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Handbag Light Handbag Light

Handbag Light

by SOI

Full Details

  • 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


4.5 avg. (268 reviews)

Excellent product - Dependable
11/10/2019 by Patty
Works consistently. Round flat shape keeps it from getting caught up on other stuff in my purse. Because it glows all over, it lights up everything near it. I never have to reach in and move this light around to find stuff. High, highly recomment!
Interesting little light
11/01/2019 by Theresa
I really like the idea behind this light. It's small enough not to get in the way but bright enough to see everything i need in the bottom of my totes. I just wish it would stay lit a bit longer than it does.
Perfect purse light
11/01/2019 by NC
Bought many of these for myself and to give as gifts. No more searching especially in dark bags. Everyone I have given them to has commented on how great
Excellent choice for my mom
11/01/2019 by Laura
I purchased this for my 88 yo mother who forever looses things in her oversized handbag. Though she wasn't sure about it at first, she tells me its been great to have.
SOI light
11/01/2019 by Vk
Love it. Mine was a gift and liked it so much bought 3 of them for Christmas gifts.
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Handbag Light

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.


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). more Their Story