"Or-Li" - A Shabbat Lamp

It is often necessary to change the intensity of a light on Shabbat. Even if a timer is available (for instance, in a hotel), it is not always easy to predict in advance exactly when the lights will be needed.

 In addition, a light is often needed unexpectedly – for example, if a baby wakes up – after which it must be turned off again. In a child's room we might want to turn the light off before the timer disconnects the electricity in the rest of the house. On the other hand, people who have trouble sleeping might wake up in the middle of the night and want a light. And often no Shabbat timer is available, as in many hotels.

The Or-Li is simple to operate and completely safe to use. It uses a LED, which is relatively cool and saves on the cost of electricity. From the halachic point of view it is not considered a flame, avoiding the halachic problem of muktzeh  – a rabbinical prohibition to handle it on Shabbat.

The 3W LED provides powerful light for years to come.

  • Uses almost no electricity
  • Compact and portable (approx. 500 grams)
  • Strong and flexible (the lamp body is made from metal)
  • Safe - has no glass
  • The lamp can be hung on the wall


 For more details, contact The Zomet Institute.

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