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    Wednesday
    Mar152017

    The Giz Wiz Show 1614 for March 17th, 2017. Our 97th Independent Production. 

    Gadgets I showed on ABC's World News Now are here:

    http://gizwizbiz.squarespace.com/world-news-now-abc/

    Thanks to our wonderful Patreon supporters The Giz Wiz Show not only continues, but is heading toward the end of its 2nd year of independent production. If you'd like to support OMGchad & DickDe in our independent venture (we pay for everything ourselves, including travel) just click the Patreon link at the top of our show web page: http://www.gizwiz.tv/ You can also contribute just once via the PayPal link that's there too. And thank you for doing that! Our show wouldn't exist without our viewer's support.

    And now gadgets of the week!

    I Love My New LED Under Counter Lights. 

     I like the look of under counter lights and have used them for years. The only problem is that the normal 20 watt halogen bulb version burns hot and heats the under side of the cabinet they're connected to. That can dry out foods sitting in the cabinet right above them. And since I use them as night lights (to raid the refrigerator in the middle of the night), the bulbs burn out rather quickly. So when I saw the B-right Set of 3 LED Puck Lights on Amazon, I immediately bought a set, You get three puck lights which only consume 6 watts, or 2 watts per bulb. That's a 90% energy saving. Amazon says they're 3000K Warm White. The lamp body is made of very tech-looking aluminum material which conducts out the relatively low heat from the leds and prolongs the product's lifespan, which is rated at 50,000 hours. Installation was easy. Use the included screws to mount them or the 3M stickers which are also included. The kit includes 3 2W LED Puck Lights, 1 Power AC to 12 Volt DC Adapter with inline on/off switch, the Junction box, plus screws and 3M stickers. I paid $16.99; as of 3/16/17 they were $15.99.

     

    Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2mTwJd7

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/-t1BSLgGO3Q

     

    Another great find, thanks to an Amazon reviewer:

     

    Although the puck LED lights above are said to be non-dimmable, an Amazon reviewer found this clever 'in-line' dimmer. I bought one on Amazon for under $7.00 and it works great. It inserts right inline between the power cord and the LED's. It took just about 15 seconds to install. Just plug it in and your LED puck lights are dimmable.

     

    Amazon dimmer link: http://amzn.to/2mNscae 

     

    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1614

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