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A few years ago, my daughter was going through a bit of a Hello Kitty phase, so for christmas 2011 I got her a Hello Kitty mood lamp, which I think was around £8 in Asda at the time (not including the 3 AA batteries needed to power it).
Not only did it cater to her tastes, but I was hoping it would get her out of the habit of sleeping with the light on - we'd done various things to encourage her to turn her bedroom light off at night, but she simply could not sleep in darkness at that age.
Installing the batteries in the lamp is easy - provided you have the correct size screwdriver to hand, as they are secured in a childproof compartment. This can also be powered with an AC adaptor, although this wasn't included with the package. The design of the lamp is a simple Hello Kitty design - she stands in a pretty pink dress, with a pink bow, looking very sweet.
The lamp is operated through an on/off switch on the base. It's only a small pull across switch, which might prove fiddly for younger users but wasn't too problematic for my daughter who was 8 at the time. Once on, it gently cycles through a range of colours - no sudden changes, just one colour seeming to seamlessly blend into another. It doesn't give off enough light to be useful as any kind of reading light, or even really to see where you are going in a darkened room, but it does stand out in a room that is otherwise dark, and for my daughter at least seemed to provide a comforting and reassuring presence that made the darkness less total.
My daughter used this regularly, and did begin to sleep without the main light on, which is great as it means she sleeps more deeply, and of course that our electricity bills are reduced. She used to use it all the time for about the first year, but now only uses it on nights when she needs a little more comfort and reassurance - when she is ill, for example, or when there are loud noises outside in windy weather. The batteries have so far not needed replacing.
Overall, I think this is a cute little lamp that works excellently as a comforting nightlight for children who may be scared of the dark. And of course, for any Hello Kitty fans, it's a great piece of merchandise featuring their favourite character. This is no longer sold in Asda, but can be picked up on Ebay for less than a tenner quite easily.
My Daughter is made on Hello Kitty and was desperate for a mood lamp for Christmas so Father Christmas very kindly obliged and one very Happy little Girl recieved a Mood Lamp!
What is it?
This lamp is built in the shape of Hello Kitty and changes changes colours every couple of seconds it gives a soft light light enough to see by but not enough to be kept awake! The light is powered by a Led bulb and is supposed to last 50,000 hours which seems an awful lot indeed if you had it on every night for 12 hours it would last over 10 years! I am also impressed that the light remiains cool to the touch so I am happy for my 6 year old to operate this by herself.
Cost and stockist
You can get this lamp from Amazon www.amazon.co.uk and it will cost you £13.99 or from Argos where the Mini lamp will cost £9.99 however this is very small at 9.5 cm tall and the large will cost you £14.99 and is 20 cm high by 15cm wide, I purchased mine from B&M bargains and got the large one for £8.99 a bargain!
The lamp is powered by battery and will require 3 AAA batteries which of course are not included I purchased extra long life super batteries and my daughter has had hers on every night since she recieved it and the batteries are still going strong.
I would recomend this lamp it really has changed bedtime in our house my eldest who would be reluctant to go to bed is desperate to go up to bed becasue as soon as her younger sister goes to sleep she can turn her lamp on and snuggle down with her book and of course the room isnt as scary because it isnt so dark.
This is a very good lamp as it is very safe for children to use no wires required it of course appeals to Hello Kitty fans and for what it is I think it is good value although I would say that the smaller one is really not good value in my opinion a great buy for Hello Kitty fans and a brilliant tool in parents bedtime weaponary!
So, for Christmas last year my boyfriend went crazy on buying me hello kitty products, I only received hello kitty items from him and this was one of them. You can get them from a number of places I know mine was from Asda for £8 you can also get these from Amazon and from Ebay. The price does vary depending where you buy this from, this comes in a rectangle box and inside it doesn't really have any safety packaging, the lamp is just placed inside the box and this is it. on the box their is the instructions for the use of this mood lamp.
This is intended for children, when they're scared of the dark and just want something to take the edge off a little bit, this is only small roughly 6 inches tall and around 4 inches wide, so this is quite small, it is made of plastic and is hollow except for the workings such as the bulbs in the bottom. this is extremely light weight, there is nothing to it at all so it's light enough for a child to move around their room if they want it somewhere else. to me, this is very cheaply made, that sort of plastic you think will break as soon as you touch it, but it is quite sturdy, I have dropped mine and dropped so many things on it and it still works fine.
To me this isn't really much of a lamp, it doesn't project the light at all, it's more of just a glowing kitty it flashes several colours, red, blue, purple and green, it doesn't stay on one colour it slowly fades into the next colour and so on, mines isn't plugged in and doesn't take batteries, all you have to do is to leave it in the light and this charges it up, I'm not sure how but it does, this also only has one feature on it and that is the on/ off switch on the bottom of the kitty.
This would be great for kids that are trying to get out of the habit of scared of the dark, and perfect for any hello kitty lover like myself, I have mine beside my bed when I'm trying to read but I don't want my light on, this does project enough light to see well enough to read so this is fine by me