When I first started designing my hockey-themed basement last year (please notice I didn’t say man cave because women can have caves too), I really wanted a goal light. In a perfect world this goal light would be connected to my wifi, synced to games, and go off when the Capitals scored. Even better: it’d have a horn.
I never thought I’d find something like this. And then Budweiser Canada invented it.
I’m going to be honest. There are things in this world that would be nice to have but you don’t really need. Then there are things that are nice, but you downright need to have in your life. And guys, the Budweiser Goal Light is the latter. It’s life changing.
I first learned about the Budweiser Goal Light in October from my awesome hockey-playing coworker Kristin. Her husband is from Canada and they routinely visit his family up north. She had bought a goal light herself and described it’s awesome to me. I was intrigued until she said they were only available in Canada. Ian sad.
Take a look at the promotional videos and you’ll see why.
In late December, however, I noticed that Budweiser Canada had begun shipping to the United States. And $159.99, it was nice knowing you. Two weeks later it arrived at my house and now it has a permanent residence on my RMNB desk.
Watch it in action as the Caps beat the Ducks in a shootout. (Make sure to turn on the sound)
Caps Win! pic.twitter.com/j2kEKaY9wt
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) March 8, 2016
The light is about a foot tall. To get it to work, you have to download the Budweiser Red Light’s app, sync your wifi, and then pick your favorite team as the Capitals. Boom. You’re done.
Actually. One last thing. And you’ll thank me.
The first night I used the light, I was shocked when the goal light would go off before the Caps scored goals. It seemed like destiny until I realized there’s a TV delay of about 10-15 seconds. In the app, you can adjust the settings so the light comes on delayed as well. How great is that?
And maybe you’ll even get a lot of good use out of it this April, May, and June.
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