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Average Consumer Rating: 1.3
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5 star: 0 4 star: 1 3 star: 2 2 star: 1 1 star:  23
Bottom Line: 7% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 21 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Do not buy Bell & Howell!

    • Trenton, NJ,
    • Jan 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I told the family that I wanted a Bell & Howell Light Bar for Christmas. Lo and behold, I got four! Hence, I don't have receipts as family members didn't keep them.

    Light Bar #1: I charged it up 25 hours, used it in my shed and it lasted 12 hours before going completely dead. I went to charge it a second time, and still plugged in, to this day, it will NOT charge!

    Light Bar #2: I plugged it in to charge, and at 3 am the Light Bar comes on and will not shut off. I let it run until it died, set it to charge, and it will not charge to this date.

    Light Bar #3: I plugged it in to charge, and the unit popped and has not charged to date.

    Light Bar #4: My family member tried to stop the online order the day after Christmas when they saw that I had three other Light Bars, going through all kinds of problems and doubletalk to cancel the order. This was ordered around Halloween and had not arrived by Christmas Day. Well, they shipped it anyway and charged them after she requested to cancel the order. This one arrived January 17th, and I don't even want to open the box!

    I have bought a better light much cheaper at Harbor Freight; not name brand, but it still works! My family members spent about $100 and all I have is about five pounds of junk. How many batteries and pieces of plastic are in the landfill behind Bell & Howell's useless piece of crap. The EPA and the Better Business Bureau should investigate this company with a 100% FAILURE RATE!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 19 people found this review helpful

    False advertising

    This item is marketed on a number of different cable stations with various delivery commitments. When I ordered, the delivery commitment was 2 to 3 weeks.

    I am under the impression that the third party company that markets this item intentionally and willingly falsely promises delivery with no intention or ability to ship the item in order to meet delivery commitment time.

    After not receiving after 2-3 weeks as promised, I’ve called the marketer's call center repeatedly. The so-called customer service reps have repeatedly lied about when they were going to ship. It has now been over six weeks, and when I called today, I was told for the umpteenth time that the item is on backorder (their favorite word) and that they don't know when it will ship.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Works for me

    • Port Hope, Ontario, Canada,
    • Nov 4, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I use it in my remote garage which has no power, but I have a small generator.

    The said generator is used when I use my welder or table saw. Any time the generator is running it also charges all of my battery tools including the light, most often this keeps everything charged.

    As I work mostly in the daytime, this works very well. I took advantage of the double offer as for security reasons I have no windows, and so even in daylight, I need a little extra light toward the back.

    Part of my success was to divide the hype by two so that I got about what I was expecting. I would recommend this to a friend, but only with an explanation of my usage.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 20 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Disappointment

    Not nearly as bright as shown on TV, even when charged for two days. The light that is there doesn't last through dinner. Sad.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 31 out 38 people found this review helpful

    Charged without clicking the confirmation button

    • Henderson, TX,
    • Aug 29, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    Hi there. The other day I was about to order the light, but at the last moment I decided not to go through with the order, but I had everything filled out and only had to click the confirmation button. So I just closed the webpage. Today I received an email stating they charged my bank and were sending it out to me.

    What kind of crap is this? I didn't ok the payment, so why did they go ahead and take it? Is this legal to do? I don't think it would be legal.

    Then I have this page that makes me check a box that says I ordered the light and I actually didn't, so I can make people aware of this. Well, I checked it only because I wanted to put the review up and to state that in no way was this order completed or ok'd to be processed.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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