Here is how the cover works. The bottom of the outlet cover has a light sensor so the lights won't go on during the day. At the very bottom are three LED lights that will go on when needed. The plug's two outlet are left open for regular usage. There is no special work needed to install a permanent light. Instead, the cover pulls in its power from the side screws already there in the outlet.
Installation is a breeze with just a handful of steps:
- Turn off power to outlet at breaker box to be safe
- Remove old outlet cover
- Put SnapPower cover in its place
- Turn power back on to outlet
Here's the outlet cover installed in our hallway with the lights on.
Turn off the lights, and here's how it looks in the dark. It is bright enough to make your way to the bathroom easily when illuminated.
The video from SnapPower presents a better picture of the whole nightlight reinvented product:
I like the product and found it a breeze to install. Supposedly, the light costs a dime to operate for a year, which I'm sure is cheaper than a regular nightlight. The fact that the replacement nightlight doesn't need to protrude out of the wall is another big plus as you won't be accidentally bumping into it.
The SnapPower Guidelights sell for $15 each and are discounted down to $12 each or $120 when purchased as a lot of 10. They're also available in white, light almond, and ivory, in two different shapes for different outlet types.
*Read my Disclosure