Playing, reading, doing homework, drawing, painting and even jumping! So many actions connect a kid to his room, sleeping is definitely not the only one.
Like the rest of the house, your kid’s room also needs proper lighting. The lighting is needed not merely to light up the place, but to aid your kid’s sight extra carefully. It is more important to buy the right lights first, more than positioning the lights in the right place.
Why “special” lights?
Kids need special lights. There are more reasons than one to convince you in this regard. First and foremost is safety. Electricity is very dangerous; it may turn lethal in some cases. It is best to keep the kids away from electricity but sometimes you can’t do without it. In such cases it is wise to choose lamps which are specially designed keeping kids’ safety in mind.
Next comes eyesight. Most kids these days are inflicted with poor eyesight. A major reason behind this is poor lighting. Parents fail to pay heed to lighting while designing their kid’s room.
There must be separate lights for the study area and the play area. Both require varying intensities of light hence, the need for specially designed lights. Ceiling lights, wall lamps, hanging lamps…, the needs are as numerous as the choices.
Lights also need to be shock proof so that even if your child accidentally touches a light switch with wet hands, s/he does not get an electric shock. Kids and mistakes are inseparable. As long as they are kids, they will make mistakes. It is the duty of parents to protect them from any kind of mishap.
Kids love to throw things around. They love to break things and in their (mis)adventures, the lights become soft targets! It is therefore necessary to choose lights that are not fragile and have an outer cover made of strong unbreakable material.
Where to place the lights?
The rule of the thumb says: place the lights in a place out of reach of the children.
Ceiling lights are a must as they lit up the entire room. Wall lights are needed when you want to focus on the light onto something. Table lamps are indispensable. Be it reading, drawing, studying or doing homework table lamps are always very important for the kid.
These days specially designed and theme based lights for kids are available. Lights in the shape of different animals and cartoon characters are wonderful additions. They come in bright colors and are extremely innovative and beautiful. Lights to match every theme are available. Lights in every shape and form you can imagine are available like from sun to the moon, flowers, boats, footballs and fairies.
Some lights to lighten up your kid’s life
You can find furniture stores full of those playful and bright kids lights. Some hot picks are:
• Clock lamps: this is a cute combination of lamp and clock. Available in teal, pink and green this table lamp sees to it that your kid remains bright and punctual!
• The Sport desk lamp comes with soccer, football baseball balls with a baseball bat. This is a great way to get your child interested into sports.
Get the lights and brighten up your child’s life!