Model # 17401

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GE Motion Activated LED Porta-Light

Discontinued GE

Motion Activated LED Porta-Light

  • Portable night light activates when motion is detected
  • Mount to wall or hang from doorknob/closet with included hook
  • Perfect for a bedroom, bathroom, closet, utility room and more

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Product Overview

Save money and energy with the GE Motion-Activated Porta-Light Night Light. This battery-operated portable night light activates when motion is detected, making it perfect for a bedroom, bathroom, closet, utility room and more. You can also mount the night light on a wall, hang it from a doorknob or in a closet with the included hook. The non-replaceable, long-life LED bulb costs pennies a year to operate and generates virtually no heat. For indoor use only.

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Customer Questions & Answers

will a cat be big enough to trigger motion sensor?

our cat has been peeing on area rugs at night. the vet informed us that it might be he can't see well at night. we started leaving the overhead lights on where we keep his box and now we would like a small light for our cat to see when he's using the box to save on electricity.
Asked by: Anonymous
Our cat can trigger it. We hanged it from a door knob.
Answered by: ST
Date published: 2015-11-08

What type of batteries does it use?

Asked by: Anonymous
3 AA batteries
Answered by: Melanie
Date published: 2015-09-17

Does the motion trigger the light on all the time or only in the dark?

I would not want it coming on if other lights are already on.
Asked by: curious
only in the dark
Answered by: ledeac
Date published: 2016-04-18

If there is an LED bulb there must be some wattage. What is it?

If placed behind a door, can it still detect someone approaching the door at night?
Asked by: hilcar
Requires 3 AA batteries so I guess 4.5 watts. If question 2 means will it detect motion through a door, the answer is no.
Answered by: ledeac
Date published: 2016-04-18
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Customer Reviews

Motion Activated LED Porta-Light is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great night lights When our 3 year old started to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, we needed a light that she could work since the light switch in the bathroom is too high for her to reach and there is not a power outlet in the room. We bought 2 of these to try in the hallway (also no outlet) and bathroom. After a couple of weeks, we decided to buy 3 more for our living room, second bath, and kitchen. The sensor works about 12-15 feet away and is sensitive enough that our 18 month old will trigger it (when it is placed about door handle height or lower).
Date published: 2012-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great safety light especially for elderly first purchased on for myself for dark hallway at night and found it to be excellent since then have purchased 5 additional ones for elderly relatives who need a safety light but not all the time. When light is in motion sensor it stays on long enough that you don't have a fear of it going out before you get to your destination. The light is very bright and has a good range. It has 3 modes motion sensor mode, stays on like a flashlight and has an off position. Very convenient can be attached to a wall or comes with a hander that lets you hang it on a door knob. Best thing I have ever found. Would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2012-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Dark Hallway We needed this for my elderly mother so she can see the hallway when getting up in the middle of the night. It's the right amount of light for a nightlight without being too bright. I like the hook which we use on a closet door and no installation is required. It's also great that it has an off switch so it doesn't have to go on and off all day when you don't need it - just turn it to "auto" at bed time and it's good to go. I put rechargable batteries in so I'll see how that works out.
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Night Light that Comes On When You Need It Have now bought 4 of these neat little night lights that come on only when they sense movement. Placed one on the bathroom vanity, one in the kitchen/dining room, gave one as a gift and now deciding where to put the fourth. Only $9.99 each. Look nice and give just the right amount of light to show the way. Turn off automatically after 20-30 seconds when no movement is sensed. Put batteries in, set the light on automatic and you're ready to go. Highly recommend. Great value for the price.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Product This is just what I needed. I needed a nightlight for the bathroom for the cats (no windows in the bathroom) and this was perfect. I am saving on electricity and batteries since it is motion activated and only lights up when someone enters the room. It also has a setting to keep the light on should you choose. You can hang it on a doorknob (it comes with a hook) or place it on a table. I plan to purchase more for the rest of the house in the future. Also, my local Home Depot didn't actually carry it, but I ordered it online and was able to pick it up at the store. Pretty cool.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product These lights are very sensitive and can pick up movement from about 15 feet away. They are bright enough to see clearly when moving around but not too bright if you have to get up in the middle of the night. Having the hangar handles make this useful in many room and you do not need to have a outlet attached to it. Baby friendly to keep out of reach!
Date published: 2012-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Motion activated porta-light After several weeks, units are performing well with no problems as yet. Light is not that bright, but adequate for purposes as a night light.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great little device for dark corners This auto-light is wonderful. It takes up little room and does a decent job of providing light in small areas. It will not, however, light up a large area with much light. As a night light it would be perfect. It works very well and is simple to set up, or hang on a wall.
Date published: 2013-02-12
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