How to Choose The Best Night Light

Last Updated on March 18, 2021 by Nelson

Lamps are typical home and office decorations as well as a regular lighting fixture, so more often than not, we forget to take precaution in choosing the best light. If you thought that any lamp would do, I’m afraid to tell you-you’re wrong. Here we will talk about the different things you need to know and consider before buying your perfect night light.

Before we dive deep into how you can choose the best night light, here are some of the benefits of having a night light:

  • A night light, with a proper color setting, will help you to easily fall asleep.
  • It lets you see what’s going on in the middle of the night, without the shock of brightness.
  • It uses less electricity, so it’s more cost-efficient.

Now, for the tips.

First, let’s talk about location. It’s important to first consider where you are going to place or you are able to place your lamp or night light. The key here is to check where your power outlet is. Normally, a power outlet will be placed in different areas of a room’s wall. If you have a console or side table available, you can easily place it near that power outlet so you could easily plug and unplug your night light. Another option would be to invest in a good quality, rechargeable night light, such as the Gahaya 3D Printed Moon Lamp. This particular night light charges completely for only 3 hours and can be used up to 20 hours, depending on the brightness setting.

Next, you have to consider what color of light is appropriate. A colored night light is a neat way to add a certain mood and feel to a room. Choosing the right color, however, can be quite tricky.

According to Dr. Michael Grandner, a Board-certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and a member of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the University of Pennsylvania, a red-orange hue is the best color for a night light. The logic in this is that since our eyes use colors to identify daytime to nighttime, bright blue-green hues would mean it’s still daytime while the red-orange hues signal nighttime.

Now let’s move on to the different types of night light that you can choose from. There’s the typical Plug-In Night Light which is nice but pretty basic. It doesn’t have a cord so you simply plug it straight into your outlet. A Projection Night Light is quite good since it can project different images rather than just provide regular lighting. The problem with this one though is that you have to position it well in order to achieve the image you’re trying to project. If you have quite a small room, this would not work well. Next, we have the classic Lamp and Shade, which is good but can be a little boring. What’s nice about the lamp and shade is its ability to provide a softer light because of the shade. A great alternative to this, though, would be an epic 3D Printed Moon Lamp. It gives off a soft glow as well, but it looks more magical.

With all these in mind, let’s not forget that safety should always be the top priority. Once you have chosen a night light to buy, make sure to carefully read the instructions and the product guide. If you’re buying online, check for comments from previous customers and get their feedback. Whether you buy online or in-store, confirm their policy regarding product returns. Ask for the number of days you can return a product and what kind of problem is accepted for returns. While you’re on that note, ask about product replacement as well. Trust me, it may come in handy. Overall, just do a little research to ensure that you and your family will be safe to enjoy your new, beautiful night light.