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Night Lights

Many people were afraid of the dark as a child. The thought of some horrible monster coming out of the closet was just too much for our little minds to bear when it was late at night and everyone else was asleep. Luckily, night lights were invented to help us ease our fears and give us a small beacon of hope during the darkest hours of the day. Night lights are not just for children, however. Many people use them for small lighting in hallways or other rooms of the house so that they can see in the dark if they happen to get up during the night. These small little wonders make great helpers for those who wake up stumbling through the dark trying to get a glass of water or use the bathroom. Fortunately with the help of night lights, we can avoid tripping and falling down stairs or bumping into walls. These little lights are our guides in times of darkness.

Night lights usually use very low wattage bulbs. The typical night light only uses about a 10-watt bulb. There are several reasons for this, but the most obvious would be to avoid fire hazards. Of course, they also use low wattage bulbs because only a small amount of light is really needed to provide that soft glow. Some night lights stay off until they are needed. Newer models come with motion-sensitive switches that turn the light on when someone passes by it. These are better suited for adults, since children like the constant, comforting light to be on at all times. This way, if they wake up during the night they will feel comforted and will be able to see their surroundings. Thankfully we have such a wonderful helper like the night light to guide and reassure us throughout the house when the sun goes down.

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