With the daylight hours fleeting, and the threat of unpredictable and severe weather events a constant reality, it is prudent to have many reliable alternate light sources. This simple-to-use LED nightlight and flashlight combo serves as an emergency light and automatic night light. The energy efficient LED bulbs, which are cool to the touch, activate automatically in darkness/when power goes out via a built-in auto sensor. The induction charging technology is an added plus for safety since there are no exposed terminals. One full day (i.e., 24 hours) of preemptive charging of this light source will yield seven hours of use. The very compact and lightweight handheld design holds three bright LEDs. The lithium-ion battery is rechargeable so aside from sparing mercury waste and worry about battery drainage over time, no replacement batteries or bulbs are necessary. But the device’s true value is its ease of use as an emergency flashlight: in auto mode when the power is out it lights up for use acting as a beacon, and the handheld light simply slides in and out of the ring charging base so there is no fumbling in the dark to find a light source.
Note: Due to induction technology, this device is currently not assigned an Energy Star label. There have also been reports of power noise interference with use of this device around wireless networks. Our suggested optimal use is to purchase one for each main room, fully charge on an as needed basis and reserve use of night light or hand held when necessary.
Mini Eco-i-lite™ Multi-function LED Handheld Light and Nightlight image: © 2012 My Conscience, My Choice LLC
- LED bulb efficiency versus conventional bulbs (lower energy consumption, longer lifetime and consequently less replacement costs; smaller sized bulb emits comparable light)
- Lithium-ion batteries do not need replacing; spare mercury waste
- Packaging is made of recycled materials
Bonus: 1) Ease of use: handheld light slips out of induction charging ring; the plug portion of the charger can rotate 90 degrees for horizontal wall plugs. 2) Safety feature of LED bulbs: they are cool to the touch.
Local retailers (select chains):
The Container Store