About Wherever Lite
Wherever Lite features a wireless wall switch that can be mounted to any surface and operated from up to 50 feet away—including through walls and ceilings with no interference—to instantly transform any room using brilliant, natural, soft white light.
This way, you can place the light and remote control wherever you need illumination but don’t want to pay for an expensive electrician, including above stairs, under cabinets, and in closets, pantries, attics, basements, garages, sheds, and entryways.
According to the website and commercial, all Wherever Lites feature cutting-edge LEDs that are powerful enough to brighten any room, and durable enough to last 100,000 hours. Simply set the sequence on the separate switch and light, peel and stick (or use permanent brackets) each in the location of your choice, and hold the ‘On’ button to activate the built-in dimmer.
A single switch can be programmed to activate up to 20 Wherever Lites, which are battery-operated, water resistant (you can even use them in the shower), and cool to the touch, and come with 15 or 30-minute auto-shutoff timers. Simply set and match any three-position sequence on your switch and light, and you’re good to go.
Being able to add a well-designed, functional battery-operated light wherever you need certainly sounds appealing, especially thinking about all the money you could save on an electrician, or the time and hassle of doing it yourself.
But, is Wherever Lite the only game in town? And if not, how can you make an informed decision about whether it’s more deserving of your money?
Give us a few minutes, and we'll help you find answers to important questions like these. And there’s often no better place to start than price.
How Much Does Wherever Lite Cost?
Two Wherever Lights are priced at $19.99, plus a $6.95 fee, bringing your total to $26.94. The manufacturer offers a 60-day money back guarantee on all orders, less S&H and any fees associated with the second light.
In order to request one, customer service can be reached at 973-997-7001 or email@example.com.
What Do We Know About Wherever Lite’s Manufacturer?
ConducTV Brands LLC is based out of Fairfield, NJ (as are many companies in the As Seen on TV industry), and have been in business since 2012. The company’s President, Rishi Khubani, is related to AJ Khubani, the owner of Telebrands, the largest ASOTV company in existence.
Some of ConducTV’s other products include Hygiene Silver Ionic Pillowcase, Beautifoot Foot Peel, Bob’s Flushable Butt Wipes, and Iron Gym.
They held a B- rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on one positive customer review and one closed complaint, as of 4/12/18, which referenced lower product quality than expected. The company had yet to respond.
Are There Other Wireless, Battery-Operated Lighting Options Like Wherever Lite?
Whether you’re browsing the aisles at your local superstore or home improvement retailer, or the virtual aisles of online marketplaces like Google Shopping and Amazon, one thing’s clear: there are perhaps hundreds of peel-and-stick, battery-operated, LED lights available.
Compared to Wherever Lite, though, the vast majority are either operated by touch, or using a more traditional remote (i.e., one that doesn’t look like a wall switch, and is small enough that it could potentially become easily lost).
Perhaps the closest option we encountered during our research was the Light It! Wireless Integrated LED Ceiling Light Set, which also offered a variable dimmer, wall-mounted switch, and the ability to control up to 20 lights with a single switch.
The set (one switch and one light) was available at The Home Depot for less than $27, while additional integrated ceilings lights could be purchased for less than $27, each.
Light It’s model also featured automatic battery-saving shutoff, the ability to program up to eight groups of lights independently, 100-lumen output, and a two-year limited manufacturer warranty. They don’t mention anything about waterproof ability.
Comparatively, we’re not told a whole lot about Wherever Lite’s specifications (we contacted several customer support reps who weren’t able to offer additional insight), such as:
- How does the remote communicate with the light (what technology does it use)?
- What’s the brightness in lumens?
- What kinds of batteries does it use? How long will they last?
While we didn’t test any of these models ourselves to provide firsthand feedback, we’d also wonder how easy it is to program Wherever Lite, compared to Light It’s version. After all, it seems the latter simply involves flipping a three-position switch on the side, versus the former’s three individual switches, which must be flipped using a fine-tipped tool, such as a small screwdriver.
[Caption: While Wherever Lite’s switches might represent a cost-effective method of programming up to 20 different lights on a single switch, it doesn’t appear to be the most user-friendly option available. Credit: ConducTV Brands]
While Wherever Lite’s switches might represent a cost-effective method of programming up to 20 different lights on a single switch, it doesn’t appear to be the most user-friendly option available. Credit: ConducTV Brands
Along these same lines, we could imagine that it might become confusing and cumbersome trying to keep track of many different Lites and their corresponding remote sequences, if you decided to pursue a larger setup.
But in the end, would something like Wherever Lite represent a cost-effective solution, large scale or small? Let’s explore this as we come to a conclusion.
Our Final Thoughts About Wherever Lite
While there’s a lot we’re not told about Wherever Lite, we think it’s important to maintain realistic expectations about the level of illumination it—or its close competitors—might deliver.
For example, even if Wherever Lite puts out the same lumens as the Light It! version (100), this is 600 percent less than the output of a 40 W incandescent light bulb.
So, depending on your needs, you might need to install several within close proximity to deliver sufficient light. Let’s use these details to run some quick numbers:
A single 40 W incandescent light bulb puts out 600 lumens and probably costs less than $1, especially when purchased in bulk. Even if you went with a top-of-the-line, three-way LED bulb (30/70/100 W), you’d still spend meaningfully less than $20.
To achieve this same light output with Wherever Light, however, you’d have to purchase a total of three light/remote sets at a whopping $80.82 ($26.94 x 3). Not to mention the fact that you’d have to stick them all in the same place, which might defeat the purpose.
It’s also important to emphasize that 100,000 hours is the general lifespan of an LED bulb. However, it might not be realistic to expect Wherever Lite (or necessarily any light fixture, for that matter) to last this long.
With all of these caveats in mind, the manufacturer seems to stand behind Wherever Lite with a 60-day refund policy, Just keep in mind that you’ll lose the $6.95 fee associated with the second light, in addition to whatever it costs to send them back, if you decide to request one.