Category Archives: Lighting

Shower Wow and Star Shower – New Product Tuesday

Star Shower and Shower WowIt’s been quite a while since we abandoned the regular feature we called New Product Tuesday, but we’re bringing it back today to highlight two newly added products: Shower Wow and Star Shower. With the word Shower in both product names, what is it these two products have in common? The common attribute has nothing to do with plumbing — it’s light. Continue reading

Ascella Smart LED Light Bulb – New Product Tuesday

Ascella Smart LED Light Bulb and FlashlightLED light bulbs are growing more popular every day. Ascella claims to be the first and only SMART light bulb. Most people are aware of the advantages of LED lighting – low power consumption, extremely long life, cool-to-the-touch when lit. Ascella calls itself the first 3-in-1 light bulb, and performs a couple of tricks that ordinary light bulbs can’t match.

  1. Light Bulb. Ascella operates as an ordinary light bulb. Standard thread that screws into any standard light socket. Last 20,000 hours (over 18 years) and draws only 5 watts of electricity. That’s about 60 cents a year.
  2. Emergency lighting. Ascella has a built-in lithium-ion battery that charges while in use. It senses a power outage and comes on automatically to provide at least 3 hours of light when you need it most.
  3. Flashlight. Remove Ascella from the light fixture and use it as a flashlight. The base extends to form a handle for easy carrying.

Ascella is the most innovative household lighting product we’ve ever featured, providing savings, safety and security. It probably makes sense to install at least one of these innovative LED bulbs in every room of your home.

Olde Brooklyn Lantern – New Product Tuesday

Olde Brooklyn LED Lantern with DimmerOlde Brooklyn LanternYe Olde Brooklyn Lantern is a retro-styled LED lantern with dimming function. The 12 LED bulbs are claimed to last for 100,000 hours, but the commercial neglects to mention that it takes two ordinary D flashlight batteries to actually power the lantern. They should last quite a while.

We’re not sure why Telebrands chose to name this flashlight after Brooklyn rather than some other historic American city like Boston, Philadelphia or Baltimore. Pretty sure that naming it after Chicago would make people think of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, although this battery-operated LED light is always cool to the touch and could never start a fire like an old-fashioned kerosene lantern with an open flame.

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New Product Tuesday with InstaBulb

InstaBulb - The Stick Up Light BulbToday’s post is going live several hours later than normal because we experienced a multi-hour power outage this morning here at As Seen On TV Video. We could have used today’s new product to illuminate the dark corners of our powerless offices. The InstaBulb is a battery-powered LED light that looks like a conventional incandescent bulb. It even has a pull-string to turn the light on and off. Each InstaBulb comes with an adhesive-backed bracket that lets you install it anywhere, and the bulb is removable from the bracket so you can use it as a flashlight (or pretend you’re Uncle Fester).

Do you remember the Stick Up Bulb, heavily advertised several years ago by the same pitchman, Anthony “Sully’ Sullivan? Seems pretty much identical in looks and functionality to the InstaBulb. Is a product actually new just because you changed the name? No, but it’s still just as useful.

New Product Tuesday with Bright Light Pillow

Bright Light PillowMany children need a night light in the bedroom to feel secure. But what about a pillow embedded with 24 LED lights that constantly switch between five different colors? Will falling asleep clutching a Bright Light Pillow give a kid a soothing send-off to dreamland? Perhaps, but for me I’m pretty sure it would a fuel a nightmare of epic proportions.YMMV.

Since parents aren’t made of AA batteries, the Bright Light Pillow has been thoughtfully designed to shut itself off after 15 minutes. A quick squeeze and the pillow is activated for another quarter hour of rainbow brightness.

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Walmart Offers Free Shipping on As Seen on TV Products

Walmart has free shipping for holiday shopping

Love the convenience of online holiday shopping, but hate those horrid shipping costs? Now you can get your favorite As Seen On TV products shipped FREE… from Walmart.

Walmart has kicked off the holiday season early this year by getting rid of something all online shoppers hate: shipping costs. From now until December 20th, over 60,000 products can be purchased at and either shipped directly to your home or the nearest Walmart store for free. Even sweeter is that unlike certain popular online shopping sites, there is no minimum purchase or annual fee required for free shipping.

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New Product Tuesday with Switch N Light

Switch N Light As Seen On TVSometimes a product is so descriptively named, there’s not much more that needs to be said. Switch N Light is a battery-operated wireless switch and LED light you can stick up anywhere you need light. The switch works through walls and can be placed up to 20 feet away. You can even control multiple lights from one switch.

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New Product Tuesday with (I think I need a) Hug Light

Hug LightYour Savvy Shopper is going to be honest with you. I’ve reviewed hundreds of As Seen on TV products over the past few years. Many are useful and cool, but few get me all tingly in anticipation of how they could enhance my daily life. The new Hug Light is one that definitely makes the cut. It’s two LED lights (one focused and one wide beam) on either end of a foam-covered bendable steel alloy arm. You can coil the Hug Light into a stand-up lamp, wear it around your neck, or bend it around your wrist to put portable task lighting right where you need it. Here are the uses shown in the infomercial, and I’m sure you can think of many others:

  1. Working under the hood of your car.
  2. Early morning jogging or dog walking.
  3. Plumbing work in the basement or under the sink.
  4. Reading.
  5. Grilling at night.
  6. Studying maps or playing games in the car without distracting the driver.
  7. Roadside emergencies.
  8. Camping.

Oh, bendable, wearable source of light, what can’t you illuminate? I give Hug Light two thumbs up, because I can use it with both hands free!