Thursday, November 10, 2016

HCRefresh 30 oz Tumbler (vs the Competition)

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You can use this code for 20% off - W97E-4UHFGP-CBVH2E

+ A small cutout in the lid allows for use of a straw if desired
+ Easy to Clean
+ Double walled/vacuum insulated
+ It doesn't sweat
+ Dishwasher Safe
+ Fits my vehicle cup holder perfectly - snug but not tight

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Starry Christmas Laser Lights (Blue & Green)

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1) Demonstration
2) What's Included
3) Overview/About the Laser Lights
4) Conclusion

1 Laser light
1 Ground Stake
1 Instruction Manual

o Several color options (red, blue, and or green in 2 color options).
o Covers 3900 square feet
o The life of the laser is stated to last 8,000 hours

+ Simple, convenient, and safe (no ladders) to set up
+ Saves a lot of time if used to replace string lights
+ Unique and modern way of lighting up your home
+ Covers a large area (I recommend one every 40 feet)
+ Uses less power than traditional Christmas lights
+ A bit brighter than the “As Seen On TV “laser light (the blue is a bit brighter to the human eye than the red as well)
+ 8,000 hour laser light life span is equivalent to more expensive laser lights

- Plastic Stake- Not as bright as string lights
- Not advisable to use with lighting such as landscape lighting
- Unfortunately, these lights are more likely to be stolen than a $3 string of lights
- No round base in the event you want a base/stand for using indoors
- Unknown warranty

Personally, I think these lights would fit the bill for a number of people, so long as those people don't expect the laser lights to be as bright as traditional Christmas lights. Two or three of these cover the front of my house. If you live in a neighborhood, you won't see these lights from the other end of the street like you could with traditional lights. As you get closer to your house, though, you will see them. The laser lights might be slightly visible with ambient light, but it is highly recommended to use these in a dark environment. I think the blue is a bit more visible than red. The green appears the brightest color of Red, Blue and Green (even though they are all technically the same brightness, the human eye picks up green best). The concentration and brightness of laser lights depends on how close or far you place the light away. I'd say 10 yards is best for my application.

I haven't had the chance to use these over many seasons, but I like these lights so far. I like traditional lights best, but these laser lights are certainly interesting in that they cover a big area. These are SO much easier to hook up too. The downside is that the lights aren't quite as bright as those traditional lights. 

I received this product free for purposes of testing and reviewing. However, the opinions expressed herein were formulated based on my personal use of the product. I welcome all suggestions, feedback and/or product questions!