Light in the Bathroom and a GIVEAWAY!

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Guys…I have a confession to make. I have terrible eyesight. And by terrible…I mean I’m almost legally blind. Let’s just say that when I go to the eye doctor, and they tell you to read the lowest line on the chart..I can only ever kinda see the large “E” that is gigantic on the very top. Yep, it’s that bad. You wouldn’t know about my terrible eyesight, specifically because I wear contacts 99% of the time. But at night right before bedtime, I always throw on my glasses.

Nightstand-StylingI keep my glasses on my dresser right next to the bed, and I feel around to find them each morning or if I’m getting up in the middle of the night. If I don’t find them (which happens pretty often) then I do a slow shuffle to the bathroom with my arms out in front of me and I grope the wall to find the light switch. Not to mention, we have 1,000 pillows for our bed, all of which cover the floor and my path to said bathroom. Pretty dangerous way to start each morning, right?

Master-BathroomBut things got a little less dangerous around here…thanks to a cool new product I tried out. The company SnapPower contacted us about doing a review of their SnapRays Guidelights. Essentially they’re like nightlights…but the light is hardwired right into the outlet cover. At first, we were a little hesitant. I mean neither of us have kids, and automatically you kinda think night lights = children…right? But after chatting with the SnapPower team, and watching this video about the product, we knew we had to try out this product ourselves.

2-Snap-PowerHonestly, it’s pretty freakin’ sweet. It’s like a traditional outlet cover and it requires no wires or batteries. The cover plate is equipped with LEDs to provide light in the dark, while keeping both outlets open and available to use. The Guidelights also have a light sensor that automatically turns the lights on in the dark, and off in the light. No clapping necessary. You can order the colors (white, light almond, or ivory) and the style (duplex or decor) that your home needs. Since our apartment is super wonky, we needed both the circular and the square kinds.


The metal parts on the back (“power extractors”) snap around the electrical outlet receptacle (okay we just now realized why it’s called “SnapPower”…duh!), and touch the screws located on the sides of the outlet. Power is pulled from the outlet directly to the 3 LED lights…that’s how the lights go on!

It takes hardly any time to install. All you need is a screwdriver to take off your outlet cover and replace it with the Guidelight. I installed on in our master bathroom, and when the lights are on you have absolutely no idea that anything is different in here.  It looks and works just like my old outlet cover. Snap-Power-Outlet-CoverSnap-PowerDark-Bathroom-Snap-Power

But the moment you turn the lights off, those 3 little lights turn right on! It’s pretty amazing and provides a nice little glow in there. Lights-Off-Snap-Power-OnSnap-Power-Lights-OnI’ve been loving the addition of this light. I’m still blind without my glasses/contacts, but having a small light guide me in the darkness makes my mornings a little less dangerous. No more blindly trying to find the light switch on the bathroom wall for me!


Now the lovely team at SnapPower generously decided that they wanted our readers to get in on the Guidelight action! We’re giving away a 5 pack of Guidelights (a $70 retail value) right here on our site. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. You can earn extra entries by following DIY Playbook and Snap Power on social media, but everyone must leave a comment and tell us where you’re in desperate need of a SnapPower SnapRays Guidelight. Dark bathroom? Kid’s room? Closet? We want to hear!

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  • Jitka CheshireCatnip Sainte

    Wow! I need these in our bathrooms, neither of which have windows. The kitchen, too, since apparently I’m the only one who can find the light switch. What a great idea!

    • haha we feel your pain! Always hard to find those darn light switches!

  • Stephanie Cooper

    I need these in our entry. Currently, we have a traditional night light; this would be a major improvement!!

  • Stephanie

    I always walk into our floor lamp on my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night…always. I blame it on small NYC apartments and no light in our hallway! These are a great idea.

    • We feel ya Stephanie! No more bumps and bruises in the night with this!

  • Laura

    I would use them in my bathroom!

  • Rachel Uhrig

    In the kitchen would be perfect for when I have to get up and it’s still dark to take the dog out.

    • That sounds like the perfect spot! Especially with the short winter days approaching!

  • Jen, I still need to meet that adorable puppy of yours! And yes, these would certainly help so he doesn’t eat any more night lights!

  • Meghan

    These would be perfect for my daughter’s room! 🙂

  • Danielle

    This would be perfect for my hallway for those middle of the night bathroom trips!

  • PAM

    I would love to have one in the guest bathroom and one in our bathroom. Then I wouldn’t have to turn on light and wake the hubs up.

  • Brandi Beals

    Sounds awesome! I don’t like having to use an outlet for something like a simple nightlight!

  • Jessica R

    This is perfect for my hallway, that way I don’t have to blind myself with the regular light in the middle of the night.

  • Jenn

    I’m just as blind LOL annnnd we have two cats that might not want to be stepped on in the dark 😉

    • I’m happy to hear I’m not alone! And I’m sure the cats would appreciate this 🙂

  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    These are awesome! I’ve been needing a nightlight like this to be honest!

  • Our master bathroom could definitely use one of these at night. Our 1902 house gets a little creepy when the lights go out! 😉

  • Rachael

    I too am blind…like only see the big E at the eye doctor blind. Oh and I’m moving to Alaska where it’s dark 19+ hours a day in the winter. I could use all the light I can get! 🙂

    • Rachael, I’m so happy to hear I’m not alone! Seriously it’s so embarrassing when I can only read the “E” up there! Perhaps Lasik is in my future.

      Good luck with your move!

    • Rachael you’re our winner! Be sure to check your email for details about claiming your prize!

  • Shannon

    So I must confess. I am a 28 year old single woman living alone in a very dark apartment. I currently have a Dollar Tree night light in my bathroom that I use every single night. Maybe I watch too much Law&Order SVU, but I don’t dare sleep without turning on my night light. This Snaplight would be perfect for my night time worries!

    • hahaha you have me cracking up over here Shannon. I totally agree. I always tend to watch those shows when my husband is away for the night and holy moley…it freaks me out!

  • Courtney

    There are no light switches next to my front door and I have to walk like 10 feet before I can fumble with a light switch in the dark. I could totally use one of these on the switch plate near the front door! I would also use this in the bathroom. I only have one outlet in the bathroom and I like that I can have a nightlight without taking up an outlet.

  • Diana

    Very cool! I would most use in the bathroom, my son’s room, or between bedrooms & bathroom.

  • Eileen

    Love this idea, mainly bc I am also blind without my glasses and currently have a plain old night light taking up valuable outlet space in the bathroom.
    Also love the shelf you have in your bathroom. Would you happen to remember where you got it? Thx!!!

    • Eileen, blind gals gotta stick together!

      As for the shelf…we’re renters, so it was there when we moved in. It used to have a piece of glass in it, but I swapped it out with some stained wood instead. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

    • Eileen

      Ooo! That just opened a world of possibilities.

  • SO great ! I’ve been in a fix-it mode to improve lots of features of my new apartment. One of these was light switches (The apartments’ don’t control any outlets!!) and this would be a perrrfect addition, especially considering I wake up 2 hours earlier than my mate. It’d help me find the lights I need without turning on the bedroom or hall light!

  • Eva

    This would be great in our bathrooms and kids rooms! My daughter always needs a night light to fall asleep.

  • Shanna Schlabach

    Wow I could really use this in the hallways of our house. It would be so helpful when our daughter is stumbling to our bedroom in the middle of the night!

  • Caitlin D

    Definitely in the hallways!

  • Sarah Beth

    In out main room – it’s so dark and hard to find the light switch in the mornings!

  • Ashley C

    Our bathroom and the hallway leading to the bathroom!