Snap Power SnapRays Guidelights Review
The name “snap” is derived from the fact that it snaps into place when placed on your wall. It was originally developed to prevent the installation of electrical outlets without proper protection.
The idea behind this product is very simple: it protects against electricity entering through an unsecured hole or opening in the wall, which could cause damage to equipment inside such as computers, televisions, etc..
In addition to protecting against electrical shock, the SnapPower SnapRays Guidelights Review also helps protect your electronics from physical damage caused by dropping them on the floor. If you have any type of electronic device, then it is recommended that you use a non-conductive surface such as carpeting or hardwood floors instead of exposed metal surfaces.
There are two types of SnapRays: one is designed to work only with AC voltage and the other works with DC (alternating current). Both versions come in different sizes.
You can choose between either a single outlet or multiple outlets. Each outlet comes with its own mounting bracket so you don’t need to buy additional brackets if you want to install more than one outlet at once. The only difference is that you will need a voltage converter if you want to use the multiple outlet version with any device that runs on a low DC current such as battery chargers or phones.
SnapPower has been in the business for more than twenty years and has acquired great experience in manufacturing this type of product. The manufacturing process involves molding a thermoset plastic around an stainless steel core, which gives the plate increased rigidity and long-lasting endurance against bending or warping.
The product is also resistant against common chemicals such as bleach and other corrosive chemicals. This product is designed to last a lifetime, providing you with years of safety and convenience.
How does it work?
SnapPower Guidelights are unique in that there is no need for any wiring; in fact, no major installation is even required at all. The main plate comes with a tiny screw that holds it firmly in place against the wall. This plate has a small circuit board at the back and a tiny smooth ridge at the front.The plate will come with one SnapPower Outlet Cover, which also has a small ridged surface at the front and snaps securely in place against the plate to prevent it from falling off.
When installing, you will simply need to push the outlet cover firmly against the plate to snap it into place. When not in use, you can leave your SnapPower Outlet Cover in place to cover the outlet or simply pull it off to use the outlet.
SnapPower Guidelights are easy to install and will help protect your home and family against electrical fires and physical damage caused by dropping objects onto the carpet. This product is so easy to use that you won’t believe how great it is compared to traditional outlet covers.
What type of plate does this come with?
SnapPower makes several different types of plates, including one for standard wall studs, one for concrete/cement/block walls, and even ones for floor or ceiling mount. The Guidelights come with the wall plate type that mounts against the wall studs. There is also a SnapPower Guidelight with a floor/ceiling plate if you are looking to cover an outlet in your ceiling.
How easy is it to install?
SnapPower Guidelights are extremely easy to install and can be done so in just a few simple steps:
Find your wall studs and mark their locations. If you’re installing on a wooden stud, the drywall nails will usually be visible.
If you’re installing into a concrete/cement/block wall, use a hammer and nail to locate the position of the studs. Using a level, make sure the studs are straight and that your SnapPower Guidelight is going to be vertical. Drill holes into your wall at the stud locations using a masonry bit (if installing into a concrete/cement/block wall, you don’t need to use a masonry bit). Once the holes are drilled, mount your SnapPower Guidelight against the wall so that it covers the hole on one side using the screw provided. If you’re installing onto a wooden stud, you can use the screw alone or for extra support you can also use a nailgun to attach it to the stud.
How do I remove it?
If you need to remove your SnapPower Guidelight, simply pry it off using a small screw driver or butter knife. Then simply remove the screws and take out the plate if you wish.
Are these easy to break?
SnapPower Guidelights are extremely durable and don’t break easily. They also come with a lifetime guarantee, so if you do manage to break it, they’ll replace it for free. Even if they don’t break, the SnapPower Guidelight are designed to be good for 20 years so you won’t need to worry about replacing them any time soon.
Will I have to pay more for shipping?
With the exception of the additional cost for the wall plate, these ship free from the manufacturer. You will be responsible for the additional cost if you choose an upgraded shipping option.
Can you use these in an unfinished basement?
Yes, but you may want to choose a different color than the white that is included. You can also paint it to match the wall.
Can I buy just one?
No, each order is for two plates.
How do I install this?
The first thing you want to do is find the studs in the wall where you want to mount it. Use a small nail or something sharp to feel for the edges of the studs. Then, make a small mark on the drywall at each stud location.
Next, use a drill to drill a hole at each mark about half way into the drywall. Make sure to use a drill bit that is about the same width as the plastic mounting plate.
Once the holes are drilled, hold up the SnapPower Guidelight against the wall so that it covers the hole on one side. Use a screw or nail (depending on what type of wall you have) to secure it in place.
Continue this process for each hole until it is securely mounted.
What tools are needed to install?
All you need is a drill and a screw driver or hammer.
How long does it take to receive orders?
These are normally in stock and ship within 2-3 business days.
Can I install these in a bathroom?
Yes, these are perfect for bathrooms. In fact, they are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation so you can rest assure that they can be used in just about any area of your home.
Can you use these outdoors?
No, these are not made to be used outdoors and will not stand up against the elements.
What colors and styles are available?
These come in various color options and one style. Other decorative plates are sold separately by third party vendors.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Illuminable wall plates (DA Diotte – US Patent 10,468,834, 2019 – Google Patents)