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A very handy and well thought out product for everyday life
on 23 October 2010
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.