Both of my youngest children have these night lights and we have no problems with them. My daughter has this princess one and my son has a spiderman one.
The princess one is lovely, it is very girly and the main colour is pink . All of the main princesses are featured on the torch along with flowers and images of fairy castles. It is colourful and the detail is good. The base of the torch is a darker pink and is decorated with flowers and swirls.
The light is 2 in 1. The cone is a torch where the light shines out of the bottom, and when it is placed into the base holder it becomes a nightlight as the entire cone lights up.
It is made of strong plastic and measures 16 x 12.5 x 12.5. It is a good size for children to hold although the cone is quite wide near the light end. There is a simple button to light the torch and it is very easy to press.
The light is rechargeable which saves a fortune on batteries! To charge it you must have the torch placed into the base and it must be switched off. It usually takes about 30 minutes to charge and I charge my sons every morning.
I have read some reviews where people have complained about the charging of the light and the strength of it but I can honestly say that I have had no problems with ours. We have had them both for over 2 years and they have charged correctly every time.
As for the strength of the light I have always found it very suitable. My daughter doesn't use the nightlight, only the torch and last winter whenever we had to go out in the evening she would take her torch with her as it was pitch black and we have very few street lamps where we live. The strength of the light was adequate.
My son uses the nightlight at bed time and I usuall switch it on for him when he goes to bed. I find that it is too bright at first so I cover it with a thin piece of cloth and then when I go to bed the glow has usually dimmed so the cloth is no longer needed. He has never woken up and complained that it is too dark as he can always see a faint glow.
I would recommend these lights as I have found them to be very good. They usually retail at around £18-£20 and are for children 18 months and older.
I am now the owner of three Go-Glow lights, 2 Disney Princess and one Night Garden, so my 3 children have one each.
I have found this a really useful little item. The base unit is mains powered and the torch sits on the top. There is an easy to operate (children from about 18 month up would have no problem) push button on the side of the torch to turn it on and off. It gives off a decent amount of light, perfect for late night trips to the bathroom or for checking for monsters under the bed! As a night light I have found it gives off just the right amount of light, a glow that won't keep your child awake, but means that they can still make out objects in the dark. My children all have theirs on as they go to bed and defiitely find them comforting.
The charge capacity on this torch is excellent. I've found it under my daughter's duvet at bedtime, and even though it has been left on all day, it's still shining. You simply put it back on the base unit to re-charge.
It's quite sturdy as our have been thrown and dropped on numerous occassions and all still work fine afterwards. I have seen these priced as high as £30, which to me is too expensive. I've been lucky to get all of ours in the sale and never paid more than £10, so they have been well worth the money.
I have just bought this item for my daughter, she did have the Dora Explorer model, however now she is almost 6, she told me that Dora is for babies, so we gave her Dora one to a friend's little girl and my daughter has chosen the Disney princess design.
This item has been great for my daughter; she stands it on the base every night and turns on the soft glow before she gets into bed. When she is asleep I then go and switch it off.
My friend, (she has a 3 year old daughter) who I gave my daughters Dora design glow light to, cannot thank me enough, she said that when she put the night glow on, it was the first night in a very long time that she has slept through the night without the bedroom light being on.
I think that is also a great item, as older children may feel a little embarrassed about having a 'night light' in their room, therefore because this is called a glow light, and it is a two in one light and torch, its not so babyish as a traditional plug in night light.
The glow torch is a two in one torch which can be a soft glow night light when put on the base, a torch when lifted from the bas.
It is recommended for 3 years and over, however I think that as long as you are sensible with the product, such as keeping it out of reach when on charge and supervised when in use, it can be used with any age.
The glow torch is completely rechargeable, therefore no batteries for a change!
Grab a bargain like I did, these are on a special offer in Smiths Toy Store for £15.99 instead of £21.99
What a cunning gadget for your little ones this is; a torch and night light in one, which is rechargeable and easy for children to use.
This particular model is bound to please little girls with the princess theme and is the one that we own, however these lights are also available in various other children's character guises from "In the Night Garden" to "Thomas the Tank Engine". They cost about £19.99 but are quite often on offer for £5 or so less from argos and amazon.
We bought this light in an effort to improve our child's sleeping, I suspect that this is probably why most parents would be prepared to part with their hard earned cash for this item. The light comes in two parts; there is a base into which the torch/light fits. It is conical shaped and the right size for little hands to hold as a torch, and when place into the base it provides a night light glow that is of just the right brightness.
The light is safe for children as you do not need to leave it plugged in, once charged the unit is stand along, and lasts a fair time as the bulb is an LED low voltage one. It lasts longest in night light mode - you place the light into the base and press the button to activate this. The instructions say 20 hours, I would say this is a conservative estimate, we find we can charge it about every other night and it stays on all night.
When we bought the light it did come in the usual annoying packaging (note to manufacturers - that annoying wire, why?) and required a 16 hour charge. We have owned it a couple of years now and whilst it did not magically fix all the sleep issues we had it does seem to be quite good at banishing some of the monsters that have plagued my 4 year old, and she is quite happy to lift the light and use it as a torch for night time toilet trips.
I would say that you could put this next to your child's bed quite safely from the age of just over 1. In daily use there is no sign of the unit failing, I have heard from a friend who had a problem with the base unit that customer service from this company was very good and they replaced her base unit quite happily.
This is not the cheapest of items for what it is, however we are pretty pleased with it overall and no doubt will buying another one for our other child in due course.
If your child is at that age where they are scared of the dark this light is definately one to consider.
My four year old daughter has always been a terrible sleeper. I have written in another review about driving round the streets with her being unable to stop because if I did she would wake.
I have tried many different methods to help her back to sleep when she wakes and most have failed but by the time she was a year old I was only getting up about two or three times a night and felt that this was progress!
As she has grown older her sleeping has improved even though she does insist on getting up at 6am or 5am during the summer months. The only problem we still had was that she would wake constantly in the night screaming or crying and we would not be able to comfort her. This could happen once a week or on a bad night four or five times. Some nights she would not scream but just stand by my bed until I was woken by her presence! On other nights we would find her standing in the hallway snivelling and sobbing. Out of desperation I spoke with my Health Visitor and Doctor and they both advised me that she was suffering from night terrors! They said it was very common and she would grow out of it but the best thing for me to do was to wake her before I went to bed to disrupt the sleeping pattern she was in. I tried this but although it would work that night if I forgot or didn't have the heart to wake her we were back to terrified screaming in the early hours.
We did invest in a small low wattage night light that plugged in to the socket and this seemed to help but I didn't like leaving it plugged in because I was worried that it would catch fire.
Shortly before her fourth birthday I started seeing these Go Glow Lights appearing in places like Woolworth's and Toys R Us priced at about £19.99. I liked the idea that it was a night light but could also be a torch. This is always handy for night time trips to the toilet when you don't want to wake the whole house. The other thing I liked was that it was re-chargeable and so didn't need to be plugged into the mains all night. My daughter had just started to become fascinated with all the Disney Princess things and so I decided to get her the Disney Princess Go Glow Light.
The light is a cone shaped piece of plastic that contains a low watt bulb and this sits into a round base. The on/off switch is on the side of the conical part. The base has a small red light on it that tells you when it is charging and a small hole for the charger. It takes about 16 hours to charge fully but this one charge will last two or three nights if using the night light alone. If you use the torch it will only last for about four hours. When it has run down you simply attach the charger and plug it in. You do have to make sure that the cone is sitting properly in the base or it doesn't charge. I was also really pleased that this didn't need a wire as it meant we didn't have to worry about where the plug was and could just put the night light on a night stand.
We have also recently bought one of these with the Thomas the Tank Engine character on it for my sons bedroom. There are now many different characters available including The Night Garden, Fifi and the Flowertots, Disney Cars, spiderman, High School Musical, Whinnie the Pooh, Dr Who, Hannah Montanna, Roary the Racing Car and Dora the Explorer.
The night light seems to have cured the night terrors and now if she wakes crying it is usually because I have forgotten to charge the light and it has worn down in the night. Before I bought the first Go Glow Light I felt that £19.99 was a bit expensive but as I am now able to get a decent nights sleep to me they are priceless!
I would recommend these little nightlights to anyone with younger children who have sleeping issues or who just want something attractive to decorate their rooms. There are so many characters available that they would be suitable for any child. My children love making dens and playing with these lights when they turn all the lights off at night.
I wouldn't be without ours.
Lift the cone section from the base and the night light instantly becomes a torch. To recharge, simple place the torch back in the base. Plug in transformer allows the unit to fully recharge.