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.

189 Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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2nd Purchase


The 1st time I purchased this item I ended up giving it to a friend that admired it everytune we net. This is the 2nd one and I intend to keep it in my bag ONLY.
Great idea! Very useful to find things in your bag.
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SOI hand bag light


I just love this company, have ordered many many things and everything has been the perfect. Just received this handbag light and what a great idea, I can now find what I'm looking for without any problem... If it doesn't come one right away, I just brush against it with my hand, and then there is light.. Great idea !!!! Thanks. MariilynMore > < Less


Was a hit!


Everyone receiving this purse was thrilled and asked: why didn't I think of that?


Handbag light is a god send


I purchased one of these for my wife just this past Christmas and wanted to wait a couple weeks of her trying before I wrote my review. Hands Hands down one of her favorite gifts I purchased for her, she always carries a deep hand bag and she ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY LOVES this light.

I cannot say enough good things about this product, I have even pulled it from her bag to use to find items when in the car.

The two gentlemen that invented this have made my wife and I’m sure many others very happy and my wife is planning on purchasing one for her mother and both sisters for birthdays this year.

You guys made me look and feel like a hero and I will always shop The Grommet going forward due to all your amazing ideas and innovative ideas.
Again cannot day enough good and positive things about this product and company, incredibly fast shipping, excellent economic and environmentaly friendly packaging.

The Grommet Rocks!
The SOI handbaglight Rocks!

Thank you very much and keep up the amazing job and ideas!!!!!

Warmest regards,
Bobby Taylor
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Awesome find


Gave it to my wife for a stocking stuffer and she loved it.

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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).