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Philips 1.5 Watt Separated Extra Low Voltage LED C&hellip by Philips
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To start with, three key facts:

1) These are not security lights. They come on at dusk and they burn continuously until the battery runs out (around 4-5 hours after a sunny summer day; much less if its a rainy winter day). There is no motion sensor.

2) These lights are a fairly gentle 100 lumens each - that's the equivalent of a 10W filament lightbulb, although as these are LED, they only consume 1.5W each. They provide sufficient lighting for relaxing in the garden at night, and (perhaps surprisingly) are bright enough to read by, but they are by no stretch of the imagination bright. They are also a very warm yellowish colour, which is perfect for twilight use:… Read more
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse by Logitech
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good gaming mouse, 30 July 2014
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This must be the most comfortable gaming mouse I've used. There's a good thumb rest, very low to the desk surface, and my hand sits naturally on it. Like most gaming mice, its not suitable for people with carpal tunnel syndrome or for left-handed use. It is corded, not wireless, which I believe to be the right choice for gaming: you don't want wireless interference suddenly leaving you unable to move in mid-game.

The USD cord has a quality braided sleeve. It doesn't kink, and it seems like it will last for a good while. The box says the mouse will work for 250km, and the left/right buttons will survive at least 20 million clicks. Even for a League of Legends player (which… Read more
Philips 1.5 Watt LED Dusk Wall Lantern, Anthracite by Philips
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I've been meaning to fit lights in my back garden for a while. I was envisaging something that would let me sit outside in the evenings, that should give me enough light to have a drink and chat, a bit like some pub gardens have. I was put off by the need to run a power supply from the house, which would require armoured cable and drilling a hole through two thicknesses of stone.

Well, I'm pleased to say that technology has come up with a solution that makes it much easier to fit garden lighting, with no need for mains cables at all. The advances that made this possible are in the efficiency of solar panels, the effectiveness of rechargeable batteries and the quality of LED… Read more