07. 23. 2005
Not the nightlights we grew up with
I really wish we had these as a kid. My memory of nightlights were either the floral plastic lampshade variety or the illuminated Virgin Mary statues, which of course, has its own kitchy appeal. But the Star Egg Nightlight reminds me of those glow in the dark solar systems that you stick to your ceiling, without all the work of course. It's abstract and weird and I really want to see one in person! Throw some Pink Floyd on the stereo and you're good to go.
Ok, so I can't figure out how the Baby Zoo Night-Light Rugs work, but they're pretty cool. Does the disk light up only when you place it on the spot in the rug? Is that really practical when you have a kid, kicking and throwing stuff around? Who cares! You can choose from 6 different animal designs and hey, if you lose that light, you still have a cool rug.
The Guardian Portable Nightlight is the most utilitarian and practical of the bunch, but think about how much it makes sense. You unhook it from it's lighted base and you can take the Guardian light with you - to the bathroom, on a midnight snack hunt to the kitchen, or to the hungry crying baby, ready for its feeding session. No jarring lights when you're half asleep - it creates a warm, ambient glow. On a full charge, it also provides light for up to 5 hours if you're ever stuck in a power failure.