@xterraguy I bought these before so now I understand the metal swivel ball/magnet mount thing and it does work very well. However because of this it’s not really possible for it to carry power through the mount. I’d say you have to try these to appreciate the trade-off in movement and attach/detachability (you can even use as a flashlight if you want). But yes need to plug in with a cable to charge, or can leave it connected always in a permanent setup.
@xterraguy This is much less of a furniture lamp permanently hooked up in one spot to a wall and more like a flashlight that happens to have an attachable base. I got one a while back and it’s honestly pretty convenient that isn’t constantly anchored to a power cord. It works great for various projects if I need to light something up but don’t want to devote a hand to holding the flashlight the entire time, or for reading a book for a few minutes at my computer desk instead of moving to the couch, etc. I find myself swapping between hand-held mode vs. mounted mode all the time, and it would indeed be difficult to get a powered connection between the two components.
I got these a while back; they’re actually kind of neat. They don’t hold a charge all that long, but they’re bright and conveniently small.
Funny - ALL the things I’ve been tempted to get have been light of some sort! Call me Diogenes??
@apocalypse I don’t know, I haven’t had that happen! @gwrankin I don’t use them primarily for the flashlight; they’re just convenient for small spaces like the table where I cut fabric for patchwork pieces.
@apocalypse@Kyeh No these don’t do the power-fail thing but there are plenty of other plug-in devices that do. These have the advantage of not NEEDING the power to be connected all the time. And in the case I mentioned (using in an RV that is without plug-in power for hours or days at a time), I like the ability of having them available for me to choose to turn on/off with or without power connected.
I also used one with the desk stand (but placed it on the floor next to my living room chair) and it provided good background illumination but if I wanted to I could grab it off the magnet and use it to temporarily shine more light on something I was working on, without needing it to be plugged-in to the USB cord.
@Kyeh I agree that they’re pretty cool and, unfortunately don’t hold a charge for very long. I’ve got a few altogether so I can keep them in rotation, but was considering getting another pair of black ones. Alas, like last time, whites-only.
I got these earlier this year and I liked them so ordering again. The magnetic mounting system is pretty cool
and you get both a desk stand and a wall-mount thing both of which give you full swivel function. Yes there is a cable hanging off of the light for charging unless you remove the light for charging and place it back on the mount when charged .
I intended to use 1 or 2 in my camper (RV) to replace old incandescent-bulb versions. And when running on a charge they won’t even use my RV battery until I plug them in to a USB-C charger when I have power or from my truck. They’ll easily run many hours on a charge but haven’t measured how much.
My one complaint is that it is just a touch sensor for control, with nothing you can feel with your finger. So you need to grab around helplessly, or else grab it and turn it while looking at it to find out where the on/off control is. This seems to be a trend in Chinese LED lights which are otherwise often very good except for this invisible-touch on/off with no tactile button thing.