GE "ETCHED ART"
LED NIGHTLIGHT



GE "Etched Art" LED Nightlight, retail $5 (www.topbulb.com...)
Manufactured by General Electric (www.ge.com)
Last updated 06-07-04





The GE "Etched Art" LED nightlight is...well... an LED nightlight. It stays on whenever it is plugged in.

It comes in a white case with a transparent acrylic piece with a "praying hands" image embossed into the rear portion of this piece above that, and it has a 5mm white LED in it to illuminate the graphic and nearby areas.

The nightlight has "GE3940" embossed in its base, above the two AC prongs.



The nightlight is ready to use as soon as you remove it out of the package. Slitting down one side of the package with a knife or razor blade will allow you to remove the nightlight.
Then, to borrow a phrase from a TV commercial, "plug it in, plug it in!"



Since this product is designed to be operated from 110-120VAC, this section can be skipped.

Current consumption is not known.
The information stated on the product itself indicates it draws 0.5 watts maximum at 120 volts AC at 60Hz. Other information suggests it draws 0.04 watts.



This is an LED nightlight, not a flashlight. So I won't slam it against a steel rod, try to drown it in the john, stomp on it, run over it, or subject it to other indecencies that a flashlight might be subject to.

The nightlight is probably not very water-resistant, but it should have some minor degree of splash-resistance. So if you plug it in near a tub (in a GFCI outlet), I don't think a few drops of water splashed onto it will do it any harm.

It should also be able to withstand a short drop to the floor, but I don't believe it is TOO durable. So please try not to step on it if you find it on the floor; it probably wouldn't like that very well.

The nightlight has one white LED mounted in a recess in its base. This LED is shone into an acrylic piece mounted to the top of the base, illuminating a "praying hands" graphic embossed in the back of this piece.

This acrylic piece can be removed for cleaning if necessary, by pulling it straight off the nightlight's base; jiggling it slightly from side to side if necessary. The amount of force necessary is what I would term as "moderate"; about 20 pounds or thereabouts. The acrylic piece will not fall off unexpectedly, so you do not need to worry about it.

This nightlight is advertised as being "Cool to the touch". This was indeed verified: after approximately 11 hours of continuous operation, the acrylic bezel is at room temperature, and the bottom of the base is perhaps 5F (2.8C) above room temperature.

Since this is a nightlight with a set purpose, I don't have a whole lot more to say about it.



Picture showing the nightlight lit.




TEST NOTES:
Sample was sent to me by a fan of this website and was received on 05-19-04.


UPDATE: 00-00-00



PROS:
Very inexpensive for a lighting product
Should have a long lifetime if not abused
Uses very little electric power
Bright enough for what is, without being annoyingly so


CONS:
Does not have a manual or automatic on/off switch - stays on all the time


    MANUFACTURER: General Electric
    PRODUCT TYPE: LED nightlight
    LAMP TYPE: White LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: N/A
    SWITCH TYPE: N/A
    BEZEL: Transparent, plastic cover over LED
    BATTERY: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER RESISTANT: Very light splash-resistance only
    SUBMERSIBLE: No
    ACCESSORIES: None
    WARRANTY: Lifetime

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star Rating





General Electric "Etched Art" LED Nightlight * www.ge.com







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