SnapPower Safe Light by SnapPower is an easy to install wall replacement switch that not only childproofs but adds lights so you don’t need to take up one of the outlets with a nightlight. As a mom of a toddler, I increasingly found myself telling my son “no” when it came to power outlets. I remember childproofing with my first involved cumbersome outlet covers or the little white outlet covers you would remove just so you could vacuum and then stick back in. I knew that there had to be a better solution. At our house, in addition to needing to childproof, many of our outlets had nightlights plugged into at least one of the outlets. We have some pretty dark corners, especially at the bottom of the stairs. Other products in the lineup include switch plate covers for light switches
Installation was a snap – it took me more time to go downstairs and turn off the breaker than it did to install each of the three SnapPower Safe Lights. You simply switch off the power, remove the outlet cover, and then insert the new outlet cover which has metal prongs on each side. These prongs go inside the outlet and provide power for the LED guidelight at the bottom of the outlet. Not only are they childproof, but you gain an outlet back and nighttime lighting. Each outlet contains a sensor which turns the light on and off based on the light conditions or you can set it to high or low, and it costs mere pennies a day to use. It’s so much brighter than the previous blue nightlights we were using, but not too bright if my older son gets up during the night to use the bathroom.
We also tested the Snap Power Charger, which allows you to convert your outlet to a USB charger, without losing the outlet. We have a lot of tech in our house – and sometimes our home charging dock is full – or I might just want to plug in my iPhone if it’s running low on battery. Installation for this was simple as well – the outlet screw provides the connection to power with the power prongs providing power and you simply snap on the cover.
For purposes of the review – I have used both the SnapPower SafeLight and Snap Power USB Charger for over a month – and I honestly love them. I love that I don’t need to fiddle with plastic outlet covers if I need to do a quick vacuum of the playroom or worry about coming down the stairs in the dark. When I use the SnapPower SafeLight I simply insert the plug of whatever item I want to use,slide the outlet covers over and am on my way. When I am done, I unplug and don’t have to worry any longer about putting something else back into the outlet or fiddling with putting the cover back on.
The SnapPower Guidelight and SnapPower USB Charger work on standard outlets – they do not work with GFCI outlets due to the need for a reset button – so you can’t use them in the kitchen or bathrooms. I would love to see this in the future although I am sure it will require a redesign of some sort.
Overall, this has been a fantastic solution for night time lighting, childproofing and charging for our family. I love how easy it is to access my outlets now and don’t worry my toddler will see me removing one of the plastic outlet covers and try to do so himself potentially resulting in a hazard. Simple. Easy. A must have product in my home. Items can be purchased directly from SnapPower or via Amazon.
RRP of SnapPower Safe Light is $17.00 USD for a single or 10 for $140 USD.