7 Watt automatic nightlight (mains) £1 at Poundland -Guess how Much !
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7 Watt automatic nightlight (mains) £1 at Poundland -Guess how Much !

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Found 9th Jan 2014
Comes on when its dark and off when it gets light (bloody clever isn't it! ) Plugs into any socket . Only 7 watts so less than 0.1 p per hour at current electricity rates .Seen similar from £3-£10 but never just the quid .Ideal for a kiddies night light or just to put on the landing to save you kicking the dog on clandestine visits to the loo . Comments please on any other uses for this quids worth of illuminating technology .

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Original Poster

Bought one today ,couldn't resist for a pound ! No kids or dog so still trying to find a use for it .Suggestions please -And keep them clean ...ish !

wow hot

Good for a quid.

Will be buying one. Thanks, heat added.

Had one for ages. Use on the landing for the kiddies at nighttime (surprise, surprise). Great piece of kit

Have to admit this is a really useful light detects daylight/light and switches off automatically and turns on when u switch the lights off.. Great little light

hot

Been after some of these at a good price for a while now. No more tripping over the dog in the night!

Thanks!

7W!! That's a huge amount of power, what is it a flood light? Having 7W on all night will soon wipe out any savings you would make, a device like this be able to run using less than 1W.

emd

7W!! That's a huge amount of power, what is it a flood light? Having 7W … 7W!! That's a huge amount of power, what is it a flood light? Having 7W on all night will soon wipe out any savings you would make, a device like this be able to run using less than 1W.



Yes, if its an LED, which you'd never get for a £1!

Ussss

Yes, if its an LED, which you'd never get for a £1!



not true, LED is cheap! !

bought an led one from asda for £3 this morning. I've had the bulb ones before and if the bulb goes then it costs more to replace. The LED ones are more robust and will last longer.

I am guessing 100p!?

I have had one for about 2 months now, use it on the landing at night cant go wrong for £1.00 Bargain

probably prefer the led on for £3.60 as it looks better as well as being led, cpc.farnell.com/def…863

Great deal, voted hot! But it can't be 7w, probably a misprint for 0.7w.

50p?

bought 3 times in 4 months...its says keep upright... dont know for what reason...all 3 were off in few weeks..not worked for me..replacable bulbs are no available

emd

7W!! That's a huge amount of power, what is it a flood light? Having 7W … 7W!! That's a huge amount of power, what is it a flood light? Having 7W on all night will soon wipe out any savings you would make, a device like this be able to run using less than 1W.



/notsureifserious

You do realize that the old incandescent light bulbs use to come in 40W / 60W & 100W ratings ???

suniil

Great deal, voted hot! But it can't be 7w, probably a misprint for 0.7w.



Of course it could be 7W if it uses a CFL (fluorescent)
Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 10th Jan 2014

Been available for over 12 months. Same in Poundworld and 99p stores too. Decent buy. I have a couple.

yuvi11

bought 3 times in 4 months...its says keep upright... dont know for what … bought 3 times in 4 months...its says keep upright... dont know for what reason...all 3 were off in few weeks..not worked for me..replacable bulbs are no available


It says keep upright because that relatively huge amount of power it wastes is turned into heat, which has to escape by convection. Install it the wrong way round and it will melt or shorten the life of the electronics.

Leftfield_2k2

/notsureifseriousYou do realize that the old incandescent light bulbs use … /notsureifseriousYou do realize that the old incandescent light bulbs use to come in 40W / 60W & 100W ratings ???


You do realise this is a night light which is designed to produce a gentle glow, or you'd well, leave the main light on!

/notsureifclueless

pibpob

You do realise this is a night light which is designed to produce a … You do realise this is a night light which is designed to produce a gentle glow, or you'd well, leave the main light on!/notsureifclueless



7W CFL doesn't give off a massive amount of lumens/light, even less so if it's being defused by a plastic cover.
That said I do agree that it's better to pay a couple of quid more and get a decent LED one as not only will it be significantly cheaper to run it's MTBF will also be significantly higher if this is indeed a CFL bulb in this device.

Original Poster

We're talking 7 Watts here not 7 kw ! Not going to blow a hole through the ozone layer or through your pocket .

rogparki

We're talking 7 Watts here not 7 kw ! Not going to blow a hole through … We're talking 7 Watts here not 7 kw ! Not going to blow a hole through the ozone layer or through your pocket .


We're talking foolish purchase: this will cost about £4 a year to run - more than the difference between it and an LED, and this probably won't even last a year (bulb non-replaceable).

Original Poster

You've obviously got one then to be so knowledgeable ? Bulb is standard mini thread 7 watt easily obtainable .Running costs could be up to £4 a year for using every single night and if you haven't got Economy 7 ,more likely closer to £2 on normal use, doubt if you'd notice on the average £1200 dual fuel bill . Not the best thing since sliced bread but for a quid whose moaning -Oh you are !

Edited by: "rogparki" 10th Jan 2014

I can only go on what people have said on this thread - that it's non-replaceable. So, instead add the cost and hassle of replacement bulbs. Most people don't have Economy 7, and what a strange piece of logic to say you "won't notice it" on the bill, while in the same breath you praise it because of its cost!
Edited by: "pibpob" 10th Jan 2014

Its a quid and uses a little amount of energy...why the big fuss about running costs and 'hassles' of maintaining it?

Original Poster

Meathotukdeals

Its a quid and uses a little amount of energy...why the big fuss about … Its a quid and uses a little amount of energy...why the big fuss about running costs and 'hassles' of maintaining it?


That's what I thought too -some people like to have a moan about anything.

When I first mentioned that I thought it was using a lot of power I just wanted to make people aware that it was not very efficient. I do work in electronics so have a good knowledge of the technology involved, using LED's a nightlight would use around 10 times less power.

Although the costs are not great they would probably wipe out any savings you did make on the purchase in a year or two and this is a forum about saving money after all.

But my biggest problem with it is that it is just wasteful! There are probably tens of thousands of these nightlights and that adds up to a lot of wasted energy very quickly. I am no green crusader but I don't like to see waste and there are people buying this thinking that it uses very little power when in fact it is using ten times what it needs to. Ignorant comments like "it's only a quid" miss the point.

Edited by: "emd" 11th Jan 2014

And "moaning" is a very lazy criticism of anyone who you disagree with.
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