Faucet Light, retail $16.95 (www.hogwildtoys.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Hog Wild, LLC (www.hogwildtoys.com)
Last updated 04-10-07

The Faucet Light is a really cool (or "kool" or "kewl") gadget that is affixed to a water faucet, causing the stream of water to glow bright blue whenever the faucet is used.

Once you put it on, it is totally automatic; use the sink like you've always used it - no switches to fuss with or forget.


This product comes with batteries already installed, so it's ready to go right out of the box.
Follow these five steps to install the Faucet Light:
  1. Unscrew the aerator off your faucet. Turn it clockwise (when looking straight down at the faucet). Use pliers if necessary - I had to use them to get the aerator off my faucet.

  2. Insert the included wire screen into your Faucet Light's top white ring, rounded side facing up.

  3. Check to see if you need a universal adapter (there are two sizes included in the box). To do this, once the old aerator is removed, see if the Faucet Light fits "as is". If it doesn't, close or block the drain (so the adapter doesn't accidentally fall in the sink and go down the drain), and try screwing one of the adapters onto your faucet. Screw it in "finger snug" only; please do not use tools of any type.

  4. Carefully screw the Faucet Light on to your faucet counterclockwise (when looking at the faucet from above). Be certain you aren't crossthreading it. Screw it on by hand so that it fits snugly; do not overtighten it or use tools of any type.

  5. Turn on the water and test it. The light should turn on when the water is running, and turn off shortly after you turn the faucet off. Check for leaks or overspray. If either are noted, they should be eliminated by tightening the Faucet Light by hand only so that it has a more snug fit to your faucet.

Changing the batteries is a tool-free process with the Faucet Light.
Follow these seven steps to accomplish this:
  1. Remove the Faucet Light from your faucet.
    Do so by turning it clockwise (when looking at the faucet from above) until it comes off.
    Though not stated in the instructional material, shake any remaining water out at this point.

  2. Unscrew & remove the top white ring.

  3. Remove the battery compartment from the top white ring. Do this by holding the unit so the transparent dome faces the floor, grasping the white ring in one hand, and the transparent dome in the other, and turning counterclockwise until the two pieces come apart. Gently place the larger piece on the floor by the back door, and kick it into the garden so the hungry, hungry praying mantids will think it's something yummy to eat and subsequently strike at it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.
    Be certain the black O-ring does not become lost; this ensures the unit is waterproof and you'll be SOL without it.

  4. Remove the old batteries, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit. Install three new LR44 button cells, orienting them so their flat sides (+) positives face up.

  5. Screw the two pieces of the Faucet Light (the battery compartment and the big white thing) back together.

  6. Screw the white thing back onto the chrome body. Do not overtighten them.

  7. Screw the Faucet Light back onto the faucet you had it on before.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that larger white piece into the garden with all those hungry praying mantids now?

Here is what a praying mantis looks like.
I found this guy on the morning of 09-08-06 clinging to the basket of my scooter.

The Faucet Light is meant to be used as a decorative faucet light, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toilet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, or perform other indecencies on it that a regular flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The product is designed to make the stream of water coming from your faucet glow blue; in actuality, yes, it really does that!!!

Photograph of the product in use, on a bathroom faucet.

WMP movie (.avi extension) showing the Faucet Light in action.
This clip is approximately 2.6 megabytes (2,864,564 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than ten minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

The first half of the video is with the bathroom lights on; the second half is with them off.

Test unit was mailed to me by a Candlepower Forums member (his brother Chad Peters had been using it before) on 04-04-07 and was received on the afternoon of 04-09-07.

Product was made in China. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Water-activated faucet light
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm blue LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Water on/off automatic switch
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 3xLR44 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Unknown - but it isn't designed to be
    ACCESSORIES: 6xLR44 cells, aerator, two sizes of faucet adapters
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

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