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Disney Cars Glitter Lamp
Member Name: DavyMichelle
Disney Cars Glitter Lamp
Advantages: Effective, Well Made, Reasonably Priced
Disadvantages: Bit Small, Can't Be Used as a Lamp
The Disney Cars Glitter Lamp is another new feature in the grandson's newly decorate Cars themed bedroom. It first came to my attention when I spotted it online, but I didn't buy it because it had some very poor reviews. Apparently it was 'tiny' and a waste of money. However, I then spotted it in Homebase, and took an instant shine to it.
It is small yes, in fact it's so small it'll fit easily into a young child's hand. But isn't that point of this novelty light?! To be held easily by the small child for which it is intended? Yes it looks tiny to me, but if I was only a few feet tall, I'd be perfectly content with the size of it - as the grandson was the minute he first saw it.
When you shake this lamp up, glitter falls inside it in the same fashion as it would do in a snow globe. A few coloured lights flash at the same time as well, which illuminate the whole of the lamp area. I was actually really pleased with the multi-coloured lights, as it gives the product that tiny bit of additional depth that it needs. The lights are all very bright as far as watching a light show goes, though this isn't strong enough or long-lasting enough to use an actual lamp.
Each time you shake up this lamp, the lights dance around for a couple of minutes. Then as the glitter settles, the lights automatically stop. I think this is a bonus as it's obviously been aimed at very young children, and you wouldn't want them leaving it on and then touching a hot outer casing. Perhaps they could have built a torch into the base though and upped the price slightly in line with that?
This isn't designed to be a lamp, though perhaps the name it's been given is a little misleading over that! It's designed to be a toy for fun in the dark, and it's brilliant for that purpose. It's a little pricy at £5.99, but I don't feel cheated having paid that at all. Especially since it gives the grandson so much pleasure. It's easy to use, fun to watch, a convenient size for little hands and it features bright lights in different colours too. Worth buying for children who like to watch light shows above anyone else.
Summary: Highly Recommended