Mini LED Guide Lights, retail $19.99* (
Manufactured by Jenesis International (
Last updated 08-17-12

The Mini LED Guide Lights are a new technological advancement on a product that's otherwise quite mundane. It marks things like light switches, stairwells, toliets, important doors, etc. with a faint glow coming from it at night.

It's photosensitive, meaning that it does not just blaze away 24/7; it only comes on when it gets dark and turns off when it gets light.

This faint glow emenating from the product, called Low Glow, is intended to be used as a guide light only; it is far too dim to be used for reading or for any other task that you might use a flashlight for. If you need a flashlight, then buy a flashlight for Pete sakes!!!

Low Glow can make that tiny power cell (or, "battery" if you prefer to be incorrect ) last one full year. That's right, I said, "YEAR" here folks!

* This price is for a package of four units, batteries included.
This equates to a price of just $5 apiece.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use your shiny new (or corroded old ) Mini LED Guide Light, gently (slowly) pull out the large plastic tab; this tab functions as an insulator and prevents the cell from becoming discharged before you purchase it.

Using the double-sided tape that's furnished (and already attached to the back of the unit; just peel off the protective plastic cover), affix it to virtually any smooth surface that could use a marker to make its presence known in darkness Affix it simply by pressing it firmly in place.

This can be most anything: the edge of the first stair going to a lower floor, a corner that you're always stubbing your (
*OUCH!!!*) toes (
DAMN!!!) on or banging (
***OW***) your knee (
SON OF A DIDDLY!!!) against, just above a light switch (the switch for the porch light is an especially good candidate here!), the entrance to the bathroom or other frequently-used room at night (I would suggest using two of them -- one on each side of the door and mounted near the floor), the wall next to the toliet paper holder or even above the toliet's cistern {tank}, the area you normally keep your TV remote control(s), the switch for your reading light, as a nightlight in a child's room to help keep the "boogeyman" from coming out from under the bed...the possibilities are nearly limitless!

The unit turns on automatically at dusk and turns off automatically at dawn; no switches to fuss with or forget!

The adhesive used is removeable and "restickable", so if the initial placement pisses you off, just carefully pry the offending Mini LED Guide Light off the wall (no damage to the paint or other finish should occur) and re-stick it elsewhere.

In fact, I did just that to the unit shown above my light swich farther down this web page; I wanted it centered properly, so I removed & then restuck it to the wall after that photograph was taken!

To change the power cell in your Mini LED Guide Light (also presuming that you have the unit already affixed to a wall), turn the unit counterclockwise (or, "anticlockwise" if you prefer) until the upper part (with the dome, etc.) comes off in your hand.

Place it on the floor, and use your foot to push it under the couch so that the silverfish will think it's something yummy for their insect tummies, try to nibble on it, find it quite unpalatable so that they just look at it funny, cock their little heads like puppies that don't understand what they had just been told, and drag it through a mouse hole so it will become forever lost...O WAIT!!! THAT'S THE GOOD PART!!! SO JUST KEEP IT IN YOUR HAND INSTEAD!!!

Dump the dead, dead CR2032 cell from the part of the light you removed a moment ago, and recycle or dispose of it as you see fit. Do not attempt to dispose of it by flushing, and for Christ sakes please do not throw it into a salmon-filled stream!!!

Drop a new CR2032 cell in, orienting it so that its flat end (+) faces up.

Gently screw the top part of the unit onto its base until it stops turning, and there, you're done!
This battery changing procedure actually sounds a bit more difficult by reading it than it is to actually do it!

Aren't you glad you didn't nudge that dome ass'y under the couch with all of those hungry, hungry silverfish now?

This is a glowing marker light, not a flashlight meant to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a carport in effort to try and expose the bare Metalblackwargreymon - er - the bare Metalpalmon - um that's not it either...the bare a sec here...THE BARE METAL (guess I've been watching too much Digimon again! - now I'm just making {vulgar term for feces} up!!!), let my mother's big dog's ghost, her kitties, my sister's kitty cat, or my own kitty cat piddle (uranate) on it, hose it down with my mother's handgun, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium ball peen hammer in order to smash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (now I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. Therefore, this section of the Mini LED Guide Light's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Despite the very low-level glow, I find myself liking this product more and more with each passing day!!!

Photograph of the product, illuminated of course.

Photograph of one of the units stuck to the wall above my light switch.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 440nm and 470nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 451.898nm.

I had to partially disembowel one of the units (in order to expose the LED) to obtain these spectra; they are otherwise too dim for this instrument. I successfully reassembled it after performing these analyses so, "no harm no foul" as they say.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test sample of this product plus four other products was sent by A.G. of Jenesis International on 08-07-12 (or "12 Aug. 2012" or even "Aug. 12, twenty stick-very-twirly-stick" if you prefer) and was received at 11:11am PDT on 08-13-12.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

"Low Glow" means the power cell will very probably last a full year!
Reasonably durable construction

None that I have yet to discover

    MANUFACTURER: Jenesis International
    PRODUCT TYPE: Softly glowing "guide light"
    LAMP TYPE: White LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Extremely wide-angle torroidal configuration (X=360°, Y=~200°)
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Diffusing dome to protect LED
    BATTERY: 1x CR2032 lithium coin cell
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Splatter-resistant at minimum
    ACCESSORIES: 4x CR2032 cells (batteries) {one for each unit}
    SIZE: 0.60" Tall x 1.20" Dia.
    WEIGHT: Unknown/not equipped to weigh
    WARRANTY: 1 year


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