The bedrooms of children have always provided a kind of sabbatical for horror story/fairy tale aggressors, so it shouldn't be surprising that someone finally manufactures a night light designed to legitimize children's fears; enter the Blue Moon Night Light. For $29.95 it comes rigged with "14 super bright LEDs" and will make it appear as though your mattress is slightly radioactive. Well, then! I wonder what an all-child focus group would have to say about this product; it seems to me the worst thing about the monster-under-your-bed scenarios was that you were powerless to detect the beasts' presence or approach, and the best thing about night lights was that they were clearly benevolent (or at least benign) and clearly plugged into the wall...I'm not sure a paroling illumination would be so welcome if it were coming from beneath my bed. Anybody else?
Another take on night lights...
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June 27, 2007 - 06:07am