Let there be Light – iTLTL’s Creative LED Desk Lamp & Night Light

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Lighting is an important feature for any home. I’m not talking about just regular overhead lighting, or even regular table lamps. One should always be prepared for emergencies, or just plain unplugged, fun. This Creative LED Desk Lamp & Night Light from iTLTL, fits into that category. This portable light can be used both plugged in, or plug free. It arrives with a USB power cord. So, first thing, charge it up. You will have to provide your own adapter.

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You can use it plugged in, or without, once it’s charged up. It doesn’t take long to charge enough to use it without the USB cord. I received the pale yellow lamp, but they have it in all white, too. It is such a simple light to operate, but it is very useful. I was a tad skeptical when I first pulled it out of the box. It seemed too lightweight, which was equivalent to being cheap, in my mind. I was quite wrong, and I am happy I was. With this light being so lightweight, it can easily be used for camping. If you used your own clip or cord, you could easily hang this from a tree, or from your tent. I weighed the lamp, and it only weighs 0.4lbs. One pound equals 16 ounces, so this light only weighs 6.4 ounces. Definitely light enough to pack out with. Another lightweight aspect of this light, is the power it uses. It only uses 2W of power. You really can’t go wrong with LEDs nowadays.

This light does not get hot to the touch when in use, at all. So, it is safe to have around your children and pets. This is a 3-function light. You can have the base illuminate like a lantern. You can use it as a desk type lamp, and you can dim the light to your desired brightness, in both settings. On the top of the light, there is a turn nob. You just turn it to your desired brightness, that’s it. When used as a lamp, just unhook, and pull up the arm. There is a diffuser on the LEDs, so it is eye friendly. This part gets only slightly warm to the touch. The head of the lamp is actually the light source for the entire light. When the arm is in the down position, the LED side rests flat against the body, which is the lantern portion. It illuminates the entire base as the lantern, when turned on. This design is what keeps it so lightweight, and portable. On the lowest setting the light can last around 40 hours on one charge.

My youngest has a real fear when it comes to the dark. So, we like to be prepared in our home for any power outages. We also, always, travel with a backup light source. We have been in a hotel before, where the power went out for a bit. Boy, did those backup light sources come in handy for us. This one will definitely be one we take on vacation this year. I love that it can stand on its’ own as both a lantern, and a desk lamp. It really makes it so much more useable than a regular flashlight. The neck of the lamp is very bendable, so you can really position task oriented light, really well. But, since it clips into the base firmly, it then becomes a great handle to both hang it, and carry it from. We are overall, realy pleased with this product.

If you would like to purchase this product, it is available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJ5GMV4

I received this as a sample, but all opinions are honest and my own.

Power for all of your needs. – Surge Pro Stores’ NtonPower Power Strip.

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My home and my family operate on electronics. It’s not avoidable nowadays either. I even homeschool, which makes electronic devices necessary. Even though we actually have a home phone still, lol, almost all of us have a smart phone and tablet. My youngest wishes he had a smart phone but that isn’t happening, lol. We already have and use one multiport charging device that had a tablet holder with it. They are so handy to have and use. So, I was excited to find this one from NtonPower, sold by the Surge Pro Store. This unit is smaller, and more convenient to use than my other one. It has a stand that runs the entire length of the unit. It can fit one table or a couple phones, easily. This charging/power unit has three 3 prong outlets and 3 USB outlets on it. Now, with the USB ports, there is a maximum 2.4A fast charging speed for each port, but the catch is there is a 3A in total output. So, if you have Android products like me, you can only really charge one item at a time. My Note 5 and my tablet really need the 2.4 to charge at more than a trickle. My tablets and phones, in my home, have no trouble charging one at a time. Most IPhones’ charge at less than that speed. Now, using the actual 3 prong outlets, while using the USB ports at the same time, does not slow down the USB ports, or interfere with the outlets. Even after being fully in use for a few days straight, my unit is still completely cool to the touch. I even had it lying flat on the carpet, with all my initial testing. It still stayed nice and cool. I’ve had many a USB charge get hot, but I’ve had no issues with this one. Size wise, this dock station measures out at 18.5” long, 3” wide and 1 ½” tall, at it’s tallest point. The wire stands out about another 1” before it really is fully bendable to turn whichever way you need it to. Now, here is a spec, direct from the seller: “Built-in intelligent IC module that auto detects and distributes optimal USB output for your devices, which offers full-round overload, overcharge outlets protections.” Remember, when reading that, that they translated that into English. There is no reset button, only an on/off switch. This station has a regular 3 prong US plug on it.

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Product Specification

-Power Rating:1875W, (125V 15A)

-USB Input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

-USB Output: 5V2.4A Max Per Port, 3A 15W

Package Contents

– 1 x MSP-3A3U

– 1 x User Manual

– 1 x Guarantee Card

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Overall, this unit functions very well. The only con for me, is the minimal output all together for the three USB ports. Since I have only been using one port at a time, the charging speed has been there, which is great. This unit is great for a desk set up/work station. I can set up the tablet, charge my phone, and have my computer running at the same time. It’s perfect for that, and it’s perfect for someone like my son. He can use his tablet, while working and playing on his laptop. The tablet, phone stand capability is great for charging, and for using it as a stand. The unit is made out of a thick plastic, and there are 4 silicone feet on the underside, which helps keep it from sliding on a table. The cord is 5ft long, so you can easily plug it in, and set it up on your desk. You won’t have to worry about skype calls on your tablet since you can keep it plugged in while in use. My son skypes his friends all the time, so this, again, is very useful for him. We are very happy with this product overall. The only thing we would change is the USB output overall for the three ports.

This product is available here for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZXJ9RZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Fast charging, baby! – Topgreener’s TU1152QC3 Quick Charge 3.0 USB Charger Outlet 2 Fast Ports

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Electricity is pretty much the life blood of people nowadays. Nothing runs without power. Our electronics have evolved so much over the years, and we really haven’t updated our homes and offices, to keep up. It’s not always convenient to plug in adapters. It’s aesthetically not pretty to look at. They can be bulky, and knocked out the outlet easily. I also experience a lot of issues with a lot of fast charging adapters. I have them burn out a lot, and/or they get really hot to the touch, while in use. I have other outlets from this company, and they are really nice. My husband is a commercial electrician, so he is picky about the outlets we install and use. He really likes their products as well. This particular outlet is one of their newer ones. It is the first “In-Wall Qualcomm® Certified Quick Charge 3.0 USB charger featuring up to 4X faster Charging to Enabled Devices”. That’s impressive, and I feel assured going into a new product, seeing that certification. This particular outlet actually arrives with three different colored face plates. The white cover arrives installed on the unit, and a separate beige, and black cover, are individually wrapped in the box. A surprise to me, was that this time, they included a micro USB cord with this outlet. We just use android devices, so we love that. But then, most items, other than phones and tablets, use micro USBs to charge as well. This particular outlet has 1 – 3 prong plug outlet, and 2 –   2.4Amp max output, according to the devices’ power needs, ports. It will not over charge your item, as well as give it more power than it needs. It has smart charging as well as fast charging abilities.

We installed this outlet in our kitchen that’s being renovated. Kitchen areas tend to be a hub, for most families. It’s nice to be able to just plug in charge. Our devices link up right away with this outlet. With their included cord, or our other Samsung fast charger cords, it actually comes up on our phones as Fast Charging. It is most definitely a fast charger. We can charge our phones from almost dead, to full, in about 30-40 minutes. A task, which normally takes at least two hours on regular chargers. Our phones actually tell you when you have real fast charging going on. So, I most definitely believe their claims on this outlet. This outlet is a normal install. It sits a little deeper than some basic outlets, but most boxes are sized to accept these larger ones. It sits 1 ½” deep. It can also be installed in a GFCI outlet too. It can be tricky to remove their faceplates. There is a little indent on the end of the plate. You can place a butter knife, or flat head screwdriver, into this area, and pop it off, if needed. We used the white plate that came installed on it. Now, you do need to supply your own Cover plate for this outlet. They can be found easily at your local hardware store. We went with a stainless steel one for this outlet. This 15A outlet is also tamper proof in case you have little children. Some can’t resist trying to push things into outlets. So, no worries with this one. Overall, this is a great working product. It is reliable and made well. It was easy to install and supplies actual fast charging, as described.

I received this, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – TOPGREENER TU1152QC3 Quick Charge 3.0 USB Charger Outlet 2 Fast Ports for LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10, Iphones, Ipad, Tablet |Qualcomm Certified

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L8448CM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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A great way to be prepared. – BHBody’s Keychain USB Rechargeable Mini Necklace LED Flashlight.

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My family is big into being prepared. It amazes me how many people do not have the basic items in their home, that can help them and their families in an emergency. From my past experience as a nurse, and in life in general, I can say that a lot of emergencies involve the lights going out, or occurring at night. I believe that you should have at least one flashlight per person, in your home, and extras for company, or flashlight failure. We have several different types per person, in our home. This particular flashlight necklace from BHBody is so unique. I love how it has entered the preparedness arena. People wear neck knives, and tools, and now we can add a stunning looking necklace flashlight. My guys love the look. I, as a female, absolutely love the look. It is a great size at 1 ¾”, it’s an easy size to wear. The chain and flashlight are made out of titanium alloy materials. I think the chain is stainless, but I’m not positive. The chain is a 26” chain, and slips right over my head. That is my personal measurement. So, there’s a great chance you won’t have to undo it to put it on and off. That is highly convenient. The length of the chain, also allows you to use the light, without removing it from your neck. Obviously, that won’t be convenient for everything, but it’s a great option. This is a twist on light to, which is quick and silent, in case you need to be silent. Just twist it clockwise to turn it on, and counter clockwise to turn it off. When the light starts to get weak, just plug it into your micro USB, and let it be. It will not overcharge, and there is an LED light that goes from red to green, once it’s fully charged. It took about 30 minutes for my light to charge. You need to supply your own micro USB. Now, the charging port is located under the top of the flashlight. Unscrew it like you are turning it off, but keep on turning until it comes off completely. You will see the micro USB port on the side of the light. This is pretty bright for a tiny light. It puts off 130 lumens of a bright, white light. I love LEDs. They are so much more user friendly. No poisonous chemicals to deal with. They do not break easily when you drop the light, and they last soooo much longer than regular bulbs as well. This LED is a CREE-XP-G2 LED, and is rated for up to 50,000 hours. No matter how many times I see a lifespan of a LED, it always impresses me. I am a bit of a LED nut, lol. What I also find impressive, is that this tiny light is also a dual mode light. It actually has low and high. High is the 130 lumens. When you start to turn the cap to turn it on, it will first reach low mode, and when you keep turning, you will reach the high mode. You can’t miss it. It has an IPX8 waterproof rating, which means that it is water resistant up to 2M, and has an impact resistance rating of 1.5m. So, this means you can use this light in the rain, and if you drop it from standing, it will be fine and dandy. The internal rechargeable battery is an 10180 Li battery. They state that you can change out the battery when it finally goes. The LED will last longer than the battery. I have dropped the light and ran the light under the faucet. I have had no issues with it. I absolutely love it. It would make a great gift, as it even comes in a fancy gift box, that looks just like a jewelry gift box. You do have the option of putting it on your key ring as well, so it’s not stuck as a necklace only. It’s quite the handy and usable flashlight. I really love it.

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – BHBody’s BINGONE WUBEN Keychain USB Rechargeable Mini Necklace LED Flashlights Torch Gift Box.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HYXBB7G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In wall outletsModernize your home with Top Greener’s Enerlites 6200048 24W 4.8A Ultra High-Speed 4-Port Smart USB Charger In-Wall Outlet.

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I am not new to Top Greener’s electrical products. We use them and really like their reliable and durable quality. My husband is a commercial electrician, and he is very happy with these products. We even went online and did price checks against their products, and equivalent products from our local big box stores. They can really hold their own in the market, and with several products in their line, were a lot less money. This particular product, really brings your home into the modern age. Our home is run by electronics. We use them throughout our daily lives, as do most families. I have charging hubs everywhere, lol. So, when I can install an outlet like this, and alleviate the over usage of hubs everywhere, sign me up. My husband got so excited when he saw this particular outlet. He immediately blurted out that this was perfect for a kitchen. And he’s right. I think installing it by the kitchen counter is a perfect location. You can have an electrician either swap it out or add it next to a regular outlet already installed. This is a 24W 4.8A smart charging USB outlet hub. You can actually plug in 4 USBs at the same time, and it does not slow this baby down. You really get great charging speed with this outlet. They even include two plate covers with this product. A flat one with no screw holes, and the traditional one we are all used too. This outlet will sit a little deeper than your average outlet, but you shouldn’t have any issues. The depth into the wall is 1 ½”. It arrives with the newer styled top plate attached. Just use a flat top screwdriver to separate them. The have a little pictograph attach to it telling you to do so. The first time I tried this with a new plug, I thought I was going to break it, lol, but you won’t.  Being a smart charger, it can detect what your particular product needs, and it will only deliver that much. I can charge my tablets and my smart phones with ease. You can charge up batteries for your camera and more from these. Whatever you charge from USB can be charged from this outlet. This is a regular UL listed outlet and accepts #14-#12 AWG wire. It’s an easy swap out if you have up to date wiring in your home. They even include great, easy instructions to follow, if needed. Quality wise, this is a very well made unit. I love the modern look, but I also like the option of having a regular plate with it. That is perfect if you want it to match up with a nearby outlet. The charging is quick and reliable. We are really happy with this product.

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Top Greener’s Enerlites 6200048 24W 4.8A Ultra High-Speed 4-Port Smart USB Charger In-Wall Outlet , Two Wall Plates Included, White.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I5DII8O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The perfect way to laptop, tablet, and Phone. – DBroths’ Ivation Multi-Angle Folding Laptop & Tablet Stand Ventilated Adjustable-Ergonomic Desk.

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This is really an interesting piece. It is not only a lap desk, but it is also a tablet and phone stand. It has a built in power bank, and comes with a detachable LED light. So, if you are using this to be lazy, lol, you can be lazy for longer, since you don’t have to get up to charge your phone. This desk has an internal 13,200mAh battery. That is a lot of backup power. You can charge 2 tablets and 2 phones fully on this thing. It’s not the fastest charging device, but it is right on track with the other power banks that we have. I went from 73% to 100% charge on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in approx. 45 minutes. The power bank section did not get hot to the touch while charging either. There are 4 little blue LED lights that go on while you are charging. The 4 lights mean it has a full charge. 3 lights mean 75% battery. 2 lights mean 50% battery. 1 light means 25% battery. It’s a great visual to see where you are at. The include the cord to charge the power bank. It is a micro USB cord, which is easy to replace if you lose or break it. Cords do not last forever. I like how they include an LED light with this stand as well. Makes it easy to read with. It’s a long slender light, and can be a little top heavy. It sits just fine in place, when you take the time to position it. It runs off an USB. This table has 2 USB ports on it to charge from and use. So, you will still have an open USB port while using the light. The table folds down to 11 ¼” x 12 5/8”. When closed up like this it is only 2” wide at its widest point, which is pretty impressive. It will easily fit in your backpack, which is very convenient. The stand opens easily. It doesn’t have any locks to open, just pull to separate, and it opens up. Then, just pull up the legs to open it as a stand. Go toward the center crease, and pull open from that side of the legs. Now, place on a solid surface. This is where you will notice the only con of this set up. There is no lock to keep it open. It will fold in half easily, lol. If you need to carry it open, just carry it with a hand on each end, to keep it open. No that you have it open, it can be used in so many ways. You can use it for your laptop, serving tray, whatever you need. Built in are two stands that can accommodate books, tablets, and your all needed smart phone. The two USB ports are located on the top surface. The way that this stand closes leaves the power bank accessible for charging and use, which is awesome. My stand has been performing really well. I haven’t had any technical issues. It arrived in perfect condition with no imperfections. I have really good luck with Ivation products, and this stand has not let me or my expectations down.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – DBroths’ Ivation Multi-Angle Folding Laptop & Tablet Stand Ventilated Adjustable-Ergonomic Desk, Rechargeable Built-In Power Bank with 2 USB Ports & Reading Lamp.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HS5QP94/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Update your outlets with TOPGREENER’s TU1152QC Quick Charge 2.0 Dual USB Charger Outlet, 36W,15A TR Tamper Resistant.

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Is your home taken over by electronics! I know our home is. I love that we can update our outlets now too. We already have multiport USB adapters all over the house. It is so much nicer to be able to just plug into a wall outlet! So much less clutter, and bulk wires running everywhere. What’s really impressive about this outlet, is that it is the world’s first in your wall double Qualcomm Certified quick charge 2.0 USB outlet. That’s pretty impressive. I need that too. We have larger Android based phones, and they need this power to charge quickly. Our tablets are even pickier, and this outlet is perfect for them. Now, I really wish I had more. I really like TopGreener outlets. This is not our first. The products are made well, and work perfectly. They have been very reliable, and the company is great to work with. I will be moving soon, and will be installing this outlet in my new home. I am taking it with me, lol.

This outlet is made well, and met the expectations we had, having already owned TopGreener outlets. The instruction pamphlet included is easy to follow as well. It comes with interchangeable face plates. It arrives with the white one already on it. But, the also include an Ivory one, and a Black one. To take it off, you place a flat head screwdriver to the side of it, and slowly pry it off. The Dual USB ports each reach 18 Wats output: 2.4A/5VDC, 2A/9VDC, 1.5A/12VDC. Pretty impressive, huh!? They really do charge a lot faster than regular USB ports. They are also Smart ports as well. It is not going to overcharge your item. You can charge your IOS products on here as well, without worry. It is also a temper resistant outlet, so you don’t have to worry about your little ones sticking something into the outlet, and hurting themselves. It is deeper than your regular outlet. It is 1 ½” deep. Most people won’t have issues, but you can check your desired outlet before ordering. You can install this in a GFCI outlet, too. Qualcomm outlets charge up to 75% faster. You really do get spoiled by that. To top it off, they even give a 2 year warranty with this outlet. I highly recommend it.

I was afforded the opportunity to review TOPGREENER’s TU1152QC Quick Charge 2.0 Dual USB Charger Outlet, 36W,15A TR Tamper Resistant, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/TOPGREENER-TU1152QC-Charger-Samsung-Resistant/dp/B01F4HBFHA?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage