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Best night lights 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated May 1, 2019
Best night lights of 2018
So this is not only going to give you an insight to the best night lights of the 2018 but also those which are user friendly and easy to work with. Here are my top picks with detailed reviews, comparison charts and buying guides to help you purchase the perfect item for your needs.
Come with me. There’s a product for every kind of user on the list of affordable options below.
Test Results and Ratings
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Why did this night lights win the first place?
I also liked the delivery service that was fast and quick to react. It was delivered on the third day. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack.
Why did this night lights come in second place?
Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture.
Why did this night lights take third place?
I hope that the good reputation of the manufacturer will guarantee a long-term work. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment. This price is appropriate since the product is very well built.
night lights Buyer’s Guide
Features of a mountain bike light
Lamp body (head unit): This houses the LEDs, the lens in front, the reflectors behind, the circuitry that makes it all work and the fins or ribs that radiate away as much heat as possible.
LEDs: Most lights now use LEDs (light emitting diodes), because they produce more light for less power than a conventional bulb and are far less fragile than HID lamps. Technological advances mean performance has leapt forward in the past few years and each new season brings significant upgrades.
Optics: The reflector and lens in front affect how the light is thrown down the trail. Focused spot beams are great for seeing a long way for a given output; wide flood beams give good peripheral vision.
Mount/bracket: How you attach the light to your bike. Most mounts use clips and spacers but O-rings are a great simple solution. If you are thinking of using a helmet mounted light, you need a lamp that’s light enough to be comfortable and secure on your lid, rather than a neck snapper. You’ll need an extension cable and helmet mount too, so check if that’s included or an optional extra.
Battery: The bit that powers the light. Lighter, tougher, far more random charge resistant lithium ion (Li-Ion) chargeable batteries have revolutionised mountain bike lighting compared with older lead acid and NiMH batteries — but battery and lamp efficiencies still vary dramatically. Most brands sell extra batteries (often at a discount if bought with the light) so you can always swap halfway. Check your batteries are properly prepared for maximum performance (this should be in the instructions) and take a back-up until you know you can rely on their run times.
Switchgear: The switch not only turns the light on, but also lets you change power output levels. It needs to be easy to operate while riding, even with gloves on, but hard to operate accidentally. Many lights now use backlit switches that double as mode and/or run time indicators using traffic-light-style colour changes. Switchgears now range from a simple push button sequential mode switch with low battery warning light to wireless bar-mounted units or switches that can also change the different output levels and menus.
Head or bars
Most lights come with both bar and helmet mounting options. Which is better comes down to personal preference, but here are the pros and cons of each.
The result — it’s a draw! In reality the best solution is to use helmet and bar-mounted lights, even if you have to buy lower powered units to afford both. It also means you have a backup should one battery die.
Being stuck on a wet winter’s night, miles from anywhere with a failed light or everything suddenly going pitch black halfway down a technical descent is a really serious matter. That’s why we take our lights testing extremely seriously.
There’s no substitute for time on trail in all weathers to find out this crucial stuff — and we’re not just talking about lights used in the past few months. We also reference the sets we’ve run long-term to get in-depth, worst case use feedback that’s directly relevant to the riding you do.
The science side
As is often the case with mountain biking, the scientific part of the testing is the easiest bit. Lights (lamp body plus handlebar bracket) and batteries are weighed on our scales.
We then measure the useful maximum power run time (to when the output fades and low battery warning lights come on) with pre-conditioned (used and recharged) batteries in the highest power setting on an air cooled rig to mimic the cooling effect of riding at night. We also measure the maximum casing heat of the lights with a thermal probe to see if any get dangerously hot.
This method does favour spot beams over flood beams, but it’s still a more trail translatable measurement than the lumen potential of LEDs. The coverage, density and other specific characteristics of the beam are often more important than the peak brightness though, so we also take beam photos to make it easier to compare the lights.
The practical side
It’s the feedback we get from real world usage that really sorts out often very similar lamps in terms of trail performance. When it comes to our test conditions we’re talking serious sorties, often two or three times a week all year round in every trail condition imaginable. Baked hard river bed runs that’ll shake a poor bracket or fragile circuit board apart in seconds or leave a badly bagged battery hanging by its lead; sub-zero tundra trudges that freeze a battery to horribly low maximum power run times; drownings in downpours and hip-deep bog crashes.
Most of our lights have seen it all and, if the most recent versions have only been hammered through summer, we’ve certainly put the models preceding them through the most testing ride schedule possible. Repeated group riding, bike switching, recharging and battery flattening gives us the perfect comparative testing cluster too, so any failures or fading is immediately obvious rather than going unnoticed in isolation.
In other words, if a light scores well, you know it’s gone through some proper optical and electrical purgatory to prove itself. For that reason, for all of our latest lights testing we’ve deliberately stuck with established (at least a year old) lights manufacturers to ensure anything we recommend is a fully supported product.
CNET’s LED Buying Guide makes sense of the light bulb…
It’s been more than years since Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 200(EISA). In doing so, they put the age of inefficient incandescent lighting on notice. The law mandated strict new energy standards designed to kick-start a new era of greener, longer-lasting, more cost-efficient light bulbs — and that meant kicking outdated, inefficient bulbs to the curb.
The rising standards have already long rendered 100W and 75W incandescents obsolete, and in 2014, their 60W and 40W cousins met the same fate. Congressional budget waffling briefly seemed to put the new standards on hold, but it was largely too late — the industry had already moved on, and wasn’t interested in reversing course.
After lumens, the next concept you’ll want to understand is color temperature. Measured on the Kelvin scale, color temperature isn’t really a measure of heat. Instead, it’s a measure of the color that a light source produces, ranging from yellow on the low end of the scale to bluish on the high end, with whitish light in the middle.
An easy way to keep track of color temperature is to think of a flame: it starts out yellow and orange, but when it gets really hot, it turns blue. You could also think of color temperature in terms of the sun — low, yellowy color temperatures mimic the tone of light at sunrise or sunset, while hotter, more bluish-white color temperatures are more akin to daylight (sure enough, bulbs with color temperatures like these are commonly called “daylight” bulbs). This is also why a lot of people prefer high color temperatures during the day and lower color temperatures in the morning and evening. Some smart bulbs can even shift back and forth throughout the day.
Generally speaking, incandescents sit at the bottom of the scale with their yellow light, while CFLs and LEDs have long been thought to tend toward the high, bluish end of the spectrum. This has been a steady complaint about new lighting alternatives, as many people prefer the warm, familiar, low color temperature of incandescents. Manufacturers are listening, though, and in this case they heard consumers loud and clear, with more and more low-color-temperature CFL and LED options hitting the shelves. Don’t believe me? Take another look at those two paper lamps in the picture above, because they’re both CFL bulbs — from the same manufacturer, no less.
Sylvania often color codes its packaging. Blue indicates a hot, bluish color temperature, while the lighter shade indicates a white, more neutral light.
As you’re probably aware, light bulbs come in a fairly wide variety of shapes. Sure, it’s easy enough to tell a hardware store clerk that you want “one of those flamey-looking lights,” or “just a normal ol’ bulby light bulb,” but knowing the actual nomenclature might save you some time.
Your automated-lighting options
It used to be that if you wanted your lights to turn on and off automatically, then you had to rely on a cheap wall socket timer, the kind you might use to control a Christmas tree. These days, it’s easier than ever to dive into the sort of advanced automation controls that can make any home feel modern and futuristic. Use the right devices, and you’ll be able to control your lights in all sorts of creative ways, and make your life a little bit easier in the process.
The first thing to look at is how the bulbs communicate with you. Some offer direct connections with your smart phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which makes setup as simple as screwing the thing in and following the in-app pairing instructions.
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GE Link LED, cost a lot less up front, but don’t come with their own gateways — that means you’ll need a compatible third-party hub in order to control them.
Hubs like those are your best bet at building your own, elaborate smart home setup with different kinds of products from different brands all working together. However, if that sounds like too much of a headache, or if all you want are lights that come on automatically at sunset, then one of those starter kits that comes with its own gateway is probably worth the cash.
If you’re looking for a little more color in your life, then be sure and take a look at a product like the Philips Hue Starter Kit. Aside from being fully automatable via a mobile app and control hub, the Hue LED bulbs are capable of on-demand color changes. Just pull out your phone, select one of millions of possible shades, and the light will match it. And if you’re into voice control, Hue bulbs hit the compatibility trifecta — they’ll work with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.
Because Philips opened its lighting controls to third-party developers, you’ll also find lots of fun novelty uses for Hue bulbs, like changing the color of your lights in rhythm with whatever music you’re playing. There’s even an app that’ll sync your Hue lights up with certain TV programming. Philips plans to double down on the idea in a big way this year.
Hue lights are also directly compatible with the popular web service IFTTT, with recipes already available that will change the color of your lights to match the weather, or to signal a touchdown from your favorite football team or even to indicate when your stocks are doing well.
Munchkin Light My Way Nightlight
This owl shaped night light would make any little child happy. It’s designed for little hands and has a carrying handle that makes night time trips down the hallway less frightening.
The Munchkin light gives off a soft, gentle glow. It is battery operated and comes with three triple-A batteries. You can expect it to last for at least two years.
Instead of a sensor, it has a timer that shuts the light off after 20 minutes. To turn it on, you simply touch the button.
The LED light means the owl is cool to the touch, safe for little hands, and you don’t have to worry if it ends up in someone’s bed.
In addition, you can select the amount of time you want the buddy to play. The timer options are 1minutes, 30 minutes, and 4minutes.
The slumber buddy projector is safe for children of all ages. It is battery operated and runs on three double-A batteries.
If you like having plenty of choices, the slumber buddy night light gives you just that.
Bike lights for commuting and urban use
Safety lights will usually have at least one constant lighting mode, in addition to multiple flashing modes. They also offer higher levels of side visibility; so you can be seen at junctions by pedestrians and other road users.
Lezyne Strip Drive Pair 300/150 is the perfect bike light set, for when you want to be seen on the road.
On the rear, a bright safety light will allow other road users to see you from a good distance. Similar to commuting lights, using the flashing mode, and doubling up on these lights, will make you even more visible.
Exposure Trace Pack – Trace & TraceR with Handlebar and Pos features the TraceR – one of our brightest rear lights.
Bicycle lights for off-road riding
Riding a bike off-road, at night, offers a whole new dimension to your experience! Those familiar trails will feel like adrenaline-inspiring new routes, as they look a whole lot different under the cover of darkness.
As a bare minimum, you want a powerful bar mounted front light, ideally with an output upwards of 1000 lumens. These off-road specific lights will have a wider beam pattern too, so they can illuminate the whole of the trail in front of you.
High powered off-road lights feature the ability to “toggle” down the light level; so you can light up the world on those technical descents, but reign back the power, and conserve battery life, on those long uphill drags.
Exposure Maxx-D Mkis one of the most powerful, and most popular off-road specific front bicycle lights.
In addition to a bar mounted light, a helmet mounted light with a narrower beam will help you to see round corners, and spot any additional hazards that might be lost in the shadow of your main light. is the standard to which all helmet lights are compared, and offers outstanding performance.
Know your mountain bike lights
Power : The higher the lumen count, the brighter the light. Simple. But less scrupulous manufacturers have been known to inflate the numbers to boost the shelf appeal of their lights. Big brands can be trusted or if it has been certified to the ANSI FLstandard, but beyond that the only way to be sure is to get an eyeball test.
Cable : Lengthy cables are a pain in the neck to keep under control, so the best options have short cables for bar mounting with optional extenders used to make the light helmet compatible. Better still look for a cable-free all in one option for the ultimate in convenience.
Beam Pattern : In bar mounted light, spreading the light evenly across and up the trail with no hard lines, shadows or hotspots to distract your eye is, if anything, more important than raw power. We have noticed during years of testing that as soon as you lose peripheral vision and add distractions like bright lines or dead spots, your ability to read the trail suffers and consequently speed does too.
Remote : Remotes are a superb way to encourage power management and extend your battery life. When the power switch is right at your thumb without needing to change or relinquish grip on the bars, it is easy to flick the power up and down according to trail conditions. Wireless remotes are especially useful for helmet mounted units.
Bar Mount : Rubber O-ring bands are our favoured way of attaching the light to the bar; easy to fit, adjust and remove they expand to fit most bar sizes easily and leave nothing behind for day rides. Heavier lights such as all in one units need something more secure, so bolted clamps are necessary to take the weight. Most, but not all, allow for oversized 35mm bars so double check if you need that size.
Fuel Gauge : A must for displaying your remaining power, allowing you to make decisions on power management. Most are simple green/amber/red lights, but more recently lights are filtering through with accurate time countdown displayed.
Getting up in the middle of the night can be very problematic. The darkness brings many uncertainties and you’ll never know what lies in front of you. Despite traversing through your home innumerable times, you’re more prone to accidents when the lights are out. With this in mind, you’ll want to equip yourself with a sufficient light. A flashlight won’t do the trick, since it’ll awake your child and only make matter worse.
Power Outlet Location
Do you have an available power outlet in your child’s room? If you do not, you may need to choose a portable or battery powered model. Be sure to pay close attention to the room’s power outlets and the length of cord provided with the nightlight. This will help you determine whether or not it’ll work well for your individualistic situation.
Although some nightlights are only available in white, others can be purchased in an array of different colors. This can make the purchase slightly more complicated, but selecting the right color can dramatically enhance the light’s effects. Initially, some parents will believe that blue is the best color to lull their child asleep, but this isn’t the case.
Instead, you should acquire an orange or red light. These colors simulate the sunset and will help to encourage your child’s body to fall into a peaceful slumber. Red is also capable of soothing your toddler, so it’ll help them fall asleep quicker and remain asleep more comfortably for a lengthier period of time.
Some nightlights are equipped with a convenient timer. This is a good feature, if you wish the light to shut itself off, after your child has fallen asleep. With the timer, you will be able to save battery life or cut down on your electricity use. Although a timer isn’t a necessity, it is very handy.
Although the above factors are also important, the light’s brightness may be the most important of all. If the light is too bright, it’ll become problematic and could awake your child, once switched on. If the light isn’t bright enough, it may not serve its purpose efficiently. Therefore, you will need to be very diligent, when attempting to find the right brightness. You’ll need to find a middle ground and choose a light with the optimum brightness.
Now that you’ve learned precisely what to look for in a child’s night light, it is time to look at some of the market’s best options.
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Bedtime Originals Sail Away Lamp with Shade and Bulb
If you are looking for some amazing nursery décor, you should look no further than the Bedtime Originals Sail Away lamp. This beautiful lamp includes a plaid designed shade that matches the little sailboat design perfectly. This will make the perfect addition for a boy’s room, plus it will provide sufficient lighting, without driving up your electric bill.
The sailboats, lifesaver, and waves are very colorful and will definitely add appeal to any area of the nursery. Once you receive your new Sail Away lamp, you will instantly fall in love with it, so much so that you will want to purchase the additional matching musical mobile and wall décor. These items will transform your baby’s nursery or toddler’s room into a virtual, nautical environment like no other.
This is an electrical powered lamp that must be plugged into a 1volt electrical outlet. This will make the perfect baby shower gift for someone that is expecting a bouncing baby boy. The overall construction is solid, with the boats being very thick and durable.
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Overall, the Bedtime Originals Sail Away lamp is designed to add appeal to any young boy’s room. It is designed to offer durability and longevity, plus it provides a generous warm light that will emit throughout the entire room.
Cateye Volt 800 and Rapid Kinetic X2
One of the oldest names in bike lights, Cateye knows how to deliver and the Volt 800 and Rapid Kinetic Xlive up to the reputation.
For the Volt front light, five settings (three constant plus ‘hyper’ and flashing) give you from two hours of burn up to eight hours, or 80 on flashing.
As the name suggests, the Kinetic Xmonitors movement and switches from flashing to constant as you stop, with three modes and a 50-lumen total output.
Cateye’s mounts are certainly tried and tested and work well despite diminutive construction.
With a low-battery indicator built into the switch, there is plenty to like, although changing the light setting while riding in winter could prove a little awkward as the switch is slightly recessed.
Moon Meteor Storm and Shield-X
As you’d rightly expect at the very top end of our budget, these Moon units are loaded to the hilt with light-giving features.
Dual Cree XM-LLEDs provide plenty of brightness, with an output of 1300 lumens and a run time of a good three hours. There’s also a 10-second 1700-lumen burst option if you know a tight spot is coming up.
Meanwhile, the Moon Shield-X rear light offers up to 80 lumens for 80 minutes and up to 40 hours on 15-lumen flashing mode – there is also a further hour available in a ‘get you home’ mode – all thanks to a central CREE and 20 miniature COB LEDs.
Both units offer several mounting options which look as though they’ll cover just about any fitting. Which is handy.
Blackburn Central 700 and Central 50
Pumping out 700 lumens, this version of the Central is currently Blackburn’s most powerful front unit, making it an obvious pair to the Central 50, the brand’s brightest rear.
Three main settings provide 700, 400 and 200 lumens respectively, with a minimum run time of 1.15hrs and max of 16hrs on Pulse; with three, five or seven hours on the rear.
A broad footprint and 4mm rubber strap, complete with secondary hook, gives a secure fitment but lacks a quick release to aid removal for charging. The power/selector button is flush, making adjustments in winter gloves awkward.
At 50 lumens, the rear is bright enough that having it angled down is probably a sensible option but there isn’t an option to change either.
Light & Motion Urban 800 and Viz 180 Micro
Urban 800 offers four modes, including ‘pulse’, with the most powerful 800-lumens setting giving a run time of 1.5hrs, while the constant 175-lumen setting promises six hours.
The Viz 180 rear has a less regular set of outputs, with 2lumens in either a solid light (four hours), or pulsed (six hours).
It also has a 13-lumen setting for up to 1hours, and there’s a particularly neat feature in the Paceline amber setting for riding with others you don’t wish to dazzle.
At the rear, the rubber strap combines with a clip to hang it off a bag plus a hinged plate for your seatpost.
Up front, it’s a less conventional arrangement with a locating tab and swivel which means you can adjust the centering of the beam – but it does also mean it can be knocked off-centre easily.
Lezyne Power Drive 1250 XXL and Strip Drive Pro
On numbers alone, the Lezyne pairing are smashing it. As you’ll guess from the name, the front has up to 1250 lumens via three LEDs and the rear up to 100 from five.
With six modes, run times range from just under two hours at maximum power up to 3hours for the pulsed 150 Lumen setting.
If that wasn’t enough, the Strip Drive rear light offers nine modes and importantly returns to the last used when restarted.
Also of interest is that Lezyne states you can use a 2A fast-charge point to reduce the complete refill to five hours. Both are quite sizeable units so use hearty straps which are easy to get on, but hard to knock off.
An 84-degree beam angle illuminates everything before you, and it can operated via a wired remote control for easier on-the-fly access should you desire.
A day flash mode and urban auto mode also feature, for when 900 lumens in a bit OTT, while mode memory and a light sensor help keeps thing simple.
We’ve dubbed previous iterations of the Exposure Sirius light the ‘perfect commuter light’, and the fourth generation light found a place in the RCUK100 for that reason.
Also new is an upgraded CNC aluminium bodywork, making an already tough little unit even more durable for commuting or road riding.
The Cateye Volt 800 sits in the middle of the Cateye range, and comes in just under £90.
So, with all that choice, why the 800? Well 800 lumens will be more than enough for the darkest of night rides, for starters, and the robust casing means it feels more than resilient enough for your winter commutes.
Magicshine lights start at around £100 and are popular with value-conscious riders.
This is what really matters with a set of mountain bike lights: how much illumination they provide. As a rough rule, 150-200 Lumens is enough for a helmet mounted light while anything over 300 will let you keep a decent pace on trails you know.
Keeping spending and you literally turn night into day, its not uncommon to find lights producing in excess of a 1000 Lumens.
Most of the brightest lights still use a separate battery however, which might be encased in a fabric pouch or plastic housing and Velcro-ed to the top tube or similarly convenient place.
Exposure pioneered the single-unit lamp. This the self-adjusting Reflex which dials down its output when you slow down.
With Li-Ion batteries charging is a fairly straight-forward process, and many lights come with ‘smart chargers’ so you don’t have to watch the clock – just leave it on charge through the night and the charger will take care of everything. Some use USB cables which are handy for charging your lights from your computer or at work.
Easy to overlook but the bracket can really make or break a lightset. You’re looking for a bracket that’s easy to use, preferably doesn’t need any tools to use (handy for swapping quickly between bikes) and most importantly holds the light securely in place – the last thing you want is the light wobbling all over the place when you’re dropping into a tight techy descent. A good, solid attachment to the bars is essential. Hinged cam-locking clamps are common and effective.
Check what fittings you get with the system. Some include bar helmet and bear head mountings, some have just one, with the others as optional extras.
Dual-beam systems like the Niterider Pro 3600 combine flood and spot for versatility and can put out huge amounts of light.
Robust and waterproof housings are essential, as are connectors that keep out the wet. Poor connectors can lead to the light cutting out at the most inconvenient possible time.
Run time of lithium-ion-powered lights will decrease with age as the battery deteriorates. In theory, this deterioration can be slowed down by storing the battery at a low temperature, so if you put your lights away for the summer, store them in the fridge.
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Bike lights explained
Lights that make you seen can greatly improve your visibility to road users when riding at night. They ensure that car drivers can see you from a distance and be alerted to your presence. Almost all bicycle lights use LED bulbs as they are more reliable and use much less battery power, whilst also offering much higher levels of brightness. Used in flashing mode, they are very good at attracting attention from other road users.
A safe and fun kid-friendly design, paired with reasonable cost, make this a great choice.
The recharging base works well, and it took about hours to fully charge the light. A full charge will last throughout the night without any problems, and the light can either be set to turn off automatically after 30 minutes, or simply stay on until the battery dies (or it’s turned off).
While the Kinderglo offers red, blue, and green light, as well as an option to shift between the colors, we strongly recommend leaving it only on the red light setting (for the health reasons we went over earlier in this post).
If you are looking for a night light that is well suited for infants, toddlers, and very young children, this can be a great alternative to the Maxxima LED Multi-Color, since it also adds an element of interactivity for your child.
The other nightlights we tested in-house
The Gummygoods nightlight works similarly to the Kinderglo. However, the fact that it uses AA batteries turned out to be a major, and negative, distinguishing factor. While the Kinderglo can be recharged on its base every day, the Gummygoods nightlight needs to either be set to automatically turn off, or you need to be prepared to buy a lot of AA batteries (or spend extra money on rechargeable AA batteries).
On the plus side, the bear is undeniably cute, and the red light can be turned on and off just by squeezing it — something that young children would likely find fun and comforting.
Similarly, the SPÖKA from IKEA has an undeniable “cuteness” to it, and the red light is just bright enough to see where you’re going when walking around. It also uses an internal AAA battery (which is included, along with a charger).
Most importantly, the light only lasts for about five hours on a full charge, which means that when your child wakes up at 3am, they won’t have their nightlight to comfort them. It also means you’ll be stuck choosing between turning on your bright main light or fumbling around in the darkness — which really defeats the purpose of having a nightlight in the first place.
In addition, Safety 1st’s selling point that their nightlight is “cool to the touch” is legitimate, but is equally true for every LED nightlight, including our Top Pick and Honorable Mention.
Long-term testing notes
One of the nice things about switching to a LED night light is the fact that the bulbs should last at least a decade or two. Unlike incandescent bulbs of the past, which might have already needed replacing, our LED night light bulbs have only utilized a small fraction of their overall lifespan.
Voion Motion Activated Light
This is a toilet seat and light combo made by the reputable Kohler. This toilet night light uses 4-AA batteries and promises up to 6-months of battery life. There are multiple color choices for the toilet seat available and all feature a quiet-close lid. It has a light for when the toilet seat is up or down and the nightlight only functions during the middle of the night.
J&L LED Sensor Motion Activated Light
Thinking of the gift for your friends or child for their birthday or wedding party? Starlight Projector is one of the best choices for the different occasion, such as birthday party, festival, daily using, room decoration and so on.
Star Light Projector
This star light projector is an ultra bright LED with multiple colors for magical and unforgettable moments, and it is a special design for kids, but will be great for all ages.
What we like about it: This kids starlight projector is a safety LED armband and flexible USB LED by BENK. An easy-to-use pushes button planetarium with the single pattern, multiple colors, and static or rotatable system. It will make your room colorful stars, the moon, and constellations swirl around you so that you feel relaxing easy to fall asleep.
The Predator Tactics Coyote Reaper light has a great range on it, although the manufacturer says it can be used at 500 yards, we believe it can handle 300 yards quite comfortably. Another thing is that no replacement leds come with the kit, so you’ll have to replace them at your own expense.
Not for large distances
From a lesser known manufacturer Kohree, the 80000LUX CREE 10W XML ULED earns its place on our best coyote beam for night hunting list due to its low price tag and very bright light. Unlike the other lights on the list that can be attached to a gun or scope, this spotlight is designed to go round and sit on your head. With a choice of different colors and a rechargeable battery, you can have this on your head for hours.
Things To Consider With A Predator Light
There are many things to consider when choosing what kind of hunting light is right for you. Perhaps the most important is whether you hunt patiently or are keen to get a shot off at the first opportunity. Gun lights and head torches are your best bet if you are likely to end up in a “make or break” shot situation, however, a head torch lets you have the best of both worlds.
It is certainly possible to buy either a filter cap to change the light color or to rig one up yourself, you’ll want to think about likely terrain reflections and how easy is it to swap colors.
Ways To Use A Hunting Flashlight
One thing that makes choosing the best hunting light so difficult is how many different ways it can be used. As many of you probably already know, the best night hunting light is not always going to be the overall best hunting light. When trying to find the best led hunting lights, you need to take into consideration how you plan to use it while you are hunting.
Finding paths that animals travel is an important part of hunting, but finding these paths can be a bit difficult, which is where hunting flashlights come in. During the day animal paths can be hard to find due to the shadows cast about by trees and shrubs, the right hunting flashlight will help you find even the most hard to find paths. Hunting lights also come in handy during the day for blood tracking. Now night hunting obviously requires the use of a flashlight, but for more reasons than you might think. The best night hunting light is going to be used for reading maps, finding paths, and dressing the kill. However, they can also be used for eye spotting, as well as preserving your night vision, which is where the use of different lenses comes into play.
The Zanflare FNW utilizes a CREE XP-L VLED to emit a very bright 1240 lumens with a maximum beam distance of 252m. The Zanflare FNW offers a dual switch design. The tail switch turns the light on and off. The aluminum side switch cycles through the four brightness levels with a single tap. A double tap provides access to a 30-second flare mode. Strobe and SOS modes are accessed by pressing and holding the side switch. To prevent the light from overheating the Zanflare FNW will automatically reduce the brightness level as needed.
Made from military standard aluminum alloy with an anodized finish the IPXrated Zanflare FNW is reliable and long-lasting. The charging port is located under the collar of the light to help block dust and grime from entering the light. To determine if the light is charging look for a red indicator light. If there is no red light you will need to click the tail button to start the charging process. Charging should be complete within four hours. A low voltage reminder will flash regularly once the battery reaches below 2.8v. The light will automatically shut off once the battery reaches critical levels.
Powered by a 1.2v AA battery, the Thrunite Tfeatures a CREE XP-L VLED that has the ability to emit a maximum of 25lumens. Users can expect a maximum beam distance of 65m with a peak beam intensity of 1,06candelas. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum with a premium type III hard anodized finish the Thrunite Tis impact resistant up to 1m and features an IPX-rating. The ultra-clear glass lens has an anti-reflective coating with an OP reflector to provide a perfect flood style light.
The Thrunite Tuses a tail switch to power the light on and off. The tail switch is recessed enough to allow the Thrunite Tthe ability to tail stand. Switching between the three brightness levels offered can be done by halfway pressing the tail switch. The Thrunite Talso features a twisty head design that powers the light and allows users another option to cycle through modes. A reversible clip allows you to clip the light to whatever is convenient. Mode memory allows the light to be turned on in the last mode used.
The Nitecore EA1uses a CREE XM-LULED to emit a maximum of 900 lumens with a maximum beam distance of 190m with a peak beam intensity of 9,000 candelas. The Nitecore EA1is compatible with two battery types, an ordinary AA or an IMR14500. The IMR14500 is the same size as an ordinary AA but delivers a higher output and longer runtimes. With the included IMR14500 users can expect a maximum runtime of 1hours at lumen. The ordinary AA lasts for hours at one lumen.
The Nitecore EA1offers regular brightness modes and three special modes that are ideal for emergencies. The EA1is one of the easiest lights to use thanks to its dual-switch interface. The light is powered off and on by one switch, while the other allows you to switch between brightness levels. The Nitecore EA1offers an independent red light LED. The red light illuminations serve three unique purposes, preserve night vision, use as a signal light, and use to locate the EA1in the dark when it is not powered on.
The Nitecore NU30 offers a high-performance rechargeable headlamp with an excellent beam throw. The Nitecore NU30 uses CREE XP-GSLEDs for outstanding outputs. The Nitecore NU30 can emit up to 400 lumens with a maximum beam distance of 121m with a peak beam intensity of 3,700 candelas. The built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery has a maximum runtime of 330 hours. The battery’s performance is equivalent to that of ordinary AAA batteries.
To protect against dust and water ingression the Nitecore NU30 uses a rubber cover over the built-in port to provide an airtight seal. The headlamp offers uninterrupted illumination. Once the battery has died the lamp can be connected to a USB power source to continue providing light. The built-in power indicator located behind the dual switches alerts users to remaining battery level. The Nitecore NU30 provides multiple light sources, including a primary white LED, red light illumination, and high CRI auxiliary LEDs. The primary white LED offers four brightness levels and two special modes.
The Nitecore SRTfeatures a CREE XHP50 LED to provide a maximum beam distance of 246m with a peak beam intensity of 15,100 candelas. Powered by two 18650 li-ion rechargeable batteries or disposable CR12lithium batteries the Nitecore SRTcan emit anywhere from 0.lumens up to 2150 lumens. Runtime and output levels will vary based on batteries used. For optimal performance Nitecore strongly recommends using two 18650 batteries. A blue power indicator light will blink every two seconds when power levels reach 50%. Rapid blinking indicates low power levels.
Equipped with multiple auxiliary lights (RGB light, UV light, police warning light, and beacon light) the Nitecore SRTcan be used in several different environments. The Nitecore SRTuses the third generation smart selector ring to rapidly switch between the various modes. The seamless die-cast body ensures heat is distributed evenly. Advanced Temperature Regulation technology regulates the lights output and automatically adjusts the light to its ambient environment.
The Jetbeam RRT2was recently upgraded to provide an improved version of an amazing light. The new version of the RRT2offers a CREE XP-L LED to provide you with more lumens and a longer throw. Using the new LEDs the Jetbeam RRT2can emit a maximum of 1080 lumens with a maximum beam distance of 320m. The Jetbeam RRT2also provides users with secondary red, green, and blue LEDs, along with a strobe mode and a hidden police strobe mode. A tactical forward click switch provides users with momentary on. Brightness levels are selected using the RRT magnetic control ring.
The Jetbeam RRT2is powered by two CR123A/RCR123A batteries or a single 18650 battery. A tri-colored power indicator alerts you to the batteries current state. A green light indicates a fully charged battery, a blue light indicates power levels are at 50%, and a red light means you need to charge the battery. The head of the light is protected by a stainless steel bezel that can be removed when needed. A flat tail end allows the Jetbeam RRT2to be used in candle mode.
Designed specifically for hunting and searching the Klarus XT30R features a super-bright CREE XHP-3HI DLED that can emit a maximum of 1800 lumens with a 820m maximum beam distance. The Klarus XT30R offers two preset modes allowing users to program the light to the specific task at hand. Tactical setting is ideal for self-defense and law enforcement applications as it provides instant access to strobe and turbo modes. The hunting setting provides hunters with instant access to both low and turbo modes, as well as various brightness levels, SOS, and mode memory.
Powered by two 18650 Li-ion batteries the Klarus XT30R uses a patented triple independent switch design. The primary switch and mode switch are both located on the tail end of the light, while the third switch is a conveniently located side switch. Whether you prefer the side switch or tail cap switch the Klarus XT30R offers one-hand tactical control with an enlarged contact area for easy use when wearing gloves. The 18650 batteries are recharged using the patented magnetic charging system, which is self-locating and touch activated.
The MTN-150Zoomie is one of the most versatile lights in the market. It offers a versatile flood light and offers an excellent throw. The MTN-150offers the best throw for a light that fits inside a jacket pocket. The MTN-150Zoomie features a twist to zoom head. This allows users to focus the light into a laserbeam with a long throw or zoom out to create a wide, smooth beam ideal for up close work. The MTN-150Zoomie is available with color and white LEDs with guppydrv firmware that offers 2built-in mode groups.
With the MTN-150Zoomie users have the choice of batteries as the tube is long enough to fit both protected 5200mAh 26650 and 26700 cells. The light also comes equipped with an 18650 adapter. If opting for the XHP50 model only 26350 batteries can be used. The MTN-150Zoomie offers low voltage protection. When using 1S cells the light will start stepping down around 2.8v under load. 2S drivers will automatically step down around 6V under load. The light will never shut off completely, but will run at a moonlight level.
Much like children, the elderly also tend to have very different sleeping patterns. Many have to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Many amongst these older individuals struggle with impaired eyesight and arthritic joints which can already make things more difficult than they already are. A nightlight is extremely helpful in a household with the elderly because it can light up the way to the bathroom for example and prevent some serious accidents such as falls that can furthermore lead to fractures, bruises, cuts, and other pressing concerns.
TK LED night Light
This LED nightlight is an investment that will last you years. A simple plug in number, this nightlight costs a measly sum of 0.2cents per annum to operate and an expected life of 100,000+ hours (Approximately 10+ years). With a maximum lumen power 60% less than other brands, these test at a record low of 0.watts. Integrated light sensors allow these lights to turn in automatically as soon as night falls and switch off at the break of dawn. Soft light spectrum emission is guaranteed for maximum visibility that will not hinder sleep.
LED Mushroom Lamp Night Light
Manufactured with high quality soft silicone and rubber wood, this LED light emits soft, opulent light that can instigate deep sleep in children. Drawing inspiration from nature, this lamp is simple yet rustic and beautiful.
Plug In LED Light with Light Sensor
Starry LED Night Light
Powered by batteries and a nominal voltage of only 3V, these are energy saving lights that are flexible, malleable, durable, heat repelling, romantic, and simply stunning to look at. These are multipurpose and can be utilized for decoration purposes as well.
Motion activated Toilet Night Light
Colors variety to match with your wash room tiles and theme, this motion sensor LED Nightlight is perfect for kids and elders who can’t hold and wait to turn on the lights in night. GlowBowl Toilet night light is an absolute aid for potty training your kids.
Additional Features to Consider
Every day there are new innovative designs that are being introduced to the market. Whilst the primary purpose of a night light is the same i.e. to softly illuminate a room, there are other features that are quite interesting and often handy. Such features include built-in thermometers to help you assess the room temperature, color changing bulbs, motion sensors that allow a night light to switch on when someone walks into the room, handles for easy handling, and an integrated white noise machine or music box that can help one to relax and promote deep sleep.
Normally, these additional features add to the price, therefore, if you are in search of a simple conventional night light, you can simply focus on other features and omit these completely.
Reassurance in the Darkness
People are afraid of the dark. It is a very natural phenomenon. Be it a baby, toddler, child, teenager, or adult, there are many amongst us who deal with severe anxiety when exposed to darkness. An opulent soft night light gives one that feeling of reassurance and in turn makes you feel somewhat safe and secure. For one to sleep peacefully, his or her mind must be at total ease. If you are frightened, you will never be able to relax. The terror only makes it worse. In such situations, a night light is extremely beneficial to keep one’s nerves at bay.
Children often have issues coping with separation anxiety. Couple separation anxiety with a dark room and you has officially signed up for an unplanned all-nighter because you will have a crying baby on your hands. A night light is your best friend in situations such as these when you are just looking for a peaceful night of uninterrupted sleep.
Avoid Early Morning Awakenings
Toddlers love to wake up early. It is typical behavior. For adults, the struggle is real because we are sure that almost everyone craves that extra half hour of sleep in the morning. A timed night light can substitute for an alarm in the case of a child. There are various options that you can look through to find your perfect choice.
Saving is a practice that we should all engage in regardless of our financial status. A night light is a sure fire way of saving up on electricity costs. By investing in a night light, you are essentially going to be conserving electricity by switching off ceiling lights, hallway lights, room lights, etc. Battery operated night lights are even better because they do not consume electricity to begin with and they consume utilize less energy than traditional night lights.
Mall, compact, simple, and convenient, night lights are the humble savior every household needs. Easily adjusted without occupying much desk space, a night light is very handy because they effectively light up corridors, hallways, staircases, and passageways to allow you to safely roam around the house in the middle of the night without disturbing anyone’s sound sleep. They contribute massively to a child’s peaceful sleep and a parent’s good night of uninterrupted rest.
The Emotionlite pack LED night light is a special night light. It produces a slightly warm white glow that has a calming effect which is comfortable by not being too bright nor being too dim. Enough for you to find your way through the dark and still be easy on your eyes.
The Emotionlite also has an intelligent and eco-friendly sensor which activates in darkness and off during the day or when you switch on your overhead lamp.
Amazing Cosmos Projector Night Lamp
The Amazing Cosmos Projector Night Lamp is as amazing as it sounds. If you have seen the cosmos projection of this night lamp, then you know what I am talking about. Such projections create interest in children in regards to the universe and astronomy.
SOAIY LED Night Light
With the SOAIY LED Night Light, bumping into stuff while in the dark is a thing of the past. The Soaiy has a produces a soft glow that will help you walk through your house. It is a perfect choice over the large, intense lamps that may damage your eyes.
Moreover, these night lights have sensors that are automatic. These lamps sense dark and switch on all by themselves. They also switch off upon daylight to minimize energy consumption of the unit. They also ensure maximum energy is saved.
ANTEQI Carton Night Light
The Anteqi Carton Night Light is one of the newest night lighting lamp in the market today. It is equipped with a timer and tap light control ability that ease control of the unit. You can time shut down in three level, 15, 30 and 60 minutes.
The lamp comes with a lovely kitty face made by a washable soft silicone to maintain cleanness. The remote control that can be used within 26ft to choose colors or mode makes this item a plus for me. This model can also add brilliance to your home décor and a gift for your loved ones.
ANGTUO Night Light LED Mushroom Lamp Silicone
The unit can emit as many as 1flashing colors and are stable and bright enough for you to see clearly and still sleep well. This makes it one of the best night light colors. In addition to this, it has a remote controller which batteries can be changed.
Crazywan Kids Small Night Light
The Crazywan Kids Small Night Light will help you find your way at night. This unit is convenient for the users because of its small and not too bright light coming out of it. Apart from this, the lamp is really environmental friendly with the Covenov night light feature.
The source of power is such an important factor when selecting a suitable night light. A battery powered lamp is ideal for users who may not have power outlets in their homes. Otherwise, check the length of the cord of the night light in mind. This is for the reason that some come with a short length cord that may prove useless if your power outlet is further from your ideal place of placing.
Knog Blinder Mob V Kid Grid
Some cyclists prefer silicone-strap mounts, which can be simpler to attach to, and remove from, the seatpost. If that’s important to you, the Knog Blinder Mob V Kid Grid is a great choice. This thin, ruby-red taillight projects up to 4lumens—more than sufficient for most city riders—at a 45-degree angle that extends down the road while casting a wide beam around the rear wheel. However, this light is more expensive on a per-lumen basis than our top taillight pick and has a shorter battery life. Also, the small mounting latch can be tough to manipulate with gloved hands.
Cygolite Streak 450 and Hotshot 50 SL
For less than the usual price of our top headlight pick, you can knock out both your front and rear light needs with the Cygolite Streak 450 and Hotshot 50 SL set. While this pairing of a 450-lumen headlight and a 50-lumen taillight doesn’t offer the battery life or illumination of our top picks in either category, it accomplishes enough for the rider who sticks to streetlamp-lit streets or has a short commute. The batteries are advertised to run 100 and 200 hours, respectively, but those numbers apply only if you run the lights on their absolute lowest power modes, which aren’t adequate to light your way or signal your location to cars—we recommend sticking with the higher settings.
In addition to using lights, ride in protected bike lanes when they’re available to you, and ride defensively when they’re not.
No matter what kind of light you’re shopping for, stressed Barb Chamberlain, you should be aware of what they can’t accomplish—namely, they can’t guarantee your safety.
So in addition to using lights, ride in protected bike lanes when they’re available to you, and ride defensively when they’re not. The experts I spoke with also suggested wearing fluorescent gear during the day and reflective gear at night.
When you wake up and realize you A) forgot to charge your light and B) it’s nearly time to leave for work, you need a light that can juice up quickly enough to get you on your bike instead of the bus. Headlights tend to need between two and six hours to charge fully; I eliminated those that required five or more hours to reach a full charge. Rear lights usually take anywhere from 90 minutes to five hours to charge; most people charge their rear lights less often than they do their headlights, so I didn’t think that a long charging time was as much of a dealbreaker for that category.
One mistake many cyclists make when equipping themselves with “be seen” lighting is neglecting side visibility, experts told us. To boost rider visibility from all directions, some manufacturers have been adding cutout side windows, amber side lighting, or lenses that wrap around the sides of the light. The majority of the lights I chose to test offered one or both of these features.
Number of modes
Plenty of companies advertise their mode-packed lights as a way for you to set your beams how you want them—but they fail to include enough information to help you make that decision, especially for rear lights. If your light has 1different flashing modes, for instance, the difficulty of finding the exact mode you need at any given moment may well outweigh the relief of having just that right mode. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find a cyclist who feels like they could make an educated choice between a pattern with three-second intervals at 50 lumens, and a pattern with two-second intervals at 40 lumens. Also, if you need to switch quickly between modes—say, you see oncoming traffic and need to adjust your lights so you don’t blind anyone—you definitely don’t want to take a long time to find the right mode.
With this in mind, I eliminated lights with more than seven modes if they required you to run through all of them in one cycle, as well as lights with more than modes if they had two separate mode menus.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your night lights wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of night lights
- №1 — Eufy Lumi Plug-In Night Light
- №2 — Sycees TL-LSNL-6P 0.5W Plug-in LED Night Light Lamp with Dusk to Dawn Sensor
- №3 — Maxxima MLN-10 LED Night Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor