I know, the headline is a lofty statement. We are talking about a tiny little night light, a girl can dream though, right?
So I was in the market for a night light, and I had to have an LED one because I knew it was energy efficient (didn't know it was that energy efficient). Everything I looked at online was over five bucks. I'm not paying five bucks for one tiny bulb! So on the next trip to IKEA I remembered to check if they have one, and of course IKEA saved the day. The tag was $2.99, much better. I got excited and took three. Why? Because it is great when I feed my little one at night and don't have to turn the lights on. Great for my husband to make a trip to the fridge if he wishes without turning the lights on. Useful when he comes home from the second shift after midnight and does not need to set the house ablaze with lights. This is also perfect for hallways and stairs. In the bathroom at night, perfect. Of course this might be useless for those who go to bed early and get up early, but we are a second shift family and night owls by nature, so this is just the thing we need.
It is actually quite bright, amazing how much light one tiny LED can give. The great thing though is that you can direct that light up or down, although I find it bright either way because the little grille on one side still lets through some light. It has a sensor, turns on at dusk automatically and turns off at dawn, neat! Just plug it in and forget about it. I do wish it had some kind of optional filters because I am not crazy about the stark white - almost blue light.
The best thing of course is that it only costs a few cents a year to operate. It is much better than keeping your lights on at night for tasks that don't really need bright light - like navigating to the fridge for a midnight snack (yeah, I know, very healthy). LEDs are great technology and IKEA is onto it. As you might already know, CFLs have mercury in them, they are not the safest thing around. I think more light fixtures should be made with and for LEDs, a much more environmentally friendly solution. Kudos to IKEA!
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Anastasia B (EcoMama)
I am a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a Christ follower, an Interior Designer, a blog author, a cook, an artist, an eco-conscious consumer, a nature lover, … more
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