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Ainkin® Motion Detection Sensor Light Solar Powered 16 LEDs (950 mAh Battery, 2m Detection Range, 12 hours Runtime)- Weatherproof IP65 Wall lamps
Ainkin® Motion Detection Sensor Light Solar Powered 16 LEDs (950 mAh Battery, 2m Detection Range, 12 hours Runtime)- Weatherproof IP65 Wall lamps
Offered by Ainkin-uk
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bright pir-activated, solar powered lamp - one of the few lamps which switches on ONLY when a person is in its range, 31 July 2015
Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for a fair, honest and unbiased review. The supplier did not attempt to influence my opinions of the product or content of my review.

We love these solar-powered pir LED lamps and are gradually illuminating our entire garden with them so that, as we walk around in complete darkness, they illuminate as we pass then switch off again to avoid unnecessary illumination and conserve battery life.

After being packed in a retail box probably for several months, the lamp requires a good first charge by leaving it facing into direct sunlight then, in order to activate it, the supplied pin must be inserted into the On/OFF slot to switch it on. Thereafter, it charges via sunlight and switches on after dark when it detects movement via its internal pir detector an the 16 LEDs producing a clear, cold, blue'ish-white light which remains illuminated until the person detected moves out of its range. Unlike other lamps of a similar design, this does not have an external globe-ball pir motion detector. Nor does it remain illuminated when there is nobody in its detection range which means the garden isn't illuminated unecessarily and therefore the battery charge lasts longer. I wish all pir lamps were like this. The fact it only switches on when triggered also makes it ideal for use as a security lamp because it detects anyone in its range and can illuminate a would-be intruder.

Even in our north-facing rear garden the lamp has charged effectively during days of bright sunshine, cloud and even during 3 consecutive days of dull cloud and heavy rain (typical British July weather....) and during the July torrential downpours has proven to be completely weatherproof having tolerated sheeting rain from all angles. The clean, bright and blue'ish-white light is ideal for lighting the way as you approach, welcoming visitors, illuminating steps or hazards in the garden, providing light over a door so you can see the lock or for use as effective security lights which will effectively illuminate any unwanted prowlers.

I cannot fault these lights. They are weatherproof, robust, easy to fit (simply screw onto a shed/fence/post, over a door etc), secure, well-made, maintenance-free and, best of all, they cost nothing at all to run. Good lamps offering excellent performance and value for money. We will be ordering more.
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Idealeben® 200 Lumen Solar Powered Outdoor Lighting / LED Spotlight for Garden Pathway (Black, 6500K, 1 pcs)
Idealeben® 200 Lumen Solar Powered Outdoor Lighting / LED Spotlight for Garden Pathway (Black, 6500K, 1 pcs)
Offered by DerekGruppe
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bright, white solar-powered light which charges even in dull conditions, 31 July 2015
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We have been using this lamp in our north facing garden over the last week during which we have experienced several days of bright sunshine, some mixed days but also 3 consecutive days of dull cloud and heavy rain allowing us to give it a thorough testing. Despite not facing into bright sun (on the days when it is sunny), it is working really well and producing a bright light.

The lamp is supplied in in 3 sections -the lamp, solar panel and stake. The lamp and solar panel need to be fitted together using the supplied capped screw (no tools required) which takes about 2 minutes and then it's ready for use. Fitting is as simple as pushing the plastic stake into the ground, angling the adjustable solar panel to make the most of the sun, selecting the high or low switch setting on the reverse and then waiting until dark to see how well it performs.

There are two illumination settings, 'low' and 'high' in addition to an 'off' button. We have been surprised by just how bright the 4 LEDs are, even on the 'low' power setting which is still surprisingly bright. We have it in a flower border facing across our 30' wide garden and, even though it is facing north and in partial shade (optimum position is facing south into the sun), it produces a clean, bright white light which illuminates about 20' length and remains on from dust to dawn. It also charges in cloudy weather and is completely weatherproof, as tested by our July thundery and heavy rain-showers. Following a day of bright sun or mixed weather, it switched on around 10.30pm and shone throughout the night until dawn. After the 3 consecutive dull wet days, reminiscent of November, it switched on around 10pm then faded around 4-5am having only experienced a minimal charge on these days - yet still managed to charge in the dull weather which bodes well for the autumn and winter.

It's a good, simple, well-designed and well-built lamp providing good performance. An ideal purchase for illuminating your way, pathways, steps or simply illuminating a colourful floral display at night.

Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for a fair, honest and unbiased review. The supplier did not attempt to influence my opinions of the product or content of my review.
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[2015 Updated] OxyLED® Smart L120 Eye-care full spectrum LED Desk Lamp (5 light spectrums, 5 dimmable Level, 5V/1.1A USB Charging Port, safe touch Panel)
[2015 Updated] OxyLED® Smart L120 Eye-care full spectrum LED Desk Lamp (5 light spectrums, 5 dimmable Level, 5V/1.1A USB Charging Port, safe touch Panel)
Offered by Elecsmart
Price: £43.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly designed, superior quality desk lamp which is sure to impress, 31 July 2015
This is a simply but perfectly designed and high quality desk lamp which I don't think anyone could fail to be impressed by.

The lamp arrived very carefully packed in a tough protective box and assembly involved simply screwing the upright arm into the base, then it was ready for use.

On switching it on, the power lamp illuminates in red following which a colour tone is selected via touch-sensitive buttons which operate at the slightest and most gentle touch: the 'coffee' or relaxation mode produces a soft warm-white (3000K) light while the 'book' or study mode produces a brighter and cooler white light (6000K). Up and down touch-sensitive arrow buttons are then used to adjust the light intensity with five light levels within each of the two light tones, ie ten light variations in total. Only the slightest touch is needed and the user can simply glide a finger across the touchpad to adjust light levels.

Build quality excels with its ABS construction. The upright arm rotates 360 degrees within its base and can be tilted back to 90 degrees while the upper parallel light arm can adjust through 180 degrees to fold flat against the upright arm or fully extend upwards beyond it to ensure the light is directed to exactly where it is needed. The lamp head itself can be rotated by 340 degrees for complete versatility and to ensure the user's eyes are always protected from staring into the LED. The circular base is well designed - solid and sturdy with five non-slip foam-pads to prevent any damage to the surface it stands upon and it is completely stable.

In use it generates next to no heat (unlike halogen), does not buzz or flicker like fluorescent can and does not contribute towards headaches or eyestrain even in prolonged use. At its full power it uses only 9 watts and, while in use the USB port on its stem can recharge or power a phone, tablet or other USB device. Without any doubt, this is the perfect lamp for any use - hobbywork, reading, studying, computer work, just relaxing or for use as a warm, dim night-light.

It has exceeded my expectations and I would recommend the lamp with no hesitation.

Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for a fair, honest and unbiased review.
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Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Honeycomb
Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Honeycomb
Price: £41.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A superior quality product with superior performance to match, 31 July 2015
We've used several aroma diffusers in our home over the years but most tend to pump out a steady stream of aroma which, after a while, we become accustomed to and tend not to notice. This Jasmine diffuser is different - it offers an option to dispense at 20 minute intervals so the aroma can be smelled all the time.

It is a very easy diffuser to use. Simply fill to the line of the bowl with tap water, add a few drops of oil (must not be alcohol based), switch it on and diffusion can last up to 21 hours after which it switches off automatically.

Build quality and design is superb. It is created from smooth plastics and the base and lid fit together perfectly and the aroma is diffused in a fine wisp through the hole in the lid. Operation is almost silent making it ideal for use in the bedroom (we diffuse lavender oil) and the two tiny LED power-on and interval mode indicators are low-power so don't illuminate the room (although the diffuser could be turned around to face a wall).

There is absolutely nothing to critique about this diffuser from its design, stability, reliability, performance or appearance. My only slight niggle is the price which is double the price of all others I've used. However, it is also a superior quality, the longest-running and the only model to offer the interval-diffusing so I'm more than happy to pay the price for this.
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Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Black
Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Black
Price: £49.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superior quality product with superior performance to match, 31 July 2015
We've used several aroma diffusers in our home over the years but most tend to pump out a steady stream of aroma which, after a while, we become accustomed to and tend not to notice. This Jasmine diffuser is different - it offers an option to dispense at 20 minute intervals so the aroma can be smelled all the time.

It is a very easy diffuser to use. Simply fill to the line of the bowl with tap water, add a few drops of oil (must not be alcohol based), switch it on and diffusion can last up to 21 hours after which it switches off automatically.

Build quality and design is superb. It is created from smooth plastics and the base and lid fit together perfectly and the aroma is diffused in a fine wisp through the hole in the lid. Operation is almost silent making it ideal for use in the bedroom (we diffuse lavender oil) and the two tiny LED power-on and interval mode indicators are low-power so don't illuminate the room (although the diffuser could be turned around to face a wall).

There is absolutely nothing to critique about this diffuser from its design, stability, reliability, performance or appearance. My only slight niggle is the price which is double the price of all others I've used. However, it is also a superior quality, the longest-running and the only model to offer the interval-diffusing so I'm more than happy to pay the price for this.
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Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Metallic
Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Metallic
Price: £47.77

5.0 out of 5 stars A superior quality product with superior performance to match, 31 July 2015
We've used several aroma diffusers in our home over the years but most tend to pump out a steady stream of aroma which, after a while, we become accustomed to and tend not to notice. This Jasmine diffuser is different - it offers an option to dispense at 20 minute intervals so the aroma can be smelled all the time.

It is a very easy diffuser to use. Simply fill to the line of the bowl with tap water, add a few drops of oil (must not be alcohol based), switch it on and diffusion can last up to 21 hours after which it switches off automatically.

Build quality and design is superb. It is created from smooth plastics and the base and lid fit together perfectly and the aroma is diffused in a fine wisp through the hole in the lid. Operation is almost silent making it ideal for use in the bedroom (we diffuse lavender oil) and the two tiny LED power-on and interval mode indicators are low-power so don't illuminate the room (although the diffuser could be turned around to face a wall).

There is absolutely nothing to critique about this diffuser from its design, stability, reliability, performance or appearance. My only slight niggle is the price which is double the price of all others I've used. However, it is also a superior quality, the longest-running and the only model to offer the interval-diffusing so I'm more than happy to pay the price for this.
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Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, White
Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, White
Price: £47.77

5.0 out of 5 stars A superior quality product with superior performance to match., 31 July 2015
We've used several aroma diffusers in our home over the years but most tend to pump out a steady stream of aroma which, after a while, we become accustomed to and tend not to notice. This Jasmine diffuser is different - it offers an option to dispense at 20 minute intervals so the aroma can be smelled all the time.

It is a very easy diffuser to use. Simply fill to the line of the bowl with tap water, add a few drops of oil (must not be alcohol based), switch it on and diffusion can last up to 21 hours after which it switches off automatically.

Build quality and design is superb. It is created from smooth plastics and the base and lid fit together perfectly allowing the aroma to be diffused as a fine wisp through the hole in the lid (see photos). Operation is almost silent making it ideal for use in the bedroom (we diffuse lavender oil) and the two tiny LED power-on and interval mode indicators are low-power so don't illuminate the room (although the diffuser could be turned around to face a wall).

There is absolutely nothing to critique about this diffuser from its design, stability, reliability, performance or appearance. My only slight niggle is the price which is double the price of all others I've used. However, it is also a superior quality, the longest-running and the only model to offer the interval-diffusing so I'm more than happy to pay the price for this.
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Philips HX9044/26 Sonicare Adaptive Clean Brush Heads x 4
Philips HX9044/26 Sonicare Adaptive Clean Brush Heads x 4
Price: £30.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle but effective brush heads which adapt to the contours of your teeth and gumes, 31 July 2015
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I ordered these heads to replace the 'diamondcare' heads I've been using to date. I have no complaints at all with the latter which do an excellent job, as confirmed by my dentist, but having used these 'adaptive' heads for the last few weeks, I do prefer these.

Like all Sonicare brush heads, they snap firmly onto the brush handle and remain securely in place. The heads are shaped to fit over each individual tooth which brushed from either side or on the biting surface of the tooth itself. They give a surface a good clean removing all plaque but the longer side bristles also reach between the teeth and into crevices to loosen and remove plaque which is harder to reach and which a manual toothbrush would struggle with, while also being gentle on the gums.

The brush heads are not cheap at £30 for a pack of 4 but, to put it into perspective, each brush heads lasts genuinely for 3 months so a 4-packs lasts for a full year and £30 per year doesn't sound quite so expensive and is less than a dental check-up charge.


Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Berry
Stadler Form Jasmine Aroma Diffuser, Berry
Price: £47.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superior quality product with superior performance to match., 31 July 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
We've used several aroma diffusers in our home over the years but most tend to pump out a steady stream of aroma which, after a while, we become accustomed to and tend not to notice. This Jasmine diffuser is different - it offers an option to dispense at 20 minute intervals so the aroma can be smelled all the time.

It is a very easy diffuser to use. Simply fill to the line of the bowl with tap water, add a few drops of oil (must not be alcohol based), switch it on and diffusion can last up to 21 hours after which it switches off automatically.

Build quality and design is superb. It is created from smooth plastics and the base and lid fit together perfectly allowing the aroma to be diffused as a fine wisp through the hole in the lid (see photos). Operation is almost silent making it ideal for use in the bedroom (we diffuse lavender oil) and the two tiny LED power-on and interval mode indicators are low-power so don't illuminate the room (although the diffuser could be turned around to face a wall).

There is absolutely nothing to critique about this diffuser from its design, stability, reliability, performance or appearance. My only slight niggle is the price which is double the price of all others I've used. However, it is also a superior quality, the longest-running and the only model to offer the interval-diffusing so I'm more than happy to pay the price for this.
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(5 PACK Dimmable Day White)LOHAS 6Watt MR16 LED Bulbs, 50W Halogen Bulb Equivalent, 12 VAC/DC, 500lm, 120 Degree Beam Angle, 6000K, Spotlight, LED Light Bulbs[Energy Class A+]
(5 PACK Dimmable Day White)LOHAS 6Watt MR16 LED Bulbs, 50W Halogen Bulb Equivalent, 12 VAC/DC, 500lm, 120 Degree Beam Angle, 6000K, Spotlight, LED Light Bulbs[Energy Class A+]
Offered by LED-365BUY
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another great energy-saving, bright-light bulb from Lohas LED, 30 July 2015
I am currently changing over all the bulbs in our home from halogen and fluorescent to LED so was delighted to be asked by Lohas LED to test and review their latest MR16 LED bulb addition to their range.

I fitted this 50w bulb into my studio replacing earlier halogen bulbs which ran hot, generated heat and set the electricity meter spinning. In contrast, this bulb runs cold, generates no noticeable heat or warmth and yet produces the same amount of light (arguably slightly brighter) and with a power consumption of just 6W uses 88% less electricity to run leading to cheaper bills. Fitting took a matter of seconds and although the bulb is marginally smaller than the original (see photos), it fits perfectly in its place and produces a clear bright light with no humming or flickering and no need to change any electrical fittings.

Although the bulb is dimmable, I don't have the facility to test this but for any household with dimmable switches fitted then it's even better with potentially even greater power savings to be made.

Another fantastic, clean, bright, energy-saving bulb which I would recommend to anyone looking to reduce electricity bills without sacrificing light quality or performance.
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