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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Guiding Light For Your Mailbox

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GIFT IDEA – 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 www.guidingmailbox.com 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.

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a Guiding Light for your mailbox.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter check out the Guiding Light online. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one time this would have been helpful for you.

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THE SMALL PRINT.

US addresses only please. No PO Boxes. This contest will end on Sunday 12/20/09 at 11:59 pm est. If you?ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they?ve won. Good luck to everyone!

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

48 thoughts on “HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Guiding Light For Your Mailbox

  1. I grew up IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE! We never got our phone man to our house on time…or even my friends. I think that this would now make my moms life better

  2. We live in the country and the lighting isn’t great. I’m sure with these short days it is most difficult on the UPS and FedX workers. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  3. Our driveway is off a different road than the mailbox so repairmen in particular have a tendency to assume we can’t possibly be the house they are looking for. An Eagle Scout project started distributing housenumbers on a stake to help with first responders. This Guiding Light is a wonderful idea

  4. This would be helpful for us because it is easy to go past our house. We have had friends and family overshoot our driveway slightly, only to sharply turn at the last minute, and wind up in our very deep ditch. I am sure they would have appreciated this item!! Thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

  5. Well, I live on top of a mountain and it gets superrr foggy. One night, it was so bad that I could barely even see out of the front window. … I almost hit the mailbox. =/ But on the bright side.. my fiance and I made it to my parents’ for dinner!

  6. I like the fact that in an emergency, EMT’s, police and anyone else trying to help us, would be able to find us quickly & efficently. Being a Mom, what more could you ask for?

  7. addendum to the streetlights remark…have had friends visiting for 1st time who couldn’t tell if they were at the right house because of lack of light…had to go to the door to see!

  8. This light would have been great the night my friends ended up at our neighbors (who were gracious, but surprised that a man dressed as Santa was at their door!), instead of our house!

  9. We live in the country so our address is hard to find. We called for the police once and they had a hard time finding us, this item surely would have helped. Great giveaway, thanks!

  10. This would be great, we live outside of town and have no street lights anywhere. It can get very dark and impossible to see our address.

  11. Unfortunately I have been on a few ambulance runs the past years. I know they would have appreciated the light to show exactly where we were…as in dark the house numbers dont show up easily where they are placed. thank you

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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