Yesterday we began our review, with a lot of pictures, of the Home Power Outage Lighting product from Mr. Beams wherein we discussed the product assembly and placement of the Stair and Path Light.
Today we show both the assembly and usage of the Ceiling Light, as well as where we placed the Power Outage Detector unit itself.
Ceiling Light Assembly
As was the case with the Power Outage Detector unit, I had a bit of an effort to assemble the Mr. Beams Ceiling Light.
I had no trouble at all removing the circular anchor plate (as shown in the picture above) which is to be attached to the ceiling during product installation.
In this case my issue was in removing the back plate of the unit itself. It would just not come off, even though it was in the Unlocked position.
I ended up having to use my thumb nail and a flat screw driver to pry the unit’s back cover off of the main body of the unit.
However, once done, I inserted 4 of the C batteries easily (which you have to provide yourself), followed by re-attaching the back cover onto the unit.
Ceiling Light Placement
Above I showed and mentioned that the Mr. Beams Ceiling Light requires you to provide and insert four C batteries. C batteries are actually quite heavy.
While the product does come with drywall anchors and mounting screws, I was concerned that I might just install them incorrectly causing at some point the unit to fall down. I am sure this wouldn’t likely happen, yet I had a better idea for my purpose.
When we are home, we tend to spend most of the time in our family room, that is when I am not working in my home office or we are not sleeping (OK, OK, so sometimes I do nap on the couch ). The next more frequented room would be the kitchen.
Where to place the unit? Can you see it in the picture below?
I decided that if the Ceiling Light would direct when attached to the ceiling, according to the product information, 80 Lumens of light downward for 150 square feet of coverage, why not simply place it on our kitchen island?
That way, it would direct the light upward that would then be reflected downward.
And, by placing it loosely, I could move the ceiling light unit anywhere I wanted to place it on the kitchen island.
Placement of Mr. Beams Power Outage Detector
The Power Outage Detector could be used as a hallway light or as a flashlight.
So, to provide lighting at night during a power outage in the middle of our home, I decided to place it in the electrical outlet in the middle of our main hallway as shown in the picture below.
You can see the close-up picture of the unit plugged into the hallway’s electrical outlet below.
That way we had three lights on the main floor which would automatically turn on during a power outage; kitchen, main hallway and one of my daughter’s bathroom.
This is a really good product for a house, apartment, condo, cottage, workshop; really, any inside location which could use lights at night during a power outage.
Thanks Mr. Beams for letting us try your home power outage lighting system.
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