Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Product: Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Light
Manufacturer’s Description: Shine a little magic on your desk or mantle piece with this stunning Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Light. A beautiful LED light inspired by the iconic crest of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the light features the symbols of all four houses of Hogwarts; Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.
Review: I love Harry Potter and have seen all the films, including the recent Fantastic Beasts film. I own a time turner necklace, and James and I both refuse to get rid of our copies of the novels, so we have two of each book, plus I have the ebooks and the audiobooks. We are big fans, and are looking forward to being able to introduce the children to the World of Wizardry when they are a little older.
Paladone have a new range of Harry Potter products, including this wonderful Hogwarts Crest Light, which they sent us to try out & review.
The light comes well packed in an attractive cardboard box – perfect for a gift for any Potterhead! Inside the box is the stand, a USB cable, the perspex sheet that slots into the stand with the crest engraved on, and the instructions.
It is really simple to put together – you simply slot the crest into the stand – it slots in quite firmly and doesn’t wobble about all over the place.
The stand has the Harry Potter logo on the front in shiny gold, and is very smart looking. You can power the light either by a USB cable (I’ve plugged mine into my computer), or with AA batteries, which go into the compartment underneath the stand. A small crosshead screwdriver is needed to open up the compartment which is a great safety measure with kids in the house.
The USB port is a standard microUSB one, and as it comes with a decent length cable you have some flexibility about how far from your computer you can pop the light.
I think this crest light is beautiful – the Hogwarts crest is really clearly engraved onto it, and has loads of detail. The four houses – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff – are all represented, and the school motto ‘Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus’ (Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon) is on there as well.
It looks great with the LED lights on making it shine beautifully, with a lovely warm light. It looks pretty great with the light off, too!
Standing at just under 10 inches tall, this light is a great feature item for any Harry Potter fan without being too big (or too tiny!). It doesn’t take up too much space and looks brilliant on my desk – it is a bit of a gloomy corner of the room so it’s great to have that little bit of extra light to brighten it up a bit
I think this would make a perfect gift for a Harry Potter fan of any age – 5 stars!