Never before had I thought that a black light would come in so handy. I had a black light with some black light posters on a wall when I was a teenager. That wall became my favorite. So, I always associated black lights with awesome colors and décor. Little did I know.
I recently received a black light flashlight. Apparently, it is used to spot urine from pets. I do not have any pets, but I wondered if it could be used so spot other things. Boy, does it ever!
A couple months ago, my son acquired a jar of peanut butter, and being the sneak that he is he took it into my bedroom and began painting the walls and the carpet with the popular spread. I scrubbed the walls and the carpet for hours, trying to get rid of all of the peanut butter and extinguish the smell. After I could not see or smell anything, I knew my task was complete and successful . . . until I shone the black light on the spots that I scrubbed. Those spots lit up like Christmas!! I found that to be fascinating, because the naked eye could not see any residual peanut butter.
So, more scrubbing for me.
This is an awesome gadget to have - especially if you want to make darned sure that your home is squeaky clean. Just be sure you don't shine it in someone's eyes. My daughter was playing with it, trying to find dirty spots, and accidentally pointed it at my face. The light did hurt my eyes. Just a word of caution.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.