There's more to Energizer than the bunny. Despite the pink ears worn by some booth reps at CES, we did like what we saw of the versatile, new Energizer "Light on Demand" range.
At the heart of this series lies a removable light stick that packs onboard rechargeable batteries. What makes it so usable is that the light stick can function independently of its specific setup like, say, a Wall Sconce ($45). Detached from the main unit, it can work as an emergency flashlight. And if those rechargeables konk out, simply slot in AAA batteries, and you're good to go.
Tree huggers will appreciate that unlike regular lightbulbs, Energizer claims this series is five times more efficient with one-third the energy cost, is virtually unbreakable, cool to the touch, and never needs to be replaced.
We ended up zooming in on the Desk Light ($45) not only as something we can see ourselves using, but also for its multitasking abilities. Plugged in, it's a table lamp. If there are no mains around, no problemo since the light stick has internal rechargeable cells. Detach it from the desk light stand and it functions as an emergency light as it also takes on batteries in a jiffy. The only downside we could find is the use of AAA batteries, which are pricier than AA ones.
The Energizer Light on Demand products is scheduled to roll out in the U.S. starting February.
(Source: Crave Asia)