From: OhioGuy on
I'm looking for an LED night light. All I've been able to find so far are
el cheapo ones that either use a single LED, aren't diffused properly, or
don't produce enough lumens that my wife will let me get away with using it.

I've tried a number of alternative technologies over the past few years -
electrolumenscent, compact fluorescent, but she has trouble seeing at night,
and says none of them make enough light. Right now we're using a 7 watt
incandescent night light that makes perhaps 40 lumens of light, and she says
it is barely enough.


Therefore, I'm looking for an LED nightlight that is well diffused (not
directional - I don't want a 'laser' type dot on the ceiling)& which makes
80+ lumens of light for our bathroom. I've looked at some at local
supermarkets and such, but they don't say how many lumens. My experience is
that if it has a single LED or doesn't mention the lumen output, it just
won't be bright enough for my wife, who seems to lack the ability to see
well in low light situations.

I don't care if it uses 2 or 3 watts - I just need a decent amount of
light output that isn't directional.

I've spent over an hour searching online, and haven't been able to find
what I need. I find loads and loads of night lights with 20-30 or so lumens
of output, and which use less than a watt of power. I've tried those
before, and they just end up in a box in the basement, because my wife says
they are not up to par.


Help!


From: Dennis on
On Sat, 6 Sep 2008 10:28:36 -0400, "OhioGuy" <none(a)none.net> wrote:

> I don't care if it uses 2 or 3 watts - I just need a decent amount of
>light output that isn't directional.
>
> I've spent over an hour searching online, and haven't been able to find
>what I need. I find loads and loads of night lights with 20-30 or so lumens
>of output, and which use less than a watt of power. I've tried those
>before, and they just end up in a box in the basement, because my wife says
>they are not up to par.
>
>
> Help!

Why not take four of those lights out of the box in the basement and
run them all on a power strip or extension outlet?


Dennis (evil)
--
An inherent weakness of a pure democracy is that half
the voters are below average intelligence.
From: George on
Dennis wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Sep 2008 10:28:36 -0400, "OhioGuy" <none(a)none.net> wrote:
>
>> I don't care if it uses 2 or 3 watts - I just need a decent amount of
>> light output that isn't directional.
>>
>> I've spent over an hour searching online, and haven't been able to find
>> what I need. I find loads and loads of night lights with 20-30 or so lumens
>> of output, and which use less than a watt of power. I've tried those
>> before, and they just end up in a box in the basement, because my wife says
>> they are not up to par.
>>
>>
>> Help!
>
> Why not take four of those lights out of the box in the basement and
> run them all on a power strip or extension outlet?
>
>
> Dennis (evil)
> --
> An inherent weakness of a pure democracy is that half
> the voters are below average intelligence.

Or haul them up from the basement and plug a bunch of them in throughout
the space instead of using just one.
From: Rod Speed on
OhioGuy <none(a)none.net> wrote:
> I'm looking for an LED night light. All I've been able to find so
> far are el cheapo ones that either use a single LED, aren't diffused
> properly, or don't produce enough lumens that my wife will let me get
> away with using it.
> I've tried a number of alternative technologies over the past few
> years - electrolumenscent, compact fluorescent, but she has trouble
> seeing at night, and says none of them make enough light. Right now
> we're using a 7 watt incandescent night light that makes perhaps 40
> lumens of light, and she says it is barely enough.

The difference in running cost isnt really enough to worry
about if she's got silly ideas about how bright it needs to be.

> Therefore, I'm looking for an LED nightlight that is well diffused
> (not directional - I don't want a 'laser' type dot on the ceiling)&
> which makes 80+ lumens of light for our bathroom. I've looked at
> some at local supermarkets and such, but they don't say how many
> lumens. My experience is that if it has a single LED or doesn't
> mention the lumen output, it just won't be bright enough for my wife,
> who seems to lack the ability to see well in low light situations.

> I don't care if it uses 2 or 3 watts - I just need a decent amount of
> light output that isn't directional.

Then stick with incandescent.

> I've spent over an hour searching online, and haven't been able to
> find what I need. I find loads and loads of night lights with 20-30
> or so lumens of output, and which use less than a watt of power. I've tried those before, and they just end up in a
> box in the
> basement, because my wife says they are not up to par.


From: phil scott on
On Sep 6, 7:28 am, "OhioGuy" <n...(a)none.net> wrote:
>   I'm looking for an LED night light.  All I've been able to find so far are
> el cheapo ones that either use a single LED, aren't diffused properly, or
> don't produce enough lumens that my wife will let me get away with using it.
>
>   I've tried a number of alternative technologies over the past few years -
> electrolumenscent, compact fluorescent, but she has trouble seeing at night,
> and says none of them make enough light.  Right now we're using a 7 watt
> incandescent night light that makes perhaps 40 lumens of light, and she says
> it is barely enough.
>
>   Therefore, I'm looking for an LED nightlight that is well diffused (not
> directional - I don't want a 'laser' type dot on the ceiling)& which makes
> 80+ lumens of light for our bathroom.  I've looked at some at local
> supermarkets and such, but they don't say how many lumens.  My experience is
> that if it has a single LED or doesn't mention the lumen output, it just
> won't be bright enough for my wife, who seems to lack the ability to see
> well in low light situations.
>
>   I don't care if it uses 2 or 3 watts - I just need a decent amount of
> light output that isn't directional.
>
>   I've spent over an hour searching online, and haven't been able to find
> what I need.  I find loads and loads of night lights with 20-30 or so lumens
> of output, and which use less than a watt of power.  I've tried those
> before, and they just end up in a box in the basement, because my wife says
> they are not up to par.
>
>                                                                      Help!

you can get some pretty bright ones on ebay.

Phil scott