While adults may be cursing over the inconvenience of the next load shedding session, kids are also being affected by the dark. This can be a big challenge when your bedside light is off and the monsters under the bed feel closer than ever. But because Sustainable.co.za wants to help all South Africans live in the light, they’ve got a host of fun, child-friendly toys and lights to help our little ones deal with the dark.
1. Pink Solar Lamp – R185.00
The nifty pink solar lamps light up automatically in the dark, leaving no bedroom pitch black. Simply leave your solar jar on your window sill, or in a sunny area, for the solar cell to recharge the battery. This will provide power for the LED lamp at night. In frosted pink or white, the lamp provides a bright light that’s watertight with no visible switches, perfect for curious hands. (There is an override switch inside the lid if you would like to turn it off.)
The Little Sun solar lights combine beautiful design with exceptional engineering. Featuring 2 light levels, leave the Little Suns outside for 5 hours to produce 10 hours of soft light or 4 hours of bright light. Pack them in overnight bags for easy use while away from home.
3. I Love You Sun Jars – R246.00
I Love You Sun Jars are a cute and comforting way to keep light at your child’s bedside. Hand painted with hearts, swirls, lady bugs and “I love you”, this light will help your children feel guarded and safe while providing a gentle, soft light for the room.
While the traditional jam jar solar lights are incredibly popular, some moms have concerns about their kids accidentally knocking them over in the night time. The Japanese styled chochin solar lights are made of plastic, provide a warm white light and are durable.
You can even add a touch of light fun to bath time with the classic Light Up Pals. Use these super bright, fun, floating toys which are waterproof and can be used in the bath, pool or even dry as a bedside light.