Daily Giz Wiz 544: Hammacher's Power-Failure Light

Episode 544 of the podcast

Hammacher's Power-Failure Light
Subject: Review of Hammacher's Power-Failure Light
Released:Thursday 10 April 2008
Length:about 16 minutes
Download file:dgw0544.mp3 (7.6 MB)

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Short info

The Hammacher Schlemmer Power-Failure Light gives 8 hours of LED light when the power goes out.

Detailed information

Hammacher Schlemmer has come up with this emergency light called the Power Failure Light.  This device attaches itself between the socket and the bulb.  It has a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, so that if there is a power cut or power failure, the LEDs on the device will automatically light up to save you groping for a flashlight in the dark.  An alternative to Energizer's Light-On-Demand (Episode 539).

Film Set

Dick's 1974, 50-foot long houseboat is in the final shortlist for Woody Allen's next film.  Dick has met the location manager, Woody's production designer Santo Loquasto, and now the man himself.  They like the boat, although it may look too grand from the outside.

Leo's Sense of Direction

Ian writes in to correct Leo on what he said in Episode 520 about Tasmania's location in Australia.  It's an island state in the southeast corner of Australia, not the southwest.

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