"Glow Green" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher, retail $4.99 (www.target.com*)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Life+Gear (www.lifegearcompany.com)
Last updated 03-16-12

The "Glow Green" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher might appear to be rather "complexicated" judging by its name, but it is actually a remarkably easy-to-use product.

It includes a white LED flashlight, green LED "glow stick" (this part is also available with LED colors of red, orange, and blue), flasher, and whistle all in one handy-dandy package.

It feeds those LEDs from a trio of L1154 (also known as AG-13) button cells, already included and installed.

* Product was not found on the Target website, so this URL simply leads to their front door.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

The "Glow Green" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher comes with its batteries installed, so it's ready to use right away.

To use the white LED flashlight, press & release the black rubber button on the side of its body.

To have both the flashlight and the safety wand going at once, press & release the button a second time.

To have just the safety wand lit, press & release the button a third time.

To cause the wand to blink, press & release the button a fourth time.

Finally, to turn the product completely off, press & release the button a fifth time.

Just like it reads on the back of many shampoo (or "shampee") bottles, "lather, rinse, repeat". In other words, pressing & releasing the button a sixth time turns the unit on in white LED flashlight mode.

To use the whistle, pull the end cap off the wand portion (see second photograph on this web page to see how it should look at this point), place the end of the wand in your mouth, and exhale (blow) somewhat sharply.

When finished with the whistle, push the end cap back on to keep the part you put in your mouth clean and free of dirt, dust rabbits, mud, horse pee, etc.

To change the batteries in the "Glow Green" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher, unscrew the wand from the body, walk over to the dustbin (garbage can), drop the wand in, take the bin liner (garbage bag) to the outside wheelie bin (wheeled garbage can), drop it in that one, and wait for garbage day so that the dustman (garbage man) dumps the wheelie bin into his dust lorry (garbage truck) and drives off...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the "guts" out of the barrel and into your hand, and set the now-empty barrel aside as well.

Using the point of a knife or similar instrument, pry one of the cells out of the chamber; the other two should come out without tools. I attempted to use a fingernail for this task, and promptly busted it - that's why I recommend using a knife or similar instrument.

Dispose of or recycle the used-up cells as you see fit. Do not flush them down the commode, and for God sakes, please do not throw them into a trout-filled stream.

Insert three new L1154 (or AG-13) button cells into the chamber, orienting them so that their flat-ends (+) positives face the (+) legend printed in the bottom of the chamber.

Look at each LED, and note which one of them has a yellowish-white material inside. Slide the "guts" back into the barrel so that the LED with the yellowish-white material inside goes in first, and so that the side with the circuit board on it faces the black rubbery button on the barrel.

If you cannot tell which LED is which, press the white button near the center of the circuit board so that the white LED turns on - slide the "guts" into the barrel so that the white LED goes in first - you can then use the button to turn the product off at this point.

Screw the wand back on; snugly but not too tightly, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad that you didn't throw that wand in the garbage now?

Unable to measure current use due to how the product was constructed.

The "Glow Green" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher is not intended to be used as a flashlight that is needed frequently and bashed, trashed, thrashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a front porch, use a medium claw hammer to bash it open in order to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (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 (located at Piņata Central), a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or a pack-of-cards-sized instrument that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, shoot it into a cosmic string fragment
*, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight in a metal or sturdier plastic body may have inflicted upon it.

The "Glow Green" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher is very lightly splatter- and weather-resistant, but it is not submersible. It failed "The Suction Test" a bit - not a whole lot of air was admitted, but it *DID* leak. If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded (because you didn't fish it out right away), remove the wand and the insides, take the batteries out, dump the water out of the wand and body if necessary, and set the parts 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 got "pyst off" at it and subsequently "pist" on it, rinse the parts out with fresh water before setting them out to dry. You don't want your "Glow Green" Glow Stick/Flashlight/Whistle/Flasher to smell like seaweed, sour milk, flowers, fresh butts, or rotten pee when you go to use it next. Besides, salt (from seawater, disposable douches, disposable enemas, or uranation), lactic acid (from moo juice), glycerol (from antifreeze), or sugar (from root beer & ice cream) can't be very good for the inverter circuit or the insides of the barrel. Besides, you don't want pee on the part that you put in your mouth.

Beam photograph (flashlight mode) on the test target at 12".
Measures 36,200mcd on a Meterman LM631 (now Amprobe LM631A) light meter.

Photograph of the product's green LED only switched on.

Photograph of the product with both of its LEDs on.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (flashlight mode) in this wand.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (flashlight mode) in this wand; newer spectrometer software settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (flashlight mode) in this wand; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 430nm and 480nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 452.550nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (safety wand mode) in this wand.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (safety wand mode) in this wand; newer spectrometer software settings used.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED (safety wand mode) in this wand; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 490nm and 540nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 514.010nm.

Spectrographic analysis
Fluorescence of the green body of this product when irradiated with the Wicked Lasers Spyder 3 Arctic 445nm 1W Blue Diode Laser.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (white LED).
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the product blinking.
This clip is approximately 2.1969 megabytes (2,253,474 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than eleven minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

WAVE sound file (.wav extension) allowing you to hear the whistle.
This sound file is 30,971 bytes in length.

This file is rather small; I only gave a brief blast to
the whistle so that I would not disturb the neighbours.
But it should allow you to hear what it sounds like.

Test unit was purchased at a Target store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-07-09.

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.

This product is available with glow stick colors of red, orange, green, and blue.

* From the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Loss".

UPDATE: 09-22-10
The lanyard is a bit unusual in that once it's attached to the unit, the majority of it can easily be removed by squeezing both edges of the "clip" where the thicker cord and thinner string are affixed. Doing so releases the lanyard itself, leaving this fixture and string still affixed to the product. Putting the lanyard back on is as easy as pushing the two pieces together until they click.

Here, let's show you with a photograph...snap...click...and it's off to the Fotomat we go!

UPDATE: 09-25-10
This product does NOT have a removeable lanyard like the Life+Gear Glow Blue Lightstick/Whistle does...so I officially recind the 09-22-10 update.

Unique product has multiple functions
Uses LEDs instead of incandescent bubs
Reasonably water-resistant
Reasonably bright for a 1-LED flashlight
Great pricing!!! (less than five bucks!)
Nice selection of glow stick colors available

Uses batteries that may be difficult to locate
Battery changing is a little darn diddly-arn "complexicated"
Battery changing requires darn diddly-arn tools
Not submersible

    PRODUCT TYPE: Multifunction safety wand
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 2 (1 each green and white)
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot surrounded w/dimmer corona
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/mode change/off on side of body
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED & reflector protected by thin plastic window
    BATTERY: 3x L1154 (AG-13) button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: For Christ sakes NOOOOO!!!!!
    ACCESSORIES: 3x L1154 button cells, wrist lanyard
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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