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

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William K.
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Re: SnapRays Guidelight And what is the big advantage?
William K.   4/1/2014 4:08:02 PM
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Norm, I have been wondering about what the advantage of the switches and outlets using the single large rectangulat opening really is. The only one that I see is that it uses two screws, which, if the plate is removed for painting then paint gets into those screw holes and makes it hard to start the screws. So I wonder what other benefit is claimed. And I also wonder, given that sometimes the wires are alongside the outlets, how that situation is handled. Although it probably would fit 80% of the installations.

Norm
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Re: SnapRays Guidelight
Norm   4/1/2014 3:56:12 PM
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Neat idea, and an interesting method of connection.  I wonder if they are going to come out with a "Decora" version (the "modern" style with a single large rectangular hole for both outlets, and the mounting screws at the outer ends)?  Our entire house, like many others, is entirely Decora-style switches and outlets.  Retrofitting a "classic" style outlet just to add a "no-install" night light would be ironic, to say the least.

 

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Re: SnapRays Guidelight
William K.   3/31/2014 7:58:14 PM
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I really can't imagine a light that small and close to the floor being any problem, except for those who view everything as a problem. What I find quite interesting is the method of power connection. That would work in at least 80% of normal outlets and probably be a breaker-popping disaster in about 5% of the installations. I am certain that the folks who cross-thread lightbulbs will find a way to have a problem or three with it. There are a lot of maladroits making disasters out of almost everything.  BUT it certainly looks like a good idea from what little is shown.

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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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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: 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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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.

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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.

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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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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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