Phone Line Powered 8 LED Lamp with Battery Bay - £2.20 Delivered from Dealextreme
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Phone Line Powered 8 LED Lamp with Battery Bay - £2.20 Delivered from Dealextreme

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Found 3rd Sep 2008
Powered solely by phone line - no battery is required
8 white LED lights
Optionally powered by 3x AAA batteries with detachable phone line
Great to be used as a night light

Has great reviews and what with electricity costing so much nowadays have this powered for FREE!!!

Ideal if your kids want the light on at night because they are scared of the dark, this will save you a fortune!

Current exchange rate with Paypal 1 GBP = 1.72877USD

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Original Poster

Can someone add a photo to the post as for some reason when i tried it stated invalid URL?
Thanks

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A good price but please read the reviews on DX first as it seems build quality might be an issue.

"One side note: in some occasions the lamp (switched on) seems to interfere with the caller ID feature. We are unsure of whether this applies to all phones or not."

"Cons: I was a little disappointed by the build quality mine was broken when I received it I could have RMA it but it was a easy fix."

"Cons: Has some problems on some phonelines.
Cant use AAA batteries when it has the phone line connector plugged in. The AAA batteries that came with it pretty much sucked and didn't even fit into the sockets correctly."

etc etc.

Hmm good price and good idea but am not sure how this would affect households that uses ADSL broadband.

Wouldn't using this device possibly constitute the offence of "Abstracting Electricity" If it is then probably very little chance of being caught but a quite poor risk/reward ratio if you were.

This could be used in the event of a power failure - the telephone lines stay live...

Original Poster

SunTzu;2882917

A good price but please read the reviews on DX first as it seems build … A good price but please read the reviews on DX first as it seems build quality might be an issue."One side note: in some occasions the lamp (switched on) seems to interfere with the caller ID feature. We are unsure of whether this applies to all phones or not.""Cons: I was a little disappointed by the build quality mine was broken when I received it I could have RMA it but it was a easy fix.""Cons: Has some problems on some phonelines.Cant use AAA batteries when it has the phone line connector plugged in. The AAA batteries that came with it pretty much sucked and didn't even fit into the sockets correctly."etc etc.



One side note: in some occasions the lamp (switched on) seems to interfere with the caller ID feature. We are unsure of whether this applies to all phones or not."

Not all people use caller ID and if you do disconnect the lamp through the day (when its not needed)............ at night plug it back in.


"Cons: I was a little disappointed by the build quality mine was broken when I received it I could have RMA it but it was a easy fix."

As stated in the review it was an 'easy fix'


Cant use AAA batteries when it has the phone line connector plugged in. The AAA batteries that came with it pretty much sucked and didn't even fit into the sockets correctly."

Why would you want to use AAA batteries when it is being powered for free via the phone line???? And if you get free batteries with it when it does arrive who cares if the are rubbish when you've paid peanuts for the light anyway?


Don't understand why you have pointed out these so called issues when they are so menial :?

HOT!!

Its two quid odds delivered and provides a light if the power companies start striking as tends to happen in recessions.

NOT certified for connection to UK exchange lines :whistling:

Geemac;3028028

NOT certified for connection to UK exchange lines :whistling:



Yes - you could really see them saying it was OK to use their power for free!!! :-D :-D :-D
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