HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Guiding Light For Your Mailbox



I heard hubby saying to my eldest, “And they saw the light.” At first I thought he was referring to the Wise men. He decidedly wasn’t. He was talking about a the Guiding Light – a new sleeve with light house numbers that fits over any standard mailbox. What a fantastic innovation that helps emergency vehicles, mailmen, delivery people, even friends find your house!

About the Guilding Light For Your Mailbox

The Guiding Light is a solar-powered sleeve that fits over any standard mailbox and illuminates your house numbers, making it easier for first-responders, friends and family, and delivery people to find your home quickly – especially important when seconds count in an emergency.

When I first saw it I immediately wanted one as our current one is almost thirty years old and attached to a rusting metal i-beam. You see long ago the kids in the neighborhood were punks. After they destroyed most of the mailboxes on our block a few times, hubby declared war and won. The mailbox outlasted the punks long, long time gone. Mailbox descriptors: Big, black, ugly….

Hubby decided that we too must have a Guiding Light for Your Mailbox but refused to take the old one down. I pointed out that it wouldn’t fit. He countered with, “We could put a post for it in the yard.”

I laughed at him and the idea of a pole with a sleeve perched on top swaying in the breeze then offered a simple solution. “Honey, just take the old one down.”

I was lucky enough to be sent one of the Guiding Light for Your Mailbox to review.  I wouldn’t have him install it if I really didn’t like it. That is how I am. Hubby replaced all the outside lighting last year and our old mailbox,  as is,  sticks out like big sore thumb.

You can see Guiding Light clearly from a block away when it is pitch black. Because it is solar-powered, it needs no wiring–just a little time in the sun. It only comes in black. I think it would be nice if a white color option was made available. I would also love to see an option to add your name.

The Guiding Light currently is sold only online at for $79.95. It fits on any standard size mailbox. The box includes the mailbox saddle, three installed C-size rechargeable batteries, six sets of house numbers (0 thru 9), four screws and four threaded U clips. It could be especially important in an emergency when seconds count.


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