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Mr Beams Lighting System Kit

Installation

I plugged the Power Outage Detector into a power outlet and placed the lights in adjacent rooms and a stairway. The MB785 comes with adhesive tape for mounting the path lights to the wall or ceiling. The MB985 units come with mounting brackets, screws, and anchors. I did not attach them to the ceiling or walls for the first test run. I just put them a short distance from the POD unit.

Mr Beams ceiling light mb985

Performance

When I turned the main power switch off, the POD worked as promised. The ceiling and stair lights lit up instantly. The MB785 and MB985 lights are not extremely bright (80 Lumens), but they give off enough light to allow you to see things clearly in an average-sized room. The stair light MB785 made the staircase clearly visible. The MB985 and MB785 lights gave off a clean, clear light that did not hurt my eyes.

I tried different setups and found that if there are walls and objects between the POD and light units, they diminish the wireless transmission range. For example, I placed the MB985 in a room 50 feet away from the POD with two walls between them. The signal seemed much weaker because of the additional wall. Holding the POD upright solved the problem at first, but when I placed the MB985 further away, it totally lost the signal.

Usage

The Mr Beams power outage lighting system kit could come in handy in many situations. It is a practical addition to any home emergency kit and could be a lifesaver during natural catastrophes such as floods, earthquakes, tornados, or just your average blackout. This kit could make your life easier if you plan to travel to places with unreliable power or where power outages are common.

Mr. Beams could be useful even without a power outage. For example, you could use it at night to turn on lights in certain parts of your home without disturbing anyone who is sleeping. Its intuitive design makes it easy to use in any situation.
Mr Beam stair and path light mb785

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