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on January 23, 2014
This thing is USELESS! A night light is brighter than this stupid thing. I put a page of the manual that came with the product on it and it wasn't even bright enough to shine through the page! What is the point of this product? I would seriously recommend you look elsewhere for a light box, because all this one is is a box. No light. You'd be better off making your own with a night light! I'll attach a picture.
Later that same evening....
OK, so I cracked open the light box. Boy, what a dumb way to put this thing together. There is a plastic sheet inside that looks like paper, but is actually glossy white plastic. It was COVERING the bulb, which is what was making it dim. I took the sheet out and the box was much brighter. I thought "hmmmm...what if..." and it occurred to me that the white plastic "sheet" is actually a reflector. So I cracked open the light box again and tried to shove the sheet BEHIND the bulb...but something was blocking it. I could not get the sheet to go all the way behind the light bulb. I looked and saw a wire. I figured "mmmkay, whatever" and proceeded to take the bulb out. Half an hour, and 13,041 swear words later I got the bulb out. That wire? It was sticking through the seam of where the electrical housing meets the base of the light box. It's not supposed to be sticking out like that. It was crammed through the seam and squished. I shoved it back into the housing. I put the bulb back in and slid the plastic sheet behind the bulb. I briefly reconsidered whether life was worth living after this whole ordeal, but I soldiered on and plugged the light box back in and flipped the switch. Nothing. I cracked the light box open again and spent another few minutes taking the bulb out and put it back in, wiggling, jiggling, manoeuvring, every way I could until I finally felt the click that felt right. I switched it on again and VOILA! LIGHT! GLORIOUS BRIGHT LIGHT! BUT OMG WHY DID THEY MAKE THIS THING SO EVIL!!!??? Fair warning, you may become maniacal trying to put this thing together. Send the kids to the neighbours, and by "neighbours" I mean Mexico or Canada, because you will be yelling and swearing so loudly that everyone in your neighbourhood...state...America... will hear you.