Today’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.
Sometimes 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.
Your 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:
Working under the hood of your car.
Early morning jogging or dog walking.
Plumbing work in the basement or under the sink.
Grilling at night.
Studying maps or playing games in the car without distracting the driver.
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!