We have a 50’s period kitchen with shallow counter tops and only one space where a coffee machine can stand flush against the wall and still let you open the top to add coffee and water. The natural light in the room is directional coming from one side through sheer curtains. So we really wanted a lamp that would let us make the coffee in a fairly dark room.
Most of the motion sensor lights on the market still use regular AAA and AA batteries or are too large for the space we need one to fit in. Which is why the smaller LinkS with integrated rechargeable power seemed like a good match.
The lamp arrived in a small plain card box which includes a MicroUSB cable for charging and a simple instruction leaflet .
The LinkS is approximately 7.5l x 1 1/4w ¾ inches tall if you include the dome sensor. The small dome sensor is mounted in the middle and 5 bright LEDs on each side. A micro USB port is on one end for charging and an on/off switch on the other end for storage, travel or if needed as a kind of flashlight if there is a power outage. The lamp comes with a magnetic strip that has an adhesive backing. So once you choose a permanent location you can easily mount the lamp and remove it when needed.
I actually have to repaint the kitchen soon so I chose to save the magnetic strip for later and use hook and loop. I really like the magnetic strip because it is much lower profile and has a nice clean tactile feel to the snap when the lamp attaches.
The lamp fit perfectly in the allocated area and casts a strong light over the coffee machine. Despite the water meter being on the opposite side, the lamp illuminates the water tank so the water meter becomes lit from the inside. It’s very easy to see what you’re doing when looking down with the lamp illuminating your field of vision at a fairly close range. So when you stand in front of the sink or coffee machine it comes on, but you can move around the rest of the kitchen without activating it. It stays on for several seconds before it goes off but will come back on straight away if you move in its vicinity. The motion sensor also works as a light sensor and becomes active at dusk but is not so sensitive that it comes on too early wasting the battery.
It’s great in the mornings. I get up at 6:30 am to make coffee. That’s just before dawn this time of year. It’s really nice to have the lamp come on and light up your work area without lighting your scruffy morning hair. People outside walking their dogs probably won’t be able to see you. We have had it installed all week and the lamp hasn’t discharged yet. So the built-in battery life seems pretty decent.
When I first got it I charged it to full. A red LED lights up while it is charging, turning blue when fully charged.
This is a really nice lamp that casts a strong pure white light, not a cold blue or green. It Is low profile, about ½ inch if you ignore the dome which sticks out an extra ¼ inch. The built-in lithium battery seems to last a long time and can be charged via USB. If you have a spare outlet or an extension with USB ports you can hook it up for recharging while it is still mounted.
I really like it.
Disclaimer: I received this light in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Rechargeable, dependable bright light
Product Name: LinkS 10 Bright LED Motion sensing light Review
Product Description: USB recharging 10 LED motion sensing light with integrated Lithium Ion power supply.
Offer price: $12.99
A really nice lamp that casts a strong pure white light, not a cold blue or green. It Is low profile, about ½ inch if you ignore the dome which sticks out an extra ¼ inch. The built-in lithium battery seems to last a long time and can be charged via USB. If you have a spare outlet or an extension with USB ports you can hook it up for recharging while it is still mounted.