The Philips GuideLight uses LED's to illuminate the light. There are several benefits to this &mdash one charge will last the entire night, LED's are cool to the touch and the way they are positioned in the light allow them to illuminate a room as opposed to serving as a spotlight. To keep the GuideLight up and running, the use of the included induction charger is needed.
One of the best features of the light is the motion detecter. The light will stay on until no movement is detected for 20 seconds or more. So, if you're carrying it around on your finger, or have it hanging in the bathroom while you're in there &mdash it will stay on. As soon as you set it down or leave the bathroom &mdash it will turn off. While on the induction charger, the GuideLight will turn on when there's a power outage due to a safety light feature.
For easy carrying and hanging in rooms, the light has a hook-like handle on the top. Think of this as a modern day lantern or a less harsh flash light.