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#217296 - 06/14/16 12:08 PM Outlet Cover with Led Light.
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I come across this SnapPower Duplex Guidelight online looks cool, did anyone used them before?

I'm think of getting a couple of them but I need your advice.

any experience.
http://www.lowvoltagesupply.com/product-p/qs01-sr-101.htm


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#217297 - 06/14/16 01:03 PM Re: Outlet Cover with Led Light. [Re: calvi]
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Interesting!
I like the tabs on the sides (H&N)
Don't see any mention of UL or any NRTL at the link.
I wonder if you can trip an AFCI when you install it??
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#217301 - 06/14/16 03:44 PM Re: Outlet Cover with Led Light. [Re: calvi]
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I'd like to find out a lot more about this before I would think about installing any.
I am very concerned about tabs that sit on top of the screws as a power connection.
This could also cause switched receptacles to act weird and cause shorts in installations with a metal box.
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#217303 - 06/14/16 06:09 PM Re: Outlet Cover with Led Light. [Re: calvi]
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They claim UL listing, but their web site looks to be pure marketing BS. That's unfortunate, as it undermines their credibility.

I like the idea; I don't like the price.

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#217310 - 06/15/16 09:03 PM Re: Outlet Cover with Led Light. [Re: calvi]
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Registered: 11/04/05
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That would be a fairly simple circuit to come up with and I doubt that it would cause an AFCI trip.
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#217331 - 06/21/16 03:58 AM Re: Outlet Cover with Led Light. [Re: calvi]
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Hey, guys...
I found a picture of one of these that shows the UL label.

I still don't like the connection method but at least we now know that UL has seen these things.
http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2015/10/16...e-charger/#gref
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#217333 - 06/21/16 11:43 AM Re: Outlet Cover with Led Light. [Re: calvi]
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Well those LEDs are obviously super-low power so I don't see much of a risk. We've had isolation transformer shaver outlets that supplied up to 20 VA with a near-identical setup for decades without problems. The wires are connected to spring-terminals in the box and the actual socket with transformer just snaps in and is fixed with two screws.

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