The LED night light is an original device that has a lot of advantages. In modern lighting stores, you can find a variety of models of fixtures that can be used for different purposes.
What is it?
An LED night light is an LED lamp. LEDs are capable of converting electrical current into light. And the brightness of the device depends on how powerful the flow is. LEDs gained their popularity at the end of the last century and have changed a lot since then. They are used in various spheres of life, for example, when installing banners or for decorating show programs.
LEDs can be distinguished into several types:
Multicolor - they are based on the optical effect of obtaining many shades by mixing three primary colors. As a rule, for this you need to mix red, blue and green, which in different combinations will help to get other colors
High power - based on very bright diodes, which are arranged in two rows. These diodes have the most powerful luminous flux that can be. Thanks to such brightness and power, they are used not only for nightlights, but also for basic lighting devices
Infrared - consist of semiconductors of electronic circuits that are capable of emitting infrared light by passing an electric current through them. Infrared rays are not visible, they can only be seen with the help of special devices, for example, a video camera. Therefore, infrared diodes are not used for the manufacture of nightlights
Ultraviolet - are created by targeted selection of semiconductor additives. Different semiconductors produce different colors
Thanks to modern technology, LEDs can be of any color and shape. In addition, they are divided into obsolete types and improved models.
Principle of operation
Different models of LED night lights have different operating principles:
- So, a lamp with a motion sensor turns on only when it detects any movement. This option is very convenient for installation in a bathroom, toilet or in the hallway. Models are especially convenient in which you can set a timer so that the device automatically turns off after a certain period of time.
- Other models are based on room illumination. The darker it is in the room, the brighter the device will glow. A night light with a light sensor is most suitable for installation in a children's room, so that the space is illuminated throughout the night.
- There are devices that need to be turned on in order for them to start working. They have a special button that activates the LED.
- LED lamps work either on batteries or from the network.
- Battery powered devices are great because they can be placed anywhere. But from time to time, the batteries need to be changed, which can be considered a small drawback.
Advantages and disadvantages
Not all people are equally good about LEDs, believing that they can adversely affect the physical and mental health of a person. This is due to the fact that people do not know the principle of operation of diode night lights and are not familiar with their characteristics. According to the results of numerous tests and tests, it can be safely said that diodes do not have any negative impact on the environment. Only low-quality devices can harm.
The main advantage of LED night lights is that they can be installed anywhere. They work equally well both indoors and outdoors, for example, in a gazebo.
The purpose of the devices is not only to illuminate the space, but also to decorate it. This function can be easily performed by LED luminaires.
Another advantage of LED night lights is the variety of shapes and colors. Moreover, they do not dry the air and practically do not consume electricity. For children, such bedside lamps become not only a device that emits light, but also a favorite toy.
LED lights can be made of wood, plastic or plexiglass. The price of the device and its quality depend on the material. It is better to install a wooden night light in a children's room, since wood is of high quality, environmental friendliness and safety.
Most popular models
Despite the variety of shapes and colors, there are models of diode nightlights that consumers like most
The "little train" is an interesting model that can have several removable cars. If you wish, you can purchase trailers separately to increase the composition of the locomotive. They are equipped with lamp dimmers that allow you to dim the light during a night's sleep. Some manufacturers make the surface of the cars a paintable surface
"Flowers" is a model that can decorate any room due to its beautiful design… It can be equipped with a color change system and work both from the mains and from batteries. The model is interesting in that the device can be placed in a vase to decorate the room in the dark. The flower bouquet can be any flowers like lilies, roses, daffodils, etc
"Heart" is a decorative element that can decorate a bedroom. It can be hung over a sleeping area, such as a loft bed, to add romance and intimacy
"Starry Sky" is one of the most interesting night lights, which is interesting not only for children, but also for adults. It is equipped with two modes of operation, allowing you to contemplate either bright stars or changing colored lights
In addition to the listed models, there are many other interesting nightlights. Some have a simple shape with the ability to emit white light, while others have unusual shapes with tints of all the colors of the rainbow.
In lighting stores, you can find an LED lamp for every taste, the main thing is to decide on your own preferences.
Before buying an LED night light, you need to remember that not all products on store shelves are of decent quality. When buying a product, many people are guided only by its appearance, which sometimes leads to further disappointment. There are three main parameters to consider when choosing a device: material safety, diode color, and built-in functionality.
The basic principles of choosing a night light can be seen in the video below.
When choosing a material, it is best to opt for wood or plastic, especially if the device is intended to be installed in a children's room. It is important that it does not shatter on impact and does not lose its appearance after a while.
As for the color of the diodes, you need to understand that white nightlights are most practical. They can be installed in any room and will not get tired of the eyes. If you want variety, then it is best to use colored diodes that can sparkle and form unusual shapes on the surface of the ceiling, walls and floor.
The luminaire may have one or several functions, the number of which determines their price and energy consumption. Special sensors can respond to light, sound, or movement.
It is also very important to consider the age of the owner of the room in which the night light will be installed. For a small child, it is best to choose LED devices in the form of cartoon characters or in the form of animals, insects and plants. For adults, you can pick up a simple device without much design.
It is also necessary to take into account the style of the room so that the luminaire fits harmoniously into the interior. So, for the Modern, you can pick up a product of an unusual shape, which will shine in different colors. But for a classic style, a simple-shaped nightlight that emits soft white light would be an ideal option.
Of course, it is important to make sure of the quality of the product and familiarize yourself with the characteristics and reviews of real buyers before buying. Having studied the opinions of different people about a particular model of a particular manufacturer, you can make the right choice.
There are LED night lights in almost every home, especially where there are small children. Buyers believe that a device with built-in diodes should have a function to respond to movement or sound. A night light that does not work constantly, but only if there are people in the room, saves electricity, which makes the owners very happy.
Also, buyers are pleased with the models in which the timer can be set. And while mains-powered appliances are practical, many still prefer battery-powered products. These lamps can be attached to any surface in any room.