn until it stops turning (turn it firmly to be certain it's all the way on there to help ensure water-resistance); and there, you're finished.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that battery door into the garden with all those hungry, hungry praying mantids now?

Here is what a praying mantis looks like.
I found this guy on the morning of 09-08-06 clinging to the basket of my scooter.

This product is meant to be used as a decorative light in a pool or bathtub, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, 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 Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout or with a handheld wand that Langston Licktoad uses), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that a regular 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.

The product is waterproof and even submersible to short depths too - not at all surprising since it was specifically meant to be used in and around water.

Photograph of the product, of course.

Photograph of the product bobbing around in (floating in) a cistern (toylet tank).
This product was meant to be used in water, so showing it in water is appropriate here.

Photograph of the product fastened to the inside of a sink; bathroom lights on.

Photograph of the product fastened to the inside of a sink; bathroom lights off.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product color-cycling.
This clip is approximately 3.7 megabytes (3,996,244 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
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That music you might hear is from a demo I wrote for the Commodore 64 computer in 1992.
The demo's actual filename is a toliet word, so I cannot say it here. It starts with "PU" and ends with "ED".
Think of a kitty cat being flogged with a long flexible instrument used for administering a beating and you can probably figure it out.

Test unit was ordered on 06-15-07, and was received on the afternoon of 06-26-07.

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: LED bathtub/swimming pool light
    No. OF LAMPS: 5 (1 ea. white, red, amber, green, blue)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbuttons for on/off/mode change/color freeze on top of unit
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 4xAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to shallow depths at minimum
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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