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Bright-Red Blinking LED Module

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Product Summary

In-store special on aisle 12.

Often used in stores to draw attention to merchandise displays, the super-bright red LED, or light-emitting diode, blinks to instantly call attention to special projects or in-store promotions. The module is battery powered, so you can use it with hard-to-reach applications like hanging signs and extra-tall displays. Its drawer-type battery box snaps shut securely.

  • Super-bright 5mm LED blinks red for high visibility
  • Ideal for hanging signs and tall displays
  • Blinking frequence : 1.2Hz (+/- 20%), duty cycle 1/32
  • Operating voltage 3V, amperage .2-25mA
  • LED lamps : 5mm super-bright water clear red, angle 24 degree, MCD 600
  • Wire: black 1.3mm x 20cm, red 1.3mm x 20cm

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  • AA batteries (2)
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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackBright-Red Blinking LED Module
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Fun (5)
  • Rugged (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (6)
    • Office (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Casual user (6), Power user (6), Parent (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    1.0

    Bright-Red Blinking LED Module

    By alarmman

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Casual User

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

          The item worked good until the heat of the day in the car killed it. When it was cool, it worked great but as the car warmed up during the day, it was done. Had to turn it off and let it cool off before it work again. I had bought two of these, one as a backup. First one lasted a day, the second one last two days.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          3 Volt MAX

          By The dumb guy

          from Kalamazoo, MI

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Right Size
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • 3 Volt Max

          Best Uses

          • What The Others Say

          Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

          Thought this would be just right to "blink" an LED strip, but not enough voltage. The ones I found were set to 12 volts. What the heck, try it. Poof! It is fine for what it intended for, not for what I was trying to do. One day, I will also learn to walk and chew gum at the same time!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          it really works

          By big money

          from north carolina

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • High-End Equipment
          • Ouside Security Warning

          Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

          add security sign and this light and you have a well lit security warning for all to see

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great attention-getter

          By Phil C.

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance
          • Cost-effective

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Alarm Warning

          Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

          I've used these modules successfully as attention-getters next to alarm warning stickers in street-facing windows. If someone comes close to investigate, they'll see the warning sticker; if they don't come close, they'll probably assume the light is part of an active alarm system. When equipped with fresh alkaline cells, the light flashes are dazzling in their brilliance when one looks directly into the light, and it can easily be seen more than 30 feet (10 m) away, even in the daytime. A fresh set of cells will keep it going for several months, albeit at decreasing brightness as the battery runs down. The tiny circuit board on which the LED is mounted has a small epoxy "glob-top" integrated circuit mounted on the back that controls the flashing, giving it somewhat better performance than blinking LEDs with built-in flash circuits.

          The battery case requires a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the security screw before the cover can be slid off, but even without the screw it will work. Should you lose the screw, just slide the cover back in place; secure it with a bit of black electrical tape if you're using it in a vehicle or were vibration is a concern.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Nice!

          By Don

          from Texas

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Rugged
          • Small And Compact
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

              Although in the description of this item, there is no mention of an on/off switch...It does have one.
              This can save battery life tremendously!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Anti-Theft Insurance

              By TAG

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy Install
              • Inexpensive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Theft Prevention

                Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

                After having my aluminum truck toolboxes broken into TWICE and cleaned of all tools (about $2,500 each time), I bought one of these, drilled one hole next to the keylock cylinder and literally taped it in place inside with duct tape. With only the 1/8" blinking LED visible outside, it provided the illusion of a hardwired alarm system, and I was never robbed again over the next five years.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Model Railroad Trains

                By Don U.

                from Southington, CT

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent Performance
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

                    Ideal to use as a "Flashing Rear End Device" (FRED) on Model Railroad Trains to duplicate the devices used by real railroads in place of a caboose. Can even be used as flashing warning lights on the roof of tall model buildings, a real eye catcher.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Dozens of applications

                    By Russ JD

                    from Commack, NY

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Performance
                    • Good Length
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Theft deterrent

                      Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

                      USE with rechargeable Batteries - Perfect!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Makes criminals think twice

                      By Chesh

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Power User

                      Pros

                      • Good Warranty
                      • Strong case

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Crime prevention
                        • Evidence of being home
                        • Signaling

                        Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

                        When this little red light starts blinking, the criminals start thinking, twice that is. And they should, not only should they think this red light means they'll get caught, they always do anyway! Protect your property and potentially your life if crime comes to your door. Friend got his fishing gear stolen right out from under his nose while grilling in the back. After we talked about it, the red LED light was blinking at his side door. Thanks for making it so easy and affordable!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Wonderland of possibilities...

                        By The Cheshire Cats

                        from McLean, VA

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Performance
                        • Good Length
                        • Good penetration in dark
                        • Lights the way
                        • Works as expected

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Caving

                          Comments about RadioShack Bright-Red Blinking LED Module:

                          We bought this LED unit exactly two weeks ago at Radio Shack. This semi-outdated and cheap device is great for getting the attention of rescuers to help find your way out of a dark hole, such as when you get lost on a caving trip with the wrong people who don't know what they are doing, are not prepared, and forget how to find their way back to the safety of light! When it gets turned on, it can be seen for hundreds of feet away like an SOS dance party. Our caving team highly recommends this product but hopefully you're smart enough to find your way out before the red lights start blinking. I'd say batteries would last over a month after being turned on more frequently, but contain the energy because you never know when you'll need it most when lost in more scenic and wonderful places!!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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