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LyfeLite Review: Emergency Light Bulb

LyfeLite Review: Emergency Light Bulb
4.2 (83.02%) 199 votes

LyfeLite is a LED light bulb with a built-in battery system that can run for 6-8 hours during an outage. Does it work? Read our LyfeLite review.

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About LyfeLite

LyfeLite is a LED emergency light bulb that can run for 6-8 hours during a power outage due to its built-in backup battery system. The product website is lyfelite.com, which was first registered in March 2016. The screen shot below shows how the product website looked in March 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Energy efficient LED bulb
  • Built-in backup battery system can run lights for 6-8 hours when electricity goes out
  • Screws into any standard light bulb socket
  • Backup battery charges while bulb is in use (8 hours to fully charge)
  • Intelligent design makes light switch still operational during an outage

Cost

A 4-pack of LyfeLite bulbs costs $29.95 + $14.95 shipping for a total of $44.90. They are available in daylight, soft light, or a combination of daylight & soft light. The current website special doubles the order for no additional shipping, so you get a total of 8 bulbs.

As of this writing, this offer is not available in stores.

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LyfeLite Review

LyfeLite looks like an ordinary light bulb, but upon closer inspection, it’s clear that this is anything but ordinary. LyfeLite is an emergency rechargeable light bulb, that will automatically engage when you lose power.

To use one of these 5W LED bulbs, you simply screw it into any light socket and use it the same as you would a normal bulb. While the bulb resides in the socket, it is also charging an included rechargeable battery. Thus, when your home loses power, the bulb senses the power loss and switches over to battery power, allowing you to have light for 6 to 8 hours.

Another feature of LyfeLite is that you can remove it from the socket and use it as a battery-powered light. This is achieved by means of an end cap with a hook that is placed over the end. The cap also has a switch that lets you engage the light. This function reminds me of previous As Seen on TV products such as Insta Bulb. You can hang your bulb with the included hook and use it for about 6 to 8 hours. When power is depleted, you can simply put it into any light socket and allow it to charge. Technically, you can swap lights out in this manner almost indefinitely.

Because LyfeLite is an LED light, it is cool to touch. Its plastic housing also means it is less likely to break or shatter, as common with ordinary light bulbs.

Overall, LyfeLite is packed with features and a worthy investment. Eight bulbs for $44.90 (including shipping) equates to about $5.61 per bulb, which is a pretty competitive price for a high-tech bulb like this.

If you are worried about power outages, or if they are common in your area, LyfeLite is worth serious consideration. I have friends in Puerto Rico, for example, who have almost daily power outages who would relish such an item. For me, where power outages may occur once a year, it probably isn’t as much of a necessity as it is just a cool gadget to have around the home.

Alternatives

It should come as no surprise that an idea as innovative as an emergency rechargeable light bulb would have other marketers jumping on the bandwagon. In fact, I can find products dating back several years that offer the same design. You can choose from quite a few emergency rechargeable light bulbs online, usually running about $8-$20 each.

The Ascella Emergency Light Bulb offers an interesting design that allows you to use it as a bulb or hold it like a flashlight.

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Your LyfeLite Reviews

What do you think of LyfeLite? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below and a star rating above.

  • Jeremy Bratz

    How much shelf life fully charged without use

  • m.

    just saw the ad on tv- seems like good investment- esp people who live in more remote areas- seniors- disabled etc. also thinking campers would find this useful as well- safer than lantern in tent/ around pets kids.

  • bro39

    I purchased 2 packs of these. I was a little disappointed in the duration of the light, as well as the customer service. Two of the lights are broken and do not have the battery, but work as dull regular bulbs. I guess it is safer than a candle, but will not last as long or shine as bright.. You may need about 10 of these to have some normal level of lighting.in a small room.