By Rochelle Maruch Miller

With over 40 years of experience in the lighting profession, Mark Blechner is the definitive source for all things lighting-related. Blessed with keen business acumen and extensive expertise of the industry, he realized that LED lighting technology and functional practical design could be combined with halachic approval to create the ultimate lighting product to enhance the oneg Shabbos.

A professional as well as a ben Torah, Mark set the bar high for himself and his team of experts to bring the product to fruition. Every component of SHABBOSLITE® had to adhere to the high standards of excellence — from quality to safety to halachic approval.

SHABBOSLITE® large LED table and clip-on model lamps are manufactured to the highest electrical and safety standards. They have been approved for use on Shabbos by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Halperin of the Institute for Science and Halacha in Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem and by Rabbi Tzvi Ortner of Halachic Tech USA of Boro Park, Brooklyn, New York. SHABBOSLITE® models will enhance your Shabbos lighting needs and are designed to be versatile, functional, user-friendly, and electrically safe.

Intrigued, I asked Mark to describe how LED lighting technology merges with halachic approval in the SHABBOSLITE®.

“The EZ-Slide Shutter™ simulates turning ‘off’ the light,” he explained. “The intensity of the light output can also be adjusted by sliding the EZ-Slide Shutter™ to the desired light-blocking position. When completely closed, there is absolutely no light leakage in the room.”

Unique in concept, SHABBOSLITE® was created with meticulous attention to every detail, including offering visual comfort during use. The flexible gooseneck allows the LED light shade to be adjusted to direct the light to wherever it is needed, thereby providing the user with the best lighting angle. “Tilt the shade downward for reading and study; tilt it sideways for back lighting, or upwards for soft ambient night lighting,” Mark advises.

As an innovative industry leader with his finger on the pulse of cutting-edge technology, Blechner has developed a product so impeccably designed, you will want to use it, not only on Shabbos, but all week long! The SHABBOSLITE® table model is ideal for use at your bedside, in the study, or in the living room. You can use it at home or when traveling — it even has a USB charging port for your phone or tablet.

“The SHABBOSLITE® has been designed by our company’s professionals using rugged components — from high grade plastic material to the latest UL and CE listed LED component wiring and FCC listed power adapters that have newly designed snap-in worldwide plug adapters. The LED chips are of superior grade and will not flicker or dim over time. LED light is energy efficient. The LED light source in SHABBOSLITE® provides crisp, bright light with minimal wattage usage. The EZ-Slide Shutter™ has been tested in the closed position with the lights on for many consecutive days for heat-sink and temperature safety. Although large enough for versatile function ability, SHABBOSLITE® table lamps can be folded to a compact size for easy travel, fitting into the travel pouch that is included with each unit.”

With summer camp fast approaching and camp shopping in full swing, the SHABBOSLITE® clip-on lamp model is a must-have for every camper — as well as for every student planning to spend the coming year studying in Israel. Indeed, it is an essential item for everyone.

Although Mark has been selling table lamps and desk lamps, his idea of designing the SHABBOSLITE® clip-on lamp model took flight during a conversation with his son-in-law.

“We were discussing the ubiquitous clip-on fans used in summer camp,” Mark recalls. “Why not match it by designing a clip-on model of the SHABBOSLITE®?” Always on a quest for fresh and innovative products, he brought the concept to fruition, and thus was SHABBOSLITE® clip-on model created, available for the summer 2018 camp season.

SHABBOSLITE® is bright enough to read or learn by at a bedside, in guest rooms, on a table, or near a vanity in a hotel room, or summer camp, and is soft enough to be used as an ambient nightlight in a child’s room. Additionally, SHABBOSLITE® is functional, allowing the light to be directed to the specific place of choice. The SHABBOSLITE® design simulates the light being turned off or dimmed. Designed for worldwide use, SHABBOSLITE® will be your ultimate “in real time” Shabbos companion anytime and anywhere.

The SHABBOSLITE® table and clip-on models have the following features:

  • 120-240V UL and CE listed worldwide power adapter
  • 110V and 230V interchangeable plug adapters are included for worldwide use
  • A USB cable powers the unit from your laptop or desktop (SHABBOSLITE® clip-on version)
  • Crisp white LED light that is easy on the eyes for reading
  • Multiple light settings for different lumen light level outputs
  • 3 touch dimmer settings (SHABBOSLITE® table lamp version)
  • High-low switch settings (SHABBOSLITE® clip-on version)
  • USB port charges your phone or tablet even when the lamp is turned off (SHABBOSLITE® table version)
  • Sturdy 2″-wide grip metal clamp (SHABBOSLITE® clip-on version)
  • Handy travel bag included

Providing a plethora of lighting possibilities, SHABBOSLITE® is the perfect gift for any occasion, be it a simcha, graduation, hospitality, thank-you, housewarming, or dorm gift. Simply stated, it is a unique and much appreciated way to gift family, friends — and even yourself.

For further information, please refer to the SHABBOSLITE® ad in this issue of the 5TJT.

Rochelle Maruch Miller is a contributing editor for the Five Towns Jewish Times. She is a journalist, creative media consultant, lecturer, and educator, and writes for magazines, newspapers, websites, and private clients. She welcomes your comments at Rochellemiller04@aol.com.

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