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NanoLite: World’s Smallest Adhesive Light – Review and Giveaway


Published by on August 3, 2009 under Giveaways

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Measuring just 0.57 x 0.70 x 0.22 inches, NanoLite is the world’s smallest adhesive light designed to be applied on keys and different tools. It was invented by Madeline Canfield, a special education teacher, and developed by January Innovations.

The tiny adhesive light is made from high-density polyethylene and features a compact form factor, which makes it extremely durable, while using built-in night-vision red LED light with a wavelength of 660 nm and 1000-2300 mcd intensity, providing an operating life of up to 10 years.

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The energy-efficient LED technology and a 35 mAh Li-Ion battery enable up to 10 years of storage life for NanoLite and up to three years of continuous operating time.
On the back it uses the Advanced VHB Solid Acrylic Adhesive developed by 3M, a company producing various types of strong adhesives for different sectors including airplanes, cell phones, cars and the medical sector. It sticks the light on your key permanently.
The recessed button prevents accidental battery discharge and, thanks to the smart switch system, it supports up to 10 years of use.

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We have received a few samples of NanoLite for review and used one on my apartment door key.
The installation is extremely simple. All you need to do is clean the surface of the key or tool on which you plan to apply NanoLite, then remove the paper backing. Slowly set NanoLite in the right position on the key, leaving the tiny hole for hanging on the keyring free, and position it with the LED light pointed toward the key tip. Take the key in your hand and pretend you are trying to open a door, just to make sure it’s placed in the right position for comfortable use.
If it’s misplaced, move it gently to your desired position.
When you’re done just press the light firmly on the key for a few seconds and then let the adhesive set for about two hours.

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Soon after opening the NanoLite package I squeezed the light to see how it works, before applying it on my key. Even if it’s so small I had to press very hard, which I didn’t like because I couldn’t keep it pressed for along time and the light was turning off, but when it’s applied on the key it’s different.
When you’re using a key to open a door you start pressing it hard with your fingers until it enters it the door lock, and having NanoLite on the key in that moment will turn the light on, without requiring squeezing harder.

The light is so small that you won’t even feel it while opening the door and it doesn’t look bulky on the key either.
You can use it on any type of keys, including the one you use for opening the mail box, but in the case of small keys NanoLite will cover the hole for the key ring.

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Examples of keys you can apply NanoLite on include home keys, car key, gate key, bike and motorcycle keys, gun lock and RV/Camper keys.
You can even use it for looking inside your purse in dark environments.

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You can find NanoLite at Amazon.com, where it’s available for $3.99, or $9.99 in a 4-pack.

We are giving away two NanoLite lights to two of you who will be randomly chosen.
All you have to do is leave a comment by August 23 saying what you think about NanoLite.
I’ll choose the two winners in about two days after the giveaway ends, using the Random.org online randomizer and publish the results in a new post, so you could subscribe to the Ladies’ Gadgets newsletter and receive the announcement in an email, as well as our future posts.
Good luck! smile:

The giveaway has ended! You can check the two winners here.

The review is the personal opinion of Ladies’ Gadgets based on the experience with the sample product sent by January Innovations, which is the only compensation we received.

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92 Replies to "NanoLite: World’s Smallest Adhesive Light – Review and Giveaway"

  1. Jennifer says:

    What a clever product! The pictures do a great job of showing how small the light is and its brightness in the dark, which would be very useful on a day-to-day basis. I’m going to purchase one right now!

  2. Looks interesting and useful; still I doubt the adhesive tape resists for a long time.

  3. Bogdan, that’s why you haven’t heard of 3M. It’s a company specialized in producing high-quality adhesives for high-end products. I wrote about them a few times in the past when covering tech news on other blogs and had the chance to find out more about their products.

  4. AppleMadman says:

    Awesome! Not bad at all, but I think red light is a bit… ehem, you know… 😈

  5. Heidi V. says:

    What a cool gadget! :exclaim:

  6. mrs.mommyy says:

    great idea- does it stick pretty hard to the key?

  7. Yes, mrs.mommyy, the adhesive is viscoelastic. I tried to push the light from a side and it feels flexible, but doesn’t come off.

  8. Erin says:

    The entryway to my house is really dark at night – this would be perfect to help me get in faster.

  9. Tessa says:

    This would also be handy to help look inside your purse in darker settings. Its great its so small- I have so much clunkiness on my key chain already! :biggrin:

  10. Thanks, Tessa. I was thinking of this earlier this morning.
    I took two pictures fast to show you two examples of using NanoLite with your purse. You can use the key on which it is already applied, or stick a NanoLite on something attached to the purse so you can always have it with you. 😉

  11. Damla says:

    Very nice! It is very helpful.

  12. david basile says:

    a great idea keeps you from fumbling at the door good saftey feature

  13. Mary Marlatt says:

    Great idea! Awesome for those dark nights or mornings when you can’t find the ignition or lock.

  14. Andreea Gutiu says:

    On the building I live there is a light based on sensors. Well..they never work and the light is always out so I spend a lot of time searching for the key whole with my purse and so many things on my hands. This nanolite thing is a great idea for me.

  15. Tania Bugnet says:

    I love this idea! I really need something like this because I am always fumbling with keys and whatever else. This would just make my life a little bit easier for me! :biggrin:

  16. Brandon Ralston says:

    I think Nanolite is very cool!

  17. B.W. says:

    I hope that it stays where you stick it. 😆

  18. Annie Smith says:

    I have a couple and I love them. It’s great for use in the dark, garages, etc.!

  19. Kimberly says:

    I like how this can be attached to a key so it doesn’t add a lot of extra bulk to my key chain. It would be great for late nights coming home.

  20. Cabootique says:

    That looks insanely handy…I’d really appreciate being able to see the key hole when I come home from work at night! 😉

  21. Nannine Dahlen says:

    I would love to win

  22. Tricia Z says:

    I love the fact that the Nanolight can be attached to the key! No more fumbling in the dark! This is really cool- thanks!

  23. amandasue says:

    I think this is super neat and useful! Our house is weird because we go through the garage door to get inside, but our garage lights switch is in the house so we have to walk through a dark garage and it takes sometimes awhile to try to get the key in the door, this would be handy. thanks for the chance.

  24. Bryan Coulter says:

    Looks like anifty little gadget.

  25. Judy says:

    Amazingly Brilliant invention!! Incredibly useful for keys; I’ll bet it will be perfect for other uses also!

  26. Makes me glad to be living in the future !

  27. Aik says:

    What a cool invention! smile:

  28. gLf says:

    Brilliant Gadget, very useful, especially to find car’s keyhole into the darkness. My post about it:

    http://aboutblogcontest.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-worlds-smallest-adhesive-light.html

    Thanks smile:

  29. janil says:

    It’s very useful… ineed it!

  30. spamgirl says:

    I think it’s awesome – my lock is behind an outcropping, so no light gets to it and it always takes me around 30 seconds to get the stupid key in the lock. This would be a huge help :exclaim:

  31. Dana says:

    Hi. This product looks great and seems to work amazing. If you came at night from the disco, you can use it to open quickly and quietly the door! :biggrin:

  32. Tony says:

    Very practical item! This would of been very useful for me at night when I was fumbling to get the key into my door lock!

  33. Celeste says:

    How cool! I could really use this!

  34. ES says:

    It looks cool and is really useful at night!

  35. Sherry says:

    I like this giveaway, its so useful for me. Yeah in the dark is hard to open the lock. blogged http://mountofcontest.blogspot.com/2009/08/nanolite-world-smallest-adhesive-light.html

  36. Eva says:

    Hi!
    I think that this NanoLite gadget is simply amazing!
    It could be useful for me when I come back home after a night at the disco (I could use it to see where I have to put the key to open my door);or when I look for something in my bag while I am at the cinema and so on…
    I’ve never seen a thing like this: it’s very nice 🙂

  37. Elizabeth J says:

    This sounds like a very useful product!

  38. Teresa Jones says:

    This is fantastic!! Whom ever came up with this has a very creative mind. It is one of those items that every one wants and can use. I have always wanted to invent something that every one will want, something that is not expensive, something that is useful and a person would not want to live without.Jackpot!! I can’t wait till I get several, just being able to put them on my keys and not scratching up what ever I am unlocking because I can’t see in the dark is a hugh plus. Also it gives me the comfort getting into my car quicker in a dark area.As a habit, before I leave anywhere, I have keys in hand, but still have a hard time finding the key hole, well this will fix that! I can think of so many uses, placing one on my siccers while clipping coupons in bed at night when my husband complains about the light on. I could place one on a book mark so that I can read in the car while traviling at night and again my husband can not drive with the over light on. Or even I can read in bed again. The uses are unstoppable for when were camping, I could place some in the tent, on the TP so I can find it, on the boat dash, the kids costumes while trickertreating, for scrapbooking to high light a special page or on picture frames. I could go on and on, I really could use millions of these. Great Invention, wish I thought of it!

  39. Monique Rizzo says:

    Very handy!! Thanks for the chance.

  40. Ghatozkat says:

    This is a great product. All great things come in a small form factor!

    The red light is a major ouch, but who cares when you can have it for free here. 🙂

  41. Well, that’s pretty nifty. I’ve never seen one that adheres to a key before. This would definitely come in handy. Count me in! 🙂

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  43. Sean says:

    NanoLite is the bomb! Small, compact, but VERY powerful. Would love to win another one.

  44. Heather! says:

    Wow! Brilliant! Sure wish I’d thought of this first….I am always lamenting having gone out and forgetting to leave on the porch light. I spend so much time fumbling with my keys and trying to unlock my front door in the middle of the night. NanoLight would be so handy!

  45. Amy B. says:

    There have been so many times that I could have really used this! Sure would be nice to win!

  46. Ladytink_534 says:

    Oh wow! Now that is handy. You don’t know how often I forget to turn on the porch light before I leave and then spend forever not only looking for the right key but trying to get it in that slot too. This would be perfect for me! :biggrin:

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  48. akira07 says:

    It’s so simple, small, but helpfull. The price is also affordable. I love it.

  49. Rajee says:

    Looks interesting and useful; I dont know whether it fits for all the doors

  50. You mean for all the key sizes, Rajee. You can check the size on your key. NanoLite measures 0.57 x 0.70 x 0.22 inches.


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