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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Nice night light for driveway or deck

    posted by NielV on 01/25/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    It has a nice colour for along the edge of our driveway or along our deck. It is covered with a waterproof gel and should last some time. I've still got to check it for how good the waterproofing is, but looks okay.
    Cons:
    It requires 15V for running at the rated power of 60W (labelled 72W), not 12V. At 12V it is about 20W. At 14V it is running a...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice glow

    posted by NielV on 01/04/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    It has a nice glow and is ideal for use as safety strip on stairs.
    Cons:
    It can get crushed during shipping as the packaging is just a bubble bag. It should be shipped in better packaging with some c...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Kids love it!

    posted by NielV on 06/07/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    It has a really sharp blade which slices through hard vegetables with no problem. It is much larger than expected (yes, I know, dimensions are on the listing) and will have no trouble with most items except perhaps English Cucumber.
    Cons:
    None at all unless you are concerned about sharp blades.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 2
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Suitable to replace room light

    posted by NielV on 05/18/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Very nice light. It is made from a number of LEDs as can be seen in the pictures. The circuit board is labelled Osram so might be a very good design. The power supply looks good. It is 310mA and output around 24V to 44V. It is properly sealed and potted...
    Cons:
    Still a bit expensive for only 12W, LED lights should cost below $20. The only real con is that you have to screw the front met...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Wow, amazingly bright!

    posted by NielV on 05/18/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Wow, this thing is amazing. One of them will light up your whole living room without adding any lens. Just use it as is (add a heatsink though). Certainly can be used for stage lighting, which is what I bought it for. It produces a clean white light. The ...
    Cons:
    A bit too expensive, but still a good product.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Suitable as up counter or down counter

    posted by NielV on 05/18/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    This timer can count up or count down. Someone mentioned it resets after stopped for a while, but mine does not which is good for me. Our kids get only 1h computer/TV time per day, so they use the timer to see how much computer/TV they have used. Being a...
    Cons:
    Yes, the word SET should be SEC. It is not perfectly assembled, but suitable. Appropriate for price, however I would pay sligh...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Cheap and nasty, does the job for LEDs

    posted by NielV on 05/18/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    This converts light fitting, ideal for low poer lights that does not get warm. It does the job.
    Cons:
    Be prepared to tweak it a bit. The contacts are made from soft metal which deforms easily, you need to bend it for a tight fit...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Great kitchen bench lighting

    posted by NielV on 05/18/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Really nice item, prefer it far above 05256 except that it is not waterproof. This one is much brighter, and useful warm light. Ideal for linking a few over a kitchen counter workbench, mounted underneath cupboards. The metal blends in well with any decor....
    Cons:
    Solder is not the best, but I'll touch it up anyway. Just a con if you are not used to soldering electronics. Would be nice if...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very nice, especially for a workbench

    posted by NielV on 05/18/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Very nice strip, it is really bright. One is suitable to illuminate a workbench about 1.5m wide. Nice warm light. The metal construction was a surprise, it has a heatsink strip on the back and front. Still needs to be mounted to additional heatsinking, ...
    Cons:
    Can't find any cons.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice floodlight

    posted by NielV on 05/18/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    This reflector was purchased for 50W LED 42135. This is a trial for making a stage light, and if it does not do the job then a garden security light. I got this lens because it is not the normal round torch lens, it it shaped for a wide angle flood light....
    Cons:
    The only down side is I have to deform the lens slightly for the pegs to reach, but this probably helps with a tight fit.
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