Handbag Light


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SOI puts an end to blindly rummaging through your purse or backpack to find keys, wallet, or a pen. This clever little 1.5 ounce light turns on when it senses your hand. Battery operated and easy to transfer from bag to bag, SOI is the world’s first automatic bag light.

  • Materials: Polycarbonate shells (white), AAA Alkaline batteries, PCB with LED and controller, Packaging: Recycled cardboard
  • Special proximity sensors can tell when your hand is close and will light up in response for approximately 8 seconds
  • Automatically switches off, saving battery life
  • Put an end to endless digging through your purse
  • Small, light, and perfect for travel
  • High-quality LEDs and optimised control circuit programming for enhanced battery life and better lighting power
  • Battery will last approximately 6000 cycles (turning on and then turning off)
  • 2x AAA included and installed
  • Made in Bielefeld, Germany
  • Dimensions: 3" diameter x 0.9"
  • Weight: 0.11 lb.

257 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Absolutely brilliant!

6/24/2019 by Vanessa

Please tell me two things: why do handbag designers insist on using black linings? And second- why didn't I know about this smart little gadget before now?
It's perfect. It lights up the black hole that is the inside of every handbag that I own. Get yours before I buy them all to send to my girlfriends. So simple, so great, so necessary.
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I can see now!

6/22/2019 by Lisa

This has been an invention that has been needed for a long time now. Thank You! Works great!


Best Purse Light Ever

5/29/2019 by Amanda

I tried many lights for my purse but this SOI Handbag Light is the best because the whole light lights up. With other lights I would have to find the light, turn it on and still have to hang onto it to find what I was looking for in my purse. Not with this SOI light. It automatically turns on when reaching into my purse and lights up the whole bag. No need to hang on to the light. Great product. I bought two of them.More > < Less


Nice gift

5/18/2019 by Midge

My mother just downsized, so this was a perfect Mother's Day gift. I also sent one to her neighbor, who was like a second mom to my family while we were growing up.

Both ladies were intrigued with the light, and in the first few days, both had the opportunity to share it with others. People at the hair salon, church and coffee group were all impressed with this useful gift. And now I'm the talk of my hometown.

While a little pricey, this is a nice gift for someone--and it requires no dusting!
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How does anyone live without this light?

4/23/2019 by Nancy

Round, but flat, so fits nicely in your bag, this bright light in your overstuffed gear is incredible. Lights up with a slight amount of pressure. No more digging and feeling around in the dark. Makes a great gift for man or woman.More > < Less

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SOI - Sensor Bag Light

About SOI

Reach & See

Rummaging around blindly for something in your bag or backpack is a thing of the past. Say hello to SOI.

SOI is the world’s first automatic bag light. Put it in your purse, briefcase, or backpack and, when you reach in to grab something, SOI instantly lights up. This little disc has detection technology that recognizes when a hand is nearby and turns on. Then it automatically shuts off a few moments after you remove your hand.

Founders Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel came up with the idea for SOI during a power failure at a folk festival. They looked around at all the women using cigarette lighters or cell phones to look inside their bags, and knew there had to be a better way.

SOI weighs less than 1.5 ounces and is easy to transfer from bag to bag. It’s hands-free, energy efficient, and sustainably produced—nearly all of the materials used to make SOI are 100% recyclable. After 3,000 or so cycles, just replace the batteries.

Save yourself time and hassle, and let SOI make your life a little easier (and a little brighter).