Does the snappower guidelight live up to the hype?

Published By Nancy Thorne

1/16/2019

There is nothing more frustrating than stumbling in the dark or tripping over an object while trying to find your way to the bathroom or kitchen at night, a phenomenon known as “home night blindness.” Home night blindness is such a common problem that when SnapPower unveiled their GuideLight, customer orders went through the roof.Invented by an electrician, the SnapPower GuideLight has taken the market by storm selling over 2 million units to date. It has been featured on Forbes, GIZMODO, CNET, BUZZFEED, Better Homes and Gardens, and the Family Handyman and won the Best Indoor Living Product award by the National Association of Home Builders


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What is the guidelight?

Our SnapPower GuideLight is an LED night-light that provides beautiful ambient lighting. It is a uniquely designed outlet cover plate with a built-in LED light.


How does it work?

The GuideLight replaces your existing outlet cover with one that draws power from your outlet using two interior arms with metal contact plates on the back of the GuideLight. The insulated prongs contact the bottom side screw terminals on the sides of your outlet and draw the power to turn on three LEDs on the bottom of the plate.


Are they difficult to install?

It couldn’t be easier. You can install the SnapPower GuideLight yourself by removing your existing outlet cover and snapping on the SnapPower GuideLight cover and screw it back in using the same screws from your current outlet cover. No mounts, brackets, batteries or wires are required.


Where should you put your SnapPower Guidelight?

You can install the SnapPower GuideLight in any dark area over any existing decor or duplex style outlet cover. The GuideLight shines a pool of soft, warm light down the wall onto the floor or counter surface that is just bright enough to light a pathway to where you are going in your home.The GuideLight is available in white, ivory and light almond, so it easily blends in with your existing home décor.


Benefits of the snappower guidelight

Frees up Outlets

Unlike standard nightlights that plug into existing outlets, the SnapPower GuideLight installs over the existing outlet but leaves the outlets free for use by other electrical devices like hairdryers, shavers, etc. GuideLight’s LEDs are located at the bottom of the cover, so they don’t interfere with the outlets themselves.

Saves you Money

The SnapPower GuideLight cover plate is energy efficient and costs less than 10 cents per year to power even if it were left on all day. Minimal replacement costs as it lasts for 25 years.

Is Safety TESTED

The GuideLight is ETL approved and rated for 120V. It does not heat up like standard night-lights. The GuideLight is constructed of plastic and used LED lights. It does not have standard bulbs or glass for kids to burn and cut themselves on.

4,000 5-Star Reviews

With over 2 Million GuideLights sold, you can be confident that you're getting the best product on the market. SnapPower only manufactures high-quality, long lasting products.

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Slick, clean design, easy install, great service!

These are pretty great! Obviously, the key selling point is the ease of install, and it is indeed pretty clever. A monkey with a screwdriver could do it in about 30 seconds (excepting the outlet centering issue, which I'll get to). But the design goes beyond the clever means of connecting to power. Overall, it is very slick, clean, and looks exactly like any other faceplate on your wall (which it should!). The light sensor IS visible, but much less so than I expected. Once you're standing a few feet away, you don't even notice it. A friend of mine put a few of these in as well, and I didn't even notice until I was standing close enough to the panel to set it off.The light quality is also great! I generally like things dark at night, and have never particularly needed nightlights. I installed this in the kitchen, and was happy to find that it was just bright enough to make it easy to grab a glass of water, but also didn't make it appear as if the room was permanently lit up - the quality of the light keeps it from reflecting around and illuminating the whole room, and rather just adds enough visibility to the area to allow you to see things. Aesthetically the appearance of the three LEDs glowing downwards is very appealing, too.


GREAT PRODUCT - DOES WHAT IT SAYS, AND IS EASY

Installation was a snap (no pun intended for a Snap Power product). I had to jiggle the new cover slightly to get it to snap into place, but it went in nicely and felt firm even without the holding screw. Enough light at night to know where the furniture is and almost lights everything in the room. I bought 5 to begin with, and am now ordering 3 more. I have them in each hallway, on each side of the master bed and in the living room for when we turn off the last light in that room for the night. No more playing "light train" as I called it, having my wife turn on lights as she found them and me turning them back off as I followed on our way to bed each night. You wouldn't even know there is anything there - it looks just like the normal outlet cover. The 3 that I ordered just now are for the garage, guest bedroom and guest bathroom. ... Plus, I like to support independent ideas that people come up with. Great product, fills a need. Good job, whoever came up with this.

Great Product - Does what it says, and is easy

Installation was a snap (no pun intended for a Snap Power product). I had to jiggle the new cover slightly to get it to snap into place, but it went in nicely and felt firm even without the holding screw. Enough light at night to know where the furniture is and almost lights everything in the room. I bought 5 to begin with, and am now ordering 3 more. I have them in each hallway, on each side of the master bed and in the living room for when we turn off the last light in that room for the night. No more playing "light train" as I called it, having my wife turn on lights as she found them and me turning them back off as I followed on our way to bed each night. You wouldn't even know there is anything there - it looks just like the normal outlet cover. The 3 that I ordered just now are for the garage, guest bedroom and guest bathroom. ... Plus, I like to support independent ideas that people come up with. Great product, fills a need. Good job, whoever came up with this.



no electricians required


Removing your existing outlet cover and snap on the SnapPower GuideLight cover and screw it back in using the same screws from your current outlet cover. It does not require any mounts, brackets, batteries, wires or special tools. All you need to do is shut off the power at the breaker box, get a screwdriver, unscrew the current outlet cover, snap in the GuideLight, screw in back in and you’re done. What could be simpler than that?


Adds to any home decor style

The GuideLight is available in a variety of colors such as white, ivory and light almond, so it easily blends in with your current home décor. LED lights provide a soft, ambient, neutral, white light, which is easy on the eyes and provides sufficient light to allow you to see where you are walking.With the SnapPower GuideLight, you don’t have to worry about those ugly, bulky nightlights that plug into the outlet and protrude from the wall. The GuideLight fits right over the existing outlet and sits flush against the wall. It provides a sleek and attractive modern look to any area.


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The Original GuideLight

$12-15 /Unit

  • Installs in seconds, no wires no batteries

  • LEDs last up to 25+ years

  • Automatic On/Off

GuideLight 2 PLUS

$16-19 /Unit

  • Installs in seconds, no wires no batteries

  • LEDs last up to 25+ years

  • Automatic On/Off
  • Bright / Dim Settings
  • Softly Diffused Light bar
  • On / Off Switch

GuideLight 2 PLUS for GFCI

$16-19 /Unit

  • Installs in seconds, no wries no bateries

  • LEDs last up to 25+ years

  • Automatic On/Off
  • Bright / Dim Settings
  • Softly Diffused Light bar
  • On / Off Switch
  • Designed for GFCI Outlets