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Kid-Proof Your Outlets With Style

Tech Dad, Kirk Yunhnke, profiles the SnapPower SafeLight.

If you have little ones running around the house, then you know how important it is to cover those power outlets. Luckily, newer outlets have protection built-in but most homes don’t have those yet, and the old-school child safety plugs are a pain in the tail. A Utah company has figured out a smarter, more elegant way to protect the power outlets from curious little hands.

SnapPower SafeLight blocks outlets until you slide the plastic cover over to reveal the holes. It works like many child safety devices already on the market but the plastic covers are built into the faceplate. It looks sleek and custom.

On top of the child-safety aspect, SafeLight also has small LED lights built into the bottom of the faceplate. You hardly notice them if you’re not looking for them. When you turn off the room lights, the faceplate glows, creating an ambient light that illuminates the floor or a countertop. That makes the SafeLight even better than just a typical child safety device.

Installing the SafeLight is as easy as turning off the breaker for that outlet, replacing the outlet plate, and then turning the power back on. In my test, it took me a total of five minutes to replace one outlet. That’s it, you’re done!

SafeLights are available for $17 each (or discounted in 5- or 10-packs). Available on Amazon or online at

Kirk Yunhnke is a father of three kids and an admitted tech geek. You can find him weekday mornings anchoring Good Day Colorado on Fox31 News.

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