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.

211 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?


My wife and her best friend, who is getting married in two weeks, absolutely love it!


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Every person I’ve bought this for loves it. The only problem is remembering to transfer it from one bag to another. Really great idea, though.




I loved this so much I bought one for my 93 year old Mom. Now she can find ANYTHING in her handbag with the light that is always waiting to light up her life!More > < Less


Incredibly cool


For my mom’s big handbag, this is a game changer. I got one for my mother in law too and she loves it. It is a wonderful tool for older people who need it in tote bags or drawers or closets.More > < Less




This was a great purchase. It is very light weight and doesn't add any bulk to my already full bag. It turns on automatically when it senses movement in my bag, and turns off as soon as the movement stops. Just the right amount of brightness to find what I'm looking for! I love it!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).