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The Philips GuideLight is an ingenious little device that instantly becomes a useful accessory to the home life for any family. The principal behind the light is simple. If you need to get up at night when your eyes have adjusted to the darkness, the last thing you want to do is switch on a main light, which will hurt your eyes or possibly waken others. Another situation is cheeking on (hopefully) sound asleep babies, without waking them from the harsh glare of a normal lamp or light. The solution is a palm-sized light that becomes illuminated upon sensing movement from within a few metres. Once illuminated, the GuideLight gives off a soft glow that allows for just enough vision to navigate oneself around. The GuideLight will then remain on for 15 seconds after detecting that the movement has ceased.

The light itself can be lifted from the base unit (which is where the motion sensor is located) and carried around with ease. Once placed back on the base unit, the GuideLight will automatically start to recharge itself.

To allow the GuideLight to remain on after removing it from the base unit, the light has a small push button on its back. This allows the user to keep the GuideLight illuminated for however long it is required (fully charged, the GuideLight holds enough power to remain on and away from its base unit for quite some time).

Due to its size and lightweight construction, the Guidelight is handy for travelling with. The base unit and light are both made with a relatively sturdy plastic casing, which could no doubt withstand a fair few knocks during packing and transportation.

Please note that upon plugging in the GuideLight for the very first time, it does require 24 hours to fully charge.
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on 28 October 2010
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Don't be fooled.. it is a tiny item that fits in your hand. It can be carried portable without the docking station which is used to recharge the light. It's almost like the Phillips natural waking up light except you can't adjust the brightness of the light. It is however bright enough without hurting your eyes (like an intense moonbeam) Once sensed proper movement it goes off until it can't detect any more movement (roughly 15-20 secs). It's very useful also for little nooks and cranny. Well I have used it for my walk in wardrobe (which is not light fitted) and great to not wake up my other half by turning the light on fully to see for clothes! Also the small storage room in the house and back of cupboard, underneath car seats in the dark (ok so you can use a torch but this is ok).. great handy thing! The best thing I liked about it is that waking up to go to the loo in the middle of the night is a far better experience with this light as in a) you don't hurtyour eyes or sudden jolt of wake up sensation when turning the bathroom light on (mine is halogen lights) b) not hitting the towel rack etc as you are fumbling in the dark to avoid (a). FAB!! So admittedly this is what I have finally leave this light to be used for :)
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on 28 January 2015
This is perfect as a nightlight for my children. They share a room and the older one was complaining that the nightlight for the younger one meant she couldn't get to sleep. However the younger still needs to get up in the night to use the potty - problem.
This solves it brilliantly - it stays off until he gets out of bed in the night, when he is detected by the motion sensor, and stays on long enough for him to go to the potty, then turns itself off when he is back in bed. Perfect.
It also had a 'carry with you' option which I could see being useful when he is a bit older and might want to walk down the corridor to the bathroom with it.
It is also not too bright that it would disturb a sleeper, but plenty light enough to see by when you are near it.
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on 23 October 2012
The product is ok but it could be so much better. I would like to be able to switch off the light when it is not on the base. Also it goes out too quickly when it's on the base. All in all an okay but frustrating product!!
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on 3 April 2013
I bought this product when my son was only a few weeks old so that when me or my partner were doing night feeds we didnt have to put a light on which would keep baby awake. its bright enough to see what you are doing through the night but doesnt wake baby up too much so that they are too alert to return to sleep again. now our son is 4 months old and sleeping through we leave this on the upstairs landing so that when we put him to bed it comes on automatically when you walk past it and again you dont have to use your main light and wake baby up.
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on 31 October 2012
Really nice item just wish it would stay on longer without having to press the switch at the back
Otherwise good product! The handle could be larger
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on 14 October 2014
Very disapointed because the motion sensor only detects movement within 5 or 6 inches, so it was useless to provide a light to get out of bed with in the middle of the night. You'd have to have it so near to your feet that it would become a hazard to tripping over it. Discovered that it was a non-returnable item but Amazon got the supplier to agree to have it back provided it was fit for resale. But I found it very difficult indeed to repack it and tore the corner of the box. So I cannot now return it. Money down the drain.
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on 16 December 2012
Bought this to encourage my daughter to get up to the toilet during the night.It gives a subtle glow and is not too child-like in design.It is cleverly thought out,the looped shaped back is genius and useful.The sensors are very effective and overall this was a great buy with regards to effectiveness and superb value.Highly recommended.
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This product was a lot smaller than I initially thought it was going to be however it actually ended up being the perfect size, it's also very light and comfortable to hold.

Setting the product up is extremely simple, all you have to do is plug the charging dock into a socket, then slot the light into the dock, SIMPLE.

I tried the product in a very dark room, where I couldn't even see my own hand and the motion sensor picked it up perfectly fine. (I would recommend placing it somewhere easily reachable; for example next to your bed).

I wasn't sure whether the light would hurt my eyes when it's adjusted to the dark, but to my surprise it really doesn't! It's bright enough to let you see where you're going and your surroundings, but not bright enough to burn your retinas out, the light is kinda like when the moon is shining.

Once the light is off the charging dock it's not motion sensored, so if it fades out you can press the small button on the back of the light to turn it on and press it again if you want to turn it off.

Overall it's a good quality product from Phillips at a very reasonable price, it will be most useful to any household, especially people who have a fear of the dark and cannot walk over to switch the main light on, or if you generally want to walk around without disturbing other people. Top stars from me!
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on 10 February 2015
I use the Philips Guidelight LED Orientation Night Light for my wardrobe, slide the doors 'Light' I avoid disturbing the girlfriend. MAGIC. If you take the light off the power stand and walk with it but don't manage to get back to the unit, a wee button on the back will switch it off.
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