Da Mare could use this to point out cracks in the infrastructure at Wrigley Field. You, having a forgiving nature, will resist the urge to point out cracks in da mayor's infrastructure. You will, of course, use it to point out chimney cracks to the tuck-pointer, a cracked limb to the tree-trimmer, and the crack in your profit picture during a slide presentation. You can do all that and much, much more with the bright light from this 5mW green laser pointer. It's an unbelievable tool. If you need a laser pointer that seems to go on forever and is so strong that you can actually see the beam in the dark, it will be the best low-cost investment you ever made. Or the coolest high-end toy. The 532nm Class IIIa light is 5-5/8" long x 1/2" dia, with (2) "AAA" batteries (included), a momentary-on switch, pocket clip, and case. An absolute necessity for construction, surveying, warehousing, inspection and other large sites. And for playing in the dark.
The illumination oxymoron: bulbs don’t need to be bulbous in a world of LEDs. These LED bulbs from Philips have a traditional bulb profile but are 1” wide when turned sideways and still cast a 360-degree light. Draw just 10.5W but shine a 60W equivalent. 800 lumens with a 2700K color temp, which is “warm white.” Standard medium base and yes, they’re dimmable.UL.
Call it a gonzo version of our best work-light, this 4-5/8" x 2-1/4" x 1" cigarette-pack-size light has (60) white LEDs in a 3" x 1-1/2" window with a bright mode and a way brighter mode that would blind a turkey vulture, plus (4) more for a standard flashlight mode. Includes a flip-out easel, hook and a disc magnet. Comes with (3) "AAA"s.
Or garage, or hallway--anywhere that’s wireless in the bad sense. CJ calls this “another retina scorcher” from iZoom® because of the brightness of the COB lights. Fixture measures 3" x 4" x 13/16" in white plastic with a big rocker switch that activates the 1” white COB LED in its center. Powered by (4) “AAA”s, included. Mounts via self-adhesive hook-and-loop pads or the pair of little disc magnets on the back.
This pocket-sized mini-flashlight has (9) 405nm ultraviolet LEDs and myriad uses, from checking U.S. currency to working the door at your ultra-hip downtown clubs, spotting radiator and transmission fluid leaks, mineral identification, and (yes, it's true) locating lost scorpions in the dark. Measures approx 3-3/4" long x 1-1/8" dia with knurled sections so you won't lose your grip, and a wrist strap in case you do. You supply (3) "AAA" batteries and the scorpions.
But here’s a nightlight for your driveway or backyard anyway! By iZoom®, and direct from the late-night infomercials, this solar-powered light has (8) white COB LEDs across its face and a rechargeable lithium battery inside. It’s motion and light-sensitive, and shines brighter when it senses motion . Measures 4-1/2" x 3-3/8" x 1-3/4" and comes with a self-adhesive pad on the back, plus screws and mollies. You supply the darkness. Sells for $12.95 at a popular home retailer.
Might be the brightest nightlight in sight. From iZOOM, it’s a faux light switch, 4” x 3” x 3/4” thick, with two blindingly bright COB LED strips flanking a toggle switch. Comes with (4) “AAA”s, and mounts with included self-adhesive hook and loop fasteners, a pair of embedded disc magnets or the (2) keyed mounting slots.
This toggle switchplate light from iZoom® has (4) 2” long white COB LED elements to throw 480 lumens, enough to light a hallway, closet, staircase, bathroom--anyplace where you don’t want to curse the darkness. In white plastic, it measures 4-7/8" x 3-3/4" x 1" with a keyed mounting slot, (2) small magnets, or (2) pieces of double-sided tape as mounting alternatives. Includes a quartet of “AAA” batteries.
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