The circuit produces a short 10ms pulse every two
seconds, drawing power from a 3v supply. I suggest using a surface mounted
green LED from Kingbright. Although the LED peak current is restricted to just one
milliamp, this part generates a very bright flash of light. The circuit draws and
average DC current of only 6 microamps from a 3v supply. When powered by a
small lithium coin cell with a 100ma-hour rating, it will flash for about two years.
This flasher might be a great add-on circuit for a flashlight, a key chain or even
attached to a cell phone, so the thing can be found in the dark. Another
application might be for a fake car alarm indicator. The circuit might also be
used in conjunction with some other battery powered product, to let the user know
when it is in operation. The small 6uA current drain would not tax even the
most stingy power budget.