Nite Ize WrapLit LED bends and contorts to your lighting needs
By C.C. Weiss
June 8, 2012
The Nite Ize WrapLit LED Utility Light combines LED lighting and a big, rubberized twist tie to give you a light with an infinite number of personalities. Tie it over your work area, sculpt it into a lamp, wrap it around your arm and otherwise bend it to your needs.
Sometimes you need a flashlight. Sometimes you need an overhead reading lamp. Other times, you need a single-function utility light. The WrapLit aims to give you all of that and more. The device plants Nite Ize's INOVA Microlight atop its 18-inch (45.7 cm) Gear Tie Reusable Rubber Twist Tie. The result is a light that bends and twists to your specifications. You can snake the light into tight spaces, hang it from the roof of a camping tent or off a piece of furniture, wrap it around your neck, or build it into a stationary lamp - it gives you versatility that few other lights can.
We've seen plenty of lamps and utility lights with bendable necks, but this one looks to be particularly compact thanks to the key-chain sized LED it uses. Also, the fact that the twist tie serves as its entire base makes it a little more versatile than those that have stands or handles.
The pictures in the gallery show a few different functions, but you can probably think of a bunch of others off the top of your head. The light isn't exactly powerful (six lumens on high), but it should get the job done when working in close quarters.
The WrapLit has four different lighting modes: high, low, strobe and signal. It casts light up to 50 feet (15 m) and is visible from up to a mile (1.6 km) away. Up to 22 hours of power come from two replaceable lithium CR2016 batteries.
Nite Ize introduced the WrapLit earlier this year, and it's available now for US$12.99.
Source: Nite Ize
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