Here’s a fun solution for adding a new tweak to your bedroom. How many times have you awoken in the middle of the night to use the facilities or grab a glass of water? How many times have you stubbed your toe on something while zombie-walking around looking for a light switch? How many times have you cursed the light for being so bright once you found? This is typically a common occurrence for most, and Vansky has a solution.
Vansky offers an LED bed light that installs under your bed to help solve this dilemma with. It comes in the form of a 5-foot roll of LED tape, a motion sensor and a wall plug adapter. You install it by using the double-sided tape that it already applied to the back of the string of lights (if you mess up, they also include a small supply of extra tape, which is a nice bonus). Apply it anywhere under the bed you would like and then place or install the sensor just the same.
The LED tape plugs into the sensor on one side and the power cable plugs into the opposite side of the sensor to mae a complete unit. There are no instructions needed really. Once the tape is installed and plugged in, you will want to turn off the lights and walk around your room to make sure the sensor is seeing you and you are happy with how accurate it is. Adjust the location of the sensor however needed until you have obtained what you are looking for. Once you have accomplished that, you have a working light and you are ready to go.
It’s quite effective as it puts out just as much light as the images online or the packaging claim it will, which is great for their rep points. It provides a calm warm light that is more than enough to help guide you around your bed in a dark room. It not only lights up the area around your bed, but most of the floor in the room, making for safe passage as you walk around.
If you pay close attention to any image, you can see that it depicts the light as lighting up one of the sides of your bed versus an equal spread all around. This is because most scenarios force you to install the LED tape under one of the sides and not down the middle of the bed (back to front). This causes one side to light up more than any of the others, which is more than noticeable. If you want equal lighting on both sides of the bed, you would have to get two of these. In just about any scenario though, you wouldn’t have to for lighting purposes since the light (as I mentioned) is bright enough to cover all sides. Motion detection could get tricky from both sides with one light installed though. I am sure experiences may differ depending on the size of your bed or anything you might have thrown under it.
The instructions mention an image showing placement on one of the back legs of the bed, but we found out this wasn’t the best option unless it absolutely cannot see the sheets or blanket on the side of the bed. Else, everytime you move around causing the sheet or blanket to slightly adjust in its hang from the side, it will/could trigger it–which could get annoying quickly. We found it best to lay the sensor flat on the floor pointing up towards the bed and pushed back under the bed about 12-inches. This way your starfish sleeping patterms don’t trigger it in any way.
If it does accidently trigger with a false positive at night, it is bright enough to wake you if you are a light sleeper (pun?). This is why we point that out.
A few comments from readers led to us looking into it and found it to be a neat idea. We wound up talking with Vansky about it and running this full story due to their usefulness and living up to their promise.
As a bonus, you could buy more of these and find other purposes for them. They don’t necessarily have to be used under your bed. You can install them under cabinets, dark areas of your garage, storage areas under your stairs and so forth. Be creative and light up those areas in your house where you find yourself seeking light in.
They sell for around $25 (currently) and you can find them at places like Amazon. The build is decent and it feels like it should last you quite a long time. The LED tape is well made and IP65 rated for protection from water or dust. You should be able to splash water all you want on the tape and never have any troubles. You just shouldn’t submerge it.
The perfect solution for a dark room at night or a simply a dark corner of your house that light doesn’t quite make it to. It is bright enough to do its job well and quite easy to set up. Especially great for olderly sleepers who have a more limited eyesight at night. The fact that you are limited only by your own imagination on where you could install one also gives it some bonus points.
*Average price is based on the time this article was published
Led Quantity: 45 Led (5ft)
Output:12V / 0.5A
Sensor accommodation time: 30 sec – 10 min
Waterproof rating: IP65
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