Shipping, packaging and delivery
Fast, easy, practical
The shipping was as usual from Amazon, fast and reliable: 2 days from order to delivery (Amazon Prime). The packaging of the product is simple and practical in a small white box. The package contains the night light with movement and twilight sensor, a short description, a QR code registration card, two 3M adhesive strips, a metal plate for the Monatge and a microUSB cable for recharging.
Operation and connections
On the side of the night light is the switch for AUTO, OFF and ON and the micro-USB port for charging the night light. The function of the switch should be quite self-explanatory: OFF permanently off for light, ON for light permanently on, and AUTO for automatic light on detection of movement. The car mode works only when the twilight sensor detects that there is insufficient ambient light. Makes sense!
Let there be light!
The light comes pre-charged and ready to use. It is very bright, by the way. The design is appealing and makes a very high-quality impression despite the low price, although made of plastic. At one end of the nightlight you can see the motion and twilight sensor.
Once charging please!
Better safe than sorry.
Despite pre-charged state, the night light comes first to the charging station. Since a charger is missing you have to use an existing charger with USB port. Should not be a problem anymore. When the light is charged, it lights up red, when it is fully charged, it lights up blue.
Installation and commissioning
Which tape to use.
There are two ways to mount the night light. Hang on a screw or through the magnetic strip. Screw explains itself. I choose the second variant but not quite as described in the description. Standard would be to stick the black magnetic strip to the wall on the wall or wherever and to attach the metal strip to the light with the second adhesive strip. So the night light can then simply be fixed in place and removed for charging. Why do I choose a different species? In this case, I am fortunate that our door frames or door frames are made of metal and I only need to attach the black, magnetic adhesive strip to the light. This also has the advantage that I can place the light as freely as possible on the frame.
The most important thing for last.
So, everything ready. Now the question remains: Does the night light work too? The short answer is "Yes, it does". The more detailed answer: Brightness or darkness for the Auto.Modus is recognized correctly and so activated only in low light conditions. The brightness of the light is very high, here I would like a setting possibility, but is acceptable. I would call the motion detection sufficient and fast. The 10ft (about 3 meters) distance in which the light detects motion I would not quite confirm, but I am quite satisfied with the actual detection (I would say it to 1.5 - 2 meters). Experience with the battery life, there is no, light was mounted yesterday, but is replenished.
My conclusion for the Techole night light with motion sensor and battery
Almost perfect and practical.
The light works and is easy to use. As a big plus, I see the battery is easy to load via USB. So no annoying Baterrien-change more. From the design you can not complain and the price is right.
Already three pieces in use!
Update after the first weeks.
Meanwhile, we have three of these night lights in use. Two weeks have passed since the first recharge and so far no recharge was needed. The function is also very satisfactory so far. Possibly even more night stations will be purchased, let's see.