Plastic Light-Up Shotglasses, retail $15.95/doz. (
Manufactured by (Unknown/not stated)
Last updated 09-25-10

These are flashing shotglasses designed to flash for ~15 seconds whenever you firmly put the shotglass down.

They come in four LED colors: red, yellow, yellow-green, and blue. The blue is a shorter than expected wavelength of blue (est. ~450nm), and it appears brighter than the other colors.

These are only sold in lots of twelve. This equates to a price of ~$1.33 apiece.


To ready these shotglasses for use, pull out & remove the white plastic thing from the black base of each shotglass. This is an insulater that prevents the shotglass from "going off" during shipment and subsequently wasting the batteries.

Wash each shotglass in soapy lukewarm water and douche it out with fresh water before use.

Fill the shotglass with the liquid of your choosing, and drink it as you would drink the same liquid out of any other shotglass. When you firmly set the shotglass down, it's supposed to blink for ~15 seconds, then automatically turn off.

There are no switches to fuss with or forget.

This is designed to be a disposable product; the batteries are not designed to be changed in it.
So, this section of the web page will be more bare than this section of the web page on a product that uses replaceable or rechargeable batteries.

This product is meant to be used as a novelty shotglass, 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 citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a large claw hammer in order to smash 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, with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannonada is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it 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.

Eight of the twelve units purchased were nonoperational; but this was somewhat expected of a very inexpensive product of non-US origin - sometimes known as the "Hoo Phlung Pu" brand.
But I would have hoped that at least a few more of them had been functional.
And even those that do work need to be slammed down awfully hard to get them to blink - harder than you would smack them if they were full of whiskey or other liquid.

The liquid capacity of these shotglasses is 1.75 oz. (51.75 ml).

Photograph of one of the shotglasses, illuminated of course.

Video clip on YourTube showing the product being activated and then flashing.
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That sound you might hear is Spongebob Squarepants playing on the boob tube.
This product is not sound-sensitive; the sound may be ignored or muted if desired.

Test units (sold only in boxes of 12) were purchased on the Oriental Trading website on 01-07-08, and were received on the afternoon of 01-17-08.

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: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Novelty flashing shotglass
    LAMP TYPE: 3mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Automatic "slam-sensitive" switch
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown type & number of button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Not really
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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

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