LED Spider Light, retail $4.99
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Halloween Express (www.halloweenexpress.com)
Last updated 10-31-11

The LED Spider Light is a very large spider for Halloween that not only looks a bit creepy when it's off, it has a yellow LED inside its cephalothorax (the part of the body the legs come from) that pulsates a bit when the spider is actuated; this serves to make the spider all that much more spooky - which is acually a ***GOOD*** thing for a Halloween decoration.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use the LED Spider Light, turn it upside-down. Near the back of the spider's abdomen (butt), you'll see a tiny slide switch. Slide this switch to the left (as the spider's head is facing away from you). An LED inside the spider will come on and start pulsating.

Place the now-lighted spider where you think it will be the spookiest.

To turn it off, do the same thing as above, but slide the little switch to the right.

To change the batteries, turn the spider upside-down. Go to the kitchen, grab a spatula (pancake turner), bring the spatula back with you, and HUNT THE SPIDER DOWN AND KILL IT!!!
It's just a poor helpless, innocent, defenseless plastic spider.

Using a small phillips screwdriver (the #1 with a 2.90mm shaft diameter from my set of jeweller's screwdrivers worked beautifully here), unscrew that screw holding the battery door on (the screw is captive, and won't actually come out of the battery door unless you force it to do so), swing up & remove the battery door itself, carry them to the nearest convenient graveyard, and huck them into an open grave so that rotting, smelly zombies will become angry and stomp on them or even whip out their {vulgar slang term for multiple male ding-a-lings; seven letters, rhymes with 'wreckers' (P3[K3R$)} or squat over them and piddle on them...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THOSE!!! So just set them aside instead.

Remove the dead cells from the battery compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Install two new L1154 button cells into the battery compartment, orienting them so that their flat-ends (+) positives face the spring.

Place the battery door back on, and screw in & gently tighten that screw.
Aren't you glad you didn't throw that screw & attached battery door into the graveyard with all those yucky zombies with full bladders now?

The LED Spider Light is meant to be used as a Halloween decoration in a dry area, not as a flashlight meant to be 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 porch, bash it open to check it for candiosity (or otherwise beat the living tweedle out of it), fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser- (or "lazer-") 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; the cannoņata is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island; and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that I might inflict upon a flashlight.

So this section of its web page will be rather bare, when compared to this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The LED Spider Light is very lightly splatter- and weather-resistant, but it is not submersible. If it fell in water and you suspect it got flooded , take the batteries out, dump the water out of the 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 a trick-or-treater 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 LED Spider Light 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 circuit.

Photograph of the spider, illuminurinated of course.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this spider.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this spider; newer spectrometer software & settings used.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this spider; spectrometer's response narrowed to a range between 555nm and 625nm. This shows two spectral peaks: one at 592.95nm and the other at 597.45nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video clip on YourTube showing the spider pulsating its LED.
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Test unit was purchased at a Halloween Express store in Federal Way WA. USA on 09-12-09.

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.

UPDATE: 11-22-10
I forgot to update this web page on 11-01-10...I deployed this product on the bench on our front porch on Halloween 2010, and it received several comments from Trick-Or-reaters -- all positive.

    PRODUCT TYPE: Halloween decoration w/ pulsating LED inside
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm amber LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Slide switch on/off on product's underside
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2x L1154 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2x L1154 button cells
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    This is a seasonal novelty product and will not be assigned a "star" rating for that reason.

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