OxyLED T-04 Motion Sensor Night Light REVIEW Don’t judge the book by its cover.
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As a father of three, boys aged 8 and 5 and girl 2 aged years old, I am concerned about night time treks to the bathroom. In fact, I have turned to motion activated lights, specifically to decrease the risks for falling or stepping on that random Hot Wheel or Lego. I bet any of you with small children have had that ire-inducing moment that you have “Lego” imprinted upon your foot.
So far I have tested and enjoyed the smaller offerings from OxyLED. I have received the OxyLED T-04, which is the big brother of their motion lights. The product packaging is not much to talk about and likely would not garner a second look. The packaging is a plain cardboard brown with stenciled wording. The front promises 25 Super-bright LED, motion-activated status, and a rechargeable system. Opening the packaging you will find a 15 3/4″ long by 1 7/16″ wide by 7/16″ thick motion light, 4 mounting screws, 2 pieces of 3M tape (2 3/4″ by 3/4″ and 1 5/8″ by 1 3/16″), 1 bracket, 1 wall plate, 1 user manual. To the right of the nightlight is a 3″ long detachable section, which is the power source for the device. Removing the section, you will notice a hidden USB dongle, which plugs into the light. Additionally, this USB-A dongle will plug into any standard USB-A outlet to charge (3 hours).
After the three hour charge time, plug the USB charger into the light. At first, I was disappointed as it did not illuminate. I turned off the lights in my room and it did not illuminate. I turned to the manual and, under section three, read about the on/off/auto switch. As the device is shipped, the on/off switch is hidden by the bracket. Slide the bracket off and you will notice the on/off/auto toggle. Turn the switch to on and you will get a light that will illuminate continuously for at least 6 hours. I turned it on at midnight and it was still going strong when I left for work at 6 am. Turn the device to off and there will be no illumination. In auto mode, you will get the benefit of the 10foot, 120 degrees PIR sensor. Additionally, the light sensor will only illuminate in low to no light situations. You can expect continual light, with continued motion or the light will turn off after 20 seconds of inactivity. The product is rechargeable and does not require any batteries. This is really a powerful feature of the device. Simply detach the LiPo battery pack from the main body, recharge it for 3 hours and then replace it with the light for repeated 25 LED illumination.
The strength of the device is in the multiple, and versatile, options for mounting. The company could have provided only a few options and this would have been acceptable. However, they chose to include a total of five different mounting options. This drastically includes the uses for the device. If there is a location that you want the device permanently mounted, place the two pieces of 3M tape onto the long light only and place it where you desire. Do not place the tape on the battery pack as this will eliminate your ability to charge the light. Located underneath the on/off/auto toggle is a recessed/hidden hang tab, which is designed to hang on a nail. Initially, you may think that this would put the sensor too high. However, the 120 degree, 10 foot, range, essentially negates this concern. This works well on pegboard, in shops or simply on a nail in a cupboard. This allows for semi-permanent mounting, with the ability to easily move the device, when desired.
The included wallplate is an “I” shaped device. You can mount this with the included screws in horizontal or vertical position. Additionally, there are screw holes in the sidewall of the plastic, which allows for mounting outward from a doorjamb or corner. The wall plate has clips that attach into a groove on the light. This allows the light to slide up and down the wall plate. You can adjust the light to the position of your choosing. The included bracket has #2 screw holes in the back, which will allow you to mount the light horizontally or vertically. Simply slide the light into the bracket and enjoy a permanent placement. Lastly, my favorite options are the included magnets on the back of the light and the battery pack. The magnets are strong enough to attach to my front door in either vertical or horizontal position. Attach the device to your door, to a refrigerator, or to your toolbox. There is one additional and really cool use of this light. The magnets will attach to the metal inside your car. Use this light as a neat portable, rechargeable work light. that was recommended by my wife.
The 25 LEDs provide 100 lumen of light, which seems to be the perfect amount of light to prevent injuries. The coloration is a pleasing daylight-like color versus the yellow coloration of many of the lights I have tested. This light is perfect for home, for camping, for your mechanic needs or for your motorhome. It is so versatile that you can charge it via wall power, or if off grid by a USB backup battery. I placed this under the lip of my sink (it is not waterproof) and it provides enough light to completely illuminate my kitchen. This would easily provide enough light for a tent. Place the device inside your Craftsman toolbox drawer for motion light. Never strain to see inside the drawers again. You cannot ask for a better portable light source, one that is rechargeable and has LEDs that should last 50,000 hours. The variety of mounting options ensure that this device should be in my home. I absolutely love the magnets, the ability to have a bracket in a few different places for whatever lighting need you may require. The motion sensors are reactive. The only criticism that I found is that the light may not illuminate when you want, as the light sensor is very sensitive to ambient light. I happily rate this device at 5/5 stars and is now one of my favorite motion LED lights.
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Originally published at macsources.com on May 17, 2017.