Updated On: Jan 08 2014 10:47:01 PM CST
Are you looking to shed some light on some dark corners in and around your home, but you don't want to deal with re-wiring? There could be a simple, inexpensive solution.
Doris Dick emailed and asked us to test the "Light Angel." This LED light is supposed to be motion-activated. And, it claims you can stick it almost anywhere.
Doris thought it would work well in her coat closet. Without the light on in her front room, Doris can't tell if she's reaching for her coat... or one of her husband's jackets.
“I accidentally put on one because I couldn't tell. I thought it was this one, which is close to the same color,” Doris said.
That's why she wanted us to test the "Light Angel." You can buy them at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $12.99 each.
We get to work, removing the battery cover and installing four double-A batteries. Next, we stick-on the mounting tape. After turning the switch to the "on" position, it's time for our test. We turn-off the room's light, because “Light Angel” says it only works in the dark. Doris opens the closet door.
"Oh, it works. Look, I can see the clothes,” Doris said.
Doris makes sure the "Light Angel" pivots and spins, as promised.
"Then I can get it exactly where I want it,” Doris said.
Doris has another dark corner of her house. But it's outside, near her trash cans.
We tried sticking the “Light Angel” on the brick wall. But it didn’t stick. Instead, we sat it on a trash can to see if it would work outside.
With the "Light Angel" turned on, Doris walks around the corner to try to activate the motion sensor.
"There it went,” Doris said.
Does it work?
"It does work. It does work,” Doris said.
Doris said if she wanted to use the "Light Angel" outside permanently, she would find another way to mount it. If you look at the back of the "Light Angel,” there are holes. So you could mount it with screws.
We also tested when the device turned itself off. Once it stops sensing motion, it automatically goes off about 60 seconds later.
Doris sent us an update, after using the “Light Angel” lights for a week. She says both lights are still working. However, the light is blue, not white like it shows in the commercial. And, she said it's a direct beam... the light doesn’t light-up the surrounding area.