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August 8, 2011 8:32 PM   Subscribe

Where could I get a blinking red handheld light the size of a quarter?

My friends are putting together Logan's Run costumes and I need to be a runner! The clothes are easy but I'm blanking on the hardware. Where could I get a blinking red light, independently powered, that could be stuck to the palm of my hand? The light doesn't have to last too long.
posted by greenland to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Amazon has lots of blinking red lights for bike and pedestrian safety. Here's one. If you need a way to fix it to your hand, a rubber band around the palm would work with the clip on this light. There are several others, just search for "red bike light".
posted by cosmicbandito at 8:37 PM on August 8, 2011

My bike light would probably work: Nite Ize
posted by raisingsand at 8:37 PM on August 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Extreme Glow.
posted by mykescipark at 8:40 PM on August 8, 2011

there's lots of flashing led's with integrated batteries in them...a reccomendation for adhesion: spirit gum (you can find it at most makeup/theatrical supply/costume shops)...brush it onto both surfaces and allow to dry (~5 minutes). then, with a finger, lightly tap the glue (this makes it microscopically 'thread'...which meshes together for a tighter bond) and then press firmly together.
posted by sexyrobot at 8:53 PM on August 8, 2011

Hah! As soon as I saw the portion above the fold, I knew what this would be about. Amazingly enough, I asked exactly this question two years ago for my wife's 30th birthday. I wound up buying the item listed in the best answer on eBay (someone was selling home-made lifeclocks), and it arrived in time, but I wound up not having the time for the (rather complicated) assembly — I would have figured such a thing would have been simple, but oh well. Anyhow, you might have some better luck with some of the other answers.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:23 PM on August 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Bike shops! I knew there was a simple answer to this. The Amazon mini-LED looks good, too. Thanks all!
posted by greenland at 10:03 PM on August 8, 2011

Looks like an LED Throwie might be what you want. Leave off the magnet, and attach it to your palm with some spirit gum. You can find a big flashing red LED here.
posted by Marky at 11:16 PM on August 8, 2011

Sylvania Checker light - Not super-bright, but quarter-sized, about 1" across, 3/8" thick. Runs on a watch battery, has magnet or adhesive back but you'd need to augment its stickiness to get it to stay. (spirit gum)
posted by aimedwander at 7:16 AM on August 9, 2011

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