If you’re planning to bring your kids trick-or-treating after sundown on All Hallows’ Eve, you’re probably going to take every measure to make it a fun, safe evening. Even though they might be dressed for it, no way do you want your kids to blend into the night like Batman, or slip away unnoticed like Houdini.
Bringing enough light with you on your spooky escapades is probably the smartest safety measure you can take this Halloween. A few portable lights will make sure you and yours can see and will be seen on the night in question. You’ve got a ton of different choices here, ranging from basic flashlights to lights you can integrate into your costume. Let’s explore a few:
1. LED Armbands
One of your sleekest options, this glowing red armband, can be the perfect finishing touch to a superhero or secret agent ensemble. I bet you could even pass it off as a fancy princess bracelet. What I like about this light is that it’s not at all cumbersome, but it makes you stand out to cars and other passersby.
2. Head Lights
For areas where it’s harder to see, like rural neighborhoods with fewer street lights, outfitting your party with headlamps will help you see and be seen. And if you’re in need of a last minute costume for someone, this light is the ultimate accessory for a gold miner or construction worker.
3. LED Road Flares
Admittedly, a road flare wouldn’t be the first thing I’d think of to help my kids stay safe on the street, but road flares are specifically intended to help you be seen. And get this: they can make some killer costumes. If you have a compact LED road flare, why not temporarily attach it to a cardboard box and let your child be a police car for the night? A baton road flare could make a sweet stand-in light saber.
4. Mini Guide Lights
Even though they’re really intended for use in the home, there’s no reason you can’t give these adhesive minis a night out! Imagine how cool a robot costume could look with little circle pops of LED light…I’m impressed just at the thought of it! Best part: the adhesive is reusable, so you don’t have to feel bad about wasting them on one night of fun. On November 1st, you can start using them to help you find light switches and stairs in the dark.
5. Flashlights and Lanterns
Of course, there’s always the tried-and-true flashlight, perfect no matter what costume you’re wearing. It always comes in handy to have an ultra bright light source you can point to where you need to see. If you want an even brighter directional light to take out with you this Halloween, the 19 LED Wind ‘n Go Vers-A-Light gives you a massive amount of lumens to work with.
Have a safe and spooky holiday! If you’re looking for some unexpected décor ideas, check out our ghoulish post from earlier this week on how to decorate with light for Halloween.