The old style of tap lights really weren’t that great. They used traditional bulb technology, meaning battery and bulb life weren’t that great, plus you had to really push to make them go on or turn them off. Today’s tap lights, including the OxyLED T-01 DIY Stick-on Anywhere 4-LED Touch Tap Light I’m reviewing here, leave those issues solidly in the past.
The OxyLED T-01 features four bright white LEDs that pump out 4 watts at about 20 lumens of brightness. That’s sufficiently bright to light up smaller dark spaces, like the inside of a cupboard or cabinet, or the under- or back-side of a desk (at only 6.89 x 1.77 inches, it can fit just about anywhere). Since the OxyLED T-01 is LED-based, battery life is in the 100 hour range from the required three AAA batteries (not included).
Attaching the OxyLED T-01 to a surface is simple with the included 3M sticky pads, which of course are designed for semi-permanent installations, yet still easy removal on most surfaces when the time comes. Of course, the main unit detaches from the backing for easy battery changes even when its adhered to said surface.
The main unit itself has a touch sensor for easy on or off. This same unit also has a tilt function. While not quite 180 degrees, you should still be able to angle the light to where you need it most.
At only $7.99 on Amazon right now, it’s a great value for when you need that little bit of extra light, particularly in the dark recesses of hard-to-reach places that you need access to on a regular basis.