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Globe Electric Wall Plate Night Light with Built-In Motion Sensor $4

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[Dollarama] Globe Electric Wall Plate Night Light with Built-In Motion Sensor $4

Picked up 2 of these from Eglinton Square Dollarama (Toronto)

I like that it only turn on when the room is dark and it is activated by motion sensor.

The faceplate is not designed for those round outlet like most others I have seen at Dollarama.

No hard wiring require

Automatically shuts off after 30 seconds

it's only 20 lumens at 3000K, so it's perfect when you just want to use the bathroom at night lol
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⚠ WARNING: Wiring is not required, but the device still touches the mains. Always cut power before installing.
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This is great, saves a electrical socket. Will be checking my local dollarama
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Feb 22, 2018
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Description on the back of the packaging indicates "no hardwiring or batteries required". So just to note, the night light is probably powered by an internal non-replaceable battery. Entire faceplate will need to be replaced when the battery or light bulb gives up (probably not in years).

Nevertheless, this is still a good deal.
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Jul 3, 2017
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It has metal tangs that touch the outlets screws where you would wire it up .... So it's powered by the outlet
some Dollarama have the older style non deco cover
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These require the electrical terminals/screws to be exposed (beneath the wallplate). It just clamps over top of them (friction fit). Every fixture I've ever encountered has terminals wrapped in electrical tape, meaning this thing wont work
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote: These require the electrical terminals/screws to be exposed (beneath the wallplate). It just clamps over top of them (friction fit). Every fixture I've ever encountered has terminals wrapped in electrical tape, meaning this thing wont work
The tape is meant as an extra safety measure to prevent shorts but it can be removed and the outlet used safely as they have been for decades before someone thought to tape them up. Anyone who removes the tape should shut the breaker off for the outlet before removing the tape.
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Have a few around the house it works amazing. They make your home look a lot nicer.
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As it was pointed out in another RFD thread for a similar product, do not install this on a kitchen counter receptacle that topically has 2 independent circuits to accommodate 2 heavy drawing current appliances at the same time. If the metal clips bridge the 2 independent plugs, that would defeat the security of the 15 amps circuit breaker for each plug. In case of a short circuit, each plug would be able to draw 30 amps without tripping a breaker and that would be a fire risk.
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Temporel wrote: As it was pointed out in another RFD thread for a similar product, do not install this on a kitchen counter receptacle that topically has 2 independent circuits to accommodate 2 heavy drawing current appliances at the same time. If the metal clips bridge the 2 independent plugs, that would defeat the security of the 15 amps circuit breaker for each plug. In case of a short circuit, each plug would be able to draw 30 amps without tripping a breaker and that would be a fire risk.
If you try to install this on a "split receptacle" (as mentioned most commonly found in kitchen countertops) you will short the device/trip the breaker.
I wouldn't try to do that because the possible spark could damage the conductive tabs on this device.
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Do NOT install this on a "split receptacle".
But I don't think it would short the device/trip the breaker unless the wiring was already badly installed (criss-crossed).
It's like in the other thread, someone said it would make the plugs 240 Volts which I don't think is the case either.
But could an electrician confirm this over here?
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Mar 16, 2013
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I has a motion sensor, so I would assume it only turns on when it detects someone is moving
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Mar 16, 2013
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From what I can tell it would only come in contact with the lower set of wiring terminals, which means, that you shouldn't have a problem with a split receptacle. However, if you have the lower plug on that receptacle wired to a switch it would only work if your switch is on
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TheGame wrote: Does it stay on when it's dark?
No it does not. Motion activated from up to 15 ft away in my test.
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i use this, no motion sensor but its sleek and doesn't have that bulge. i bought more for hallways etc.
5 for $15, $3 each
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I am still new to electric or a wall plate . How does it power up the light when it is only replacement of a "wall plate charger". Take cover out and put this wall plate back? Where is the powering up the light? on batteries?
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jurassic98 wrote: I am still new to electric or a wall plate . How does it power up the light when it is only replacement of a "wall plate charger". Take cover out and put this wall plate back? Where is the powering up the light? on batteries?
If you take the wall plate off and stick your fingers on either sides you'll notice there's 120 volts there... no don't stick your fingers in there lol
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If you take the wall plate off and stick your fingers on either sides you'll notice there's 120 volts there... no don't stick your fingers in there lol
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