We can all use a little extra light on occasion. Even if you’ve lived in your home for years, there can still be a stray bag, dog toy, pile of LEGO, or something else waiting to trip you up or generally make walking more difficult in the dark. The OxyLED Smart Fridge Magnet Light offers a small, easy way to add some extra light wherever you need it, whether that’s on the fridge or somewhere else entirely. Keep reading to see how this small versatile light performs.
- Power Consumption: 0.5 W
- LED Quantity: 5 x LED
- Sensor Detection: Max 4m, 120 degrees angle
- Illumination Delay: 20S
- Working Mode: Auto/Constant ON
- Brightness Level: High/Low
- Dimension: 94 x 80 x 25mm
- Weight: 120g
What’s in the Box
- Semi-sphere LED Night Light
- Magnetic Base
- 3M Adhesive Tape
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- User Manual
The night light is comprised of the light itself and a magnetic dock. Both are made out of white plastic, but they both feel solid and well made. The dock is magnetic but also includes a 3M adhesive tape strip in case you’d like to attach the light somewhere non-magnetic. The dock is circular, with a circular indentation where the light sits.
The light itself is also circular, basically a ball that’s cut in half. The front of the light has a light blue plastic ring and a frosted plastic lens where the LEDs shine through. There are a total of five LEDs underneath the hood. Around the edge of the light are the controls for high/low beam, on/auto — for motion detection, and the microUSB charging input. Just below that is the OxyLED logo.
The light attaches to the dock magnetically as well. Though the light can be used independently of the dock, it seems the magnet in the light is a bit stronger than the magnet in the dock, so while you can remove the light from the dock to use as a flashlight, sometimes when you grab the light, the dock will come along for the ride.
The design works very well, and the circular light/dock allow for the light to be positioned and pointed in different directions as necessary.
Ease of Use
Once you’ve removed the light from the packaging, it can be as easy as simply attaching the dock and light to a magnetic surface — your refrigerator, for example — and setting the brightness and mode that you want to use. If you’d like to use a non-magnetic surface, you’ll need to apply the included 3M adhesive tape to the bottom of the dock, and then stick that to whatever surface you’d prefer to use.
Using the LED as a flashlight simply means flipping the mode to “on,” and then switching back to “auto” when you’re done. Otherwise, your night light really won’t need too much intervention at all.
The LED light does a great job of lighting up a room, even on the lower setting. I mentioned using the refrigerator as its home in the section above, which is what I’ve been doing. Plus, that’s kind of in the name of the light, but it’s not a hard and fast rule. This light provides plenty of illumination in not only my kitchen but the neighboring room as well. Using the light as a flashlight works equally well, with the five LEDs providing plenty of light on either of the brightness settings.
The motion detection is also pretty great. It obviously works if you’re in the same room or a few feet away, but I’ve had it kick on while I was in the next room, and at least 10-15 feet away. On the “auto” setting the light will turn on when it detects motion, and remain lit for 20 seconds. Any additional motion will keep the light lit as well.
OxyLED estimates that with regular usage, the internal battery will last for a month on a full charge. If you’re only using it as a motion detecting night light your results should be quite a lot higher. The LEDs are very efficient and don’t use a lot of power, so the rechargeable battery should last for quite some time without any issue. Once you do manage to kill the battery, just plug in using the included Micro-USB cable, or any other Micro-USB cable you’ve got lying around the house. Only the cable is included, so you’ll need your own charger, battery, or other source of USB power. A smaller red LED will turn on while the light is charging, which will be replaced by a green LED when charging is complete.
The regular price for the OxyLED Smart Fridge Magnet Light is $19.99 USD, which honestly isn’t too bad. You can, however, currently get this light on Amazon for $12.99 USD, which is a pretty great price for what you’re getting here. Nearly everybody could use a versatile motion detecting light that doubles as a flashlight somewhere around the house.
If you’ve ever found yourself cursing an unseen hazard while walking around in the dark, the OxyLED Smart Fridge Magnet Light could save you some discomfort. It’s small, bright, rechargeable, and priced right.
*We were sent a review sample of the OxyLED Smart Fridge Magnet Light for the purposes of this review.
Last Updated on March 22, 2017.