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Light for USB Powerbank

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Jdjernigan, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Jdjernigan

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    Does anyone know if there is a light module that could be plugged into a USB powerbank. Think about something like a minature thumbdrive that you can plug into something like an Anker powerbank.
     
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  2. Moshe ben David

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    For some strange reason I have an impression that some of the power banks are actually manufactured with a light built in... seems some on here have described such items?

    Am Yisrael Chai!

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  3. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Some of them do... This is a 'no-name' chinese powerbank with QI and quick charge. About the only thing it lacks is usb-c. About $20 including shipping a year ago[​IMG]

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  4. RED-FIVE
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    4pk. Touch on/off...
    https://www.amazon.com/Yitee-Keychain-Bright-Ultra-thin-Portable/dp/B00QVR6K4Q/ref=pd_aw_sim_60_of_7/136-1248861-9821819?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00QVR6K4Q&pd_rd_r=b0389f95-2cad-46a4-92ef-f3fd26fe85d2&pd_rd_w=eVFI5&pd_rd_wg=5pPH0&pf_rd_p=3fdfe4d1-5a48-4529-9c62-7ad3c5bf0b5d&pf_rd_r=5DP45SPTTM275H0AX171&psc=1&refRID=W43CMDDMJGF73NBB13V6

    There is also a dimmable version...
    https://www.amazon.com/Yitee-Keychain-Bright-Ultra-thin-Portable/dp/B00QYNPKU2/ref=pd_aw_sim_60_of_7/136-1248861-9821819?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00QVR6K4Q&pd_rd_r=b0389f95-2cad-46a4-92ef-f3fd26fe85d2&pd_rd_w=eVFI5&pd_rd_wg=5pPH0&pf_rd_p=3fdfe4d1-5a48-4529-9c62-7ad3c5bf0b5d&pf_rd_r=5DP45SPTTM275H0AX171&psc=1&refRID=W43CMDDMJGF73NBB13V6&th=1

    Though not sure about the longer size and sharp corners? There's quite few other designs available with multicolor, various shapes and features.

    Interesting widget ;)
     
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  5. Jdjernigan

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    You are correct, but the ones I own do not have lights.


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    Goal Zero had a couple of models
     
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    I have one that came with a previous flashlight purchase
    [​IMG]
    Here is it plugged into a powerbank
    [​IMG]
     
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    Google: Soshine 6-LED USB Power Night Light 1W 5V Touch Dimmer Function Warm/White Light

    I’ve had pretty good experience with these. More of a flood-light though.
     
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    I have these little PC board lights that plug right into the USB port. Basically a flashlight on a chip if you will. I do not recall where I got them tho.

    https://imgur.com/a/PDZHyRJ

    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know if this would work for you or not. I think these are a neat idea but they don't put out a ton of light. You could light your way pretty easily with one but they wouldn't compare to an actual flashlight. But I'd say they are close to the equivalent of at least some cell phone lights and they're cheap and would run on a power bank for a long time I'd think.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ebyphan-Adjustable-Computer-Keyboard-Gooseneck/dp/B07C782S2J/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=flexible+usb+light&qid=1597039549&sr=8-4
     
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    Interesting. As a light source on a desk or just one sitting somewhere as a lamp (like a flashlight we can stand on its tail) it could be useful. Somewhere I have a light like this that plugs into the USB port on my laptop and it was useful in that regard. As a handheld for moving around? Maybe not so much... YMMV of course.

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  12. Diezel

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    Could always get a power bank with a light already in it. I think it was about 25$ on Amazon. It is pretty bright and charges well, plus you can charge by plugging it in or solar[​IMG][​IMG]

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    [​IMG] Xtar, won this here on the forum and received a few days ago. Impressed by the simplicity and design.
     
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    I tried the one I have out just to see. You could use it to light your way to see. It's not great but it would do the job for that in a pinch. If you needed to see for more than that, probably not so much. So you would be correct on that. It would be better than nothing but definitely far from the ideal solution. :)
     
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    Hey you never said anything about the price?
    Options are a good thing.
     
  18. Moshe ben David

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    This and similar was what I was thinking about in my post somewhere up there in this thread! ;)

    Am Yisrael Chai!

    Moshe ben David
     
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