Night lights can be considered less user friendly for a number of reasons. They can be bulky, can heat up and pose a danger to children. They can easily break off and take up one of your sockets and sometime block the other. Sometimes, night lights can be just too damn bright – not allowing the person to get some optimum sleep.
Not surprisingly then, the Kickstarter funding campaign for an eco-friendlier and a much safer alternative has come up. It claims to save power as well as offer people in the room a good night’s sleep. They’re calling it the SnapRays Guidelight.
SnapRays happens to be a unique plug-n-play LED night light option for providing safety lighting in your home. It claims to be simple and quick to install on any standard outlet. So there’s no requirement to perform any wiring, or buy any more batteries either.
Plates purchased through the Kickstarter funding campaign cost about $12. This amount of money is a bit higher than normal lighting, of course. But guess what – based on the current schematics of electricity pricing, the SnapRays are going to cost you about 10 cents if you do the math.
The LEDs are built into outlet covers. These covers are virtually the same size as standard outlet covers. They include a built-in light sensor that automatically turns the lights on when the nearby area is dark, and back off again when the area is light.
The two projecting lights at the end are connected via the main electrical circuit board. So there is no need to attach any battery source, and it leaves both outlets free for other plugs. Creator Jeremy Smith designed it with a distinct focus on easy installation and operation.
Power extractors installed in inside are designed to slide into the electrical box and around the outlet receptacle, making contact with the sides of the outlet. This proprietary technology is what enables the device to extract power from the receptacle without having to hardwire, plug into or occupy an outlet.
The SnapRays system uses LED bulbs to project light downward at a 45-degree angle from the outlet cover. This can serve to illuminate hallways or rooms in your home without using a lot of electricity.
Although this has become a relatively older concept given that the SnapRays were launched in only in the US in around 2014, it is nonetheless imperative for us to understand the fact this method is incredibly power friendly and can be used instead of CFL or LED lights. Many of the Indian households are still using tungsten lights which not only consume more power but are also very dangerous to handle. The Indian government should therefore be more active and try to introduce this kind of equipment in India.