HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The Guiding Light For Your Mailbox

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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The ability to find a house is something that is often taken for granted. Does the pizza or Chinese delivery guy need help finding your house? If they do you can bet that the police, fire department or ambulance may have to work to find it as well. Those are some people you don’t want just wandering around looking for you – you want them all to get to you as quickly as possible when you need them. That’s where the Guiding Light for your mailbox comes in.

About the Guiding 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.

I received a Guiding Light for your mailbox. It’s very easy to assemble. The Guiding Light is actually a saddle that fits over any standard sized US mailbox. There is a windowed area on each side where your house numbers go, that area lights up using a solar powered battery once darkness falls.

To get it ready to use first you have to put the numbers in.

guiding light 1

Lift the window.

guiding light where numbers go

There are small peg holes where the numbers rest.

guiding light numbers

Close the window area up and you’re ready to mount on your mailbox.

guiding light ready to attach

After mounting and attaching with the included hardware, remove the little protective tabs from the solar powered battery.

guiding light getting ready for first use

You’re finished.

This is my mailbox during the day.

guiding light attached light

This is my mailbox at night.

guiding light at night

You can actually see the lighted area of the mailbox from four blocks away. You can see the numbers at just about a block away.

The Guiding Light was easy to put together and attach and it looks terrific on the mailbox. More importantly, there is no mistaking the number of my house so there won’t be any delays in people (or food) getting to our house. I think this is a super cool item and I really like it.

The Guiding Light is currently only sold online at for $79.95.


ONE winner will receive their own Guiding Light.


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US addresses only please. 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.



sarah Mines December 13, 2009 - 4:51 pm

With my mailbox being on a road with the speed of 55mph it is hard to see the numbers while you are driving

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Eileen December 13, 2009 - 7:02 pm

THis would have come in handy when I was unfortunately sent by ambulance out at night and our house porch light is dim and numbers not very visible. ALSO…our snow plow took out our mailbox and even broke the heavy wooden post last year…we had to dig out all the flowers and bulb plants to redo the WHOLE thing. Would have been nice for the drive to see this at night easier. thanks…it is a GREAT idea!!!

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MJ December 13, 2009 - 8:44 pm

This would be great for emergencies. We live on a 1 block long dead end street and no one can find us!


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Deb Anderson December 13, 2009 - 9:39 pm

I would love to win this for my parents. They live way out in the country and it gets very dark at night. They are also in their 70’s – 80’s and my dad has leukemia. It would be a comfort to know that should an ambulance or emergency vehicle be needed, they could find the house without losing precious moments. And at absolutely no maintenance or bother for my parents! Love it!

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Peggy Gorman December 14, 2009 - 4:46 am

This would be fantastic because there are no lights by our driveway and the place is hard to find. Everyone I know goes right past! I love this light and its perfect for my mailbox

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Susan December 14, 2009 - 7:54 am

I would love this, even though my house is pretty easy to find, my family doesn’t seem to know when to turn the lights on at night, so a lot of times, when I arrive home when it’s dark, I use my cell phone to light the way. This would give me a little more light to find my way.


pat. December 14, 2009 - 10:02 am

Hey, I reconize the man installing it.

Eve @ Letters to Breathe December 14, 2009 - 12:16 pm

we live out in the boonies and could have used this so many times!

Aside from pizza, the biggest need was for a 911 call when my daughter was only a few months old and had a seizure, it was bad, her apnea alarm went off and everything, but 911 took 20 minutes because they passed our house FOUR times, because there are no street lights.

Thankfully most of the drivers know us now, she has had a few trips because of the seizures so they don’t take as long anymore- but this product would have helped A LOT!

Marci December 14, 2009 - 9:02 pm

I don’t know how many times the pizza guys haven’t been able to find our house. This would guide them in the right direction.

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JamericanSpice December 17, 2009 - 5:49 pm

This would be nice to have, esp at night so the pizza man will actually not pass our home.

Faythe @GMT December 20, 2009 - 8:34 pm

Wow, this is a great idea!
I live out in dark rural area, NO street lights & no one even has lights at the end of our driveways!
We have had a couple of ambulance calls that this could of been a faster response to if it had been dark out!
In fact the neighbors had a shed catch fire last winter & if hubby hadn’t seen the smoke roll across the front of our house & called them to wake them & 911, they would not be here today! And the fire dept did get turned around, as they thought it was a barn fire & came up the wrong road!
this would of been great for that!

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Faythe @GMT December 20, 2009 - 8:35 pm

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