Choose the Right Night Light – A Guide

The LED Battery Operated Night Light can be mounted anywhere with no wiring required.

Any well-designed home has a night light or two installed to provide a safe source of light for the bathroom, kitchen, hallway, or bedroom.  Even outdoor areas can benefit from a night light.  (Ever struggled to find your keys in a bag after coming home late at night?  A motion-sensor activated night light next to the door would fix that problem in an instant).

Night lights placed in the bedroom and bathroom also reduce the risk of falling for older adults.  In fact, doctors are recommending installing night lights in the home as part of a preventive measure.  Check out our blog post for more details.

We offer over 25 different models of night lights, so hopefully this guide will help you figure out which type is right for each room in your home.


First, consider what color of light you prefer. Incandescent lights usually have more of a yellowish tint, while LED night lights are more of a white light.


If you have no free outlet space, you can go with any of the LED battery operated night lights.  These can be mounted anywhere, most can be used indoors or outdoors, and all have a relatively good battery life of over one year.

Of course, there is always the traditional night light that plugs directly into an outlet.

For an in-wall recessed option that seamlessly mounts in a vertical wall box, check out our in-wall night lights.  There are a number of different models so you can choose the style you would like.


This is really a matter of preference.  Are you looking for a light that turns on and stays on all night as soon as dusk hits, or would you prefer to control the on/off switch?  Do you only want the night light to turn on when you’re in the room?  Choose whether motion-activated, dusk-to-dawn-sensor, or manual turn on/off lights are the right night lights for you.

Questions?  Feel free to comment below!

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

5 thoughts to “Choose the Right Night Light – A Guide”

  1. I’m trying to locate a night light that has a rechargable battery feature that will automatically stay on when a power outage occurs. I haven’t been able to find one, do you manufacture a product like this or can direct me to some manufacturer who does?

    Thank you!

  2. James,
    Our LED Night Light with Photocell and Emergency Flashlight is what you’re looking for.

    This night light plugs into the wall. When the power is working, the night light will turn on automatically at dusk and off at dawn. In the event of a power outage, the LED portion of the night light automatically turns on. You can unplug it and use it as a flashlight OR just keep it plugged in the wall. It has a rechargeable battery. Note that LEDs are extremely energy-efficient, so it will be a long time before you ever have to recharge the battery. For this night light, the LED has 60,000 hours of useable life.

    Hope this helps – let me know if you have any more questions!

  3. I need a tiny light that plugs in to the outlets and is only about 1 inch by 1/2 inch.

  4. Thank you but I need a smaller one. If I can’t find one I will be back in touch with you.
    Thank you very much for your effort.

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