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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Cool Flat Portable LED Light.

    Many years ago I used to frequent the Sharper Image shops and read through their catalogs. Every once in a while something really interesting would catch my eye. A couple of weeks ago I was in a Target and noticed a small display of Sharper Image branded items. One thing that stood out was a flat, clear LED light with an attached black handle. It was so unusual (and 90% off!/$1.49) that I couldn't resist. I wish I had purchased a few more! Yes, I am addicted to flashlights! Sometimes the strangest things can be found in the most ordinary places.


Well Put Together With Screws
This black beauty is about 12 inches long by 5 inches wide and only 3/4 of an inch thick. When I bought it, the light output was pretty abysmal. Since it took 4 AAA batteries I had to wait until I got home to replace them. Once there, with the new batteries in place, I was AMAZED at the light output of this gizmo. It's so bright as to be hard to look at directly. The light is diffused and really works well to light up a decent-sized area. It could easily replace a small lantern. It's not perfect though. The switch to turn on the light and cycle through the other features is a simple push button covered by a large plastic molded cover that matches the shape of the edge of the unit. It's WAY too easy to hit accidentally and run your batteries dead.

Did I mention "other features?" Well, it does have two other modes. Press the button once and you get the incredible light. Press it again and it turns on a small backlit translucent red strip on the front of the light. Press it once again and that little red light flashes. Ummm...why? The last press turns it off. Kind of annoying to have to press this button 3 additional times just to turn the light off. AND you have to pass through two useless features first. On the other hand, it DOES have a metal stand that swivels flush with the base when not is use. That is VERY useful. I guess everything is a compromise.

Ah, well. I'll still take a few more if I can find them. Since it's so slim, I can slide it in almost anywhere I have a narrow space. No idea, yet, how long the batteries will last. But I WILL find out!

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"
www.thewanderman.com

6 comments:

  1. This little guy looks perfect for folks like me who live in v-e-r-y tiny travel trailers. Space is always an issue, & this flashlight is just the right size. This would also work well for my tent camping trips, too. I'll be looking for one (or two) to buy. Thanks for introducing this product to us readers! (Not only am I a flashlight fan like you, but I love old wooden cabinet radios, too.)

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    1. Anon,
      You are like me and are storage challenged. This one will fit in a bunch of different small spaced. The "thinness" makes it ideal for lots of nooks and crannies.

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. What brand name does it have. Looks good for my pantry with some Velcro to hold it upright. Or those drawers under the built in night stands, or the little spot next to the larger storage bay.

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    1. Nancy,
      It's a Sharper Image exclusive.. likely a branded version of some other manufacturer. I bought it at Target.

      Thanks!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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    2. Thanks! I may need to go shopping tomorrow!

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    3. Nancy,
      No worries!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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