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Atomic Beam SunBlast Review: Does This Solar-Powered Light Work?

Atomic Beam SunBlast Review: Does This Solar-Powered Light Work?
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Atomic Beam SunBlast is a sturdy LED light that is powered by a solar-charged Lithium-ion battery. Does it really work? Here is my Atomic Beam SunBlast review.

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About Atomic Beam SunBlast

Atomic Beam SunBlast is a wide-angle LED light that features a solar-powered battery, a motion sensor, and an industrial-strength adhesive for mounting. The official product website is buysunblast.com, which was registered in November 2017. The screenshot below shows how the product website looked in February 2018.

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Claims & Features

  • Lights up the night
  • Battery powered (solar charged Lithium-ion battery)
  • 180-degree motion sensor with a 25-foot range
  • Solar powered LED flat-panels
  • Durable weatherproof manufacturing

Cost

Atomic Beam SunBlast costs $19.99 + $7.99 shipping for a total of $27.98. There is an optional double offer that costs $29.98 + $7.99 shipping for a total of $37.97. A deluxe version of Atomic Beam SunBlast with a brighter and clearer light and a lifetime guarantee costs $24.99 + $7.99 shipping for a total of $32.98. Two deluxe units and a bonus Atomic Beam Flashlight can be purchased for a total of $57.97. At the time of this writing, these offers are not available in stores.

Atomic Beam SunBlast Review

As Seen on TV marketers have had a long-term love affair with light-up products. In recent years we’ve seen such offerings as InstaBulb, Click a Color, Light Bulb Bug Zapper, Bulb on a Rope, Underlight, BreezeLite, Motion Brite, Mighty Brite Switch, LyfeLite, ZappLight, Flexi Lites, and Switch Brite. Moreover, there have been numerous products dug out of the attic and re-branded under the Atomic Beam name over the past year. Thus, today we have yet another light-up product under the Atomic Beam name, called Atomic Beam SunBlast.

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Atomic Beam SunBlast is a solar-powered motion-activated light. To use Atomic Beam SunBlast, you simply mount it on a south-facing location and allow it to charge in the sunlight. When the sun sets, the Atomic Beam SunBlast will turn on whenever it detects motion. It is ideal for a driveway or an outdoor doorway.

My experience with lights like this has been positive, although I’ve heard from readers and viewers on YouTube who have expressed varying levels of satisfaction with these types of products. I would expect most consumers to find Atomic Beam SunBlast to withstand rain, snow, cold, and heat. I’m also confident that the motion detection will work up to 25 feet away as advertised.

Where consumers may begin to develop differing opinions will probably be regarding the brightness of the light itself. When I’ve used lights like this, I knew going into it that a light powered by a solar-charged battery would not be as bright as those wired for electricity, or even those that use multiple batteries. Thus, its compact size relegates Atomic Beam SunBlast to a rather small lithium-ion battery that may not generate enough light to satisfy all consumers.

Another potential complaint is that of placement. You couldn’t, for example, mount this under an eave, inside your home, or anywhere with limited exposure to sunlight. I have a covered patio where such a light would be ideal, but without direct sunlight, it wouldn’t work. A south-facing exterior wall is optimal, but not all consumers will necessarily want to be stuck with that option. In my case, the front of my house does face south, so I have had good luck placing a light like this above my driveway.

Based on its November 2017 website registration date, I am under the assumption that Atomic Beam SunBlast is still being test marketed. In fact, there appears to be four Atomic Beam branded light-up products in the test marketing phase right now: Atomic Beam TapLight, Atomic Beam Dynamic Duo, Atomic Beam Light Angel, and Atomic Beam SunBlast. I would be surprised if all of these make it into full production. Will Atomic Beam SunBlast survive the test marketing phase? Only time will tell. Based on the popularity of EverBrite (discussed below), I believe Atomic Beam SunBlast has a strong chance to hit store shelves later in 2018.

Alternatives

You can find numerous solar-powered lights offering a similar design, such as this highly-rated 4-pack for $37 or this single unit with 48 LED lights for $20.

A discussion of Atomic Beam SunBlast would not be complete without mentioning EverBrite, a very similar product which has been on store shelves for well over a year. That item features a similar solar panel, motion detection, and mounting options. I mounted my EverBrite in October 2016 and it performed for 13 months until the internal battery died. You can see my full review of EverBrite in the embedded playlist below.

Below is a playlist which includes all of the “lighted” As Seen on TV products I have reviewed, starting with EverBrite.

Your Atomic Beam SunBlast Reviews

Have you used Atomic Beam SunBlast or something like it? Leave a comment below and a star rating above to let us know your thoughts.