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LyfeLite is an LED light bulb with a built-in rechargeable battery. This bulb uses electricity like an ordinary bulb but is more energy efficient, and when the power goes out, it automatically detects the outage and switches over to battery use. Once it does so, it'll provide you with continuous illumination for six to eight hours at a time. You can either screw this bulb into an ordinary light socket or hang it up by using one of the clips included with each set.
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Before you turn on one of these LED bulbs, you'll need to screw one into the socket of an existing lamp, overhead light or wall light. Alternatively, you could also attach one of the clips included with each set of four bulbs to one of the bulbs, and hang the bulb up. Each clip has a hook and is called a power cap, and all you'll need to do is screw one of these to the bottom of one of your bulbs in order to attach it. Then, the bulb can hang in any place that'll accommodate a hook.
After your bulb is screwed into a light socket or is hanging from a hook, just use it as you would an ordinary light, turning it on and off when you need it. The only major difference will be that you'll still be able to do this when your electricity is temporarily out of order.
Each LyfeLite bulb is able to detect when the power has gone out due to the SmartChip technology inside, which functions like a mini-computer. After the chip inside sends a signal to the bulb that it cannot receive electricity, it'll start running through the use of its inner battery instead. However, once the power comes back on, the bulb will receive another signal and will switch back to electrical power, while simultaneously recharging the battery for the next time you need it.
This LED bulb is available in two different shades of white light, including Day Light, which offers a fairly cool glow, and Soft White, which provides a warmer glow. If you go with the former shade, each bulb will offer up 450 lumens of light, meaning that it'll be as bright as a 40-watt incandescent light bulb. On the other hand, if you choose the latter shade, you'll have a choice between 450 lumens and 800 lumens. An 800-lumen bulb is more powerful and will give off as much light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb.
Every LyfeLite bulb is expected to provide anyone with 10, 000 hours of light without burning out, which is many more hours of light than an incandescent bulb will provide before needing to be replaced. Even when being powered by just its battery, it'll run for up to eight continuous hours without getting dimmer.
Unlike some incandescent bulbs, this light bulb is shatterproof, so if you drop it, it'll probably work just as effectively as it would otherwise. That means you'll be able to carry it from room to room in the dark during a power outage, if needed, without worrying about stumbling and breaking it. Plus, if you don't screw yours to one of the included clips tightly enough and it falls down, it likely won't end up damaged.
These light bulbs commonly come in sets of four, although there are sets of eight available. In each set of four bulbs, you'll get two clips containing hooks that will enable you to hang the bulbs up on their own instead of screwing them into light sockets. You'll also be able to obtain the clips on their own if you need more.
LyfeLite bulbs promote safety since with one of them in your possession, you'll no longer have to stumble and fumble through your home in the dark when your power's out. Furthermore, if you bring one into an area that doesn't have power to begin with, such as an outdoor shed, you'll always have illumination to keep you safe in there, too. The same as during a power outage, the bulb will immediately sense that there's no power and will turn its own battery on with no action from you.
The battery within each LyfeLite bulb comes already built into it, so you won't have to worry about inserting it yourself—or taking it out when you want to power the bulb with electricity. As long as the chip inside is functioning properly, it'll always sense your lighting needs and cycle between battery power and electricity for you.
Regardless of whether the power's off or on, one of these bulbs will make a good reading lamp, due to its size and its ability to hang virtually anywhere. Its beam is bright enough to enable one person to see their chosen reading material clearly, but it isn't so bright that others around will find it blinding.
The SmartChip technology within each bulb is fairly complex, so it could malfunction, causing your bulb to drain its battery unnecessarily or stop giving off light altogether. If this were to happen, you'd probably need to take the bulb to a professional to be repaired—if that's even possible.
It's beneficial that the battery within will continue to power your bulb while you lack electricity, but it'll only do this for up to eight hours. If your power stays off for longer than that, you won't be able to recharge the bulb's battery and will need to find another light source. You may be able to get by this eight-hour limit by keeping more than one bulb on hand, but eventually, they'll all lose their charge.
It would be nice if this bulb could come in more shades besides white, but unfortunately, only the two shades of white mentioned above are available. Therefore, you won't be able to use it as a special holiday light, as you could if it gave off red or green (for Christmas) or orange (for Halloween) light.
This bulb will not only reduce your electricity bills, as it uses 80 percent less electricity than an incandescent bulb, it'll also reduce your need for certain supplies during power outages. You'll no longer need as many flashlights, set of batteries or candles as you normally would, as you'll be able to illuminate your home with one or more LyfeLite bulbs instead.
These light bulbs have been designed for use inside the home and other buildings as opposed to outdoors. While the bulbs are shatterproof, they aren't weatherproof, so they could get damaged if left outside on a rainy, windy, snowy or even excessively sunny day.
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