|Shipping Weight||240g / 0.53 pounds|
|Package Height||0.22 inch/ 5.7cm|
|Package Width||0.39 inch/ 10cm|
|Package Length||0.69 inch/ 17.6cm|
|Package Weight||240g / 0.53 pounds|
|Item Height||0.35 inch/ 9cm|
|Item Length||0.33 inch/ 8.5cm|
|Item Width||0.13 inch/ 3.5cm|
|Item Weight||0.108 KG /0.23 pounds/108 g|
|Mount Type||Wall, Table|
|Input voltage||AC 100-240V 50 / 60Hz 0.2A|
|LED quantity||12 pcs (6 white,3 green,2 blue,1 red)|
|Power consumption||Average 3W during operating state|
I ordered this to help secure my home when I am away. We travel a lot and this is just another measure to ease our minds when we are far from our house. We have a large set of three windows on the front of our house so we plan to bring the window blinds half way down from the top and have this in the room. This is made up of LED lights, it draws no real power when on so, we can leave it on for days with no problem. It just randomly changes colors and goes on and off like a real tv does.
This came in a small box and includes the tv simulator, a piece of double sided sticky tape to install it, some screws to permanently install it, and the charger plug. It has two different timer settings and also can be left on all the time. I have added photos to show how this arrives and what it looks like.
I did receive this tv simultaor for free or at a discounted price for my review and to give my opinion on how well it works.
This item does make it authentically look as though a television is on inside your house. Plug it in, set how you would like it to work (timing-wise... always on or for a limited time) and you're done. I asked my neighbor if he could tell that I had the television on in my bedroom, and he said yes. I didn't tell him I had this device. Nice!
This is NOT a compensated review. No discounts here.
Of the 3 variants I purchased (all at full price) this is the best. The other "triangular wedge" shaped versions are not as bright, and less intelligent as they punctuate a 1-minute loop, with solid red, then solid green. How many times does your TV light up the room deep red or green? Especially one then the other? It's like a mix-tape of The Green Lantern meets The Hunt for Red October.
The 1byone simulator THANKFULLY, does NOT do that. The flickering, color, and pattern is more intelligent. The light output is mostly white-ish, with subtle variations of color and a combination of sudden or gradual dimming.
This one also has a tilting base, and the option to stick and/or screw it down. The reviews talking about shining this ONTO windows or curtains are not understanding the logic of this product. It is intended to make a room GLOW with light and color in the way a TV does, not point out the window like a projector. You want to aim the light so it bounces off a white surface ( even the ceiling if necessary ) from the other side of the room, opposite the windows. If you do this, it is plenty bright and very effective. Is your TV normally against the window so would-be robbers see an image of Magnum P.I. guarding the place?
Bounced of a wall this glows a room as bright as our big TV, and the resulting color, glow, and flicker simulates actual TV better than the "wedges" of other brands... AND this one is about the same price or less. This is DEFINITELY bright enough... it's bright... bright-bright.
The only thing that will make this 5-stars is TIME, as I read some reviews about short-life... hence the only thing to possibly lower the score is a failure, but I just bought two more, also at full-price... So that should tell you something.
This does do a pretty good job with the varying color hues and brightness. It's much smaller than I thought it would be, maybe a little smaller than a Garmin GPS. Just plug it in and point it toward a wall and let it do it's thing. You might consider adding a timer to it so it turns on/off at your normal viewing times, in case anyone is watching your house. Uses very little power (like a cell phone charger) and fits in a drawer when not in use. Only way to improve would be to add a built in timer, but for the money this is great.
At first, I thought I might have a defective unit as it didn't appear to be working right. As I turned off more and more lighting, the unit began to operate as expected. It's not very big, but it doesn't need to be. The randomness of the colors, brightness, and flash frequency should be pretty convincing. I received this at a discount in exchange for a honest review. I like that it is LED for the cost savings. I like that it will be dusk plus 4 hours for spring and fall and dusk plus 7 hours for winter use. It can be left on all the time as well. It came with hardware for mounting.
This is really interesting, but I like the fact that if we leave at at night at all and instead of leaving the actual tv on, I can plug this in and use this to mimic a tv. I do believe that you should have your blinds closed so that if I person was to look in to see if your home, they wont see that its just a light acting like a tv. The light is bright, so you dont need to worry about that when you leave with it on. There obviously is no speaker on this so there is no sound like a tv. So you can put on like a talk show on the radio, then you can have it more like a tv is on with the sound then too. It comes with the plug, a instruction manual, and 2 sided sticky tape with screws so you can hang it from the wall. Overall this is nicely made and a neat thing to have for some kind of security when you're gone to help deter criminals from breaking into your home. I would recommend this.
Disclaimer- I received this for free or at a discounted price in exchange for an honest unbiased review.
We purchased this item because our neighborhood had been getting lots of break-ins lately, and the holidays are approaching, so we will be out visiting with family. We plugged it in and went outside to look. It's amazing how realistic the flickering looks from outside. The only thing you do need to look out for is to make sure that the unit isn't visible from outside. So, if you have more than one story, you'll want to put it on the second floor etc.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. That being said, I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another.