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What do you use as nightight « on: June 06, 2020, 01:48:13 AM » Author: Binarix128
What kind of nightlight do you use? Incandescent, fluorescent, neon, LED?

I prefer incandescents, spetially halogen since some incandescents hums at low levels of the dimmer.

I like incandescent since is the most similar to a candle, with a smooth CRI and a low level of blue light, wich helps a little to sleep. Fluorescent ones are a bit spiky in spectrum to my taste, and LED emmites huge amounts of blue light wich affects the sleep and can even be harmful. Red LED can be ok, but I don't like the effect much.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 02:04:45 AM » Author: AngryHorse
I have a dark landing at night, and quite a steep immediate drop down the stairs, (even during the day), so I run a little 2 watt LED filament candle lamp 24/7 all year round, along with the main light, in a small recessed can type fitting.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 04:23:21 AM » Author: sol
I'm using mostly red C7 incandescent, of which I stock up at Christmas time. I have a couple of colour changing LED that can be manually set to any given colour, so I set them at red.

In the basement, I have a PL9 quad tube running 24/7 although I am pondering getting some GE spec fill lamps instead (for F8W strip).

At church, I use about 4xF15T8 scattered in the building. They also run 24/7.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 05:25:24 AM » Author: sox35
We have an 8W T5 emergency light in the hall above the front door, and the power-on indicator in it is more than enough to see by in the night on the way to the loo  LOL

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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 09:34:18 AM » Author: Cole D.
We have a clear ship night light with blue LED in the hallway that runs all the time. In my bathroom, I have 4W clear incandescent night light with switch that I use late at night or in early morning.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 09:44:35 AM » Author: dor123
I've an orange LED nightlight that is connected to a timer switch near my bed: https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-164088
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 10:20:08 AM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nothing special, but I have one of those theater style LED night lights with a warm white LED. I cut out the photocell as it just shorts the thing rather than actually turning it off. I just plug and un-plug it when needed. I have no intentions of upgrading it until it fails.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #7 on: June 06, 2020, 12:20:22 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
My bedroom 'nightlight' is a string of green LED Christmas lights.
bathroom is a warm-white LED nightlight.
hall is a couple strings of white LED Christmas lights.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #8 on: June 06, 2020, 03:53:33 PM » Author: Binarix128
What type of nightlight do you use for sleep in your room? I use a 28w halogen with dimmer, and I normally set it to minimum.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #9 on: June 06, 2020, 05:44:43 PM » Author: Cole D.
I don't use any night light in my room when sleeping, light in the room bothers me. Sometimes if I stay up later, I have one of those swiveling LED night lights that I plug in. It has a built in photocell, so have to unplug it when I'm done.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #10 on: June 06, 2020, 11:08:00 PM » Author: Medved
I use a small capacitor (about 33nF/X2) parallel to the switch in the restroom and kitchen (because I sometimes need some water at night). When the switch is off, it still feeds the LEDs by about 100mW, enough for nighttime use.
But you have to experiment, which LED works well with that (most SMPS based LED ballast are just flickering on that, so a filament LED has a good chance to work well, as those generally use some form of a linear CCR).
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #11 on: June 07, 2020, 12:52:01 AM » Author: Binarix128
I really don't use nightlights at rooms, since I carry a camping LED light with a decent output when I need to go to the bathroom, and when I need water I just fill a bottle with water for the night. Using an LED filament is the best to see in the night what are you doing, while single LED diodes are good for see where are the light switches, but there are switches with a phosphorescent material that charges up when there is light and glows in the night. You can get few phosphorescent objets and place where you need light, or just buy a portable lamp like me.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #12 on: June 07, 2020, 01:52:56 AM » Author: monkeyface
In my bath I have a vintage “Cerberus” tubular Neon with Mercury indicator bulb with mesh cathodes in a E14 lampholder pluged into the wall socket. I like how the orange Neon discharge is mixed with blue hue of the mercury.
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #13 on: June 07, 2020, 09:07:59 PM » Author: Meme Pods
My nightlight is a 25w incandescent bulb
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Re: What do you use as nightight « Reply #14 on: June 08, 2020, 01:03:27 PM » Author: joseph_125
I have a small LED nightlight in the bathroom and a 7w screw in LED in the hall. The bathroom nightlight uses the integrated PC, the on in the hall is on a timer.

I have some low wattage T5 lights (4-8w) that would be perfect for nightlights but they need to be installed and hardwired.
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