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Stick Up Bulb Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line


  • Battery-powered
  • Cool to touch
  • Shatterproof plastic
  • Can be handheld


  • Fairly dim light
  • Batteries last only 3.5 hours
Our Analysis
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We found the most useful review at KDKA, where the Stick Up Bulb and two competing products are discussed. A review from WZZM posted on YouTube.com covers the Stick Up Bulb, but doesn't evaluate durability or battery life. Tests at Popular Mechanics are more critical and objective, and we found several owner-written reviews and ratings at Amazon.com. We found fewer reviews at InfomercialRatings.com, and a handful of owners review the Stick Up Bulb at Target.com.

Our Sources

Yvonne Zanos, Consumer Editor, May 14, 2007

This review is especially useful because the tester, Dina Clark, tests both the wireless Stick Up Bulb and two competing products. The Westinghouse Stick Up Bulb works and proves the brightest, but its batteries last only 3.5 hours. The competing lights, by contrast, last 100 hours but prove disappointing because they dim noticeably from the initial bright light.

, Dec. 16, 2007

In this enthusiastic video from WZZM in Grand Rapids, Mich., reporter Lauren Stanton recommends the Stick Up Bulb for closets and hallways where it would be expensive to wire in a standard light fixture. The bulb is tested in a walk-in closet, where the closet owner agrees that it's "bright enough to pick out your brown socks, compared with your black socks."

Editors of Popular Mechanics, Jan. 8, 2009

Tests of the wireless Stick Up Bulb (in a closet and in a tool shed) find that the four AA batteries last 3.5 hours, producing a " wan, squint-inducing light." Editors say a flashlight or a stick-on LED light would be more useful, calling this bulb's krypton technology outmoded.

Contributors to Amazon.com,

More than 30 owners review the Westinghouse Stick Up Bulb here, giving it a low average rating of only 2.5 stars out of a possible five, with only about a third of the reviews positive. Complaints include dim light, the bulb falling off the wall, using batteries too fast and the bulb burning out almost immediately.

Contributors to InfomercialRatings.com,

More than a dozen owners review the Stick Up Bulb here, giving it a relatively low average rating of three stars out of a possible five. Owners seem to go to one extreme or the other: either finding the bulbs durable and very convenient, or reporting that the bulbs burned out way too soon. A separate page at this site publishes owner-written reviews of competing products, which get the same average rating but for different reasons.

Contributors to Target.com,

The handful of owners reviewing the Westinghouse Stick Up Bulb here give it mixed reviews. Some find it very convenient, while others complain that it worked for only a day or two.

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