Unfortunately due to a spinal problem I have, around the house part of the time I have to use a walking Stick. I have a walking stick for going out with camera attachment see my review [HERE], But around the house I use an old wooden cain that my late father and grandfather owned.
Though one day while we was at a market one of the stalls were selling illuminated waking sticks they were under a fiver so I got one. It come in two parts that screw together, the bottom part is clear plastic and the top part has the light which unscrews to put 3 AA batteries in. The handle is curved with a foam grip. At the end of the handle is the button to turn it on or off.
Once together the stick is strong and can put a lot of weight on it. Once on the little bulb illuminates the clear plastic so gives a fair bit of light all around. Its enough light so you can see where you are walking in the dark. As I have to get up in the nights due to pain, it saves me having to turn on main lights so I don’t wake the missus up. I find it very useful when getting up and down the stairs as that is where I have the problems with as I loose my footings sometimes.
I have had this nearly a year now and used at least twice a week in the night and changed the batteries twice and these are the cheap batteries that you get in packs of 10 from the discount shops and poundshop. I don’t really like the design of the handle as I prefer a straight stick with normal curved handle. The height is 92cm (36″) and isn’t adjustable but I find the height just about right.
>I have seen then on amazon and ebay for under £15 including the postage, so they are good value for what it is. I wouldn’t use as my main stick and definitely would use out and about as isn’t that stylish. But for safety around the house it is one of the best products I have had.
Here is the info off the box:
The illuminated walking stick has the support of a traditional cane with the added benefit of also being able to provide light using the bright bulb enclosed in the shaft. Excellent for providing more vision in dimly lit areas and an extra degree of support. Ideal for using when going up and down stairs, getting into the car, etc. Enables you to see potential obstacles when walking at night. The light switch is located on the handle to enable you to turn the light on and off with ease.
Length: 36″ standard
Weight: 672g Approximately
Individual Weight Support: 114kg
Materials: Aluminium and polycarbonate
Handle: Ergonomic design molded from durable ABS plastic
Extras: Can be taken apart for travel and storage
Lamp Life: 40 Hours (switch off when not use) Runs of 3 AA batteries (not included)
Unscrew the lampholder cap and insert 3 AA batteries with the positive (=) end pointing toward the lampholder. Re-attach the lampholder car and screw on the polycarbonate tube to the main body. Push the switch and see the Walking Stick light up
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