The Lights You Need to Navigate your Home at Night
The house is dark and everyone’s asleep except you. You want to head to the kitchen to grab a midnight snack, but you don’t want to turn on bright overhead lights that will hurt your eyes and leak under doors. You have a few night lights plugged in here and there, but unfortunately they aren’t too helpful for finding appliances or safely walking downstairs. It looks to us like you’re in need of proper night lighting. Using certain lights at night will serve vital safety and practical purposes without unnecessary illumination and wasted energy. We recommend the fixtures below to help you navigate the night without mishaps.
Night lights are the most basic tool at your disposal when it comes to subtle nighttime illumination. Since they are left on for such long periods of time, we recommend LED night lights to minimize energy usage. Night lights are best used in hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens; however, they are limited to places with outlets, and outlets aren’t always positioned where you need light. That’s why, although useful, night lights aren’t your all-in-one solution when it comes to lighting your home at night.
Light Switches with Locator Lights
So maybe you have night lights in your hallways to guide you to other rooms in your home. But once you get to your destination, it’s finally safe to turn on the lights. Many of us understand the aggravation of fumbling around in the dark to find light switches. Luckily, these light switches with small locator lights can help you out. These lights feature a small LED that emits light just bright enough to locate it in the dark, but not so bright that its glow will disrupt an otherwise dark room.
Indoors or outdoors, stairs can be pretty risky in the dark. While 99% of the time holding onto the railing is sufficient to guide your journey, the consequences of the 1% of the time it isn’t can be pretty dire. By installing step lights alongside your stairs, you can avoid making a grave misstep. We recommend using LED technology with wireless and motion-sensing options for ease of installation and energy-efficiency.
Wouldn’t it be optimal if lights only lit up on an as-needed basis? That’s the idea behind our vacancy and occupancy sensors. Turning lights on when a person enters a space and off after someone leaves it, these sensors are practical and great for security purposes at night. Simply replace your old wall switches with these motion-sensing ones to enjoy "sensible" night (or even daytime) lighting in any room of your home. If you’d prefer discreet task lighting at night (such as under cabinet lights, shelf lights, or refrigerator lights) you could also install LED tape light with an LED proximity motion-sensor switch to provide illumination only when and exactly where you need it.
If you must leave an overhead light on all night long, it’s better to use an LED light to avoid wasting energy. Security lighting outside your home and subtle or motion-sensing appliance lights (such as in the refrigerator or oven) are useful for night lighting as well. At the end of the day, whether you’re heading to the kitchen for a midnight snack or it’s time for Santa to sneak around your living room, having a little illumination where you need it will help you get to your destinations with ease.