• Handbag Light
  • Handbag Light
  • Handbag Light
  • Handbag Light
  • Handbag Light


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.

  • 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.

155 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Works great


Bought 2 of these...gave one to my daughter immediately as she carries a big handbag and could never find anything buried deep within it. She...More >


Much appreciated gift


Gifted the handbag light to two women in my life. Both love it. Unexpected and useful and one actually uses it as a portable night light. The...More >


where was this all my life


This light has changed my life and has ended all those grumbling impatient shoppers behind me in line at the checkout counter waiting for me...More >


Let there be light!


I love how this light knows just when to go on and off.
It greatly helps me with my black purse!


This was a great hit for Valentine's Day


My wife (and our grandchildren) really liked this item...almost as much as my wife liked it. The light is very bright and turns on as soon as...More >

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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).
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