LED NIGHTLIGHT



LED Nightlight, retail $~5 (www.target.com)
Manufactured by Team Products (www.teamprod.com)
Last updated 08-03-09





This is an automatic white LED nightlight made by Team Products and sold at Target stores.

It features three white LEDs behind a milky translucent dome, and an electric eye to turn them on and off automatically. The label on the back reads it's for 120VAC 60Hz and consumes 1 watt maximum. It also reads "AC ONLY", so you can't run one of these from a DC power source.



To use the Nightlight, remove it from its package, and, to steal a phrase from a commercial, "plug it in, plug it in!". Things just don't get any easier than this.

The Nightlight turns itself on automatically at dusk, and turns itself off automatically at dawn. An electric eye (CdS photocell) on the lower front of the Nightlight takes care of this for you.



Since this product is exclusively powered from 110-120 volts AC, this section can and will be skipped.



This product appears at least decently sturdy. It is a NIGHTLIGHT, and not a regular flashlight, so I won't whap it repeatedly against a steel rod, try to drown it in the commode, run over it with my electric wheelchair, or subject it to other punishments that real flashlights may be subject to.

The Nightlight isn't very bright, but it was not meant to be super bright. You should be able to plug this in right at bedside and not have it disrupt your sleep. You can also plug it in toiletside (well, somewhere in the bathroom anyway), and see well enough to know when the seat is up or down, and to aim into the bowl and not at the floor.

It uses a CdS (cadmium sulfide) photocell; this allows it to automatically turn on at dusk, and turn off at dawn, with no intervention needed on your part.

I can't think of anything more to say about this product. It's a long-life automatic LED nightlight, so there really isn't much more to say about it.



Picture of the nightlight plugged in and operating.
In this picture, it was plugged into an outlet strip, so it is 90 from vertical.


Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this nightlight.
USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.




TEST NOTES:
Test unit was sent by a fan of the website, and was received on 04-09-04.


UPDATE: 09-12-04
I heard from a user of these nightlights (the person who sent mine) today, and it seems there's some bad news to report.

One I have been using has faded noticeably. I don't really know when I started it, but it was no earlier than when I got the ones I sent you around 4/9/04. Maybe started on 4/6/04, but don't really know. Maybe even more recently, like around June - I somewhat remember getting this in a more recent purchase of a few.

So the amount of time is uncertain but definitely somewhere around a few months. It has definitely faded. I just compared another one bought at the same time but not running all that time, and the one that was running has output not much over half that of the unaged one, and the aged one has a noticeably more bluish color. I do remember them performing with no visible differences when I first started the one that I left running.



PROS:



CONS:



    MANUFACTURER: Team Products
    PRODUCT TYPE: Automatic nightlight
    LAMP TYPE: White LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 3
    BEAM TYPE: N/A
    SWITCH TYPE: Photoelectric on/off
    BEZEL: LEDs behind a milky diffused plastic dome
    BATTERY: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: No
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: None
    WARRANTY: Unknown/TBA

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star Rating





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