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Gadget Freak Review: Wearable Device Reduces Migraines; LED Outlet Replacement

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Daniyal_Ali
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SnapRays Guidelight
Daniyal_Ali   3/28/2014 7:05:48 AM
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Thanks for sharing Lauren. The SnapRays Guidelight looks wonderful. Not only does it draw very less power (around 5 milliamps of current) but the lifespan of the LEDs is more than 25 years. No wonder they outdid their original goal of $12,000. A perfect example of how a uniquely designed and easy to install solution having a large lifetime with very less initial cost can get the consumers interested in the product without second thoughts

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Re: SnapRays Guidelight
Nancy Golden   3/28/2014 4:17:34 PM
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Oops Daniyal_Ali, I do have second thoughts. The one issue I see with the SnapRays Guidelight is that it operates off of a photosensor which is nice - but there is no way to turn it off if for some reason you wanted total darkness, unless you disassemble it - which would be inconvenient. Hopefully they will also expand the color spectrum that is available.

Daniyal_Ali
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Re: SnapRays Guidelight
Daniyal_Ali   3/29/2014 12:19:11 AM
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Oh, i never saw it from that perspective. But still, i don't think it's a light you want to turn off, unless you really are a darkness loving person which most of us aren't. Everyone needs small lights that are always ON in the homes, just to provide enough illumination to see things clearly. You can always choose to install them to the limited areas you do want to see lighten up at nights and leave the rest as it is.
But yes you are right, it's a very small detail but very useful and they should consider adding a tiny ON/OFF button in the upcoming models.

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Re: SnapRays Guidelight
Nancy Golden   3/29/2014 12:31:43 AM
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Scenario: You have several guests staying with you so the couch in the living room is being used as a bed. The SnapRays Guidelight in the hallway is positioned so that the person sleeping on the couch can see it. While falling asleep is not insurmountable, it is a mild annoyance to try to block out the light...and by the pictures the light is pretty bright.

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Re: SnapRays Guidelight
NadineJ   3/29/2014 8:48:50 PM
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I can see your point, Nancy.  I think if it's like a standard night light, it wouldn't be too disturbing.  Or, selective placement may be the best solution.  Putting them in the hallway and bathroom make sense. 

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Migranes and vertigo
NadineJ   3/30/2014 2:51:23 PM
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The numbers Cefaly posts are impressive.  The studies were double-blind but the latest is relatively small with only 2300 participants.

Migraines often induce vertigo.  I didn't see anything on their site about helping the second tier of severe symptoms migraine sufferers often have.

Daniyal_Ali
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Re: Migranes and vertigo
Daniyal_Ali   3/30/2014 3:49:28 PM
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I hear you NadineJ. I guess this device is made to focus more on reducing the number of attacks of migraine for the users and less on the actual curing of the symptoms. Furthermore they should formulate a method to make the sensations of Cefaly less painful, especially for the sensitive people.

Daniyal_Ali
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Re: SnapRays Guidelight
Daniyal_Ali   3/30/2014 3:55:25 PM
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Your concerns are valid Nancy. Though the socket height in most homes is very close to the ground and that is where these lights will be mostly installed. So even if a person is sleeping on the couch in a living room, the light should not be much of a problem. But yes, like i said in my earlier post, a small ON/OFF button doesn't hurt anyone and should be integrated.

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SnapRay
bpenfold   3/31/2014 11:59:50 AM
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SNAP RAY: I bought a similar product at Sam's Club (SC). They used to sell for 3 for $25. But it didn't sell well so it was knocked down to $10 for 3. The differences are: SC version can be installed over GFCI outlets; has an on-off switch (photo-electric sensor still included); is brighter (10 LEDs); has a 3-hour battery built in for power loss; do not need to turn off breaker when installing the plate; also has a 'dim' setting. I put these in my garage and now I can see everything in my garage at night w/o flipping on the garage lights and accidentally leaving them on all night. The drawback is the SC version leaves only one outlet open – which is fine for me. Since the brighter version with battery backup didn't sell well in SC I wonder if Snap Ray will sell.

-Barry

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Re: SnapRay
Pubudu   3/31/2014 1:28:31 PM
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Any way this is great informative news for me as a person who is suffering from a migraine.

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