can I use 1x 18650 lithium battery instead of AAAx3?
No. That will not work for this product.
How do I turn my new porta bulb on I can’t get it on
The light should turn on by pressing the black power button. If it does not and you are sure the batteries are good and installed correctly, you may have a defective bulb. Please call support at 815-223-3393. We're happy to help.
i pressed the little button with the small sun on it with the up and down arrows,and for some reason i cant turn it off
Sounds like you have a remote control model. Try turning the light on manually first, then use the remote to turn it off. You should be able to turn it off and on with the remote after that. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if the problem persists. Thank you.
Can any light bulb screw into the base and still work?
The PortaBulb base is not threaded and does not accept a threaded light bulb. There is a metal piece inside the base that the magnet on the bottom of the bulb sticks to (magnetically). Everything on the PortaBulb that looks like a real light bulb is purely cosmetic. The PortaBulb is designed to not fit into any electrical sockets. It is a battery powered light and no electricity is involved at any time.
Can it screw into a regular light fixture? We have a lamp that has no elygoing into it, but we’d like a bulb like this for it.
Our PortaBulbs cannot be used in any electrical sockets and purposely do not fit as a safety measure.
How many lumens does it put out?
Although not officially tested, the PortaBulb puts out approximately 200 lumens of light in the high setting.
How many hours of light does one bulb provide? How many lumens does this produce?
Expect up to 6 hours of continuous light using qialiy alkaline batteries. Please remember these are designed to be used on an intermittant or "as needed" basis.
where is the power switch located?
The black power button is located on the side of the bulb.
Do these have the A/B switch so that they can be used with your product that has the "light switch"
Our standard PortaBulb does not work with the remote controlled systems. Only the bulbs that come with the remotes are compatible.
Can this product be used outdoors? For example on the outside of a building, exposed to the elements.
This light is not designed to be directly exposed to the elements. Covered outdoors is fine. Hope this helps.