The orange flashing lights are engaged. There is a Woot-Off in progress.
For those of you not familiar with a Woot-Off, here is is Woot.com's own description:
You have found a Woot-Off, a short term frenzied mutation of our product posting procedure. In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal.
If the boss catches you, just say you are looking for a gift for her or him. Go here to see the deals.