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    Jul152017

    Helpful Gadgets You May Not Know About That I Showed On World News Now.

    If you missed the spot on air, it's here: http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/top-underrated-gadgets-summer-48695588  

     

    NEVER FUMBLE AROUND IN THE DARK AGAIN

     

    Someone recently showed me one of this LED light switches and I thought it was worthwhile enough to talk about on the show. I bought two of them on Amazon, branded the Aid & Prep Battery Operated Lights. This looks like a thick light switch, but it only turns on the LED's that are inside the switch! So no electrician needed. These are ideal for use as a closet light, emergency light or even to mount down low on a wall so young kids can easy turn them on or off. You could even use it as a short-term work like for fixing things in dark places, like under the sink. Batteries included, but not necessarily batteries that aren't dead, (One of my two units had working batteries, the other didn't.) So you can have light where you need it, this (advertised as NEW) version has magnets on the back as well as Velcro tape (which I didn't test - I put mine on a metal door) There are slots in the back also so you can hang the switch on a wall with screw (not included.)

     

    Watch this week's show is see a second version of the switch called the Tech Tools Night Light. It's works the same, but it's not nearly as bright. It might be good to light a room while you find the wired light switch to turn on. Even though LED's use very little power I don't think you want to leave this on all night as a regular night light. They're also 2 for $9.99 on Amazon, and Amazon Prime as of 7/15/17.

     

    Giz Wiz Video I did on these LED light switches: https://youtu.be/1buWNrqJN5Q

     

    Amazon Link: Battery Operated Closet Light (Brighter One) - http://amzn.to/2uv2BK6

     

    In the video of this week's show you'll see me demonstrate a much dimmer version of the battery operated light switch. Some people might actually like that better. It's also powered by three AAA batteries which are not included. That one is here - 2 for $9.99 as of 7/15/17

     

    TechTools Night Light (Less Bright One.) http://amzn.to/2sd5M7H  

     

    And the brightest LED Switch I bought? Nebo. Uses 3AAA (not 2) and is just a bit more 2 for $12.97 as of 7/15/17 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tuBmKs 

     

    Giz Wiz Links. Pay the same as everyone else, Giz Wiz Biz gets a small credit to buy more stuff for the show.

    And thanks if you decide to do that.

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