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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 (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!