them flashy blinkys. Some say body lights.
Our awesome blinkee website will light
up all your nights. You'll love to surf
our website. Because its so much fun.
Each blinky animation has a funny rhyming
pun. You ask me "What's a blinky?" Its
a light up pin you wear. You can clip
one on your earlobe or wear it in your
hair. They run on small cell batteries
with magnets for a clasp. First time
most people see one, all they can do
is gasp. They blink and flash so bright
and cool they're sure to knock you flat.
So come and get your flashing pin. Just
visit Magic Matt.
Blinkys are small electronic devices that make very bright light (usually
flashing) using LEDs and small batteries. They are often sold by vendors
at night-time events that have fireworks displays such as 4th of July,
Canada Day, or Guy Fawkes Night. They are also popular at raves, new year's
eve parties and night time sporting events.
There is no industry standard or official name for Blinkys, but most
common names use some combination of the terms, flash, magnet, strobe,
body, blink, light, and/or jewellery. Common examples are, Blinkys, Blinkies,
Blinkees, Body Lights, Blinky Body Lights, Magnetic Flashers, or Flashing
Blinky has also recently become the registered trademark of Blinky Ltd.
A Cheshire (UK) company that specializes in solar powered flashing LCD
promotional merchandise, despite the previous industry wide use of the
term for the devices described here.
A typical blinky is a small metal cylinder that has threads on one end
and a very small etched circuit board on the other. The threaded end is
open to accept small button cell batteries, and another cylinder that
screws on to hold them in place. The circuit board can be round and inside
the cylinder, or larger, shaped, and glued to the outside of the cylinder
end. Common designs have a rubber gasket inside the front (between the
batteries and circuit board). Tightening the base causes the gasket to
flatten and allows the batteries to complete the circuit with the back
of the circuit board.
The most common designs use a set of strong magnets, one at the back
of the Body Light, and another that can be removed. This allows the Body
Light to be easily attached to clothes, or stuck on any magnetic metal
such as buttons or belt buckles. Clips are often used to make earrings,
a loop can make a pendant, or a ring can be welded to the back to make
a finger ring. Double sided adhesive pads are sometimes used to stick
the blinky directly to the body, most often in the navel.
The Circuit Board typically has anywhere from 2 to as many as 25 micro-LEDs.
Current LED technology allows for every colour of the rainbow, even Infra-Red
(for military/police), and Ultra-Violet (black light). Blue, White, Violet,
and Ultra-Violet LEDs often need 2 or more batteries because of their
high voltage requirements. Because it is an etched circuit board the front
can be constructed to flash in a variety of ways, especially where there
are multiple LEDs in multiple colours. A clear silicone gel, or acrylic
plastic protects the fragile LEDs on the front (outside) of the board.
Shaped boards have literally hundreds of variations combined with imprinting.
Common shapes (besides the classic small round) are stars, hearts, flowers,
flags, animals, holidays (like Halloween), and sports team logos.
Most often Blinkys are used for amusement at raves, parties and night
time events. But they can have other uses as well such as:
* Blinkys imprinted with company logos at conventions.
* Safety lights for children during Halloween, or night time events.
* Fun and safety during camping trips.
* Emergency flashers for disabled automobiles or lost hikers (most blinkys
have over a 1 mile visibility range at night).
While a few blinkys are made to be used once (like glow sticks), most
can be reused with a fresh set of batteries. Typical blinkys use three
AG3/AG4, or two CR927 batteries (see List of battery sizes). Although
such batteries cost about $3 at watch stores, they can be had for $15
per hundred from online stores. (However, watch stores usually install
the battery in your watch, which can be very difficult, while blinkies
are usually just 'twist, remove, replace, and twist'.)
Although the term 'Blinky', 'Body Light' or 'Flashing Body Light' usually
means the round or shaped devices listed above the term has also come
to sometimes broadly define a large group of similar items. These include:
Body Lights that don’t flash, but rather stay on brightly or
slowly change colours.
Any small novelty that makes light, like a light up whistle, or a
light up keychain.
Light up batons, mouth pieces, jewellery, or fibre optic wands.
Electroluminescent wire and badges
Clothing with flashing LED's, like belt buckles or shoes. In the case
of the shoes, which are usually running shoes or attractive women's
sandals, the flashing light is in the heel. The light starts flashing
when the person wearing the shoes walks, runs, etc..
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Matt's Brilliant Blinkys provides exciting glow in the dark toys, flashing
jewelry, blinking pins, flashy blinkys and accessories for the twenty-first
century. Battery operated light up earings,flashing rings, and blinky
light necklaces make a bold statement and make any outfit high fashion.
These illuminated accoutrements are not just for parties, concerts, and
clubs. In our modern world, everyone wants to be noticed. Magic Matt's
Brilliant Blinkys let you stand out from the crowd and amaze your friends
on special occasions or any day of the week. Boldly decorate yourself
at night, or even during the day. Our flashing jewelry is so bright it
even shines indoors under most artificial lighting.
When making your purchase it is important to remember
not all body lights are created equally. When pricing flashing jewelry,
make sure you are not comparing apples to oranges. Don't get stuck with
inferior products. Some lights have such short threads that you won't
be able to turn them off without the cap popping off and the batteries
falling out. Others have defects where the threads are too tight to
turn on and the batteries are so small they run out in no time. Magic
Matt's Brilliant Blinky's only carries the highest quality products.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Flashing led jewelry is great for wedding lights, neon
party lights, and it makes great rave equipment. With a flashing pin
you can have a light flashing on every part of your body. Magic Matt's
is the place for wholesale light up body jewelry.
For those that don't know what body lights are here is
Each flashing pin uses 2 cr927 lithium cell batteries
to power the light emitting diodes it contains on a circuit board. The
batteries go inside the battery compartment on the back of the led jewelry.
The battery compartment also acts as the switch to turn the flashing
led on or off. The battery compartment is made up of one piece that
is soldered to the curcuit board and a second peice that threads onto
the first. To start the light flashing one would tighten the threads
of the battery compartment, and of course to turn it off the threads
are loosened. Inside the battery compartment there is a magnet. There
is a second magnet that attracts to the one inside the battery compartment.
The second one can be removed and placed behind the earlobe or collar
for example and when the neon party light is applied to the other side
of the earlobe or collar, then the magents attract and the light is
fastened to the object. Think of it as a magnet sandwich with the earlobe
as the meat and the magnets as the bread.